"The Red Cup" has been named a finalist in the 80th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League!
Artists from all over the country submit pieces to the annual exhibits of the AAPL. We are very pleased to have made it past their stringent selection committee to be part of the 80th Grand National. The show will hang at the Salmagundi Club in New York City from October 28 - November 7. If you find yourself in the area, please make a point to drop by and see what promises to be a wonderful exhibition.
Based in New York City since its inception in 1928, the AAPL focuses on meeting the increasing interest in traditional realism within American art. The organization strives "to advance the cause of fine arts in America, through the promotion of high standards of beauty, integrity and craftsmanship in painting, sculpture and the graphic arts."
I also just recently found out that, in 1932, the AAPL was the first organization to press for the improvement of the chemical and physical purity of artists' pigments, becoming the country's leading authority on artists' pigments at the time. They were also instrumental in securing government sponsored standards for artists' colors through the U.S. Bureau of Standards. It would seem that all fine artists today owe a huge debt of gratitude to the American Artists Professional League.
The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
80th Grand National Exhibition
October 28 - November 7, 2008
awards reception: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-5 pm
47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003
212-645-1345 -- AAPLinc@gmail.com