Regional Arts Information

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Upcoming Catskill Events

The Catskills Folk Connection presents an Old-Time Traditional Square Dance featuring John Jacobson and the Tremperskill Boys on Sunday May 20, from 2-5 pm, at the Halcott Grange, 264 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY. Beginners are welcome and refreshments will be available. Admission is $7 for adults and children are free. For more information email or visit

On Sunday, May 20, at 3 pm, the Friends of Music of Stamford NY present the Formosa Quartet. Formed in 2002, this string ensemble is committed to championing Taiwanese music, as well as exploring diverse and adventurous mediums. Members Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), and Deborah Pae (cello) hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory. They have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians and performed in major venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. The Friends of Music of Stamford NY present monthly chamber music concerts on the third Sunday of every month from April through December.  Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13. Complimentary refreshments will be provided after the concert. For additional information and a complete listing of concerts planned for the 2018 season, visit:

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) invites you to the Christine Alexander, Allyn Stewart, Rose Mackiewicz and Linda Suskind-Kosmer exhibition on view in the Mansion through May 20. CANO will present a Writers Salon on Thursday, May 17, from 7:30-9 pm with Bradley Fest and an open mic session. Gallery hours at the Mansion are Thursdays & Fridays from 2pm – 6pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 3pm. For more information visit

The Catskill Center hosts “Sticks, Stones, and Bones,” an exhibition of sculptures by John Byer from May 12 through June 16 at the Erpf Gallery, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY. On Saturday, May 12, there will be an opening reception with the artist from 2-4 pm. For more information visit:

Catskills Trout Tales: A Fishing Celebration brings an extraordinary series of opportunities to fall in love with trout – and the streams and forests where it lives. From expo’s to personal guides, exhibitions to feasts, science and art, this spring, the Catskills will ring with trout tales. Various event dates, locations, and times. Visit the website for details:

The Word and Image Gallery at Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills presents “The Choir,” an exhibition featuring Philadelphia artists Michelle Castleberry and Claire Owen, through May 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit:

MURAL on Main presents the 2018 MURAL Student Art Show from April 21 through May 27, at the MURAL on Main Gallery, 631 Main Street, Hobart, NY. The 2018 MURAL Student Art Show will showcase the talent of artists in grades 9-12 from four local schools: Stamford, Jefferson, Gilboa-Conesville, and South Kortright. For more information visit:

The Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve will host the “Arts for All Festival” on Saturday, June 9, from 10 am- 10 pm. The “Arts for All Festival” brings music, theater, workshops, art for sale, crafts and more to Mt. Utsayantha. This event is free and open to the public. The Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve is located at 2515 Tower Mountain Road, Stamford, NY. For details on the many events throughout the day visit:

The Catskill Arts Society (CAS) Arts Center presents an exhibition of artwork by Eunjung Hwang and Paula Stuttman from May 12 through June 23. CAS will host an Artist Talk on Saturday, May 12 at 3 pm, followed by an Opening Reception from 4-6 pm. The CAS Art Center is located at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. For more information, visit:

The Smithy is pleased to announce the first exhibit of the season titled and themed Green, which will be on display in The Smithy Gallery from May 14 – June 17, 2018. Painters Joanna Murphy and Sarah Sands will have their work on display on the first floor of The Smithy. On the second floor, room one features paintings by Holly Friesen and botanical clay sculptures by Diana Hall. Paintings by Sandra Finkenberg and Amy McKinnon will accompany handmade papers and sculptures by June Tyler in room two. In room three, Andrea House will have a solo show of recent oil paintings, in a body of work titled, “Wellspring:” The Smithy galleries are located at 55 Pioneer Street in Cooperstown, NY. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Please call 607-547-9777 for more information. For more information visit:

Writers in the Mountains presents “Seeing Nature in Words: A Nature Writing Workshop with Leslie T. Sharpe” on Sunday, May 20, from 11am to 2pm, at the Delaware County Historical Association, Delhi, NY. Leslie T. Sharpe is the author of “The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills. The goal of this workshop is to encourage writers to explore their own special relationship with the natural world—whether that relationship is to the Catskills or a backyard garden, expressed as a description of a single flower or as an essay probing an environmental issue—in their own true voice. Class fee is $35. To register, call Jean Stone at (607) 326-4802, or e-mail her at For more information or online registration, visit:

The Andes Society of History and Culture will host six local Catskill artists to exhibit their work this summer at the Historic Hunting Tavern Museum from May 26 to October 6. The artists are Mary Overly Davis, Agnes Freas, Kathleen Green, Oneida Hammond, Michelle Sidrane, and Nancy McShane. The works include watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil drawings, and pen and ink. An artist reception will be held Saturday, May 26, from 3-5 pm. The Hunting Tavern Museum is open Saturdays 10-3 pm, or by appointment. For more information visit:

Join Destination Hancock for a Summer of outstanding live performances at the Hancock Town Square. Performances include: the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival on May 26 & 27; Leo Sandoval on June 15; Joanne Shenandoah on July 6; Dance China on July 20; Ologunde on august 3; The Suitcase Junket on August 17; and Leghorn on August 31. For full details visit:

Through May 28, the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) presents “Landscape Variations” landscape abstractions created from images captured in the Hudson River Valley by Glenn Dewitt. Also at ASK through May 26, members of the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program and others affected by cancer will share their experiences with cancer through art, memoir and poetry. “Handwriting on the Wall” features artwork, writing and readings curated by Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT, of The Creative Art Therapy Studio in Kingston. Opening on June 2 will be “The Spirit of Nature in Steel, Wood, and Canvas” an exhibition of sculptured steel paintings by Tom Dinchuk. The Arts Society of Kingston is located at 97 Broadway, Kingston NY. For more information about these exhibitions and other events at ASK visit:

