Trains on Main
Dec
10
Dec 31

Trains on Main

  • CAS Arts Center

Holiday Trains are pulling onto Main Street in Livingston Manor in 2016! Bring the kids and enjoy this spectacular holiday treat! Grand opening on Saturday, December 10 and running through December 31. 

Amazing model trains and real historical artifacts will be on display at the CAS Arts Center and other businesses around the region throughout December.  

Visitors can enjoy the show up close or looking in the windows even when closed to experience the magical nostalgia of the season. 

Holiday Trains on Main: Grand Opening
Dec
10
Dec 17

Holiday Trains on Main: Grand Opening

  • CAS Arts Center

Holidays Trains are pulling onto Main Street in Livingston Manor in 2016! This nostalgic trip back in time features handmade model trains on view in windows up and down Main Street. To kick off our favorite local tradition, a special Grand Opening party will be held for you to see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, and enjoy free cultural events for all ages! 

From 1pm to 4pm, visitors of all ages are welcome to join our free public opening party. Featuring live music performed by local youths and a visit from Santa Claus himself!

On December 10 and December 17 from 1pm to 4pm, CAS will host free holiday card- and ornament-making workshops for children at the CAS Arts Center. Free classes sponsored by CAS Kids. 

Exhibit Opening: 2017 Kick-Off
Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

Exhibit Opening: 2017 Kick-Off

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for exhibitions of artwork by Matthew Bliss, Paula Elliott, and Donise English, on Saturday, January 7. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 2pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 3-5pm. The exhibition will be on display January 7 - February 12. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Trout Parade 2017
Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

Trout Parade 2017

  • CAS Arts Center

Expect tons of fishy fun for the 13th Annual Trout Parade on Saturday, June 10, 2017! 

For more info, maps, and more, check out the Trout Parade website and connect with us on the Trout Parade Facebook page. We're looking for participants to march, dance, play music, create floats, and much more! 

Photo by Ted Pilonero. 


Elevator Gallery: Crafts Show
Nov
26
3:00 pm15:00

Elevator Gallery: Crafts Show

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society presents the third annual Crafts Show in our Elevator Gallery, featuring artwork and gifts by local artisans. Everything is for sale in this funky show unlike any the holiday season has ever seen. All works on sale from November 26 - December 31. 

Free opening reception on Saturday, November 26 from 3-5pm as part of our day-long holiday celebration featuring the CAS 2016 Winter Members Show. 

Exhibit Opening: CAS Winter Members Show
Nov
26
3:00 pm15:00

Exhibit Opening: CAS Winter Members Show

  • Livingston Manor, NY 12758

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for the 2016 CAS Winter Members Show on Saturday, November 26 from 3-5pm. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on display November 26 - December 31. 

All CAS member artists are invited to submit artwork for the Winter Members Show. Submissions will be accepted October 20 - November 21 during regular gallery hours. For a form and more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/submissions

CAS Member Shows are presented twice annually to showcase artwork made by current CAS members. CAS members also receive discounts on classes, events, and items from participating local merchants. For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/membership

Annual Members Meeting
Nov
26
2:00 pm14:00

Annual Members Meeting

  • CAS Arts Center

All current CAS members are invited to attend the Annual Members Meeting. Join our Executive Director and meet our organization's Board of Directors as we present the year's achievements and look forward to the year to come. Everyone is welcome to stay afterward for a free public reception to celebrate the CAS Winter Members Show. 

Artists Assembly
Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

Artists Assembly

  • CAS Arts Center

A monthly gathering of artists to create what they want and share it with like-minded people. Come and be social at CAS! 

Refreshments provided, but feel free to bring a drink or snack to share. 

Free for CAS members, $5 for non-members. To learn more about membership, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/membership

Film and Talk: The Burmese Harp
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Film and Talk: The Burmese Harp

  • Laundry King

Join CAS at the Laundry King at 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY for a special screening of the classic Japanese film The Burmese Harp (1956), featuring a talkback with Michiko and Steve Levine. 

Director Kon Ichikawa portrayed the decimating effects of World War II from the point of view of the Japanese army in this stirring Oscar-nominated landmark, the first in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. A thoughtful and balanced experience for Veterans Day weekend. 

