CAS Seeks Art and Art Enthusiasts for SHHH! Silent Auction Benefit

“No Wider Than Earth and Sky,” ceramic bowl by Carol Grocki Lewis
“No Wider Than Earth and Sky,” ceramic bowl by Carol Grocki Lewis


The Catskill Art Society proudly presents SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit, an exhibition of work by local artists to benefit the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor.  This exhibition will feature works by local artists that visitors can bid on, win, and take home the day the exhibition closes.  Participating artists and donors at press time, who generously contributed their work, include: Andrea Brown, Suzanne BeVier, Ilene Ferber, Gordon Gilbert, Ramona Jan, Bruce Janklow, Kath Lambert, Carol Grocki Lewis, Valerie Mansi, Judith Meyerowitz, Nick Roes, Ginger Smith, Val Taggart, Naomi Teppich, Ted Waddell, Rosanne Wellmaker, and Nancy Wells.

Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday – Saturday from 11am–6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.  The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

The Catskill Art Society welcomes additional contributions of original art from artists and collectors in the community. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the CAS Arts Center in its proposed renovation and expansion into a second floor performance and meeting space. All artwork should be delivered to CAS at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor by Sunday, May 5. For more information, please contact Bradley Diuguid, Executive Director at bradley@catskillartsociety.org.

May 11, 2013 4-6pm – Opening Reception

The Catskill Art Society will be hosting a free opening reception for its new exhibition, SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

May 26, 2013 4-7pm – Closing Event: Tri-State Beer Tasting Showcase

The Catskill Art Society will be hosting the Tri-State Beer Tasting Showcase, a special closing event for its new exhibition, SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit.  Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and beverages for visitors age 21 and over.  Proceeds benefit the CAS Arts Center.

About Catskill Art Society: 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 www.catskillartsociety.org.

Quilts Celebrating Nature Closing with Trunk Show

“Waya” by Katharina Litchman focuses on the plight of the wolf in the US.
“Waya” by Katharina Litchman focuses on the plight of the wolf
in the US.

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY —   The Seventh Annual “ Great Outdoors – Quilts
Celebrating Nature” show is on exhibit through May 5th at Morgan Outdoors,
46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

On the closing day of the show, Sunday, May 5th, at 12:30pm, participating
quilter, Katharina Litchman, will present a Trunk Show that demonstrates
the breadth of her work in fiber art wall hangings and larger quilts.
Katharina is an inductee into the Catskill Quilters Hall of Fame and
member of the Fiber Revolution. She lives in White Sulphur Springs. NY.

The exhibition was curated by talented quilter Sally Abrams and includes a
child-friendly “Eye Spy” game to keep the younger set engaged.

Also closing on May 5th at the CAS Arts Center is the annual CAS Sullivan
County High School Art Show. Featuring three hundred artworks by high
school students from all eight of the county’s districts (Eldred,
Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West
and Tri-Valley) and SC BOCES, this annual exhibition celebrates the
creativity and expression of our region’s youth.

The CAS Arts Center is next door to Morgan Outdoors at 48 Main street in
Livingston Manor, NY

Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor. For more
information, call 845/439 5507. Hours are 10am – 6pm , Mon, Thur, Fri,
Sat. and 10-4 Sunday.

New Director Named for CAS

Bradley Diuguid Named Executive Director of Catskill Art Society

Bradley Diuguid
Bradley Diuguid

Livingston Manor, NY – The Board of Directors of Catskill Art Society (CAS) has appointed Bradley Diuguid as Executive Director, effective February 15, 2013. Originally from Monticello, NY, Diuguid is currently the Operations and Audience Services Manager for Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, MA, where he leads administration and business management for the arts education and presenting organization.

Diuguid earned an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated magna cum laude from SUNY New Paltz, where he earned double bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts and English.
He went on to work in arts administration and advancement at
award-winning organizations and schools, including Waterwell, The
Juilliard School, the American Repertory Theater, and Roundabout
Theatre Company. As an educator, Diuguid taught classes, directed and
devised work with companies like the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and
Long Wharf Theatre, among others.

“CAS’s Board conducted an extensive search to fill the position of
Executive Director and had the opportunity to interview several
qualified candidates based here in the Catskills and from a variety of
other locations around the country,” said Charlie Irace, President,
Catskill Art Society, Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have
found Bradley. His professional experience, interests in the
performing arts and education and understanding and appreciation of
this area will be extremely helpful to managing the current facility
and as we begin to explore ways to expand the CAS Arts Center into the
second floor space.”