Paint the Farm at Crystal Brook Farm, 1892 New Kingston Road, New Kingston, NY, Thursdays from 2-5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm; June 30 through July 28.  Experience a NYS Century Farm while painting the view. To register call 845-586-1721 or visit

Roxbury Writers Residency will host their first Signature 3-day Writers Residency and Workshop from July 11 through 14. The residency provides housing, workshop critiques, craft classes, readings and visits by NYC industry professionals. In addition, individualized, week-long retreats and stays are also possible. For more information, please visit:

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice presents “Sirens of the Voice” August 3-5, 2018. The 2018 season brings Soulful Gospel Sirens, a co-production with the Catskill Jazz Factory; Carmen, an opera in four acts by Bizet; Voice of Sirens, featuring the a capella group Lady parts; La Cambiale di Matrimonio, an opera by Rossini; Bleeker Street, a play by Eric Grant; and more to the village of Phoenicia, NY. Early bird tickets available starting May 1st. For more information, visit:

The exhibition “Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance” opened May 1 at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and will run through November 4, 2018. Created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department, the exhibition presents masterworks on paper by major British artists, including J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, in a new exploration of the prints and drawings that were early trans-Atlantic influences on Cole’s work. The exhibition includes major paintings by Thomas Cole that demonstrate his radical achievement of transforming the well-developed British traditions of landscape representation into a new bold formulation, the American Sublime. The hours for Thomas Cole’s home, studios and special exhibitions vary by season. For details see: The Olana landscape is free and open daily 8:00 am – sunset. For a current list of tours of the main house and artist-designed landscape visit:

Drop-In Open Studio Hours for Kids at Artcentro, in Poughkeepsie, NY, ongoing, Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM. $10 per hour, guided open studio hours for children ages 6 – 12. For more information visit Artcentro online.


Artist Opportunities and Resources

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) announces The Business and Art of Illustration with Durga Yael Bernhard, a six-week long workshop, running from June 6 to July 18, 2018 (skipping Independence Day). The class will be held Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:45 pm at the Phoenicia Public Library. This class will be useful for artists who want to apply their talent to commercial use or for anyone who wants to learn the art of visual communication. To register, call Jean Stone at (607) 326-4802, or e-mail her at To register online, visit Class fee is $100, if you register and pay by May 16, and $125 after that.

The West Kortright Centre invites young artists, ages 10–21, who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, or Schoharie County to audition on Sunday, May 20, for an opportunity to share their talents with Centre audiences. The performance or reading would be limited to five minutes prior to a professional production. All applicants must call or e-mail ahead to let WKC know that you’re coming and what you will perform. Applications will be considered in any of the following categories: Dramatic Scenes, Readings of Original Work, Vocal and Instrumental Music, including Blues, Country, Classical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Folk, Operetta… Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase is in its 27th year of encouraging the development of area youth through the arts. For further information or to register, call 607•278•5454 or e-mail Application form & directions:

The Fenimore Art Museum issues a call for artists to participate in the 11th annual Art by the Lake on August 11, 2018. Art by the Lake celebrates the relationship between artists and the landscape and takes place on the Fenimore Art Museum’s expansive lakefront lawn. Art by the Lake is eligible to fine artists whose work is of exceptional quality, particularly those who find inspiration in the landscape of the Central New York region for their work. Submission deadline is May 18, 2018. Application requirements available at: or by calling 607.547.1510.

THE COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION invites entries for “ESSENTIAL ART: The 27th Annual Regional Juried Art Show.” “Essential Art” is open to all New York State artists and work in all media.  Entries must be delivered to the CAA on the designated delivery days, May 18th & 19th, between 11-4pm.  This year’s Jurors are Paul Chapman & Corey Pitkin.  There will be a possible $2,400 in prizes awarded.  “Essential Art” will be on display from May 25 – June 27, 2018. Entry rules, dates, information and complete prospectuses for “Essential Art” are all available now on

Peconic Crossing is now accepting applications for housing at the new, 45 unit affordable apartment community opening this summer in Riverhead, NY. This community offers a preference for artists as well displaced victims of a covered storm including but not limited to Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. A lottery will be held for the one and two bedroom apartments on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the Riverhead Town Hall. The application deadline for this is May 25th, 2018. For more information, visit:

POLLOCK-KRASNER MID-CAREER RESIDENCY The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the Pollock-Krasner Mid-Career Artist Residency—a month-long residency for one visual artist at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Art Related Jobs

THE PHOENICIA PLAYHOUSE seeks a Theatre Manager to actively promote and market the facility; oversee the use of the theatre; and supervise/organize technical aspects for all productions/events to ensure the safety of equipment, personnel, and the general public. The Theater Manager will also instruct, train, and supervise theater volunteers and vendors relating to theatre equipment, facilities, and procedures. Full details and description available at Send resumes and  letters of interests to Reviews of applications will be ongoing.

Artists and craftspeople are invited to apply for a spot at the two-day Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival May 26 & 27 at the Hancock Town Square. The event features two full days of free live music with 5 bands, plenty of food, craft vendors and artists, farm market, fun and games, a Saturday eve block party, and more! If you produce a unique handcrafted product (please, no 3rd-party vendors), this is a great opportunity to get in front of hundreds of attendees. Vendor registration is $25 for one day/$45 for both days. Registration deadline is May 1. Vendors must provide their own tent, tables, chairs, and etc. Vendor hours are from 10am until 4pm both days. If interested, email with contact information and a brief description of your handmade product. For more information, visit:

CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades.  RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature.  Please contact Solveig Comer, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or


The Roxbury Arts Group is thrilled to spread the word about art-related happenings and opportunities in our region because we feel it contributes to a vibrant and thriving art community! Let us know about your event by sending an email to


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