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28A Clay: Harry Kunhardt & Meredith Nichols

At our studio, we create pots to be used in the home. While seemingly mundane, these objects are part of the background structures of life itself, silently containing and delivering nourishment to our bodies throughout the day.
Our pots reference the great ceramic traditions of the East-China, Korea, and Japan-as well as the country wares of medieval England and early America. The wheel-thrown pots of these cultures had a vitality and simplicity that was completely extinguished by the advent of industrial production techniques. Wares most commonly used today are a result of this industrialization, and exhibit the cold, lifelessness of the methods used to produce them.
From within our modern context of mass-produced ceramics, and disposable paper and plastic containers, we strive to make thoughtful and beautiful pots which can cast light on the importance of daily articles of domestic life. The goal is to attune people's awareness to the subtle ways in which a handmade pot can enrich our everyday experiences, bringing thoughtfulness and human connection into our lives as a whole.

610 405-0091 info@28aclay.com 4095 Rt 28A, West Shokan  www.28aclay.com

 

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Jerilynn Babroff - I have worked with clay for many years-selling my work to stores and galleries all over the world. I've been sold in Nordstroms and Marshall Fields to name a few.
I love bringing out the fun and joyful side of life, being very influenced by music and contemporary art. I have been working on some acrylic paintings on canvas with the same fun feeling as my ceramics. babroffstudio@aol.com

  

     

   


BARNECHE DESIGN & STEPHANIE BARNES STUDIO are inspired by the air, light, water and wood of the Catskill Mountains. The studio is a place where artistry, whimsy and skilled craftsmanship combine. Fiber artist, woodworker, electrician and designer Stephanie Barnes has an affinity for the beautiful and the vintage -- recycling, reclaiming and reusing textiles, wood, glass and other materials to make one of a kind home furnishings, lighting and wearable art. Stephanie uses vintage Japanese obis/ kimonos and luxurious new silks, organzas, brocades and tapestry textiles making them into reversible jackets, vests, clutches, other accessories and girl's dresses. Much of her inspiration derives from the textiles themselves. One of her pleasures as an artist is to help her clients pull down fabrics from her shelves and create clothes that allow them to become their own characters. "I don't design for the media body...I design for real women" says Stephanie. "I make what I like." Stephanie also expertly rewires antique fixtures and lamps and crafts handmade, custom lampshades from vintage and new textiles and trims, in any and all sizes and shapes. In addition, she combines wayward fragments of wood, recycling them into rustic, upscale tables, hutches, benches and cabinets. No detail is too small. Antique screws and hinges complete the transformation of something old into something new. The studio is located at 361 Route 214, Chichester, New York, 1.5 miles from Phoenicia.
www.barneche.com    stephanie@barneche.com   845-688-5822.

          

  

   


Durga Yael Bernhard- Durga Bernhard's artwork explores both personal and archetypal imagery through contemporary techniques. Her themes include birth and mothering, healing and transformation, animals and nature, family and community, myth and dream, ritual, prayer . . . and our beautiful Catskill mountains. Durga is the illustrator of numerous children's books, and brings a variety of influences to her work, including a strong grounding in rhythm and design, and a deep love of African culture and Eastern and Western religion. Her experience mothering three children has also shaped some of her most notable works, which have been published in a variety of parenting venues. www.durgabernhard.com

   

   

    

    

   


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Kurt Boyer Design  Kurt Boyer Design Kurt Boyer has been a commercial artist (graphic design and sign maker) working in the Hudson Valley for over twenty years. Ten years ago he decided he wanted to become a “real” painter and studied under various teachers at the Woodstock School of Art. Kurt works mainly in oil. Over the last two years he has been working on satirical animal paintings that display his cynicism and dry sense of humor.

 

    

   

    


Michael Boyer    I have been teaching ceramics for many years at Greenwich House Pottery and Queens College and occasionally at City College in New York City. In recent years I've been teaching a weekend workshop at Sugar Maples in Maple Shade, N.Y. (outside of Hunter) My studio is in the back of my barn in Pine Hill. My work is mostly high-fired functional stoneware and porcelain to be used in the kitchen and on the table. My other occupation is organic gardening.

  


Rosemary and Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks- As a ceramist, I’m simply guided by what I like - which often changes from day to day. I find inspiration in the simplicity and depth of the Japanese ceramic tradition. And the abstract expressionist ceramics of the American raku pioneers has never failed to amaze me. I prefer full forms and those that reveal the creation process. I strive to create pieces pushed close to the breaking point.
Most of my pieces originate on the potters wheel. I then knock them around a bit until I find a form that seems to work. My work often has an obvious physical function (bowl, vase, etc.), but just as often lacks one. I like to think that they all fulfill some aesthetic or spiritual purpose.

    

 

Rosemary Brooks- As a painter I am very interested in the decorative arts, which for me means that my images tend to lie on the surface of the work visually, instead of creating the illusion of deep space or of mood. I work with traditional subjects, especially flowers and woodlands, using landscape or still life formats executed in acrylics on stretched canvas.
“My” flowers and woodlands come from my imagination but resemble actual blooms and trees found in nature. The colors I use tend to be vivid and strong without much modulation or gradation. I love the immediate impact of color, so if there’s a sense of mood in my work, I would call it bright or joyful.
My primary influences as an artist and painter come from my experiences as a woman and my background in art history. I am very attracted to images on textiles, glassware, ceramics and porcelains and to the shapes, colors and forms of jewelry. Like most artists I find inspiration in the formal settings of museums and galleries, but also when I shop for clothes or go to antique stores, flea markets and yard sales.

