1947: Creating an American Scene fundraiser! December 5, 2023

November 11th, 2023 | Posted by Alaiyo
Alaiyo is on the New York Artists Equity Association & Equity Gallery board and wants to share details regarding their “1947: Creating an American Scene” fundraiser!
Founded in 1947 by a diverse group of American artists banding together, post WPA, to fend for themselves and their fledgling colleagues, New York Artists Equity Association (NYAE) forges on as an inclusive community for aspirant artists and makers, particularly those from underserved groups, seeking access to the greater art ecosystem.
“1947: Creating an American Scene” pays tribute to NYAE’s forerunners, some famous, others lesser known, who had the radical foresight to establish an openly diverse artists association accessible to women, people of color, recent immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. “1947” will showcase works by founding NYAE members including Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Reginald Marsh, Louise Nevelson, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the latter a Japanese immigrant who was the association’s first president. A preview sample of “1947” works will be displayed at the Salmagundi fundraising event and the full exhibition will run through December at Equity Gallery. In addition to these historical works, the fundraising event will offer a sale of monotypes created and donated by current NYAE artist members.
Here is the Eventbrite link to purchase tickets for the Salmagundi fundraising event: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/1947-creating-an-american…
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