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Area Exhibitions


Bennington Arts Guild
339 Main St, Bennington, VT • 802-442-7838 • www.benningtonartsguild.com


Bennington Center for the Arts
• ongoing: extensive exhibit on covered bridges, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)


Bennington Museum
• Feb. 4 - Dec. 30: “Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection”
• Feb. 4 - May 21: “Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen”
• ongoing: 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 Museum
• through April 30: “The Science of Color” — explores how we perceive color, unique and surprising sources of pigment, ways in which color affects mood and psychology, luminescence, the interaction of light and color, and the structure of the rainbow
• through April 30: “Tell Me More” — A trio of exhibitions that uses objects from the Museum’s permanent collection to illustrate narratives about exploits and accomplishments with special links to the Berkshires
• through Feb. 19: BerkshireNow: CATA — work of three unique artists with disabilities who have created large-scale paintings in CATA visual arts workshops throughout the year
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”
• many current exhibits such as “Berkshire Backyard” and “Aquarium”


71 Lawrence, Suite 105, Glens Falls • 518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com
• March 4 - 31: “Winter Meltdown” — 4th Annual 10x10= $100


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com


Brookside Museum
6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY • 518-885-4000 • www.brooksidemuseum.org


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• February exhibit: Tom Atkins


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through March 12: “Americana” — stages concrete and abstract symbols of American values
• March 15 - April 30: “Retro”


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org


Castleton University
Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton, VT
• through Feb. 11: “Quilts, Collage and Assemblage!” at Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley, Center Street, Rutland
• February 15 - March 18: “Revival: Stone and Steel” at Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley, Center Street, Rutland
• through Feb. 11: “Self-Commissioned,” Works by Clark Derbes at Christine Price Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Castleton University, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton


Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main and 75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT • 802-775-0356 • www.chaffeeartcenter.org
• Feb. 17 - March 31: “Release & React” at the 16 South Main location


Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through April 2, 2017: selection of photographs from The Chronicle newspaper’s 35+ years
• ongoing: the DeLong House


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www. chathambookstore.com
• “Reflecting on Race”: Photography Invitational. Deadline for submission is January 5. Exhibit runs through March 31. See Web site (above) for guidelines


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• through Oct. 9, 2017: “Thomas Schütte: Crystal”
• through Feb. 5, 2017: “Photography and Discovery,” in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper
• through April 2: “Japanese Impressions,” color woodblock prints from the 1830s to the 1970s
• March 5 - Sept. 17: “An Inner World: Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting”
• March 5 - Sept. 17: “Looking North and South: European prints and drawings 1500-1650”


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •
• through Feb.22: more than 30 works by the late regional artist and educator Marjorie Semerad


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks
• through March 18: “Informal Language,” a show of painting, sculpture, and installation with works by emerging artists Nadine Beauharnois, Danny Ginsburg, Kelsey Renko, and Christine Snyder


Columbia County Council on the Arts
209 Warren St.,Hudson, NY • 518-671-6213 • www.artscolumbia.org


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through March 3: “Still,” a solo exhibition of work by Sarah Sweeney
• March 11 – April 14: Andrea Hersh, Solo Exhibition of paintings and sculpture
• Lake George Arts Project Annual Call for Exhibition Proposals. Details at Web site (above)


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through July 7: Wings Falls Quilters Guild


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• closed until April 8


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• Until Early 2017: “Heavy Metal: Blacksmiths and Foundries of Dorset,” “Images of Prentiss Pond,” “The Dorset Trail,” “Jessica Bond (1908 – 2001): Reverse Painting on Glass,” “Huntington Pratt Gilbert (1876 – 1962): Photographer”
• ongoing: Marble Gallery, exhibit of Fenton Stoneware, displays of the fine art of Dorset artists


Ferrin Contemporary 315 MASS MoCA Way, dams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• through April 2: Sergei Isupov: “Hidden Messages” larger-than-life figural sculptures


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
• Feb. 3-26: “B. Docktor”
• March 3 - April 2: “Curated by Sam: Sean Sullivan”


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main, Lee, MA • 413-394-5045 • goodpurpose.org
• Feb. 21 -March 27: “Divergent Expressions,” an intriguing and colorful exhibit by two artists: Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• through Feb. 25: “FRESH”— a group exhibit featuring new works by some of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated artists, both established and emerging
• February 18, deadline for exhibiting in “Off the Walls: From Junk to Art” exhibit, which is guest curated by sculptor Willie Cole. The exhibit runs from April 22 through May 27


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180
• through March 4: “So That I Might Speak to You of Your Magnificence,” an exhibition of sculpture, installation and drawings by Brooklyn artist Sarah Walko


The Hyde Collection
• through May 14: “Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature”
• Feb. 12 - April 16: “Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden”


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• February 4-24: Jared Buckhiester, “Cessation of Violence”


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• closed for winter Jan. 9-March 3


LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• Feb. 10 - March 17: Prismatic Explorations: A collection of works by regional artists — Jenny Hutchinson, Stephanie Serpick, William L. Doebele, Elisa Sheehan — that explores the relationships between colors with paint as the medium of choice


Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA • 413-499-9348 • www.culturalpittsfield.com
(See under Sohn Gallery)


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• NOW OPEN at Kidspace: “Here Comes the Sun, Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals
• ON VIEW NOW: Chris Domenick: “50Days”
• ON VIEW NOW: Barbara Takenaga: “Nebraska”
• ON VIEW NOW: Julianne Swartz In Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway
• through February 12 2017: Sarah Crowner: “Beetle in the Leaves”
• through March 19, 2017: “Explode Every Day”: An Inquiry into the Phenomen of Wonder
• through Aug. 2017: Nick Cave, “Until”
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• ongoing: “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees``


Matt Chinian Studio-gallery
138 W. Main St, Cambridge, NY • 518-708-0759 • mattchinian.com


McCartee’s Barn (The Gallery at)
23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857
• Over 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
• Feb . 23 - April 9: “Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes” — showcases the creative output of over a dozen artists


(David & Joyce) Milne Public Library
1095 Main St. (Rte. 2), Williamstown, MA • 413-458-5369 • milnelibrary.org


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• now open: “50 Years at SPAC”
• now open: works of photographer Paul Kolnik, the newest “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Patricia Wilde
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Gregory Hines
• now open: “The Dancing Athlete”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”
• ongoing: “Saratoga Favorites”


Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY • www.neumannfineart.com
• Extended into 2017: “Nine Lives 2.0” — work of nine mature artists who have persevered through severe trials and continued to make art over their long careers


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 York State Museum
• through January 06, 2019: “Ice Ages”
• through Sept. 3: “The People’s Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection”
• through December 31: “Hudson Valley Ruins”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through May 29, 2017: “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning”
• Feb. 4 - March 4: “The 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show”
• current exhibition: “Norman Rockwell in the Age of the Civil Rights Movement” (Google Cultural Institute)
• 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 NorthCountryARTS Gallery, Suite 114, at The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence Street • www.northcountryartscenter.org
• through March 4: “New Beginnings” exhibition — first exhibition of 2017 featuring works in all media by local and regional artists
• now accepting entries for their Spring juried exhibition, “Visions 2017,” until February 19, 2017. The show runs from March 29 to April 29. Info at www.onlinejuriedshows.com. Please search for NorthCountryARTS Visions 2017


Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort 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


Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park, 80 works of art on view
• through March 12: Architecture Omi: “5x5: Participatory Provocations”


• Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
57 Second Street, Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.org


Roeliff Jansen Library
9091 Rte. 22, Hillsdale, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Hillsdale traffic light • 518-325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org


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


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• Feb. 16 - March 31: “Averill Park Central School District Student Art Show”


Saratoga Arts
• through Feb. 25: “Annual High School All Stars Exhibition,” student artists from throughout Saratoga, Fulton & Montgomery Counties
• March 4 - April 21: “120° Intercollegiate Regional” — This annual traveling juried exhibition, originally developed by LARAC in 2013, highlights the best of artwork created by students who currently attend accredited colleges and universities located within 120 miles of our area


Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St., Pittsfield, MA • 413-236-9600
• month of February: “Viva La Resistance!” — exhibit of handmade posters, banners and placards from our region’s Women’s Marches


Shirt Factory.21 Cooper Street Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• Artists and craft vendors wanted
for The Shirt Factory’s “Welcome Spring” event
to benefit The Open Door, Saturday March 18, For info and application, email shirtfactorygf@yahoo.com


Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• February 2 – March 5: 2017 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition


Slate Valley Museum
• NEW “A WPA Project,” a look at WPA funded projects in the area and how the people of the Slate Valley reacted
• “20 Objects, 20 Years of Sharing Slate Valley Stories: The Industry, The People, and The Stone”
• 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
• through March 26: In collaboration with Cultural Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, and Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Sohn Gallery presents two exhibitions: 10 Spot Photography (also at the Lichtenstein from Feb. 3-27) and iMOTIF, which is iPhone photos
• open call for photography and sculpture for 6th Annual Juried Exhibition to benefit Norman Rockwell Museum. The submission deadline is February 18; details at the Web site (above). The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery March 31 – May 29


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)
Corridor Gallery • svhealthcare.org
• through April 12: children’s illustrations by Michael Horowitz of Pownal


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT
• at www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603


(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through Sept. 2017: Liz Collins Energy Field — INCLUDES A WORK BY artist E.V. Day CREATED AS a direct response to the tragedy in Orlando
• through March 12, 2017: “Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science”
• “Janine Antoni/Stephen Petronio: Entangle,” a three-part exhibit of which Part 1, “Rope Dance,” runs through March 19


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through March 26: “To Attract Bees: Peter Acheson, Recent Work”


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through Feb. 14: " Quilted Alchemy: hand made quilts by Susan Rivers”


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


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
• through June 4: “Ghana Think Tank”
• through April 30: “Object Lab”
• through Feb. 19: “Shaping Space”
• through Feb. 12: “Being the measure”


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• Numerous hands-on childrens’ exhibits including “One World Gallery” and “World Music”