Although this virus pandemic has affected our lifestyle, it has not stopped the creative energy that Evelyn and I have seen unfold within our art community. So far the submitted art images and commentaries from our Audubon members during this period are sensitive and heartfelt. Consider posting your entry on our Website for the “Audubon Artists Covid-Inspired Art” display as it will continue indefinitely.
As you already know, due to the virus’ uncertainty, Audubon’s Board has planned our annual exhibition this fall to be Online from November through December. Please make a note of the Entry Process deadline set for Saturday, Sept. 5th. Let us reach out to our Audubon “family” to participate in this venue. Although our Associates are subject to the jury from our esteemed Medium Directors, the Elected Members are jury-free this year and are required to submit a jpeg image with their entry form on our website prospectus. At least we don’t have to worry about any size and weight restriction with your digital entry. We will post on our website all of the accepted images for this exhibition.
And for those who exhibited in our 2018 and 19 shows held at our Salmagundi Club galleries, a printed catalog documenting the participants and award winners under one binding can be ordered. An e-mail will be sent out soon to announce the order form on our website Checkout Section. Kudos to our catalog designer Joe Villa who created this artistic presentation.
At this time, Evelyn, Treasurer Christina, and I, along with the entire Audubon Artists Board would like to acknowledge on our website the ongoing contributions from our Gold and Silver donors which help to subsidize several of our Annual Awards and to defray expenses associated with the Salmagundi Club. Our appreciation goes to the award sponsors who continue to offer their support for the many important awards that honor the recognized artworks. Lastly, please contact Johanna Lisi, Awards Chair, if you want to start a memorial award or support an ongoing award.
Stay Optimistic…..Stay Productive…..Stay Safe!
Vincent J. Nardone, Co-President
Audubon Artists Inc.