Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

  • Grenning Gallery, Ongoing

"Monotype Collection at the Grenning Gallery"

Grenning Gallery maintains a collection of monotype prints for sale by Thomas Shelford in an ongoing exhibition of landscapes that follow in the tradition of 19th century Tonalists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The smoky, atmospheric style of Tonalism is celebrated in this series of hand-drawn monotype prints by Thomas Shelford and other artists including Kevin Sanders, Colin Berry, Jimmy Sanders and bronze sculpture by Chad Fisher.

Grenning Gallery
17 Washington Street
Sag Harbor NY 11963

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Previous Exhibitions

  • The Nature Conservancy Annual Art Auction Benefit, August 2014.

    Thomas Shelford will be donating a monotype print which will be auctioned by Grenning Gallery of Sag Harbor NY at this event.

  • The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.”  It will take place on Saturday, July 26 under the big tent on the Preserve’s Manor House lawn. This year’s sold-out event is executed with the help of nearly 150 volunteers and is the single largest fundraiser for Mashomack Preserve. This year, Mashomack trustees Judy Card and Jim Colligan will be the dynamic auctioneering duo for the live auction.  

    Proceeds from the auction support Mashomack’s continued conservation efforts, scientific research and broad educational programs that  connect people with nature, and help ensure the preservation of this special place for generations to come.


  • Salmagundi Club, March 26, 2014 - April 20, 2014.

    "Annual Member's Exhibition"

    The prestigious Salmagundi Club, located at 47 Fifth Avenue, is pleased to announce the opening of its Annual Members' Exhibition. This year, in a rare occurrence, the Club's bravura display of fine art will be installed throughout SCNY's 1854 landmark building.

    The Salmagundi Annual Member's Exhibit will begin previewing Wednesday, March 26, and open on Thursday, April 3. The exhibition will continue through Sunday, April 20. The art can viewed Monday through Friday, 1-6pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm. Viewing hours will be extended through 10pm on Friday, March 28.

    A reception to celebrate the SCNY Members' Exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10003
    More info.


  • Salmagundi Club, January 27 - February 14, 2014.

    "Historic Black & White Exhibition"

    The Salmagundi Club is proud to announce its 136th historic Annual Black and White Exhibition. This show is a juried members' exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members. Admission is free to all visitors. The galleries are open to the public daily, Mon-Fri 4-9pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm.

    The focus of the Black and White Exhibition is to display not only the very finest work of Salmagundi artists but also the unique effect of an exhibition that features only works in black and white or monochrome sepia. The diversity of styles and mediums coupled with the dozens of powerful works on display will appeal to all artistic tastes and is not to be missed. Held annually since 1878, the Black & White Exhibition has in the past included great American artists such as William M. Chase, Thomas Moran, John Singer Sargent, and James M. Whistler.

    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10003
    More info.


  • Grenning Gallery, May 5-June 3, 2012

    "Tonalist Exhibition"

    Grenning Gallery presents an exhibition of landscapes that follow in the tradtion of 19th century Tonalists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The smoky, atmospheric style of Tonalism will be celebrated by a group exhibition which will include a series of hand-drawn monotype prints by Thomas Shelford and other artists including Kevin Sanders, Colin Berry, Jimmy Sanders and bronze sculpture by Chad Fisher.

    Reception Saturday May 5, 6-8pm

    Grenning Gallery
    17 Washington Street
    Sag Harbor NY 11963

  • Surface Library Gallery, April 21-22, 2012.

    "I Digress Exhibit"

    Thomas Shelford will be exhibiting two monotype prints at this exhibition featuring 28 invited artists who will exhibit works from their past or present that demonstrate a previously unseen direction in their process

    Reception Friday April 20th 6-9pm

    Ashwagh Hall
    780 Springs Fireplace Road
    East Hampton NY 11937

  • Salmagundi Club, January 23 - February 10, 2012.

    "Historic Black & White Exhibition"

    The Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest artists' organizations in the United States, will host its juried "Historic Black & White Exhibition" of original works. This will be an exhibition in the Upper Gallery of black & white or sepia monochromatic drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members. Held annually since 1878, the Black & White Exhibition has in the past included great American artists such as William M. Chase, Thomas Moran, John Singer Sargent, and James M. Whistler.

