What happens when fourteen artists meet for an artist salon? They plan a show. ArtWorks, an Artist Salon Show will open Saturday, April 9th, at The Front Street Gallery, Front Street, Patterson, NY. The opening reception will take place from 5-8pm. The show will run from April 9-May1.
Focused on art and marketing the ArtWorks salon meets at the Front Street Gallery every other week and currently has 14 members. The salon is led by equine artist Deborah Bollman-O’Sullivan, using the book, I’d Rather be in the Studio by Alyson B. Stanfield, as a reference. Members vary from artists who have shown widely and with great success to artists just getting started. For each artist Bollman-O’Sullivan’s salon is an opportunity to focus on how to give their their work greater exposure, make use of new technologies and to develop a routine of self-marketing.
“I was sitting at the first meeting of the marketing salon,” says Jeremy Wolff a co-owner of Front Street, “when I thought, why not finish with a group show? Most of the artists have experience exhibiting but this is an opportunity for them to put new marketing skills into practice.”
Participating artists are Deborah Bollman-O’Sullivan (Pawling), painter of equine, canine and nature themes in water-media; Amy Brenner (Wingdale), a studio art potter showing sgraffito stoneware portraits of iconic musicians; Tela Cook (Pawling) a photographer specializing in the alternative process of Polaroid transfer; Victoria Hayes (Pawling) who creates pastels and prints inspired by the landscape, and ceramic artist Kathleen Heidemann (Holmes) who hand-builds pieces with a sense of whimsy and animation.
Anne Huibregtse (Wingdale) will display her iconic cow sculptures in steel and bronze; Lonna Kelly (Pawling), photographer, will show contemporary scenes with an eye for the ironic, Elizabeth Palmer-Buchman (Pawling) designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry and wearable fiber art; Donald Partelow’s (Pawling) pencil illustrations of spirits are semi-realistic distortions of the human form; and Karen Presser (Pawling) creates nature, architectural, and Buddhist images using digital photo collage.
Jeanette Rodriguez (Patterson) will show her richly colored kiln fused dichroic glass pendants; Mary Smoot-Souter (Pawling) is a contemporary, fine art oil painter of still life, landscape and portraits; Rebecca Tocci (Pawling) brings a background in painting and love of vintage photography to her photography; and Liliana Washburn’s (Holmes) abstract water-media paintings focus on emotions.
The Front Street Gallery opened in Patterson in April, 2010, as an artists’ cooperative and community resource. Front Street features nationally recognized artists, as well as group shows of local and regional artists. Art classes, for children and adults, and musical events are on-going. Gallery hours are Thursday 11am-3pm, Friday 12noon-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm, by appointment or chance. For more information call the Front Street Gallery at 917-880-5307 or email info@frontstreetgallery. Visit the website at www.frontstreetgallery.org.
This article is sponsored by a generous donation from M&S of Pawling. http://www.mandsofpawling.com/