April 8 – May 7, 2023
April 8 – May 14, 2023
GO FIGURE: Sculpture
About the Exhibit
Group exhibition with over 50 artists in 2 gallery spaces
Hudson Valley Artists explore the human form
from abstract to realism
GO FIGURE Artist
Eric Banks • Lauren Bergman • Caroline Burdett • Jenny Carpenter • Emily Clark • Linda Cassidy • Nancy Catandella • Mary Flinn • Kristin Flynn • Sharon Frey • Josepha Gutelius • Rosemary Hanson • Aaron Hauck • Rebecca Ray • Chong Kang • Tatana Kellner • David Klein • Laura Klimenchenko • Pam Krimsky • Alex Kveton • Anne Leith • Richard Levy • Scott Lewis • Elizabeth Lindy • Carmen Lizardo • Justin Love • Molly Mackaman • Barbara Masterson • Susan Meiklejohn • Elin Menzies • Rebecca Miller • Wayne Montecalvo • Rich Morris • Ze’ve Willy Neumann • Jacqueline Oster • Steven Rushefsky • Lisa Samalin • Christopher Skura • Barbara Tepper Levy • Enne Tesse • David Tumblety • Lindsey Wolkowicz
plus an installation of life size figures of Saugerties Village residents
by Joanne Pagano Weber
GO FIGURE: Sculpture Artists
Eric Banks • Harriet Forman Barrett • John Kirslis • Alex Kveton • Ann Morris • Meredith Morabito • Ze’ev Willy Neumann • Jeanne Newburg • Gustav Pedersen • Yvonne Rojas-Cowan • Wendy Saxon Brown • Aleksandra Scepanovic • Suprina • Ryan Tracy • David Tumblety
Linda Cassidy, two figures, 2023, artist print composite 0325, 24” x 18”, $600 framed
Kristin Flynn, Woman and Swan, 2023, acrylic on panel, 9″ x 12″, $950
Alex Kveton, ICARUS, 2010, relief print, 18″ x 24″, $1,200
Lindsey Wolkowicz, The Gardener, 2020, acrylic and graphite on wood, 80″ x 42″, $7,500
Barbara Tepper Levy, Mehndi Bride, 2010, encaustic multi-media ,14″ x 11″, $350
Wayne Montecalvo, One Half, 2022, mixed media, digital image on washi, powdered graphite, on panel, 12″ x 11″, $600
Carmen Lizardo, Holding, 2023, digital print, 60″ x 24″, $2,500
Enne Tesse, Us 3, 2023, collage on paper, 15″ x 12″ x 1″, $2,500
Elizabeth Lindy, Respite, Illuminated, 2022, photographic print of original installation on Hahnemule: relief object with Kozo paper, water, T-pins, video projection, 9.125″ x 7.5″, $750
Barbara Masterson, Botti, 2019, wolff pencil on illustration board, 30″ x 20″, $1,260
Rebecca Miller, the pond, 2020, photography, 20″ x 24″, unframed $700, framed $1,000
Lauren Bergman, Rowing to Nirvana, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on paper mounted on cradled panel, 43″ x 30″, $8,400
Steven Rushefsky, Alex Leaves for NYC II, 2021, pen & ink and acrylic ink on paper, 7″ x 5.5″, $200
Lisa Samalin, Laundry Day, 2011, watercolor and collage, 10″ x 12″, $550
Emily Clark, Rainers Manhattan, 2022, oil in canvas, 33″ x 25″, $1,800
David Klein, figure 2, 2018, prismacolor, pastels on charcoal paper, 24″ x 18″, $800
Laura Klimenchenko, Movement in stillness, 2022, pastel on paper, 27″ x 20″, $800
Rich Morris, holding up the sky, 2020, oil on canvas, 50″ x 28″, $1,800
Jacqueline Oster, The Bouquet, 2022, watercolor, 12″ x 9″, $450
Anne Leith, Dreamer, 2018, mixed media on panel, 12″ x 12″, $700
Elin Menzies, Minerva and the Night Owl of Wisdom, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″, $2,000
Jennifer Hicks, “Charlotte couldn’t wait to tell their friends all about it”, 2023, pen, marker, and pencil, 8″ x 4.75″, $200
Josepha Gutelius, Deep Dive (and Helping Hands), 2022, acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 20″, $950
Christopher Skura, Twins (Castor and Polux), 2022, acrylic and flashe on wood, 32″ x 32″, $3,800
Rebecca Ray, “Call Me By My Name”, 2022, mixed media on paper, 50″ x 33.5″, $1,200
Scott Lewis, Cousin Neil, 2021, acrylic gouache on canvas, 24″ x 24″, $4,500
Jenny Carpenter, We’re Grand, 2023, oil and graphite on birch panel, 27″ x 24″, $2,200
Aaron Hauck, Bedroom Passages, 2022-23, oil on panel, 36″ x 48″, $4,600
David Tumblety, Lounging on the couch, 2023, etching, 6″ x 7.5″, $250
Molly Mackaman, Leaving, 2023, clay-based wall paint on canvas, sealed with matte acrylic finish, 36″ x 30″, $3,200
Justin Love, Dreaming, 2019, oil on canvas, 60″ x 36″, $6,000
Tatana Kellner, Uneasy Truce, 2022, monoprint collage on paper, 30″ x 44″, $3,000
Sharon Frey, Thoughts Just Get in the Way, 2021, oil on wood board, 12″ x 12″, $1,225
Jennifer Hicks, Loretta, pastel on paper, 30” x 22”, $950
Richard Levy, Man in a Corner, 2020, charcoal and pastel on paper, 24″ x 18″, $500
Eric Banks, Meditations on Tyranny, 2021-22, acrylic paper fusion with oil on composition board mounted on wood, 22″ x 28″, $2,000
Susan Meiklejohn, Juliette, 2023, oil on canvas, 19″ x 24″, $600
Mary Flinn, Riding the Dragon, 2021, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, $2,000
Joanne Pagno Weber, Portraits of Saugerties, acrylic on cardboard, approximately life size
Chong Kang, Waiting Dancers, 2022, ink, watercolor, gouache on arches paper, 30” x 22″, $1,200
Pam Krimsky, Model Asleep, 2020-23, acrylic on canvas, 27″ x 25″, $2,200
Rosemary Hanson, First Day of Kindergarten, 2019, oil on canvas board, 14″ x 11″, $700
Caroline Burdett, Quarantine No. 29, 2020, acrylic, bleach, on archival paper, 23.75″ x 18″, $2,000
Ze’ve Willy Neumann, she, 2021, acrylic and charcoal on board, , 20″ x 16″, $900
Nancy Catandella, Quartet, 2023, acrylic, 40″ x 38″, $2,200
GO FIGURE: Sculpture
at Newberry Artisan Market Gallery
Ze’ev Willy Neumann, Bootsie, composite wood, oil based paint, 8′ x 7″ x 7″, $4,500
