2018 Juried Exhibition


January 2 – 27, 2018

Reception:  January 2018  5-8 pm

Juror: BETTY CUNINGHAM

Information about the juror: Betty Cuningham:

My first art job came in 1965 when I became the girl-Friday to the Olana Preservation Committee working to save Olana, the home and studio of Frederic Edwin Church.  Just as we saved Olana, a major flood hit Florence and I became director of publicity for the Committee to Rescue Italian Art (CRIA).   Due to my background in preservation, James Biddle, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation asked me to be his assistant.  So in the summer of 1968 after completing my MA at Hunter, I moved to Washington DC joining the Trust.  I returned to NYC in 1970 and took a temporary job as registrar at Marlborough Gallery.  I was hired by Reese Palley (one of the early galleries in Soho) to be assistant to Jim Harithas.   Reese Palley closed in 1972 after a short but infamous life.   So I walked across the street to Fanelli’s and Mike Fanelli offered me the space upstairs.   In November of 1972 with the help of Belinda Ward, we opened Cuningham Ward over Fanelli’s. By 1978 the gallery became known as the Betty Cuningham Gallery. In 1982, Mike Fanelli died, and I moved uptown  to Hirschl and Adler Modern, remaining there until 1998 when I joined Robert Miller Gallery (57th Street and Chelsea).  In 2004 I reopened Betty Cuningham Gallery in Chelsea.  In 2014 we moved to Rivington Street on the Lower East Side where we reside happily now.

 

 

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