Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition Celebrating the Color Red
 December 8 - 31, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present “Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red” from December 8-31, 2018. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2017, from 5-8 PM. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase on-line at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

The color induces feelings such as love, warmth, and passion, as well as energy, war and power and the works on exhibition reflect those feelings.The exhibition includes various styles and mediums such as acrylic, collage, encaustic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography and sculpture. Over thirty-five pieces of art representing over thirty artists from the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area are included in this exhibition. The works vary in style, but the one common thread is that the viewers’ eye is immediately drawn to the red element in each piece. 

 

Participating artists include Lucinda Abra, Joan Barker, Loel Barr, Ed Berkise, Diane Christi, Theresa Landi Daniel, Shelley Davis, Rosalie Frankel, Debra Friedkin, Jeffrey Friedkin, Michael Garland, Patti Gibbons, Madlyn Goldman, Katherine Gray, Anne Marie Hoffstatter, Leah Brown Klein, Barbara Tepper Levy, Cheryl Lickona, Lois Linet, Harriet Livathinos, Linda Lynton, Marjorie Magid, Ellen McKay, Ann Morris, Sandra Nystrom, Christy O’Connor, Nancy O’Hara, Suzanne Parker, Susan Phillips, Tina Picolo, Elaine Ralston, Susanna Ronner, Roberta Sickler, Roswitha Tisch, Carl Voegtling, Claudia Waruch, Chad Weckler, and jd weiss. “Primar(il)y Red” is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert P. Langdon. 

 

In addition to Primar(il)y Red, Emerge Gallery is honored to be exhibiting one large work by Peter Bradley — widely noted for curating the first major show in the US to comprehensively integrate white modernists with their black contemporaries — from November 3 - December 31, 2018. This work is a preview to a solo exhibition of Bradley’s new work scheduled at Emerge Gallery for June 2019. 

 

Bradley’s abstract work with the newly developed acrylic gel paint by Sam Golden is known to have had a direct influence on many abstract artists. He is also known to be one of New York’s original black art dealers; he spent time in South Africa in the 1980s responding to apartheid through his sculpture; and immersed himself in the jazz world by touring with musician Art Blakey and befriending jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis. Bradley’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of corporations, universities, galleries and museums, including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Emerge Gallery carries a wide selection of original art, reproduction prints, ceramics and pottery, decorative ornaments and other items by local artists that make a unique gift for someone you love or a treat for yourself. A gift of art is a gift of the heart.   

A New Work By Abstract Luminary Peter Bradley
 November 6 - December 31, 2018

SAUGERTIES, NY — Emerge Gallery is honored to be exhibiting a new work by color field abstract artist and Saugerties resident Peter Bradley from November 3 - December 30, 2018. This work serves as a preview to a solo exhibition of new work by the artist scheduled for June 2019 at Emerge Gallery. 

 

Peter Bradley is widely noted for curating the first major show in the US to comprehensively integrate white modernists with their black contemporaries. Originally invited to participate in the Whitney’s “Contemporary Black Artists In America” exhibition, Bradley declined because of their reduction of him and others to just black artists. Instead, with the support of art collector John de Menil, he curated The DeLuxe Show in 1971 in Houston. He exhibited famous artists of the time, such as Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons, alongside abstract black artists, and in doing so, created a milestone in art and civil rights history. 

 

Bradley’s abstract work with the newly developed acrylic gel paint by Sam Golden is known to have had a direct influence on many abstract artists, notably the New New Painters of the late 1970s. He is also known to be one of New York’s original black art dealers — he was Associate Director at the prestigious Perls Gallery on Madison Ave where he sold Calders, Picassos and other 20th century modern masters; he spent time in South Africa in the 1980s responding to apartheid through his sculpture; and immersed himself in the jazz world by touring with musician Art Blakey and befriending jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis. 

 

Bradley’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of galleries and museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, The New York City Museum of Arts, African American Museum in Dallas, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, and Johannesburg Art Foundation in South Africa. In 2017 Bradley completed an Artist in Residence at the Squire Foundation.

 

Peter Bradley continues to create at his home studio in a historic 18th Century stone house in Saugerties, NY. Many in the community may not be aware of this valuable resource right in their own backyard. Bradley’s work will be exhibited at Emerge Gallery alongside the group exhibition, Petit: An Exhibition of Small Work in November and Primar(il)y Red: Celebrating the Color Red in December. 

