Due to the corona virus Clinton G Martin community center
is closed until further notice.

Kevin McEvoy Will Demonstrate a Live Portrait
Friday May 21, 2021 7PM

Join the Art League for another in this season’s virtual demonstrations of fine art. This one is a portrait demonstration by Kevin McEvoy.

“In an age of lockdowns and turmoil,” Kevin writes, “I often hear how people struggle with the meaningless of life, and people will relay to me a certain sense of estrangement between themselves and the world around them. But I would maintain that life is brimming with meaning, and though not entirely knowable, this world is here for me to explore, as metaphor, rich beyond what a thousand lifetimes can absorb. Outside the window of my studio in the dead of winter, the delighted chirp of robins feasting on the bright red berries of a holly tree- this speaks to me. The way that my son’s lower eyelids raise and eclipse his eyes when he is puzzled- this speaks to me. The whimsical corkscrew tail and iridescent color of a Wilson’s Bird of Paradise- this speaks to me.

And if it is so, that this world is brimming with meaning, then art is the way in which nature and I converse, and painting is the conduit whereby these things enter into me, and the means by which I invite others to witness this dialogue. “A man’s power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth and his desire to communicate it without loss.” And so, my many years of training at the oldest active atelier in Europe, the Charles Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy, and my many years of work at the craft of drawing and painting, are merely my attempts to admire, understand, and convey the wonder of the world around me, by the simplest of means.

I look forward to painting a portrait of my son Evan, and to answering viewer’s questions about my painting process.”

For more information about Kevin McEvoy, visit the following links.

www.mcevoyatelier.com – subscription based online platform for learning how to draw and paint
Facebook Kevin McEvoy https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mcevoy.524
Instagram: @KevinMcEvoyArtist


Friday March 26, 2021 7PM

Steve Lampasona Demonstration Art League of Nassau CountyThe Art League welcomes Stave Lampasana for an evening of portrait fine artistry. For this March’s virtual demonstration, Steve will demonstrate in graphite. To see more of Steve’s portraits, visit https://www.lampasona.com/drawings.

Steve has built a reputation as one of Long Island’s most accomplished realist artists. He prides himself in being a builder. Proficient in a variety of mediums, he has done a number of corporate and residential installations combining 2 and 3 dimensional design. He opened his own school in 2013, The Artist’s Studio, located on the grounds of the Muttontown preserve and the Chelsea Mansion in East Norwich, NY.

Steve has been teaching in New York City and Long Island for over 30 years.

He was an adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College and an instructor at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art and the Art League of Long Island. He has exhibited in NYC at O.K.Harris and Gallery Henoch, and is represented by the Capricorn Gallery in Washington DC.

Friday February 26, 7PM

Let us give a hearty ALNC welcome back to pastel master Lana Ballot. Our virtual Zoom demonstration series continues this month, with a return visit by Lana Ballot. In her first visit to ALNC, Lana demonstrated a colorful pastel of a dune. In our Zoom demonstration this month Lana will demonstrate painting a seascape with pastels.

lana ballot seascape“Painting water is never easy,” Lana said, “painting constantly moving water is even more difficult. I’ll show how I create a dynamic composition that makes the waves look more natural, and creates the illusion of movement. I’ll demonstrate the use of different elements of a seascape to create more depth in a painting, giving the composition a more realistic look.”

Lana Ballot is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, living on Long Island, NY. In addition to her local Plein air and studio classes, she travels to teach pastel workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Recently she has been teaching online classes and workshops.




Friday January 22, 7PM

Yana Golikova will demonstrate a pastel portrait via Zoom

We’re off to a smashing start, kicking off our new year with one of the representational art world’s premier practitioners, Yana Golikova. On Friday January 22, we’ll welcome back Yana for a pet portrait demonstration in pastel.

In this year of the pandemic, live in person art demonstrations have been up ended. A practical solution, demonstrations using video technology, have enabled the ALNC and art leagues across the  world to maintain their connection using this vital teaching tool. One upside for ALNC has been to realize demonstrations and workshops with artists across the country. Yana will be joining us from Los Angeles!

Yana specializes in representational oil painting. Her primary subject is still life, but her work also includes figure, portraiture and landscapes. She paints mostly from life and live models. Yana regularly participates in exhibitions and competitions, where her work has garnered awards. Her formal art training is from the Art Students League of NY. She is a member of the American Artists Professional League and the National Art League. Her work can be found in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.

To learn more, visit her website at https://www.yanagolikova.com

Friday October 23, 7PM

Denis Ponsot will demonstrate in watercolor via Zoom

Welcome Denis Ponsot on Friday October 23rd in a Zoom repeat of his acclaimed watercolor demonstrations. Denis has taught students in courses at the School of Visual Arts, the Art League of Long Island in Huntington, the Craft Students League & Kids Club in Manhattan, as well as the Art Guild of Port Washington.

