SCNY Fall auctions

Exhibit & Auction

Exhibition Date
Sep 26 - Oct 21, 2022
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skylight gallery
Exhibition Hours

Monday – Friday | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Open to the public
Free to attend

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Salmagundi Club is home to the oldest continuous art auction in New York, held each spring and fall since the late 1870’s.

Original art from club members, together with historic works from the Salmagundi archive collection, will be offered. “This may be the finest auction we have held since the landmark event in 1917 when our club raised enough at auction to buy 47 Fifth Avenue” according to Nick Dawes, Salmagundi Chairman who will conduct the live auction on Friday, October 21st. “This year we are raising funds toward elevator installation”, Dawes adds, “and the event will include a paddle raise and pre-auction gala cocktail and dinner.”

This auction will be in 2 parts: an evening session on Friday, October 21 that will be live in Salmagundi’s skylight gallery at 8pm, and an afternoon session that will be online only on Saturday, October 22 at noon.

About 32 lots will be offered live on Friday; many donated to the club by members. They include four oils (landscape and harbor scenes) from the estate of Antonio Cirino (1889-1983), a John Coleman bronze of Four bears, two works by popular New York artist Carole Teller, whose work also appears in the internet session, a floral still life by Kathy Anderson, a portrait commission opportunity and uniquely painted artist palettes. Also featured will be a commemorative portrait of beloved Salmagundian Bill Creevy (1942-2020), and a plein air oil of a local Greenwich Village scene by Guy A. Wiggins (1920-2020), which all Salmagundi members and friends will be invited to bid on as a fundraising effort.

Over 50 Salmagundi artists contributed to the auction, including Copley Society member Del Bourree Bach, whose works will be offered in both the live and online auction, together with a selection of photographs from the estate of Bodonna ‘Bo’ Kass (1938-2020), and original artwork in all media by established and Junior members of the club. Over 100 lots will be offered during the online only auction on Saturday.

“With starting prices as low as $150, all set at 30% of typical gallery prices, this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of American art history”, says Nick Dawes.

This year, a preview of the live auction works will be available to see in our skylight gallery. The rest will be shipped directly from the artist, allowing a unique opportunity for patrons and artists to interact.

Reception & Live Auction Registration

October 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception is open to the public
Tickets required to attend
Up to 300 people

Free soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Drinks for sale in Wiggins bar
(card only, no cash)

Includes registration to bid (lots #1 – 32)
Attending reception is optional

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Auction Dates

Oct 21, 8:00 PM | Live Auction
(lots #1 – 32)
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Online Only Auction
(lots #33 – 143)

Four Ways to Bid

  1. Live in Salmagundi’s skylight gallery | Register for Friday (lots # 1 – 32)
  2. Online on Live Auctioneers | Register for Saturday (lots # 33 – 143) | How it works | Bidding live
  3. By Absentee Bid Form that can be faxed to (646) 349-2275 or emailed to
  4. By phone. Call (212) 255-7740 in advance to register to bid from wherever you are. We will call you during the auction just prior to your lot coming to the block.

A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.

Shrimp dish by Thomas Bowes

Gala Auction Dinner

October 21, 2022
Dining room & skylight gallery

Open to the public
RSVP required
Seating limited to 50 people

$250 | Preview, auction, champagne, and dinner
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5:30 – 6:30 PM | Cocktail hour & auction preview
6:30 – 7:45 PM | Sit-down dinner service
8:00 PM | Live auction begins (31 lots) ending with a paddle raise
9:00 – 10:00 PM | Auction settlement, dessert, coffee & tea

About the Dinner

Salmagundi members have the option of charging the admission fee to their member account. If you would like to do so, please email to make this arrangement while seats are available.

Nicholas Dawes, Salmagundi Chairman of the Board and Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions, will host the proceedings. The auction will be broadcast and bids will be accepted live, absentee, and online. Phone bids are also welcome. The auction ends with a paddle raise.

Participants will be part of the oldest continuous art auction in New York City. Each sale supports our historic Club.

Start with

Beet & Endive Salad
w/ toasted almonds, crumbled blue cheese, arugula & champagne vinaigrette

Main Course

Beef Wellington Perigourdine
Filet of beef, spinach, mushroom duxelles baked in puff pastry w/ black truffle sauce, haricot vert


Seared Sea Scallops Nantua
w/ lobster sauce, jasmine rice pilaf, asparagus, baby carrots


Penne w/ Oyster mushrooms (Vegan)
w/ crushed peas, caramelized onions, white truffle essence


Chocolate Hazelnut Torte w/ Apricot cream
Coffee + tea


Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut

J. de Villebois Pouilly-Fume 2020

Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 201

Preview of Artworks

Second Chance Sale Artworks

Participating Artists and Guests