Ann Morris, Sloucher, 2022, stoneware and underglaze, 18″ x 4″, $1,000
Yvonne Rojas-Cowan, Woman in shawl, 2023, mixed, 9″ x 14″ x 5″, $450
Meredith Morabito, “Untitled”, 2023, ceramic, 16″ x 11″ x 22″, $3,000
John Kirslis, Pilobolus, 2012, ceramic, 10″ x 4″ x 4″, $840
Alex Kveton, Dancing Queen, 2018, bronze, 48″, $28,000
David Tumblety, Resting, 2019, plaster, 12″ x 8″ x 8″, $1,200
Eric Banks, Casualty 4, 2022, repurposed wood, metal, lint, ash, water chestnut seeds, paint, 28″ x 8″ x 9″, $2,500
Suprina, Cabaret Dancer, 2018, detritus, epoxy, paint, 66″ x 24″, $3,600
Aleksandra Scepanovic, “She Looks Just Like My Father,” She Exclaimed, 2022, clay, 16″ x 7″ x 11″, $3,400
Harriet Forman Barrett, STRETCH, 2021, bronze, 7.5″ x 4″ x 8″, $3,200
Wendy Saxon Brown, Scott, 2018, paté de verre, cast glass, 18″ x 7″, $1,334
Ryan Tracy, Untitled urn #8, 2022, brown stoneware, 7.75″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″, $290
Gustav Pedersen, Adam, 2015, wood, 19″ x 13″ x 9″, $750
Jeanne Newburg, Slumber, 2022, white clay, 7″ x 20″ x 11″, $375
About the Artist
Eric Banks earned a M.F.A. at Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting and a B.A. at Queens College of the City University of New York. Banks is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Edward Albee Foundation Grant. He has exhibited extensively in New York and beyond since the 1980’5.
As a figurative narrative artist Lauren Bergman creates stories in paint that reside at the juncture of myth and social realism. Through her personal language of symbols, the paintings explore both female identity and comment on our shifting political and cultural landscape.
Beginning as a high school student, Lauren Bergman was involved in art classes at the Corcoran School of Art. Her talents and mature narratives quickly landed her gallery exhibitions in Washington, D.C. at Capricorn Gallery, exhibiting among renowned American realists, including Burton Silverman and Sondra Freckelton. Bergman’s work has been featured in publications ranging from The New York Times to Juxtapoz Magazine. She has had three solo exhibitions at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York, which represented her for a decade. Other solo and two-person exhibitions include the Makor Gallery and Tria Gallery in New York and the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Her many group shows include Plus One Gallery in London, Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, and Jonathan Levine Gallery and Claire Oliver Fine Art in New York.
Bergman grew up in the Washington metro area, where she studied at the Corcoran School of Art. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts and education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, graduating summa cum laude, and her master’s degree at Smith College before relocating to Manhattan to study painting and design at FIT and The Art Students League. After thirty years in New York City, Bergman now lives and paints in a barn in Saugerties, NY.
Caroline Burdett (she/her) is a visual artist living in the Hudson Valley area of New York. The artist began producing paintings at age 16 while living in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Upon her return to the US, Caroline studied painting at The Chicago Academy for the Arts. During and after college she also played with other forms of art including graphic and industrial design, photography, moving image, and especially music (primarily the cello). Caroline was a recording artist, songwriter, and band leader until 2010 when she decided to dedicate all her focus to graduate school. Caroline eventually earned her Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, where she focused on studying neuroscience research implications on psychodynamic theory, Caroline balances her time between providing therapy and working as a visual artist in New York.
Jenny Carpenter paints on wood using the grain to manipulate the figure. She recently exhibited in group shows at The Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, Foley Gallery and Equity Gallery in New York’s LES and the Danforth Art Museum outside Boston. Originally from Omaha, NE, she graduated from Creighton University with a BA in Studio Art. Jenny lives in Cold Spring, NY with her husband and 12-year-old boys.
Linda Cassidy is a painter and digital artist who currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, US. Cassidy received her BA from Bard College. While studying fine arts, music and poetry, she began to find links between those fields of activity which stimulated her curiosity. That thread of inquiry has remained constant throughout her artistic growth and exploration, which included an MA and a career of teaching art history and video in the public schools.
Her work is represented in numerous private collections in the U.S. and Europe as well as museums on the eastern end of Long Island, where she lived for many years as she raised her daughter.
Her recent work probes the intersections between the perceived surfaces of the 3-dimensional physical world and the vast virtual possibilities of digital art. Photos that behave like paintings, paintings that become transformed into layered photos, light streams that transpose into perceived matter, fractalization of common forms; all are part of her present inquiry.
