Sometimes you have to paint and sometimes you have to step off the train and just live. So lucky me got to spend a few days in NYC this week. As a member of the Providence Art Club we have a reciprocal arrangement with Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in NYC. Of course did I have my current membership card with me? No! But a little phone call to the PAC, and all was well. I took my husband, left and his business associate and all around nice guy, Dave Olive. Here we are in the lavishly decorated club on Gramercy Park, after lunch. I was actually asked for my card, my contact person at the Art Club, AND a photo ID. Then was warned not to wander and not to 'touch anything'. :) The place is protected like Fort Knox. Robert Henri and Fredrick Remmington were founding members, and they have a LOT of real-deal historic art in there. And, no, I did not touch anything. Yes, I took my own photo in the Ladies' Room - hey, the light was good - for Facebook.
And then we headed off to the Red Dot Show I saw highlighted in the American Art Collector Magazine that I opened on my way to New York - there were 5 HUGE shows here this week. I couldn't have hit it better if I tried. Here's a couple of bad photos of some cool art I saw there:
Art of Anne H. Neilson
Bad photo of Robert Langford's work. I actually was lucky enough to meet these two artists and they were not only really nice people, but Anne gave me a book that she was inspired by, AND she is from Charlotte, NC, and knows my friend Kelley Sanford!
Then, across the street from Red Dot, while we were waiting for a cab to whisk us away to the Armory Show, we saw a shop with Dave's name on it. Had to take a photo....
I have more photos but I just tried to upload them, but got a message that I am "out of space" in Picassa, and I need to purchase more space. Which is strange because I didn't even KNOW I was storing anything in Picassa, and have no idea how to remove stuff from it! Oh, well, hopefully more tomorrow! Stay tuned!Pin It