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Area Exhibitions


Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street, Athens • www.athensculturalcenter.org
• through Oct. 7: Hudson Valley Landscape Painters Exhibition featuring Sasha Chermayeff, John Kelly, Rick Leon, Gail Nicholson, Harry Orlyk, Marne Rizika, Barbara J. Sussman, and Peter Homitzky

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


Bennington Museum
• through Nov. 4: ”Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont”
• through November 13: “Ground, A Rese of Photographs from the FSA” by Bill McDowell on view in the museum’s John T. Harrison Jr. Orientation Hall
• through December 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
• through Oct. 8: public debut of “Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithograp



Berkshire Museum
• through January 6, 2019: “Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes”
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


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
Oct. 14 2 pm Museum Victorian Tea
Call for info or see that date in Calendar
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 Nov. 4: “Bejeweled” — Stephen Walling, Vincent Pomilio, Susan Stover, Ralph Stout, Sarah Berney & Photography by Nancy Goldring


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• through Oct. 21: SculptFest2018 — Ten artists respond to the theme of “Interdependence,” creating and installing their site-specific works


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 September 30: “]Signs of the Past”


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005; www.chathambookstore.com
•through Sept. 28: “Surprises,” an exhibit of paintings by Canaan artist Trudi Roth


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •
• through Oct. 9: “Harry Orlyk,
Recent Paintings”


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
• through Oct. 13: “Machine Breakers”


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

Columbia County Historical Society and Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon
• through Oct. 28: “DURABLE BEAUTY: Shaker Baskets from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon” —
On View at the CCHS Museum’s Smook | Peduzzi Gallery for the 2018 Visitor Season


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-26164 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• Sept. 21 - Oct. 26: Frank Owen


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through Dec. 2018: Crandall Public Library Celebrating 125 Years (1892-2017)
• Oct. 1-31: The Adirondack Pastel Society Annual Members Show


1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through Nov. 3: Allison Gidersleeve, “In the Retelling”


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• call for entries for “MOVED TO ACT!”— Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions. deadline: Oct 7


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• through 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


Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union (Rte. 2), North Adams, Mass. • 413-664-9101 • www.eclipsemill.com
• through Oct. 8: “Cross- Section,” the inaugural exhibition of North Adams Fiber Artists (NAFA)


Ferrin Contemporary
315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• through Nov. 4: “Canary Syndrome”


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-010
• Oct. 5-28: Hannah Mandel: A Retrospective

1055 County Route 30, Salem, NY • 518-854-3250 • www.Gardenworksfarm.com
• through Oct. 8: “Barns, Blooms & The Land”


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street, Lee MA •
• through November 13: “Two Perspectives,” a colorful collaboration between two artists with differing styles that hold a striking synergy together

Grant Cottage State Historic Site
1000 Mount McGregor Road, PO Box 2294, Wilton, NY • 518-584-4353
• opening May 26: “Let Us Have Peace: Reconstruction and the 1868 U.S. Presidential Election”


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• through Nov. 10: “Bright Future” group show

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield MA •
413-443-0188 • hancockshakervillage.org
• opening June 9: “Silo Songs,” which was created by Grammy-award winning composer Brad Wells, offers visitors an immersive musical experience inside one of the museum’s restored silos. The new work is based on Shaker music and history, and it reflects themes of celibacy, gender equality and inspired “gifts” which Shakers received from the spirit world.


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


The Hyde Collection
• through Oct. 21: “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection”
• through Oct. 21: “Jane Peterson: At Home and


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 Oct. 7: Jock Ireland, “Student” Work
• Oct. 13-Nov. 4: Ruth Miller,Painting


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• Oct. 6 - Nov. 10: Stuart Farmery


Kaaterskill Gallery (at Columbia Greene)
Columbia Greene Community College, 400 Route 23 Hudson, NY
• through Sept. 29: “Waterways,”a series of 52 representational paintings by Richard Bazelow. This exhibit starts in the mid-atlantic region of the great Chesapeake and Delaware bays where the artist lived for 10 years. It continues through the Hudson River Valley in NY, the Berkshires, Vermont and then to Gloucester and
Rockport on Cape Ann in Massachusetts


2642YRoute 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through October: “Colorforms” group show and ”Lots of little things,” a solo exhibition from Austin Thomas.


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• through Oct. 21: “Common Beauty”

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• Oct. 5 - Nov. 2: LARAC Juried Show


Laumeister Art Center
(formerly Bennington Center for the Arts)
• ongoing: extensive Special Exhibition on covered bridges, Wildlife art, and art of the natural world, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculpture


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 Nov. 18: “SPECTRUM: exploring gender identification” 


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• NEW: “Dancers After Dark: Photographs by Jordan Matter”
• NEW: “Gender Neutral”
• 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: “The Collection of Cris Alexander and Shaun O’Brien
• 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 York State Museum
• through Oct. 20, 2019: Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)
• through May 5, 2020: “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through Oct. 28: “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition”
• “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 Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS)
• through Nov. 3: the 21st Anniversary show which features over thirty five internationally recognized and emerging artists from the surrounding area. Location: 48-66 Main St, North Bennington, VT


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
• through Oct. 20: Megan Schorpp and Katty Burns at Second Floor Gallery, City Hall
• through` Nov. 3: “Transitions,” at The Shirt Factory


Oldcastle Theatre
• during the month of October: folk paintings of Timothy Gasper, many of the Bennington area, All proceeds going to the theater and Second Chance Animal Center.

Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort Edward Hisutorical 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 Sculptue Park
• September 8 from 1 - 4 p.m., Art Omi: Architecture presents an afternoon celebrating new and experimental architecture in and around the Hudson Valley region, featuring the inauguration of “Zoid,” which posits a way of living—somewhere between a house and a campsite—focused on basic elements needed to live in the world

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox
• Oct. 6-31: Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit


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 Oct. 10: “Mills on the Kill” — the Stor y of Industry on the Battenkill


Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA
• through Oct. 28: “Stream of Consciousness,” Paintings by Petula Bloomfield
• through Oct. 28: “E. Joseph McCarthy: Works on Paper”


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
• Oct. 6-Dec. 9: painter Susan Crofut


Saratoga Arts


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 Sept. 2: “Out of Line” featuring a group of 20 artists working with text


Shirt Factory
71 Lawrthence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• through Oct. 13: “Corey Pitkin,” Solo Exhibition

Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• “Heat Wave”: exhibition by Skidmore art faculty and visiting artists


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
• Sept. 7 – Nov. 12: “Tides + Falls” featuring work by John Atchley, Valda Bailey, Seth Resnick, Cassandra Sohn, & Rachael Talibart


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)
• through Sept. 9: “Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life”
• through Sept. 30: Juried Show: “Vantage Point”
• Sept. 8 - Oct. 14: “Glass Graffiti Show — Thriving Spaces: Street Art Meets Glass”


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 Sept. 30: group exhibition“Give a damn.”
• through Sept. 30: “They’re, Their, There,” which explores visual representations of queerness


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• Oct. 20 - Jan. 6: New Work by Tim Davis in Solo Exhibition — video, sound, installation, photography, and more
• through Oct. 28: “Robin Whiteman: Homeostasis”


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 53 218-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through Oct. 23: Seline Skoug


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
• ¡Hola Mexico! Exhibit