Nancy Catandella is a native New Yorker. Having attended the Art Student League and graduating from Parsons School of Design she moved to Upstate NY to complete her MFA in Painting from SUNY New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited in many juried shows regionally and in NYC for the past 40 years. Her work is in private and public collections.
I was born in Manhattan in 1955. Both my parents were in theater and the arts professionally. I attended public schools until high school where I attended the High School of Music and Art as an art Major. I went on to Major in fine arts at the City College of New York.
Over the years I worked in the restaurant business as a waitress and later as a chef. I co- owned an Italian Restaurant in Manhattan, Santerellos ,and had two sons.
I relocated to Tivoli New York where I worked as a chef and attended Nursing School at CGCC in Hudson N.Y. I currently live in Germantown N.Y.
After Graduating I worked as a nurse in two local hospitals until I retired from nursing and jumped back into restaurant ownership with Jaeger Haus Restaurant and beer garden, which is where I am today. Throughout my various careers I have worked steadily as a painter, although my time was limited during my children’s early years. During the time that I was a member of the artists Co-op in Rhinebeck N.Y. I began to sell a good number of paintings including commissioned portraits. However I found the time required for a co-op situation to be more than I could handle and am at present putting all of my time into painting and Jaeger Haus.
Mary Flinn (b. 1962, Baltimore, MD) is an artist living in Chatham, NY who works mostly in oil paints and also watercolors and pastels. Mary earned her BFA at the Swain School of Design, New Bedford MA in 1984 and her MFA at Queens College in 1991. She has had 3 solo exhibitions at The Prince Street Gallery in NYC, and numerous group shows there and along the east coast. She has been in numerous 2-person shows including the Joyce Goldstein Gallery with Sara Farrell Okamura and Baltimore City Hall with Josh Dorman, and Dartmouth College ,Hopkins Center, with Cathy Shoenberg, curated by Ben Moss. Virtual shows include: “Spring is Like a Perhaps hand” a 4 person show with the Jason McCoy Gallery. As well as numerous inclusions in the Jason McCoy drawing challenges. Her paintings have been influenced by the many years she studied Mysore style painting in India and calligraphy in Japan. Her roots are in painting the landscape.
Kristin Flynn is a painter living in the Hudson Valley. Her nature based drawings and paintings have been exhibited in numerous regional gallery shows at Bard College, Marist College, PS209, Be Gallery, KMOCA, Donskoj Gallery, Barrett Art Center, SUNY Albany, SUNY Ulster and Stone Ridge Center for the Arts. She has also exhibited in group and solo shows in New York City at The Painting Center, Margaret Bodell Gallery and in group and solo shows with the Cheryl McGinnis Gallery.
Kristin has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont, Jentel in Sheridan, Wyoming and the Platte Clove A.I.R. in Arkville. She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, an A.A.S. in Textiles from Rochester Institute of Technology and studied painting at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. Currently Kristin is an adjunct associate professor at SUNY Ulster Community College in the fashion design program she created.
Harriet Forman Barrett
53 years of professional jewelry design, sculptor in bronze, oil painter
Many gallery shows throughout the years as well as in many private collections with jewelry, paintings and bronze sculptures. Full listing of Exhibitions, Commissions and Collections from 1960’s – today available upon request.
Sharon Frey is a portraiture and still life artist who has been studying anatomical figurative art at the Art Student’s League of NY. In a series focusing only on the body, the absence of head/face alludes to what she describes as her “flow state.” Sharon describes ‘flow’ as a way of surrendering to the moment, of being fully present to the act of creation while my thoughts are temporarily suspended”. Influenced by Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville, and Alyssa Monks, she is dedicated to painting flesh and skin in varied ways and agrees with the assertion by Willem de Kooning that “flesh was the reason oil paint was invented.” A social worker for 20 years, Ms. Frey found herself returning to her passion for visual art at the height of the pandemic. Her debut solo show took place last summer at Cunneen Hackett Gallery in Poughkeepsie.
An award-winning poet and playwright, Josepha Gutelius made a radical shift to visual art in 2015. Her paintings explore a broad range of contemporary life, with all its vitality, crises, and grim humor. Her work has often been described as enigmatic, as in a detective story, with an implied narrative, a sociopolitical viewpoint, and with “characters” who have secrets they’re reluctant to tell.
She received a generous grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her painting series “The Silence of Nowhere.” In 2021 she was interviewed on Yale University Radio where she discussed her latest painting series, “Inhabiting New Earth.”
Her paintings have been exhibited at Albany Institute of History and Art, Emerge Gallery, Site: Brooklyn, Albany Center, Opus 40 ,WAAM, First Street Gallery NYC, Barrett Art Center, Kingston Annual, the Center for Contemporary Art, among others. Earlier in her career, Josepha was cultural correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, where she championed the new wave of post-Expressionism; she’s written art criticism for Berliner Blaetter and forewords to artists‘ catalogs, and was a member of the now-legendary Berliner Maler Poeten, (Painters/ Poets).
In 1980, she and her husband made a permanent move to Saugerties where she began publishing poetry, short stories, and stage plays — several as fictionalized accounts of artists, notably Penny, which was included in the anthology Best New Writing.
She studied painting at the Masters School, Art Students League, and Bard College.
Rosemary O. Hanson received her BFA in Studio Art from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and studied at the Lorenzo deMedici Institute in Florence, Italy. Following graduation, Rosemary moved to New York City and began a professional career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked for many years. While in New York, she continued painting at the Art Students’ League with several notable instructors, including Gustav Rehberger.
In 2006, she moved to the Hudson Valley with her family. Inspired by the surrounding environment, she began painting landscapes and interiors. Later, she developed a love for still lifes using local flowers and fresh produce as her subjects. Her paintings depict a loose impressionistic style.
Her work has been included in several individual and group shows throughout the Hudson Valley and greater New York metropolitan area. She has participated in many plein air paint outs, some juried, which culminated in live auction.
