"Once Upon A Time..."

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"Ye Olde Wheat Thresher", 2016 Batik 18" X 22" © Lenore Mills
"Winter Into Spring", 2016 Archival Pigment C Print Edition: 1/5 32" X 26" © Marcia Lloyd
"Back to the Beginning", 2016 Acrylic Paint And Paper On Paper 16" X 13" © Petronia Paley
"Beneath", 2016 Asian Paper Mounted On Wood Panel 8" X 10" © Sarah Riley
"Flower Water Drops", 2016 Digital Photo Printed On Canvas 20" X 15" © Sheila Smith
"The Fear of Falling Doesn't Stop Me from Learning How To Fly", 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 30" X 16" © Srividya Kannan Ramachadren
"Once Upon A Time..."
Curated by: Vernita Nemec

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
December 20th, 2016 - January 7th, 2017
Opening: December 22nd, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(212) 414-4040
Tue-Sat 12-6
free admission



Viridian Artists' 46th Annual Holiday Invitational

December 20, 2016 – January 7, 2017

  Reception Thursday, December 22, 6-8   


Chelsea: In celebration of Viridian Artists' 47th annual holiday invitational, the gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “ONCE UPON A TIME…”. Opening December 20th with a reception Thursday, December 22, 6-8PM, the exhibition continues through January 7, 2017.

  ONCE UPON A TIME…  the classic beginning of children’s books harkens to beautiful memories when life was simpler and everyone lived happily ever after.  Of course, now we are grown up & have learned that life too often is not fair and can be filled with the unexpected. For some this is exciting & wonderful, for others it is horrifying.

As we near the close of 2016, many of us are filled with a sense of trepidation and apprehension. Many populations of today's world are afflicted with anguish and apprehensions of all sorts - political, religious, environmental, to name just a few.   

In early, more primitive times, many cultures realized that the artist was the shaman who possessed the powers that could make us well, create wealth and power. It was art, not science that soothed the spirit- that saved us.  

With the power of the creative spirit in mind, Viridian has invited artists to present their art to aid in the healing of your spirit. In addition, to aid visitors in finding gifts for those who matter in their lives, the gallery has created its annual Olde Arte Shoppe, filled with artist-made gifts of prints, photography, jewelry, cards, etc. all priced under $150 for last minute holiday shopping or just for giving to oneself... 

Featured artists:

Renee Borkow, Henry Coupe, Jan Davis, May DeViney, Bernice Faegenburg, Arthur Dworin, Franz Fox, Tazuko Fujii, Oi Sawa, Alan Gaynor, Wally Gilbert, Kathleen King, Namiyo Kubo, Matthias Merdan, John Nieman, Stacey Clarfield Newman, Filippo Prandi, Srividya Kannan Ramachandran, Barbara K Schwartz, Susan Sills, Virginia Evans Smit, Angela Smith, Robert Smith, Deborah Sudran, Joshua Greenberg, Phyllis Featherstone, Rosemary Lyons, Darryl Moody, Michael Reck, Sarah Riley, Katherine Ellinger Smith, Toto Takamori, Vernita N'Cognita, Jenny Belin, Marcia Bernstein, Irene Christensen, Kathy Levine, Elizabeth Ginsberg, Sheila Smith, Ed Herman, Mary Hendricks, Bernice Kramer, Angela M. LaMonte, Marcia Lloyd, Lenore Mills, Scott Kulok, Petronia Paley, Sam Wiener, Lynne Mayocole, Fred Gutzeit, Emily Booth, Celia Gilbert, Derrick Smit, Sarah Goodnow, Jane Talcott, John Lloyd, Alex Woodhouse, Flora Hogman, Flash Light,      Harini Ramachandran, William Paterson Armstrong


Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM          

For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director or Jenny Belin, Assistant Director at 212 414 4040 or


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