47th annual holiday invitational, “A Political Apolitical Holiday Show”

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"Lace Lady", 2017 Mixed Media Collage: Cut And Pasted Paper, Oil On Canvas 29.5" X 25" © Bernice Sokol Kramer
"Machine Memory No.11", 2017 Archival Ink Jet Photographic Print. 24" X 30" © William Frucht
"Fridahlia Kahlo", 2017 Textile 16" X 14" © Marty Tooley Parker
"Hands On Hands Off", 2017 Polariod Transfer 11" X 14" Framed © Carol Quint
"Zimboree", 2017 Ink On Paper 16" X 20" © Susan Sills
"We Have Heard The Chimes at Midnight", 2017 Mixed Media: Metals,Plastics,Glass,Magnets,Rubber,Floppy Disk. 20" X 24" © Ellen Burnett
47th annual holiday invitational, “A Political Apolitical Holiday Show”

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
December 5th, 2017 - December 30th, 2017
Opening: December 7th, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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


Viridian Artists' 47th Annual Holiday Invitational

December 5, 2017 – December 30, 2017

  Reception Thursday, December 7, 6-8 PM

Chelsea:  Viridian Artists' 47th annual holiday invitational, “A Political Apolitical Holiday Show” will open December 5th with a reception Thursday, December 7th, 6-8PM. The exhibition continues through December 30th, 2017.

   As we near the close of 2017, many of us are filled with a sense of trepidation and apprehension about the future of our planet, but we cannot give up hope. Though the populations of today's world are afflicted with anguish and fearfulness about the ever-pressing reality of war, starvation, political upheaval, religious intolerance, global warming and more, we must celebrate the good. Despite the bad, there is much in the world to celebrate.

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, power, destroy illness and evil. It was art, not science that soothed the spirit – it was art 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, or perhaps to just remind you of what we must fight against. 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 $100 for last minute holiday shopping or just for giving to oneself...  Come, dress festively & celebrate the power of art with us.

Featured artists include:


Renee Borkow * Ellen Burnett * Henry Coupe * May DeViney * Bernice Faegenburg

Tazuko Fuji * Alan Gaynor * Wally Gilbert * Kat King * Namiyo Kubo * Ron Moore  

Matthias Merdan * John Nieman * Stacey Clarfield Newman * Mary Tooley Parker

Filippo Prandi * Halona Hilbertz  * Srividya Kannan Ramachandran * Oi Sawa * Susan Sills

Virginia Evans Smit * Angela Smith * Robert Smith * Sarah Riley * Deborah Sudran 

Toto Takamori * Bob Tomlinson * Michael Reck * Arlene Finger * Joshua Greenberg

Marie-Ange Hoda Ackad * Rosemary Lyons * Kiffi Diamond * Barbara Gerard * Flora Hogman Flash Light *Angela M LaMonte * Nancy Nicol * Carol Quint * Petronia Paley * Marcia Lloyd  Vernita N’Cognita * Jenny Belin * Katrin Heyer * Ursula Clark * Hawk Alfredson

Maki Hajikano * William Frucht * Harini De * Bryan Smith * Jane Talcott * John Lloyd

Sheila Smith * Vidho Lorville * Susan Hoeltzel * Ayako Bando * Kayo Albert * Meghan McKee Bernice Sokol Kramer * Nancy Kolbert * Naoaki Funayama * Jade Lowder  

William Patrick Armstrong * Ed Herman * Jimmy Salmon

 Elizabeth Ginsberg * Cynthia Mailman * Silvia Aviles and others


Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM          

For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Director or Jenny Belin, Assistant Director

at 212 414 4040 or or

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