Saturday March 31, 2012 Local Opening, Artist Panel Talk, New Opportunities and random interesting art stuff

Exhibits Page:

Dear Gallery Friends:

A gentle reminder of our special* Meet-The-Artists Reception & Talk this weekend at the galleries!

* A Lively/unusual/creative/panel discussion we call “Artists Being Artists”

Saturday, March 31, 4:00–6:30pm; Talk starts at 5pm; reception before and after.

Moderated by “15: Ulster County Artists” exhibit co-curator Peter Wallace and featuring
the following artists from that current exhibition: Leslie Bender, Polly M. Law, Lenny Kislin,
Kate McGloughlin, Meredith Rosier, Christie Scheele, Judy Sigunick & Anique Taylor.

This is a spectacular, must see, exhibit celebrating our 15th year in the Hudson Valley!

Come upstairs for the Reception & viewing SMALL WORK from this major exhibition:
UPSTAIRS GALLERIES, 22 East Market Street, Suite 301, Rhinebeck.

The TALK & LARGE WORK from the show will be in our beautiful shared space,
ASFA@ Prudential Serls Prime Properties, 6384 Mill Street (Route 9) in Rhinebeck,
just across from The Beekman Arms and around the corner from the UPSTAIRS GALLERIES.

If you have received this email in error, please ask to be unsubscribed. Thank you for your consideration!

See you at the galleries!
Albert Shahinian, Director
845-876-7578
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Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild – Opening at the Kleinert/James gallery this Saturday March 31 4 – 6 pm

MARK 11
Curated by Mark Thomas Kanter.

An exhibition of 31 pre-selected artists from disparate disciplines, presents an intrinsic problem to the curator: how to find coherence amongst widely differing work? In the case of this group exhibition from the artist-participants in the New York Foundation for The Arts’ “MARK 2011-Woodstock” program, a show which includes Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video and Installation, it was easy. What ties these distinctive artists together is the remarkably deep involvement each clearly has with their own artistic process, and the high level of discovery each has made through an intrepid exploration of their particular medium. Read more…

The artists in the exhibition are: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Jean Campbell, Amy Cheng, Anna Cinquemani, Karen Davis. Jamie Lyn Davis, Tom DeLooza, Thorsten Dennerline, Ginger Ertz, Ray Felix, Michael Forster Rothbart, Yoram Gelman, Shanti Grumbine, Mark Thomas Kanter, Polly Law, Carmen Lizardo, Sarah Anderson Lock, Brian Lynch, Nathan Meltz, Kelly Merchant, Steven Millar, Gilbert Plantinga, Stephen Reynolds, Aide Russell, Anne Seelbach, Barbara Smith, Keiko Sono, Lindsay Stern, Linda Stillman, Suzy Sureck, Alex Young.

Exhibition Dates: March 30 – April 29, 2012, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Link to Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild web page

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Opportunities Page:

Summer Guitar Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.


This summer Rennie Cantine in collaboration with local Woodstock artists and store owners will install the first annual Woodstock Guitar Sculpture Exhibition. Plans are in motion to set up 30 life size guitar sculptures around the town for exhibition Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Stores will sign-up to display the guitar and will be paired with a local artist that will design that store’s guitar. On Labor Day Weekend, the guitars will be auctioned off; Proceeds will benefit the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Woodstock Volunteers Day.

Stores and artists can sign-up right here, at the Woodstock Music Shop by calling 845-679-3224 or emailing woodstockmusicshop@gmail.com. The cost to participate in the exhibition is $200; Artists have the option of participating in the exhibition without a store by paying the $200 entry fee. Please sign-up by April 23rd.

The Woodstock Guitar Sculpture Exhibition is sponsored by the Town of Woodstock, Woodstock Chamber Of Commerce and Arts, Woodstock Guitar Festival, and the Woodstock Music Shop.

Contact Woodstock Music Shop 679 – 3224 or go to: Woodstock Music Shop website (Woodstock Music Shop.com) for all the info

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ON AND OFF THE WALL-ENCORE!

Exhibition Dates:
May 25, –July 18, 2012
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 26, 2012
5:00 pm – 7:00pm

Deadline for Submission:
April 25, 2012, 5:00 pm

PLEASE REFER TO THESE
CCCA 2012 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON SUBMITTING WORKS.

Juror: Jane Gennaro
Jane Gennaro is a New York City based artist known for her creative versatility in the visual and performing arts. Her work has been written about in publications from the New York Times to D’art International, produced by The American Place Theatre and Culture Project and been exhibited in galleries, universities and museums. The Fashion Institute of Technology recently honored Ms. Gennaro with a solo exhibition of her “scissor drawings” and sculptures entitled Feed the Models, based on her eponymous commentary for NPR’s (National Public Radio) All Thing’s Considered. A retrospective of her illustrated journals and cartoons about life as an artist are currently on display in Journeys at Time & Space Ltd. and some scissor drawings can be seen in CUT at Museum of Imagination. To see Jane’s works visit: http://www.janegennaro.com and http://www.feedthemodelsgallery.com.