Petit: An Exhibition of
Smaller Sized Art
 November 3 - December 3, 2018

Emerge Gallery & Art Space is pleased to present Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Sized Art. Over fifty local artists from the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area are participating in this exhibition. Petit will be exhibited from November 3 - December 3, 2018, with a  reception on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 5-8 PM. Artwork will also be available to view and purchase on-line at www.emergegalleryny.com.

 

The artwork included in Petit is a collection of various styles and mediums — acrylic, collage, digital, encaustic, illustration, mixed media, oil, photography, sculpture— all sized 12” x 12” and under. This exhibition and Emerge Gallery offer an affordable option for giving the gift of art to someone special this holiday season — a gift of art is a gift of the heart. The art included in Petit guarantees that visitors will find a work that speaks to them and someone they love.

 

Participating artists include Amy Albert, Denise Aumick, Marty Bannan, Loel Barr, Lesley Bodzy, Barbara Bravo, Diane Christi, Angelina T. Collins, Shelley Davis, Cheryl Dawdy, Nancy deFlon, ES DeSanna, Rosalind Dickinson, Wendy Doney, Patrick Farley, Mira Fink, Katie Fisher, Carol Flaitz, Rosalie Frankel, Andrea Geller, Katherine Gray, Cali Gorevic, Tom Hackett, Anne Marie Hoffstatter, Annette Jaret, Tracy Leavitt, Cheryl Lickona, Linda Lynton, Marjorie Magid, Dorothea Marcus, Ellen McKay, Wilma Miller, Paul Mindell, Meredith Morabito, Ann Morris, Grey Ivor Morris, Rich Morris, Susan Murphy, Garry Novikoff, Sandra Nystrom, Suzanne Parker, Susan Phillips, Tina Piccolo, Tad Richards, Dorothy Robertshaw, Lynn Sabol, Nadine Saitlin, Elizabeth Shafer, Heidi Sheppard, Roberta Sickler, Jane Soodalter, Judy Stanger, Karl J. Volk, Chad Weckler, jd weiss, Betsy Wilson, Jenny Wu, and Renee Zhang.

 

In addition to Petit, Emerge Gallery is honored to be exhibiting one large work by Peter Bradley — widely noted for curating the first major show in the US to comprehensively integrate white modernists with their black contemporaries — from November 3 - December 31, 2018. This work is a preview to a solo exhibition of Bradley’s new work scheduled at Emerge Gallery for June 2019. 

 

Bradley’s abstract work with the newly developed acrylic gel paint by Sam Golden is known to have had a direct influence on many abstract artists. He is also known to be one of New York’s original black art dealers; he spent time in South Africa in the 1980s responding to apartheid through his sculpture; and immersed himself in the jazz world by touring with musician Art Blakey and befriending jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis. Bradley’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of galleries and museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.

 

The November window installation will feature the work of artist Nadine Saitlin who transforms gourds into abstract art vessels.

Tell Me a Story:
An Exhibition of Narrative Art
 October 26-29, 2018

SAUGERTIES, NY — Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Tell Me a Story: An Exhibition of Narrative Art on exhibit from October 6-29, 2018. The exhibition includes works with strong narratives by thirty-two artists. A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will also be a preview during Saugerties First Friday on October 5, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase online at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

The works on exhibit are of various styles and mediums — ceramic, fiber art, monotypes, paintings, photography, sculpture and watercolors — that all lead the viewer toward a story. Emerge Gallery welcomes creative writers to visit the gallery during the exhibition, connect with a piece of art, and finish the narrative that the artists began in their work. A reading is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 3-5 PM where writers may share the fiction or poetry written to accompany an artwork. Created work will be published on the Emerge Gallery website.

 

Fiber artist Helen Gold uses weaving methods with their origins in the Medieval and Renaissance periods to create her modern tapestry Boston to the Big Apple inspired by the annual 275 mile Northeast AIDS Ride — but what is the story behind completing the trip? Hudson photographer Chad Weckler’s photograph of a barren drive-in offers many possibilities for narratives that may include a murder mystery, a summer romance or a past reflection of childhood memories.

 

“It’s important to me that my paintings prompt a sense of questioning in the viewer,” states Al Desetta who uses family photographs as inspiration for his paintings that draw attention to the unstated and unnoticed. “That they disrupt in some way the viewer’s expectations or preconceptions.” Desetta and the other artists in Tell Me a Story began their narrative, and they’re excited to see them completed by area writers.

 

Additional artists include Lucinda Abra, Amy Albert, Loel Barr, Barbara Bravo, Carmen Bury, Maxine Davidowitz, David Gamache, Michael Garland, Andrea Geller, Patti Gibbons, Rebecca Hellard, Leah Brown Klein, Amanda Kralovic, Cheryl Lickona, Linda Lynton, Marjorie Magid, Grey Ivor Morris, Ann Morris, Suzanne Parker, Tina Piccolo, Charity Rae, Elaine Ralston, Adam Blaustein Rejto, Claudia Renfro, Linnea Rhodes, Janet Siskind, Ken Tannenbaum, Andrea Walcutt Perez, jd weiss and Renee Zhang. Tell Me a Story is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

Tell Me a Story: An Exhibition of Narrative Art ,and  Writers Respond to Tell Me a Story  are part of Shout Out Saugerties — a month-long celebration of culture and the arts in October. The celebration includes workshop, discussions, music, literary performances and other arts based events. Information may be found at www.shoutoutsaugerties.org

 

Back to School: Work by
Mid-Hudson Valley Art Teachers
 September 8 - October 1, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Back to School: Work By Mid-Hudson Valley Art Teachers from September 8 - October 1, 2018. The exhibition includes work by twenty artists who teach their passion. A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will also be a preview during Saugerties First Friday on September 7, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase online at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

Most art teachers are so wrapped up in teaching that they neglect to promote their own personal artwork. Emerge Gallery is pleased to host a special exhibition of works by current and retired art teachers — in both public and private practice — throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley including Columbia Green Community College, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hyde Park Central School District, Kingston School District, Marist College, Onteora School District, Rhinebeck Central School District, Saugerties Central School District, Spackenkill Union Free School District, SUNY New Paltz, Ulster County BOCES and the Woodstock School of Art. Twenty art teachers are represented that include works of various styles and mediums such as ceramic, mixed media, monotypes, paintings, pastel, photography,  photograms, pottery and watercolors.

 

Dan McCormack, head of the photography program at Marist College began photographing nudes in graduate school. For the next forty-five years he explored various techniques and processes while using the nude as his central theme. Included in Back to School are two traditional photograms that incorporate the nude figure — as Barbie dolls — alongside scrawled text. 

 

Saugreties High School art teacher, Patty Mooney, combines natural elements — hornets nest, string, rubber and wood — to create her sculpture Collecting and Containing. “I use a diverse palette of materials, both man-made and natural when problems solving through the creative process, “ she explains. ”I look to have my own students think and problem solve, making their own creative break throughs and discoveries.”  

 

Additional artists include Joan Barker (SUNY New Paltz), Kristy Bishop (Kristy Bishop Studio), Shelley Davis (private teacher), Melanie Delgado (Woodstock School of Art), E S Deanna (Woodstock School of Art), Mira Fink (private teacher), Patti Gibbons (Ulster County BOCES), F. Tor Gudmundsen (Woodstock School of Art), Ruth J. Hirsch (Cornell Cooperative Extension), Deborah Joyce (private teacher), Wilma Miller (Kingston School District), Linda Schultz (Onteora School District), Roberta Sickler (Rhinebeck Central Schools), JoAnne Helfert Sullam (private teacher), Ashleigh Thomas (Hyde Park Central School District), Karl J. Volk (Spackenkill Union Free School District), Joyce Washor (private teacher), and Judith Zeichner (Columbia Green Community College).  Back to School is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

Fotographia:
A Group Exhibition of Photography
August 4 - September 3, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Fotographia: A Group Exhibition of Photography from August 4 - September 3, 2018. The exhibition includes work by over thirty artists from the Hudson Valley and NY metropolitan area. A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will also be a preview during Saugerties First Friday on August 3, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase online at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

Fotographia includes traditional abstract, landscape, street and still life photography exhibited alongside work where artists incorporate their photography into their art in creative ways. Artist Robert Lach photographed pin-up girls on the walls of an abandoned factory and framed them on car doors for his series Factory Women. “My father was an auto mechanic,” explains the artist. “Growing up I remember seeing pin up women in our basement and on the gas station back room walls. They were idealized and sacred to a young boy. So was the car.”

