"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

May 2015

The Art League is expanding its palette – we are going green! We’ve been hard at work publishing our very first virtual class catalog. With a simple click to the catalog you can register for your preferred class right off the page. Browse the spring catalog for upcoming classes starting now through the end of June. (Click here to see the virtual catalog.) If you have any questions or comments we’d appreciate your feedback!

Elizabeth Kisseleff, the Art League’s new Program Director, has been hard at work establishing a new program for high school students interested in pursuing architectural or fashion design. Starting this summer students can take intensive five-week courses in these lucrative fields of art and design. Read more about it below.

Join us at this Saturday’s Open House, May 16 from 10am to 12pm at the Art League and learn more about the summer programs for ages 5-18 and scholarship opportunity for summer portfolio development students.

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."
- Paul Strand

April 2015

Happy Spring everyone! The month of April brings many things to do at the Art League.

On April 18, join us at the Vanderbilt Parkway Half Hollow Hills Community Library for an “Art Encounter”. Art League instructors and staff will be there with hands-on activities for kids, live demonstrations, and to answer any questions about upcoming summer programs. Also on the 18th, Long Island University Professor and Fulbright Fellow Neill Slaughter will be at the Art League to show some of his work and discuss his experiences while on his fellowship to India. Then on April 25 & 26 we are excited to host the ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP, a highly lauded professional development training workshop developed by the NY Foundation for the Arts. Learn what you need to do to handle the business aspect of being a successful artist. Details are in the April 9 newsletter.

Congratulations to the award winners of the Long Island Artists Exhibition. Many thanks to juror Andrea Wells of Tibor de Nagy Gallery in NYC for taking on the difficult task of selecting these artists from among the many amazing works of art in the gallery. Visit the gallery and see these works for yourself, you will be in awe.

I’m happy to introduce Peter Pitzele as a contributing writer in the Art/Write segments you will find posted online at Peter’s first Art/Write is a very entertaining piece titled “Doug Reina: A Light Touch”.

The trees and the grass aren’t the only thing going green this spring. With the upcoming summer catalog the Art League plans to go green with our new and improved online catalog using the technology employed by the free online magazines. Flip through the pages without licking your thumb, find your class, and register online right off the page. It saves you time and saves the environment at the same time.

The Art League is always trying to improve our place in your lives and in the extended community. I welcome any comments or suggestions to further this goal. Send comments to