Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NYC Street Painting Accepted into Salmagundi's National Exhibit

First Time! My "Rainy Day in NYC" painting has been accepted into the Salmagundi Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members. The Salmagundi Club (a prestigious arts club located at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City) juries two National exhibitions for non-members each year. One is for Photography and Graphics (drawings, etchings, etc.). I was accepted into that exhibition last year (with "Granddaddy" and "Oscar") and this year (with "Sarah" and "The Nutcracker"). This is my first time gaining acceptance into the club's Painting and Sculpture National Exhibit. (I've tried for many years.)

Happy News!

So, you can see "Sarah" and "The Nutcracker" in the Non-Member Photography and Graphics Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club's Main Gallery, Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 9.

And, you can see "Rainy Day in NYC", same place, in the Non-Member Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23.

My artwork has hung at the Salmagundi Club quite a few times as many National art organization hold their annual juried shows there. The club has a wonderful dining room that is open to exhibiting artists and their guests during the exhibition. Randy and I enjoyed dining there last year surrounded by outstanding art of generations of past members. I sat staring at a gorgeous painting of peonies. Couldn't take my eyes off of it.

This news does mean that "Rainy Day in NYC" won't be part of my solo show at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls in July. I guess I'll have to paint!

"Rainy Day in NYC", oil on Raymar panel, 18"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2010.

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Christine said...

Congratulations Jill! I love this painting.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Congratulations for such a prestigious acceptance, Jill. Your work is fabulous, and I'm so glad you are getting the recognition for it.

Jill Banks said...

Thanks Christine and Elizabeth. It definitely feels like a big deal ... and I think the painting is perfect for this venue. (I love it too.)