CAS ARTS Center Call for Submissions 2017 Exhibition Season


The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Exhibition Season. Applications from artists and curators may be submitted now through February 1, 2016.

All work will be considered for solo and group shows at the recommendation of our independent panel in a “blind jury” process. We encourage artists working in any medium to consider making a proposal.

For more information and our online Submission Form, visit our website by following this link Call for Submissions

“Into the Storm” and “Candy Spilner, Paintings” Kick Off CAS 2016 Exhibition Season

January 30th thru February 28th Into the Storm Daniel Angeli and Candy Spilner, Paintings Candy Spilner, Artist Talk January 30th at 2pm, opening reception 3-5pm. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 12758. (845) 436-4227. Visit them on Facebook CAS Arts Center or check out their Website!

Daniel Angeli, “Cracked Hull,” 2013, photograph, acrylic on canvas. Featured in “Into the Storm” at the CAS Arts Center through February 28.
Daniel Angeli, “Cracked Hull,” 2013, photograph, acrylic on canvas. Featured in “Into the Storm” at the CAS Arts Center through February 28.
Candy Spilner, “Kubutamahan” 2012, oil, sand, photocopy on board construction. Featured in “Candy Spilner, Paintings” at the CAS Arts Center, on display through February 28.
Candy Spilner, “Kubutamahan” 2012, oil, sand, photocopy on board construction. Featured in “Candy Spilner, Paintings” at the CAS Arts Center, on display through February 28.

Holiday Duck Print Exhibit & Sale at Morgan Outdoors


You’re invited to the “Fly Away Sale” on the last 4 days of the “Holiday Duck Print Exhibit” – Thursday, Dec, 31 through Monday January 4th (closed Jan. 1st.)

Both framed and unframed prints are for sale at up to 50% off the original prices AND 100% of the proceeds go to assist Sullivan County cancer patients with travel-to-treatment expenses. The prints were a generous donation to Ride 2 Survive – Sullivan County. Fly on in and enjoy them! The Exhibit & Sale ends on Jan 4th.

And speaking of ducks, did you know the national conservation organization, Ducks Unlimited, was founded right here in Lew Beach? We’ll have a little display about that history as well as a map of our fabulous Bashakill Wildlife Management Area – a major local flyway for migrating ducks, geese and birds, as well as home to many.

CAS Film Club for Kids! Debuts Independent Films in Livingston Manor

From “The Painting”
From "A Cat in Paris"
From “A Cat in Paris”






Livingston Manor, NY – The Catskill Art Society will present two independent movies for children as part of its new program, the CAS Film Club for Kids!, this month as a part of its expanded performance and film programming. Two animated films, “A Cat In Paris” and “The Painting,” will be shown in the newly renovated, air-conditioned galleries at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY at 11am and 3pm on Fridays and Sundays over two weeks this August. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5.

  • 11am and 3pm, Friday, August 16 and Sunday, August 18: “A Cat In Paris”

The Academy Award® nominated “A Cat In Paris” from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris.

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico – a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. Rife with film references (from Reservoir Dogs to Goodfellas to The Night of the Hunter) A CAT IN PARIS is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir and American gangster films, with jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

Featuring the voices of Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Academy Award® winner Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums) and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket). The film is rated PG for mild action and violence, and some thematic material.


Animated, 70 minutes, Rated PG.

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  • 11am and 3pm, Friday, August 23 and Sunday, August 25: “The Painting”

In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own vividly animated world and characters – and in a feast for both the eyes and the imagination, Ramo, Lola, Quill and Magenta explore picture after picture, in a quest to discover just what the Painter has in mind for his creations.

“Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!” raves Variety!

Animated, 78 minutes, not rated.


These films are presented by CAS by arrangement with GKIDS. GKIDS (Guerrilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate) is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in titles that cross over between art-house and family audiences. Recent theatrical releases Tomm Moore’s animated Oscar® nominated “The Secret of Kells.” GKIDS is also longtime producer of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF jury members include Frances McDormand, Uma Thurman, John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, James Schamus, and Matthew Modine. The GKIDS.TV website is a place where children, teens, and adults can watch, rate, review, buy and share award-winning film and animation from around the world.

