The Salmagundi is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hartley Invitational, on view in the Skylight Gallery from March 6 through April 1, 2023. This exhibition brings together some of the most eminent contemporary realist artists from around the world, with several top artists showcasing their work at Salmagundi for the first time.
The Hartley Invitational is named after Jonathan Scott Hartley, a renowned sculptor who created marble and bronze sculptures, relief carvings, and portrait busts in a realistic style. He established the Salmagundi Sketch Club, which later became the Salmagundi Club, as a place where artists could come together to sketch and work in a supportive community. This exhibition honors Hartley’s legacy and celebrates the field of representational art, which is often overlooked in today’s art world.
This year’s exhibition features a diverse array of subject matter, media, and techniques, with works ranging from oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, to photographs, sculptures, and reliefs. The artists in the show have drawn inspiration from a variety of sources, including the natural world, contemporary life, and ancient styles and themes.
The exhibition will feature Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Chelsea Bard, Tamalin Baumgarten, Tyler Berry, Janet Cook, Marc Dalessio, Stephen Early, Shauna Finn, Kristy Gordon, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Brendan Johnston, Lisa Lebofsky, Susan Lyon, Joseph McGurl, Carol Peebles, Sergio Roffo, Maggie Rose, Richard Scott, Mark Shasha, Alvarez Roure Luis, John A. Varriano, Patricia Watwood, Jimmy Wright, Zane York, along with many others. This exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view some of the most exceptional works of art created by an array of talented artists.
Noah Buchanan, the winner of the 150-year anniversary library door competition at Salmagundi, will have a prominent spot in the exhibition. His striking 96 x 70 inch painting, titled Symphony (shown above), will be displayed and is sure to captivate viewers. This piece features 25 figures masterfully painted on one canvas, including a self-portrait that tells a compelling story. Buchanan’s outstanding talent and exceptional work truly showcase the caliber of artists featured in this exhibition.
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Hartley Invitational, which represents some of the finest and most innovative work in contemporary representational art,” said Jacob Collins, Salmagundi’s President. “The artists in this exhibition demonstrate a remarkable range of skill, vision, and technique, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements.”
The 2nd Annual Hartley Invitational is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
The Salmagundi Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional and social club established in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with over 1,100 members throughout the United States and abroad. The club, located at 47 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, is open to the public Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, and Saturday/ Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
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