Feb 28: Academy Awards Soirée

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(Photos by Anthony Almeida)

Gowns and gaffes aside, this past Thursday evening, February 28th, the gang gathered to celebrate The Songs That Won the Academy Award.

four_leaf_clover_night_lightFriday, March 15th, we’ll tip our hats to St. Patrick. Bar opens at 6 • Dinner and music from 7 • Reservations an absolute must (212) 255-7740 • Dag has the book.

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Feb 25: Sneak Peek • 4th Annual Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition

(By Mitch Kahn)

Now in its fourth year, this perennial is made possible through the generosity of Sylvia Maria Glesmann and runs through March 28th. Click on first thumbnail to open full window and use keyboard or rollover arrows to navigate.

Feb 23: Water Color Materials Demo by Sharon Way-Howard

Sharon painting clouds

(By Karen Loew)

On Saturday, February 23rd, SCNY members and members of the public were invited to a water color materials demonstration by former Art Committee Chair Sharon Way-Howard. The event ended with a raffle of materials donated by M. Graham and Co., Karen Loew and Annie Patt as well as Sharon’s finished painting.

Bonnie Cotnoir, Sharon Way-Howard and Denise Rolland

Raffle winners Bonnie Cotnoir and Denise Rolland with Sharon

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SCNY'13-Sharon Howard Demo - 8Alex Katlan, who was upstairs hosting his own exhibition and sale came down to support the effort by purchasing a few raffle tickets and wound up winning the prize donated by M. Graham and Co., 21 tubes of Sharon’s favorite gouache. Ruth Mendez won a copy of Watercolor Magazine also donated by Sharon. Special thanks to Tom Hedderich for his help in setting up the room.

Next materials demo will take place Saturday, March 16th, 2-3:30 PM. Featured will be SCNY member Joe Gyurcsak, resident artist for Utrecht Art Supplies and noted author, instructor, juror and art materials expert. The focus of his demo will be acrylics.

Feb 21: SCNY @ The Grand Central Academy Winter Open Studio

(By Mitch Kahn)

With so many Grand Central Academy students and alumni part of the SCNY family, it was only natural for us to cover the Academy’s first Open Studio event.

Glimpses Behind the Easel: The Alexander Katlan Collection • Exhibition and Sale

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The Alexander Katlan Collection
of Artwork, Drawings, Watercolors and Sketches (from the book “Artist Letters, Notes & Sketches”).
 
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Exhibition and Sale:
February 19th – 25th
SCNY Patrons Gallery
 
Opening Reception:
February 20th – 6:00 PM

SCNY'13-Katlan Peek - 3Fine Art Connoisseur • January/ February 2013: “In this age of  burgeoning e-correspondence and text messages, the complexity and ornamentation of actual letters on paper are more rare than ever, and in fact more intriguing. Katlan’s collection opens up to us a lost world of personal communications (artwork and drawings) ….”

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Half of proceeds to benefit the SCNY Gallery Renovation Project.

SCNY'13-Katlan Peek - 4Online Gallery: click any image to open full screen and then use keyboard or rollover arrows to navigate. Exhibition includes additional items not shown.

Katlan Sale: Works by Xavier J. Barile

Artist Xavier J. Barile (1891-1981) was a painter, illustrator and etcher. He studied with Chapman, F. Luis Mora, John Sloan and Dodge. He was a member of the Art Students League of New York, Kit Kat Club, Salmagundi Club (joining in 1954), American Monotype Society, National Society of Painters in Casein and the Society of Independent Artists.

Half of all proceeds to benefit the SCNY Gallery Renovation Project

"Heads" (1939) Xavier J. Barile • Ink and Graphite (5 1/2" x 4 3/4") Mounted together with "Heads-Meeting" • both $685

“Heads” (1939) Xavier J. Barile • Ink and Graphite (5 1/2″ x 4 3/4″) Mounted together with “Heads-Meeting” • both $685

"Heads - Meeting of United American Artists" (1939) Xavier J. Barile (5 1/2" x 4 3/4") Mounted together with "Heads" • both $685

“Heads – Meeting of United American Artists” (1939) Xavier J. Barile (5 1/2″ x 4 3/4″) Mounted together with “Heads” • both $685

"Three Cacti Arizona" (1940) Xavier J. Barile • Color Monotype (12" x 8 1/2") $585

“Three Cacti Arizona” (1940) Xavier J. Barile • Color Monotype (12″ x 8 1/2″) $585

Katlan Sale: Etchings by Daniel Graves

Artist Daniel Graves (b.1949) is a fine oil painter, etcher and director of The Florence Academy of Art, which he founded in 1991. He studied with Joseph Sheppard and Richard Lack. Upon his return to Florence Italy in the 1970’s, he studied with Richard Serrin (1975-76) and at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts and with Nerina Simi in 1978. With his colleague Charles Cecil he founded the Cecil-Graves studio and in 1991, the Florence Academy where he continues to teach and paint.

Half of all proceeds to benefit the SCNY Gallery Renovation Project

"Passegio Umbria" (1978) Daniel Graves (edition 99/200) Etching (3" x 4 1/2") $415

“Passegio Umbria” (1978) Daniel Graves (99/200) Etching (3″ x 4 1/2″) $415

"Tribute to Inness" (artist proof) Daniel Graves (1977) Etching (5" x 7") $485

“Tribute to Inness” (artist proof) Daniel Graves (1977) Etching (5″ x 7″) $485

"Firenze" (1978) Daniel Graves (edition 23/200) Etching (3" x 6 1/4") $435

“Firenze” (1978) Daniel Graves (23/200) Etching (3″ x 6 1/4″) $435

"Venezia" (1982) Daniel Graves (edition 116/200) Etching (5" x 7") $465

“Venezia” (1982) Daniel Graves (116/200) Etching (5″ x 7″) SOLD