Spring 2011

Winter 2009

Spring 2011

Dear Friends of Non-Objectif Sud,

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our upcoming fundraiser and silent auction, which will take place this year on Monday, May 2 at Bortolami Gallery (520 West 20th Street, NYC) from 6 to 8 pm. Advance tickets for the evening event are $50 and tickets at $100 will also include your name in our next exhibition catalogue. And of course, do feel free to contribute any amount you would like! Please keep in mind that your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the full extent of the law provided no goods or artwork are received in exchange.

We are very pleased to announce that New York based artist Amy Granat will curate this year’s NOS summer exhibition. Details will follow soon.

Last year was very exciting and conveyed how well Non-Objectif Sud is developing. This summer at La Barralière, NOS was very successful with its exhibition le beau le bien le vrai, which was on view from July 11 through July 12. 

Curated by Petra Bungert and Tilman of CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium), NOS was delighted to present its fifth exhibition that focused on French and francophone artists. These included Massimiliano Baldassarri, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Sacha Goerg, Alexandra Guillot, Joanna Horho, Colombe Marcasiano, Francisco da Mata, Guillaume Millet,  Roland Orepük,  Benjamin Rivière,  Ingrid Maria Sinibaldi,  Damien Sorrentino, Cédric Teisseire, Wilson Trouvé and Emmanuel Van der Meulen. All artists live and work in either Grenoble, Paris, Marseille or Nice (France), as well as Geneva and Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and many have studied at renowned art schools including the Villa Arson in Nice.

We were delighted that so many were able to spend time at La Barralière and work together for nearly a week. In addition to painting, sculpture and video works, the exhibition also presented site-specific works - both indoors and outdoors. Turning NOS into their temporary studio, the artists expanded and reflected on NOS’s magnificent setting and the provençal environment. Please look at the installation views on the website.

Just like last year, the experience of so many artists working together was conducive to many lively discussions and sharing of ideas until the wee hours of the morning under the old plane trees in the courtyard. Once again, the opening was well attended; and after dinner, the ground floor gallery became a lively dancing platform until the early hours.

We were delighted with the review that appeared in La Tribune, a local regional newspaper and hope that it will help attract more visitors still this year.

This past May 2010 we were also pleased to present, in collaboration with Lisa Jacobs Fine Art, Dennis Bellone 1990-1010, an exhibition of paintings on view from at the former Fire House on Scholes Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We thank you in advance for your continued support. We simply couldn’t do it
without you.

For further information and comments, please e-mail us at: or call us at +1-646-325.4581.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Andrew Huston and Karole Vail
NOS Co-Founders and Directors


Winter 2009

Dear Friend of Non-Objectif Sud, Inc.:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your fantastic support over the last year and to give you a brief summary of what has been accomplished thanks to your generosity.

This year was very exciting and showed how year after year Non-Objectif Sud, Inc. is developing. We want to share this with you as NOS had a very successful summer at La Barralière with its exhibition Hand in Hand.

This year NOS partly owed its success to the generous participation of the artists. In point of fact, seven out of nine included in the exhibition attended in person at La Barralière. Together with artist Michael Zahn, this year’s curator, they spent several days working together to produce this thought-provoking exhibition which was very well attended on the opening week-end as well as throughout the whole run of the exhibition. The experience of so many artists working together also led to many lively debates, discussions and sharing of ideas.

Linda Francis and Jackie Saccoccio painted spectacular wall paintings, while John Finneran executed his first large outdoor painting. Jim Lee produced numerous works on site and also collaborated with Jackie Saccoccio on a site-specific large-scale assemblage. Susan Hill's lavender piece (500 kilograms/1,100 pounds of freshly cut lavender) was a showstopper and provided a nice counterpoint to Dennis Bellone's video of Bayonne, New Jersey. While Josephine Halverson and Andreas Reiter Raabe were not able to attend, they were well represented with several of their pieces. As we hoped, there was a lively spirit of participation and collaboration that we hope to build upon for the future.

You can view installation shots on our updated NOS website at:

The exhibition was reviewed in La Tribune, a French regional newspaper, included here along with an English translation.

Moreover, we are very pleased to inform you that NOS received a $10,000.00 grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA). This is a tremendous endorsement of our small organization. Such support was essential to the realization of the exhibition and our activities in New York and, with your help, we plan to apply for other grants that will enable us to continue with our programming and projects and also to expand upon some of our activities.

For the first time, NOS is presenting a fall exhibition this year at La Barralière of British artist Ian Tyson entitled Ian Tyson Recent Sculpture on view from October 4 through November 30, 2009. A selection of Ian’s work can be seen on the website.

As this year draws to a close and we prepare for next year’s projects and catalogues, we would be most grateful if you would consider making a contribution to NOS. You may also visit the web site to view works for sale. Please keep in mind that your contribution is fully tax-deductible (provided no goods or artwork are received in exchange) and we thank you in advance for your continued support. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

For further information, please e-mail us at or call us at +1-718-599.14.17.

Sincerely yours,

Karole Vail and Andrew Huston

NOS Founders and Directors © Non-Objectif Sud 2010 NOS