Friday, April 21, 2017

Art Above the Sofa: The Exhibition and Conversations, April 27-30, 171 Elizabeth St, NYC

It's almost here!  We are proud to present Art Above the Sofa: The Exhibition and Conversations, from April 27 -30; opening on April 27 from 6 - 8  pm.  Conversations with artists will take place throughout the weekend.  (Schedule listed below.)

Wa Liu, Exposure, 2017

We are pleased to announce the first place winner of the juried competition "Art Above the Sofa: Next Generation": Wa Liu, Yale University, with her work Exposure, from her series Selfies.

Second place winner of the juried show and first place winner of the popular Facebook vote is Vicci Weixi Zhang, Trinity College, with her Blossom, 2017.

And second place winner for the Facebook competition is Priscila Schott with her Complexity II, 2017.

These student artists' works will be exhibited with our featured jurors' works and invited artists.

Our jurors are: Kathleen Gilje, Wilhelmina Grant, Sasha Meret, Ruby Silvious and Marjorie van Cura. Our invited artists are: Gerri Davis, Toni Quest and Christina Thomas.

Conversations with artists will take place on:
Friday, April 28, 2 - 4 pm: Toni Quest on her art and autobiography Actualized
Friday, April 28, 5 - 7 pm: Wilhelmina Grant on her art and autobiography A Feeling of Fullness
Saturday, April 29, 12 - 1 pm: Zoe Lubin-Fosha, Purchase College, "Fashion and Self-Identity"
Saturday, April 29, 2 - 4 pm: Beth and Patrick on "Art in the Age of Social Media"
Saturday, April 29, 5 - 7 pm: Kathleen Gilje on her portrait Muhammad Ali and Old Master painting
Sunday, April 30, 2 - 4 pm: Marjorie van Cura on her painting and process
Sunday, April 30, 4 - 6 pm; Finissage!  Let's celebrate our fabulous artists and Spring!

Come join our conversations on our comfy sofa about the place of art today in our society. Let's talk about the personal. Let's talk about the  political. Let's talk about our passion!

We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!
Beth and Patrick

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Director and Owner,
Patrick Hankin, Chief Curator of Design and Social Media

New York Arts Exchange, LLC

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring Holiday Greetings and Spring News!

Alfred Sisley, Peasant Under the Trees in Blossom, 1865-7
on view at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, through May 21

Dear friends,

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!  May your holiday celebrations bring you good cheer and much needed warmth, among your family and friends - and weatherwise too. Spring is  finally here!

Here at the New York Arts Exchange the winter really heated up with tons of activities.  We are now LLC and were granted use of the word "exchange" in our title thanks to the NYS Attorney General. Hurray! Thank you, our beloved New York!  We explained that our currency is conversation.  
And to that end, please join us in conversation during . . . .

The Exhibition and Conversations
April 27-30
171 Elizabeth Street, between Spring and Kenmare Streets,

Opening: Thursday, April 27, 6 - 8 pm
(Winners announced on our Facebook page.)

Come schmooze about arts on our couch - 
Artists-led conversations all weekend long.

Curated by Beth S. Gersh-Nesic and Patrick Hankin

Alfred Sisley, La Route de Verrieres, 1872

May Tours - Hither and Yon (outside Manhattan)
May 11 - Alfred Sisley at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich
May 18 - Fred Wilson and Leonandro Erlich at The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
May 25 - TBA

Best wishes to you and your family for the holidays,

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and Owner
The New York Arts Exchange, LLC