No matter what’s happening in our world, some things never change, like the magic that happens just before sunrise and just before sunset. In a new exhibition entitled Moonrise Sunrise, members of the historic Salmagundi Club were given the artistic challenge of creating, in a variety of media, an expression of this natural wonder ~ a reminder of the beauty that greets us everyday.
The exhibition will include more than 85 original pieces, from oil paintings to digital photography, oil and metallic leaf on panel, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil on aluminum, mixed media and more.
Participating artists include Neil Allen, Ritu Bajaj, Al Barker, Sue Barrasi, Lily Braff, Gloria Chadwick, Leslie Connito, Anne-Marie Dannenberg, Robert Deleon, Debra Friedkin, Jeffrey Friedkin, Mary Graham, Aubrey Grainger, Rob Gregoretti, Joseph Brieco, Seth Harris, Rosemary Hawkins, John Davis Held, Guy Hembling, Douglas House, Patricia Hynes, Karene Infranco, Karen Israel, Jean-Pierre Jacquet, Anne Johann, Shuk Susan Lee, Keith Magner, Jane Manco, Julie J. McGowan, Eveline Miller, Robert Murphy, Paul Murray, Maxine Nodel, Kathleen O’Reilly, Joan Marie Palmer, Peggy D. Post, Elizabeth Rhoades, Alan Richards, Mary McKenna Ridge, Roger Rossi, Mary Elizabeth Rusz, Joan Saba, Peter Salwen, Jean Schwartz, Gabor Simon, Georgette Sinclair, Jane Sklar, Neill Slaughter, Elizabeth Stainton, Tatyana Teichberg, Therese Urban, Anna Wainright, Meg Walsh, Michael Yamaoka.
The Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States, beginning as the New York Sketch Club in 1871. The club was renamed in 1877 in honor of Washington Irving’s publication ‘The Salmagundi Papers‘ and for the famous ‘Salmagundi Stew‘ that was often served in the club’s dining room. After meeting in a variety of locations throughout Greenwich Village, including 14 West Twelfth Street, the club purchased its current residence at 47 Fifth Avenue in 1917 from the president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. The building was designated a Historical Landmark in 1969, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Members of the club have included such well-known figures as Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John LaFarge, N.C. Wyeth and Guy Wiggens, to name a few.
Moonrise Sunrise will be on view from August 31 through September 18, 2020 in the Upper Gallery and Online in The Galleries at Salmagundi on Artsy. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11th/12th Streets in Greenwich Village. New hours are Tuesday ~ Friday from 1-6pm; Saturday ~ Sunday from 1-5pm. The Club is closed on Mondays. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Read more about The Salmagundi Club and past exhibitions.
Visitors will observe social distancing and please wear a mask.