Carol Perron Sommerfield
March 18 through April 29, 2023
at the
The Howard and Ruth Jacobs Gallery
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00

All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit local organizations and projects that support three themes: land/habitat conservation/restoration/education, food insecurity, and affordable housing.

The Benefit Exhibit Book 

How the Benefit Exhibit Will Work:

There are three main themes and the paintings within those themes can be accessed by clicking on the theme below.   

    The Land
    The Food
    The Housing

There are nine organizations that will benefit from painting sales. A few paintings are not for sale (NFS): these are in my private collection. 
  • I designate the beneficiary for each painting in the exhibit. 
  • The Greenburgh library receives a 10% commission on all sales and so the buyer writes two checks: One for 10% of the sale price to the Greenburgh Public Library to cover the exhibit commission and the other for 90% of the price to the painting’s designated organization. email me for the  amount and the recipient organization names for the checks. 
  •  I will collect all checks and then send them to the organizations. If you would like to see a bigger image of the painting, click on the image or email me and I'll send you a jpeg.
  • At the end of the exhibit I will notify all buyers and beneficiaries of the total funds that went to each organization. 

The paintings are available for sale beginning midnight on Saturday, March 18 at 12:01 am. Checks and cash make things much easier (thank you in advance). It will be first come first serve for purchases.

Paintings can be viewed in person or online. To purchase a painting, contact me. Or come to the opening reception on March 25 to see the paintings and make the purchase. 

Paintings that are sold will be available for pickup or shipping as of May 1. If paintings need to be shipped the buyer covers the cost of shipping.

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The Benefiting Organizations:  

​Bronx River/Sound Shore Audubon Chapter  (The Land)
Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry  (The Food)
Greenburgh Nature Center (The Land)
Hearts and Homes for Refugees (The Housing)
Healthy Yards/Westchester Pollinators (The Land)
Lake Muskoday Homeowners' Association (The Land)
The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center (The Food and The Land)
The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York (The Housing)
Westchester Land Trust (The Land)

"Returning" has layers of meaning for me.

First, Returning represents my return to painting after two years of not painting during Covid; a time where I chose instead to use native plants as my medium and the land as my canvas.The result of that was the birth of the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway and numerous native pollinator public and private gardens. I had a blast.

Second, Returning represents my desire to give back to the organizations and causes I hold dearly, many of which lent me a generous helping hand as I navigated Covid and built the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway.

Third, Returning marks my third solo exhibit at the Greenburgh Public Library, and I'm honored to return. Ten percent of all painting sales go to this incredible resource in the Town of Greenburgh as a commission. 

Fourth, Returning also describes revisiting some painting themes and mediums from the past. After several years it was interesting to see how my interpretation of familiar subjects and use of mediums has changed - or not.