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News You Can Use

Featured in this Issue
-Letter from Elizabeth Spencer
-Salmagundi Musical Get Together on Zoom
-Artist Alert: Acceptances, Prospectuses, & Competitions
SCNY Member Spotlight: Jeremy Caniglia
-Nominating Committee
-Behind the Scenes: Janet Cook
-Member Promotional Videos
-How Members Can Help
-NEW***Salmagundi Event Calendar by Date

Video Link

For those of you who missed the January 6th “Behind the Scenes” with Lee Vasu, click HERE for the video on YouTube.

Letter from President Elizabeth Spencer

Dear Salmagundians,

Our 2021 Spring Auction will be held on April 19!

For over a hundred years our Artists, supported by our generous Patrons, have raised funds to support Salmagundi operations and upkeep for our landmark townhouse and magnificent Gallery at 47 Fifth Avenue.
With the guidance of our Chairman and professional auctioneer, Nick Dawes, we have managed to cut actual auctions from 6 yearly down to two while increasing total revenues. In addition, we now have more participation from all our artists including our Very talented Junior and Scholarship group, several of whom provided works last auction that sold for over $1000.

During this challenging time it is more important than ever to support the auctions with works that will sell. Cityscapes are a constant best seller. Beautiful landscapes typically perform well along with seascapes, nocturnes, still lifes, figurative works, sculpture, and abstracts that are based on realism.

While no one can predict with certainty what will sell at a particular auction, it is certain that the works most likely to sell will be those works promoted by the artists themselves on social media and to their collectors. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to promote your works on your social media links and newsletters. Patron members, please pass our auction announcements to your mailing lists and friends.

Spring Auctions March 15-April 9, Main Gallery. The submission deadline of Monday Feb. 15th, approaching. Let’s all contribute to a new record breaking auction!

Elizabeth Spencer
President, Salmagundi Club

Salmagundi Musical Get Together on Zoom

In addition to Salmagundians being visual Artists and Patrons, they are also Musicians!

Begin the New Year with Salmagundi Members performing for you on ZOOM!

Jazz, classical, popular, and showtunes. We’ll have it all on Thursday, January 21, at 6PM.

To register, click HERE.

For the Program, click HERE.

For a list of the performers, click HERE.
Artist Alerts: Acceptances, Prospectuses, & Competions

Acceptances for the Figuratively Speaking Exhibition are posted SCNY on the Member Page or click HERE.

The Prospectus for the 2021 Spring Auction is also now on the Member Page or click HERE. Deadline for submission is Monday, February 15.

And don’t forget that the submission deadline of the Annual Black & White Exhibition, one of the oldest continuous exhibitions held in New York City, is Monday January 25 (also on the Member Page).

Hot off the Press: New Competition Announcement
The Salmagundi Library Committee is introducing a competition to paint two panels for the Salmagundi Club Library doors (inside-facing) with an award of $15,000. These paintings will be permanently attached to the Salmagundi Club Library entry doors. For information, click HERE.


SCNY Member Spotlight

This month’s Member Spotlight is on Salmagundian Jeremy Caniglia.

Jeremy Caniglia is an artist, illustrator, activist, professor and art historian based in Omaha, NE. His education included the Art Students’ League, Maryland Institute College of Art, and study under the Norwegian master Odd Nerdrum.

Jeremy is represented by galleries across the United States and has held more than 20 solo exhibitions. His work has been featured in various magazines and publications including the Washington Post, CNN, Art Renewal Center (ARC), American Art Collector, and Fine Arts Connoisseur.

To view Jeremy’s work on ARTSY, click HERE.

SCNY Nominating Committee

The ballots have been counted and the Nominating Committee chosen.

The five members of the committee are:
Catherine Annie Patt (Chairman)
Roger Rossi (Vice Chairman)
Neil Allen
Jacob Collins
Patricia Watwood

The two alternates are:
Lucas Bononi
Gloria Sampson Knight

The Committee will soon be meeting and will be supplying contact information for those Members who wish to participate as Officers or Committee Members for the 2021-2023 term.

Behind the Scenes: Janet Cook, Artist & Teacher

Behind the Scenes at Salmagundi, sponsored by the Junior & Scholarship Committee, will feature Artist and Teacher, Salmagundian Member Janet Cook.

Friday, February 5, 6PM on ZOOM.
Free to attend but necessary to register in advance.

Please click HERE to register.

SCNY Custom Made Artist Promotional Videos

Online promotion has grown by leaps and bounds since the arrival of COVID and online promotion, once an option, has become essential for artists.
Salmagundi is now offering personalized promotional videos for its members – custom made and suited to their needs, shot and created on behalf of the Club by our own Joseph Fraia, Salmagundian and member of the PR Committee.
For a sample of these new promotional efforts – a new video spotlighting Carole Teller, click HERE.

· Pricing: $200 for a 2 minute video.
· The member is required to provide 10-15 images of his/her works
· A headshot/studio photo.
· A 100 to 120 word profile.
· A 60-second audio/video file of the individual speaking about themselves.
· Price includes uploading finished video to YouTube and/or FaceBook.

Additional personalization and customization are available.

For information or to make arrangements for this very new service, please contact Joseph Fraia via email at
How Members Can Help

Best wishes to all Salmagundians – many of whom have been heeding the call in support of the Club. Your participation is sincerely appreciated during these challenging times.

We understand that not every Member can lend assistance, but if you can, here are ways in which you can help:

Just paying your dues can go a long way to supporting the Club. Given continued issues with postal delivery, it is advisable that Members phone in their dues payments via credit card. You can call the Club at 212.255.7740. Mailed checks are still welcome, of course.

Paying your dues in advance is also a means of helping – whether it be paying for the whole year or by just paying next quarter’s dues.

Donate. Members can contact Chris Nunnally at the above number or contribute via paypal by clicking HERE.

Make a merchandise purchase. In addition to merchandise listed on the website (click HERE), Salmagundi also carries SCNY lapel pins, available to Salmagundi Members only for $20 (pictured above). Just call the Club at 212.255.7740. All calls have been forwarded to Chris Nunnally, Director of Operations. And please allow up to two weeks for shipping!

Salmagundi is registered on Amazon Smile. If you are purchasing from Amazon, please consider Amazon Smile (by clicking HERE). For eligible purchases, 0.5% of the purchase comes to the Club as a donation.

Salmagundi Event Calendar by Date

Online Events on ZOOM

Thursday, January 21, 6PM
Musical get Together on Zoom
To register, click HERE.

Tuesday, January 26, 6:30PM
Mystery Book & Video Club: Broken Harbour by Tana French

Thursday, February 4, 6PM
General Membership Meeting
To register, click HERE

Friday, February 5, 6PM
Behind the Scenes: Janet Cook
To register, click HERE

Exhibitions Coming in 2021

SCNY Junior & Scholarship Members Exhibition
January 11 – 29

Open Figuratively Speaking Exhibition
February 1 -19

The Salmagundi Black and White Exhibition
February 22 – March 12
Prospectus on Member Page

SCNY Spring Auction
March 15 – April 9
Prospectus on Member Page

American Watercolor Society
April 12 – 30

Be Safe & Create!
We urge all Salmagundians to please take care and kindly follow the preventive recommendations below to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For CDC guidelines, click HERE.

And thank you to all Members for supporting Salmagundi!


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