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From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals. Growing up in NYC, photographers Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman had the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of botanicals at the New York and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. They had the opportunity to develop an early appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, much of it in spectacular greenery and flowers bursting with color.

Though seeds can be tiny and come in an envelope at the nursery, large and found in the center of a fruit, or black and found in a watermelon; they all hold the promise to become glorious botanicals.

With spring approaching in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees in bloom, variegated leaf patterns, and vines in gardens, at the beach, on your window sill, or in the rain forest.

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Deadline: 13 May 2020

The total prizes for From A Seed is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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International ARC Salon (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

International ARC Salon (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The Art Renewal Center announces a call for artists for the 15th International ARC Salon. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, the Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries. It is the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for representational art in the world. It offers over $130,000 in cash awards (top prize $25,000); unique opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums; live exhibitions; and a strong online presence.

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Deadline: 14 Aug 2020

The 15th ARC Salon Live Exhibition will consist of approximately 75 to 100 works from the 15th International ARC Salon Competition and travel to a minimum of two locations. The show will first open in New York City in June/ July of 2021 before traveling to the MEAM (Museum of European Art Modern), in Barcelona, Spain where it will be on view from October 8 – December 12th, 2021. The 15th ARC Salon Exhibition will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas. A joint award ceremony will be held on October 8th at the MEAM. This awe-inspiring international event will have artists from all over the world present and hundreds of people in attendance, showcasing the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in contemporary art.

Additional venues and dates will be published. There is an opportunity for qualifying artists to sell their works at these venues if the artist chooses to make them available for sale. Please note, availability of your work for the traveling exhibition is not required for entry into the ARC Salon Competition or for winning the top awards in the ARC Salon Competition. Last cycle, the ARC received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries. The 15th competition has a jury panel of 21 prestigious category jurors and over 40 jurors total when including partnering awards.

Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, Fully From Life, Plein Air Painting, Animals, and a special category for teens.

International ARC Salon Artist Benefits

  • Over $130,000 in cash awards
  • Top Prize $25,000 cash award
  • Over 140 awards and honorable mentions
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus 8 honorable mentions in each of 11 categories
  • Publication awards through partnering magazines
  • Purchase and exhibition awards through ARC and partnering museums
  • Exhibition and sale opportunities through partnering galleries
  • Additional awards for Best Nude, Best Trompe L’oeil, Most Ambitious Work, Best Social, Commentary, Best Watercolor, Best Pastel, Chairman’s Choice Awards, and ARC Staff Awards
  • Semi-finalists will be published on the ARC website
  • Finalists will be published in the 15th ARC Salon hard-bound book “International Realism”
  • Approximately 40 jurors participate including partnering awards

International ARC Salon Testimonials

“Over the past 15 years, the Art Renewal Center has been pivotal in the development of my fine art career. I gained the attention of several galleries which still represent me to this day. I owe a debt of gratitude to the Art Renewal Center.” – David Gluck, (award winning artist)

“ARC helped my career in a huge way early on, and when it really mattered; when I was nobody from nowhere. The endorsement, and patronage provided the kind of financial and emotional support that kept me pursuing my life’s dream, giving me the means, courage, and confidence to push on.” – Julio Reyes, (award winning artist)

“I want to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into the ARC Competition and Traveling Exhibition. Since winning my award in the 13th ARC Salon, I have acquired seven new painting commissions! The work that you are doing for the new realism movement is making it possible for artists to learn, grow and thrive in their careers.” – Alex Bauwens, (award winning artist)

“The Art Renewal Center has offered me an international showcase for my art work since the very beginning of my career and an annual incentive to continue to improve. Some of the most relevant contacts in my career have known my paintings through their website. ARC has helped us feel like a huge community and has generated new relationships and international collaborations; Undoubtedly their work has been from the beginning, an engine for mine.” – Arantzazu Martinez, (award winning artist)

About Art Renewal Center

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters, and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for representational art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement.

For more information, contact sabrina.foland@artrenewal.org.

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Cue Solo Exhibitions 2021 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Cue Solo Exhibitions 2021 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

CUE Art Foundation is currently seeking CUE Solo Exhibition 2021 proposals. The open call provides emerging and under-recognized artists and curators the necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery in 2021. Each year, a panel of established artists and curators select two solo exhibitions and one curatorial project to be realized at CUE.

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Deadline: 18 Mar 2020

Finalists are paired with a member of the selection panel, who works with them as a mentor throughout the process of planning and mounting the exhibition. CUE provides generous honoraria—$5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions and $2,500 for curators organizing curatorial projects—in addition to mentorship, institutional guidance, a shipping budget, and an exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program.

