The will host its first-ever animal art show this month that will include as many as 80 portraits of cats, dogs and other beloved pets.
The show, which opened earlier this week, will run through Sept. 1 and a reception for the artists will be held on Aug. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grace Su, the chairwoman of the show, said a total 31 artists will display 81 pieces in the exhibit.
“It’s very beautiful work that is all about animals,” she said. “The participants are not only artists, but they all love animals. It’s a fun show. There is a lot of movement and expression.”
The non-juried show includes a variety of styles, including acrylic, watercolor, oil and mixed media.
“Most of the pieces are for sale, except for a few works that are very personal since the artists are painting their own cats and dogs,” Su said.
Animals displayed in the work include cats, dogs, horses and some other wildlife.
“I wish we had a monkey,” Su said.
The National Art League is located at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway.