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Area Exhibitions


Bennington College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)
• through Dec. 15: “Scalar,” a solo exhibition by Torkwase Dyson


Bennington Museum
• through Dec. 28: “Peace, Love, Harmony: 1960s Vermont”
• through Dec. 30: “Bennington and the Great War”
• through Dec. 30: “Where Did You Come From Anyway?” an exhibition of works by Pat Musick
• throughout 2018: newly installed Grandma Moses
Gallery with paintings that have not been on view in decades (some never before at the Museum)
• ongoing: Early Vermont Gallery, Bennington Pottery Gallery, Military Gallery, largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world, Early American Furniture and Art, the Martin-Wasp Antique Car, more


Berkshire Botanical Garden
Leonhardt Galleries, located in the Garden’s Center House, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA


Berkshire Museum
• through January 6, 2019: “Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes”
• through January 6, 2019: “Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard” — featuring more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees, each one depicting a popular song
•through January 6, 2019: “Photographs of the Extraordinary”
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


Berkshire School (Warren Family Gallery)
• through Dec. 15: oil and watercolor paintings of Jeffrey L. Neumann


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North
Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com
• through Jan. 13, 2019: “The Arts of Eve Sonneman” — important contemporary photographer


Cambridge Historical Society & Museum
P.O. Box 123, 12 Broad Street, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-3327
Hours: Tues & Sat, 1 - 3 pm or by appointment
Open for tours: June 1 to December 1


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through Jan. 6, 2019: LANDSCAPES: Capturing the View.


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org


Casana T House
2633 State Route 23, Hillsdale, NY

Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• “The Secret Life of Signs” — examines the evolution of signage from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century, with a regional emphasis on Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties
• “DeLong House”— Hands-on history galleries highlight experiences of everyday “Hometown Life.”
• through March 30, 2019: “Personal Effects” — highlights a wide variety of items from the museum’s rich collection


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005; www.chathambookstore.com
• through Jan. 16: Gail Giles exhibits Oil Paintings in show on “Winter Light”


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• Dec. 15, 2008: “Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape”
• Dec. 1, 2018 - March 17, 2019: ”Thomas Gainsborough”
• Nov. 10, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2019: “Extreme Nature”


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •
• December 15, 2018–March 10, 2019: “brushworkTurner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape”


Clermont State Historic Site
• “Katharine’s Clermont” — Katharine Livingston Timpson, John Henry Livingston’s oldest daughter and one-time owner of Clermont, was known for her world travels. Over time, descendants collected items, photos, and letters — and recently donated them, telling the story of the forgotten Livingston daughter for the first time


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks.org


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org
• “Study of Style Part 2: Caned Construction” — A follow up to Study of Style Part 1, which was on display during the 2017 Season, this exhibition focuses on cane, a popular material in the early 19th century that was a less expensive alternative to solid wood or upholstered seating
• “New York Portraits from the Permanent Collection of the Columbia County Historical Society” — This portrait exhibition features important Hudson Valley artists including portrait painters Ira Chaffee Goodell, Henry F. Prime, James E. Johnson, Ammi Phillips--who painted portraits of nearly a dozen of Ten Broeck and Livingston family members--and Hudson
River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford


Copper Trout Gallery @ Cambridge Lantern Works
1163 Rte 313, Cambridge, NY • 518.677.8797 • info@CambridgeLantern


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-26164 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through Dec. 14: ceramics by Adolph Rosenblatt;
drawings by Joshua Rosenblatt


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through Dec. 2018: CrandallPublic Library Celebrating 125 Years (1892-2017)


1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through Jan. 2: John Willis — “Standing Rock: Honoring the Water Protectors”


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• upcoming: 9th Annual Self-Published Photobooks Show


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• through May 2019: “Textiles in Dorset — A Sampler,” “Dorset Artists (1806 – 1924),” “
The Dorset Village Historic District, Part II
Church Street and West Road,” Recent Acquisitions and Images of Church Street, “Huntington Pratt Gilbert (1876 – 1962): Photographer”
• ongoing: Marble Gallery, exhibit of Fenton Stoneware, displays of the fine art of Dorset artists


Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union (Rte. 2), North Adams, Mass. • 413-664-9101 • www.eclipsemill.com
• through Dec 9: “Amigos”: Charles Giuliano, Robert Henriquez, David Zaig


Ferrin Contemporary
315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• through Dec. 29: “Peter Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood”


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-010
• Nov. 2-25: Nina Lipkowitz, “Battle Fatigue”


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street, Lee MA •
• current: “Colorful Whimsy” — Stephanie Cohen and Elizabeth Ann McNally.

Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• January 26, 2019 – March 2019: “Coping: Art to Process Illness, Decay, and Loss”

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield MA •
413-443-0188 • hancockshakervillage.org


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180


The Hyde Collection
• through Dec. 30: ”Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga:
Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection”
• through Dec. 30: ” Making History: The Nuremberg and Augsburg Chronicles”


Image Gallery
34 Main St., Stockbridge, MA
• photography of Clemens Kalischer

Jack Shainman Gallery “The School”
25 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY
• opened May 20: “Travelogue” with a survey exhibition in the main space by Radcliffe Bailey, along with a concurrent series of solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks, and Leslie Wayne


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• through Dec. 2: Pamela Cardwell, painting
• The gallery will be closed from December 3rd through January 4th, 2019. On January 5th the gallery will reopen with a solo show of Brian Rego


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through Dec. 29: ”Margaret Evangeline,
A Feeling for Paint”


Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through Jan. 6: BIG Holiday Show featuring nearly 200 artists from the LABspace community, a festive show of affordable small works


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• through Nov. 25: 6th Annual Upstate Invitational featuring artwork by regional artists Julie Branch, Anne Francey and George Dirolf