Originally from north central Minnesota, Aaron Hauck is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). He has lived and worked in NYC for the last fifteen years and currently resides in the mid-Hudson Valley area with his partner and their two Brussels Griffons.
Jennifer Hicks was born in Lawrenceville, NJ, to an artist/opera singer mother and artist/EMT/“mad scientist” father. She received her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University (2006), her Degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1996), and BFA from Tufts University (1984). Additionally, Ms. Hicks won the prestigious Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University (1996).
She has exhibited and performed widely in such prominent settings as The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tsai Performance Center, Mobius, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Bromfield Gallery Boston, CRASHarts Boston, CAVE NYC, The Boulder Fringe Festival, The Boulder Butoh Festival, The San Francisco Butoh Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Artisterium Tbilisi, Movement Research at Judson Church, Club Helsinki, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Oberon, Naropa University, and participated in collaborations with Liars & Believers, a Cambridge-based theater company. She was a long-time member of Mobius (1996-2006), the longest-running performance art collective in the US, based in Boston. Ms. Hicks is also an alumna of Franklin Furnace, a nonprofit organization that annually awards grants to early-career artists.
Rebecca Ray Hong Waldman
Born in Taiwan, lived in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai and Sanya. In Saugerties since October 2021.
Chong received her BFA in painting from MICA in Baltimore, Md, and has been a muralist since the late 80s and received painting commissions from private clients throughout the United States, Great Britain, and France. She has participated in group shows from NC to NYC and solo shows in commercial spaces.
There is a relationship between the classical periods and modernity that is constantly being explored in her paintings. Chong utilizes urban and natural environments as symbolic subjects. Her exaggerated tones and neon colors document contemporary times.
Tatana Kellner’s work is rooted in social issues. She has been exhibited in numerous venues across USA, Canada and Europe, and she has had over 50 solo exhibitions. Recently, her work has been selected for inclusion in Hunterdon Museum, Art Alive (Delhi, India), Ringling School of Art (Sarasota, Fl), the Everson Museum, University of Albany Museum, Dorsky Museum, CEPA (Buffalo), Kentler International Drawing Space, Collar Works, (Troy, NY), New York Public Library, among many others.
Kellner is a co-founder and past artistic director of Women’s Studio Workshop.
In 2021 she was inducted into the Hall of Champions, North American Hand Papermakers. Kellner is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Pollock Krasner Foundation, The Creative Climate Award, the Puffin Foundation, Photographer’s Fund Award (CPW), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, and many others.
Kellner has been awarded fellowship residencies at The MacDowell, Yaddo, Banff Centre for the Arts, Light Work,Visual Studies Workshop, Saltonstall, I-Park, Millay Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artpark, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Fundación Valparaíso, Bogliasco Foundation, Siena Art Institute, Ucross, Haystack and Ragdale Foundation. She was born in the Czech Republic and immigrated to the USA in 1969.
born 7/14/1954 in Oak Ridge,TN, 1967-took first jewelry course, 1975-graduated U of Wisconsin (BS), worked for Kenneth Jay Lane 1975-1977 (NYC), attended classes at Art Student League, worked as designer until 1988 (NYC), moved to Poconos and worked in my own costume jewelry business for 20 years, attended many life drawing classes 2004-2012 in NYC and elsewhere, had one man show of 250 drawings and sculptures at Liztech Gallery 2006 Stroudsburg PA, 2008-2014-made ceramic sculptures at Lunaparc with Ricky Boscarino, 2014-moved to Germantown,NY and continued designing jewelry.
For 45 years David G Klein has worked for leading Newspapers, Magazines, and book publishers. Clients include NYT and the Wall Street Journal. Books he’s illustrated include the Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, the Short Stories of Mark Twain, and Sword of Shannara. David Is the co-author of the Paper Shtetl: A cutout and assembled model of an eastern European Jewish town. David worked in comics for Marvel and DC with characters like Spiderman and Batman. He is the author of his own graphic novel The Golem’s Voice. He is a co-founder of Point Made Animation, creating animated explainer videos for marketing, professional development, and education.
Three Strikes Press published Brooklyn Rescued Bestiary, a fine art book, hand printed and bound with David’s hand-engraved illustrations, celebrating Sean Casey Animal Rescue.
David is one of the founding members of INX Newspaper Editorial Illustration Syndicate and their publishing arm, NOW WHAT MEDIA. His work was prominent in their 20 year retrospective FEVER LINES in 2001.
Focusing on the movement or pulsation that can be experienced in deep stillness I aspire to create art that reflects this vibration. This work is an exploration of the inner landscapes I have experienced in meditation and a reminder of what can be found when we turn our focus from the ever changing and sometimes chaotic physical world to the heart or inner space. Each piece also serves as a way for me to process and better understand this subtle and transformative inner energy. It is my intention that this work creates space for the viewer to enter and find inspiration to turn inward.
Brooklyn-born, as a child, I loved making art and being in the country. I met my husband, an Iranian painter,.at Queens College, where I earned my MFA in Painting. We left New York City for the Hudson Valley in the early 80’s to paint from Nature. After the 1979 Revolution, he wanted to return home badly.
During the 1980’s, I painted and taught Art K-12 levels, sometimes working as an Art adjunct at Columbia-Greene Community College. When my school where I had the day job lost many students in 1991, I lost my job, and we moved to Iran.
There I continued painting, enjoyed learning Farsi, and about the culture. I taught English in many different settings. After some years, we were both hired to open a Fine Arts Department in an established university. I taught my courses, Drawing and 2-D Design, in Farsi, and was very pleased when my work was accepted into the 2nd Biennial Show at the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran.
In 2007, I returned to the US alone, and chose to return to the Hudson Valley, where I still live, paint and now exhibit regularly.
