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RIP Levon Helm  2012

“Levon Helm, who helped forge a deep-rooted American music as the drummer and singer for the Band, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 71 and lived in Woodstock, NY”

Link:  Courtesy The New York Times

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Congratulations to Elin Menzies who received one of two the runner-up awards at last month’s Art Society of Kingston’s Regional Juried Show for her painting


The Negotiation.

It was ASK’s first juried show and Tom Sarrantonio, who  had a solo show at WAAM last month, was the juror. He picked a first prize and two runner ups –  the runner-up prize was a $100 gift certificate to Catskill Art.

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On the News page, congratulations to new NAWA members Marilynn Rowley, Lois Linet, and Lora Shelley!!

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Congratulations to WAAM Artist Patti Gibbons:

Who is one of 40 NY artists accepted into NYFAs 2012 MARK program to Help artists advance their professional art/music etc careers!

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INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART

Night Shadows Edward Hopper 1921

Urban Vision: American Works on Paper, 1900–1950
March 30-September 30, 2012

IMA Alliance Gallery

Urban Vision: American Works on Paper, 1900–1950 will explore artistic interpretations of the city. As city dwellers learned to negotiate a rapidly changing environment, the spectacle of metropolitan life became an important focus for artists in the early 20th century. Images of the construction of the massive skyscrapers that came to define New York and Chicago will be paired with scenes of human expression in these urban spaces. The exhibit will bring together 25 etchings, lithographs, and engravings from the IMA’s print collection by such well-known artists as George Bellows, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh, and Isabel Bishop. Also presented will be the visually compelling work of the lesser-known Gerald Kenneth Geerlings, whose prints have not been on view at the IMA since the 1970s.

Urban Vision: American Works on Paper, 1900–1950 Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN
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An Artists’ Reception To Raise Funds for Ulster County United Way is happening this Sat March 24th from 1-5pm in the Emerson Conference Room Galleries. The work of local artists, Catherine Sebastian, Sylvia Weinberg*, Anique Taylor and Sandra Nystrom* will be on display and the artists have also offered pieces to be given as raffle prizes with proceeds likewise benefitting the Ulster County United Way. Five raffle tickets for $10 includes a $25 voucher for the Emerson Spa. DM Weil is generously donating the featured prize, a giclee worth over $1,000! So come meet the artists and help raise money for our local United Way!

Emerson on Facebook link

* WAAM members

The Emerson Resort and Spa, Mt. Tremper (emersonresort.com) on this Saturday, March 24th between 1-5 pm for an art opening of an exhibit of several Hudson Valley artists: . The show is being held in the West Conference room and will be up for just one week. 

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WAAM ON YOUTUBE!

New video by Michael Nelson, starring all your favorite characters!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Long-time WAAM member Yale Epstein has been selected for a residency in the Visiting Artist/Scholar program at the American Academy in Rome. Placement is quite competitive, and is based on the quality of one’s proposal, and the depth of one’s resume.

Yale’s residency takes place in May 2012. According to the artist, “My project is to extend my work with ‘Public Inscriptions’ & calligraphic imagery, by including an exploration of the city of Rome’s incredibly rich resources, both in the museums and in the streets. Most of my calligraphic imagery in the past decade has been influenced by my experiences in Asia; this will be an attempt to mine a completely different cultural and aesthetic context for imagery that speaks to me.”  While in Rome, Yale will have access to the Academy’s extensive library and photographic resources, as well as access to restricted collections and venues around the city.

For more about Yale and his work, his website is www.yaleepstein.com.

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George Ault Exhibition at Georgia Museum of Art:

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present “To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America” from Feb. 18 to April 16. The traveling exhibition is being organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Late November in the Catskills (1940) from the WAAM Permanent Collection is part of the exhibition To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America.

The WAAM Permanent Collection includes several paintings by Ault in its collection, including Jane Street Corner, Hudson (a sister painting to an oil in the Whitney Museum of American Art), a tonalist landscape from 1911 painted in France where the young artist studied, and a number of other oils and drawings which provide an excellent overview of the artist’s career. The WAAM also published a catalogue and organized an exhibition in 2001 entitled George Ault, The Woodstock Years, which was curated by Eila Kokkinen.

This is the first major exhibition of Ault’s work in more than 20 years and includes 47 paintings and drawings by the artist and his contemporaries. It centers on four paintings Ault made between 1943 and 1948 that depict the crossroads of Russell’s Corners in Woodstock, N.Y.”

See more at: University of Georgia

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Congratulations are again in order for KAY (KATHARINE) GRAY, who was given the New Jersey Water Color Society Award at the 32nd Annual Regional Open Juried Show of The Ridgewood Art Institute this January.

A previous post about Kay:

Congratulations to KAY (KATHARINE) GRAY, who recently won an award, Works on Paper, at the juried Columbia Countie Council on the Arts 14th Annual Juried Show at the Hudson Opera House. The show can be seen until March 28th.

Congratulations to Gertrude Abramson!  She has won First Prize (Still Life category) in The Pastel Journal’s annual competition!  Her prize winning painting, “Oranges”, was featured in the April 2010 issue of  The Pastel Journal.


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