Cue Solo Exhibitions 2021

  • Five-week solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation in 2021
  • Curatorial support/mentoring from an established artist or curator on the selection panel
  • Opportunities to develop related public programming
  • 32-page full color catalogue with essay produced through the Art Critic Mentoring Program and a statement by the curator
  • $5,000 unrestricted honorarium
  • An art shipping and art handling budget
  • Opening reception
  • Press materials and PR support

Curatorial Projects 2021

  • Five-week exhibition at CUE Art Foundation in 2021
  • Curatorial support/mentoring from an established artist or curator on the selection panel
  • Opportunities to develop related public programming
  • Full color catalogue with essay produced through the Art Critic Mentoring Program
  • $2,500 unrestricted honorarium
  • $2,500 to divide amongst the participating artists and program speakers
  • $2,000 production budget
  • An art shipping and art handling budget
  • Opening reception
  • Press materials and PR support

About CUE Art Foundation

CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.

CUE presents new and exceptionally strong work by under-recognized and emerging artists based in the United States. They are committed to exhibiting contemporary work of all disciplines.

The exhibition selection process consists of a nomination and open call hybrid, with three types of opportunities for artists and emerging curators. This includes a series of Nominated Solo Exhibitions, a Solo Exhibition Open Call, and a Curatorial Project Open Call. In line with CUE’s commitment to providing substantive professional development opportunities, exhibiting artists and curators receive mentorship support throughout the process of planning, promoting, and curating the exhibition.

For more information, contact josephine@cueartfoundation.org.

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Decay Corrosion Rust 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Decay Corrosion Rust 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Decay Corrosion Rust 2020. There are new shiny things all around us. Are they as interesting as an old rusted car, peeling paint on a run down building, or half fallen walls in a dilapidated castle? There is amazing beauty in the decayed, corroded, and rusted, making those images more compelling and interesting than those of readily available brand new items.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2020

Consider the amazing textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory, the rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall, and the myriad of possible captures in a junkyard. Neighborhoods, disparagingly called “run down,” are treasure troves of “decayed” tumble down houses, “corroded” discarded toys, “rusted” cars, and trash cans.

Entries for Decay Corrosion Rust 2020 can take many forms – black and white, color, and abstract. All photographic media are welcome.

Decay Corrosion Rust 2020 Photographer Benefits

The total prizes for Decay Corrosion Rust 2020 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition announces a call for artists for Wide Open 11, a national juried show. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories, 18 years of age or older. The broad theme of Wide Open 11 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love ‐ wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open ‐ but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite ‐ wide open to attack…corruption…failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

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Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non‐traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video only when part of an installation. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Limited edition prints/photographs are accepted. Artwork not meeting the criteria, although juried, may be rejected. Note: Kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee prints of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

  • Submission deadline: Early Bird: February 4, 2020; Final application deadline: March 2, 2020.
  • Gallery exhibition dates: Saturday May 9 – Sunday June 21, 2020; weekends 1‐ 6 P.M.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2020 from 1 ‐ 6 P.M.

Wide Open 11 Artist Benefits

Prizes are awarded and selected in person by our Juror, Paulina Pobocha of MoMa for the following categories:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried ‘Best of Show Silver’
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 total: $100 for each of five winners, awarded at the opening reception
  • All above selections will be made by our juror, Paulina Pobocha
  • Peoples’ Choice: $100 awarded to the artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the entire show

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique and generous space. It is a beautiful stone Civil War‐era warehouse overlooking New York Harbor from the piers of Red Hook, in Brooklyn NY.  BWAC welcomes the opportunity to exhibit unusually large work. They look forward to exhibiting artwork from all around the country. Virtually every medium is accepted including: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, installation, and textile. Every year, BWAC greets between 5,000-7000 guests through their doors. They offer free weekly entertainment including music performances, spoken word, and short plays. Appropriate for all ages.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Mother Cabrini Memorial (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Mother Cabrini Memorial (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Search for artists to develop Mother Cabrini Memorial now open. To be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove. The memorial honors the legacy of Mother Cabrini, who dedicated her life to serving her community and those in need.

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Mother Cabrini Memorial will be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove in direct view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission has begun its search for artists who will design and execute the Memorial honoring the legacy of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini founded dozens of institutions that served the less fortunate, including educational organizations and programs to support her fellow Italian-Americans who immigrated to the United States.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

“This memorial will honor the legacy of Mother Cabrini – a great New Yorker and Italian-American – and the Commission chose a site that perfectly symbolizes her commitment to helping new Americans settle in the United States,” Governor Cuomo said. “We want this memorial to pay tribute to the charity and goodwill she spread to countless others in her lifetime, and I look forward to seeing the designs that the artists propose to capture that spirit of her generosity.”

The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission will review and select finalists from the submitted proposals. They will recommend proposals to the Governor for his final selection.

Mother Cabrini Memorial Artist Benefits

The budget for design and fabrication of the Memorial artwork is up to $750,000, which includes an artist fee of up to, but not greater than, 20% of the total project budget cost. The total project cost must include delivery to the site and installation.

