Presidential Message

Portrait by David Beynon Pena

Portrait by David Beynon Pena

 

Audubon Artists successfully delivered on its annual “all jury” exhibit for 2016. Our Medium Directors and Honorary Members teamed up to make their quality picks, while art curators Connie Choi and Cora Michael, out of the Brooklyn Museum, selected those deserving award winners. The exhibit and reception teams continue to shine in their role to provide for a prestigious venue. 

In fact, our reception at the Salmagundi club in Manhattan, held on October 30th, was jammed with exhibitors, award winners, family members, friends and invited guests. Comments from these “aficionados” provided our Board with a  bedrock review for ongoing improvements.  The tradition of having award sponsors making presentations to the winners continues its appeal. Especially moving were the family presentations for the David Beynon Pena and John Antonucci memorial awards. In commemoration of his dedication to Audubon as its President Emeritus, an ongoing memorial award has been set up for David.  Consider starting one for any beloved former member in your quest to honor their legacy. 

The Executive Board of Audubon wishes to acknowledge the loyalty of our award sponsors and donors as we gear up to plan for our 75th anniversary scheduled in the fall of 2017.  I encourage our entire family of Associate and Elected members to participate in this historic event, as electronic “e-blasts” will be sent to keep members updated.

Please enjoy browsing our Website while reviewing the documentation of this exhibit. Our highly successful electronic newsletter, delivered quarterly by our able editor, is a perfect vehicle for current Board news, member highlights and featured signature members. All previous newsletter issues are nestled in our website as historic reference.

As your President, be assured as we head into the 75th year as a prestigious national art society that our Executive Board and Financial Oversight Committee will successfully navigate us through a sea of financial challenges and digital services.

 

                                                                        Vincent J. Nardone, President


January 2016