“Who’s Naughty / Who’s Nice”
Viridian’s Annual Holiday Invitational
November 27 – December 29, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 29, 6–8pm
“East Village Happening in Chelsea”:
An evening of short performances:
Thursday, December 13, 7pm (come before 8pm, so you aren’t locked out!)

Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present “Who’s Naughty / Who’s Nice,” Viridian’s Annual Holiday Invitational from November 27 – December 29, 2018 with an Opening Reception Thursday, November 29, 6–8pm & on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm, an evening of short performances, “East Village Happening in Chelsea” (come before 8pm so you aren’t locked out!)

Who’s naughty / who’s nice is a phrase from a Christmas song composed in 1934: “You better watch out / You better not cry / Better not pout / I'm telling you why / Santa Claus is coming to town / He's making a list / And checking it twice / Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice...” and it’s a carol that has stayed in our memories, reawakening holiday remembrances and the worry of what gift to get for whom. Why not give art? “Who’s naughty / who’s nice” is an exhibit filled with the perfect present for whoever is naughty/ whoever is nice! Some of the art addresses the subject, some doesn’t, but all is open to interpretation. And of course, in today’s world, art can be the safest way to speak one’s mind. Is our world making us forget how to be nice?

Viridian’s holiday show in December is an annual event filled with art by gallery artists and their artist-friends. In addition, Viridian will open its holiday Arte Shoppe, filled with artist-made cards, jewelry and small artworks. All items in the Arte Shoppe are priced at $99 or less.

In addition, on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm, Viridian presents an “East Village Happening in Chelsea,” an evening of short 8-minute or less performances and readings organized by Armand Ruhlman.

This was a special year, for Viridian reached its 50th birthday. To honor the nearly 200 artists who have been a part of the gallery in these past 50 years a catalog has been created and is available for just $10.

In these times of fake news and the dis-reality of horrible things being done in the name of the law, discerning and interpreting it all can be most safely done through art. We hope you will join us, perhaps putting thoughts of politics aside for a festive evening of celebrating the good and giving to those we care about.

Featured artists include:

Renee Borkow * Ellen Burnett * Henry Coupe * May DeViney * Kiffi Diamond * Bernice Faegenburg * David Fitzgerald * Tazuko Fuji * Alan Gaynor * Wally Gilbert * Kazuo Ishikawa * Kat King * Namiyo Kubo * Marco Lando * Ron Moore * Nancy Nicol * John Nieman * Stacey Clarfield Newman * Mary Tooley Parker * Srividya Kannan Ramachandran * Oi Sawa * Susan Sills * Virginia Evans Smit * Angela Smith * Robert Smith * Arlene Finger * Deborah Sudran * Toto Takamori * Bob Tomlinson * Marie-Ange Hoda Ackad * Deb Flagel * Juliette Gordon * Joshua Greenberg * John Lloyd * Barbara Hillerman Lieske * Charles Hildebrandt * Rosemary Lyons * Michael Reck * Carolina Poggi * Sarah Riley * Kathleen Shanahan * Carol Quint * Meredeth Turshen * Jenny Belin * Vernita N’Cognita * Carol Quint * Bernice Sokol Kramer * Elizabeth Ginsberg * Petronia Paley * Flora Hogman * Sunny Chapman * Gregg Biermann * Sheila Smith * Angela M. LaMonte * Jane Talcott * Marqusha Oliver * Marcia Lloyd * Ursula Clark * Marianna Winterdale * Marc S. Miller * Natasha Ozhiganova * Ayako Bando * Betty Jacobson * Tanya Levina * Carol Brookes * Sharon Wybrants * Susan Redeker * Aomi Kikuchi * Katherine Ellinger Smith * Jon Melnick * Eileen Mullan * Jasmine Spencer * Ed Herman *& others

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12–6pm

For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212-414-4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com