International Sculpture Day

Saugerties, New York celebrates International Sculpture day with a month-long series of village and town wide sculpture exhibitions by artists who live or work in Saugerties.
Reclining Figure © Alex Kveton polished aluminum, 21"H x 40"W at Cross Contemporary Art

Saugerties Sculptors Exhibit In Three Galleries and throughout the Village

International Sculpture Day is a celebration event held worldwide on or around April 24th to further the ISC’s (International Sculpture Center) mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. It is a day to create a unified community supporting 3-dimentional art. Throughout the month of April, Saugerties will join hundreds of artists, organizations and institutions in over 20 countries in celebrating the Sculpture in all of its manifestations. This innaugural town-wide celebration will be the first of what will be an ever-growing annual event in Saugerties. The Saugerties Sculpture Show is supported by the Town and Village of Saugerties, local businesses and galleries and showcases some of the many sculptors that live or work in Saugerties. For more information about International Sculpture Day, visit; PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Loel Barr Ed Berkise Carmen Bury Colin Chase Michael Ciccone Shelley Davis Stuart Farmery Adrian Frost Ruth Edwy Robert George William Greenwood Alex Kveton Iain Machell Bob Malkin Susan Mastrangelo Gus Pederson Debra Priestly Amy Puccio Christy Rupp Draga Susanj Estate of Jeffrey Schiller Nadine Slowik Fay Wood 2 Nutty Artists
Saugerties and its professional sculptors in cooperation with local galleries and village venues will celebrate the 3rd annual International Sculpture Day 2017 with multiple indoor and outdoor exhibitions. APRIL 7-30,2017 Preview: Friday, APRIL 7, 5-8pm Opening Reception: Saturday, APRIL 8, 5-8pm GALLERIES Cross Contemporary Art 99 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 Emerge Gallery & Art Space 228 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 11Jane 11 Jane Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 OUTDOOR VENUES
Bella Luna Restaurant Courtyard 124 Partition St Saugerties, NY
Cantine Field Saugerties, NY VARIOUS SAUGERTIES BUSINESSES feature sculptures throughout participating shops and restaurants throughout the village. This Event is made possible by the support of the Village and Town of Saugerties, Bella Luna Restaurant and the Art Galleries: Cross Contemporary Art, Emerge Gallery and 11 Jane

Cross Contemporary Art

Cross Contemporary Art will exhibit the work of Colin Chase, Stuart Farmery, William Greenwood, Alex Kveton, Debra Priestly, Christy Rupp, Nadine Slowik and the Estate of Jeffrey Schiller, at its new location on 99 Partition Street. Gallery Hours: Sat-Sun 12-5pm or by appointment Photo: hymn © Debra Priestly 2014 wood, paint, black flocking 62" x 16" x 7"   

Emerge Gallery

Emerge Gallery is a welcoming environment that exhibits the best emerging artists from the Hudson Valley, NY, region and beyond. Emerge Gallery will be exhibiting sculptural  works by 2 Nutty Artists, Loel Barr, Ed Berkise, Michael Ciccone, Shelley Davis, Ruth Edwy, Robert George, Amy Puccio, and Fay Wood. Gallery hours: M, Th, F, Sat 11-6 PM and Sun 11-5 PM. Photo: Dragonfly © Fay Wood
Sugar & Spice © Amy Puccio assorted wood pieces, acrylic, mixed media, 17” x 13.5” x 2”


11Jane is the newest gallery in Saugerties featuring a raw 19th century industrial warehouse with brick walls, original floorboards and high ceilings. 11Jane exhibits the work of  Colin Chase, Adrian Frost, Stuart Farmery, Bob Malkin, Susan Mastrangelo, Draga Susanj and the Estate of Jeffrey Schiller. Gallery Hours and Sat and Sun 12-5pm or by appointment Photo: Pas de Deux © Estate of Jeffrey Schiller
Bella Luna Restaurant Courtyard features sculpture by Jeffrey Schiller, Alex Kveton and Stuart Farmery Photo: 3 Point Yurt © Estate of Jeffrey Schiller 2000
Bella Luna Restaurant Courtyard features sculpture by Jeffrey Schiller, Alex Kveton and Stuart Farmery Photo: Metropolis No.2 © Alex Kveton 7' X 5' x 2'
Red Tide © Christy Rupp 2017 48 x 38 x 36 inches at Cross Contemporary Art
Ferry to the In-Between Island 7 © Colin Chase 2007 15 x 22 x 10 inches at 11 Jane

