Past Exhibitions May 5 – 10, 2019
Shades of Gray
Inaugural Exhibition of the American Tonalist Society
Presented by the Historic Salmagundi Club, NYC
Well done for all your hard work and vision–and talent to burn. I’m so proud and happy to see a great tradition of American art reborn and refreshed in your able hands. Now it’s time for the world to know… David Adams Cleveland
The American Tonalist Society was founded in 2016 by Daniel Ambrose, Eleinne Basa, Donald Demers and Mary Erickson during a summer artists’ retreat in Port Clyde, Maine. Discussions around the dining room table at Nanatuck prompted conversations about the current progression of art styles. It was noted how the “isms,” cycle throughout art history. Currently we are witnessing a resurgence of the tonalist movement, following the popularity of plein air painting (Impressionism) in the 19th century and classical realism in the early part of this century.