From the beginning of his life Alex was privy to both technical and artistic views of the world. While his father taught him the ageless techniques of wood and metal craft, his mother opened his eyes to the possibilities of artistic imagination. Alex studied at the Technical College of Mechanical Engineering and received his Master Degree in Sculpture and Industrial Design from Academy of Arts Architecture and Design Prague, Czech Republic.
Having established himself as a mature sculptor in his native Czechoslovakia, Alex left his homeland and traveled to Austria, where he created several successful commissions. In 1983 he moved to the United States. He settled in New York City and began a challenging and successful career as a Head of Art Division at one of the leading arts and architectural metal fabricators in the United States. Bernar Venet, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Larry Bell, Tom Vesselmann, Richard Anuskiewicz are just a few of artists Alex has worked with, applying his knowledge, expertise, and talent to transform vision into reality. Alex Kveton’s work has been widely exhibited and can be found in permanent collection of Czech National Gallery in Prague, Museum of Art Ostrava Czech Republic, MoMA New York City, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA and in numerous private and corporate collections in Europe, USA, South America, Canada and Russia. His work has received many awards and he shares a US patent for AlgoRytm Technologies, a non-deformational bending of material. He currently lives and works in Saugerties, NY with his wife Barbara.
I paint from my imagination in the studio and work outside from nature. I also draw regularly from the live model. As a videographer, my company AllartStudio creates documentaries for artists and art organizations. In addition, I am an adjunct professor of studio art, art history and art education. All of this informs the way I look at and make art.
Paintings created in the studio require that you have your own vision of a thing, person or place. Lately these works have been abstract and fantastical. As an art historian, I admire many artists that took that path. My goal is to find that fine vibrating balance between the recognizable image, abstraction and the painted surface.
A few years ago, I began incorporating metallic leaf into my work. The metal areas add a dynamic dimension, reflecting color and shifting from light to dark, depending on the light source. For example, in the landscapes it can bring a river or a sky to life.The immense pleasure that I get from making art is unlike any other activity. I feel so grateful to be a painter. I hope the viewer experiences a similar pleasure when they look at my work.
I realized that I had artistic aptitude while in high school around age 15. I majored in Fine Arts at Haverford College, while taking prerequisite sciences for medical school. My artistic pursuits lapsed until around 2019 at age 62, when I started taking figure drawing classes at Woodstock School of Art. Since then, I have expanded my repertoire from pencil sketching to include color pastel. I draw both small and large scales. I am quite interested in and motivated by what I can achieve in the studio before finishing at home, via cell phone photographs.
I have lived in Saugerties for over 15 years, and have exhibited at Emerge Gallery and the WSA Student shows. I try to draw every day, usually from online modeling sites.
Growing up near Coney Island Scott was fascinated by the amusement park’s sights, sounds, colors, and people. Those influences along with a birthday gift at an early age of colorful markers inspired Scott to create art. Since then, he has never stopped drawing, painting, writing, and creating. Using acrylic gouache and pen and ink he produces panoramic works of intricate detail and texture. Incorporating a wide palette of color and original short story titles he composes complex paintings that bring his vibrant subjects to life. A Hudson Valley New York resident, his Solo exhibits have included the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, PhilaMOCA, The Chocolate Factory, Buzzer Thirty, Jungle Science, Index Art and BSB Gallery. Exhibitions have also included actors and musicians performing spoken word and musical interpretations of Scott’s story titles which add to the multimedia experience of his art and creativity. Scott is also the co-creator, writer, and host of the legendary public access show, “The Scott and Gary Show”. A tongue in cheek mash-up of 1960’s TV dance parties with 1980’s bands. Retrospectives of the program have screened at The Museum of the Moving Image, The Museum of The City of New York, New York Underground Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival and other film festivals across the country and are part of New York University’s Fales Collection.
Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy (b.1970) holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art + Design in Cambridge, MA. She has studied painting at Parsons/The New School, The Art Students League of New York, and The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Her current studio practice combines sculpted paper with light and shadow to create figurative shells that contain ethereal presence through their corporeal absence. She lives and works in Beacon, NY with her husband and their dog.
Carmen Lizardo is a Caribbean artist born in the Dominican Republic. She holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Digital Art from Pratt Institute. For Lizardo, using multiple media is an essential part of her work, particularly alternative photo processes, printmaking, drawing, and video work. Lizardo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has received several awards, including a Women Studio Workshop Book Production Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship (nominated in both Painting and Photography), The Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Enfoco fellowship among others. Lizardo was one of five American Artists of Latino descent awarded an international travel and production grant from the U.S. Department of Cultural Affairs. Her works and process are included in two academic books: Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice (Focal Press) and The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (Cengage Learning).
Justin Love, a native of NYC has been a painter since 1986. He lives in Thailand and Vietnam, and also has studios in Woodstock, NY and Jamaica in the Caribbean. He has sold more than 3,500 paintings, has done shows all around the world, and is in many notable collections. One collector alone has 107 of his paintings. His work is fun to live with.
Justin is also an accomplished and recorded musician, singer, and composer. His studio in NY is in a 120 year old converted church and is called loveland. It is a trip into the playful mind of an artist who grew up in modern pop culture.
He lives in a surreal kaleidoscope of mythical creatures, electrified mysteries, impossible hues and poetic passion all spinning with musical abandon. “I paint as fast as I can and try not to get in the way of the consciousness of art.” I let it guide me. I only want to make something I can hang on my wall, that makes me feel happy and excited to see.” Art for me is magic, not big words, pretentious comments, or philosophies.
