Salmagundi Art Club of New York


AAPL: John A. Varriano Demonstration
Lower Gallery, November 19, 2014

The American Artist Professional League is proud to sponsor a still life demonstration by John A. Varriano on November 19th, 6 – 8:30 pm at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
John A. Varriano has been a respected representational artist for 20 years. Exhibiting extensively in juried shows and galleries throughout the country, John has won various awards for his oil paintings, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s 14th Annual Fall for Art Show in Kingston in 2010, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Guilia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibits.  In 2011, John was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the National Art League’s Annual Exhibit in New York and First Place at Gardiner Plein Air Show in June.  In August 2012, John was one of 20 artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibition at Agora Galley in Chelsea.
As an artist and instructor, John focuses on how to observe nature and effectively translate the language of light into the language of paint..  The Art Students League of New York Director Ira Goldberg states that “Mr. Varriano realizes the sensation of light and form in his paintings with a confident and fluid brushstroke.  His work bears high regard for the great masters by way of contemporary sensibility, keen perception and artistic intelligence.”


John served on the Board of Directors of the Art Students League for several years and was its President in 2005 and 2006.  John is a member of the Allied Artists of America, the Audobon Artists Society, the Artists’ Fellowship, and he currently sits on the Board of the Hudson Valley Artists Association.  John teaches figure drawing and portrait painting at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and the Art Students League, and conducts landscape, figure and prismatic palette workshops in New York and New Jersey.  John’s portrait commissions are in numerous private and public collections.

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