Portrait Demo with AM Exhibiting Artist Mario Robinson

Thursday, October 5; 6-9pm

Regarded watercolor and oil painter Mario Robinson will paint a three-hour portrait demonstration from the life model in watercolor. At the conclusion, the demo will be available for purchase thorough auction. Proceeds to benefit the Salmagundi Club. Space is limited, come early to secure best seat.

Price: $20 (SC members), $25 (nonmembers), $15 for students with ID

Quang Ho: Defining Quality in a Painting (Presentation)

Thursday, October 12, 4-5:30pm

Quang Ho — exhibiting artist in American Masters 2017 and co-curator — is a visionary painter and curator, and in this presentation he will discuss the concept of quality in a painting. How does one define quality? What are both the subjective and objective aspects of creating and curating artwork? There will be an open Q+A session with the artist at the end of the presentation.

Price: $10 suggested donation 

Collector + VIP Preview/Reception With Exhibiting Artists

Thursday, October 12, 5:30-7:30pm

Collectors and VIPs will receive an invitation to a special preview of American Masters and a meet-and-greet cocktail hour with several of the exhibiting artists. This reception is open to collectors, professional artists, SC club members and patrons, members of the press/art professionals, friends and family of exhibiting artists, and invited guests.

Gala Event  - American Masters Sale                   

Friday, October 13th: 6:00 - 8:00 pm  

This premiere event of the exhibition — attended by several of the exhibiting artists,— is collectors’ first opportunity to purchase the artwork in American Masters 2017 through ballot-box draw. (Any remaining artwork will be available for purchase until the conclusion of the show on October 27.) This event is ticketed and only those present at the Gala & Sale can purchase the artwork. Purchase Tickets Here. (Space is limited.) Cocktail reception and music. Festive attire.  Price: $60

Live Jazz and Preview Reception  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drawing for Purchase of Art   7:30 pm                                                                                      

Fireside Art Chat With American Masters Founder/Curator Tim Newton

Tuesday, October 17; 6:30-7:30pm

Join Tim Newton — founder/curator of American Masters and Chairman of the Board of the Salmagundi Club — in the main gallery as he discusses the artists and artwork featured in American Masters 2017, and also touches briefly on the history of the Salmagundi Club during its centennial celebration.

Price: $10 suggested donation (for SC members and nonmembers)  

Demo & Presentation from AM Exhibiting Artist Max Ginsburg

Tuesday, October 24; 6:30-8:30pm (demo); 8:30-9:30pm (presentation)

Legendary New York City artist Max Ginsburg will paint a portrait demo from the life model starting at 6:30pm. Following the demonstration, he will give a presentation showing some of his paintings throughout his career, from 1956 to the present. He will also discuss his multi-figure painting procedures, his style of Social Realism and that of the Old Masters, and more.

Price: $20 (SC members), $25 (nonmembers), $15 for students with ID


Private curator’s tours of the American Masters exhibition, combined with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Salmagundi Club, are available throughout the month that American Masters is on view: September 29-October 27. If you or your group are interested in scheduling an educational tour, please contact Salmagundi Club’s General Manager Chris Nunnally at