After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Art League of Long Island is proud to be hosting its 65th Annual Members’ Exhibition in Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery
Artists from all walks of life, those just beginning their journey into the visual arts and established exhibiting artists, have put their best foot forward exhibiting their artwork in mediums such as painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, glass art, wood, graphic art, and more. Due to the large number of works, the exhibit is shown in two parts. Part One (artist last names A-L) exhibits February 19 through March 11 and Part Two (artist last names M-Z) exhibits March 19 through April 8. Artists’ receptions and awards presentations are scheduled for Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 26 respectively.
Gallery Talk with Exhibition Juror Mary Cantone is Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm!
Part Two News:
The reception for the Members Part II exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 from 1:00-3:00.
Exhibiting Members, Friends and Family of members will follow the schedule below. Those members with last names from:
M through N: 1:00
O through G: 1:45
T through Z: 2:30
Masks are not required but are encouraged. There will be no food or drink served.
Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe. We all look forward to putting these pandemic precautions behind us soon!
Friends and family are also welcome to visit the exhibition during the Art League’s regularly scheduled open hours: Tues & Thurs 10 – 8, Fri & Sat 10 – 3
Exhibition Juror Mary Cantone of the William Ris Gallery has selected the following six artists to receive awards of excellence and honorable mentions:
Awards of Excellence: Margaret Minardi, “Jeanette”, Solar Plate Etching; Mary Peppard, “Dinghies at the Dock”, Watercolor; Pamela Waldroup, “Cypress Knee Dissected”, Digital Photograph
Honorable Mentions: Janette Simms, “Ghost Mountain”, Oil Painting; John Taylor, “Feeding Goose”, Pastel; Steven Vando, “The Coming of Boreas”, Watercolor
Part One News:
The reception for the Members Part I exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, February 26. Friends and family are welcome, however, Covid-19 remains an issue. We will not be serving refreshments, masks will continue to be required, and will follow the schedule below. Those members with last names from:
A through C: 12:00-1:00
D through G: 1:00-2:00
H through L: 2:00-3:00
Exhibition Juror Mary Cantone has selected the following six artists to receive awards of excellence and honorable mentions:
Awards of Excellence: Diana Aliberti, “Apples and Pomegranates”, Watercolor; Andrea M. Gordon, “Orchid Couple”, Digital Photograph; Lucy Karwoski, “Into Another Galaxy”, Intaglio Print
Honorable Mentions: Caryn Coville, “Fairy Tale Rose”, Colored Pencil on Pastel Mat; Rachel Dove, “Haven Pit Fired Stoneware”, Cotton Cord, Dyed Raffia Palm; Gia Horton, “Reflections in Blue”, Oil Paint
About the Juror:
Mary Cantone recently opened William Ris East in Jamesport, New York on Long Island’s North Shore to continue the traditions of William Ris Gallery. Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to enhance, with passion, the fine arts. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibilities for mixing mediums, styles and colors.
In 1966, Barbara Starr Schreckengaust and her son William Ris Schreckengaust opened the Camp Hill Gallery and Academy of Art in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. the gallery which was renamed in Bill’s honor following his death in 1970.
In 1971, the gallery opened its second location in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. The gallery’s stable of artists, while still growing, has a dedicated following that is renowned and recognized nationally. Today, the gallery is owned by Mary Cantone, the beloved daughter of Barbara and sister of Bill.
In keeping with their collective shared vision, Mary recently opened William Ris East in Jamesport, New York on Long Island’s North Shore to continue the traditions of William Ris Gallery.
“Art! It enhances my life. Art boosts my spirits, it inspires my thinking while mirroring and prompting my memories. I am committed to searching out styles ranging from uber realistic to abstract expressionism, all which excite and challenge my comfort zone. Art offers endless possibilities. Join me!” — Mary Cantone