Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Panel Discussion: The Responsibility of Artists in the 21st Century (Part I)
Upper Gallery, September 27, 2019

We live in an age when the Western Art tradition is in crisis. At a time when the art establishment has massively promulgated the idea that anything goes, what is the responsibility of the highly-skilled, sincere artist in the 21st century? Is what artists create today just a matter their own individual expression, or are they beholden to a higher purpose? How do we understand such aesthetic principles as ‘truth’ and ‘beauty’ today?

Reception: 6:00 to 7:00 pm Parlor
Panel: 7:00 to 8:15pm Main Gallery
Sponsored by the SCNY Library Committee. Organized by Moderator Milene Fernadez and Alexander W. Katlan.

Tickets: required and non refundable
$25 for admission per panel
$10 for SCNY members, artist students, seniors per panel
Click HERE for Tickets. Ticket purchases will support the Library Fund.

In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Salmagundi Club restaurant downstairs (calling at least a week in advance to make reservations (212) 255-7740.


The Moderator, Milene Ferandez is a writer and editor. Her articles, featuring artists and exhibitions are published in The Epoch Times and in Fine Art Connoisseur. She is currently writing a book, titled, From Life, which champions the resurgence of the classical / realist tradition.




Panel  Discussion with:


Sculptor Sabin Howard is the foremost practitioner of , and authority on, Modern Classicism. His works are owned by museums and private collectors all over the world, and they have been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Epoch Times, American Artist, Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Collector, and The New Criterion, as well as many other journals internationally. He is an accomplished public speaker and is the subject of several television profiles. He is the author of the book THE ART OF LIFE with his wife author Traci L. Slatton



Artist  Judith Kudlow, a Montana native, now divides her time between New York City -  where she received her art training - Washington D.C. and Redding, CT.  Her working method is based on the nineteenth century academic tradition which emphasizes working from life to produce paintings based on precise drawing, careful modeling to produce the three-dimensional illusion, harmonious and accurate colors and values, and compositions based on time-honored rules. Her subjects include figures, portraits, still life, and landscape. Her interest in classical drapery studies has led her most recently to produce a body of work using contemporary draped subjects which she calls “color-form” paintings. She has studios in New York, Washington and Redding where she produces her paintings and teaches at her atelier, The NYK Academy.  In the November 2011 issue of American Artist magazine, The NYK Academy was named among the top 10 Art Schools in the country. 

Kudlow was a finalist in the Still Life category for the 9th Annual Art Renewal Center Salon Competition.

Artist Dan Thompson has been awarded extensively for his artwork, receiving the Grand Prize for Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Erlebacher Award from the New York Academy of Art, two Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Awards for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran, two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, as well as many others. He has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center. Dan Thompson is Dean of Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA. He co-founded two schools of Art in New York, NY: The Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art.  Mr. Thompson is Faculty Chair of the Certificate of Fine Arts department of the New York Academy of Art. He has served on the MFA faculty of the New York Academy of Art for seventeen years. Dan Thompson's work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world.

Pictured (top):
A Musical Party" by Valentin de Boulogne (Coulommiers 1594–1632 Rome)



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