(by Mitch Kahn)
On Friday, May 4th, 2012, participating artists, their patrons, other SCNY members and members of the press gathered in the parlor and Main Gallery at 47 Fifth Avenue for the 2012 American Masters Exhibition Gala Reception & Sale to benefit the Salmagundi Club. Now in its 5th year, the show runs April 25th through May 10th. Wine and hors d’oeuvres were in bountiful supply as attendees awaited the results of the drawing at the culmination of the evening to see which lucky buyers would win the “first option to purchase” 94 works submitted by the 40 Masters participating in this year’s fund-raiser. A preview reception for SCNY members took place on Thursday, April 26th, followed by a demonstration by Sherrie McGraw on Wednesday, May 2nd. Sherrie is also the current featured artist in the SCNY Patrons’ Gallery.