Thursday, August 15, 2019

Look Good , Getting ready for Labor Day Week EndCatch Michelle Sakhai at the Madalyn Jordan Jordan Gallery, September, 5th, 2019


The Arcana Series: Interpretations of Tarot
September 6 - October 19, 2019

Opening Reception
Friday, September 6, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wheel of Fortune x, 2018. Oil and metal leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present THE ARCANA SERIES: INTERPRETATIONS OF TAROT, a solo exhibition of paintings by New York City artist, MICHELLE SAKHAI. This is Sakhai’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view from September 6 - October 19, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and meet the artist.

Michelle Sakhai’s new series of paintings is the culmination of a year-long project, which presents the artist's interpretation of select Major Arcana Tarot cards.  Seeking to honor the sacred interpretation of the cards, Sakhai explains, "Major Arcana Tarot cards represent the life lessons, karmic influences and the big archetypal themes that influence our life and soul’s journey to enlightenment. Their meanings are deep and complex. Tarot readings are a powerful form of divination that use a deck of cards to help you find answers to your most important questions.”  Sakhai shares her motivation for the series.  "We live in a modern era and the cards could benefit from an updated rendition. My intention behind re-creating them is to both connect us back to the source and the higher power, bringing healing to those who feel a connection with Tarot.

Sakhai encountered Tarot in pursuit of her spiritual path, a fundamental part of her art. With an interest in the teachings of Transformative Art, Sakhai’s abstract paintings focus on light and energy, with each spontaneous stroke serving as a vehicle for healing and channeling peace. 

Her signature style, a mix of oil paint in vivid colors accented with silver and gold leaf, often raised off the surface, provides the work an overall sense of delicate richness, depth, and shimmer. The emboldened brushstrokes, imbued with intention and confidence, coalesce across the canvas in a harmony of color and form, reaching to the edge with √©lan and sophistication. Sakhai consistently demonstrates her abilities as a colorist, skillfully mixing her refined palette into an infinite range of rich hues. The use of metallic leaf on the canvases distills a subtly reflective surface, changing the look of the composition depending on light source. 

A beautiful demonstration of movement and light can be observed in the painting Wheel of Fortune X. Abstractly depicting the iconic “wheel” with concentric swirls of blue and white oil paint over a striking gold leaf background, the artwork seems to pulsate across the canvas. Rainbow hued dots are arranged in a patterned formation and interspersed throughout the work creating a vibrant, active surface. The joyfulness that the work elicits aptly resonates with its congruent Tarot card meaning: good luck and good fortune is soon to return. 

Michelle Sakhai was born in 1983, in Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Hofstra University and a Masters in Fine Arts in 2010 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after receiving her Masters in San Francisco, she taught Fine Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sakhai has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY, Lehman College Museum, Bronx, NY, Stanford Art Spaces, Marin MOCA, San Francisco, CA, and SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, ADAA at the Park Avenue Armory, NY, NY, Palette Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, and El Hotel Pacha, Ibiza, Spain. In 2017, Sakhai was selected to be the artist in residence at The Fairmont San Francisco, CA. 

Additionally, Michelle Sakhai is a Primordial Sound Meditation instructor through the Chopra Center, as well as a certified Reiki Master. She teaches Transformative Art at the Harlem Hospital through the Art Works Foundation in New York City, where she currently resides while continuing to travel the world.

For more information on the exhibition, click HERE
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
37 Popham Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

T: (914) 723-8738
Hours: Tues-Sat. | 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Catch James Chronister at the Elenor Harwood Gallery,

a preview of new work
August 10th-17th, 2019
James Chronister
Summer 8 (2), 2019
oil on canvas
72 x 54 inches
Join us for a special, one-week sneak preview of James Chronister's latest work. We happen to have a gap in our schedule so are taking the opportunity to showcase select recent works by Chronister. 

Please visit us to see four of his new pieces that are part of a larger, new body of work under development for his next solo show. In this work, Chronister continues to explore his fascination with the borderline between abstraction and photo-realism. This event provides a truly unique opportunity to see work-in-progress from this contemporary master of American painting.

We also want to extend our congratulations to Chronister for his piece, "Summer 4" from "Glass Summers", recently acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

Dana Hemenway begins her residency at the gallery to prepare for her solo show August 20th.

Be in touch with inquiries and questions.

All the best,
Eleanor Harwood & Chloe Ghillani 
+1 415 867 7770
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ON the East End, support the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

The 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

We hope you will join us at our Cocktail Benefit for

at the home of

Bryna Sanger & Harry Katz
Woods Hill Farm, 687 Old Stone Hwy
Amagansett, NY 11930

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4 PM - 6 PM
Cities of Peace Illuminated is pleased to introduce
Special Guest Jonathan Ornstein, Director JCC Krakow
All contributions make possible our Educational Laboratory in Krakow, Poland 
October 14, 2019 - March 30, 2020. This is the important next step in continuing to achieve our goal of reaching 2.2 million children, 
2 children for every person murdered at Auschwitz.
Can't come? Join our Sponsors and Partners and donate here.