 

Artist Erica Resnick mounts her original photographs of Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary onto burned wood and adds key shavings and rusted metal to enhance the feeling of isolation and decay captured in her photographs. Joan Reinmuth frames her photography in throw-away plastic packaging to confront “the increasingly popular yet useless industrial blister wrap.” Artist and beekeeper Maria Kolodziej-Zincio embeds her photography into layers of encaustic sourced from her own hives, while artist Ann Morris embeds photographs and letters from her mother into her encaustic work.

Photographs from Andrea DiFiore's High Anxiety Tea Party series will be inckuded. The series, made up of elegant tea cups photographed over a stark background, brings attention to the issue of mental illness. “I bought teacups, broke them and glued them back together,” she explains.
“representing putting ourselves back together.” Photographer Ken Tannenbaum experienced his own artistic “putting back together” after 9/11 — his studio and family were blocks from the World Trade Center. The skills that he applied to advertising suddenly became very personal. His photograph Ode to Orwell  offers an ominous glimpse into a stark future.   

 

Additional artists include Loel Barr, Arabella Colton, Shelley Davis, Nancy DeFlon, Jeffrey Friedkin, Patti Gibbons, Dan Goldman, Cali Gorevic, Annette Jaret, Shoshana Kertesz, Dorothea Marcus, Susana Meyer, Paul Mindell, Lucretia Moroni, Grey Ivor Morris, Chris Neyen, Suzanne Parker, Susan Phillips, Debra Ramsden, Stephen Redden, Jane Soodalter, Jan Swan, jd weiss and Barry Jay Yarkon. Fotographia is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

Abstrakt: A Group Exhibition of Abstract Art
July 7-30, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Abstrakt: A Group Exhibition of Abstract Art from July 7-30, 2018. The exhibition includes work by forty four artists that create a wide range of abstract work using various mediums— acrylic, drawings, encaustic, mixed media, monoprints, oil, pastel, photography, and sculpture. A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will also be a preview during Saugerties First Friday on July 6, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase online at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

Abstrakt includes work by former ballet dancer Gertrude Abramson who mingles with the abstract in her series of pastel works influenced by the physicality of the wave washing over an object;  architecture student Katie Hoffstatter uses a 3-D modeling process to bring awareness to the human impact on our planet and explores turning mundane “trash” into art; photographer Joan Barker uses a long exposure to capture the image 15 Seconds of Snow In Wind At Night while jd weiss uses medium format film and combines it with digital and hand painted elements in her photographs; art therapist Wendy Moss — inspired by Kandinski for his fervor, Miro for his fanciful shapes and Klee for his whimsy — honors the masters through her solar panels; and Nadine Meyers Saitlin creates seductive surfaces and provocative forms on 3-D natural gourds in her Painted Vessels series.

 

Additional artists include Loel Barr, Jeff Benjamin, Irwin Berman, Natalie Boburka, Diane Christi,     Arabella Colton, Theresa Landi Daniel, Shelley Davis, Melanie Delgado, Chris Ernst, Joe Finkler, Debra Friedkin, Lynne Friedman, Andrea Geller, Patti Gibbons, Madlyn Goldman, Cali Gorevic, Robert Greco, Betty Greenwald, Janet Gunderson, Tom Hackett, Kathleen Heron, Martha Hill, Annette Jaret, Hilary Lander, Dorothea Marcus, Lynne McCreary, Ellen McKay, Ann Morris, Richard Morris, Suzanne Parker, Deborah Ramsden, Barri Rifkin, Roberta Sickler, Jane Soodalter, Charlotte Tusch, Robert Toyokazu Troxell, and Carl Voegtling. Abstrakt is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

 

Emerge Gallery will also be hosting a four session abstract painting workshop with Ellen McKay on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout July. First Stroke Best Stroke: Experiments in Spontaneity is perfect for beginners as well as for seasoned artists who wish to break new ground in their work. Space is very limited and registration is required. See www.emergegalleryny.com for details.

Personal Profile:
Figurative Work of Julian Tejera
May 5-28, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Cut Pieces: A Group Exhibition of Collage from June 2 - July 2, 2018. The exhibition includes art by forty five artists that apply collage elements using various styles and mediums— acrylic, drawings, fiber, mixed media, monoprints, oil, photography, and pottery. A public opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will also be a preview during Saugerties First Friday on June 1, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase online at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

Artist Lucinda Abra uses oil, collage and encaustic to breathe life into her work that celebrates mythology inspired piece Water Guardian; artist Cheryl Lickona combines vintage images and her love of photography as a storytelling vehicle in her digital collage Rose Web, while photographer jd weiss uses hand painted medium format film to create the photo collage fantasy pathway to dreams; artist Susan J. Murphy marries her photographs with traditional collage elements in creating abstract collage, while fiber artist Carol Nipomnich Dixon incorporates papers, photos, and found objects into traditional stitchery in her embroidered piece Tune Upon a Blue Guitar; and Potter Andrea Walcutt Perez combines pieces of her pottery with elements from nature — such as lichen — to create her three dimensional landscape. 

