In this issue:
Balancing Act
Solo Exhibition
Gone or Going to New Homes
Group Shows
Current Exhibition

Upcoming Salmagundi Exhibitions
Class Schedule
Gift Certificate
Archives - Newsletters
My last few months have differed a bit from some other years' balance of activities. After ten years of service in various capacities on the Board of Directors of the Salmagundi, I'm a civilian once again.

I did little  plein air  work this season, as the weather and my energies did not always align. Instead, I've been doing mostly small watercolors in the studio. Some of these have been highly experimental
Dark Dahlias , watercolor on Aquabord, 11” x 14,” 2019
   Turmeric Kitty,  watercolor on Aquabord, 8" x 8,” 2019
Live Oaks and Spanish Moss,  watercolor on Aquabord, 12” x 9,” 2019
What the weather has permitted, however, and where my focus has kept returning, has been to dancing Argentine tango socially, outdoors and in, mostly in New York, with some expeditions to New Jersey, Philadelphia, and, most recently, Charleston, South Carolina. 
Those new to this newsletter may not know that I was an art historian long before I became a full-time artist. I am thus either doomed or blessed to make constant references between either what I've created and elements of art history, or unusual comparisons between living humans and the visual repertoire in my head. My recent and much-enjoyed trip to Charleston has yielded such a comparison. 
The event, called an  encuentro milonguero,  was a four-day treat of social tango with like-minded dancers willing to commit to very formal ground-rules {called the  codigos  by traditionally-minded dancers of tango) in order to enjoy an ambiance of group cooperation, fabulous music and wonderful dancing. Here are several photographs, taken by Adrienne Yvr, that convey the zen-like state that keeps me coming back for more when I have the chance.
And here's where the art historian's memory kicked in. Aristocratic ladies in 15th-century Italy sometimes plucked or shaved their foreheads in order to look elegant, and, I suppose, what we would call "brainy." The likenesses of some were commemorated in painted portraits. A very few were portrayed in sculpture. When I saw Adrienne's photo of me in near profile, I thought of several of these images. The closest of I can find to the sense of stillness and peace and joy I feel when dancing this amazing dance is Desiderio da Settignano's marble bust portrait, dated ca. 1460, of Marietta.Strozzi, now in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.
Annie Dancing Tango
Desiderio da Settignano,  Bust of Marietta Strozzi
I’ve been experimenting with my left hand and even got the beginning phase
of a monotype out of it!
Off the Merry Go Round
Rorschach Horse , monotype, 1/2, 5 3/4” x 7," 2019
And thus I continue, turning sometimes to mark-making in my studio, and sometimes to more complex movements involving much more of my body, as a dancer. Often neither activity leaves a permanent record, but both allow me to experience engagement with the moment, whatever that might be.
Horse Power.  Sold at Salmagundi Club Fall Auction
White Peonies . Sold at October 27 fundraising auction to benefit Ballroom Basix, the wonderful program that teaches children in New York area public schools who learn fundamentals of etiquette and several forms of social dance ( }
Catitude, a housewarming gift to these rambunctious felines' owners.


Intuition & Logic: Hand in Hand
16 - 22 December 2019

The reception
Monday, December 16 from 6-8pm

Salmagundi Club
Patrons' Gallery
47 Fifth Avenue @ 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

Partners on Many Levels,  monotype, 1/3, 5 3/4” x 7 3/4,” 2019
Yellow Bouquet White Vase,  pastel on gessoed paper, 14” x 20,” 2018

SCNY Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale,
2 December 2019-1 January 2020
Reception and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, 12 December, 6:30-8:30 pm
This exhibition -- a longstanding annual event in the club calendar -- takes its name from a kind of field paintbox small enough to be secured by an artist's art-making hand. Works on view are, of course, also quite small,
Three monotypes of mine that will be on view at the beginning of the exhibition are:
Earth Mother’s Birthday Portrait ,  monotype, 1/2, 6” x 8,” 2019
Partners on Many Levels, monotype, 2/3, 5 3/4” x 7 3/4,” 2019
Winter Soldiers,  monotype, 3/4, 5 3/4” x 7 3/4,” 2018

 As the club website puts it, " Unlike other exhibits, the Thumb-Box Sale is a rotating exhibition -- with each work sold, another work takes its place. Returning shoppers often find a plethora of additional works from which to choose. "
The next scheduled monotype party at the Salmagundi Club will be Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-9:30 pm. For details, see ; or call 212-255-7740. This event is open to both members and the general public.
I will be leading a workshop about making fabric collage on canvas for The Creative Center at University Settlement, on Friday, January 31, 2020. For information, or to register, contact .
Photo: Judith Schiff

Space is currently available in group painting classes, offered in my Bond Street studio. Class is in session three times a week, on a drop-in basis. All levels of experience welcomed. Call 212-464-7519 or Email me for details about classes and private lessons.

Current schedule:
Monday 2:30pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 2:30pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00am - 1:00 pm
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