Summer 2016 at Salmagundi

scny16-members-photography-exh-recp-14(By Anthony Almeida)

Summer 2016, with diverse, stellar exhibitions and events, proved to be an exciting time. The annual members photography exhibition, non-members exhibition and August’s Monotype Madness were just a few of this summer’s events. Add to that Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday Bash which rocked the house and raised some greatly welcomed funds for Salmagundi, “The House that Art Built”.

Members Photography and Graphics Exhibition:

Non-Members Photography and Graphics Exhibition:

Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday Bash

One of the highlights of the summer was celebrating our own, Leo the Lion, Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday! The following photographs reflect only a small part of the excitement and joy we experienced on this happy occasion. Many thanks to Annie Shaver-Crandell and all the others who helped make this event a joyous and successful fund raiser.

August’s Monotype Madness

July 5, 2016: COGAP Exhibition, Reception @ Acceptance Ceremony

SCNY'16-COGAP Reception - 16(By Karen Loew with photos by PA3 Steve Strohmaier, CG Public Affairs and Paul Backalenick)

Twenty six works by 24 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) were on view in the upper gallery from July 3rd through July 15th.

These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S.Coast Guard. Subjects, to name but a few, include dramatic search and rescues, environmental protection and drug interdiction operations. Salmagundi Club artists Leendert van der Pool, Tom Hedderich, Anne Kullaf, Mara Sfara and Karen Loew had paintings included in this show. An additional 27 works from previous years were also on display. All paintings are generous gifts of the artists, who volunteer their time and talents to record through art the many missions of our Coast Guard.

The Acceptance Ceremony and gala reception was held on July 5th and attracted a full house, celebrating the program’s 35th anniversary. Since its inception, the Salmagundi Club has been its sponsor. Club president, Robert Pillsbury, presented the art, on behalf of the artists, to ADM Charles Michel, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. The evening was generously sponsored by the New York Council of the Navy League. It was noted that Alexander Hamilton, now the talk of Broadway, was the founder in 1790 of what is now known as the Coast Guard. Broadway show memorabilia was presented to USCG officers in attendance, by the COGAP Committee, as a remembrance of their evening at Salmagundi.

To learn more about COGAP, CLICK HERE

June 24-25, 2016: Draw-a-thon

SCNY'16-Draw-a-thon June - 01(By Anthony Almeida)

Rafters Rocked Around the Clock as Salmagundi Club hosted its summer, full to capacity, all night Draw-A-Thon.

Artists, following the call of their muse, quickly found artistic stations which allowed them to paint, draw or print– inspired by nude and costumed models, in long and short poses.

The cash bar, camaraderie ala Salmagundi and endless slices of pizza all added to the merriment of the evening.

May 28, 2016: Fleet Week Visit to the U.S.S. Bataan

SCNY'16-COGAP Fleet Week Bataan - 01(By Anthony Almeida)

Poised and ready, the U.S.S. Bataan welcomes Salmagundians with a VIP tour during Fleet Week 2016, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard and COGAP.

Here are some photos of encountered ship board moments.