The Appraisers Association Award Luncheon, which took place on April 20th, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club, was a great success! The incomparable Frank Stella was this year’s honoree. The artist took the stage in conversation with Lindsay Pollock, after a thoughtful and enlightening keynote presentation by the eminent scholar Dr. Thomas Crow. Advertisements

Chelsea at the end of April is always a mixed collection of established, emerging, and historic artists. April trends vary greatly as dealers and gallerists prepare for their May shows, often powerhouse shows and a time of heightened activity due to the benchmark auction weeks as well as the Frieze Art Fair. I was surprised […]

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS  2016 ANNUAL ARTISTS’ ROUNDTABLE POBA & New Jersey State Council on the Arts February 23, 2016        We are pleased to announce that Renee Vara will participate in the 2016 Annual Roundtable discussion for artists working in all artistic genres and media, organized by the New Jersey State Council on […]


ART WEEK IN NOVEMEBER: New York – Daily Journal With Thanksgiving a few days away, it feels like November has flown by! It was a month filled with interesting exhibition openings, landmark auction sales, and plenty of goings on in the art world. Here is a small sampling: OPENINGS Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at […]

    CHELSEA GALLERIES: OPENING WEEK The Chelsea galleries opened their doors during the second week of September with several icons and crowds to show for them.  Beginning at Hauser & Wirth on 18th Street, here unfolded the infamous work of Mike Kelley in a massive exhibition, dimly lit and otherworldly featuring mixed media, sculpture and video projection.  […]

JOIN US AT ART HAMPTONS: July 3, 2015 PANEL DISCUSSION: Undervalued Sectors of the Art Market Please join Renée Vara at the 8th Annual Art Hamptons where she will participate in a panel, Undervalued Sectors of the Art Market, with Andre Kikoski, Founder of Andre Kikoski Architect, AIA, LEED AP. The panel will be moderated […]

May was an exciting month filled with record-breaking auction results, exciting fair visits, and interesting gallery exhibitions. Here is a review of noteworthy press and events that occurred throughout the month: PRESS HIGHLIGHTS The Guardian, “Elephant dung, chewing gum and human hair: the life of a contemporary art restorer,” May 23, 2015 by Nina Roberts SALON […]

SALON ART SOCIETY CALENDAR OF EVENTS TOMORROW NIGHT – May 4th: SPECIAL MEET THE ARTIST: ROSE HARTMAN Book: Incomparable Couples with Essay by Eric Shiner, Director of the Warhol Museum Book Signing and Private Studio Visit Cocktails 7:00 – 8:30pm RSVP Required: FRIDAY – May 8th:  SPRING MASTERS ART FAIR @ PARK AVENUE AMORY MEET THE EXPERT / HONORARY […]

Renée Vara will be a featured expert to help raise funds and awareness for The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in an upcoming Luncheon Fundraiser – Treasure of Trash @ Lavish Lunches on March 11th. TRASH OR TREASURE – WHAT’S YOURS? Anna Merker & Amy Goldstein, Englewood, NJ Learn more about grandma’s vase or that painting […]

We are pleased to announce SALON ART SOCIETY upcoming launch party with Phillips at the Opening of Armory art week. Our membership calendar and all our upcoming events on our website to be presented soon by Tracy and me. Please see invitation here: Phillips & Salon Art Society Invitation