   

   


John Byer Hello, I'm John Byer, a local artist and carpenter. I am native to Phoenicia. I began my art training at Onteora Central School when grades K thru 12 were housed at the now Middle-High School building. The Woodstock artist community had a major influence on the art program at Onteora. I continued my education at SUNY New Paltz, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Ed. My early work was mainly in ceramic sculpture. My long career as a carpenter has made wood the primary material in my sculpture. I also incorporate bone, beads, antlers and most recently stone in my work. I look forward to the 2009 artist tour and welcome all to view my works-in-progress as well as my completed sculptures.

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

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Cabane Studios - Cabane Studios is a Fine Art Gallery featuring local and regional artists of many different media. Please feel free to submit your portfolio via e-mail for consideration for future group and or solo shows. All work is Juried, hanging fees apply. There are special rates for solo shows-please call for more information.
Andrea Cabane owner of Cabane Studios originally hails from Woodstock, NY. She completed her BFA in Photography at The Savannah College of Art and Design.. Andrea is a Fine Art and Advertising photographer specializing in portraits.
Gallery hours are: Friday 11-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 11-5 or by appointment..
Website: cabanestudios.wordpress.com
Contact:
Andrea Cabane 845 688 5490 (studio)
38 Main Street, P.O. Box 42
Phoenicia, New York 12464
cabanestudios@yahoo.com


Dave Channon -

I was apprentice to Joseph Cornell back in my high school days. After college, I worked in fine art silkscreen printing, doing hand drawn color separations for Red Grooms, Phillip Guston, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Pablo and Paloma Picasso. I have exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, the Venice Biennale, Franklin Furnace, The New Museum, and numerous NY galleries. There was a period where I made gigantic inflating sculptures and got written up in the Sunday New York Times, Art in America, and New York magazine. Today I do illustration, website design, video production, welded steel sculptures, and grow lots of tasty vegetables. To see more of my artwork, visit: www.esopuscreek.com I also do lively art reviews of the shows at The Arts Upstairs, known as the ART SAFARI. Check it out. (I made this website, too.) I recently had a large solo exhibition of paintings and outdoor sculptures at Stone Barns, an 80 acre Rockefeller research institute near Tarrytown in Westchester, and have been in the Kinston Biennial, Red Hook RHCAN, N. Bennington and this fall in Garrison, outside of Beacon, NY. My 12 foot tall welded steel woman archer, Athena Calico, is installed at 49A art park, at the Galli-curci Mansion in Highmount. See my work at the "See Eye See" art park at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper.

Group of sculptures

 

Athena Calico 2010 at new Sculpture Park on Route 49A

 

Visit my website www.Esopuscreek.com to see a selection of my paintings.

 


Karen Charman  Karen is a qwalter, that is, she makes qwalts. And quilts. She actually quilts qwalts. What's a qwalt? It's a quillt wall hanging. Some of her favorite fabrics to qwalt are batik and Dupioni silks.


Patricia Charnay - Living most of my life in an urban environment and yearning to be in the country, I moved to the Catskill Mountains. The contact with nature fills me with wonder for the peace that I need to connect with my inner reality and express it through my work.


Harris Cohn  Impressionistic Folk Artist


I have been pencil sketching on paper and oil painting on canvas for fifty years. My subject matter includes international landscapes and portraits inspired by environment, health, and history. I also have framed and unframed prints of some of my sketches and oil paintings.

 


Lisa Crumrine Mosaicist

"I like to think my mosaics convey emotion and motion, color and light, texture, depth and a sense of whim." Lisa Crumrine says with a smile. Crumrine incorporates hand cut stained glass, stone ,shell, and ceramic tiles as well as found objects, and semi precious gems to create intricate designs.
Inspired by the colors of the Caribbean sea, tropical flowers, landscapes and marine life.
Crumrines unique mosaic designs adorn several swimming pools, and churches, large murals as well as functional items for home interiors, and garden patio areas.
Crumrine lived in the virgin islands for almost 20 years. Her creations became available at The Syzygy GAllery where she also had a working studio offering demos, Gifts and Workshops to tourists and locals.
These days Crumrines work can be viewed, purchased and commissioned at The Art Upstairs gallery in Phoencia NY or by appointment 845 688 3104.
Private and group workshops offered
Onelovevi@yahoo.com

 

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Norm Darvie   www.normdarvie.com    845 688-7234  rcd.aw@earthlink.net  1305 River Road  Phoenicia

Darvie has painted since the age of nine, and hails from a long line of artists in his family. Others are painters, but the family also boasts a number of potters, sculptors and jewelry designers.
He has mastered a number of techniques in a variety of media, including charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and oils. He also creates figure sculptures in clay, wax and stone.
Darvie has exhibited widely throughout the country, and has paintings in many private collections. He also won an exceptional merit award at the Degas Pastel Society in 1995, and his work was the featured cover of American Artist’s “Pastel Highlights” 1996 issue.
A member of the Art Students League of New York, Darvie has studied anatomy drawing, ecorche sculpting (showing the musculature of the body without the skin, as in anatomical models) and stone sculpting.


Remi Dios

E Piphany Metacine (Show, Shoppe, Person)
My Grandmother was an Abstract Expressionist
My mother read me a poem that meant god was everything
Andy Warhol wrote 'OK Andy Warhol' on my first Dada Police Communiqué.
My mentor said I was a Deconstructionist
I made Icons from the Temple of Dada
Now I live in an 1830 (first PO in Mt Tremper) house.
There are paintings, drawings, photos, and
many things for making altars and assemblage.
The side lawn (visible from RTE 212
has morphed from free table to whatever is becoming

 


Fred Duignan

 


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Bronson Eden

    

 


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Lynn Fliegel

     

   


Dana Fraser  and "Ta-Da" Art Shop - Main St. Phoenicia