Around Town • February 2013

Ray Kinstler "Summer Afternoon"

Ray Kinstler “Summer Afternoon”

Jan 31-May 5: National Academy of Design

Annual Members Exhibition
Includes work by
Everett Raymond Kinstler
National Academy of Design
Museum and School
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 369-4480
Debra Friedkin "Dino BBQ" Wall Sculpture

Debra Friedkin “Dino BBQ”

Feb 6-Feb 28: National Association of Women Artists

Small Works • Group Exhibition
Includes work by Debra Friedkin
Reception Feb 13 (5-7pm)
The N.A.W.A. Gallery
80 Fifth Avenue – Ste 1405
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-1616

Feb 8 & 28: Soirée at the Salmagundi Club

Soiree Bug for PatronMusical Workshop
Featuring Mitch Kahn plus guests
Reservations Essential • Limited Seating
$45 + tax (includes 4- course dinner)
Also March 15th & 28th
SCNY Dining Room
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-7740

On the Trail • February 2013

Don Axleroad "Congress"

Don Axleroad “Congress”

Jan 6-Feb 17: Silvermine Arts Center

Group Exhibition
Includes work by Don Axleroad
Reception Sun, Jan 6 (2-4pm)
Article in New Canaan News
Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-9700

Jan 16-Feb 24: Art Essex Gallery

Jan Blencowe "Crossing Place" Acrylic

Jan Blencowe “Crossing Place”

Juried Invitational • Group Exhibition

Includes work by Jan Blencowe and Eve Miller
Reception Sat, Feb 2 (4-7pm)
Art Essex Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 581-8553

Jan 27-Feb 11: Ridgewood Art Institute

Tom Hedderich "Abby" Watercolor

Tom Hedderich “Abby” Watercolor

Regional Open Show • Group Exhibition

Includes work by Tom Hedderich
Reception Sun, Jan 27 (2-4pm)
The Barn Galleries
(1-3pm daily)
12 East Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 652-9615

Steven Parton “SFDOG”

Jan 23-Mar 3: Carriage Barn Arts Center

Photo 2013 • Group Exhibition
Including work by Steven Parton
Reception Sat, Jan 23 (5:30-7:30pm)
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan Society for the Arts
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue (Route 124)
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 972-1895
Eleanor Sackett "Lucinda" Pastel

Eleanor Sackett “Lucinda” Pastel

Jan 30-Feb 24: The Loading Dock Gallery

Extended Family • Solo Exhibition
Works by Eleanor Sackett
Reception Sat, Feb 2 (5-7pm)
The Loading Dock Gallery
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 656-1687
Andrea Placer "No Place to Hide"

Andrea Placer “No Place to Hide”

Feb 1-Feb 28: Kurth Cottage Gallery

Two person show
Includes works by Andrea Placer
Drawings and Photography
Kurth Cottage Gallery
Valley Hospital Auxilliary Art Gallery
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 477-8135

Feb 10-Mar 22: Slater Memorial Museum

69th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition • Group Show
Includes work by Jan Blencowe & Claudia Post
Reception: Sunday, February 10th (1-3pm)
The Norwich Free Academy – Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 887-2506
OTT-Slater Memorial Museum

Feb 11-Mar 22: North East Watercolor Society

Tom Hedderich "Portrait of my Son" Watercolor

Tom Hedderich “Portrait of my Son” Watercolor

Annual Members Group Exhibition

Includes work by Tom Hedderich
Reception Feb 24 (1-4pm)
Orange County Community College
Orange Hall Gallery
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-6222

Feb 23: Mystic Seaport Maritime Art Gallery

Anthony Davis "Sea of Emotion" Pastel

Anthony Davis “Sea of Emotion” Pastel

Behind the Canvas Series
Painting Demonstration
Pastel Seascape • Anthony Davis
3:00-4:30 PM
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
47 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 752-5388

Jan 24: Presidents Dinner

SCNY'13-Presidents Dinner - 06

Karen Loew & Tom Picard with the SCNY Gold Medal

Karen Loew & Tom Picard holding the SCNY Medal

(By Mitch Kahn)

The stars turned out to honor Pam Singleton and Tom Picard with the Salmagundi Medal of Honor and to kick off the Utrecht/Ampersand/Salmagundi Tile Sale to benefit the Gallery Renovation Project. The Black and White theme was carried over to the table settings. Due to health issues, Tom couldn’t attend the event so Chris Nunnally made a trip out to his home the day before to videotape an acceptance speech which was shown during the formal presentation and Karen Loew subsequently delivered his medal to him, taking advantage of a very unique photo-op. A wonderful time was had by all and 23 tiles were sold that night.

