SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (April 1, 2012) – The Catskill Artists Gallery (CAG) has become a gallery without walls. After nine years, the artistic collective has vacated their “bricks-and-mortar” location on Main Street in Liberty, NY to take on new ventures. While they were reluctant to close the gallery, economic considerations prevailed, but they are now excited to explore new avenues that may not have been explored had the physical venue remained open.
Three former consignors have joined with the five original members to create a vibrant new CAG. In addition, three main ventures are being developed: shows at local venues; art and craft fairs in the area and farther afield; and a stronger web presence that includes online sales.
CAG will be exhibiting locally this summer at the Liberty Museum and the Old Stone House in Hasbrouck. They have always participated in local art and craft shows, including Riverfest, Bethel Woods Harvest Market and various holiday shows. This participation will continue, but they are also taking their show on the road to such locales as Nyack, Binghamton and New Jersey in order to bring our work to a whole new audience.
Particularly exciting to the group is the total revamping of the gallery’s website to create a compelling graphic look and to enable selling online. On the website you will find photos, biographies and event information. Each member has a page or pages showing and offering his or her work for sale.
And there’s also a blog, where each artist will be posting blog entries discussing their philosophy, latest projects, and the twists and turns between idea and finished work. The website is available at www.catskillartistsgallery.com, where you can also sign up for an e-mail list.
Members of the new CAG are: Nada Clyne – mixed media and jewelry; Robert Friedman – sculpture and painting; Cate Gundlah – fused glass, stained glass and jewelry; Margaret Helthaler – photography and mixed media; Kathy Jeffers – pottery, clay sculpture and jewelry; Tom Kelemen – photography; Buff McAllister – textile art and jewelry; and Hank Schneider – woodwork and photography.
Other contact information for CAG: PO Box 261, Liberty, NY 12754, and 845-434-2987.