 

Traditional hand cut paper collage is also on exhibit through the work of many artists including Angela Gaffney-Smith who repurposed images from the 1970’s book The History of Art (which contained no women artists) to make her Greek mythology inspired work; Luis Alves who uses images from television, film and advertising illustrates, through his collage Success, how society obsessively consumes myth and fakery; and from abstract artist Igor Gnedo who has created his first collage, Collagenikov, from historic images that reflect the war news coming from around the world and the helplessness of the United Nations. 

 

Additional artists include Joan Barker, Loel Barr, Edward Berkise, Miriam Bisceglia, Fon Borrello, Barbara Bravo, Chris Corbalis, Theresa Landi Daniel, Maxine Davidowitz, Shelley Davis, Cheryl Dawdy, Jane Dell, Rosalie Frankel, Lynne Friedman, Patti Gibbons, Madlyn Goldman, Annette Jaret, Deborah Joyce, Lois Linet, Dorothea Marcus, Lynne McCreary, Ellen McKay, Gloria Mirsky,  Ann Morris, Xek Noir, Susan Phillips, Betsy Regan, Marilynn Rowley, Karen Schaffel, Heidi Sheppard, Roberta Sickler, Margaret Still, Sylvia Taylor, Brad Terhune, Claudia Waruch, and Betsy Wilson. Cut Pieces is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

Cut Pieces: A Group Exhibition of Collage
June 2 - July 2, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Personal Profile: Figurative Work of Julian Tejera from May 5-28, 2018. The exhibition will include over thirty figurative oil works by the artist — many of them new. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. There will be an advance preview on May 4 as part of Saugerties First Friday.  Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase on line at www.emergegalleryny.com

 

“I am drawn to the human body as a vehicle for my ideas,” states artist Julian Tejera. “Whether it is a quotidian moment captured at a glance or an abstracted nude, the body is what drives the image.” 

 

His work seeks to draw the viewer into the quiet moments of his subject matter through his strong use of design techniques which lead the eye around the picture and weaves a visual narrative.  “I am primarily concerned with design by means of marriage of tone and line,” explains Tejera. “The work in the show, while broad ranging stylistically, is my way of searching for a synthesis of those formal ideas.”

 

Born and raised in New Jersey, 31 year-old Julian Tejera has seldom gone a day without pencil in hand. He received his BFA in illustration from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2008 and then began working at the Montclair Art Museum in NJ where he quickly discovered a passion for teaching and a desire to take his career to the next level. He attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he received an MFA (Cum Laude) in painting in 2015 and first place for Figurative Work in the MFA Spring Show two years in a row (2014-2015). 

 

Julian Tejera is dedicated to teaching and continues to share his craft and techniques with adults and children at the Montclair Art Museum and other venues in NJ. He will be offering a workshop at Emerge Gallery on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 2 PM.

 

In addition to challenging his students, Tejera challenges himself as well by participating in Instagram challenges which offer an opportunity to “stimulate ideas and growth”. Instagram and these challenges provide a supportive community of artists and a chance for them to see what their peers are creating. Personal Profiles will include some work from the world wide #100heads challenge where artists create 100 heads in 100 days.

 

Emerge Gallery will also be featuring the wearable sustainable art of Carmen Bury throughout May with a kimono window display and an extended collection of her work — including jewelry, clothing and accessories all made of recycled materials — available to purchase on May 12th. Emerge Gallery is also pleased to host Meet With Merritt on May 17 from 2-4 PM. Arts Mid Hudson Grants and Funding Manager Merritt Minnemeyer will provide advice for artists and organizations on budgeting and financing, funds and grants and professional development. All are welcome. Additional information on all Emerge Gallery events may be found at www.emergegalleryny.com

Art & Words: An Exhibition of Art & Poetry Inspiring One Another
April 7 - April 30, 2018

Emerge Gallery is pleased to highlight the power of words and their connection to visual arts through the exhibition Art & Words. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 5-8 PM with an advance preview the previous night as part of Saugerties First Friday. A poetry reading is planned for Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 4-6 PM. 

