The New York Society of Etchers and the Salmagundi Club are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition, The First Annual NYSE and SCNY Artist Exhibition, on display in the Patron’s Gallery of the Salmagundi Club from December 11 – 17th, 2016.
This exhibition will showcase the work of a small Cadre of NYSE and SCNY members who excel in the use of etching and monotype. Participation in this exhibition is by Invitation.
Etching is a technique in which an artist creates a permanent image on a plate using acid that eats into a metal plate that can then be inked and re-inked many times, allowing for a multiple of prints. Monotype is a printmaking process that yields characteristically one, irreproducible image. Practicing the medium an artist paints directly on a plate, and then transfers the image onto paper using a printing press, creating a one-off impression. The etching and monotype artists in this exhibition include NYSE President Bruce Waldman and Directors Stephen A. Fredericks, Kirsten Flaherty and Rachel Burgess, as well as SCNY President Robert Pillsbury and club historian Bob Mueller.
The New York Society of Etchers, Inc., founded in 1998, is an artist-run printmakers group that organizes exhibitions of intaglio prints. The society has recently moved the location of its important annual exhibitions to their new Salmagundi Club home. Since 2000 the NYSE has organized and participated in nearly fifty exhibitions, including those in New York, Israel and Australia; and has collaborated on projects with artists from Hungary, China, France, Ireland, Australia, and Peru. The etchers have also organized exhibitions on behalf of cultural institutions such as the Museum of the City of New York, the Housatonic Museum and recently the International Print Center New York.
The Salmagundi Club, founded in 1871, is a historic and fabled organization that supports the role of representational art in America. ‘Monotype Parties’ were once a regular event at the SCNY in the 19th century. Under the direction of its current president Robert Pillsbury, the SCNY revived the club’s hosting monthly Monotype Parties some six years ago. At these highly anticipated, capacity events artist-printmakers devote an evening to the creation of monotypes using the Club’s two printing presses. The SCNY has had among its membership such important early American mono-typists as William Merritt Chase and H. Pruett Share – not to mention etchers Thomas Moran, Frederick Stuart Church and Childe Hassam. Through classes and demonstrations, as well as through exhibitions in its three galleries, the Salmagundi Club continues to support contemporary artists.
The First Annual NYSE and SCNY Artist Exhibition, celebrates the beginning of an exciting new partnership between the SCNY and NYSE whose combined and solo exhibitions will continue to advance the printmaking arts. An opening reception for the event will be held in December. The SCNY is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The Patrons Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. For additional information, please visit www.salmagundi.org or www.nysetchers.org.
For more information, pleas contact Rachel Burgess, Director, NYSE, (617) 312-9612, firstname.lastname@example.org.