Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Studio Soiree

open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art
I used to host an open studio once a year...and quite frankly I am not quite sure why I stopped. This year an alignment of events and coincidences or non-coincidences ( if you don't believe in coincidences) has spurred me back into action.

When one door closes... find a window. (tweet this)


Normally, each spring I bring seven of my finest orginal canvases to the Burr Homestead in Fairfield CT along with a portfolio rack of 30 carefully chosen matted prints. The Junior League of Fairfield County ran this successful art event for many years retaining 40% of the sales price and I found new collectors each year. Unfortunately this year, they decided not to host the art event again.

original modern abstract landscape art mixed media collate art by Miriam Schulman http://www.miriamschulmanstudio.com/index.html

Commissions for Charities not Galleries


Around the same time that I  realized the event was not happening the universe took care of me in the form of art business guru Alyson Stanfield. In her weekly newsletter, she suggested pairing with a charity and donating 50% of the sales. I am not sure if that was her exact suggestion, but that was my take away. Immediately, my wheels started spinning as I thought about organizations I could partner with that would benefit from the donations and whose members also support the arts. Although 50% sounds generous, and it is, this is the commission fees normally reserved for New York galleries

open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art

Wednesday before Mother's Day

So right now I am busy gathering up my artworks and carting them up to my studio. The open studio will run the Wednesday before Mother's Day which is a great time for my local collectors and members of Friends of Music and Art to treat themselves or pick out a gift for someone else. IN addition to original fine art, I also use my creativity to make musical jewelry and other treasures. My cosmetic bags have been featured in New York Museum gift shops including the Hudson River Museum and The Katonah Museum of Art.
sunflower art | sunflower painting | art by Miriam Schulman http://www.miriamschulmanstudio.com/index.html
I have a lot of new art that I haven't had time to list on my website..and may never make it there if they find homes with new collectors during the open studio. If you live in the New York area, I would love to greet you in my home studio and show you around.

Door Prizes



There will be wine and cheese, of course. I am also sponsoring a free raffle of some fabulous door prizes. All you have to do is leave a card with your name and email to be entered.


open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art
So what do you say? Come and celebrate spring with me on May 6th. My studio is at 26 Claremont Road in Scarsdale and is conveniently located at exit 18 off the Bronx River Parkway northbound. The public is invited from 7-10pm with a wine and cheese reception.

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You can take a sneak peek at some of the art that will be offered at the open studio when you download your free guide →it's free!