For as far back as the times of Plato, writers have been inspired by art to create poetry true to the form of the original work, yet adding their unique poetic perspective. Art & Words is taking the model one step further by not just engaging existing artwork to inspire poetry, but by also using existing poetry to inspire artwork. 

Art & Words consists of an exhibition of art and poetry— side-by-side — that includes artists and poets inspiring one another. Existing poetry was collected by 21 invited poets and artwork was curated from 22 artists throughout the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area. Those artists and poets were given the opportunity to select poems or pieces of art that spoke to them from the submitted work and to create a new piece of art—be it a visual art piece or poem—based on the original inspiration. The challenge will be in determining which came first, the poem or the artwork. 

Participating artists are Tara Bach, Loel Barr, Diane Christi, Shelley Davis, Josh Dorman, Debra Friedkin, Andrea Geller, Patti Gibbons, Cheryl Gross, Martha Hill, Linda Lynton, Ann Morris, Elaine Ralston, Betsey Regan, Marilynn Rowley, and jd weiss. Participating poets are Kim Addonizio, Nicelle Davis, Michelle DeCicco, Lucy English, Monica T. Fiorentini, Barbara Hall, Patrick Hammer, Faith Shakti Heylinger, Robert P. Langdon. Judith Lechner, Will Nixon, Jonathan N. Pazer, Allen Shadow, Raymond J. Steiner and John J. Trause. Theresa Land Daniel, Josepha Gutelius, Ellen McKay, Ann Marie Roselli-Kissack, and Ana C.H. Silva are participating as both artists and poets. 

Art & Words is part of the celebration of National Poetry Month in the Village of Saugerties. The celebration is sponsored by Shout Out Saugerties and consisted of various poetry events and related activities throughout the month of April. Additional information may be found on the Shout Out Saugerties Facebook page. Artwork from Art & Words will be available to view and purchase through the Emerge Gallery shop at www.emergegalleryny.com. 

Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists
March 3 - April 2, 2018

Saugerties harbors an abundance of talent with visual artists tucked throughout the town all creating unique and intriguing work. Emerge Gallery is pleased to have the opportunity to showcase just a small fraction of this talent. 

 

Over thirty artists living and working in Saugerties are participating in this exhibition including photographer Kay Kenny who is presenting two works from her new series of photo montages — “Stone Goddess.”  Kay is responding to our current political environment by using photos of statues of Greek and Roman Goddesses and placing them in contemporary settings. “I keep thinking about the fall of these ancient civilizations,” she explains. “The Goddesses are avatars as well as reminders of how vulnerable our democracy is and how history remains a guide to our future.” 

 

Additional artists whose art may be familiar to the Saugerties community are also exhibiting new work including Tara Bach, known for her paint pouring technique, who is working in a new color palette; Barbara Bravo, renowned for her ceramic and tile work, is exhibiting new collage works; and Josepha Gutelius, known for her figurative paintings, will be exhibiting a work from her new focus — landscapes. 

 

March’s window installation will be a collection of figure sculptures by Saugerties artist Meredith Morabito who uses natural materials, such as wood, to compliment the organic nature of her clay figures. “Sculpting, to me,” she explains, “becomes a mystical process where my thinking begins to quiet and the clay begins to take shape.”

 

Additional participating artists include Loel Barr, Kelli Bickman, Kristy Bishop, Nancy Campbell, Michael Ciccone, Arabella Colton, Shelley Davis, Nancy deFlon, Katie Fisher, Steve Gentile, Jeff Helmuth, Ruth J. Hirsch, Deborah Joyce, Ulf Loven, Marjorie Magid, Arzi McKeown, Erica Minglis, Stuart Mono, Patty Mooney,  Ann Morris, Pamela Murnan, TD Petteys, Tad Richards, Marilyn Rowley, Roberta Sickler, Margaret Still, Amy Stypulkoski, Andrea Walcutt Perez and Marck Webster. “Exit 20” is curated by Emerge Gallery director Robert Langdon. 

A Conversation With Loel Barr
February 25, 2018

Please join Emerge Gallery for "A Discussion With Loel Barr" on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 4-6 PM. This is also a closing reception for the exhibition "Playing In the Dark: A Collection of Work By Loel Barr."