    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10003


  • Salmagundi Club, November 14-27, 2011.

    "Salmagundi Club Annual Members' Exhibition"

    The Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest artists' organizations in the United States, will host its 129th Annual Members' Exhibition of original works by artist members in the visual arts including paintings in all media, sculpture, graphics, and photography. This year's awards will be judged by Alasdair Nichol, Fine Art Appraiser of the beloved television program Antiques Road Show, and Vice Chairman at Freeman's Auctioneers of Philadelphia.

    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10003
    More info.


  • Salmagundi Club, October 3-28, 2011.

    "Salmagundi Club Fall Auction 2011"

    The Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest artists' organizations in the United States, will present its annual Fall Auctions in October 2011. Over 250 artworks by Salmagundi members including two works by Thomas Shelford will be auctioned. Collectors over the years have flocked to these events to find top-quality works of representational painting, drawing, fine-art graphics, photography, and sculpture, most at better-than-reasonable prices. Online bidding is available for this auction.

    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003
    Auction Day 1: Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, 8:00 PM
    Auction Day 2: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, 2:00 PM (following brunch)
    Auction Day 3: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, 8:00 PM
    Reception/Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6 - 8 PM


  • Grenning Gallery, October 1, 2011.

    "Local Landscapes Exhibition"

    The east end of Long Island is legendary for its unique light and lush seaside landscapes which captivated William Merritt Chase and Thomas Moran. Grenning Gallery of Sag Harbor will be honoring this tradition with its "Local Landscapes" group show on October 1. Thomas Shelford will be participating in this group exhibition of plein air landscapes painted in the Hamptons.

    This year's show features Grenning's top-tier artists such as Ramiro, Ben Fenske, Nelson H. White, Paul Rafferty, and Marc Dalessio. The show includes local stars of landscape painting such as James Daga Albinson and Beth Rundquist as well as a contingent of top Florence Academy of Art alumni including Melissa Franklin Sanchez and Leo Mancini-Hresko. Greg Horwitch and Billy Rayner will also be showing recent work.

    Opening Reception Saturday October 1, 2011 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Grenning Gallery
    17 Washington Street
    Sag Harbor NY 11963

  • U.S. Ambassador's Residence, The Hague, November 5, 2009 and ongoing.

    "Art In Embassies Exhibition"

    This ongoing exhibition will feature recent still life paintings which have been selected as part of the Art In Embassies Program. The paintings by Thomas Shelford, which comprise a modern interpretation of traditional Dutch still life, will be on loan to the collection of Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin for 3 years and displayed in the public rooms of the embassy residence.

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Lange Voorhout 102
    2514 EJ The Hague, Kingdom of The Netherlands

  • Salmagundi Club, September 1, 2011.

    "Monotype Print Collection"

    A monotype print by Thomas Shelford has been selected for addition to the permanent collection of the Salmagundi Club. This print of a nude figure entitled "Allison" will be exhibited in the historic bar and restaurant of the Club for several months.

    The Club owns a collection of over 1,500 works of art spanning its 140 year history and has a membership of nearly 850 artists and patrons. Its members have included important American artists such as Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam. Today the Club builds on this legacy by providing a center for the resurgence of representational art in America.

    The Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10003

  • 44th Annual Springs Invitational, August 5 - 21, 2011.

    "Springs Improvement Society Exhibition"

    Curator Esperanza León of SOLAR Gallery has selected a painting by Thomas Shelford for this 44th Annual Exhibition to benefit the Springs Improvement Society. This popular and renowned exhibition has a history dating back to the 1950s, in the heyday of the Abstract Expressionists who made Springs their home. All works are for sale and 50% of the proceeds go to the SIS Scholarship Fund. This year's exhibition will also be accompanied by several special events, including a preview benefit, an evening of readings, and a curator's tour.

    Ashawagh Hall
    780 Springs Fireplace Road
    East Hampton NY 11937

  • Deshuk River Studio, Saturday August 7th, 2010, 4:00 - 8:00PM.

