Notes from the Field

  • See You Saturday at the 2017 Travers Stakes!

    Hello, everyone —

    We all are in countdown mode again for Saturday’s 148th Running of the Travers Stakes!

    Once again this year we will be guests of NYRA, signing and personalizing your TRAVERS POSTERS at our table outside of the "Silks" gift shop located near the Carousel stairs, on the ground floor of the Grandstand.

    We'll be there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Travers day. Please stop by on the early side, as we need to be packed up by the time the “Silks” store in the Clubhouse closes.

    If we miss you, or you prefer not have to carry a tubed poster around the Saratoga Race Course, you can still purchase posters from us anytime online at gregmontgomery.com. If you’re in Saratoga Springs, visit our wonderful vendors — Crafters Gallery, Impressions of Saratoga, Spa Fine Arts, Soavé Faire, and the National Museum of Racing; in Ballston Spa — Front Street Home; and if you’re heading to points south, consider stopping at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza at the end of the Northway.

    Hope to see you at the Track — Saturday, August 26!

  • Finally, a Spectator

     I could get used to this!

     

    After more than 30 years of drawing and photographing in and around the famous Saratoga Race Course I'm finally going to actually sit down and enjoy a day of racing!

    Paula and I are hosting my son and his wife along with special relatives from Australia and Italy. They will be joining us at the Turf Terrace in Saratoga's incomparable Clubhouse. Should be a wonderful day.

    Hope to see you all Saturday at the races!

    p.s. Paula's actually been to the Turf Terrace before. She's the woman in the white hat sitting with Spencer and Anthony!

  • 2017 Season Summer Schedule

    Summer time and the season is upon us!

    Hello, everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this time of year as much as I am. What a delight it is to be bathed in long days of sunlight, gentle rains (and the occasional downpour), too many cultural events to choose from, and the sheer enjoyment of seeing friends out and about!

    We kicked off the season in mid-June with the release of this year’s Travers/Saratoga poster — “Record Breaker!”  We just had to show Arrogate, last year’s Travers winner, bursting from the poster frame in front of the famous Saratoga grandstand, thirteen-and-a-half lengths ahead of his rivals. There’s an added feature that shows the record-setting time, distance, and racing team. Truly a day for the record books!

    We are pleased to announce this year’s signing events. Most of them are in Saratoga Springs and one is in Ballston Spa, but we have two for the polo aficionados among you in Northern Virginia —

    • Friday, July 21, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Impressions of Saratoga for “Hats Off, Saratoga”
    • Friday, July 28, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — at Soavé Faire
    • Saturday, July 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — at Spa Fine Arts
    • Friday, August 4, 4:00 to 7:00 pm — Front Street Home for “First Friday, Ballston Spa”
    • Saturday, August 5, 10:00 to 11:30 am — National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
    • Thursday, August 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Crafters Gallery, Saratoga
    • Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm — Saratoga Race Track - Outside the "Silks" gift store by Carousel stairs, ground floor.
    • Thursday, September 7, 7:00 to 9:00 pm — Greenhill Winery, Middleburg, VA 
    • Sunday, September 10, all day — Great Meadow, The Plains, VA for The Seventh Annual Polo Classic, a benefit for the National Sporting Library & Museum

    Hope to see you on our travels!

    Best,

    Greg and Paula

  • "Gone Drawing!"

    Most years in early spring we try to go someplace warm. We generally come home with sketchbooks full and lots of ideas for future work. It's restorative and fun!

    We close the studio for a couple weeks and then come home to start the racing season with the running of the Kentucky Derby in May. So, for the next two weeks or so we need to hang the "Gone Fishing!" sign in the window and ask your patience with us. We'll look for you after the middle of April 2017.

    See you soon,

    Greg and Paula

  • Hot Summer Days

    Hope you are all enjoying these spectacular summer months!

    As we move closer to September, I’m delighted with the depth and hues of the sky, majestic cumulonimbus clouds, outrageous thunder and lightning storms … Mother Nature at some of her most dramatic moments. And then there is the best of the farmers’ markets  blueberries, corn-on-the cob, tomatoes, baby eggplant, fresh fruits and vegetables of every color to suit every taste. Summer tastes great!

    I hope to see you at one or more of the Saratoga places where I’ll be signing this season:

    Wednesday, August 10 — 11:00 am to 5:00 pm — The Irish American Heritage day at the Saratoga Race Track
    Saturday, August 13 — 7:00 - 9:30 pm — Soavé Faire
    Sunday, August 14 — 2:00 - 4:00 pm — Front Street Home
    Saturday, August 20 — 7:00 - 9:30 pm — Crafters Gallery
    Tuesday, August 23 — 7:00 p.m. — The Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway in Albany
    Thursday, August 25 — 10:00 am to 12 noon — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
    Thursday, August 25 — 2:00 - 4:00 pm — Soavé Faire
    Saturday, August 27 — all day — near the “Silks” store in the Clubhouse at The Saratoga Race Track, below the Carousel Lounge… As well at a places where I’ve already signed — Impressions and Spa Fine Art, and just around town.

    At the Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway in Albany, I’ll provide a presentation of my retrospective poster exhibit. So if you missed it at the National Museum of Racing, you can catch the full exhibit in Albany and hear a description of how those images came to be.

    If you find yourself in northern Virginia, please stop by the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia to see the exhibit of my work, “To the Finish: The Art and Process of Greg Montgomery,” from July 29 through November 27, 2016. We’ll also be in Middleburg on September 11 for the 6th Annual Polo Classic benefit for the NSLM.

    We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga or on the road this summer. Have a grand summer!

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