 

Artist Loel Barr will be interviewed beginning at 4:30 by artist and friend Christie Scheele. Christie has been leading mentoring group meetings that provide support for artists for work and career development for about 12 years, having now worked with over 50 artists. Christie and Loel met at one of these meetings and have been friends ever since. 

 

Christie will be leading a back and forth discussion with Loel Barr and will touch on her career as a professional illustrator, he influences, her techniques and more. The discussion will also include an audience Q&A period. This event has limited seating, so please arrive early. 

 

"Playing In the Dark" is an exhibition of artwork by Hudson Valley favorite Loel Barr. Works include collage, digital art, drawings, monoprints, paintings and sculpture. Work is available to view and purchase at www.emergegalleryny.com. 

Playing In the Dark: A Collection of Work By Loel Barr
February 3 - 26, 2018

2018 Exhibition and Event Calendar

 

 

January 9 - February 2, 2018

Emerge Gallery will be closed

 

Playing In the Dark: A Collection of Work By Loel Barr

February 3 - 26, 2018

Opening reception:  February 3, 2018, 5-8pm

This exhibition is closed to submissions

Closing reception and artist discussion with Christie Scheele: February 25, 2018, 4-6 PM

 

Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists

March 2 - April 2, 2018

Art & Words: An Exhibition of Art & Poetry Inspiring One Another

April 7 - April 30, 2018

This exhibition is by invitation only 

Preview during Saugerties First Friday — April 6, 2018

Opening reception: April 7, 2018, from 5-8 PM

Poetry reading: Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 4-6 PM

An Exhibition of Work by Julian Tejera

May 5 - 28, 2018

Preview during Saugerties First Friday — May 4, 2018

Opening reception: May 5, 2018, from 5-8 PM

"Meet With Merritt"

May 17, 2018, 2-4 PM

Meet Merritt Minnemeyer, Grants and Funding Manager at Arts Mid Hudson who will provide advice for artists and organizations on budgeting and financing, funds and grants and professional development.  

Cut Pieces: A Group Exhibition of Collage Art 

June 2 - July 2, 2018

This exhibition will include collage artwork and/or where elements of collage are incorporated into the work. Various styles and mediums will be exhibited in “Cut Pieces”. Work on canvas and paper, mixed media, small sculpture

Experiments in Spontaneity: Abstract Painting Workshop with Ellen McKay 

July 2018

This workshop is a  4 session series which will be offered in July 2018 at Emerge Gallery. Perfect for beginners as well as for seasoned artists who wish to break new ground in their work. Space is very limited and Preregistratyion is required. More information

Abstrakt: A Group Exhibition of Abstract Art 

July 7 - 30, 2018

Opening reception: July 7, 2018 from 5-8 PM

This exhibition will include abstract art of various styles and mediums. Work on canvas and paper, mixed media, small sculpture will all be considered. Artists in the Hudson Valley are especially encouraged to submit work. Please follow "General Submission Guidelines" for submitting to this exhibition. 

Fotographia: A Group Exhibition of Photography 

August 4 - September 3, 2018

Opening reception: August 4, 2018 from 5-8 PM

This exhibition will include the various ways in which artists are using photography either on its own or in combination with other mediums such as collage, digital, encaustic, etc. The exhibition will include a wide selection of themes including abstract, fine art, conceptual, documentary, landscape, street photography and others. 

Back to School: Work By Mid Hudson Valley Art Teachers 

September 8 - October 1, 2018

Opening reception: September 8, 2018 from 5-8 PM

This exhibition includes art of various styles and mediums by art teachers working in the Mid Hudson Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties) . The exhibition includes work by current and retired art teachers at public and private K-12 schools, universities, and in private teaching.​

Tell Me a Story: An Exhibition of Narrative Art 

October 6-29, 2018

Opening reception: October 6, 2018 from 5-8 PM

The exhibition includes works with strong narratives by 30 artists. The works on exhibit are of various styles and mediums — ceramic, fiber art, monotypes, paintings, photography, sculpture and watercolors — that all lead the viewer toward a story. Emerge Gallery welcomes creative writers to visit the gallery during the exhibition, connect with a piece of art, and finish the narrative that the artists began in their work. 

Writers Respond to "Tell Me a Story: An Exhibition of Narrative Art" 

October 27, 2018

A public reading where writers can share the work they created for the exhibition "Tell Me a Story." You can view the reading on our Facebook page or you can read contributions by clicking here. 

Emerge Gallery & Art Space

228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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