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Untitled 222.detail, oil on linen, 56 x 70 x 3 inches, 2022FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present Nearly Distant, a ...
03/27/2024

Untitled 222.detail, oil on linen, 56 x 70 x 3 inches, 2022
FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present Nearly Distant, a solo exhibition featuring the art of Dana Saulnier.

Lush paintings evoke the figure in landscape; the artist’s embodied and fragmented forms are less figures than haptic events. Cycling intensive and extensive forces, boundaries between figure and ground are often permeable, transient, and uncertain. Yet the forms also demonstrate a grounded presence. Truncated masses achieve temporary integrity, a kind of circumspect distance.

These images, subject to failing light and immanent collapse, structure a precariousness that makes sense for our anxious era, as we face multiplying dilemmas and our own limitations.

'Nearly Distant’ is Dana Saulnier’s sixth solo exhibition at First Street Gallery. Saulnier has exhibited his work in more than thirty solo shows, and numerous group exhibitions both in the United States and Europe.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

Opening Tonight!FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present the SELECTS 2024 juried exhibition, curated by Artist and Cur...
01/04/2024

Opening Tonight!
FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present the SELECTS 2024 juried exhibition, curated by Artist and Curator Jill Sarver Rossi. SELECTS 2024 highlights the exceptional work of nine artists, encompassing a spectrum of contemporary practices from painting and drawing to printmaking and wall sculpture. The exhibition opens at 6pm with the Reception on Thursday, January 4, and runs through Friday, January 26, 2024.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Harvey Bayliss (FL), Robert Bunkin (NY), Miguel Colón (NY), Jacqueline Donadeo (NJ), Peter Joslin (VT), Elena Peteva (RI), Nancy Rouse (NY), Qin Shen, (NY), and Annie Zeybekoglu (MA).

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

Harvey Bayliss
I find beauty in the Florida swamp that surrounds me. A quiet ballad of life and death, decay and regrowth. The swamp is quite alive, consuming its own death, and ever-changing, a perfect place to contemplate my own neurological regrowth.

Robert Bunkin
These paintings are part of a series I call “in situ.” They are portraits of fellow artists done from life in their studios.

Miguel Colón
In my painting process I try to make myself available to what I call God, or what may also be referred to as the reality and truth of the moment. In this way I am not so much dictating a theme or a pace, but ushering into being what I feel has been given to me on an intuitive level.

Jacqueline Donadeo
I am inspired by mundane, day-to-day connections to people, objects and atmosphere surrounding me. I work from direct observation, photos, invention or any visual reference I feel will support my interests, to describe environments revealed in the meeting of form, color and tonal space.

Peter Joslin
Color, pattern, and design are consistent elements of my paintings. Close observation
of the natural world is the primary focus of my work.

Elena Peteva
My drawings investigate contemporary individual, social and global states through allegorical representation. The subjects function as subtle but charged signifiers in the creation of a net of meaning – drawing in the viewer to slow down, look closer, decode and reflect.

Nancy Rouse
I recreate static that I hear as I struggled to pull the messages forward to try and comprehend the abstraction. I want to convey to my viewers visually what it was to experience sounds as a deaf artist to interpret texture for vibrations in an altered juxtaposition.

Qin Shen
The Fat Series is a close conversation, in which I observe and intervene in the memories and traumas by reconstructing the objective fatty meat in approaches of drawings and etchings. The boundaries of the constantly conflicting states of judging by appearances and values as a “qualified” female dissolve at the moment they collide with each other.

Annie Zeybekoglu
I make a conscious effort not to work from intent, but rather to invest myself in the materials completely and the emotional and physical response they elicit. I am fascinated by process and decay, the rearrangement or disruption of patterns and the rhythms that occur when repetition is disrupted.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception of "Flora".FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present, " Flo...
12/11/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception of "Flora".

FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present, " Flora", an exhibition featuring work by Zeuxis artists and their guests. The paintings and watercolors on display focus on emanations from our earth, whether flowers, vegetables, or other growing things. The painters bring their own personalities to bear in this assignment.

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to 'SELECTS 2024!' Don't forget to submit your applications TODAY!**Application Link in B...
11/08/2023

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to 'SELECTS 2024!' Don't forget to submit your applications TODAY!