The demonstration will be shown via  Zoom. The room opens at 7 pm for your arrival, the demonstration starts at 7:30.

Please RSVP to Suzanne at smcvetty@artleagueofnc.org by Thursday, October 22nd.  For more information visit https://www.denisponsot.com/about-the-artist-denis-ponsot

Friday September 25, 7PM

Jan Guarino will demonstrate in watercolor via Zoom

watercolor demonstrationOur September virtual demonstrator, Jan Guarino, describes herself as “Watercolor Artist and Teacher”. In bringing Jan to demonstrate her skills in this challenging media, Program Director Linda Shedlock continues the Art League’s mission of bringing the best of our area’s fine artists to the League to share their craft and inspiration. 

The demonstration will be shown via  Zoom. The room opens at 7 pm for your arrival, the demonstration starts at 7:30.

Please RSVP to Suzanne at smcvetty@artleagueofnc.org by Thursday, September 24.  For more information visit https://www.janguarinofineart.com/


Friday February 28, 7PM

Nanette Fluhr will demonstrate a portrait

With two decades of professional experience, Nanette Fluhr has created paintings that hang in private and public collections worldwide, garnering her prestigious recognition. Her Portrait of My Grandfather placed among the top ten winners after consideration of 2,300 entries in the premier competition sponsored by Artist’s Magazine. The following year she again placed among the finalists. In the 99th annual exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she received the esteemed Martin F. Weber Award; in its 100th, her portrait Phyllis was exhibited. The Independent Art Society and the Suburban Art League have honored Nanette with their Awards of Excellence for two consecutive years. The Art Renewal Center placed her as a finalist in its 2010/2011 and 2013/2014 International Salon. In her most recent endeavor, three of Nanette’s paintings have been selected to represent contemporary American realism in a six-city national museum tour of China.

Nanette graduated from Rutgers University in 1987 and then went on to earn her BFA with Honors from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she received the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement. There she met John Frederick Murray, who taught her drawing, painting and picture making skills gleaned from the techniques of the Old Masters. Mr. Murray became her mentor, and under his tutelage she painted museum-quality replicas of works by Rembrandt, Velazquez, Van Dyke, Rubens, Lawrence and LeBrun while she was a registered copyist with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

As a faculty member of the Art League of Long Island, Nanette shares her extensive knowledge of traditional realism with the next generation. In addition, she is a sought after workshop instructor for schools such as the Teaching Studios of Art, where she taught Master Copy and is currently visiting faculty.

In a video produced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring her Master Copies, Nanette discussed her experience as a copyist. She has also been featured in a special Workshop Issue of American Artists Magazine devoted to the benefits of Master Copies.

She lives on Long Island in Dix Hills.

Friday January 24, 7PM

Linda Louis will demonstrate her unique artistic vision

For our 2020 kickoff demonstration, ALNC welcomes Linda Louis, one of Long Island’s premier artistic talents. The following description of Linda’s work, taken from her website, will give you insight into her motivation and artistic accomplishment.

 “Linda Louis’s compulsive devotion to her personal vision has garnered much praise and attention. 

Her work has been handled by three New York City galleries; her art hangs in many private and public collections; she has been featured in the New York Times and as magazine cover art with accompanying stories. 

Ms. Louis was chosen as Featured artist by the National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary.

Linda Louis is driven to make art every day … to explore a theme until ‘all the juice has been squeezed out.’ 

“My world of art represents real or illusory experiences, captured before they slip away,” says the artist. “Then fragments return when I am thinking of something else.” Louis interprets the ephemeral … makes it tangible, perceptible, concrete. Maybe you will re-discover your dreams in her work.”

Linda has a B.A.. from Adelphi University, an M.B.A from Parsons, New School, and studied at the Art Students League in New York City. She has a boundless and lifetime commitment to art.

For more information on Linda, please visit http://lindalouisart.com/about.htm

FRIDAY December 6, 7PM

Holiday Party at Umbertos. 633 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
RSVP check for $30/person to Virginia Edele before November 25

Download pdf of registration form, click here.

FRIDAY October 18, 7PM

Joan Stevens will demonstrate a still Life in oils

We welcome Joan Stevens as our October demonstrator. Joan teaches at The Art Guild in Port Washington and Garden City High School. She was born in Brooklyn and studied fine art at St. John’s University. From there she attended FIT where she majored in illustration. 

Joan has exhibited her work in group and solo shows throughout Long Island. Venues include The National Art League of Douglaston, Art League of Long Island, Elderfield Preserve, Adelphi University, Le Bon Amis Gallery, Martha Clara Vineyard, and iFly Trapeze. Joan paints plein aire whenever possible and is constantly inspired by the beauty of Long Island. 

