Annual Instructors’ Exhibition-Art Students League

Annual Instructor’s Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York

Since the late 19th century, The Art Students League of New York has launched its fall exhibition season with a presentation of work by current instructors. Notable teachers who inaugurated this tradition include James Carroll Beckwith, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Dewing, and Walter Shirlaw. This annual event continues to reflect the broad range of approaches and techniques represented by ASL faculty.

Exhibition dates are September 8-28, 2017 at the Art Students League of New York, 215 West 57th St., New York, NY. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at the League. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-8:30pm and Saturday, 9am-3pm.

Annual Instructors' Exhibition-Art Students League

Sharon Sprung, Woman as Warrior, oil on panel, 30 x 32

In an atelier-based school, like the League, an instructor’s work of art can serve as a kind of shorthand for the unique curriculum that he or she brings to the studio.

Annual Instructor's Exhibition-Art Students League

Ephraim Rubenstein, New River Afternoon: Galax, Virginia, 2016, oil on linen, 20 x 27  https://ephraimrubenstein,com

Annual Instructors' Exhibition-Art Students League

Costa Vavagiakis, Connie IV, graphite on paper, 26 x 20

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