The Art Students League Presents The Annual Instructor Salon 2021




Image Credit: Doug Safranek, Maize and Capsicum, 2018

Since the late nineteenth century, The Art Students League of New York has launched its Fall exhibition season with a presentation of work by current League instructors. Notable artists who have had their work displayed as a part of this historic tradition include Peggy Bacon, Thomas Hart Benton, William Merritt Chase, Norman Lewis, Charles Alston, Hilda Terry D’Alessio, Robert Henri, and Anita Steckel, just to name a few. This year’s exhibition features work by 85 accomplished, diverse League instructors, and exemplifies their resiliency and innovation in these unprecedented times.

The exhibition reflects the broad range of approaches and techniques of these contemporary artists, and in doing so, also reflects the breadth of the instruction available at The League. For the first time, this year’s exhibition will exhibit work by instructors who have spent their past year adapting their practices to a rapidly changing environment, while connecting with more students than ever before in online classes. This Fall, students and instructors alike are returning The League, not only to recover an essential element that’s been missing in their lives, but also to celebrate the exciting new milestones adaptability and perseverance have allowed The League to reach. This year’s Annual Instructor Salon, after a year of much-needed reflection, foreshadows our creative future.

Featured Artists: Arslan, Elizabeth Allison, Garin J. Baker, Hugo Bastidas, Bill Behnken, mARTha Bloom, Peter Bonner, Frederick Brosen, Jeff Buckland, Michael Burban, Sherry Camhy, Naomi Campbell, Paul Ching-Bor, Susan Cirigliano, Janet A. Cook, Sylvie Covey, Elizabeth Demaray, Jon deMartin, Amy DiGi, Lisa Dinhofer, Harvey Dinnerstein, Bruce Dorfman, Ellen Eagle, Henry Finkelstein, Greg Michael Follender, Marilyn J Friedman, Michiyo Fukushima, Christopher Gallego, Leonid Gervits, Dan Gheno, Peter Golfinopoulos, Sam Goodsell, Dean Hartung, Yuka Imata, Meg Kaizu, Silya Kiese, Sonomi Kobayashi, Gregg Kreutz, Ronnie Landfield, Haksul Lee, Leonid E Lerman, Michele Liebler, Pat Lipsky, James Little, Eric March, Margaret McCann, Mary Beth McKenzie, Dominique I. Medici, Donna Mitchell, Yasumitsu Morito, Ricky Mujica, Jill Nathanson, Frank O’Cain, Karen O’Neil, Richard Pantell, Dana Parlier, Joseph Peller, Michael Pellettieri, Peter Reginato, Ephraim Rubenstein, Doug Safranek, Seiji Saito, Wendy Shalen, Robin Smith, Sharon Sprung, Anne Stanner, Natsuki Takauji, Kamilla Talbot, Thomas Torak, Bennett Vadnais, John Varriano, Costa Vavagiakis, Frank Webster, Amy Weiskopf, Jerry Weiss, Deborah Winiarski, Jason Bard Yarmosky

The Annual Instructor Salon 2021 will be on view from September 20 to October 23, 2021, Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 9:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Art Student League is located at 215 West 57th Street in the Leagues Phyllis Harriman Gallery, NYC.

If you are planning to attend, The Art Student League asks that you RSVP  for informational purposes. A ticket or reservation is not required to enter the gallery or see the exhibition.