Dudley Vaccianna, well known for his painting on glass, the sculptor in stone Ed Martin and Warren Parker, artist in watercolor, oils and pen and ink, are among the African American artists participating in the spring show of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Inc.
The event, now in its 82nd year, will begin Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 and 28, and continue on the following weekend, June 2 and 3. The show has its venue on Manhattan’s University Place starting on East 13th St. and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park into NYU’s Schwartz Plaza to West 3rd Street. The show takes place on the sidewalks of these streets and is free to the public. Viewing and selling hours are noon to 6 pm each day.
In addition to Vaccianna, Martin and Parker, other black artists in the show include the sculptor in metal Eugene Perry of Philadelphia, the artist Deborah Shedrick from Montgomery, Alabama, the Kenyan artist Deo Lutwama, and the sisters P. J. Cobb, artist, and Jenson Jacobs, craft artisan in fiber, of New York.
The show, consisting of over 100 individual exhibitors, each selling their own work directly to the public, continues to attract outstanding new and veteran artists in all of the fine arts, including photography and sculpture, as well as craft artisans in jewelry, woodworking, ceramics fiber and mixed media.