Drawing Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

"Mark", by Artist Lea Collie Wight, graphite ©2012  Salmagundi Club

There is a new juried exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Lower Gallery, September 17, 2012 – October 05, 2012

The Salmagundi Club was founded in 1871, and is one of the oldest art organizations in the USA. The club is located inside an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village in New York City. It offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public. They have three galleries. In its 140 year history it has a membership of nearly 850 artists and patrons,  such as Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam. The Club provides a center for representational art in America.

I recently was accepted as a " juried member" into the Club. The first exhibition I submitted my work to, is the current "Drawings" exhibit.  It is currently on exhibit until October 5, 2012. I love to draw and I love graphite. I was allowed to submit 2 pieces for this juried event. I packed and FedEx-ed my 2 pieces hoping NOT to get a phone call. A phone call means that the work was not accepted into the show. I did not get a phone call and happily I received "Honorable Mention" for my drawing , "Weevil" in graphite dust on mylar. I have included both of my pieces in the show in this post so that you can see them. I highly recommend that if you are in the neighborhood to go see the show. I am really excited that I got in and that for my first show there I was recognized with an Honorable Mention!

"The Cotton Club" #32 Graphite Dust on Paper- MLighthipe ©2012

"Weevil" Graphite Dust on Mylar  MLighthipe ©2012

#33 of #Paint52, Honorable Mention in "Drawings" at the Salmagundi Club