“Over the past 20 years I have held many jobs,” Joan writes in her online bio. “Each one taught me something different about the art world. From illustrator to art director, from window dresser to photo stylist. I believe as artists we should always be learning and growing, to know ourselves and reveal our experiences through our work.”


FRIDAY September 27, 7PM

Steve Forster will demonstrate a landscape in oils

Steve ForsterThe Art League welcomes an exceptional fine artist, Steve Forster for the kickoff demonstration for our Fall Season.

Steve was born in Boston, MA, but grew up in central Florida. He received his MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. His classical training was at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, where he met his wife, Rebecca. 

 Since 2014, Steve has been Co-Owner, along with his wife Rebecca, of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art (LIAFA) in Glen Cove, NY. He teaches painting at LIAFA. Steve’s landscape and figurative paintings are regularly exhibited in solo and group shows nationally. He is affiliated with Arcadia Contemporary, Hersh Fine Art in Glen Cove, NY, and Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. 

FRIDAY May 31, 7PM

Jane McGraw Teubner, PSA, will demonstrate in pastels

Pastel fine art demonstrationJane McGraw Teubner is a Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America and was a Master Circle Recipient from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is on the Board of Directors of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC and a Resident Artist in the Salmagundi Art Club. She is a founding member of the Long Island Plein Air Painters’ Society.

Jane studied with well known pastel artists Jeff Webb, Frank Federico, Albert Handel, Larry Blovits, Richard McKinley, Elizabeth Mowry and at the Art Students League with Richard Pionk and local pastel artists at the Art League of Long Island.

Jane has won numerous awards at local and national juried shows. 

FRIDAY April 26, 7PM

Nicholas Isabella will demonstrate pointillism

Nicholas Isabella, a long time practitioner of pen and ink Pointallism, will demonstrate his art for the Art League. Nicholas has won numerous awards in this technique.

FRIDAY March 22, 7PM

Edmond Rochat will demonstrate a portrait

Edmond Rochat, one of the most accomplished representational artists of the New York metropolitan area, will demo a portrait for us this March 22nd. 

Discussion Round Table

A discussion group will meet at the rear of the meeting room 1/2 hr. before the demo begins. This month’s topic will be matting and framing. Led by Sandra Fishman, this informal group is your opportunity to pick up pointers from artists who have experience in the topic at hand as well as share your own experiences.





FRIDAY January 18, 7PM

Carl Lubow will demonstrate a portrait

Lets give a hearty ALNC welcome back to an exceptionally talented fine portrature artist, Carl Lubow. Carl will demonstrate a portrait as a drawing or watercolor. 

Please note that this is January’s third Friday. 

Carl Lubow graduated from The School of Visual Arts and studied with Harvey Dinnerstein, Burton Silverman, and Max Ginsburg. Notable among his gallery exhibits was his showing in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, as part of the group show, “A Portrait of a Lady”, which showcased a variety of portraits of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor” 

Carl teaches at the Huntington Art League and Islip Art Museum. He is a frequent demonstrator/teacher and exhibition judge for art leagues in our area. Carl’s demonstrations are noted for their blend of audience engagement and artistic accomplishment. 

FRIDAY September 28, 7PM

Bill Graf will demonstrate in watercolor.

FRIDAY June 1, 2018
7 PM

Marc will lead an evening of interactive travel journaling

The Art League welcomes back Marc Josloff for a hands-on evening of demonstration and participation in travel journaling. Marc, an award winning watercolorist, photographer and teacher, will lead us through the journal- ing process. He will do a demonstration and lead us through an interactive exercise.

Travel journaling can be a rewarding artistic experience. Marc, a long time practitioner of the process, will be offering us tips to solve some of the thorny issues of materials and organization that get in the way of the fun.

Marc and the Art League will be offering a Travel Journaling workshop in the Fall.

Basic Materials to bring are:

• Smallish all-media pad
• Some travel photos
• Watercolor paints (can even be a basic school grade set) and some small sable brushes
• Pencil and eraser
• Very fine permanent black marker
• Paper toweling
• Water cup or container


FRIDAY April 27, 2018
7 PM

Jennifer Gennari, one of the top artists in today’s traditional/realism revival movement will do a demonstration in oils

Jennifer began her career with a degree in illustration from Ringling College of Art + Design. After graduation and two years as an illustrator for Hallmark, she studied for three years at the Florence Academy of Art. She has taught at the National Academy Museum, and now teaches from her studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn, which she has named Studio West.



 FRIDAY March 23, 2018

Dominique Midici will do a demonstration in oils

Our March demonstration marks the return of Dominiqe Medici. We’re fortunate that Dominique, relocated to West Coast, has set aside time for us in between a heavy rotation of  workshops across our region. 

Dominique specializes in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christies Young Artist Exhibition and the Society of Portrait Painters. 