    "Recent Paintings & Drawing Demonstration"

    This solo exhibition in the upstairs gallery of the Deshuk River Studio will be preceded by a figure drawing demonstration. The exhibit will feature paintings and drawings of the human form coupled with abstract geometric elements, as well as summer landscapes. The show is being curated by Daria Deshuk, a celebrated impresario of the Hamptons art scene and partner of the late artist Larry Rivers.

    Deshuk River Studio
    141 Maple Lane
    Bridgehampton, NY 11932

  • ArtHamptons 2010, july 9-11, 2010

    Gitana Rosa Gallery, Booth 415-B

    Thomas Shelford will be exhibiting along with artists Adam Miller, Fedele Spadafora and Alexandra Pacula.

    ArtHamptons
    Sayre Park
    Bridgehampton, NY 11932


  • Ashawagh Hall, May 28-31, 2010.

    "The Springs Improvement Society Exhibition", Curated by James Kennedy

    This group exhibition, curated by James Kennedy of the Surface Library Gallery in East Hampton, features works from selected artists working in New York City and The Hamptons. Thomas Shelford will be exhibiting a recent portrait drawing.

    Opening Reception Friday May 28th 7:00-9:00PM, wine and hors d'oeuvres served.
    Tickets $5.00 at the door to benefit Springs Improvement Society

    Ashawagh Hall
    780 Springs Fireplace Road
    East Hampton NY 11937

  • Gilles Larrain Gallery, Thursday March 25th, 2010.

    "Process, Exposed", Solo Exhibition and Salon Party

    This solo exhibition will feature expose the creative process behind a new allegorical figure painting called "The Purist." This new painting will be exhibited alongside the numerous sketches, drawings and studies that led up to its creation.

    Gilles Larrain Gallery
    95 Grand Street, SoHo
    New York, NY 10013

  • Gilles Larrain Gallery, Thursday August 27, 2009.

    "Figure This", Solo Exhibition and Salon Party

    This solo exhibition will feature small expressive drawings of burlesque performers and models from the Society of Illustrators and other legendary NYC studio venues.

    Gilles Larrain Gallery
    95 Grand Street, SoHo
    New York, NY 10013

  • Museum of American Illustration, December 16, 2008 - January 2, 2009.

    The museum gallery will be displaying a figure drawing submission by Thomas Shelford at its annual "Best of The Society of Illustrators Sketch Night" exhibition. On display will be various expressive figure sketches drawn by members of the Society of Illustrators during its legendary sketch nights. Location:

    The Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
    New York, NY 10065


  • Surface Library Gallery, October 4 - November 2, 2008.

    Thomas Shelford will be featured at the "Figuratively Speaking" exhibition, showing eleven new paintings and drawings inspired by the human figure. A reception will be held on October 4 at 6:00PM at the gallery which is located across from the Jackson Pollock Museum in the historic Springs district:

    845 Springs Fireplace Road
    East Hampton, New York

    Reception invitation

  • Private Studio Show, June 28, 2008, 2:00-6:00PM.

    Thomas Shelford will be showing new work including landscape sketches from Puerto Rico at a reception at the artist's residence in East Hampton NY.

  • Hampton Road Gallery LIAFA Faculty Show, January 19, 2008.

    Peter Marcelle is pleased to announce a show featuring the faculty of LIAFA at his Hampton Road Gallery. The works of Robert Armetta, James Albinson, Bennett Vadnais, and Thomas Shelford will be on view. The reception will be from 6pm to 8pm. The Hampton Road Gallery is located at 36 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY.

  • Second Annual Applied Arts Show, November 10, 2007.

    The Applied Arts School of Visual Arts in Amagansett New York will be hosting its second annual group show of paintings, drawings and photography from various genres. More info.

  • The Nature Conservancy Annual Art Auction Benefit, July 2007.

    Works from various East End artists will be submitted by galleries for charity auction in order to benefit the Mashomack Preserve of Shelter Island New York. Thomas Shelford will be donating a landscape painting which will be auctioned by the prestigious Grenning Gallery.

  • Grenning Gallery Works on Paper Extravaganza, March 2007.

    The Grenning Gallery of Sag Harbor New York will present an exhibition of delicate drawings, etchings and other handcrafted works on paper featuring Daniel Graves, Angel Ramiro, Paula Rubino, Susan Bari Price, David Dwyer, Mario Robinson, Paul Rafferty.