About the Catskill Art Society

The Catskill Art Society is a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. Located in Livingston Manor, the renovated 4,500+ square foot facility includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and a digital arts lab. For more information, please visit

Funding for CAS is provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Meet Children’s Book Creator at Library July 6


It’s All Part of Artwalk Chalkwalk on Saturday

Lindsay Barrett George, children’s picture book author and illustrator, will be the featured guest at the Livingston Manor Library during Artwalk Chalkwalk, the annual street celebration of art in Livingston Manor, taking place on Saturday, July 6 on Livingston Manor’s Main Street.
Children of all ages are welcome to storytime with Lindsay Barrett George from 12:30 to 1:00. Many people will recall Lindsay’s books including Beaver at Long Pond (1988). Her newest picture books include Alfred Digs, Maggie’s Ball and That Pup. To learn more about Lindsay Barrett George, go to
The library is located at 92 Main Street across from the firehouse. For more information call 439-5440.

Manor Gearing Up for Tenth Annual Trout Parade

Banner for the 10th Annual Livingston Manor Trout Parade, artwork by Elizabeth Ennis.
Banner for the 10th Annual Livingston Manor Trout Parade, artwork by Elizabeth Ennis.

 June 8 Parade Will Be Dedicated to Barry Foster

Attention local businesses, community groups, schools, artists, musicians, performance groups and more! The 10th annual Trout Parade, Sullivan County’s own version of Mardi Gras, is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 in Livingston Manor, NY, rain or shine. The Catskill Art Society invites you to “Boogie Down” and take part in the region’s funkiest community parade and street fair.

Individuals and groups that would like to dress in costume, decorate a bicycle, design a float, dance down Main Street, show off classic cars, make some music, or present a performance are welcome to participate in the Trout Parade. Your presentation can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.

The 10th Annual Trout Parade is dedicated to the memory of Barry Foster, who as emcee for eight years infused the parade with all the energy and humor to keep it going on its wiggling way.  Barry passed away this year on April 19, but his spirit is such to keep the Trout Parade going for a long time to come.

The 2013 Trout Parade will step-off promptly at 1:00 p.m., led by the honorary “Sturgeon General” and featuring a wide variety of music, entertainment and floats representing local businesses, organizations and performance groups from this area and beyond. Look for pre-parade entertainment to include stilt-walkers from the NaCl Theatre, performers from Catskill Puppet Theatre, face painting by Miss Sunshine, and much more. Throughout the festivities, Wilkes and Bernard Photography will provide professional instant portraits of you and your family at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, with proceeds to benefit CAS.

We hope you’ll join in the fun. There is no cost to participate and hundreds come to see the Trout Parade each year. It’s also in support of a good cause. Don’t let this parade pass you by!

Catskill Art Society is producing this year’s Trout Parade in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and with support from businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from the parade will benefit the Arts and Music programs at the Livingston Manor Central School, and the Catskill Art Society.

To celebrate the milestone of the Trout Parade’s 10th Anniversary, the CAS Arts Center is assembling a special exhibit to showcase the event’s history and celebrate the joy of fishing. CAS is seeking artwork and artifacts featuring fish to represent this central part of our community’s identity. This exhibit will be on display for one week through this year’s Trout Parade, and participants are welcome to “borrow” their work to use in the Parade!

All original artwork, photographs, historical artifacts, and unique fishing paraphernalia is welcome for submission.There is no fee to submit work. All pieces should be delivered ready to hang or display by Tuesday, May 28. Please include a brief note outlining the work’s origin and description, as well as its title and artist’s name if known.

For more information and details on how to participate in the 2013 Trout Parade or become a sponsor, please contact the Catskill Art Society at 845-436-4227 or You can also find the Trout Parade on Facebook at