“I love working from life with direct observation because it is tangible and concrete. However, there is something that lies behind the obvious, a sense of mystery and wonder. Whether it is the model in the studio, a stream in woods or a crowded downtown scene, life has a sparkle and shimmer, I love connecting with that and trying to get an expression of it directly in my work. I am always searching for a quality of stillness in my work. There is a profound and serene joy that washes over when the boundary between subject and object is lost. My hope is that my viewers get a sense of this when looking at my work”—Dominique Medici.

Visit https://www.dominiquemedici.com for more information.

FRIDAY February 23, 2018

Howard Rose will do an old demo and critique member’s paintings

Welcome back Howard Rose. This month we’ll be reprising a membership favorite, an evening of oil demonstration and art critique. Howard, a master teacher and ne art painter, will do a short oil demonstration and comment on member’s paintings. He’ll offer his unique insight into how each of the works might be more successful. Join your friends for a entertaining evening of art commentary and humor.

Howard will critique our paintings
and offer valuable insights into making them more successful

Bring in one of your favorite pieces and have Howard offer his informed observations on your work’s design, composition, and execution. How might the piece be more successful in conveyance of its intended message? Howard will give you the insights that he has gained from years of painting, teaching and art criticism.

Howard is a long time friend of the Art League, a veteran of membership demonstrations and numerous workshops. He is well known as an artist, teacher, judge, calligrapher, and leader in our area’s culture of art. He currently teaches at the National Art League in Douglston.

“His loose yet visually clear paintings of local dunes, such as this week’s cover, demonstrate Rose’s keen eye for color, light and composition.” wrote Dan’s Papers. “The artist has a talent for pulling a stunning image out of nearly any scene he encounters—scenes most would overlook as ordinary.”

“Seeing into a scene with a painters’ eye, will isolate the shapes—you will notice if there is an exciting light source, enough value changes and exciting colors to create something special from the ordinary,” Rose points out, adding, “Like in music, arranging the simple 12 notes can create a beautiful piece of music.”




FRIDAY January 26, 2018

Yana Golikova will demonstrate an oil still life painting

OUR 2018 SEASON begins with a brauvra demonstration into still life painting in oils. Yana Golikova, a multi award winning still life artist continues our tradition of bringing new artists to the League to demonstrate their insights, skills, and mastery of their art. Our hearty thank you to Program Chairman Paul Elsen, for his efforts in securing talented teachers in the arts for our demonstrations.

Yana Golikova specializes in representational painting with her primary subject Still Lifes. Her work includes figure, portraits and landscapes. Her formal training is from the Art Students League in New York. Visit www.yanagolikova.com for more information. She is a member of the American Artists Professional League and the National Art League. Her work can be found in numerous private collections. Among her awards are the Joan Tait Scholarship, Art Students League; the Mastery & Artistry Award, International Festival at the High Line Gallery, New York; and the Copper Beech Foundation Award, 36th Annual Open Juried Show.

Come out and join your friends for what promises to be an exciting evening of the best in fine art. Improve your skills and enjoy watching a master develop a beautiful work of art.

 FRIDAY October 27, 2017

Winnie Tsai Will Demonstrate Chinese Brush Painting

Welcome Winnie Tsai, our October demonstrator who will guide us through an exciting evening of Chinese Brush Painting and calligraphy. Winnie’s love for these classic art forms began as a youngster in her native Taiwan. She excelled in the art form and was invited to join various academic painting and calligraphy competitions. Winnie has taught Chinese Calligraphy and painting for many years through private lessons as well as college and adult education programs. Her calligraphy and paintings have been displayed in exhibitions around the world including New York, Europe, Taiwan, and China and have been sought after by private collectors and art galleries. She recently had her solo exhibition on March 16, 2013. Winnie is a multi-dimentional professional. After a career as a graphic designer, she currently works as a language professor at Saint John’s University. Winnie is an award winning pastel artist. She is a member of the Chinese American Calligraphy Association, the American \Association of Chinese Painters and Calligraphers, and a Board Member of the Pastel Society of America.



FRIDAY September 22, 2017

Yuka Imata Will Demonstrate Drawing

Yuka Imata
The Art League is kicking off the fall season with a demonstration in drawing by one of our area’s premier practitioners of the art, Yuka Imata. The examples shown here are just a sampling of the beautiful drawings that Yuka has done. These and the other drawings exhibited on her website, http://www.yukaimata.com, are examples of the emphasis that Yuka places on drawing and the accomplishments she has achieved in that art.

Yuka Imata was born in Sapporo, Japan, and moved to the United States to attend the Massachusetts College of Art, in Boston, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She studied at the Art Students League of New York, in Manhattan, and studied independently in Spain and Italy for nine months through a Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant. Imata has received additional grants and awards from the Salmagundi Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Art Students League of New York, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been shown at the Chelsea Art Museum, the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center, and the Art Students League of New York, all in New York City; the Korean embassy, in Washington, D.C., the Copley Society of Art, in Boston, as well as overseas in Florence, Italy, Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Yokohama in Japan. She has been teaching at the National Academy School in New York City.