As part of this fee, the selected artist will be required to submit a final budget, produce completed designs, select a fabricator (if not already part of the team), and oversee the fabrication and installation of the artwork as well as guide any necessary landscape restoration or other treatments required at the site, two weeks after the award notification. The staff from the Battery Park City Authority and Office of General Services will be available to provide their technical expertise and site-specific knowledge in support of the implementation of this project.

About the State of New York Governor Cuomo

Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. Throughout his entire life, Andrew Cuomo has had the same values and the same principles; he has not only believed in those values and principles, but he has developed the skills to fight for them – and to win.

As Governor, Andrew Cuomo has fought for social, racial and economic justice for all New Yorkers.

Under his leadership, New York passed marriage equality, a $15 minimum wage, the strongest paid family leave program in the nation, the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, equal rights for women, greater protections for immigrants, the largest investment in education in state history, cut taxes for the middle class, implemented a 2 percent property tax cap, put more New Yorkers to work than ever before, and became the first state in the nation to offer free college tuition for middle-class families. He also got the state building again – taking on projects that had been stalled for decades and using union labor every step of the way.

For more information, contact mothercabrinimemorial@ogs.ny.gov.

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Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

MvVO Art announces a call for artists for the Ad Art Show 2020. Interested in having your big screen moment? Interested in having your art viewed by over 10 million people? Interested in showing your art in New York City without the need to necessarily travel? During Frieze Art week (May 2020), Ad Art Show 2020 will be showcasing artists from all over the world on the monumental screens at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, one of the most famous architectural landmarks in New York City. The show is on for the entire month of May.

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2020

Submit 4 images of your art. No commercial work please – only fine art.

The Ad Art Show 2020 is an opportunity to jump start your art career or to invigorate it. Artists are chosen purely on talent and not because of their resume or shows they have participated in before.

The winning artist(s) receive prizes. 350,000 people walk through the Oculus daily. While presence is not required since it is a digital show, it could be the perfect opportunity to travel to New York upon selection to attend the VIP reception during Frieze Art fair and build more relationships.

About MvVO Art

MvVO Art creates opportunities for artists. There are many talented artists who work in advertising, design, and related fields but do not have time or the right platform to reach the art world. MvVO Art provides a platform for artists who have day jobs in the commercial arts to be recognized for their fine art.

For more information, contact info@mvvoart.com.

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Patterns and Shadows 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Patterns and Shadows 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows 2019. The city in the early morning or late afternoon presents an intensified visual as the buildings, the cars, and even the pedestrians present long deep shadows. Look more closely at the buildings at any time of day and note the patterns in architecture, and windows. This call is all about images where the visual impact stems from shadows or repetitive shapes/patterns. Consider the patterns in rows of theater seats, late afternoon light on steps transforming it into repeated black and white stripes, your own shadow, or that of an athlete sprinting in the park in the early hours.

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Deadline: 10 Nov 2019

Patterns and Shadows 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Patterns and Shadows 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Secondary Colors 2019. Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. A garden of purple is always in bloom! NYC4PA Primary Colors calls for entry have been some of their favorite contests. Though red, yellow, and blue are, in fact, primary colors they are not the not the only important hues out there for the color photographer.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2019

Secondary colors: orange, green, and purple are as impactful and can be the foundation for equally compelling imagery. NYC4PA is looking for images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element. It can be black and white with a single point of color; a green, orange, or purple monochrome; or any image where a secondary color stands out as a focal point. The possibilities in nature are endless with green leaves and lawns, orange bursts of autumn color and purple flowers, and magical purple hazes that can set off late afternoon scenes. Clothing, pumpkins, traffic lights, and automobiles, the list goes on and on.

Secondary Colors 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Secondary Colors 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

American Artists Professional League announces a call for artists for the 91st Grand National Exhibition. Open to artists 18 and over. Only works in representational or traditional realism will be accepted. Works in oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, graphics, and sculpture will be accepted. No photo-lithographics, photographs, or computer generated art will be accepted. All work must be original, from a living artist, and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional league.

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Deadline: 5 Oct 2019

The show is held in the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious arts club in New York City. The Salmagundi Club has exhibits every week and attracts many art collectors.

91st Grand National Exhibition Artist Benefits

There will be over $18,000 in awards and medals. Awards will be given in all categories, with over 50 awards. There are five top awards, including Best Painting in Show, Traditional Landscape in Oil, Excellence in Pastel, Traditional Sculpture, and Traditional Artistic Merit.

There are 20 awards in the Oil and Acrylic category, 9 awards in the Pastel Category, 7 Watermedia Awards, 8 Sculpture Awards and 6 Graphics and Mixed Media Awards.

The commission on sales is 25%.

About The American Artists Professional League

In 1928 F. Ballard Williams, Assistant Treasure of the National Academy of Design in New York, called a meeting of 15 members of the Salmagundi Club. The purpose: to discuss the need for a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. The attendees all agreed that an organization designed to protect artists’ interests and promote traditional American art was necessary. The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) was born.

The AAPL first focused on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers’ dollars were to be painted by American artists. A fact that remains in effect to this day.

For more information, contact office@aaplinc.org.

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