Tony D’Adamo

A Potpourri of Paint, Pen & Pencil

January 6 – February 19. Artist’s reception January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Tony D’Adamo has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over fifty years. He earned his art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in comic book, comic strip, book and magazine illustration. He started his professional career as a comic book artist with Fiction House Publications and worked with them until called to duty with the Army for the Korean War.

Upon returning from military service, he freelanced for pulp magazines, some of which included Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Children’s Digest, Field & Stream, and Women’s Day. He also has worked for Random House, Continental Press, American Book Company, Abingdon, Garrard, Gregg, Krames, Messner, Rand McNally, and Watts & Western Publishing.

As part of his freelance work and his seventeen year career as a senior illustrator with Educational Developmental Laboratories, a division of McGraw-Hill, he illustrated over some 200 children’s books and textbooks. His work has also appeared in film slides and filmstrips for a studio in New York City serving the advertising needs of Coca-Cola, Goodrich Tires, and IBM. From 1979 through 1995, Tony was a staff illustrator for the Art Department of Newsday doing cartoon and illustration work. He was recognized for his artistic achievements when he received the first Publishers Award in Graphic Arts from Newsday.

Since retiring from Newsday in 1995, Tony continues an active freelance career including work for Newsday, AMSCO Publications, Prentice-Hall, Troll Associates, Dover Publications, and many others.

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Darren Cerone

“Art Eclectic”

November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

The intent of Darren Cerone’s show is to present the best of his traditional, experimental, and contemporary work. He believes the homogenous art show is dead and boring. Artists such as Prince (not the singer), Koons and Hirst have used the expansiveness of creativity to keep their work unbound. Darren’s influences in art are many and varied: Dali, Franzetta, Warholl, Bacon, Rockwell, Picasso, Hals, Vermeer, and Mucha.

Darren uses oil paints, acrylics, day-glo acrylics, gauche, spray enamel, pen and ink, pastels, and stencil. His surfaces are varied as he uses canvas, canvas board, illustration board, plywood, foam insulation, cardboard, masonite, vinyl flooring, string, steel mesh and cloth. The conceptual intent of his work is to produce rhythmic compression, decorative surrealism, color gradients, portraiture, tributes with a twist and emphasis on line, form, and color rather than pictorial accuracy.

Born and raised in Hicksville, Darren attended Pratt Institute and finished his studies at Empire State College where he received a BFA. He has completed about thirty portraits in the last five years, and has shown at the University of Arizona, the Empire State College, and at the Farmingdale College Campus.

Darren has illustrated for vampire, sci-fi and risqué magazines, and he currently works at the Huntington Public Library.

You can email Darren at .



Cultivating Creativity at the Hecksher Museum of Art

July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016.

Celebrate all of the art-making that’s been happening at the Museum with this summer exhibition at the Huntington Public Library! Every day, Museum visitors of all ages are inspired to create artwork in the interactive Central Gallery.

Whether you are 2 or 102, you can make a Digital Action Painting on the 55-in touchscreen, create a mixed media masterpiece at the “Create Your Own” Activity Station, or pose with props at the Selfie Station.

This exhibition features all of the fun, with a broad selection of visitor-created images. Get inspired and plan a visit to the Museum today to create your own masterpieces and memories!

Artist Inquiries should be directed to or call (631) 351-3214



All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

“Personal Visions”

May 1, 2016 – June 18, 2016. Artists Reception & Performance: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00 pm

Our All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is one of several chapters that were founded in the state of New York. The National League of American Pen Women has branches or chapters in every state and a Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters, the Pen Arts Building, is located in the lovely Dupont Circle area of Washington. The national league has a national board of directors with representatives elected to two year positions. The national board meets quarterly and directs league activity from Washington. The national charter governs the individual branches.

The league was founded to promote women’s professional activities in the Visual Arts, Literature (prose and poetry) and Musical Composition. It is the goal of the national league and each of the branches, to bring women’s accomplishments in the above areas, to the attention of each community where the branch and its members is located. In this way, the individual’s work can be seen, read, published and performed in the community. The All Cities Branch has many poetry readings during the year, sponsors a high school poetry contest yearly and has many art exhibitions during each year.

