The Salmagundi Club’s Historic Black & White Exhibition
January 11 - Feb 14, 2019
New York, NY - The Salmagundi Club, located in a stately brownstone on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its Historic Black and White Exhibition will be held January 11 – February 14, 2019. The Annual Black & White Exhibition remains a beloved Salmagundi tradition as artists capture dynamism and vibrancy through the simplest of palettes. Work in a variety of techniques and medium including oil, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, silverpoint, ink, etching, monotype and linocuts will be on display.
Salmagundi Curator Committee Chair Bob Mueller states, “The introduction of the Black and White exhibitions in 1878 was groundbreaking and their importance in the scope of American art cannot be overlooked. These were open exhibitions and included works by foreign artists as well as women and were the vehicle which carried the fledgling Club to prominence during this crucial period in the development of a national art identity.”
This juried exhibition is open exclusively to the club’s members (resident and non-resident) which total approximately 900 artists and patrons worldwide. Founded in 1871, Salmagundi is one of the oldest and most well respected arts organizations in the United States. Its members included such prominent artists as Thomas Moran, Louis Comfort Tiffany, William Merritt Chase, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam.
Its illustrious history has been documented in a scholarly reference guide, The Black and White Exhibitions of the Salmagundi Sketch Club 1878-1887: A Guide to Etchings, Engravings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Oils and Monotypes, written by Salmagundi member Alexander Katlan in 2007. For more information about this publication and others about the club, visit www.alexanderkatlan.com.