Portrait of Evelyn Floret
By John Dominis

I am grateful to David Pena, Vinnie Nardone and Gary Erbe for their faith in my leadership roles at Audubon Artists beginning in 2010 as Sculpture Director,  First Vice-President, Co-President, and now President. These great artists and leaders are my inspiration to serve, guided by their example of excellence, in my new role as President of Audubon.

Reflecting on the year 2020, so promising with its even round numbers, we were plagued by the virus that cast the world asunder, kept us apart from one another but together with art. We see that from pain dreams are born as we witness our ongoing Covid Inspired Art website display.

While Audubon’s beautiful 2020 exhibition continues through June 2021 we will carry on with hope for a year of recovery and great expectations for our onsite Annual Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club scheduled for the fall of 2021 presented with some new awards. Our Reception is pending due to Covid restrictions. The Prospectus and Entry Form for the fall exhibit will be posted on our website by June 1st.

During this year
Of fear
While scattered
We knew what mattered
Our health
Our loved ones
Our friends
Our fragile world
And to create
Our art 
In a new
simplified life
Born from strife

Over the last thirteen years we have been so lucky to have had Vinnie Nardone as our President. Through his passionate love of art he has led us with enthusiasm, dignity, kindness, fairness and grace. I am so happy that he will continue to inspire and watch over Audubon Artists as First Vice-President and Admissions Chair. Exhibitors who now qualify for Elected Member status after being in three jury shows with Audubon should contact Vinnie at nardoneart@comcast.net as soon as possible to become an Elected Member beginning the July 1st fiscal year.

Now is the time to renew your Membership online at our Check Out section for the fiscal year starting July 1St and to consider linking your Membership listing to your website.

With gratitude we acknowledge our sponsors and donors who inspire our ongoing operations.

United by this common love of art, we have struggled through and survived a most difficult year as we mourn the suffering and loss throughout the world and carry on grateful for the opportunity.

Wishing you good health and continued inspiration for the art to come.

Yours,

Evelyn Floret
President