-Again in 1984, Van Alstyne traveled to Quebec as a guest of the U.S. Coast Guard to photograph and illustrate the splendor of the tall ships event which included the Eagle at Quebec City’s 450th Celebration.
By invitation of the U.S. Government, Van Alstyne again sailed aboard the Eagle with Walter Cronkite in 1986, and produced a limited edition print of the Statue of Liberty. The print was used for fund raising purposes.
As a ski enthusiast, ski instructor, and former racer, Van Alstyne has conveyed much of the excitement and feeling for this vigorous sport in many of his works. One of his many ski posters was chosen as the official poster for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid. Posters were created for all the major events and sold all over the world. Today, at the Lake Placid Post Office, hangs a 1980 Olympic limited edition poster.
In August of 2000, while President Clinton and his family were visiting Skaneateles they were presented a signed print of the village by Van Alstyne at a dinner. The President, his wife and daughter promptly signed it and returned it to Van Alstyne. It now hangs at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY.
He applies his talent to industry and business, using quality graphic design for the needs of the modern business world. An accomplished watercolorist, he has succeeded with realism. However, being a versatile artist his work fits no one category. Throughout his career Van Alstyne's work has grown in magnitude. He is a master of his craft and feels that original art is always in demand.
Van Alstyne has been commissioned by many colleges and universities to create prints and posters that capture the architecture and overall atmosphere of the various campuses.