Thomas Torak has been elected to signature membership in the American Artists Professional League. He is only the twelfth member to receive this honor in the organization’s eighty-nine year history. Former League instructors Frank Vincent Dumond and Frank Mason were also given this honor. Torak’s Studio Interior with Nocturne received the Academic Artists Honor Award at the Academic Artists Association 67th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism. The exhibition, on now at Arts Center East (Vernon, CT), continues through May 19, 2017.