The art exhibition has as its title “Personal Visions”. Each of the participating artists will work with that topic and interpret it in their chosen medium of photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and mixed media. The poets will be reading their work at the reception. We are excited about exhibiting our work and reading our poetry for the Huntington community. We would like to thank the Huntington Public Library and Laurene Tesoriero, the Art Gallery Coordinator for their help.

Inquiries should be directed to Eleanore O’Sullivan's e-mail:



Berndt Toast Gang Artists

“Cartoonist Showcase”

March 1, 2016 – April 24, 2016. Meet the Artists: Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 to 4:00pm

The Berndt Toast Gang began after World War II, when local cartoonists would visit wounded soldiers in local VA hospitals and draw for them (a tradition that continues to this day with members drawing for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan). It wasn’t until 1966 that the members decided to meet once a month to talk shop, laugh, and commiserate.

The Berndt Toast Gang (named after the late Walter Berndt who was the creator of the long-running strip, “Smitty”) is one of the largest Long Island branches of the National Cartoonists Society. Since all the members work from their own studio, meeting for lunch once a month seemed the best way to keep abreast of each other’s progress. It has become a tradition that the members raise a toast to a departed cartoonist at every lunch. The Gang has lost many talented people through the years, and added many new friends. Almost fifty years later, the Gang still meets every month.

All the artists pride themselves as being one big family. Their goal is to strengthen the membership of the Berndt Toast Gang, and to share their work and talents with the community.

Artist Inquiries should be directed to Adrian C. Sinnott's e-mail:



Celicia Cargill

“Art From The Heart”

January 9, 2016 – February 21, 2016. Artist Reception: Saturday, January 16th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Celicia Cargill is the founder and owner of Authentic Heartwork LC. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica for 16 years of her life. On August 3, 1999, Celicia migrated to USA, and now resides in the Empire State, New York City.

It was on June 7, 2012, Celicia’s 30th birthday, that she visited Sedona, Arizona and connected with her innate talents. After spending several days at the Mago Retreat Center, and many hours of meditating on Bell Rock, she had an epiphany and returned to New York with an urge to paint. Currently her art has been sold to over 52 collectors worldwide. After just two years of experience, her heart touches others through her art work.

As a self-taught artist, Celicia is currently exploring and developing her skills and abilities in various disciplines including acrylic painting, writing and photography. As her vision expands, triple and quad canvas pieces have been a new addition to the wide variety of collector items. These extended pieces are very special to Celicia because when they are displayed together on a wall, they tell multitude of distinct and remarkable stories.

You can email Celicia Cargill at . One of her friendly service representatives will respond within 24 hours. She can also be reached at her office by calling (516) 418-4137 between the hours of 10am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.



Susan Bird

“Work On Canvas”

November 29, 2015 – December 27, 2015. Artist Reception: Sunday, December 6th 2:00-4:00 pm

I begin with no preconceived ideas. I make a gesture or a block of color, then another. I repeat then I reflect. If something suggests form or movement I enhance it and go along with it. This requires confidence in the act of painting as it is spontaneous.

I have studied with three artists and from each I took something. From Steve Lampasona it was the courage to pursue my idea of what I envisioned my painting to be. Kyle Blumenthal encouraged me to try something different- new techniques, materials and products. Stan Brodsky influenced me as a beginning abstract expressionist by guiding me to gain the freedom and confidence to discover my path to abstraction.

My paintings have been in shows sponsored by Manhasset Art Association (Art in Autumn 2011, 2012, Visions 2012), Art League of Long Island (members exhibit 2012, 2013, Earth and Wind 2013), Hutchins Gallery, L.I. University (Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master 2014), Bryant Library, Roslyn (solo show Energy 2014), South Huntington Library (Variations in Abstraction 2015).

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Bob DeSantis

“Being There”

October 4, 2015 – November 22, 2015. Meet the Artist: Saturday October 10th 2:00 to 4:00pm

Bob DeSantis was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 and showed great enthusiasm in the arts at a very young age. He received an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art in 1966 from Farmingdale University and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art in 1970 from Hofstra University. He began his career as an illustrator, art restorer and graphic artist in the Long Island and Metropolitan area. Mr. DeSantis resides and works out of his studio in Huntington, NY.

Bob's photo realistic approach is enhanced by his ability to combine the characteristics of Fine Art with those of a more technical sense creating a unique sense of beauty and feeling. He works primarily in air brush, oils and acrylics. His artwork has been displayed at prominent galleries throughout the country.

