AAPL: 93rd Grand National Exhibition

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I’m very honored to have Riki awarded “Best of Show” in the American Artists Professional League’s (AAPL) 93rd consecutive Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club of New York. The in-person Exhibition and virtual show honors the finest in representational and traditional realism art.

Exhibition: Monday, November 8 – Friday, November 19, 2021
Artist Reception & Awards: Tuesday, November 9th
Location: The Salmagundi Club |Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue @ Twelfth Street | New York, NY

The American Artists Professional League’s (AAPL) 93rd consecutive Grand National Exhibition  will be held at the historic Salmagundi Club. Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in a historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.


A very special thanks to jurist Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine for the honor of awarding Riki “Best of Show”.

Riki 60″ x 40″ Oil on Canvas

Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the magazine that serves collectors of contemporary and historical realist art. He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, a firm he established to pursue research, writing, and curating opportunities.

Based in New York City, Trippi directed the Dahesh Museum of Art and co-curated international touring exhibitions devoted to J.W. Waterhouse (1849–1917) and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912). His Waterhouse monograph was published by Phaidon Press in 2002, and he authored an essay in the catalogue accompanying the James Tissot exhibition that visited San Francisco and Paris in 2019–20.