A group of highly accomplished representational painters and sculptors are exhibiting together in a display of rare talent.
This marks opening week for American Masters 2014, a selling exhibition hosted by and benefiting the Salmagundi Club in New York. As the name would suggest, American Masters reserves places for the only the highest quality in contemporary representational art-making. Each of the featured artists carries an extensive resume of awards, exhibitions, and representation. For collectors and art lovers, an opportunity to contemplate these immensely skilled artists in one place is rare indeed.
John Stobart, “Abner Coburn Leaving the East River,” oil on canvas, 28 x 40 in. American Masters 2014
This year’s American Masters are Douglas Allen, Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Christopher Blossom, Eric Bowman, Tim Cherry, Don Demers, Josh Elliott, John Felsing, West Fraser, James Gurney, George Hallmark, Quang Ho, Tony Hochstetler, Charlie Hunter, Jacqueline Kamin, Thomas Kegler, Philip Koch, Gregg Kreutz, David A. Leffel, Robert Lemler, Leon Loughridge, Ed Lynch, Gwen Marcus, Sherrie McGraw, Joseph McGurl, Dean Mitchell, James Morgan, Claudia Seymour, Burton Silverman, Matt Smith, Kathryn Stats, John Stobart, Thomas Torak, John C. Traynor, Jeff Weaver, Guy A. Wiggins, and Charles Yoder. Each artist will exhibit a small selection of paintings available for purchase.
Burton Silverman, “Harlem Window,” oil, 30 x 24 in. American Masters 2014
Kathy Anderson, “Red Tulips and Oriole,” oil, 30 x 40 in. American Masters 2014
With so many distinguished artists showing their work in one place, the artworks will first be sold by ballot. The drawing of names will take place during a gala event on October 17, beginning with live jazz music and a preview at 6:30 p.m., followed by the drawing at 7:30. Any remaining pieces will be available through the run of the show.
Gwen Marcus, “The Tempest,” bronze, 28 x 13 x 20 in. American Masters 2014
Art collectors may find an American Masters panel discussion of especial interest. Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter Trippi will be moderating a session on “Collecting Art Now” on October 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The panel consists of American Masters artist Joseph McGurl, New York-based art collector Norman Dubrow, Dacia Gallery owner Lee Vasu, and art journalist-critic David Masello. Together, the panel will tackle a number of issues related to purchasing contemporary art and offer invaluable insights on starting or building a collection.
The American Master Show 2014 will continue through October 24. To learn more, visit the American Masters website.