Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Second Salmagundi Club Oil Portrait Sketching Competition
Upper Gallery, May 20, 2018


For Wait List, please contact

For participants, please click HERE for a printable PDF of details.

Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Doors open to participants at 9:30am.
Contest winners announced at 3:00pm.
Open for general public viewing from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Sponsored by the SCNY Program Committee.

PRIZES: $1,500 in Cash Prizes

No walk-ins will be permitted. No refunds will be given if unable to attend after registering. You do not have to submit your artwork to be judged for prizes. 

PRICE: $47.00 per person.

This event is in collaboration with our SCNY celebration of 100 years at 47 Fifth Avenue. Entry is open to all artists, ateliers, & students.

No turpentine allowed only odorless mineral spirits or non-toxic, odorless turpentine substitute.

MODELS: Male and female portrait models will be positioned in different parts of the Main Gallery. Each model will hold a single pose for three and a half hours (breaking every 20 minutes for five minutes).

EASELS: Artists can bring their own pochade box, and/or easel setups. There will be a limited number (8) of easels available. If you require an easel, please contact Alexander Katlan at (718) 455-7458 or

LOTTERY FOR OIL SKETCHING SPOTS: Upon entering the Main Gallery, each artist will draw a number and proceed to that spot for one of the three models. 

RESERVATIONS: LIMITED 45 Spots available, first come first serve basis.
Tickets purchased in advance required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Click HERE for tickets, available online only.

FIRST PRIZE: $1,000.00 cash and Mosepi Sketch Box (Mfg Mosepi Boxes, Dylan Gillespie)
PURCHASE PRIZE FOR THE BEST OIL PORTRAIT SKETCH.  The Oil Sketch will enter permanently in the SCNY Salmagundi Club Art Collection subject to SCNY Board of Directors approval.

SECOND PRIZE: $500.00 cash and Artful Circle Gift Certificate (for 2) to visit select art galleries

Art Jury:
Three distinguished members of the NY Metropolitan art scene
-Salmagundi Club First Vice-President Elizabeth Spencer
-Former Salmagundi President Claudia Seymour
-Director of the Florence Academy of Art US- N.J. Jordan Sokol

Prize Donors: Anthony Almedia, Ed Brennan, Nick Dawes, Jane Haher & Herc Izquierdo, John Harding, Mitch Kahn, Bill Keena, Andrew & Donna Lattimore, John & Eloise Moorehouse, Leah Lopez, Mohammed & Bonnie Yousuf, Roger Rossi, George Short, Carol Teller, Evan & Anita Wilson

Supporting Donors: Alexander Katlan, Bonnie Seiler, Tim Newton, Robert Pillsbury, Claudia & Mark Seymour, Pam Singleton, Debbie Wells, Anthony Santomauro, John Traynor, George Grub, Natalie Ballin, Gary Erbe, Tom & Elizabeth Torak, Kathy Anderson, Elizabeth Spencer, Tahseen Ali Khan, Burt Wolder, Joseph McGurl

Please note the link here showing Milene Fernandez’s Epoch Times September 2017 article on the first Salmagundi Club Oil Portrait Sketching Contest.

 Pictured: Artwork by Dan Thompson, Protopunk, 2018

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