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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 Museum
• through May 21: “Holding the Line”: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen. In the late 1950s, through the 1960s, Stanley Rosen rose to prominence, alongside the likes of Peter Voulkos, John Mason and Ken Price, as one of the most dynamic artists working in the media of ceramics. During the last 40-plus years he has focused on his role as teacher (Bennington College 1960-1991) and maker of a unique, evocative body of abstract ceramic sculptures. This exhibition shines a much deserved light on an important body of work and seeks to reestablish Rosen as one of the most innovative, under recognized figures in American ceramic art during the last six decades.
• through June 18: “Gatherum of Quiddities”: Paintings by Pat Adams. For sixty years Pat Adams has approached painting with an empiricist’s concern for the nature of visual form and the intimist’s sensibility that addresses the layering complexity of being. With abstract paintings characterized by seductive colors and richly encrusted surfaces, she seeks to bring from her “gatherum of quiddities” – that stew of unnamed qualities – a visual situation that bestirs contemplation
• through Dec. 30: “Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection
• 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 May 22: BerkshireNow: hand-thrown porcelain by Daniel Bellow
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”
• many current exhibits such as “Berkshire Backyard” and “Aquarium”


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com
• through Oct. 2017: “The Mohawk Trail Nude Tattoo” Exhibition. The Tattooed Ladies along The Mohawk Trail – from Boston to Albany


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• May 5-31: Nancy Calicchio


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• May 3 - June18”: “Gathering Ground”, a group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography


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


Castleton University
Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton, VT
• through June 24: The SHE Project - Part I
Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian, at the Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Former Lake Sunapee Bank, Rutland
• through May 6: ” The Final Cut” at Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley, Center Street, Rutland
• May 13-June 24: “Notes from Underground” at Downtown Gallery (above)
• through May 13: “Breaking New Ground,” 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
• through May 19: “Our Global Community”: Annual Student Art Exhibit, at 16 South Main


Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• May 11-Oct 1: “Water & Light: S.R. Stoddard’s Photos of Lake George”
• ongoing: the DeLong House


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www. chathambookstore.com
• through May 31: oil paintings by Juliet Teng inspired by her home in the Hudson Valley and the surrounding landscape


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• May 14: opening of The Lauzon Glass Study Gallery, a new gallery devoted to the Clark’s collection of early American glass
• June 4 - Sept. 4: “Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design”
• through Sept. 17: “An Inner World: Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting”
• through Sept. 17: “Looking North and South: European prints and drawings 1500-1650”
• through Oct. 9, 2017: “Thomas Schütte: Crystal”5


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •


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


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
• May 6 - June 9: “Linear Landscapes”: a solo exhibition of work by Rachel Kohn
• 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
• through May 14: Carla Shapiro,
Carol March


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

510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
• May 5-28: Carl Grauer:: “Cells: Two Hour Portraits”
• June 2-25: Nina Lipkowitz: “All That Jazz”
Large format iPad paintings


Gallery@ 46 Green Street Studios
46 Green St., Hudson, New York • 518-303-6446 •
• opening April 1: “I Am Here”, the first solo exhibition of photographs by Sasha Sicurella, a Canadian-born artist


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main, Lee, MA • 413-394-5045 • goodpurpose.org
• through May 15: CATA Art on Tour: Art in Bloom
• May 18 – June 26: 2nd Annual Juried Student Art Show: Artworks by Berkshire County high school students and CIP students


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• through May 27: “OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art,” a new exhibit dedicated to recycled/repurposed materials


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180
• through May 6: “Pulse 2,” the year-end exhibition for students enrolled in Digital Media programs.


