The “Tête-à-Tête” Portrait Exhibition (January 16 through February 2nd, 2017), assembled by SCNY Curators Eileen Clancy and Bob Mueller and the Curators Committee, consisted of an intimate selection of works from the SCNY Permanent Collection, affording viewers an opportunity to quietly enter into a visual dialogue with these distinctive and memorable personages.
John Howard Sanden, Portraits and Paintings, Fifty Year Retrospective Exhibition, a world class exhibition of the work of one of America’s leading portrait painters is spellbinding and memorable.
In addition to the works depicting American Leaders, African Kings and figure paintings, this multifaceted event includes lectures, presentations and videos.
The Junior-Scholarship Exhibition and the “New Member’s Show” coalesced excitingly on January 2, 2017 in our upper and lower galleries.
Both shows were extremely well attended…The excitement of new and younger members seeing their work displayed in our world class galleries was almost palpable.
Here are some photos which just begin to depict the feeling of artistic fervor and enthusiasm which characterized the evening….Would that my camera had ears as well as a somewhat discerning eye…
Summer 2016, with diverse, stellar exhibitions and events, proved to be an exciting time. The annual members photography exhibition, non-members exhibition and August’s Monotype Madness were just a few of this summer’s events. Add to that Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday Bash which rocked the house and raised some greatly welcomed funds for Salmagundi, “The House that Art Built”.
Members Photography and Graphics Exhibition:
Non-Members Photography and Graphics Exhibition:
Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday Bash
One of the highlights of the summer was celebrating our own, Leo the Lion, Roger Rossi’s 80th Birthday! The following photographs reflect only a small part of the excitement and joy we experienced on this happy occasion. Many thanks to Annie Shaver-Crandell and all the others who helped make this event a joyous and successful fund raiser.
August’s Monotype Madness
Twenty six works by 24 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) were on view in the upper gallery from July 3rd through July 15th.
These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S.Coast Guard. Subjects, to name but a few, include dramatic search and rescues, environmental protection and drug interdiction operations. Salmagundi Club artists Leendert van der Pool, Tom Hedderich, Anne Kullaf, Mara Sfara and Karen Loew had paintings included in this show. An additional 27 works from previous years were also on display. All paintings are generous gifts of the artists, who volunteer their time and talents to record through art the many missions of our Coast Guard.
To learn more about COGAP, CLICK HERE
Rafters Rocked Around the Clock as Salmagundi Club hosted its summer, full to capacity, all night Draw-A-Thon.
Artists, following the call of their muse, quickly found artistic stations which allowed them to paint, draw or print– inspired by nude and costumed models, in long and short poses.
The cash bar, camaraderie ala Salmagundi and endless slices of pizza all added to the merriment of the evening.