For a preview of the film, click here to watch the trailer online

Runtime: 116 minutes. Black and white. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. This film is not rated. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains violence and disturbing images. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. Presented as part of the "CAS Film Club" series. 

Play Performance: Richard III
Nov
5
Nov 6

Play Performance: Richard III

  • Laundry King

The Catskill Art Society presents a performance reading of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare, on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 6 at 2pm at the Laundry King. 

Richard III is the Bard's classic tale of despotic ambition for power, perfectly timed for this year's historic election. This performance reading is conceived as a radio play, letting the story fuel the listener's imagination. Presented in an original condensed version from Theater in the Rough, Jerusalem. This reading will be recorded live for WJFF Radio Catskill and aired in November for election week.

Directed by Mimi McGurl. Performed by John Higgins, Cass Collins, Beverly Dally, Wendy Kaufman, Kurt Knuth, Kyoshin Lohr, Toby Poser, Brian Sullivan, Stacy Wakefield, and Rita Wolpert. Music and sound by Nick Forte. 

The play runs approximately 2 hours with one intermission. Tickets are suggested donation $15 in advance, $20 at the door. $10 tickets are offered to students who book in advance. 

Advance reservations are highly recommended. To reserve seats, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Presented as part of our “Year of Shakespeare” at CAS, a festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions.

This program is funded in part by a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage grant, funded by the Sullivan County, NY legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Artists Assembly
Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

Artists Assembly

  • CAS Arts Center

A monthly gathering of artists to create what they want and share it with like-minded people. Come and be social at CAS! 

Refreshments provided, but feel free to bring a drink or snack to share. 

Free for CAS members, $5 for non-members. To learn more about membership, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/membership

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Oct
15
4:00 pm16:00

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Skunk Cabbage Bog, an exhibition of artwork by Leslie Pelino, in the Elevator Gallery on Saturday, October 15 from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display October 15 - November 20. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Exhibit Opening: Tal Gluck / Melinda Wallach
Oct
15
3:00 pm15:00

Exhibit Opening: Tal Gluck / Melinda Wallach

  • Livingston Manor, NY 12758

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Design Poetics, an exhibition of artwork by Tal Gluck, and Walls of Viet Nam, an exhibition of artwork by Melinda Wallach, on Saturday, October 15. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display October 15 - November 20. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Jeff Bank 2017 Calendar Reception
Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

Jeff Bank 2017 Calendar Reception

  • CAS Arts Center

Jeff Bank and Catskill Art Society (CAS) held the eighth annual photo contest, Four Seasons of Nature & Landscapes in Sullivan County, NY, earlier this year to select images for the 2017 Jeff Bank Calendar. The photographers will be on hand for our debut reception. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The new Jeff Bank Calendars will be available for a suggested $5 donation to CAS. 

The Jeff Bank photo contest and calendar initiative is an ongoing partnership between CAS and Jeff Bank. This project was first started by Jeff Bank in 2009 as a way of offering financial support to the local arts community and to give talented photographers a venue to share their work with the public. The calendar has the added benefit of promoting the scenic beauty of Sullivan County to local residents as well as area visitors. Find out more at www.jeffbank.com.

Image: Jeff Bank 2017 Calendar cover photo by Jane Biron. 

DVAA Grant Writing Seminar
Oct
6
5:30 pm17:30

DVAA Grant Writing Seminar

  • CAS Arts Center

A series of upcoming grant writing seminars, hosted by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), will assist artists and organizations in learning effective grant writing, creating a budget, generating ideas, and networking with other artists. The seminars are free, but registration is required. Attendance at a seminar is mandatory for first-time applicants. 

For more information and to register for a seminar, email DVAA Grants Coordinator Mary Greene at dvaagrants@gmail.com, or call 845-252-7576. 

Film and Talk: Chimes at Midnight
Oct
1
7:30 pm19:30

Film and Talk: Chimes at Midnight

  • Laundry King

Join CAS at the Laundry King at 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY for a special screening of the classic film Chimes at Midnight (1965), featuring a talkback with programmer Bradley Diuguid. 

A Shakesperean wintry lament for the “death of Merrie England,” with Welles’ “plump Jack Falstaff” and the forces of life and love versus Keith Baxter’s icily ruthless Prince Hal, with John Gielgud’s King Henry the moral center. One of the last films Welles would direct, this was hailed as a critical triumph and a standout among adaptations of Shakespeare to film. 