The Hyde Collection
• through May 14: “Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature”
• May 7-28: 2017 High School Juried Show
• through June 11: “American Artists in Europe:
Selections from the Permanent Collection”


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• through May 21: paintings of of Joseph Haske
• May 27 - June 18: Isidro Blasco, “ Underground Passages”


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through May 6: “The Bedroom”: a large-scale monochromatic exploration of the color black


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through June 11: “Taconic North” — A Very Large Show of Very Small Works by Local Artists


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• through June 4: “Fields of View” uniting three artists, Ann Larsen, James Coe and Virginia McNeice, inspired by the natural world around them


LARAC (Lower Adirondac k Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• May 19 - June 23: Member Show


Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA • 413-499-9348 • www.culturalpittsfield.com


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: Steffani Jemison “Plant You Now, Dig You Later”
• ON VIEW NOW: Elizabeth King, “Radical Small”
• ON VIEW NOW: Tanja Hollander, “Are you really my friend?
• ON VIEW NOW: Spencer Finch, “Cosmic Latte”
• ON VIEW NOW: Chris Domenick: “50Days”
• ON VIEW NOW: Barbara Takenaga: “Nebraska”
• ON VIEW NOW: Julianne Swartz In Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway
• through May 29 at Kidspace: “Here Comes the Sun, Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals
• 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
• 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


(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
• May 6 - June 24: Paintings of Kenneth Young in Solo Exhibition
• 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 Sept. 3: “The People’s Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection”
• through December 31: “Hudson Valley Ruins”
• through June 3, 2018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through May 29, 2017: “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning”
• 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
Three Glens Falls locations: Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St. and NCA at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence Street and 190 Grille & Cinema, 190 Glen Street
• www.northcountryartscenter.org
• May 5 - June 12: “Youth Visions” featuring the work of regional high school students, at NCA At the Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114
• May 5 - June 3: North Country Arts’ “Spring Mix” Exhibition at 190 Grille & Cinema, 190 Glen Street
• May 5, from 5-7 pm: Monthly Art Party for May 2017 at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall


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 May 7: “Windows” by Lois Dodd


Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
57 Second Street, Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.org
• “Rensselaer County Then and Now: Celebrating 225 years of Rensselaer County History”


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


Rupert Kittay Library
2827 Rte. 153 in Rupert, VT • 518-394-2444 •
• months of April and May: works of illustrator and artist Kristen Girard


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


Saratoga Arts
• Call for artists working in any medium and individuals interested in submitting curatorial proposals to apply for consideration by the exhibitions review panel.
• Call for artists (including painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers, silversmiths, and more) to exhibit and sell their work in Congress Park on Saturday, September 16 (10 am-4 pm) at the nual Art in the Park show
• Call for submissions for the 2018 exhibition season. Applications due no later than May 15
• through June 17: “Open Spaces” — Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck, and Takeyce Walt


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio
71 Lawrence Street Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com
• May 6-31: “Sounds of Silence” Mental Health/Depression Awareness Project

Shirt Factory.21 Cooper Street Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com


Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• May 3–June 3: “Bestiary!”—


Slate Valley Museum
• through May 26: “Rock Work Photo Exhibit”
• “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 May 14: 6th Annual Juried Photography, and for the first time, Sculpture Exhibition


Southern Vermont College (Burgdorff Gallery)
982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT, office • 802-447-4041 • svc.edu


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)
Corridor Gallery • svhealthcare.org


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
• through May 7: second annual Members’ Art Show featuring oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and sculpture
• May 20 - June 18: “Art from Farm to Table,” an invitational multimedia exhibit featuring works by 15 accomplished regional artists


Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, MA
• through May 13: BEAT’s “Wild Berkshires” Art Show


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT
• at www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• May 26-28,June 3-4, and June 10-11: “Our Natural World in Art” — Rutland County Audubon’s first wildlife art show!


(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through Sept. 24: “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard”
• through July 16: Exhibition: “Entangle–Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio”
• 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


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through May 21: “Time and Tide” by painter and printmaker Frank Curran


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through May 9: Member theme show: “Just Eats”

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


Whiting Studio Gallery
105 Holmes Road, Argyle, NY
Whiting Studio Gallery is accepting applications from artists/artisans who would like to be considered to receive an invitation to participate in A Barn Full of Art. That exhibit will be held at the Holmes Road location (above) on July 14-16. Application deadline is the end of day May 15.


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
• through June 4: “Ghana Think Tank”
• through Sept. 17: “Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi”


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”