Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Today's Portraits: Emerging Artists and Leading Masters" - Portraits Inc at Manhattan's Salmagundi Club

New York City's iconic Salmagundi Club hosted this fabulous exhibit showcasing works by selected Portraits, Inc. artists this past weekend, and it was a gorgeous show! Partners Julia Baughman, Beverly McNeil and Ruth Reeves, along with curating host Michael Gormley have worked tirelessly (well, actually they were all probably very tired by the end, but not that you'd know it by their astonishing energy levels) to put together an exquisite gallery event.

Below are some pics from the Opening Reception on Friday November 14, 2014.

All quiet, beforehand...

...and   a wonderful crowd arrives...

...and a bunch of mug shots, with all of The Usual Suspects:)

Below, with Burton Silverman, one of my mentors and heroes, in front of my portrait of him:

Below, Portraits Inc partner Julia Baughman with artist Kerri Gibbs

Paul Wyse and Burt Silverman:

...yours truly with my friend and mentor, John Howard Sanden, and Portraits Inc partner Ruth Reeves...

Artists friends, Laurel Stern Boeck, Patty Watwood, Ed and Deb

I can't tell you how relieved I was that Burt's self-portrait wasn't right next to my portrait of him, sigh:) It was such a stunner!

...and finally my painting below:)

Burton Silverman: American Artist, oil 28 x 28

Friday, November 7, 2014