Art = Healing: In Praise of Linda Mary Montano's Life in Art
October 14 - November 19, 2023
Saugertisians are fortunate that artist Linda Mary Montano, after a major career as a performance artist in San Francisco, California, New York City, and other locations, decided to make her hometown of Saugerties, NY, her permanent address. From October 14 through November 19, 2023, Emerge Gallery and ShoutOut, with the participation of Jane Street Art Center, will feature two exhibitions, video screenings, performance art, guided meditations, a processional, music performances, and more.
Linda Mary Montano began doing performance art in the early 1970s and has continued ever since. Some of her notable achievements include performing as Mother Theresa and Bob Dylan, doing art/life counseling for seven years at the New Museum in New York, living her life blindfolded for three days in Three Day Blindfold; being tied to an 8’ rope for a year to artist Tehching Hsieh in a collaborative project. It was the tragic death of her husband, and creating the 1978 film Mitchell’s Death, that proved art was a healing modality for Linda. The artist’s work has always interrogated the boundaries between life and art, and Art As Healing has guided her artistic explorations for the past 45 years: "Performance for me is medicine; performance for me is healing. I learned through performance and creatively acting out" how to communicate my needs, my terror, my trauma and my happiness —and in doing so. I sometimes mirror the concerns of others. Performance is self designed art therapy."
Discover more about Linda Mary Montano: https://www.moma.org/artists/32331
Emerge Gallery and ShoutOut, in collaboration with Linda Mary Montano, are seeking original art works that introduce viewers to your personal idea of Art = Healing, and/or an original work of art inspired by the career of Linda Mary Montano. Works of visual art, performance art, film and spoken word will all be considered.
Cut Pieces: Collage Art
September 2 - October 1, 2023
This exhibition will be held at the gallery in Saugerties, NY, and through the gallery shop on artsy.net . “Cut Pieces” will include the many ways artists are experimenting with collage. Works on paper, fiber, mixed media, paintings, photography, and small sculpture will all be considered. Artists in the Hudson Valley are especially encouraged to submit work.
Submissions accepted: thru August 6, 2023
Artists notified by email: August 9, 2023
Drop off of accepted work to Emerge Gallery: August 25 - 27, 2023, 1-5 PM
Opening reception: Saturday, September 2, 2023, 6-8 PM
Virtual tour and artist discussion: Sunday, September 10, 2023, 3PM
September 3 - October 15, 2023
This is an Artsy.net on-line exclusive exhibition. This exhibition will include art of various styles and mediums. The work should be predominantly blue or the viewers eye should be drawn to the blue element in the art. Works on paper, fiber, paintings, photography, small sculpture will all be considered. Artists in the Hudson Valley are especially encouraged to submit work.
Submissions accepted thru August 20, 2023
Artists notified by email: August 24, 2023
Virtual tour and artist discussion: Sunday, September 3, 2023, 3PM, on gallery Youtube channel