**Application Link in Bio**

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

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Only 3 DAYS LEFT to apply to 'SELECTS 2024.' Don't forget to submit your applications by end of day this WEDNESDAY, NOV....
11/06/2023

Only 3 DAYS LEFT to apply to 'SELECTS 2024.' Don't forget to submit your applications by end of day this WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8!

Apply NOW: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archive/selects-2024-prospectus/

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

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FIVE DAYS left to apply!APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/.../selects-2024.../---First Stree...
11/04/2023

FIVE DAYS left to apply!

APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/.../selects-2024.../

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY!APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archiv...
11/01/2023

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY!

APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archive/selects-2024-prospectus/

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 8!APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-a...
10/25/2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 8!

APPLY NOW to SELECTS 2024: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archive/selects-2024-prospectus/

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

We had a wonderful opening for our Small Work Invitational! Thank you to everyone who came out!
10/18/2023

We had a wonderful opening for our Small Work Invitational! Thank you to everyone who came out!

TWO WEEKS LEFT to apply to SELECTS 2024!Apply today at https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-a...
10/17/2023

TWO WEEKS LEFT to apply to SELECTS 2024!

Apply today at https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archive/selects-2024-prospectus/

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First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “SELECTS,” opening January 4, 2024, to be held in our Chelsea Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY 10001.

The show will highlight a select group of artists, who will each have an exhibition area of approximately 10’H x 10’W of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to participate in the installation of their own work. Assistance will be available.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

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First Street Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of Small Works by Gallery artists and invited guests. The ...
10/02/2023

First Street Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of Small Works by Gallery artists and invited guests. The show suggests the many ways contemporary artists have approached figuration and abstraction, allowing them to freely explore perception, imagination, and invention.

The show opens Wednesday, October 4 in the Gallery's Chelsea location in The Landmark Arts Building, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, NYC.

The Artists:
Gulgun Aliriza, Julie Anderson, Jane Barrow, Jessica McGarry Bartlet, Harvey Bayliss, John Benton, Sallie Benton, Sandra Caplan, Ray Ciarrocchi, Joseph D'Esposito, Catherine Drabkin, Suzi Evalenko, Adelaide Feeley, Hank Feeley, Ann Finholt, Diane Fitch, Dan Gheno, Wendy Gittler, Gilles Giuntini, Marion Held, Eric Holzman, Brigid Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jean Koeller, Martin Kotler, Jim Lee, Michele Liebler, Robert Loebell, Rallou Malliarakis, Eve Mansdorf, Kathy A. Moore, Lisa Noble, Kathi Packer, Marie Riccio, John Rohlfing, Jill Sarver Rossi, Carolyn Sheehan, Robin Smith, Marjorie C. Soloman, Sarah Stewart, Peggy Steinway, Manya Stoumen-Tolino, and Kimberly Trowbridge.

FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to announce a new juried show opportunity in its NYC gallery, for nonmember artists.APPL...
10/02/2023

FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to announce a new juried show opportunity in its NYC gallery, for nonmember artists.

APPLY TODAY at https://www.firststreetgallery.org/exhibitions/2023-2024-season-archive/selects-2024-prospectus/

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Modeled on the Gallery's "9 for 19" juried exhibitions of the past four seasons, SELECTS 2024, opening January 4, 2024, will offer selected artists the opportunity to show a display of representative works in an installation of their own design. Each artist will have an exhibition area of approximately 10' h x 10’ w of wall space which they may, within reason, use in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists with free-standing 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space.

Artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and mixed media are encouraged to apply.

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ABOUT THE JUROR
Jill Sarver Rossi is an artist. She is also Senior Curator at Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art in Westport, CT, and Executive Director of Rome Art Program in Rome, Italy. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University, an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and has also studied at the Chautauqua Institution in NY. Her work has been shown nation-wide and is in private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is represented in NYC by First Street Gallery. Jill has curated and juried numerous exhibitions and has taught art education in the Midwest and New York metro area.

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Tomorrow is the last day to see Jessica McGarry Bartlet’s show, Backyard Wilderness!
09/29/2023

Tomorrow is the last day to see Jessica McGarry Bartlet’s show, Backyard Wilderness!

Up now! Come check out Backyard Wilderness by member, Jessica McGarry Bartlet.
09/15/2023

Up now! Come check out Backyard Wilderness by member, Jessica McGarry Bartlet.

