Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top Award for "Seaside Sunset" - Hip Hooray

"Seaside Sunset," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2015 Jill Banks wins Best in Show, the Board of Directors Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.

"Seaside Sunset," my oil painting of the beach at Carmel, California at sunset -- has been awarded the very top prize (the Board of Directors Award -- Best in Show -- by jurors Naomi Campbell and Rick Rosen) at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition, on view at the Salmagundi Art Club (will be closed on Memorial Day). Yea!!!!!

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Exhibition
Upper Gallery, May 22, 2016 - June 03, 2016
Open to the public. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 1-6pm, and Sat-Sun, 1-5pm.   Reception, Friday, June 3, 6-8pm. Call the Salmagundi Club at (212) 255-7740 to make sure the exhibition is open before visiting as private functions are also often on the schedule. 

The Awards Reception is on Friday, June 3, 6-8pm at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make that event since it coincides with the Rittenhouse Square Art Show on June 3-5. Can't be in two places at one time -- but if I could, I would! The reception is free and open to the public though ... so hopefully, maybe you could drop in!

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC) is a national organization dedicated to show and promote works of professional women artists founded in 1896. The CLWAC sponsors an Open Juried Exhibition in the fall at the National Arts Club in NYC -- open for application to all women artists, regardless of membership status (you do not need to be a member to apply). I've participated in a lot of those, winning awards in three.

Unlike the Open Exhibition, the Members' Exhibition is for Full Members of the CLWAC only.  To become a Full Member of the club, an artist must have been accepted into the Open Exhibition three times within a ten year period.  I passed that test and was accepted by the board.

Two of my pieces are in the exhibition at the Salmagundi Club -- "Seaside Sunset" and "Out of Water" shown below.

"Seaside Sunset" is now a two-time award winner, receiving a Certificate of Merit in Oils at the Rock Stars! exhibit at the United States Geological Survey in the fall of 2015.

"Out of Water," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2015 Jill Banks ($1250).
Painted on the same trip to the Monterey Bay area in California as "Seaside Sunset."

"Seaside Sunset," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2015 Jill Banks ($1950).

May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 22-June 3: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Salmagundi Club, NYC
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

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Dorry said...

Congratulations Jill - I am thrilled to hear of this award for "Seaside Sunset".

Jill Banks said...

Thanks, Dorry! I tried to do some fact-checking re: the previous award but ran out of time and definitely memory.