Salmagundi Art Club of New York



Art Classes

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The Salmagundi Club offers a variety of Art Classes, all open to the public. All art classes will be $20 per class to attend and are "walk-in" classes (no advance notice is required). Attendees must bring their own art supplies but easels and tables are provided as are models for the life drawing classes.

The Salmagundi Club offers a variety of Art Classes: 

1. Monday 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Zoran Crnkovic Sketch Class - Short Pose
2. Tuesday On hiatus until further notice Jeff Berman Beginning & Advanced Painting Class
3. Thursday 9 A.M. to 12 Noon Elizabeth Spencer Beginning & Advanced Painting Class
4. Saturday 9 A.M. to 12 Noon David Reuss Beginning & Advanced Painting Class
5. Saturday 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Marshall Jones Sketch Class - Long Pose
6. Sunday 9 A.M. to 12 Noon Joseph Perez Beginning & Advanced Painting Class

Zoran Crnkovic

Zoran Crnkovic was born in one of the most stunning coastal countries of the Adriatic, none other than Croatia, in 1969. From an early childhood he enjoyed his time drawing, painting, carving and sculpting. In his very early years he received guidance from his creative father, Arsen Crnkovic, and was inspired by the sculptures, drawings and watercolors of his uncle, Bogolijub Crnkovic, from Australia. From the age of eleven he was taught by the multi disciplinary artist and educator Grga Marjavonic. As a high school student Zoran formed a performance group called "Neprilagodeni", which means unadjusted in Croatian, and still exists in his home town of Delnice. Being of broad interests he pursued the study of physics wanting to unite his devotion to art with the fascination of science that was ignited during his visits, from the early age of five, to the lab, where his aunt was assistant to the leading nuclear physicist in the country.

Art prevailed and after two solo shows that opened the "DHV" building in his home town as an art exhibiting space that still exists to this day, and two more solo shows at the coastal city of Volosko and the capital city of Zagreb, he moved to New York. In New York he has continued to advance his art and give a new home to his son Viktor Crnkovic.

Zoran studied at the Art Students League of New York from 1997 to 2001 where he was a monitor for Sherry Camhy and Richard Pionk. As well as being a substitute teacher, he at the same time received a scholarship membership at the Salmagundi Club. In addition the Metropolitan Museum of Art accepted him into the copiers program which gave him the chance to study Baroque art and specifically the art of Caravaggio.

From his studio in the South Bronx he joined "The Space," a newly formed group of artists in Long Island City, to repair and use a neglected building complex for art events and exhibitions. He then moved his studio to the building across from the PS1 Museum that had just opened for artists known as the "Phun Phactory" and later known as the "5Pointz," for its graffiti covered exterior. There he organized open studios and exhibitions which included residents and neighborhood artists in order to establish a new name and character for the building to be known from then on as the Crane Street Studios.

Zoran has had twenty solo shows and close to one hundred group shows so far. He continues to paint and sculpt from his Crane Street studio.

Jeff Berman

Head of the Art Center for Ink Press Paper, manufacturer of fine art papers for professional and home printers. They displayed Mr. Berman's work in Photo Expos all over the United States.
Staff Artist and photographer of the International Dance Festival held at Alvin Ailey, DiCapo and Doris Duke Theaters. Prepared press kits and posters for modern dance groups from all over the world.

Photographer and artist for Brooklyn Arts Council Folk Street Festival. Work was used for Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center Out of Doors Poster for 2005.
Purchase of 125 pieces of art by New York State for new pavilion of Coney Island Hospital. Portrait of the Mayor and commissions for Head of Jacobi Medical Center and Director of Coney Island Hospital.

2005 Grand Prize winner in Salmagundi Pastels Competition and Exhibition.
Award winner in the old Oil Pastel Society of America competition.

Showing mixed media at SoHo Photo in Tribeca. His next exhibit is part of a grant project for bringing art and dance to the public's eye in lower Manhattan. It will be held in June 2006.
Life member Art Student's League.

Teaching and lecturing for PAI at the National Arts Club, United Federation of Teachers/Art Teachers Association, Salmagundi Club, New York City Board of Education, SoHo Photo, National Arts League (Queens, New York) and Southhampton College.

Elizabeth Spencer:

Elizabeth Spencer has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. She is an award winning Resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club who also serves on the Art Committee and the Junior/Scholarship Committee.

She is a Life Member of the Art Students League who has studied with Daniel Greene, Richard Pionk, Gregg Kreutz, Mary Beth McKenzie, Peter Cox and Frank Arcuri among other notable artists. Ms. Spencer enjoys experimenting with a wide range of traditional and experimental fine art techniques.

Her work is represented in many collections throughout the United States as well as Europe and the Far East.

Ms. Spencer is a full-time painter who works out of her studio on Union Square.

David H. Reuss

Native New Yorker David H. Reuss is an award winning artist member of the Salmagundi Club and also Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators.

He is also an Executive member of the Society of Illustrators.

David has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Professional Studies from Pratt Institute in Arts and Cultural Management.

With over twenty years experience in illustration and fine art David's work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums and clients. Because of his versatility David can offer students of all levels and disciplines an opportunity to grow and learn. Whether it be still life, portrait, human figure or landscapes, students can expect individual attention and lessons that will be sure to enhance their work.

Students should bring their own art supplies and surfaces to work on. Still life subject material is available however many students opt to work from personal or commercial photographs or from prints of paintings and drawings by other artists. Please fell free to contact David Reuss at with any questions.

Marshall Jones:

An accomplished figurative painter, Marshall Jones was the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2008. He was also awarded the Phyllis Mason Grant in 2009 as well as the Jean Gates Grant from the Art Students League of New York. As a scholarship member of the Salmagundi Club, he has been twice awarded the Richard Pionk award at the annual members show. In 2010 he was awarded the Fantasy Fountain Fund Travel Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Paris American Academy.

Marshall Jones has taught figure drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York and Studio 371 in Jersey City. He works and teaches out of his studio in Hell's Kitchen.

Joseph Perez

Joseph Perez has been painting and enjoying landscapes and Seascapes for most of his life. He is an artist member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City and is also an official Coast Guard Artist with COGAP and a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. He is an avid sailor and builder of wooden boats with a Master of Coastal Motor and Sailing Vessels license. His inspirations in marine art have included Winslow Homer, Emile Gruppe and A.T. Bricher.

Mr. Perez has studied landscape painting with Mr. Richard Pionk, and Mr. Frank Mason, two notable artist who have taught at the Art Students League in New York City. He has also studied with Mr. David Leffel, Mr. Charles Sovek and Mr. Greg Kreutz. His award winning paintings are enjoyed in private collections worldwide.

Mr. Perez holds weekend classes for adults in landscape and seascape painting at the Salmagundi Club (Sunday mornings ) and aboard his beautiful house barge in Seaford, Long Island.

Mr. Perez will also be teaching Plein-Air workshops on selected weekends. Please contact the Salmagundi Club for more information.


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