November, Part 2: a Grand Affair

The annual Holiday Show opens on November 20!  It’s a great opportunity to see lots of work (the show is not juried) and pick up gifts for yourself and others for under $500. 4-6 PM.  Please see earlier post for entry requirements, if you’re a WAAM member and would like to enter your work.

Also opening Loel Barr Solo Show, Sue Sammis photographs and
a group show of Small Works.
The Third Eye Exploratory Photography continues in the Towbin Museum Wing.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 4 – 6 pm.
Artists Talk with Loel Barr : Sunday, November 21, 2pm
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Holiday Show featuring original works of art in a variety of media will open Saturday, November 20th at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. Whether one is looking for an unusual gift or simply looking for a break from holiday shopping, the WAAM has plenty to offer this Holiday Season. Those who seek a special gift, something creative that will be of lasting value, will find original paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures made by some of our best local artists. All of the works on view in this show are selling for 500 dollars or less, with many high quality works at remarkably low prices.

Those seeking a place to get away from the sometimes frantic pace of the season can spend some quality time just looking at the variety of exhibitions that the WAAM has on the walls. Besides The Holiday Show, there is a fascinating exhibition of exploratory photography by three well known Woodstock artists from the past: Manuel Komroff, Konrad Cramer and Nathan Resnick. Entitled The Third Eye, this exhibition offers examples from the 1962 publication of the same name and other related photographic works by the three artists. These photographs seek to “penetrate the boundaries of ordinary reality… and attempt to give us an image and insight into ideas… The Third Eye is the eye of Creative Vision.”

Loel Barr is presenting a solo exhibition of assemblages, works on paper and experimental photography. Barr uses a variety of techniques to “examine the fine line between the conscious and the unconscious.”  She works intuitively letting her process lead her into “mysterious worlds that exist beneath the surface of daily life.” Some of her new work is three dimensional and some is digital and all of it is engaging. Taking a break to explore Barr’s art is a good way to recharge your mind. Loel Barr will give an artists talk on Sunday, November 21 at 2:00pm at the WAAM.

Susan Sammis is showing a body of photographic work inspired by the ancient rock art she saw during a trip to the canyon lands of southern Utah. Sammis was captivated by “images preserved on the face of the canyon walls that spoke (to her as she) had never been addressed before…symbols of the mystery and magic of being human…” Her recent photographs seek to integrate these symbols into images of the Mid-Hudson of our time, in order to covey the mystery and magic of what it means to be human now.

Also on view at the WAAM is a group show of small works by gallery artists juried by Kathleen McGuiness. This show is another excellent opportunity to find exceptional holiday gifts at very reasonable prices.

Below: Un Giorno at a Time, by Loel Barr, The Curtain by Komroff, and String Theory by Sue Sammis Goldson.

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  1. Thank you for all your hard work on this! Sue



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