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Area Exhibitions


Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street, Athens • www.athensculturalcenter.org
• through Aug. 5: “Trees and the American Dream” exploring the use of trees in our built environment, weaving the aesthetic, historic, environmental and psychological importance of trees in our lives in an immersive exhibition.


Bennington Center for the Arts
• through Sept. 9: Special Exhibition: CARTOONS FROM THE NEW YORKER
• ongoing: extensive Special Exhibition exhibit on covered bridges, Wildlife art, and art of the natural world, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington Museum
• “Magic and Mystery: Works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals
• through Nov. 4: ”Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont”
• through Sept. 9: “Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren”
• through Sept. 16: CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow, in the Regional Artists Gallery
• 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 Lithographs”


Berkshire Museum
• through Sept. 3: “Art of the Hills”: A Juried Exhibition of Berkshire-Based Artists
• through Sept. 23; “Objects and Their Stories: Quartz'
• 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 • 413-664-4 353 • 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
• June 30 to August 11: “Norman Rockwell and the Arlington Artists”


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• Aug. 1 - Sept. 16: “photography,” a group exhibit that demonstrates the power of technology to enhance our experience through magnification, distillation and narration in the digital age.


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• through Aug. 5: exhibit of Recent Work by Sculptor Ed Smith, who works in bronze and plaster using classical imagery to explore the “mythic and heroic aspects of the Artist and man”

Casana T House
2633 State Route 23, Hillsdale, NY
• Aug. 31- Sept 30: “The Lumina Edition,” an exhibnit of photographs by world-renowned Kenro and Yumiko Izu who also live in Rhinebeck, NY. Known for using large format view cameras and long exposure times, each of their distinctive art forms captures dramatic lighting, textures and a spirituality of places and subjects
• Aug. 4-28: “Rhyme & Reason”— Paintings by
Jeanette Fintz
• Aug. 1-30: Paul Chaleff

Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through Sept. 30: “The Secret Life of Signs”


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005; www.chathambookstore.com
• thr exhibits paintings ough Aug. 18: “New Horizons,” — landscapes in oils by Newburyport artist A from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy”
• through Oct. 8: Clark’s first video exhibition, “Blind Eye” by Jennifer Steinkamp
• Aug. 24 - Sept. 28: “Surprises,” an exhibit of paintings by Canaan artist Trudi Roth


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


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 yhe forgotten Livingston daughter for the first time


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks.org
• CALLS FOR ENTRY for exhibit “HOME” (deadlline Sept. 14): “Whether speaking to one’s personal relationship to a physical or psychological space, or to a broad sense of what it means to come from someplace, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to confront this complicated topic


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

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 Aug. 10: Jenny Hutchinson


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


1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through Aug. 12: Doug Trump, recent work


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• through August 12: Fourth Annual Group Show


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
• Sept. 7 - 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


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
∫• Aug. 3-26: Peggy Reeves: Conversation with Me Dia”

Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street, Lee MA •
• through September 10: “Through Fire”
Frankie Borrero and Grier Horner”


Greene County Council on the Arts (6GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• through Aug. 4: “New School,” group exhibition of local artists whose work was inspired by the Hudson River School that Thomas Cole founded
• through Aug. 4: “Repeated Returning” a Solo Exhibition by Caitlin Parker whose work involves printing on paper and fabric with pressed plants and experimentation with natural dyes

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 Sept. 2: “Horse and Rider”
• Aug. 5 - Oct. 21: “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection”
• Aug. 5 - Oct. 21: “Jane Peterson: At Home and


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”


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 Aug. 12: Christopher Cairns, “Recognition/Remembrance”
• Aug. 18 - Sept. 9: Herbert Reichert


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through August 5: “complicities,” solo exhibition by Jessica Ann Willis


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

Kaaterskill Gallery (Hunter, NY )

Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main St., Hunter, NY
• through Sept. 9: “Constellations: A Survey of New Photography”


2642YRoute 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through Aug.: “Spatial Oddities,” ahow about the love of art making and an experiment in embracing the unexpected


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• CLOSED July 25 – August 10


LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regizxonal Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on Cityark, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• July 13 - Aug. 10: “Atmosphere,” with featured artists Kristen Dahms, Diane Swanson, Betty O’Brien, and Leslie Ferst


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.eduthrough Aug. 8: Charles Guiliano, “Heads and Tales” 


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 Sept. 23, 2018: “Art of the Erie Canal”
• 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
• “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


Old Chatham Quaker Meeting
• Aug. 29 - Sept. 3: once again exhibiting a replica of a solitary housing unit (SHU), used for disciplinary confinement in prisons— at the Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY

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 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 Aug. 22: “The Color and the Line” exhibit, featuring Hannie Varosy and Mitchell Liner


Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA
• through Aug. 22: “WATER” — Paintings by Gayle Kabaker


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
• through Aug. 31: Summer Juried Art Show


Saratoga Arts
• through Sept. 8: 4th Annual 10x10 Exhibition! All artwork measures 10x10 inches, including fram


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 Aug. 1 1: “4th Annual Adirondack National Pastel Exhibit”
• Aug. 22 - Sept. 15: “Casabona, Hutchinson, Segan”

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
• through Aug. 30: ARTIFACTUAL: SVM Collection Highlights
• 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 Sept. 2: ‘Light + Dark,” a camera-less photography exhibition featuring work by Garry Fabian Miller and Chuck Kelton. The essence of photography lies in its seemingly magical ability to fix shadow or color onto light sensite surfaces through exposure to light. Both artists create images directly on photographic papers, which use silver salts that darken when exposed


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)
• through Aug. 26: “AFFINITIES”: works of sister and brother Susan and Peter Hoffman

Southern Vermont College • www.svc.edu
• through Sept. 9: The Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College presents the exhibition and sale of participating cartoons from “The New Yorker”


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
• through Aug. 18: SUMMER SHOW 2018 —18 artists

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT • www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• through Aug. 26: Tom Merwin with The Drawing Water

(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)urakami – Oval
• through Aug, 12: : Dona Nelson—Stand Alone Paintings
• through Sept. 1, 2019: “Tel. . .”
• 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
• through Aug. 5: Mark LaRiviere: “A Certain Light” — solo show cones paintings done years ago with current sculpture
• Oct. 20 - Jzn. 6: New Work by Tim Davis in Solo Exhibition — video, sound, installation, photography, and more


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 53 218-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• Aug. 3-28: Nancy Powhida : “Sculpted Moments in Local History”
• Aug. 31-Sept. 25: “Painting My Way from Maine to California”


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