For a preview of the film, click here to watch the trailer online

Runtime: 115 minutes. Black and white. This film is not rated. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

Presented as part of our “Year of Shakespeare” at CAS, a festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. Presented as part of the "CAS Film Club" series. 

Exhibit Opening: CAS Invitational Show
Sep
3
3:00 pm15:00

Exhibit Opening: CAS Invitational Show

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for the first annual CAS Invitational Show, featuring artwork by Michael Osterhout and Marianna Rothen curated by Robin Winters, on Saturday, September 3. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display September 3 - October 10. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Laundry King: The Borscht Belt
Sep
3
2:00 pm14:00

Laundry King: The Borscht Belt

  • Laundry King

Marisa Scheinfeld will speak at the Laundry King on Saturday, September 3 at 2pm, where she will show selections from her photographic series and upcoming book which contains 129 photographs and a selection of Borscht Belt ephemera. Her book will be available for pre-order. Co-sponsored by the Livingston Manor Free Library

Today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Her assembled images of abandoned, demolished, and repurposed buildings are significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish history and Catskill history. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. The Borscht Belt will be released on October 4, 2016 by Cornell University Press

Laundry King: NFS / House Guest / Plan 23 Concert
Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

Laundry King: NFS / House Guest / Plan 23 Concert

  • Laundry King

NFS joins House Guest and Plan 23 to bring experimental electronic music to the Laundry King on Saturday, August 27. 

Plan 23 delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient to noise, drone to electronic they are redefining psychedelic music for the 21st century. The live shows are extended, sensory captivating, audio-visual experiences that bend one's perception of time & space.

Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2012, Plan 23 is DOK GREGORY [Amoeba Technology, ZGT, Silence Corporation, Psychic TV, Trance Pop Loops, Ransom Corps], PETER PRINCIPLE [Tuxedomoon, ZGT], KARL SCHOLZ [ATTN:, Greything, Rubalad], JEREMY D. SLATER aka "( )" [ROTC, Frogwell, tu, EMP, Sonic Front], and WvS [Ab Uno Pluribus, Data Nerds]. 

Live Visuals by: 
Seej
(www.seej.net

vj Lady Firefly
(www.fireflylab.com

Doors open at 6pm, showtime at 6:30pm. Suggested donation $8. 

Film Screening: Kid Flix! with Icehouse Arts
Aug
13
7:30 pm19:30

Film Screening: Kid Flix! with Icehouse Arts

  • Laundry King

Join Ron Littke of Icehouse Arts for this screening of short films created by local youths in our week-long workshop, plus a curated selection of live-action and animated shorts inspired by their work. 

Runtime TBD, about 65 minutes. For all ages. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

Laundry King: Faces of India
Aug
6
4:00 pm16:00

Laundry King: Faces of India

  • Laundry King

Come to the Laundry King for the opening reception for Faces of India, an exhibition of photographs by Doug Hilson, from 4-7pm on Saturday, August 6. The exhibition will on display Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm through August 27. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/laundryking.

Catskill Back Forty Revival
Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

Catskill Back Forty Revival

  • Catskill Brewery

The Catskill Brewery and Dan Smalls Presents are proud to bring you the inaugural Catskill Back Forty Revival. 

Saturday, August 6th, noon to dark, $35 per person
at the Catskill Brewery, 672 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor, NY

Featuring incredible musicians: The Felice Brothers, Steve Gunn, Big Mean Sound Machine, The Last Superpower 

Sponsored by Catskill Mountainkeeper and Catskill Art Society. For tickets, visit the Catskill Brewery website

Concert: Weekend of Chamber Music Gala
Jul
30
8:00 pm20:00

Concert: Weekend of Chamber Music Gala

  • CAS Arts Center

The annual Weekend of Chamber Music Gala Concert at the CAS Arts Center for the first time. Program: Weesner, Mother Tongues; Dusapin, Itou; St. Saëns, La Flûte invisible; André Cablet, Viens! Une flûte invisible soupire; Schönberg, Pierrot lunaire. 

With Ensemble Accroche Note of France (Françoise Kubler, soprano and Armand Angster, clarinet), Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Tannis Gibson, piano. 

Tickets $35. For advance reservations, email weekendofchambermusic@gmail.com or call 845-887-5803. 

