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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wonders of Winter Exhibition & Benefit Art Sale Celebrates Salisbury's Winter Sports

Art Provided to SWNE
There is a forthcoming exhibit in downtown Salisbury, Connecticut, starting on December 14.  Six venues - Academy Building, Johnnycake Books, NEO Restaurant & Bar, Sweet William's, William Pitt/Sotheby's, and the White Hart - are hosting a major exhibition of more than 50 works of winter sports art to honor and celebrate Salisbury Winter Sports Association and the town's unique ski jumping tradition.  Many works are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Association and the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.
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From a reader/curator:
As far as we can determine, this is the first time so many artists (now 34) and so much art (60 pieces) have been gathered in one place to celebrate winter. These are all paintings, with the exceptions of several collages. 
Some of the art is of historical value. Ms Ellen Emmet Rand was the first woman to paint a portrait of a US President, FDR. Ms Beatrix Sagendorph was co-founder of Yankee Magazine. Her art graced many, many of that publication’s covers. Three of her paintings will be exhibited. They have not been seen in public since the day they were published as covers of Yankee. Mr Arthur Getz, of course, created over 200 covers for The New Yorker.  
Many of the contemporary works are by artists from Connecticut and nearby New England. Ms Wendy White is a Deep River native. Check out the work of  Ms Kathleen Kolb. She did a stunning series of paintings of working woodsmen, inspired by her Lincoln, Vermont neighbors.  Of course Ms Sandra Boynton, Mssrs Allen Blagden, Eric Forstmann, and Robert Andrew Parker, among others, all call the northwest corner home. They each have many fans and followers. 
Art of international artists will be shown. Mr Valery Koroshilov, “UK Artist of the Year,” created works especially for this exhibit.  So did Ms Marilou Lauré and Ms Cécile Fourcade. They are renown in their French homeland.
 Some paintings:


  1. This looks absolutely tremendous—event the examples you've shared here are shockingly nostalgic, and take me right back. And "back" is a very nice place for my mind to be this morning as I take in yet another grotesque series of 2019 news stories on television with my coffee. Thanks, SWNE.

  2. Thank you Muffy for cheering me up and getting me in the mood for the expected apocalyptic snowstorm forecast for the Rockies this weekend.

  3. Just wonderful! Thank you so much!

  4. Ahhh, the joys of Winter! Thank you, Muffy, for sharing this peek at the exhibit!
    And HAPPY THANKSGIVING to the SWNE Community from whom I gain so much peace and sanity!
    Suzanne in Boulder