Robin Kappy Will Demonstrate Drawing

Drawing tutorialOur May membership meeting will be our last before the summer break. Our guest demonstrator for the meeting will be ROBIN KAPPY, a master of the art of drawing. Join us for an exciting demonstration of that fine art. Robin received her undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design. She began her art career in the 1970s as a commercial artist and illustrator for companies such as McGraw Hill, Bankers Trust, TWA and others. Robin’s teachers include Robert Armetta, David Jon Kassan, Christopher Pugliese, Andy Reiss, Robert Zeller and, currently Richard Piloco at Chelsea Classical Studio.
Working from life, her drawings and paintings have won awards and appeared in numerous venues, including the National Arts Club in New York City, Fishs Eddy Gallery in New York City and 61 Main Gallery in Andes, NY. She has received two honorable mentions in American Artist Drawing Magazine. Her published essays detailing how beauty and the creative process inspire her as an artist and psychotherapist have been very well received. More of her art can be seen on her website. http://robinkappy.blogspot.com


GIRL_FROM_KUMBALGHAR_DETAIL_46616_91136Richard Weinstein will demonstrate in watercolor April 28th at 7pm

“Our guest artist for April is RICHARD WEINSTEIN, doing watercolor. He is an illustration teacher at the High School of Art & Design, and is a pretty fascinating fellow.”
Paul David Elsen, Program Chairman

RICHARD WEINSTEIN fled to New York’s East Village over 20 years ago. In that time, he’s graduated from School of Visual Arts, continued his pursuit of academic studies at the Art Students League of New York and won a grant which was put towards recurring travels throughout Southeast Asia and India. Since then, he’s found himself on an almost monastic path as a painter of portraits, genre scenes, private and public murals, and has even been known to squeeze in a few editorial illustration and storyboard jobs—somehow!
Most recently, Richard spent 2 months in Dehradun, India as a visiting art teacher for the prestigious Doon School. As a muralist, he’s designed, coordinated, and conducted educational workshops for adults and teens working on large-scale, collaborative projects.

For more information visit Richard’s website: http://www.rich-weinstein.com

Swarming Koi Marc JosloffMarc Josloff will demonstrate in watercolor March 24th at 7pm

Welcome back Marc Josloff, one of Long Island’s premier watercolorists. Marc is a notable teacher, demonstrator, workshop leader and mentor to many of us in the ALNC and the National Art League. In 2004 Marc was identified by Watercolor Magic magazine as one of “11 Artists to Watch.” In addition to his paintings, Marc’s photographs have also been decorated with numerous awards including an international award in Canada’s “PhotoLife” magazine.

As a watercolor instructor at the National Art League in Douglaston, NY, Marc has been an inspiration and guiding star. He is a frequent painting and photography workshop leader, as well as giving demos and serving as a judge for regional exhibitions.

“As an artist I am strongly influenced by those art modalities that have moved me: impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, the art of the nabis, Japanese woodcuts and you can add in constructivism and even classicism. I guess I’m a bit of an artistic anachronism. (lots of ‘isms’)..and yet I am also a creature of today’s world, so I can’t help but reflect on both the past and present in my work. Yet the objective for me is not to emulate past or contemporary art, but to imbue my work with pathos, whether my subject be a street dweller or a head of cabbage, because that is what connects us with honesty…as vulnerable human beings.”

For more information visit http://www.josloffgalleries.com/


Lana Ballot will demonstrate in pastels February 24th at 7pm


I majored in Studio Arts at Stony Brook University, NY. After graduation I worked as a web designer, while studying painting further on my own. Always being fascinated by nature, I made landscape my main subject. After I discovered pastels as a perfect plein air medium, I often spent my free time painting outdoors. Although this early plein air work did not result in a lot of finished paintings, it proved to be an invaluable experience in developing the ability to see how color, light and atmosphere affect each other in different times of day or season. With this knowledge and feel for the landscape around me, I am trying to capture the beauty of nature whether it’s a magnificent display of colors in the sunset sky or a quiet winter scene…

I am happy to live on Long Island, NY where I can paint my favorite subjects – ocean, harbors, beaches and anything that provides me with inspiration.

I teach pastel painting in newly opened Atelier in Flowerfield, St James, NY.

