"Why Outdoors?" Don Demers Demonstration at the Salmagundi Club
Tickets: $40, SCNY Members $35. For information on a 3-event price to include the "Why Outdoors Panel Discussion" and the Gil Delinger Demonstration, click HERE.
The Demers demonstration painting will be available for sale immediately following the presentation.
Donald Demers’ professional career began as an illustrator and his works have appeared in national publications such as Sail Magazine, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Yankee, and National Geographic. He has created art for national television advertisements, educational television programming and designing art glass for Steuben. His paintings have been featured in a number of publications including American Artist magazine, Artist magazine, Plein Air magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur , Art and Antiques, Nautical Quarterly, and many others.
An avid sailor, Mr. Demers' singular talent for maritime work has expanded to the study and creation of landscape painting. These works are created from subjects across the country and beyond, often in consort with other artists of similar inspiration. His landscape work has garnered him two awards at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational in Laguna Beach, California in 2001 and 2002. He has also received an award for his painting at the 2007 Crystal Cove Invitational sponsored by the Irvine Museum in Orange County, CA.
Demers is a “Fellow” of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, an elected member of the California Art Club, and a signature member of PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America). He has won a record seventeen awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic, CT. including the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award on two occasions. Demers’ illustrations have been recognized by the Museum of American Illustration four times in their national competition representing the finest examples of work in the field. Recognized for his communication skills, Don conducts workshops for artists as well as producing instructional DVDs. His audiences include museums, art associations, yacht clubs, historical societies and educational institutions.
A Dinner Buffet will be served in the Salmagundi Dining Room ($25 + tax) following the presentation and prior to the Plein Air Panel Discussion at 7:00pm.