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Dear Members and Friends,

I hope this message will find you all in good health. 

Welcome to our new edition of our Newsletter! In the light of the social restrictions and unprecedented safety measures imposed by the Covid19 health crisis, the Allied Artists of America has decided to move our 107th Annual Exhibition online. We will give out all our awards, totaling $25,000, and we will mail a complete catalog to the participants. There will be no size limitation for the artists’ submitted work, due to the virtual exhibition possibilities. We expect a good number of artist entries to this year’s show and hope to make 2020 a memorable time for positive, uplifting and cheerful reasons. The Allied Artists of America continues an unbiased approach to all artistic styles and manners while selecting work for our exhibition.  Please submit your entry at your convenience; we are looking forward to seeing your new creations.

We are currently accepting entries for our Associate Online contest; an event held every two years, this contest aims at recruiting new Elected Members based on artistic excellence. The  submission deadline is May 31. Please read all the information posted on our website. 

As a non-profit organization,  the existence and good functioning of the Allied Artists of America depends on membership contributions, public funding and donations. Our expenses are considerable and grow every year at a speedy rate. It is of utmost importance that all Members pay their dues on time. This can be done through our simple and secure system provided on our website. 

Our donors continue with their extremely valuable support. We are grateful to you all and thank you for your generosity and support. Your commitment and dedication are making possible the preservation and advancement of American art through one of the oldest and most prestigious artistic forums.

Please make this time of confinement a positive and introspective opportunity for the betterment of your life perspective. Stay healthy and sane!

Mitzura Salgian


Congratulations and welcome to Allied's newest Elected Members!

Shay Blum (Oil)
Sheila Cappelletti (Watermedia)
Tanja Gant (Graphics)
Chandler Kissell (Oil)
Carolyn Latanision (Watermedia)
Gary Paul Stutler (Oil)
Arline Mann (Watermedia)
June Pierpont Webster (Watermedia)

Keep up to date with the interesting and important information, including news, events, Member and Associate announcements, and Allied history with the new blog!  

Members and Associates can submit their upcoming art events and achievements by sending a blurb and one related photo to Lori Oldaker at


"Never Boxed In," Mixed Media
by Pat Moseuk
Award Winner
2019 Annual Show

Enter the 107th Annual Exhibition of Allied Artists, and the first ever online-only show, making it one for the history books! 

For the first time in 107 years the annual show will not be held in a physical location in New York City. While we are saddened that we won't be able to see all your wonderful work in person, we hope this experience will allow for participation by more artists who live far from our exhibition space, and of course a more global audience for everyone's work.  

You can still expect all the awards you'd find in our physical show and a high-quality physical catalog listing all the participants and award-winners.  View the Prospectus

"Namaste," Oil
by Jamie Lindholm
Award Winner
2018 Associate Show

In 2020 Allied Artists of America is holding a special online exhibition for Associates to recognize the important role Associates play in the continued success of the organization.  Associates make up the largest group of affiliated artists in the organization and play a vital role in the support and spirit of Allied Artists.  All Associates in good standing as of the submission deadline are eligible to participate in this exhibition.  All images meeting the specifications below will be included.  Please click here for information on how to become an Associate.  View the Prospectus
Member pages are a feature available to any Elected Allied Member in good standing.  For a one-time fee, members can display 1-3 images and a bio or resume.  For more information, email us at

Katherine studied drawing and oil painting at Scottsdale Community College and with John Court and David Leffel, both privately and at the Art Student's League in NYC.
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American sculptor Robin Antar has been called “Brooklyn’s answer to Andy Warhol. Antar began sculpting in stone as a teenager and became completely devoted to her work, carving abstract sculptures that were deeply rooted in her emotions. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1981 and turned to realism, inspired by American popular culture, in 1998.
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Joan Heston, Stamford, CT is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in the World”, “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who in the East”. Heston holds elected membership in many prestigious organizations.
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Awards Juror for the
2020 Annual Exhibition
Harry Bower is a fiber artist and sculptor and the curator of Art and Collections for the John F. Peto Studio Museum, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Bower received several prestigious awards during his 29 year career as an art educator in New Jersey.  In addition to his work molding young artists, he has reached adult students through his fiber arts workshops in the US, Europe and Asia.

The Geraldine Dodge Foundation has recognized Mr. Bower with several grants and fellowships. 

Rae Smith is a long-time volunteer and board member of Allied Artists.  Her dedication goes back over 20 years. During that time, she oversaw the design, publication, and distribution of the prospectus, managed the delivery of art on receiving day, among numerous other tasks that are essential for putting on the annual show. 

Rae is an artist working in pastel and oil and has exhibited her work throughout the United States as well as Japan, China, France, Italy, Russia, Taiwan and Canada. Rae is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and in The Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work.  She was elected Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America in 1997, is their 2014
Hall of Fame honoree. 

Publications include Mitsukoshi Magazine (Tokyo), Pastel Journal, International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Magazine and Best of Pastel II, as well as Who’s Who in American Art and in The Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers.

Rae is presently on the teaching staff of the Katonah Art Center, Katonah, NY, where she continues her classes via Zoom even during the pandemic.
A few of the board members and volunteers who keep Allied moving. 

Daniel E. Greene, N.A.,1934 - 2020

Daniel E. Greene, N.A. was one of America’s leading figure, portrait and still-life painters and has been internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s most accomplished pastelists. His portrait subjects have been leaders of Government, Banking, Education, Industry, Royalty and the Arts, and include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Author Ayn Rand, Publisher William Randolph Hearst, Ambassador John Loeb Jr., Baroness Betsee Parker, Commentators Bryant Gumbel, Bob Schieffer and Composer Alan Menken. His works hang in more than 700 public and private collections throughout the world. Mr. Greene has taught at the Art Students League and The National Academy of Design in New York. Mr. Greene is the author of two definitive books, Pastel and The Art of Pastel which have been translated into nine languages and he has produced six instructional videos collected by artists world-wide. In 2017, a biography was published about Mr. Greene’s work titled “Daniel E. Greene, Studios and Subways, An American Master, His Life and Art.” He was the subject of Retrospective exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT and the Museum of Art, DeLand, FL.

In 2019, Daniel E. Greene was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with his wife Wende Caporale at the Figurative Art Convention & Expo (F.A.C.E.) in Williamsburg, VA. In 2001, the Portrait Society of America presented Mr. Greene with the Medal of Honor for his distinguished body of work. In 1999, he was awarded The Artists Fellowship Clinedinst medal for exceptional artistic merit. In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists honored Greene with the John Singer Sargent Award. In 1992, the Oil Painters of America Society named him to their Hall of Fame. In 1983, Mr. Greene was inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame. Numerous articles about his art have appeared in The Artists Magazine, American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The World and I, Art News Magazine, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine , New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The New York Times, American Art Collector, Disegnare & Dipingere (Italy) and Artistes Magazine(France).

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