Artwork above by: Jimmy Tim Fry “Foot” metal

Artists who are selected to the show will be notified by May 11, 2012.
Selected Art Drop Off Dates:
Wednesday – Friday, May 16 – 18, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and/or Saturday, May 19, noon – 2:00 pm
Artist Pick Up Dates:
Wednesday – Friday, July 18 – 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and/or Saturday, July 21, noon – 2:00 pm

For further information, please call the CCCA at
518-671-6213 or email: info@artscolumbia.org
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Attention artists! Darkside Records and Gallery, 782 Main Street, Poughkeepsie is also an alternative art gallery and every month we feature a new set of artists! We’re always looking for artists! Email gallery@darksiderecordsandgallery.com to submit your stuff for consideration!

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Calling all Hudson Valley Artists, for The Phools ART Parade in New Paltz NY on Sat. May 19th (march from the NP Middle School @2pm). Parade your Art down Main Street. Vehicle welcomed and encouraged. Spread the word!

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random interesting art stuff page:

Art Recovered in Germany 25 Years After Theft in New York


Figuration Motherwell

The Art Loss Register sent out this release today:

Four contemporary paintings stolen in 1988 in a brazen Fourth of July theft from a New York City gallery have been recovered in Cologne, Germany 24 years after the crime. The theft had been reported to the New York City Police Department, FBI, and Interpol and registered with the International Foundation for Art Research and the Art Loss Register (‘ALR’) who today announced the recovery of artworks by Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Jean Dubuffet and Fernand Leger. The recovery of these works brings a substantial conclusion to an extraordinary case which spanned over two decades, and involved five law enforcement agencies.
Published accounts at the time of the theft stated that an unidentified intruder had picked the locks of the Solomon Gallery on Madison Avenue and quickly made off with six valuable works on display.


Fernand Leger Still Life with a Blue Bottle

The oil on canvas by Karel Appel, was the first work to resurface and was recovered in 2003 when a German art dealer searched the ALR Database through his lawyer in Stuttgart, Germany. The dealer claimed to have purchased five of the six stolen works on a buying trip in New York but the lawyer could produce no documentation of the sale and refused to divulge the name of his client to authorities. A German public prosecutor issued a warrant for aiding and abetting the sale of stolen goods but a police raid of the lawyer’s home and office failed to uncover the other pictures. According to law enforcement, all references to the dealer had been removed from the firm’s case files and in a bizarre series of events, one law firm partner was charged with threatening a police officer involved in the raid.


Untitled Franz Kline

The sudden focus on the law firm meant the lawyer could no longer represent the art dealer who quickly retained new counsel. Hiding behind this second lawyer, a criminal specialist from Munich, the German dealer once again refused to cooperate and the case went cold.
Over the course of the next nine years, no attempts were made to contact the ALR or authorities over the stolen pictures. Finally, in 2012 the daughter of the now deceased dealer contacted the Dedalus Foundation in New York to authenticate the stolen Motherwell. The daughter, a fine art professional, had also approached a local auction house but was quickly referred back to the ALR. The ALR Recovery Team immediately flew to Cologne where they met with police authorities and positively identified the works as the paintings stolen in 1988.

Christopher A. Marinello, a lawyer who specialises in recovering stolen and looted artwork for the ALR, negotiated the return of the four paintings with the lawyer for the family. “At the Art Loss Register, we’re going to make life difficult for those who attempt to sell stolen art. You can hide behind lawyers and look for loopholes in civil law jurisdictions, but eventually you’re going to have to deal with some very uncomfortable issues. The problem will not simply disappear with the passage of time. Leaving stolen artworks to the next generation is a losing proposition.”


Effigie Jean Dubuffet

Marinello credits authorities in the US and Germany for their strong support: “International cooperation among law enforcement is alive and well when it comes to recovering stolen art. The determination and tenacity of Special Agent Meredith A. Savona of the FBI Art Crime Team, NYPD Detective Mark Fishstein and the Cologne Police Department were critical in bringing these pictures home.”
The paintings are now owned by the gallery’s insurer who is in discussions with the former gallery’s owners about returning the pictures to their collection.
Despite this auspicious ending one final work remains unrecovered. Mulberry Centre by Franz Kline was stolen along with the five other works in 1988 but appears to have been separated from the others. The ALR is appealing for information on the missing work.

Courtesy Art Market Monitor



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