I’m a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

For more information visit www.lanaballot.com

Stephanie Deshpande will demonstrate an oil still life January 27th at 7pm

Our new year begins with a versatile and accomplished artist, Stephanie Deshpande. Stephanie known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love for realism with personal allegories, works of art that evoke mystery.
Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA. She has won numerous awards including the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and recently received recognition for her paintings by the Portrait Society of America, Artist’s Magazine, the Art Renewal Center, Allied Artists of America, and Oil Painters of America.
Her work has been on display at venues including the National Arts Club,Sotheby’s, Salmagundi Club, Eleanor
Ettinger Gallery, Principle Gallery Charleston, Schomburg Gallery, and Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery. Her painting “Assembling the Pieces” has recently been acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room opening in the fall of 2015.

For more information visit www.stephaniedeshpande.com

Jessica Henry Oil Painting Demonstration

Tang Horse and Yellow Roses by Jessica Henry

Jessica Henry will demonstrate an oil still life, October 28th

Jessica Henry embraces the painterly approach of thick, rich paint and play of light throughout her colors- reminiscent of the Impressionists use of jewel like colors to reflect light dancing. Whether Jessica is painting a poetic landscape, a mysterious still life or capturing a personality in a portrait, her work resounds with joyous light and sumptuous paint quality. Jessica finds in the vehicle of poetry and reading a wealth of insight into the human mind and experience, finding great depth of emotional and psychological understanding of the human race from the wisdom of Longfellow, Frost and others.

Jessica Henry states “They captured our imaginations through words, painting the visual landscapes of the mind. I try to interpret the pictures from the soulful pen of the author onto the canvas via the artists brush.”

For more information visit http://jessicahenryfineart.com http://jessicahenryfineart.com


Toni Masi watercolor painting demonstration

Toni Masi watercolor demonstration

Toni Masi will demonstrate a watercolor landscape September 25

Join your fellow ALNCers in welcoming Antonio Masi to another must-see watercolor demonstration with the Art League of Nassau County. Antonio is the president of the American Watercolor Society and one of the premier watercolor painters of our day.
About a decade ago, Antonio began a series of paintings that mainly focus on the bridges of New York City. The first bridge he painted was the 59th Street (Queensborough) bridge. He had a particular attachment to the 59th Street Bridge because in the early 1900s his grandfather was one of the multitudes of Italian laborers who hauled steel girders to build it. Many years later, I learned that the bridge opened in 1909 and that more than 50 people had given their lives to building it. Antonio and his family came to the United States from Italy in 1947, landing

“Today,” he says, “I have no doubt that my deep feelings for the city derive from those first indelibly imprinted and magical moments. As an artist, I found that I wanted, somehow, to replicate on canvas those first sensations. Conversely, I also wanted to convey how the metropolis’ incomprehensible vastness and richness can sometimes make one feel (especially an untested seven year old) small and insignificant.”

Masi attended the High School of Industrial Art, (renamed the High School of Art and Design) where he majored in illustration. In 1966, Antonio returned to his high school alma mater to teach art. In 1973, he was named Art Chairperson. He also enrolled in CUNY and received a BA in the History of Art in 1975.

Dominique Medici portrait demonstration


Dominique Medici will demonstrate portraiture, June 3rd at 7pm

Dominique will demo the use of the Zorn Limited Palette, a currently popular technique utilizing only white, black, yellow ocher and vermilion (cadmium red light.). Her demonstration follows her bravura leadership of a portraiture workshop for the League.
Dominique is a NYC-based artist with a passion for teaching. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally. She has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US.
“I love working from life with direct observation because it is tangible and concrete. However, there is something that lies behind the obvious, a sense of mystery and wonder. Whether it is the model in the studio, a stream in woods or a crowded downtown scene, life has a sparkle and shimmer. I love connecting with that and trying to get an expression of it directly in my work. I am always searching for a quality of stillness in my work. There is a profound and serene joy that washes over when the boundary between subject and object is lost. My hope is that my viewers get a sense of this when looking at my work”
—Dominique Medici
For more information visit www.dominiquemedici.com.

Photo © Suzie Alvey




Garin Baker demonstration Art League of Nassau County

Garin Baker, Demonstration in the Contemporary Figure, April 1st at 7pm

Garin’s portrait work is powerfully original. With admiration for the masters like Sargent, Sorolla, Repin, Kromskoi and others, Garin’s work is contemporary. His work is direct and uncompromising. A virtuosity of paint showing us a slice of life, from urban to the landscape, he puts his experience and stories on canvas as a compelling vision of modern times.







An Evening With Kirk Larsen, Passionate Artist, February 26th at 7pm

“For me,” Kirk Larsen writes “the best thing about being an artist, is that I have the distinct joy of painting what I love. Then someone gets to have the joy of that art in their lives for generations to come. Being able to enrich and uplift people’s lives in such an enduring way, is truly a blessing”.
Join us for an exciting evening of painting creativity with one of our area’s premier artists.
“Passionate about drawing and painting since early childhood,” Kirk writes on his website,” I never met a medium I didn’t like. At last count I have created artwork in at least 325 mediums and combinations. My recent work ranges from oil painting “en plein air”, studio maritime works fueled by a love for sailing and kayaking, acrylic fusion paintings and all forms of sculpture.”








