BY - MICHAEL GABRIELE
The Allied Artists of America will host its juried 108th annual exhibition, featuring new, generous cash prizes. The prospectus for the exhibition will be posted on the organization’s website (www.alliedartistsofamerica.org) on March 15th.
New cash prizes being offered in the juried exhibition include a $5000 Audrey Love Memorial Award and the $500 Daniel E. Greene, N.A., Memorial Award for Pastel. A full list of awards will be posted on the Allied Artists’ website.
John Simko, an editor, writer, and historian, will serve as the awards juror for the 108th annual exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, which is slated to open to the public on Sept. 2, 2021 at the historic Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. (between West 12th and West 11th streets). Simko has designed and presented art, architecture, and history tours on both sides of the Hudson River for organizations including the New-York Historical Society, the Nutley Historical Society, the New York Transit Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Municipal Art Society of New York. He is a senior guide at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, where he has designed and led tours for more than twenty-five years.
The exhibition, which has evolved over the years, reflects the organization’s long history, honoring distinguished artists. The inaugural 1914 exhibition of members and non-members was held at the Washington Irving High School on Irving Place, New York City. In 2015 Allied Artists of America celebrated its 100th anniversary with a prestigious invitational display at the Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio. The invitational showcased over 60 works of Allied Artist members. In 2018 the group had its first ever “Associate Online Exhibition,” where associates could display their work online.
The Allied Artists’ 2021 exhibition is slated to open to the public on Sept. 2 at the historic Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. (between West 12th and West 11th
streets). Mitzura Salgian is the president of the Allied Artists of America, a national 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, founded in New York in 1914 to further the cause of contemporary American artists. The organization’s offices and exhibition galleries are located at the Salmagundi Club.