Prints and fine art limited edition giclee prints on canvas, museum quality, with original signature are available on Google at "Bob DeSantis Giclee" and "Bob DeSantis art".

Artist Inquiries e-mail:   or Phone: (631) 427-5467 



Amy Bisagni

“An Artist’s Journey”

September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Amy Bisagni recently retired after 35 years teaching the youngsters in the Levittown School District. Teaching is her first love, and she believes that her career with children gave her the patience and dedication she needed to be a photographer.

When she announced her retirement, friends and colleagues asked what she was going to do with her life. Amy knew exactly what she wanted to do, and that was to reinvent herself. She began photographing the beauty in the simplest things that often go unnoticed. All her photographs are taken with an iPhone which also serves as the darkroom where her editing takes place. Amy takes a picture and tweaks it until it “pops”. “It’s like one might tweak a recipe until it tastes just right. The best camera is the one you have with you at the moment.”

As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have found inspiration in many of its locations. I have always been drawn to Long Island’s bays and shores, capturing the color and light of its ever-changing shades and moods. I find myself drawn to the challenge of recreating on canvas those images and stories of life on our beautiful island.

Amy has always been involved with cinema, another passion of hers. She volunteers at an independent art house cinema in Patchogue. She also remains connected to education as a math tutor for elementary students.

AAmy Bisagni is a graduate of CUNY at Queens College, and received her Masters at Adelphi University. “I find photography incredibly gratifying and I feel that I am constantly changing, evolving, and improving my art.”

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Robert Delboy

“An Artist’s Journey”

July 1, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 11th, 3:00-5:30pm

Art has been a part of my life’s journey for as long as I can remember. It began in high school when I was an art student and won awards for poster design and illustration. I have since worked in the business of art for a print shop, and as a sign painter, a cartoonist, a graphic designer, and as a freelance illustrator. I have also worked for McGraw-Hill designing educational books, films, posters and then, as art director for Newsday for many years.

In 2001, I decided to dedicate myself to oil painting full time. I joined the Art League of Long Island and took a plein aire workshop under the tutelage of Bill Merklin. Painting “en plein aire” has since become my passion.

As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have found inspiration in many of its locations. I have always been drawn to Long Island’s bays and shores, capturing the color and light of its ever-changing shades and moods. I find myself drawn to the challenge of recreating on canvas those images and stories of life on our beautiful island.

Painting outdoors keeps me connected to nature. It is my chapel, my special place, my solitude, and my teacher from which I am forever learning.

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Mordechai Meles

“Odyssey of Image”

May 1, 2015 – June 21, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

“Nature provides us with a beautiful display of spring and summer colors. We enjoy the scene, but often miss the intricacies within the complex tapestry.” Mordechai Meles’ photography provides us with opportunities to explore the abstract within nature. His interest began with flowers and roses in particular.

Closely observing the different sections of a flower, Mordechai found a wide range of intricacy from one part to another. His focus on different angles produces a myriad of hidden possibilities to delight the eye. By removing unessential or distracting parts, smaller details are magnified. Some abstracts are still recognizable as flowers, while others are not. The saturation of color, increase in contact, and distortion techniques he uses enhance the abstract imagery. While some master photographers darken the background to enhance their subject, Mordechai chooses to create an outburst from the center out, giving the subject a three-dimensional perspective.

Mordechai Meles is a graduate of Pratt Institute, and has a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He has won many prizes in local contests, including The Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award (KINSA). For a short time he was a freelance photographer for the Baltimore Jewish Times. In 2007, Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at The Watchung Art Center in New Jersey, then in 2008 and 2010 at the Donald B. Palmer Museum. In 2011 Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and in 2013 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

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Shain Bard

“Scenes to Walk Into”

January 10, 2015 – February 24, 2015
Artist Reception: SSunday, January 11, 2:00-4:00 PM

Shain Bard paints mostly landscapes. Recently, she has been incorporating animals into her scenes. With each new painting, Shain remarks, “In the act of painting, I am constantly in awe of the beauty, both fragile and strong, of all living things.”

Shain Bard has exhibited all over Long Island. Most recently, she had a one-painter show at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelson Gallery. She has also shown at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, and at the Huntington Art’s Council where she had a still life exhibit.

Currently, Shain teaches basic drawing and painting at the Art League. She also teaches at the Syosset Continuing Ed Program on Wednesday nights at the Syosset High School.

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