SPONSORS for International Sculpture Day in Saugerties

Jim Holl Solo Show

Jim Holl All The Living Things Jim Holl's solo show "All The Living Things" is a direct, painterly response to natural phenomena. These small paintings will be published in an upcoming book and feature meditations on the intersection of science, art, symbol and archetypes.  In Jim Holl’s "All the Living Things", text and paintings correlate in both literal and associative ways. The texts address phenomena, human perception, and the art of painting through fragments and summations culled from readings and Holl’s contemporary perspective. Woven together,  these insights give the paintings poetic nuance that address the meaning of our existence in the world. Mr. Holl notes: “Three thousand years ago, the Bhagavad Gita talked about the ‘vibratory nature of life,’ of everything… So, All the Living Things has to do with this vibration, expressive of teeming energy.” "All The Living Things" opens with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 4, 5-8pm and runs through March 26, 2017. About Jim Holl: Jim Holl is a prolific fine artist, graphic designer and digital illustrator who has exhibited his paintings widely since 1978. He has mounted solo exhibitions with public institutions such as The New Museum, PS1 Museum, and Artists Space in New York. Additional selected exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, 1708 East Main Gallery in Richmond, VA, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Zone Gallery in Springfield, MA, and in New York City at Columbia University 55 Mercer Gallery, St. John’s University, Lehman College, Gotham Fine Arts Gallery, Soho Center for Contemporary Art and Public Image Gallery. Mr. Holl is currently on the faculty of Marymount College and divides his time between New York City and Catskill, NY.

White Out Winter Group Show

WHITE OUT Winter Group Show

Opening Reception Fri. Jan 27th, 5-8pm Cross Contemporary Art 81 Partition St. Saugerties, New York 12477 on view thru Feb.26, 2017  
GALLERY HOURS: Thurs- Mon 12-5pm
"WHITE OUT" is a group show featuring 24 of the many artists affiliated with Cross Contemporary Art during its 2 and a half years in Saugerties, NY. The exhibit focuses on various expressions and experiences of “white” in the Visual Arts: from the depiction of white as a pigment, to the definition of white space by form, to the blending of all bands of light to create white wavelengths and finally the understanding of white as the absence of all marks or pigment. White can also be understood as a narrative or a fact (like snow, water or ice), but ultimately white will always remain the expression of all light. "WHITE OUT" is curated by Jen Dragon and Alan Goolman.
Gregory Amenoff
Richard Bosman
Loel Ann Barr
Katherine Bowling
Joseph Conrad-Ferm
Ford Crull
Peggy Cyphers
Brian Fekete
Deborah Freedman
Robert George
Jared Handelsman
Jan Harrison
Jen Hicks
Catherine Howe
Mark Thomas Kanter
Iain Machell
Mitchell Rasor
Suzanne Rees
Christy Rupp
Nadine Slowik
Melinda Stickney-Gibson
Shira Toren
Dion Yannatos
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NIGHT FALLS with Katherine Bowling, Jared Handelsman, Portia Munson & Paul Mutimear

NIGHT FALLS  with  Katherine Bowling, Jared Handelsman, Portia Munson & Paul Mutimear

