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Great opening at the A.I.R. Gallery

On May 26th we had our National Artists exhibit opening reception at the A.I.R. Gallery. It was a superlative evening. How fortunate I am to belong to this wonderful gallery with its amazing history and exciting prospects for the future. The curator, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, discussed each artist’s work, was friendly and accessible. The artists and other attendees were kind and approachable, with none of the snobbery so prevalent in the New York art world. I left the opening enthused, eager to learn more about the gallery from the archives at the Fales Library and Special Collections, and to contribute as much as I am able. I have included two pictures from the evening, along with links to each artist’s website. (please scroll down for links)

Collage: Top: cover of catalog; middle, L to R: Aranda-Alvarado discussing artist's work, painting detail Mineko Yoshida, detail art by Jody Joldersma, detail art by Amy Swartele,; bottom L to R: National Artist poster by Julia Kim Smith, monotype detail by Patty Smith, installation by Melissa Furness, mixed media by Julia Kim Smith
Collage: Top: cover of catalog; middle, L to R: Aranda-Alvarado discussing artist’s work, painting detail Mineko Yoshida, detail art by Jody Joldersma, detail art by Amy Swartele,; bottom L to R: National Artist poster by Julia Kim Smith, monotype detail by Patty Smith, installation by Melissa Furness, mixed media by Julia Kim Smith
Paintings shown at the National Artists Exhibition
Paintings shown at the National Artists Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists: d’Ann de Simone, Dani Dodge, Shannon Forrester, Melissa Furness, Alisa Henriquez, Jody Joldersma, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Mimi Oritsky, Ekaterina Popova, Meghan Quinn, Julia Kim Smith, Patty Smith, Ann Stoddard, Amy Swartele, Erin Wiersma, Joo Yeon Woo, Janet Decker Yanez, Mineko Yoshida

A new season

I am looking forward to the new art season, and I am honored to have been selected as a National Artist with the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. From late May to late June of 2016, the National Artists will be exhibited in a group show at the gallery. When I lived in NY I visited the A.I.R. Gallery often, finding it inspirational. At that time, it was located in SoHo. It is the first all women, artist-run gallery. Read more about the gallery’s history and mission. In a time when women make up 60% of art students, but only 30% of the artists being shown in galleries and museums, it is as important as ever for women to have a place to share our art.

Figure composition (2) complete:

Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2015.