The Holidays are here, the end of the year draws near. 2014 was a hubbub of activity, with a full schedule of special activities and events. We promise much more to come in 2015.
The Art League’s 51st Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair held on December 6 & 7 brought out many discerning shoppers looking for that perfect gift. There were plenty of smiling faces and full shopping bags at this well attended event. Congratulations to the Fair’s award winners: Best in Show winner Chloe Wang of Chloe Fine Art, Award of Excellence winner Margie and Bill Lombard of M & B Jewelry Inc., and Honorable Mentions Justin Cavagnaro (Burning Both Ends), Barbara Federmann of Soul Vessel Designs, and Chris Zec of Chris Zec Photography.
Congratulations also go to the winners of the Members’ Exhibition: Award of Excellence winners Stan Mehlman, Ray Rothaug, Janice Tozzo, Kathleen Ullman, Holly Black, William A. Dodge, Linda Funk, Harold Gubnitsky; Honorable Mention winners Patricia Russac, Jeanne Murphy, Liz Jorg Masi, Sally Shore, Neil S. Stein, Anthony Bacarella, Jeanette Dick, Greg Dorata, Susan Gowens, Maxine Jurow, and Estelle Zarowin. These 19 artists were selected from among more than 200 works by guest juror Lisa Chalif, curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art. Part Two is on exhibit through January 4.
The Art League was host to the first annual Inbeon Con on December 13. Kudos to Art League instructor Eric Hutchison for organizing this exciting event. Costumed characters mingled with kids of all ages from from little tykes to the grown-up kind. A fun day was had by all!
The first of a series of monthly lecture series will be happening in January, exact date to be determined. The lecture is titled “What Every Artist Should Know: Art Licensing Business & Copyright Protection in the Digital Age”. Art League Board Member and Creative Director Anahi DeCanio will share her knowledge based on her years of professional experience with art licensing and branding. Art League Advisory Council member and attorney Lisa Renee Pomerantz will cap off the lecture with advice based on her extensive expertise in Intellectual Property rights.
In keeping with the Holiday spirit, please remember friends and family with the gift of art. Pick a specific class, workshop, membership, or a gift certificate towards any class of their choosing. Works of art make a perfect gift – peruse the Members’ Exhibition on view in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery and purchase a lovely painting, sculpture, ceramic, or jewelry item.
At this time of the year as many of you are deciding on your charitable giving plans, please consider sponsoring the many activities and programs the Art League offers throughout the year!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, holiday season,
Executive Director, Art League of Long Island