Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Pirates, Petticoats and Puffy Sleeves" - New York Society of Illustrators.

On our recent summer trip to Maine, we went into New York city for a day trip. I had not been in the city in fifteen years. It was a thrill to be back in the city that has so much energy. You can feel it the minute you get off the train. We visited the Society of Illustrators, a great organization that I was a twenty three year member of. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had not changed a bit. We visited on a Monday, so the club was closed......which was great, because we had the place to ourselves.... sort of! There were two exhibitions on display, one in the main gallery, and the "Pirates, Petticoats and Puffy Sleeves" exhibition. All in all, it was a great day in the city.

Here is a shot of the Bar at the New York Society of Illustrators. The painting over the Bar is the great Norman Rockwell`s Stagecoach painting. A masterpiece!

One twenty eight east sixty third street. I have some great memories of good times spent in this great establishment that has such a rich history of illustration art. I was proud to be a twenty three year member of this club.

Some of the paintings and drawings on display at the Society in the dining area.

More of the paintings in the dining room area show.

This piece has really grabbed Marilyn`s attention. Must have been a winner.

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