Larry-AaronsPower Charcoal Portraits with Larry Aaron, January 22nd at 7pm

Power Charcoal Portraits is an opportunity for your to join our accomplished portraitist demonstrator, Larry Aarons, in an impromptu workshop. Join in or just watch the art and the fun. Draw if you want to with your own lapboard or easel and your own pad of paper. We’ll supply the Vine Charcoal.  Larry was named one of the “Top 100 Artists to Watch” by writer Michael Corbin. In 2015 Larry participated in Glen Cove’s Hersh Gallery Group Show, exhibited at the Salmagundi Club with the American Artists Professional League, won Honorable Mention in the Mill Pond House Gallery Group Show, and won an Honorable Mention in the Dix Hills Tengelsen Gallery Group Show. Visit http://www.larryaaronsart.com/ for more information.





Gill Robles

At our Friday, October 30th  meeting Gill Robles Will Demonstrate

PLEASE WELCOME Gil Robles to our October 30th demonstration meeting. Gill is a true New York artist, educated at the High School of Art and Design, Parsons and the Art Student’s League. From the beginning his art has been guided by classical realism. His New York experience involves painting in the subway, and spending weekends in galleries and museums. His love for comics and fantastic illustration is another major influence. Gill has illustrated for a wide range of clients and is an avid caricaturist. Visit gilrobles.artworkfolio.com/ for information.




Bart DeCeglie

At our Friday, September 25th meeting Bart DeCeglie will demonstrate putting figures in your landscapes

Our guest artist for the Fall season opening demonstration is Bart DeCeglie. Bart is a long-time friend of our League and past guest demonstrator. His energetic and atmospheric landscapes have been a delight to many local painters and art students. Bart’s has taught and demonstrated extensively on the theme of “Putting Figures In Your Painting”. He will demonstrate on this theme in our kick-off member meeting September 25th at 7:00 PM.

Bart has been a freelance illustrator for the last 25 years. He has taught at FIT, Pratt Institute, the Great Neck Cumberland Center and plein air throughout 
New York.
 He has created illustrations for numerous New York advertising agencies. Bart currently teaches painting Saturday mornings at the National Art League, Douglaston.



Dorrie Rifkin Watercolor Demonstration

Dorrie Rifkin

At our Friday, May 29th meeting Dorrie Rifkin will demonstrate in watercolors.

Dorrie brings a bold, spontaneous and energetic approach to her painting.

Dorrie has been an advertising art director for over twenty years. “My eye naturally goes to typography, bold color and design. I just stop thinking and then it’s all instinct.” She holds signature memberships in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the North East Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. She belongs to The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the 
Community Arts Association (New Jersey), the American Watercolor Society
and the National Watercolor Society.

For more information about Dorrie visit: http://dorrierifkin.com/about-dorrie/galleries/

Our May meeting marks the conclusion of the Spring season for our membership meetings. Join us for an evening of beautiful watercolor painting , refreshments and good company.



At our Friday, April 24th meeting Paul Bachem will demonstrate a landscape in oils.








At our Friday, March 27th meeting Robert Silverman will demonstrate a portrait in pastel.

This March we welcome back Rob Silverman for a demonstration in his virtuoso pastel portraiture techniques. Rob Silverman’s techniques were featured in American Artist Workshop Magazine and The Art Of The Portrait this past Fall. He was recently awarded First Prize by the official portraitist of JFK and Family, Aaron Shikler in the Common Thread Portrait Exhibition.

Robert’s work haRobert Silverman Portrait Demonstration Oils Pastels appeared at Edward Hopper House, the Lockwood-Matthews museum, the National Arts Club and Salmagundi Club. He has won numerous awards in prestigious metropolitan area competitions.


He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and a member of the Portrait Society Of America from whom he was awarded an Honorable Mention in their 2009 Members Competition. He has studied with Harvey Dinnerstein, Nelson Shanks, Burton Silverman and David Leffel.

Robert teaches at The National Art League and the Northshore Art Academy. He has demonstrated his techniques at LIAFA, Utrecht Art Supply, the Art League of Nassau County. He will be conducting a Workshop at THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NY in September.




At our Friday, February 27th meeting Joan Stevens will demonstrate a floral painting in oils.

Joan graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Fine Art. She earned a degree in Illustration in New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She has studied with Robert Baxter, Charles Pasqualina, Howard Rose, Kim English and Peggi Kroll Roberts. Always returning to her love of figure drawing, she can be found taking life drawing classes in her home town of Long Beach.

Joan had exhibited her work in group and solo shows throughout Long Island. Venues include The National Art League of Douglaston, Art League of Long Island, Elderfield Preserve, Adelphi University, Le Bon Amis Gallery, Martha Clara Vineyard, and most recently at The South Street Gallery in Greenport on the east end of Long Island.

