Sunday, October 21, 2012

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 116th Annual Open Exhibition

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 116th Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club 
by Nicole Moné.

Alexandre Cabanel
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1876)
oil on canvas
67½ X 42¾ in.

Now on view is the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 116th Annual Open Exhibition, held in the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South (at 20th Street), New York, New York.  It runs from October 2 - October 26. The galleries are open to the public from 12pm-6pm Monday through Friday, and from 1:00pm-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to call the club at 212-475-3424 prior to their visit to ensure that no special event is being hosted that may temporarily prevent access to the galleries.

Diane Feissel - The Uncertain Silence

Not only does the Annual Exhibit provide an opportunity for both members and non-members to show their work in the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City, the Preview Reception for the Annual Exhibit benefits a travel fund to help support curators of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as they research art collections across the country. A Museum curator also serves on the Jury of Awards for the Annual Exhibit and gives a talk at both the Preview Reception and the Awards Dinner. The awards dinner will be held on Friday, October 26 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Elizabeth Stockton - Seeking

The CLWAC 116th Annual Open Exhibition is the very first exhibition available for viewing on the art club's website (  Featured in the show are two-hundred and thirty-four outstanding works of art by professional women artists from across the country. Over $8,000 in awards are given each year. The 2012 winners are as follows:

Medal of Honor winners:

Elizabeth Stockton - "Seeking" - Oil
Caroline S. Young - "Childhood Reflections" - Watercolor
Diana DeSantis - "Cynthia" Pastel
Lee Hutt - "Benoni" - Bronze Sculpture

Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal winners:

Diane Feissel - "The Uncertain Silence" - Oil
Patricia A. Billeci - "Domino" - Watercolor
Karen Whitman - "The Dome" - Linoleum Cut
Donna Payton - "Imbolic Green Ball Box" - Mixed Media Sculpture

Award winners, 2 Dimenstional:

Linda Gross Brown,  Penny Billings,  Alexandra Marinaccio,  Margaret Ellis Nachshen,  Kathy Krantz Fieramosca,  Arlene Steinberg,  Roseann Samuelson,  Nina Maguire,  Cary Thorp Brown,  Johanna W. McKenzie,  Eve Miller,  Marion Hylton,  Emilie Lee,  Chong-Sun Oh,  Lucille Berrill Paulsen,  Holly Bedrosian,  Annamarie Trombetta,  Tracy Burg,  Susan Spivack,  Patty Healy,  Judy Balance,  Arlene B. Robbins,  Chris Krupinski,  Nora Winn,  Doris Roberts,  Patricia Herlihy,  Beth Kurtz,  Sue Bryan,  Susan E. Klinger,  Linda Wesner,  Atsuko Kawai,  Judith Evans, and Lisa Gleim.

Award Winners, 3 Dimensional:

Gwen Marcus,  Jinx Lindenauer,  Marilyn Newmark,  Amy Kann,  Lee Apt,  Lynda Sumner,  Jacquelie Lorieo, and Lilian R. Engel.

The CLWAC recognizes one member each year with the title of Honored Artist for their achievements as an artist and their service to the club.

2012 Honored Member:
Gloria Spevacek - Sculptor
“Equus Couple” - Bronze Bas Relief

Caroline S. Young  -  Childhood Reflections

Catalogs for the exhibition are available at the gallery for $10 each. If interested in purchasing a work in the Online Exhibition, contact Gaile Snow Gibbs, CLWAC President, at

Karen Whitman - The Dome

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club is one of the oldest women's art clubs in the country. It was founded in 1896 to honor Ms. Wolfe (1828-1887), the prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Wolfe bequeathed her painting collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and left an endowment to Grace Church in Manhattan to promote “women’s work.” The purpose for the club's foundation was to provide aid, counsel and exhibition opportunities to young women artists in New York City, and has evolved through the years to reflect the members’ professional standing and interests.

Patricia A. Billeci - Domino

Unveiled at the Annual Exhibit was the recently published book, "A Chronicle - The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club." This complete history of the club can be purchased for $40 at the galleries for the duration of the exhibition, or ordered online at Lulu.

Lee Hutt - Benoni

For more information about the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and for information about how to join this fine club, or fund an award for excellence in fine art, visit their website (here).

Donna Payton - Imbolic Green Ball Box

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Diana DeSantis - Cynthia

A special thank you to guest author Nicole Moné for covering this exhibition for Underpaintings.  Ms. Moné's painting, Palmas, was one of the paintings juried into this year's exhibition at the prestigious Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.

Nicole Moné - Palmas

1 comment:

Lisa Argentieri said...

thank you for sharing this, I was fortunate to have been in this exhibit!