Around Town: May 2013

May 6 – June 1: National Art League

83rd Annual Open Exhibition
Group show includes work by Lisa Argentieri
Reception: Sun, May 19 (2-4pm)
National Art League
44-21 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, Queens 11363

May 13 – May 31: West Side Arts Coalition

ART LIVES: A Fine Arts Exhibit
Group show includes work by Lynn Lieberman
Reception: Fri, May 17 (6-8:30pm)
RSVP Required (212) 669-4448
Photo ID required for entrance to building
Office of Manhattan Boro President Scott Stringer
New York City Municipal Building
1 Centre Street – South Tower – 19th Floor
New York, NY
Hours: M-F (9am – 5pm) Photo ID Required

May 18: BBC Fine Art and Craft Fair

Street fair includes work by Beth Kurtz
Bedford, Barrow and Commerce Streets
in Greenwich Village

May 25 – June 2: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Historic street fair runs 2 consecutive weekends (5 days)
University Place from 13th Street south to Washington Square

On the Trail: May 2013

May 6 – June 28: Wayne, PA

Plein Air Festival • Group Exhibition includes work by
Mark Boedges, Michelle Byrne, Jane McGraw-Teubner
Additional events include the Opening Gala, Garden Tours
Demos, Workshops and a Paintout for kids
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-3553

May 11 – June 1: Greenlawn, NY

Daydreams and Cigar Boxes (2 person show)
Includes work by Doug Reina
Opening Reception Sat, May 11 (5-8pm)
RIPE ART Gallery
67A Broadway
Greenlawn, NY
(631) 239-1805

May 18 – June 17: Fredricksburg, TX

Oil Painters of America
22nd Annual National Juried Show
Includes work by Suzanne Anan, Kathy Anderson, Cindy Baron,
Sherrie McGraw & Christopher Zhang
214 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-9920

Through May 24: New Canaan, CT

Spectrum 2013 • Group Exhibition
includes work by Don Axleroad
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT
(203) 972-1895

Through May 31: Huntington, NY

Driven by Art
sponsored by Art League of LI
and Acura of Huntington
Group exhibition includes work by Doug Reina
Acura of Huntington
359 W. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
(631) 470-6600

On the Web: May 2013

Richeson75 Online • Still Life and Floral

Currently on view
Group exhibition includes work by
Beth Kurtz, Leah Lopez, Tatiana Myers
Christopher Pierce & Arlene Steinberg

Richeson75 Online • Landscape, Seascape and Architectural

May 29-July 5
Group exhibition includes work by
Jeri Greenberg

Ridgewood (NJ) Art Institute • 61st Annual Sponsors Show

Group exhibition includes work by
Janet Broussard, Barbara Ferrante & James Adelman

Apr 24: Author B. A. Shapiro highlights 2013 Library Dinner

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SCNY'13-LibDin-Almeida - 26Author B.A. Shapiro was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Salmagundi Library Dinner, discussing her latest novel, The Art Forger, based on the 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston Massachusetts. The evening kicked off with cocktails, followed by dinner and the program. After dessert, copies of The Art Forger were available for purchase with Ms. Shapiro on hand to autograph.

Author B.A. Shapiro and Library Chair Barbara Genco

Author B.A. Shapiro and Library Chair Barbara Genco

Apr 23: Panel Discussion • “How Do I Know When it’s Art & When it’s Not?”

L-R: Tim Newton, Douglas Allen, Tom Davies, Elizabeth Harrington, Peter Trippi, Robert Mueller, Thomas Tener

L-R: Tim Newton, Douglas Allen, Tom Davies, Elizabeth Harrington, Peter Trippi, Bob Mueller, Thomas Tener

(By Mitch Kahn)

Another well attended panel discussion moderated by Fine Art Connoisseur Editor Peter Trippi focused on the collectors’ perspective of acquiring art.

The Panel:

Douglas Allen: Artist, Collector & Author

Tom Davies: Collector & Author

Elizabeth Harrington: Collector & CEO E.B. Harrington & Co.

Bob Mueller: Artist, Collector & SCNY Curator

Thomas Tener: Collector & SCNY Member


Peter Trippi is editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, the bi-monthly magazine that serves collectors of historic and representational painting, sculpture, drawing and prints. He is also president of Projects in 19th Century Art, Inc., the firm he established to pursue a range of research, writing and curating opportunities.

A synopsis of the discussion can be found here: EPOCH TIMES

A list of events taking place during “Collector’s Week” can be found here: FINE ART CONNOISSEUR

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Apr 23: Sneak Peek • Making a Splash • Curator’s Watercolor Exhibition

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In a salute to the great watercolorists of Salmagundi, an exhibition of works from the club’s collection takes front center in the main gallery through May 1st.

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Apr 19: SCNY @ The New York Academy of Art Spring Open Studio

Clockwise L-R: Annie Patt, Leah Lopez, Liz Adams-Jones, Ian Factor, James Keul, James Adelman, Mitch Kahn

Clockwise L-R: Annie Patt, Leah Lopez, Liz Adams-Jones, Ian Factor, James Keul, James Adelman, Mitch Kahn

(By Mitch Kahn)

With many Salmagundians counted among it’s alumni, students and faculty, the New York Academy of Art’s Open Studio presented the perfect opportunity to meet the current semester’s MFA students and view their work. Roughly 110 students were on hand including SCNY members Ian Factor and James Adelman. James will be spending the summer in China as part of select group of exchange students.

James Adelman

James Adelman

Ian Factor

Ian Factor

James Keul, Annie Patt, Leah Lopez, ?

James Keul, Annie Patt, Leah Lopez, Joan-Marie Palmer

Apr 16: Sneak Peek • Patron’s Gallery • Del-Bourree Bach • Calm, Cool … and Collected

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Longtime member (having joined as a Scholarship member in 1979), Del’s first solo show in the Patron’s Gallery of the Salmagundi Club includes many new works as well as others that have won national awards over the last several years. On view through May 1st.

Artist’s note:

I want to welcome you to “Calm, Cool…and Collected”, my first solo show here in the Patrons’ Gallery at the Salmagundi Club. I hope you will enjoy looking at my work. Many of the paintings here are my very latest, and a few are pieces that have won awards in national competition over the last several years. The Salmagundi Club has been near and dear to my heart ever since 1979, when I had the honor of becoming a scholarship member. Since that time, I have been active here, as many of you know in many capacities, as board member, Art Committee Chair, juror, auctioneer, and, of course exhibiting artist. Since my wife Kristen and I moved to Mystic, Connecticut, the club has continued to be our home away from home in New York. During this show, I am proud to support the club by donating a portion of all sales to the ongoing gallery restoration project.

For those of you who may be new to me and my work, I call myself a contemporary realist, but I don’t really like to be pigeonholed, as I hope my work continues to evolve. Coming from an illustration background, I learned early on that design, draftsmanship and discipline are as important as talent. I hope my work reflects those things as well as my passion for painting. I am inspired by nature and man’s relationship to it, and although I am perhaps best known for painting the sea and the life in and around it, I never tire of looking for new inspiration everywhere. I am happiest when someone tells me that they find my work peaceful and calming, that they enjoy looking at it with a nice glass of wine. Although my paintings often tell a story, I don’t like to direct it. I’d rather have each viewer put themselves into the picture or create their own narrative.

Again, I hope you enjoy the show. Please visit my website at You’ll find many of these paintings in a special section as well as links to all my galleries and news of upcoming events.

Apr 12: April Soirée

(Photos by Anthony Almeida)

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