Aug 7: Kassan Foundation Fundraiser & Demo

(By Mitch Kahn)

The SCNY Gallery briefly awoke from its sleepy summer hiatus on Tuesday Evening, August 7th for a fundraiser to kickoff David Kassan’s new non-profit foundation (www.kassanfoundation.org). The festivities consisted of a demo accompanied by live music, plus a silent auction.

The impetus for this new foundation came from a grant that David himself received early on in his career.

The Kassan Foundation’s Mission Statement: to nurture talent within individuals who may need a little financial help and to develop that talent. Each year the foundation will award grants to two individuals, one musical artist and one visual artist.

Rick Schneider manning the registration desk.

Jasmine Commerce and Rheanna Downey providing music for the event.

Silent auction.

David at work drawing Henry William Oelkers.

SCNY Chairman Tim Newton taking a break from his Renovation Committee meeting to scope out the event.

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Aug 2: Annual Non-Members Exhibition • Photography & Graphics @ Denise Bibro

(by Mitch Kahn)

This year’s Non-Members shows (also known as the Open Shows) have been relocated to Denise Bibro’s Gallery at 529 West 20th Street in Chelsea. In addition to the award winners, most of the participating artists braved the sweltering heat on Thursday, August 2nd to attend the opening/awards reception. The photography and graphics show continues through August 10th. The Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Show opens August 14th and runs through August 24th, also at the Bibro Gallery.

Images of the award winning entries HERE

Award Winners (L-R): Ken Weissblum, Gil Weiner, Marv Kaminsky, Robert Carlsen, Alice Shafer, Frank Mullaney, Atsuko Kawai.

(L-R) Denise Bibro, Charles Yoder, Claudia Seymour, Robert Pillsbury.

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On the Trail: August 2012

August 21-23: Doug Reina • East Hampton, NY

August 28: Mitch Kahn • Islip, Long Island

Thru August 31: Ian Factor • Chatam, MA (Cape Cod)

The Last Trap of the Day” – Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 24″
Ian Factor: “Paintings and drawings of families of lobstermen from Cape Cod
On display through the summer: The Hearle Gallery
488 Main Street, Chatham, MA (508) 945-2406

Thru Sept 9: Mara Sfara • Waterbury, CT

October 22 – 26: Mindy Lighthipe & Patricia Wynne • Gainesville, Florida