Juried Exhibition 2018


BETTY CUNINGHAM, Juror

January 2 – 27, 2018

If you are looking for the  2018 SUMMER juried show with juror John Yau , please go to that page HERE

This is the out of date entry page for the January show 2018. 

 Selected artworks can be seen at

www.bluemountaingallery.org/2018-juried-exhibition/

Blue Mountain Gallery, located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea District, invites emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work for its 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. The juror is Betty Cuningham, a distinguished art dealer who owns/directs the Betty Cuningham Gallery on the Lower East Side. 

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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