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Jan 21: Sneak Peek • Black and White

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Jan 21: Sneak Peek • Noble Nocturne

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Jan 21: Sneak Peek • Utrecht-Ampersand-Salmagundi Tile Exhibition and Sale

This exhibition, a fundraiser for the SCNY Gallery Renovation Fund, was made possible through the generosity of the Ampersand Art Supply Co. and Utrecht Art Supplies which supplied the the panels for this endeavor.

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Jan 21: Sneak Peek • Monotype Exhibition

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Jan 19: Will Barnet Memorial at the Art Students League

Will Barnet(By Mitch Kahn)

An invited group of family, friends and colleagues, including several prominent Salmagundians, gathered at the Art Students League to honor Will Barnet (H-2003), who passed away this past November 13th at 101 years of age. Speakers included ASL President Ira Goldberg, Ray Kinstler and Will’s eldest son, Peter. A large-screen slideshow of Will’s work as well as candids taken throughout his lifetime was projected in the background.

See: New York Times

See: Washington Post

Jan 14: New Year • New Classes • Check ’em out!

(By Mitch Kahn)

A tweaking of the class schedule at Salmagundi has been in the planning stages for quite a while and officially launches this week with two new classes added. The former Monday class has been folded into the Wednesday class.

SpencerNEW! Elizabeth Spencer: Painting
Thursdays 9am-12pm

Beginning to accomplished students are invited to explore the fundamentals of drawing, design, color and painting techniques in order to enhance their own means of person expression. Through individual attention and demonstrations you will be encouraged to capture the color of light and vitality in your works whether they are still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes or portraits from your own photo or artistic references. Students are welcome to explore any medium they choose including, but not limited to, oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolor.

Elizabeth Spencer has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. She is an award winning Resident Artist who serves on the Art and Junior/Scholarship Committees and is a life member of the Art Students League, having studied with Daniel Greene, Richard Pionk, Gregg Kreutz, Mary Beth McKenzie, Peter Cox and Frank Arcuri. Ms. Spencer is a full-time painter who works out of her studio at 41 Union Square.

RochatNEW! Eddie Rochat: Life Drawing
Saturdays 5:30pm-8:30pm

This will be a live model/long pose class designed for both beginners and advanced students, focusing on an investigation of the human figure. Students will be exposed to various drawing concepts that will aid them in their understanding of these complexities. Anatomy perspective and light will be covered, enabling the artist to draw with a heightened awareness of the figure out of which a more holistic approach to drawing can be realized.

Edmond Rochat studied painting, drawing and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by the Janus Collaborative and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the NJ Society of Arts and Letters and is recipient of a grant from the John F and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund. He currently teaches at the Janus Collaborative.

New schedule starts January 15th:

Tues (9am-12pm) Jeffrey Berman: Beginning & Advanced Painting

Wed (6:30pm-9:30pm) Zoran Crnkovic: Sketch Class / Short Pose

Thurs (9am-12pm) Elizabeth Spencer: Beginning & Advanced Painting

Sat (9am-12pm) David Reuss: Beginning & Advanced Painting

Sat (5:30pm-8:30pm) Eddie Rochat: Sketch Class / Long Pose

Sun (9am-12pm) Joseph Perez: Beginning & Advanced Painting

All classes are “Walk-In” with no advance reservation required. Fee is $15 per session. Easels and/or tables are provided where required however attendees are responsible for their own supplies.

Sherrie McGraw • Painting donated to benefit Salmagundi Renovation Fund

Sherrie McGrawSalmagundians were privileged this past May to enjoy a workshop and demonstration by longtime member Sherrie McGraw. Scheduled during the run of the American Masters Exhibit in the Main Gallery and her own exhibition in the Patron’s Gallery, the product of this oil demonstration was given to SCNY to be sold to benefit the club’s multi-year restoration fund.

Sherrie’s painting, The Brass Pot (20″ x 16″), is currently on display at Salmagundi and carries a price tag of $21,500. Inquiries can be directed to Chris Nunnally.