————————————————————————————————————————-I am [a] member of the Salmagundi Art Club and would like to submit a blurb and image for the Salmagundi Stew: “Isabella Pizzano was recently published in the book, Eyes on Abstracts, edited by Joe Guimera. She received [the] Best in Show Award [at the] Garden State Watercolor Society [Show], May 2012 [image of painting]”. Best regards, Isabella Pizzano Editor: Isabella, you must be tremendously proud of these accomplishments – and we are just as proud of you. I spent a few days trying to figure out where and how to fit this in and whether or not I can. My problem is that YOU’RE NOT IN THE PHOTO. The objective of The Salmagundian is for us to get to know our members better and for our non-resident members to feel better connected to us. That said, I see two solutions. If you have a photo from the Garden State Watercolor show depicting you and the artwork together, that would work. If you don’t have such a photo, but can have someone take a photo of you holding the book you’re included in, standing next to the original (if it’s still in your possession), that would also work. ————————————————————————————————————————- Hi Mitch, Here’s an event for you. I am signing a limited edition print of an oil which I did many years ago as a Scholarship member. It won a prize back then at the Oil show. Now it is chosen as my first collector print. “The production of the first limited edition Balas print is the realization of a prediction by [then] SCNY President Ray Goldberg and fellow Salmagundians back in the seventies”. Image caption: Susan Balas-Whitfield with master printer, Ted Reece, of Aspen Graphics, Denver Colorado. Susan Balas-Whitfield Durango, Colorado Editor: You’re posted in a new section called “Tagged”. It looks nice, Mitch. You are a fantastic web designer. It has brought the Salmagundi Club close to home for me and I’m sure for many others. I have missed the days in New York and painting at the club. Thank you for a fine job. Susan Editor: Thank you, Susan, and congratulations from all of us at 47. We get a deep feeling of satisfaction when a Scholarship member goes on to succeed in their chosen field and take great pride in every one of their achievements. Do you think we could finagle a signed copy of the print for the Club’s collection (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)? [reply from Susan] …. of course I would donate a signed copy for the club …. I’m glad you enjoy the adventures of the Scholarship members. I should tell you that Carrie Boone Nelson, Flora Giuffuni and I were having lunch at Carrie’s country club in Staten Island when Flora announced to us that she was going to start a Pastel Society. “Any takers?”, she asked. Can you believe at the time I told her I was too busy with the little children? I had to enter the PSA the circuitous route many years later, but now have full signature status.
Attn: Mitch Kahn
————————————————————————————————————————-I miss my club – Dag, I need a dinner! Skip Mufalli Salmagundian Ft. Myers, Florida
Editor: Skip – we miss you too!
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