Throughout history, musicians and artists have been drawn to the visual and the imagined world of the night, with its ma...
08/08/2023

Throughout history, musicians and artists have been drawn to the visual and the imagined world of the night, with its many moods, as a source of creative inspiration.

First Street Gallery is pleased to present its 2023 National Juried Exhibition, curated by artist Susanna Coffey.  Compo...
08/02/2023

First Street Gallery is pleased to present its 2023 National Juried Exhibition, curated by artist Susanna Coffey. Composed of works on the 'Nocturne' theme, the exhibition inaugurates the Gallery's new location in Chelsea, at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, in NYC.

Reception:  Thursday, August 3, 5 - 8 pmFirst Street Gallery is pleased to present its 2023 National Juried Exhibition, ...
07/24/2023

Reception: Thursday, August 3, 5 - 8 pm

First Street Gallery is pleased to present its 2023 National Juried Exhibition, curated by artist Susanna Coffey. Composed of works on the 'Nocturne' theme, the exhibition inaugurates the Gallery's new location in Chelsea, at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, in NYC.

Throughout history, musicians and artists have been drawn to the visual and the imagined world of the night, with its many moods, as a source of creative inspiration. The contemporary artists in this exhibition, working in a broad range of traditional media, and inventive mixed media, offer figurative, narrative and abstracted imagery evoking the nocturnal world, in its quiet passage from dusk to dawn or awake and lit by dream imagery, interior scenes, or the nightlife that celebrates the night.

The artists themselves come from every region in the country and a rich mix of cultural backgrounds.

The Artists: Audrey Anastasi, Brandin Barón, Pam Bowers, Liza Brenner, Lisa Brody, Jeffrey Carr, Susan Chamberland, Miguel Colón, Ben Cowan, Jacob Crook, Joan Easton, Louis Esposito, Laurie Fader, Peter Fodera, Cara Galowitz, Owen Gray, Yolande Heijnen, Erika Hess, Yasmine Iskander, Sam Kelly, Brigid Kennedy, Randy Klinger, Margaret Koval, Craig Lo Presti, Megan Marden, Amanda Millis, Manuel Miranda, Margaret Montgomery, Zana Naveed, Erica Newton, Sara Pedigo, Kristin Powers, Phil Robinson, Steven Rushefsky, Tony Serio, Mei Seva, Mariam Aziza Stephan, Jesse Thomas, Lisa Tubach and Grant Whipple.

NEW Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

Only two weeks left to apply! Go to:
06/13/2023

Only two weeks left to apply! Go to:

FIRST STREET GALLERY 2023 National Juried Exhibition Prospectus JULY 28 - AUGUST 26, 2023 JUROR: Susanna Coffey ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED Must be received by June 26, 2023 INQUIRIES CONTACT: [email protected] (646) 336-8053 ABOUT THE JUROR – SUSANNA COFFEY Susanna Coffey has been a...

Apply Today! Juried by artist Susanna Coffey, the exhibition is open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older.
06/03/2023

Apply Today! Juried by artist Susanna Coffey, the exhibition is open to U.S. resident artists 18 yrs. or older.

Weekend Inspiration!
06/03/2023

Weekend Inspiration!

June 5 - Deadline Extended to June 26!June 12 - 2 Weeks Left to Apply!June 19 - 1 Week Left to Apply!June 23 - 4 days Le...
05/30/2023

June 5 - Deadline Extended to June 26!
June 12 - 2 Weeks Left to Apply!
June 19 - 1 Week Left to Apply!
June 23 - 4 days Left to Apply!
June 25 - 2 days left to Apply!
June 26 - Last day to Apply!

FIRST STREET GALLERYis pleased to announce the move to our new location in Chelsea at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, N...
05/24/2023

FIRST STREET GALLERY
is pleased to announce the move to our new location in Chelsea at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, New York, NY.
We will open on July 28th with our 2023 National Juried Exhibition.

First Street Gallery, an esteemed artist-run cooperative gallery located in the heart of New York City, is delighted to ...
05/22/2023

First Street Gallery, an esteemed artist-run cooperative gallery located in the heart of New York City, is delighted to announce an open call for new members to join our vibrant artistic community. We invite talented and passionate artists from various disciplines to apply and become an integral part of our gallery's legacy. For more information go to: https://www.firststreetgallery.org/membership/

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