Best in Tonalism 2020

The Best in Tonalism show will be online July 15.
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The Best in Tonalism 2020 Online Showcase is an opportunity to have your work included among the finest examples of Tonalism being created today. Entries are accepted from January 15 – May 1, 2020. Deadline extended to May 20th.

The winners will be invited to submit work to the ATS 2021 biennial invitational exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. The award winners will also be featured in our Bi-Annual Journal, and promoted through ATS’s social media channels.

First Place $1500 Second Place $500 Third Place $250. Honorable Mention Awards will also be given.

Artists residing in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Best in Tonalism 2020

Past Events


Inaugural Exhibition of the American Tonalist Society

Presented by the Historic Salmagundi Club, NYC

May 3 – 10, 2019

Shades of Gray Inaugural Exbition Catalog

Shades of Gray Inaugural Exhibition Catalog

Softcover, 8. 5 x 11 in. Approx. 76 pages color catalog featuring 31 Signature member artists exhibiting in the Shades of Gray Inaugural Exhibition presented by the historic Salmagundi Club in NYC. Shipping approximately 2 – 3 weeks.


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Founders Edition 10

A special numbered Limited Edition of 10 Shades of Gray exhibition catalogs, includes an original remarque by each of the four founders of the American Tonalist Society.

$450. SOLD OUT

ATS Founders Edition $450

Schedule of Events

MAY 3: Patrons Only Preview ($1000 Level and up Sponsors)
6:00 pm – 7 pm:  Tim Newton, Salmagundi Curator – Exclusive Curators Preview for VIP Collectors. Private Reception With Exhibiting Artists, ballot to vote for patrons award.
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MAY 3: Ticketed Event $75
7:00 pm: Welcome introduction presented by Don Demers.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Opening Reception and Sale.
8:30 pm: Awards presentation.

MAY 4:
1 pm – 7 pm. Exhibition open to the public.

Ticketed Event $35.
5 -7 pm. Talk and Q & A on American Tonalism. David Adams Cleveland.

David Adams Cleveland

David Adams ClevelandDavid Adams Cleveland is a novelist and art historian.  His most recent art history book, A History of American Tonalism, won the Silver Medal in Art History in the Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and Outstanding Academic Title 2011 from the American Library Association.

MAY 5:
10:00 am – 1 pm.

Dennis Sheehan Demonstration.
Admisson $35 (includes drawing for Don Demers painting)

1 – 5 p.m. Exhibition open to the public.

May 6 – 10
1 – 6 p.m. Exhibition continues and open to the public.

Dennis Sheehan

Dennis Sheehan is a renowned American Tonalist painter whose work is held in many collections, including the White House.

Shades of Gray Exhibiting  Artists

Daniel Ambrose
D. Eleinne Basa
Nancy Bush
William Davis
Donald Demers
Mary Erickson
Brent Cotton
Kevin Courter
Honorary: Curt Hanson (In memory)
John Felsing Jr.

Douglas Fryer
Marc Hanson
Jennifer L. Hoffman
Charlie Hunter
Donald Jurney
Thomas Kegler
Shawn Krueger
Kim Lordier
John MacDonald
Denise LaRue Mahlke

Joseph McGurl
Jennifer Moses

Deborah Paris
Nancy Howe
Jason Sacran

Ken Salaz
David Sharpe
Dennis Sheehan
Karen Vance
Anna Wainright

Rachel Warner

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