"To be an artist is to believe in life"
- Henry Moore

April 2013

Congratulations to Joel Spector for being awarded a “Certificate of Excellence” for his painting “Portrait of Charles Gehm”! Please hold the date, Sunday, June 9, 2013 for a brunch reception for ALLI instructors and students here in the gallery from 11 am – 1pm. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and sharing with you about how we can work together to build an even better Art League of Long Island.

Acura of Huntington at 359 W. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington is partnering with ALLI as a new sponsor. And, ALLI is presenting an art exhibition from April 25 through May 31. The reception is April 25 from 5pm – 8pm. All are invited. Please stop by anytime from April 25 to May 31.

Franklin Hill Perrell will present a lecture on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 7 – 9pm, “Picasso and His Women”. This event will be a fundraiser for the Art League! Acura of Huntington is the event sponsor. Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for non members. Reserve early, seating is limited.

We are actively looking for sponsors to support our 2013/ 2014 gallery exhibitions, Art in the Park, Art After Dark and the Holiday Fine Arts and Craft show. If you have any business or corporate contacts on Long Island, I would be happy to reach out to them. We have a great story to tell about the Art League of Long Island. The time is now to reach out to our business, corporate and professional communities to ask for their support. Please call me at 631.462.5400 or e mail me at

If you have received recognition for your artwork or other accomplishments and you are willing to share, I would be happy to mention it in the next Director’s Corner.

"Art Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life"
- Pablo Picasso

March 2013

Please join me in congratulating our own Zach Krugman in recognizing the outstanding work he does at the Art League. Zach is now the Chief Preparator. As Chief Preparator, Zach performs a vital function at the Art League by ensuring all exhibits are displayed in the gallery in an artistic and professional manner. Zach oversees everything from the moment a work of art arrives at the Art League, is properly displayed, maintained, and un-installed. Zach makes sure that not only is the gallery in pristine condition, he oversees the entire building and grounds to ensure they are properly maintained. Off-premises, Zach also makes sure our Fine Arts & Crafts Fairs go off without a hitch, from pitching tents, to handling the wiring, and making sure everything runs smoothly for the vendors…not an easy task.

Thank you Zach for the talent & special skills you bring to the Art League.