Diuguid will replace Ann Manby, who became Executive Director in 2012
after serving as a Director on CAS’s Board for several years, and
following Kathryn Tufano’s departure to join MASS MoCA. Manby is
stepping down to focus on her work as the owner of Brookside
Farmhouse, a Roscoe vacation rental property; Red Fern Interactive, a
marketing and public relations service provider; and Sugar Blossom
Flowers, which offers fresh flowers for events, holidays and special
occasions, and a Summer Flower Share program featuring locally-grown
flowers from multiple growers each year.

About Catskill Art Society: 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
www.catskillartsociety.org

Terrariums at the Library, Register by January 11

10-terrarium1The Livingston Manor Library will host a terrarium-building workshop by Master Gardener Mia Koerner on Saturday, February 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a terrarium as “a transparent enclosure for keeping or raising small plants … indoors.” You will learn to care for your terrarium and watch the plants grow, creating a beautiful, enclosed forest of foliage. The terrarium can be built in a large plastic pretzel container, a large glass fish bowl, a small aquarium tank or any other transparent container large enough to hold at least 3 small plants. Consider building a terrarium as a Valentines gift!

A fee of $20 is required to cover the cost of the plants, soil, charcoal, gravel and moss. Please register in the library by January 11 so the plants can be ordered on time. Payment may also be mailed to Livingston Manor Library, 92 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758. For more information, call 845-439-5440.

Open Call for 2014 Exhibition Season at CAS

Livingston Manor, NY – Catskill Art Society seeks artist and
curatorial proposals for the 2014 Exhibition Season at the CAS Arts Center in Livingston Manor. Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2012 and February 1, 2013. This is a postmark deadline.
Please note that artists who will present their work as part of the
2013 Season will not be eligible to re-apply until 2015.

All proposals must include: an application (downloadable via
catskillartsociety.org or available at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main
Street, Livingston Manor, NY); a cover letter with 2014 availability;
a resume; a short bio (no more than 3 sentences); an artist/curatorial
statement regarding the proposed work; and a minimum of ten proposed
images on a CD in high-resolution JPEG format at 300dpi, approximately
1,000 pixels wide. Curatorial proposals must include images from each
of the participating artists. Please also include a list of work
samples with media, title, date and dimensions of each piece.  No
slides please.

Proposals may be sent any time from December 1, 2012 to February 1,
2013 to CAS, c/o 2014 Exhibition Season, PO Box 991, Livingston Manor,
NY  12758.  All proposals are reviewed by an outside jury panel of
independent curators that changes each year.  CAS will notify all
applicants before the end of April 2013.  Please note that artists who
will present their work as part of the 2013 Season will not be
eligible to re-apply until 2015.  Please email
ann@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227 with questions.

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as 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, NY,
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 www.catskillartsociety.org

At CAS: It’s a Party!

 40th Anniversary Is Cause for Big Sept. 29 Celebration

Livingston Manor, NY – Catskill Art Society (CAS) is hosting a party to celebrate the organization’s 40th Anniversary on Saturday, September 29 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the CAS Arts Center, located at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY.  2012 marks 40 years of providing exhibitions, classes, and community for artists and people who care about the arts.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a special evening of dinner catered by Flour Power Bakery and Café, wine from Eminence Road Farm Winery and Callicoon Wine Merchant, and live music. Tours of CAS’s proposed second floor theater and performance space will also be provided.

With donations from CAS members and the community, Catskill Art Society purchased the CAS Arts Center building at 48 Main Street out of foreclosure in October 2011. The 4,500 square foot first floor was renovated for CAS to become a tenant in 2007. Since purchasing the building, CAS has completed major work to reinforce and stabilize the foundation and roof of the 9,000 square foot building. Improving the building’s energy efficiency is next and then on to the real fun: renovating the second floor into a theater and performance space.

A $40 donation in honor of CAS’s 40th year as an organization is suggested at the door. Advance reservations are required. RSVP to the CAS Arts Center at 845-436-4227 or ann@catskillartsociety.org

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as 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, NY, 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 www.catskillartsociety.org

‘Framing the Landscape’ Exhibit Through Oct. 7

Show Features the Work of Gregory T. Davis, Chip Forelli & Kit Sailer

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – Catskill Art Society presents “Framing the Landscape,” a three-person exhibition featuring photographs from Gregory T. Davis and Chip Forelli and oil paintings by Kit Sailer at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. The exhibit runs through Oct. 7.

