Plein Air by Deborah Bollman-OSullivan
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Patterson, NY – What happens when fourteen artist 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.
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 give their their work greater exposure and make use of new technologies.
“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.”
Participatng 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 show 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 watermedia paintings focus on emotions.
The Front Street Gallery opened in Patterson in April, 2010, as a 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 event are on-going. For more information call the Front Street Gallery at 917-880-5307 or email info@frontstreetgallery.