Molly Mackaman is a painter working primarily in acrylics and clay-based house paint. Born and raised in Iowa, she attended college at the University of Iowa, where she earned a BFA in painting and drawing. Having lived in NYC for over three decades, Molly reclaimed her rural roots and moved to the Saugerties area. Currently residing in Malden-on-Hudson, she is inspired every day by the mystery and power of the nearby Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
In 1971 Barbara graduated with an AAS in Fine Art from Elizabeth Seton College, received her bachelor’s degree in Art Education in 1988, and her Master of Art in painting in 1990 from SUNY New Paltz. She studied the figure with Franklin Alexander at Barrett House in Poughkeepsie and in Woodstock. Barbara studied with Mel Stabin and Christine Debrowski. In 2002 she studied with Gale Barnett in Giverny, France. She taught art in the Newburgh district teaching the advanced painting classes, the AP art classes at Newburgh Free Academy until her retirement in 2014. Her main influences include Monet, Edward Hopper, Windslow Homer and Michaelangelo. She has been painting her entire life.
I was born in Manhattan in 1954 and soon after my family moved into one of many newly-constructed tract houses in Bethpage, Long Island. Yet, just around the block from mine (the first of endless such blocks) were the original old houses of Bethpage that opened my eyes to architecture: an important part of my professional life.
My home had many books, (relished by my sister and me) and colorful prints of major artists popular in suburban middle-class homes: Van Gogh, Degas, Utrillo, and Renoir. I was fascinated by them, and I took my first oil painting class at a local college at age 15. Although I was far more bookish than purely artistic, I was encouraged to go to art school, and attended the School of Visual Arts from 1972-73. It was the heyday of conceptual art, and I felt lost producing purely figurative work. I transferred to SUNY Buffalo, gave up creating art, and earned a BA in Art History.
Among other honors Menzies work has received are the Yasuo Kuniyoshi Award, the Jacobs/Towbin Award and a Silvermine Artists of the Northeast award. She was also a finalist for a Gottlieb grant.
Menzies cut-outs, sculptures and paintings are shown regularly at solo, invitational and juried shows and venues regionally and nationally. She studied painting at Bennington College, The University of Hawaii, The Art Students League and sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art.
Rebecca Miller was born just outside San Francisco in 1979. She first became interested in photography as a teenager photographing her friends in abandoned military buildings along the coast of Northern California. After finishing art school, she moved to London to pursue photography where she lived for 13 years. She now splits her time between London and New York. Her work places equal emphasis on subject, light, location and colour in order to produce rich distinctive images that express a deep narrative. Clients include Netflix, Disney, Studio Canal, Wedgwood, Harrods, Jaguar, NBC, Spotify, Vanity Fair UK, The Hollywood Reporter, and Forbes.
Wayne’s awards and honors include the Awagami Artist-in-Residence.
Program at Awagami Paper Factory in Tokushima, Japan; NYFA MARK ’09; Two Full Fellowship Awards for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Two Residencies at the Frans Masereel Zentrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium; John Michael Kohler Foundation Arts/Industry Artist-in-Residence, Sheboygan, WI; Women’s Studio Workshop Artists’.
Fellowship; and an Artists At Work: New York State Council on the Arts.
Specifically, I have been a ceramic artist for 50 years. Ten years ago, I transitioned from functional, wheel thrown work to hand built sculptural pieces and vessels. My sculptures are done intuitively. That is, they are unplanned, working from the bottom up. The clay moves me, and I never know what the result will be. Most reflect the strength and resiliency of women and the divine feminine, imparting emotion and mystery. Occasionally, a male figure makes and appearance.
I have been a multi-disciplinary artist all my life. When I’m not playing with mud, I have a strong collage practice and work in encaustics, printmaking, and abstract pastel drawing. As a female artist it was necessary for me to work catch as catch can. Now that I am retired and my children are grown, I am blessed to have the time to make all the art that I want! My studio is in Woodstock, NY.
Rich Morris graduated from SUNY / New Paltz in 1978. Having begun drawing and painting as a child growing up in Paterson, NJ, Art has remained a cherished gift throughout his 45-year career. Best known for what he calls Star Symbolist paintings, Rich has patrons throughout the Hudson Valley and as far away as California and Vienna, Austria. Rich has shown in several galleries throughout New York including group shows in Los Angeles and the Chelsea section of NYC. Rich intends to paint for the rest of his life. Life without Rich Morris painting is unimaginable.
Ze’ev Willy Neumann
For the last 25 years I had a shop/studio in Williamsburg & Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Making Cabinets & my Art. By now I have created enough work for 4-5 different shows. Wanting to put my art in the FRONT BURNER & at the same time combining it with the passion for changing the general attitude about art, especially at the Highschool level to create art with Grant money on the basis of apprenticeship. I’ve moved to the Hudson Valley area, With enough room for a Gallery and studio/ shop and a lot of desire to bring art to the public, via “PUBLIC ART” of which I’m partially known in the Woodstock/Saugerties area. My aim is TWOfold, One is to find a serious Gallery to connect to and show my work with. Two is to create art in public places on a LARGE scale like Hi-Ways AirPorts Parks and City square. At this point I’m interested in partnering with an Agent or someone with the passion for art & making money! to push big projects around the country and abroad.
Jean Newburg was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who for 30 years was CEO of a nonprofit in Harlem serving people with mental illness who were also homeless. Art was a form of stress relief then.
Walking into art school was transformative. Jean met her teacher, sculptor Rhoda Sherbell and followed her from the National Academy of Art to the Art Students League. Sculpture was created from the live model in plastilina, oil-based clay, on metal armatures. The pieces were then molded, cast and patinated to produce a permanent piece.
Covid closed NYC and Jean moved into her weekend home in Woodstock full time. She found a new teacher Tricia Cline at the Woodstock School of Art and began working in water-based clay that is fired in a kiln to produce a permanent piece. These works are smaller in size and more affordable in price. Both white clay and terracotta are my favorite mediums.
