Nabi Gallery, 137 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
The Nabi Gallery in Chelsea opened its 2008-09 season with Art for Obama, a show of paintings, prints, and sculpture by over 25 artists in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. The event, 12th in a series of Art for Obama fundraisers taking place around the country, was the best-attended the gallery has ever held, with nearly 300 people paying $20 each at the door to benefit the campaign. The Obama Victory Fund also received 50% of the proceeds of each art sale, except for a poster by Denise Regan, Obama Please Win, sales of which went 100% to the campaign.
Participating artists included Nohra Barros, Charles Bateman, Roisin Bateman, Candyce Brokaw, Kathy Buist, John Philip Capello, Ralph Carpentier, Simon Gaon, Ann Marie Heal, Elsie Taliaferro Hill, Phyllis Kriegel, Diane Mayo, May Moon, Daewoong Nam, Robert Pillsbury, Denise Regan, Will Ryan, Nick Savides, Anne Seelbach, Susan Sugar, Myriam Tangi, Ingeborg ten Haeff, and Lewis Zacks. In addition, the estates of James Britton, Giglio Dante, and N.H. Stubbing are providing work, and pianist William McNally performed the world premiere of his composition The Blue Donkey Rag.
Seventy-three years ago, in another time of crisis
and uncertainty, artist James Britton created
this woodcut print in admiration of a new
president who promised change.
Britton’s portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
along with one of George Washington,
is included in the show.