Annie creating
photo: Susan Stetzer

The Thinking Woman's Almanac
In this issue

Overcoming my historic small-town, Midwestern, middle-class, Protestant, female, younger sibling and academic conditioning is a tad difficult, but, that said, I now want to share several practical applications of my creative work that we've added to "Annie's Store."

First are the garments and accessories available through VIDA , an international marketing partnership that allows artists to submit designs for fabrication to a collective in Pakistan that makes its own fabrics, prints digitally from submitted designs and makes the results available for purchase on-line.  It turns out that a number of my abstract works have translated really well to these applications.  To view the full line of my first collection, largely derived from paintings inspired by Argentine tango, follow my page.  You can order directly through VIDA , not through me; items are custom-made to order only, and most of your purchase price goes to the artisans who execute artists' design.

I've been having fun thinking about both of these projects, especially as so much of what people know currently of my work is -- or aspires to be -- representational, yet among my ongoing visual preoccupations are color, and pattern.

 Annie has designed her first collection for those who love Tango. Here are a few pieces. Please click here to view the new accessories and purchase.

Blue Tank Back
Volver, Tank Top

Volver Scarf

Milonga Sentimental Bag 
Annie Shaver-Crandell: A Collection of Views Landscapes, Cityscapes and Interiors
36 page book, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Carousel Mug
Please visit the online store to purchase my book, collectible mug and the new Puzzle.

Available now in Annie's store.
The second addition to my store is a jigsaw puzzle picturing a quilt-like fabric collage guaranteed to drive wild the most obsessive-compulsive solver of jigsaw puzzles on your gift list, as it's fully abstract.  I have these here and can send them directly to you.  

Jigsaw puzzle

Puzzle box cover
Gardener's Collage puzzle
Puzzle:         $25


Please visit the online store to purchase my book, collectible mug and the new puzzle.


Eight Fillies, Chincoteague,
oil, 18" x 36," 2013

Borough President Gale Brewer's Maggi Peyton Gallery presents
Better With Age

October 10-November 1
1 Centre St. 19th Floor South

Salmagundi Club's
Annual Members' Show
October 30th - November 30th

Asparagus on a Date, monotype 1/1
8" x 8," 2017


Homage to Vincent, oil on panel,
12" x 9," 2017

Jerusalem Road, Tyringham,
oil and acrylic, 18" x 24," 2017

Horse Barn, monotype, 1/2
5" x 10," 2017

Horse Barn, monotype, 2/2
5" x 10," 2017


 photo: Joe Goldman

Packing art with Charlie Yoder, October 6, 2017.
At right: Robert Pillsbury, President, Salmagundi Club, and Patricia Hynes.



1st Auction: Friday, October 6th, 8:00 PM 
2nd Auction: Friday, October 20th, 8:00PM 
3rd Auction: Friday, October 27th, 8:00 PM

"Winter Reflections, oil,
18" x 24," 2014
In 2nd auction: Friday, October 20th, 8:00PM  

Dog's Best Friend, acrylic
12" x 12," 2016
In 3rd auction: Friday, October 27th, 8:00PM
1st Auction: Friday, October 6th, 8:00 PM 
2nd Auction: Friday, October 20th, 8:00PM 
3rd Auction: Friday, October 27th, 8:00 PM

In person, over the phone, by absentee ballot, online at live
Lot numbers will be assigned at on September 29th.

Annie's pieces
Winter Reflections and Dog's Best Friend have been accepted into  
Salmagundi Club
47 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Annie painting at Planting Fields Arboretum 
 photo: Susan Stetzer

Plein Air Through the Seasons:  
Fall Foliage 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm
(free with $8 parking fee)

Meet at the end of the West Parking lot by the Welcome Pavillion.  Suggested list of materials: watercolors, acrylics, oil or pastels (dry or oil pastels), and supports to work on (paper, panel, canvas, etc.). Drop-cloth recommended; also food.  Dress for the out-of-doors (both woods and sun, so hats, long pants and sleeves, boots or closed shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen are all recommended. 

Contact Jennifer Lavella (516-922-8678) or for more information.
A recent CBS Sunday Morning program with Jane Pauley 



Thursday, November 2, 6:15-9:45 pm

Put on your most elegant tango shoes and come dance with us in our beautiful Main Gallery to the sounds of vintage tango orchestras.

Hosts: Annie Shaver-Crandell
           Sid Grant, 2011 USA Argentine Tango Champion
DJ:      Steve Harris

Admission $12; always free to SCNY members; NYPD, FDNY, veterans and active military personnel

The club's bar is open 5:00-9:45 pm
The restaurant is open for dinner 5:30-8:30 pm; dinner reservations at

212-255-7740 -



Space is currently available in my group painting classes, offered in my Bond Street studio. Class is in session three times a week, on a drop-in basis. All experience levels welcome. Email me for details about these and private lessons.

Classes have begun. A few spaces remain.

Current schedule:
Monday 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm

A typical workstation



I love hearing from all of you with all your questions and comments. Please feel free to write me at and I promise to reply. Your comments help me build my studio.

Annie's work may be seen at  


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Please contact me for more information at and 212-464-7519

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