Reflections on a Pond Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

8.4.00, 7:45 p.m.
by Kevin Macpherson, 2000, oil, 6 x 8. Collection the artist.

Internationally celebrated landscape painter Kevin Macpherson’s Reflections on a Pond series—which debuted at the Pasadena Museum of California Art—will be on display in New York City at the historic Salmagundi Club from February 15 through 26. There are several exciting educational events complementing the exhibition, including a painting demonstration, a weekend workshop, and a conversation with Macpherson, featuring a presentation and Q+A session. (See below for full details.)

The Reflections on a Pond project originated from Macpherson’s desire to create a series of 368 paintings based on the small pond behind his beloved Taos, New Mexico, home. The artist spent nearly five years completing the project, giving himself the time required to create a painting that best represented each day of the year. Macpherson’s goal for the series wasn’t just to capture the physical appearance of his subject but to challenge his powers of perception, deepen his understanding of light and atmosphere under changing light conditions and seasons, and create a visual journal of a place close to his heart and home. 

In addition to the "Reflections on a Pond" exhibition, Macpherson will simultaneously be displaying Portrait of China, a series of paintings from a recent trip to China. For more information on both exhibitions, contact Linda Fisler at


REFLECTIONS ON A POND EVENTS (at the Salmagundi Club)

February 19, 2010: Painting Demonstration by Kevin Macpherson, 6:30 p.m., $50. Tickets on sale now at Theater Mania.

February 20 to 21, 2010: Weekend Workshop With Kevin Macpherson: Light & Color, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$425 for Salmagundi Club members, $525 for nonmembers. E-mail Melba Pagan at for more information.
Note: This workshop is now full. Please consider the demonstration as an alternative.

February 23, 2010: A Conversation With Kevin Macpherson, 8 p.m., $25. Tickets on sale now at Theater Mania.

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Allison Malafronte is the senior editor of American Artist magazines, and the project editor of  Plein Air Painting and Workshop With the Masters magazines. She is also the creative manager of the Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference ( which was launched in 2009 and is now in its third year. She is author of the Art for Thought column in American Artist magazine (also on the Artist Daily site under The Artist's Life blog) and the 2008-2010 Plein Air blogs on Artist Daily. 

3 thoughts on “Reflections on a Pond Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

  1. Ms.Malafronte
    I am posting this here because I assume it goes through an approval process and I can not find an email to contact editorial. Thanks and apologies for any inappropriateness.

    I thought my current trip might be of some interest to you and possibly your readers. I am presently on a four month trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for the purpose of doing oil sketches and drawings.

    You may view current paintings and blog-posts about my trip at:

    My website:

    Previously I have been in several magazines:

    Article published, Art Calender Magazine, April 2006
    An article I wrote on the making of a Richard Haas designed outdoor mural I worked on in Grand Rapids,MI. during September 2004

    American Artist Magazine
    (Circa 2007) Online painting featured in article about the Plein-Aire Painters of Chicago.
    (Circa 1999) Paintings featured in an article about recipients of the John Stobart Grant.

    Apologies for the inexact information as I am in Cambodia and without my records.

    Stephan Giannini