Jacqueline Oster was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens. A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she worked in the city for various advertising agencies as a Graphic Designer, Layout Artist and Art Director. Eventually relocating to upstate New York she raised a family and continued to work as a Freelance Graphic Designer. Over the years, from her home based studio, she has continued to satisfy the advertising needs of many diversified tri-state area clients.
During COVID she revisited her love of watercolor illustration.
Her watercolors are mostly of ordinary common objects but also cover other categories bringing animals, nature and people to life on paper.
Jacqueline is an Active Member of Woodstock Artist Association and Museum as well as a member of The Arts Society of Kingston. Her work has been exhibited at local businesses and galleries including WAAM, ASK, Emerge, Olive Free Library and Cornell Creative Arts Center of Kingston.
Gustav Pedersen, a native of New York City, is a blend of technologist and artist. His father was a machinist and merchant sailor and his mother was a painter from a Breton, France, farming family. The result allows Gus to excel at both ends of the personality spectrum. It’s no surprise that his designs have a firm root in engineering and science, and no surprise that he turned into an avid sailor, with thousands of miles of blue-water ocean experience.
He started in the US Navy submarine service in the western Pacific as a Periscope Photographer. After the service, he earned a BA in Finance and an MBA in Information Systems and started a corporate career as a Systems Analyst, installing state-of-the-art computer systems for NASDAQ and MCI for 20 years before starting his own computer business. He designed, manufactured and sold The CyCube to clients including the NY Stock Exchange, US Congress and the US Navy.
After his successful computer career, Gus decided to design and build custom furniture and has expanded to designing and creating sculptures. He is known for furniture that expresses his customers’ style and taste, and shows off the unique wood grains with the skills he has perfected in his years of working with woods, metals and natural materials. Gus’ work has been exhibited and can be found in public and private collections. He teaches a course Furniture Styles and the Characters That Built Them for LLI (Lifetime Learning Institute) at Bard College, and has taught at LLI New Paltz and Lifespring, Saugerties.
Yvonne Rojas-Cowan is a former finance executive who traded Wall Street for an art studio and a balanced life which she shares with her husband and two CKCS pups, Ollie and Luna. A self-taught artist, her work is in private collections around the world and has exhibited locally and internationally. Originally from Chicago, IL she now lives and works in the beautiful Catskills Mountain region of upstate NY.
I live in the Hudson Valley. I studied art at Binghamton University. My focus is drawing on paper. Periods of working in printmaking and clay have enhanced my drawings. I participate in several group exhibitions each year nationwide (recently in both LA and the Hudson Valley) and have had three solo exhibitions in New Jersey.
Lisa Samalin was born in New York City in 1947 and has made art all her life – painting, interactive installations, textile design and many murals – with great joy and gratitude.
Wendy Saxon-Brown attended the Washington University, St. Louis, MO from 1972-73 and received her BFA in Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. She studied traditional Brush Painting with Sun Chen in Shia Lee, Taiwan from 1975-78. and was an artist in residence at Paul King Foundry. Wendy Saxon-Brown taught Chinese brush painting from 1978-80 at Phoenicia Art Forge, Phoenicia, NY.
“I began sandblasting glass in 1982. It is a process that allows me to use my sculptural and design skills. I love drawing from life, in fact, I hire models several times a week for both drawing and sculpture. The drawings are usually incorporated into designs that will be sandblasted in glass. The sculptures are cast in glass. “By sandblasting I mean aiming an abrasive at high pressure at the glass which erodes the glass away. It is a reverse process, meaning that I am carving from the back of the glass – cutting deepest where I want it to appear most positive from the front. This is an indirect process, meaning that the image is first cut into a 1/8” thick rubber stencil that is attached to the glass. This behaves as a ‘frisket’ that controls where the abrasive can cut at any particular time. “When the sandblasting is completed, oil based color is rubbed into the sandblasted areas. These areas are quite rough, and the paint adheres well.” – Wendy Saxon-Brown
Growing up in socialist Yugoslavia in the 1970’s and the early 1980’s, I was a restless youngster. My professional paths that followed my early years have been winding, depositing me into careers of mystery, love, danger and wonder, always wonder. My earliest snippet: archaeological excavation sites in my country of birth. Next, a brutal conflict in the Balkans of the 1990’s. It is there that my words — words of a war reporter — acquired their form. Fast forward to the convalescing study of interior design in New York City in the 2000’s. On to the creation of a real estate business at the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.
To this day, the memory permeates the crust of years marching by. It pushes through newfound purposes. It sings through the change of continents. It relishes the trading of the New York City sidewalks with the wetlands of Ulster County. All along, the words and memories take me places and plunge me into envelopes, into moving houses and people, into raising a remarkable child in the Hudson Valley, into learning the meaning of snow days. Into pushing into clay. Into the puffs of graphite powder plumbing into the air with each rub of the bisqued form. Sculpture gives me the bravery to continue to explore. It allows me the option to learn to speak the languages I do not yet know.
Christopher Skura is a visual artist living in New York City for almost 30 years but grew up in Pinellas County, Florida, attending Anona Elementary, Largo High School and the former Florida Gulf Coast Art Center in Belleair. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and holds a degree in painting and drawing and a professional certificate in sculpture from the Ringling College of Art and Design and a Liberal Arts degree from New York University.
Skura studied ceramic sculpture with Peter Gourfain in New York City, drawing with Richard Barnet, Nicki Orbach and Leonid Gervits at The Art Students League of New York, stained-glass design and construction at The Peters Valley School of Craft, painting and ceramics at The Florida Gulf Coast Art Center Belleair and philosophy with Paul Edwards at The New School University.
His work has been exhibited at K.S. Art, 440 Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Thread Waxing Space, Cynthia Broan Gallery, The Alternative Museum, and New York University Gallery in New York City and Dorsch Gallery, Art Lab 33, Rocket Projects and The Pulse Fair in Miami. Also at The Ringling Museum of Art, The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Alexandria Museum of Art, The Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, The Vero Beach Museum of Art, The Box Art Museum in Sweden, Florida State University Art Museum and The Payne Gallery at Moravian University to name just a few.