Joan teaches oil painting and drawing at Garden City High School, and for a three month stretch over this past summer ran the Monday evening live model drawing sessions at the National Art League.



An oil figure painting by guest fine artist demonstrator Joan Stevens

Joan Stevens

Joan Stevens Plein Air

Joan Stevens

At our September 26th, 2014 meeting Bennett Vadnais will demonstrate a landscape in acrylic.

Bennett studied classical drawing and painting at the Bougie Studio, MN, the Water Street Atelier, NY, and the Art Students League of New York. He has won two of the most prestigious awards that the Art Students League of New York grants its members: the McDowell Travel Grant and the Xavier Gonzalez Travel Grant. Vadnais has done landscape workshops around Long Island and New York City, and currently teaches painting and drawing at the Teaching Studios of Art in Brooklyn and Oyster Bay. Vadnais has exhibited at prestigious galleries across the United States and Europe. He is currently exhibiting with Galerie l’oeil du prince, Paris, France and the George Billis Gallery, New York, NY. Bennett’s work is available to view online at: http://www.bennettvadnais.com


Bennett Vadnais, Rocks Low Tide

Jane McGraw-Teubner will demonstrate a pastel landscape Friday May 24th

We are honored to have as our guest demonstrator Jane McGraw-Teubner, a Master Pastelist and member of the Pastel Society of America. She is a Resident Artist in the Salmagundi Art Club and a founding member of the Long Island Plein Air Painters’ Society.

Jane studied with well known pastel artists Jeff Webb, Frank Federico, Albert Handel, Larry Blovits, Richard McKinley, Elizabeth Mowry and at the Art Students League with Richard Pionk and local pastel artists at the Art League of Long Island.

Jane has won numerous awards at local and national juried shows. The most recent being Third Prize At Easton Plein Air Quick Draw Competition in July 2012. In September, 2009, she won her third award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual National Show and received the status of Master Pastelist. She was accepted into the 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th Annual Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Juried National Shows where she received the highest award – the 2007 Gold Medal of Honor for Pastels/Drawing. Other recent awards: at the Salmagundi Art Club Combined Show 2007, the Mortimer Freehof Award for Pastel, the Bruce Crane Award at the Salmagundi Art Club Spring Auction 2008, Art Spirit Silver Medal Award at the Salmagundi Art Club Annual Members Show, NYC, and at the Pastel Society of America’s National Juried Show in 2005 – the Salmagundi Award for her pastel “Pebbles and Beach Grass”.




Denis Ponsot will demonstrate painting New York City’s Skyline in watercolor Friday January 27th

DENIS PONSOT is an artist with over 35 years of experience in   the field. Currently, he teaches classes in Watercolor painting at the Art League of Long Island, The School of Visual Arts and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Denis also teaches classes in Watercolor and Oil Painting at the Gurwin Jewish Assistive Living Residences. During the school year, Denis teaches classes for all ages out of his private studio in Queens, NY. Come summertime, his studio transforms into Denis Ponsot Fine Arts Summer Camp, where students gain experience in every medium from sculpture to collage.

Denis’ work has been featured most recently in exhibitions at the Art League of Long Island Members Exhibition in 2008 and the Salmagundi Art Club non-member Juried Exhibition in 2004.


Judith Sutton-Fagan will demonstrate in Sumi-e Ink Painting Friday October 18th

The demonstration begins at 7:30 after meeting announcements.

Love of nature is the influence that brings Fagan to her personal spiritual reflection of harmony and balance. Harmony and balance are well known concepts for artists working in any medium, yet Sumi-e is Fagan’s training and tradition. Working under Sungsook Setton, an internationally studied and renowned Master of Sumi-e, Fagan learned her craft. The National Juried Exhibition of the Sumi-e Society of America, Inc. has accepted Judith Sutton-Fagan’s water and inkworks. She is currently the Education Chairperson for the National Sumi-e Society of America.

Judith will be giving a one day workshop at the Art League on Sunday November 3rd. Come to the demonstration and be sure to sign up for the workshop. Balance and harmony will enhance all our artwork.

Donna Harlow Mofat will demonstrate in pastel, Friday September 27th

Donna works in Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oils and Black & White Media (including Scrimshaw). As a prize-winning member of art leagues and groups on Long Island, her work has been accepted for exhibition at numerous venues and she has had solo shows in practically all the Libraries on Long Island. She is frequently invited to demonstrate her technique and conduct special workshops at various art organizations across the country.

Donna is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and a Charter Member and President/Coordinator of The Long Island Professional Artists Showcase. This group produces the very popular Seven & Seven shows. She is a member of the faculty at ALLI and a longtime member of the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery in Bellport, NY.