Gregory T. Davis lives and works as an artist in Kentucky. Davis will show a collection of color photographs in “Framing the Landscape” that are an examination of the dichotomy of vision within one space, separated by a single lens. He is a professor of photography at the University of Kentucky. Chip Forelli is an award-winning assignment and fine-art location photographer who specializes in black and white landscapes. Forelli describes his creative quest as “… the discovery of visual gifts – those precious instances of unrevealed beauty that we unknowingly encounter every day.” He lives in Damascus, PA. Kit Sailer will present oil paintings of sites in northwest Sullivan County where she has a second home in Callicoon. Sailer also lives in Jersey City, NJ, where she teaches painting and drawing to adults at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey and to K-12 teachers at the Artist/Teacher Institute.

CAS Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday – Saturday and Monday 11 am – 6pm, and Sunday 11am – 3pm.  The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible and open to the public. There is no cost to attend the following events and all are welcome

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as 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, NY, the expanded 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 www.catskillartsociety.org

Ann Higgins Watercolors at Manor Library

Basking, a watercolor by artist Ann Higgins

Livingston Manor, NY — Livingston Manor Library is pleased to announce an exhibit by well-known Grahamsville watercolorist Ann Higgins. Ann Higgins has been teaching art and painting in the Catskills for many years. She exhibits regularly with the Catskill Art Society, the Orange County Watercolor Society and the five national Miniature Art Societies and has won awards in regional, national and international exhibits.

A native of Pennsylvania, Ann taught art for Liberty Central School after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design. Today, while largely retired from active education, she still sometimes teaches for the Catskill Art Society and privately. Ann has become deeply focused on watercolor and pen allowing her to be both free and precise in her work and, like many Catskill artists, she finds these beautiful mountains and valleys a strong inspiration. For links to more of Ann’s work, go to http://www.annhiggins.catskill-life.com/.

The Livingston Manor Library is located at 92 Main Street, across from the firehouse. For more information call 439-5440. Ann Higgins work will be on exhibit during August and September.

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Photos attached. Caption #1: Ann Higgins. Caption #2: Basking.

 

Seeing the Forest, and the Trees

“Shape of the Woods” at the CAS Arts Center will
feature the work of Eric Baylin (shown at left) and Kathleen Hayek.

‘Shape of the Woods’ on Exhibit at CAS Through Aug. 26

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – Catskill Art Society is proud to present “Shape of the Woods,” a two-person exhibition July 21 – August 26, 2012, featuring the work of Eric Baylin and Kathleen Hayek at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street.

Eric Baylin is a sculptor who divides his time between North Branch and Brooklyn where he teaches high school art at Packer Collegiate Institute. He has degrees in art from the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Kathleen Hayek is a painter and printmaker that divides her time between Walton and Brooklyn, where she is co-founder of the South of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA), a non-profit artist network. Hayek completed her graduate work in Arts Administration at Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design.

Baylin makes sculpture using tree branches. His work for “Shape of the Woods” was inspired by fallen branches that were snagged on descent and left to dangle out of place: instant sculpture in the woods. Similarly, Baylin’s work is not permanently fastened but relies on balance and gravity to sustain its form. According to Hayek, she is humbled and awed by the power of life to destroy and create itself endlessly. The work she’s created for “Shape of the Woods” has been inspired by the trees and forests of her roots in south Louisiana, and her new home in Delaware County.

CAS Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday – Saturday and Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible and open to the public.

There is no cost to attend the following events and all are welcome:

July 21, 3 p.m. – Artist Talk
CAS will host an artist talk for “Shape of the Woods” with Eric Baylin
and Kathleen Hayek from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

July 21, 4 p.m. – 6pm – Opening Reception
CAS will host an opening reception for the exhibit, “Shape of the
Woods” on Saturday, July 21, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will
be served.

About Catskill Art Society: 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. For more information, please go to www.catskillartsociety.org.

Dream Big Workshop at Livingston Manor Free Library

Dream Big: Write and Perform, July 28

Adults and kids — wake up your words!  Transform your own everyday words into short poems and find what dreams hide there at Dream Big: Write and Perform , a free workshop at the Livingston Manor Library on Saturday, July 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Led by performance poet Laura Moran, participants will explore and create poetry and make a world for the poems to live in by bringing them off the page and onto the “stage.” Individuals and families, children and adults, all are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  Everyone will leave with a new poem and a way to show others how that poem dreams!

Laura Moran has been called “one of the most beautifully lyrical poets ever to bridge the space between page and stage,” (Taylor Mali, national award winning poet, performer and educator). Ms. Moran is the Adult Programming Coordinator at the Western Sullivan Public Library where she curates and hosts First Fridays: Contemporary Writers Series at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch and formerly coordinated children’s programs.

For more information, please call the library at 439-5440. Registration is requested by Friday, July 27. The Livingston Manor Library is located at 92 Main Street, across from the firehouse.

This program is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.