Other experience working in the studios of artists John Chamberlain and Hunt Slonem and staff positions at The Guggenheim Museum/ SoHo and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York University’s Art Museum/ Grey Art and The Ringling Museum of Art, and his current role as a paper art conservator have given him the unique opportunity to construct and fabricate many artworks for other national and international artists such as Claes Oldenburg, The Starn Twins, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Kushner, Richard Long and Nam June Piak, etc.
His most recent work is influenced by “street” and “pop” art and references psychology, structural systems, emergence theory, jazz and the architecture and the temporary nature of the human body. Some of Skura’s forms are organic and plant-like but others suggest the machinery of a man-made environment. This duality reflects his visual experiences growing up in the lush Florida landscape and his current life living and working in Manhattan.
Suprina studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but gained the bulk of her knowledge of her craft from working in the field of promotional, prop making. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple, Bloomingdales, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 9/11, having lived in the neighborhood at the time, Suprina decided she would focus solely on her own artworks, which discuss environmental, social and political issues. In 2016 she received 2 grants, the Puffin Foundation and LMCC to fabricate her DNA Totem public sculpture.This public sculpture is currently on the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. She was awarded a NoMAA grant in 2019 and the Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards for Art in Public Places in 2021, and the Individual and the Community Decentralization grants for 2021.
Currently she has relocated her studio to Main St. Poughkeepsie. Along with a small gallery named CONVEY/er/or. She has shown in Chelsea, Brooklyn, Harlem, Chicago, Scottsdale and the Hudson Valley. Her work is collected by the Yuko Nii Foundation, JCC Harlem, and private collections in NYC, Chicago, Brooklyn, and the Hudson Valley.
Barbara Tepper Levy
Barbara Tepper Levy is originally from the New York City area, and now lives in Saugerties.Her background is in fashion and costume design, bringing a vibrant color and line dynamic to her work. Her art is composed of collages, black and white line-art drawings, acrylic painting, mixed metal jewelry, hand-built sculptural ceramics and wearable fiber art. She was chosen to appear at Fall for Art in Kingston, NY in 2014 and 2015, where she showed her sculptural ceramics, and has been on the Saugerties Artists Studio Tour starting in 2013. She has taught collage at the LifeLong Learning Center at Bard College, and shown her work at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, the ArtBar Gallery in Kingston, NY, the Lev Shalem Gallery, Woodstock, NY, the Artists Society of Kingston, NY, the Woodstock School of Art and the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. She has participated in many shows at Emerge Gallery in Saugerties since its opening.
Enne Tesse is originally from Naples, Italy currently living and working in Beacon, NY. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Japan. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, the Kyoto Costume Institute, and the Sol LeWitt Collection. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist Commission Grant, and an Arts Mid-Hudson Under-Recognized Artist Award. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC and BFA from SUNY College at Purchase. Exhibitions include Unusual Threads, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT; Art Stands Still, Collar Works, Troy, NY; Time Travelers, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. Recent interview: ARTiculAction Meets Enne Tesse, ARTiculAction Art Review 2022.
David Tumblety has studied sculpture and anatomy at the Arts Students League and the National Academy in New York. He is the recipient of the James C Johnson Scholarship (2014) , the recipient of the Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant in 2015, and he won the Edmund Stewardson Figurative Sculpture competition in 2016. David resides in Millbrook NY.
Ryan Tracy (b. 1976) is a writer, artist, and scholar. His art, music, and performance have been presented at The New Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Recess Art Center, Performa, CREATE Council on the Arts, and the Athens Cultural Center.
Ryan’s critical writings on literature, art, and performance have appeared in PMLA (forthcoming), Feminist Modernist Studies, Derrida Today, Arizona Quarterly, New American Notes Online, JAm It!!, The American Reader, The New York Press, The Brooklyn Rail, Mouvement (France), and Performa Magazine. Ryan’s fiction and poetry have appeared in The Hyacinth Review, Chronogram, PANK, KGB, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The New Engagement, California Quarterly, CafeMo, and Calliope. Ryan’s first book of poetry, Tender Bottoms, was released in Spring 2022.
Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His scholarly work has been presented at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, Concordia University, Goldsmiths, University College London, Oxford University, Pratt Institute, and The CUNY Graduate Center, among others. Fellowships include Yaddo, The Edward Albee Foundation, The New Museum Seminar, and Performa 09 Writing Live.
Lindsey A. Wolkowicz (b.1981) is multidisciplinary artist, educator, writer, and arts administrator. She was born and raised in the Detroit (MI) area where she was first struck by the ways that structures, like people, are impacted by time, memory, and relationships, holding the impacts of present, future and past concurrently. Wolkowicz received her BFA in Painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and her MFA in Painting/Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she remained for a decade before relocating to the Hudson Valley in early 2017. Drawing has always been at the center of her practice, but Wolkowicz works in the realms of photography, muralism, sculpture, video and, notably, performance installation through her ongoing collaborative projects with her partner, Dillon Paul.
Lindsey Wolkowicz is the Art Director of O+ (O Positive Festivals Inc.), a 501 (C)(3) that provides healthcare to artists and musicians by creating opportunities to exchange their work for access to wellness services, including through the annual O+ Festival. She has taught drawing in various settings for elementary through adult learners around the world and exhibited her own work internationally. She is also proud to be a recent recipient of recognitions for her work supporting the arts within her own community including the 2022 YWCA’s Women Who Roar for the Y Honoree and the 2022 Kingston Midtown Arts District Red Goat Award for outstanding service to the arts. Wolkowicz lives and works in Kingston, NY with her partner and their daughter.
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