About the Show
The Gramercy Art Show is Gramercy's longest running art event. Sponsored by Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, the oldest neighborhood association in Gramercy Park and one of the oldest in New York City, the Gramercy Art Show was established to welcome, showcase, and promote the work of local, emerging and established artists, and has grown in to a successful annual event with entries from around the globe.
Many distinguished artists have presented their work at the Gramercy Art Show, and we are enthusiastic that you are taking part in history by applying to participate.
The 2020 show will be exhibited online on this website starting November 15th, and will run online until February 15, 2021. For the duration of the online show, all artwork will be heavily promoted through social media, honors will awarded in various prestigious categories, and artists will have the opportunity to sell their work, so we encourage you to apply (by October 31st)! Follow us on social media, and thank you for your interest in the Gramercy Art Show!
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Jane Sklar is a professional artist/photographer and a Cornell University graduate. Born and raised in New York City, she is currently based in Fort Lee, NJ. Together with her teacher and mentor, Max Cartagena, Jane has perfected a unique style of transforming her original photographs into dazzling digital creations, utilizing a handful of photo editing and graphics programs without the use of Photoshop®.
Jane has received numerous awards and prizes, including Best In Show at the Edgewater and Fort Lee Arts and Music Festivals, and five 1st Prizes, Best Mixed Media at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. View Jane's work here.
Claude is a retired New York City educator and school administrator. He studied art at the Putney School in Vermont and the School of Visual Arts in New York. At these institutes, he studied sketching, printmaking and lithography. Since 1998, Claude has been a docent at the Museum for African Art. It was during the exhibit “Beads, Body and Soul” that his interest in African bead painting was sparked. Over the years, he has developed his own style of bead painting. It is an unique technique and genre of beading. View Claude's work here.
For over 35 years, Michael Mendel, (aka Zepel) has designed album covers for some of America's great recording vocalists and bands, including Tony Bennett, Donovan, The Beach Boys, The Hollies and the Stylistics. His work has garnered recognition from the National Arts Club of New York and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, both located in New York City, and has exhibited at the Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in NYC, as well as the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey.
A native of Berlin Germany, Mendel is a 1956 graduate of The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and thereafter served as an officer in the U.S. Army, where he taught infantry tactics. View Michael's work in the gallery below.
Photographer Donald Schreck applies his craftsman’s knowledge of light, form, and color toward producing art from skills honed after four decades as a lighting technician in the commercial film and TV industry.
Reflections are one of the visual pillars of Don’s practice, often becoming the character and context of his imagery. He strives to create images that provoke an escape from rational thought, offering the viewer a chance to pause, take a breath, and find solitude. View Donald's work here.