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• opened Nov. 12: ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOP


Laumeister Art Center
(formerly Bennington Center for the Arts)
44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington • 802-442-7158 or artcenter.svc.edu.
• ongoing: permanent exhibits include two large galleries of Native American art and an artifact room, original paintings by Eric Sloane, and over twenty wooden bird carvings by master carver Floyd Scholz


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees
See descriptions of all exhibits with PHOTOS at www.massmoca.org


McCartee’s Barn (The Gallery at)
23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857
• Fine Art and Antiques. More than 25 artists displaying and selling at McCartee’s Barn


MCLA (Mass. College of Liberal Arts)
Gallery 51, 51 Main St. North Adams MA • 413-664-8718 • www.mcla.edu
• through December 29: “Made by Hand Holiday Art Show”


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• now open: “Dancers After Dark: Photographs by Jordan Matter”
• now open: “Gender Neutral”
• now open: “A Tribute to Lucinda Childs”
• now open: “A Tribute to Alfredo Corvino (1916-2005)”
• ongoing: “The Collection of Cris Alexander and Shaun O’Brien”
• NEW: “National Museum of Dance: Celebrating 30 Years”
• now open: “Tom Caravaglia in Celebration of Alwin Nikolais,” the newest “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: “The Dancing Athlete”
• now open: “Celebrating the Founders — Marylou Whitney and Lewis A. Swyer”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”


New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY
• “Battleground for Freedom: New York During the Revolutionary War”
• “Fiery Trial and Sacrifice - New York and the First World War”
• “World War II - United for Victory”
• “The Capitol Collection,” exhibit of Civil War artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection
• NEW Exhibit -- Hot Spots in the Cold War: Korea and Vietnam


New York State Museum
• through March 31, 2019: “Model of Statue Honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony”
• through Oct. 20, 2019: “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)”
• through December 31, 2019: “The Historic Woodstock Art Colony”: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection
• through May 5, 2020: “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through May 27, 2019: “Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions”
• through February 10, 2019: “Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration “
• through Feb. 24, 2019: “Gregory Manchess, Above the Timberline”
• “Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine”
• current exhibition: “The Art of Norman Rockwell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection”
• ongoing: “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers”


North Country Arts
Two Glens Falls locations: Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St.; and NCA at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence Street • www.northcountry artscenter.org
• Nov. 24 - Jan. 5: SUNY Adirondack student Joanne Bramley at 2nd Floor Gallery, City Hall
• through Jan. 5: show “Celebration” at Shirt Factory

Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort Pattern Edward Historical Association
29 Broadway, Rte 4, Fort Edward, NY. 518-747-9600 • www.oldforthousemuseum.com
Constructed in 1772 as priviate residence for Patrick Smyth, the museum now has authentic furnishings —depicting lives of the occupants from 1770s to 1940s. TWO NEW EXHIBITS, one on Women’s Suffrage in Washington and Warren Counties and the other on Duncan Campbell


Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park


Rutland Railroad Museum
at the 100 year-old Center Rutland Depot at 79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland
• open every Saturday 11 am-3 pm: ongoing exhibit of the Museum’s extensive collection of regional railroad artifacts, photos and documents as well as several operating model railroad lay-outs


Salem Courthouse Community Center
58 East Broadway, Salem, NY
• through Nov. 28: Adela Tavares and Cynthia Rosen have been chosen for a group exhibition entitled “Variations”


Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA
• through year’s end: art of Easthampton artist Amy Johnquest — amusing, odd and riveting in its blend of vintage images overlaid by completely current adjustments
• through year’s end:Amanda Quinby: “LEAVES TO LANDSCAPES: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf”


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• CALLING ALL ARTISTS! — SLCA is announcing the first annual Holiday Silent Auction. To kick things off this year’s canvas will be artificial Christmas Trees! Local artists are invited to decorate, paint and manipulate trees to be auctioned off during the holiday season at the arts center. More info at the above phone number and website


Sandisfield Art Center
5 Hammertown Rd., Sandisfield, MA
• through Dec. 9: painter Susan Crofut


Saratoga Arts
• through Jan. 4. 2019: The Annual Member’s Show


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio
NEW ADDRESS: 119 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com


449 Warren St. #3, Hudson, NY
• through Oct. 28: “Still Life”


Shirt Factory
71 Lawrthence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! This event is held every year 10am-5pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving and again two weeks later in December on Saturday and Sunday

Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• December 6-14: “Pattern.” Selected students work from the Fall 2018 Art department theme of pattern


Slate Valley Museum
• ongoing: “The Dream, and the Reality”
• ongoing: “Heavy Lifting”
• ongoing: “Neil Rappaport Photographs”


Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA • 413-298-1025 • www.sohnfineart.com
• Dec. 7, 2018 – Feb. 3, 2019: exhibition of mixed media work by Berkshire-based artist John Clarke


stART Space new abstract art gallery
263 Depot St. (in the Manchester Shopping Center, next to Price Chopper Manchester, VT • www.startspace.art • 802-768-8498

(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)urakami – Oval
• through Jan. 6, 2019: “Where and When I Enter”
• through Jan 6, 2019: Group Exhibition “
3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980”
• through Jan 6, 2019: “Elevator Music 37: David Mancuso – The Loft”
• through Jan 6, 2019: Opener 31: Tim Davis
• through Jan 6, 2019: Hyde Gallery #1: Eye Candy
• through Sept. 1, 2019:


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through Jan. 6: New Work by Tim Davis in Solo Exhibition — video, sound, installation, photography, and more


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• Nov. 24 - Dec. 31: Holiday Show


Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded
Age Museum: • extended indefinitely: “Les Petite Damesde Mode,” an exhibit of 59 half-sized ladies meticulously costumed in the clothes of the Gilded Age


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org