It is my great pleasure to welcome you all: Elected, Honorary and Associate Members, Friends and Visitors!
Our year 2020 begins with exciting news: we have inaugurated our new, state of the art website. I strongly advice everyone to visit it and send us impressions and suggestions. The new website will facilitate our work through new features and services, meant to optimize communication to perfection.
After our last year success in extending our show over a two-gallery space, we decided to continue with the same increased exhibition capacity for 2020, held in both upstairs and downstairs galleries of the Salmagundi Club. Thus a much greater number of artists will have the opportunity to be included in the exhibition. The historic Salmagundi Club offers a unique, elegant environment and majestic beauty to the Allied Artists of America 107th Annual Exhibition, making it a special event for the professional Artists to show their work. The exquisite quality and variety of the artwork will be carefully selected, making for the big anticipated success among all that will be present to admire the exhibits.
Of great interest for our Associates: 2020 will offer a new Associate Online Contest, the dates and requirements will be posted on our Newsletter in the near future. Over 10 winners will be granted Elected Membership in the Allied Artists of America organization; a Grand Prize winner will be selected and his/ her work will be included in our 107th Annual Exhibition.
Aiming to reward the participating Artist in the best possible way, our organization offers many monetarily substantial and special awards. The newest additions were, in 2018, the Dale Meyers Cooper and Paul Jeynes Memorial awards and medal.
In our efforts to always offer better exposure and appreciation to the artists, we are incurring ever increasing expenses. In order to meet our financiaI needs, we rely on our Membership fee and donors contributions for their invaluable support of our organization. Paying membership dues in a timely manner, in addition to the donations, is of essence. Our members and contributors are held in the greatest esteem . We thank you all with gratitude and appreciation for your generosity and support! Your commitment and dedication are making possible the preservation and advancement of American Art through one of the oldest and most prestigious artistic forums, the Allied Artists of America!
Our organization is staffed entirely by all volunteers who are dedicated and always ready to deal with our needs and challenges. We welcome our new Board Members Zeny Erbe (a long time contributor to the good functioning of the Allied), Chantell van Erbe (a long time Elected Member) and Lori Savastano Oldaker, our new Blog Director. We look forward to working together!
Thanks to all!
Wishing you inspiration and success!
Mitzura Salgian President