JCC Krakow; The Galicia Jewish Museum; US Consulate General Krakow; International Youth Meeting Center (Auschwitz); Judaica Foundation, Krakow; BLICK (US); Golden Artist Colors (US); Global Institute for Arts and Leadership (US); Giusto Manetti Battiloro (Italy); Ibrahim Kodra Foundation (Switzerland); Crozier Fine Arts (US); Rabbi Josh Franklin; Cantor Debra Stein
501 (c) (3) organization devoted to peace through the arts, education and cultural diplomacy

Read about the Art of Creating Intellectual Property @ Aura Art

ArtIP - Art of creating
Intellectual Property (IP)
Recognition of Intellectual Property ("IP") rights is the foundation on which the entire Fine Art Industry rests. Yet there seems to be limited understanding of IP rights in general and copyright framework in particular among all stakeholders of the Indian Art Industry. Keeping the above in perspective, Aura Art Development Pvt Ltd ("AADPL") is delighted to work closely with Advocate Jamshed Mistry, Founder, International Legal Alliance ("ILA") to put together this publication ArtIP - Art of creating Intellectual Property.

This publication broadly lays down the basic legal framework in India, pertaining to Intellectual Property in Fine Art and highlights some of the practical issues - to serve as a backdrop for further industry-wide deliberations on the subject. It was released earlier this month in Delhi and Mumbai, at the following events:
At The Art Enclave in Index Fairs 2019, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on August 2, 2019 at the hands of Shri Adwaita Gadanayak, Director-General, National Gallery of Modern Art; Ar Gurpreet Singh, Director, Aakar Design Consultants Pvt Ltd; Founders of AADPL and ILA; artists and gallerists.
At India Business Group (IBG) event, Tote on the turf, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai on August 7, 2019 by Mr Vikash Mittersain, Founder & President IBG; Dr Pushpinder Bhatia, Principal, Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce; Mr Manoj Agarwal, Director, Shubhalakshmi Polyesters Ltd; Mr Harjeet S Anand; Mr Dilip Mehta; Mr Sangeet Kumar; Artist Rashmi Pitre; Adv Dimple Merchant; Founders of AADPL and ILA; Ms Pranjulaa Singh (contributor to publication) and many other dignitaries and friends.

We express our gratitude to Advocate Laxmi Maria Jenkins, LMJ Law Practice (part of the ILA Network) for significant contribution to this publication. This publication is prepared for educational purposes and not as advice. Legal advice may be sought for specific issues. Nonetheless, we will be pleased to facilitate further deliberation on this subject and see how the Art Collection Management Tool, developed as part of Art Infrastructure Solutions, could be leveraged.

You may continue to engage with our future initiatives through

Best regards,
Rishiraj Sethi
Director, Aura Art Development Pvt Ltd

Chief Strategist, Aura Art
126, TV Industrial Estate, SK Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai - 400 030
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

At the Jamie Forbes Gallery, with Ketcham Inn Foundation "Environmental Reflections" with Ty Stroudsburg, Janet Culbertson, Carol Hunt, Anne Seelbach are on display through September 9th. the timeless Environmental Concerns "Artists for Peace and the Environment" are shown at the Jamie Forbes Gallery through October 31, 2019 .

 Opening on August 10th, "Environmental Reflections" with Ty Stroudsburg,  Janet Culbertson, Carol Hunt, Anne Seelbach are on display through September 9th. 

Carol Hunt and crew at our opening of "Environmental Reflections, at the Jamie Forbes Gallery, Aug. 10th. 
Margery Gosnell-Qua,, Roz Diamond, friend, with Woodstock Art Collection.
TY Stroudsburg

Wegner, Siv Cedering art for Woodstock, Artists for Peace and the Environment 
“Artists for Peace and the Environment”  debuted in summer of ’99 in Rome, NY at the reunion festival for Woodstock. Artists works were collected with the support and agreement of Michael Lang and Robert Kennedy Jr. “Not your parents Woodstock” was the slogan of the event. While curating the collection, I titled the exhibit “Artists for Peace and the Environment.” Calls for peace were not significant that year, peace accords and been signed for Bosnia. The luster of environmental causes was waning somewhat as the glamor of the rally to save the Amazon forest had died out. The Columbine High School massacre lent a picture of an emerging profile of youth in America. Youth and violence. Artists for Peace and the Environment got lost in the shuffle of the violence which surrounded the third Woodstock event. Still, with the help and support of many, I was able to collect what I have called the  Woodstock ’99 Collection. The rising tide of warmth, peace, love and rock and roll of the original Woodstock Nation and all of the hallmark signature anthems were never associated with ’99.

IN an effort to capture the attention to change environmental perceptions the displayed  Graffiti artist Anthony Austang, sculptors Steve Zaluski, and Bob Wade, painter/musicians known and unknown contributed to “Artists for Peace and the Environment”. Capitalizing the importance of peace, love, rock, and roll and Mother Earth these images, new forms of descriptive metaphor addressed the immense magnitude of the issues facing each person then and now. Peace and the Environment are timeless canvases, messages form a simple fundamental universal language, as a collection. The messages that “Now—more than ever—Peace and the Environment go hand in hand.

Opening on August 10th, "Environmental Reflections" with Ty Stroudsburg,  Janet Culbertson, Carol Hunt, Anne Seelbach are on display through September 9th.   
Bert Seides lov'in the Woodstock Art  Collection "Artists for Peace ad thEnvironmentnt"

ArtWorks by House, and Thomas Hoving
Siv Cedering's Buffalo's for the "Artists for Peace and the environment Collection "
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Getting ready for Saturday 4-6 at the Jamie Forbes Gallery, with Ketcham Inn Foundation, Hanging the SHOW!!!


You're invited to join us and meet our artists to enjoy a good time. 

Saturday, August 10th, 4-6 PM at the Jamie Forbes Gallery 90 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches


Janet Culbertson, Ty Stroudsburg, Anne Seelbach, Bert Seides looking good!!

Jamie Forbes in front of a John Morgan Crapps works for "Artists for Peace and the Environment" collection being inspected for inventory. and Carol Hunt's solar prints ready to be hung.