Group Exhibition August 27th - Sept. 18, 2016 Artist Reception Sat, August 27th, 5-8pm Cross Contemporary Art, 81 Partition St Saugerties, New York 12477
Night Falls is a group show featuring drawings and photographs inspired by the night and what can and cannot be seen. When the sun goes down, most of the world goes to sleep but even in the dark, life continues as plants breathe, nocturnal animals search for food and people dream. Jared HANDELSMAN and Paul MUTIMEAR use photographic processes to capture what is visible under sudden illumination. Moths, plants, the light of the moon and car headlights are often the only evidence of life in their otiose worlds. Drawing with vine charcoal, Katherine BOWLING tracks the dark shadows cast by unruly plants. By daylight, these plants take the pleasing form of flowers yet their negative forms cast a sinister opposite on paper. Portia MUNSON explores life's dark side in her digital scans of deceased birds and flowers and in her sculptural assemblages of bones and cradles. Ms. Munson's digital prints evoke the Victorian tradition of honoring the beauty of past life while her sculptural assemblage of bones in a baby carriage serves as an ironic "memento mori" of the close proximity of birth and death. Between the percussion of the photographic moment and the elongated study of drawing and arranging and scanning forms, "Night Falls” presents a range of materials and temporal studies of the unconscious life and of the life of the night.
Night Falls with Katherine BOWLINGJared HANDELSMANPortia MUNSON and Paul MUTINEER opens Sat. August 27th and is on view through Sept. 18th banner About The ARTISTS: Katherine BOWLING: Since her emergence in 1980s, Katherine Bowling has been well respected as an American painter and printmaker. Ms. Bowling has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and the Fisher Landau Center in New York City, as well as many institutions and museums throughout the United States. Jared HANDELSMAN:  In Night Falls, Jared Handelsman will be showing his large scale landscape photograms. Handelsman has had solo exhibitions at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, The Center for Photography, Woodstock NY, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA., and Rockland County Museum, Nyack, NY., Handelsman has received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, The Fine Arts Center in Provincetown and Vassar College. Portia MUNSON: Portia Munson works in photography, painting, sculpture & installation, a concern for the environment is an overarching theme in her work. She has shown her work in major public and private exhibition spaces since the early 1990s. Munson is represented by PPOW gallery, NYC. Recent public installations include light-boxs at the Bryant Park subway station for the MTA(New York), a permanent MTA installation at Fort Hamilton Parkway station in Brooklyn (“D” line).  And a large piece at the Albany International Airport (Albany, N.Y.).  Munson has taught at New York University, Yale School of Art, Vassar College and SUNY Purchase. Paul MUTIMEAR: Paul Mutimear is a multi-dimensional artist who uses many tools to investigate the world. Starting out as a musician (performing as Paul Brittan), Mutimear has been drawn to photography as a means of capturing the sudden and unrehearsed moments as he walks through life. He has worked with Oehme Graphics to produce an edition of photo-etchings on paper as well as digitally printing his own photographs on archival paper.  

Ford Crull Solo Painting Exhibit “Red”

Ford Crull Solo Show "Red"

June 25,- July 17th, 2016   

    “Red” is a survey of contemporary symbolist oil and mixed media works by painter Ford Crull that are united by the color Red. Each work of art is a meditation on the power of this primary color as it supports, weaves, balances and directs the energy and composition of Crull’s art .The exhibit ranges from older works to new paintings, and within a variety of styles from different points in the artist’s career.Ford Crull’s paintings and drawings, the symbolism of the color Red, as well as other basic cultural signs and archetypes, have been obsessions he has explored throughout his career as an artist. According to Crull, Red is an especially provocative and powerful color. Throughout time and through every culture, Red is the pigment of violent forces: war, blood, fire and even Hell. However, Red is also the joyful color of Christmas and of valentines. In Indian cosmology, Red, as the first chakra, represents the life force and foundation for all things.  In Ford Crull’s paintings, Red draws upon any and all of these ideas on works covered in open-ended symbols.     These iconographic signs are at once personal and universal such as crosses, hearts, words, numbers and other archetypes found in a range of cultures throughout the centuries. As Jonathan Goodman writes, “Crull has been successful in his combination of the old and the new, demonstrating how an image can call up the past and at the same time be responsive to present conditions in painting. Art like this needs to be taken seriously—not only because of the implications of the image, but also because very few painters are trying to build a bridge across time.” About Ford Crull: Mr. Crull’s work can be found in many important museum and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, Wash. DC, Dayton Art Institute, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Al), as well as numerous international and national corporate and private collections. Ford Crull lives and works in New York City and Woodstock NY.