Exhibit Opening: Donald Keefe / Sarah Tortora
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Exhibit Opening: Donald Keefe / Sarah Tortora

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for The Inauspicious Present, an exhibition of artwork by Donald Keefe, and Ascendants, an exhibition of artwork by Sarah Tortora, on Saturday, July 30. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 30 - August 28. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Exhibit Opening: Pop-Up Show in Hurleyville
Jul
29
5:00 pm17:00

Exhibit Opening: Pop-Up Show in Hurleyville

  • Former Nadia's Restaurant

Come to Hurleyville for the opening reception for our pop-up exhibition Pop! Selections from the 2016 CAS Summer Members Show from 5-8pm on Friday, July 29. The exhibition will on display Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am-5pm through August 14. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Discovery. See their exciting plans for the town of Hurleyville, also on display, all at the former Nadia's Restaurant at 222 Main Street in Hurleyville, NY. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Image: Madelon Jones, Flight, 2014, paint on paper.

Laundry King: Concert feat. NFS
Jul
23
6:30 pm18:30

Laundry King: Concert feat. NFS

  • Laundry King

Livingston Manor’s NFS have resolved to bear the burden, however great, to bring forth from the penury of musical excellence, what will prove to be their aural apotheosis. Devoted to the sublimity of the sacred sound of spheres, acting with humility, to birth the heretofore but dimly intuited liturgical ambrosia which is our want and duty to humankind. 

Doors open at 6:30pm, showtime at 7:15pm. For info or advance reservations, contact us at info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Jul
22
4:00 pm16:00

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for what we hold close / what we let go, an exhibition of artwork by Beth Heit, in the Elevator Gallery on Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 22 - August 28. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

CAS Gala at the Beaverkill Valley Inn
Jul
9
6:00 pm18:00

CAS Gala at the Beaverkill Valley Inn

  • Beaverkill Valley Inn

Our Second Story: Join us and hear about how the Catskill Art Society is moving up to the next level. 

You are invited to attend the Second Annual CAS Gala on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Beaverkill Valley Inn from 6pm to 9pm. 

Over locally sourced food and drinks, we will honor community figures, share our progress in the arts, and look forward to building our future. 

Guest of Honor: NYS Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther 

Sorry, tonight's event is sold out. We hope you will join us for our next fundraiser and continue your support! 

Exhibit Opening: Tara Kopp / Jenna Lucente
Jun
25
3:00 pm15:00

Exhibit Opening: Tara Kopp / Jenna Lucente

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for With Amazing Scenes Like These, an exhibition of artwork by Tara Kopp, and Limited Landscapes, an exhibition of artwork by Jenna Lucente, on Saturday, June 25. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display June 25 - July 24. 

This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Free Day of Yoga
Jun
14
4:30 pm16:30

Free Day of Yoga

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society is pleased to present yoga instructor Jane Mann for a “Free Day of Yoga” on Tuesday, June 14. Come see if yoga is right for you! Jane Mann of Right Foot Yoga offers classes that combine a variety of music genres with a Hatha Vinyasa flow-style blend. Yoga benefits the human mind, body, and soul by increasing focus, awareness, confidence, strength, balance, and flexibility. Anyone can learn how to start every day on the “right foot!”

Two sessions of mixed level Vinyasa flow yoga, a perfect intro to beginners, in two sessions: 4:30pm to 5:45pm OR 6:00pm to 7:15pm

All people ages 13 and up are welcome to attend. Bring your own mat or use ours. Wear comfortable clothing. If you like what you experience, check our Janey's series of yoga classes on our Classes page.

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery
Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery

  • CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Quasi, an exhibition of artwork by Fernando Colón-González, in the Elevator Gallery on Saturday, June 4 from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display June 4 - July 17. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits

Laundry King: Bare Bones
Jun
3
5:00 pm17:00

Laundry King: Bare Bones

  • Laundry King

Come to the Laundry King for the opening reception for Bare Bones, an exhibition of artwork curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Naomi Teppich, from 5-8pm on Friday, June 3. The exhibition will on display Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm through June 26. 

We revere skulls and bones but we’re scared of them, too; they are grotesque reminders of our own mortality and vivid symbols of death. Whether treated as comical or macabre, human bones make us uncomfortable. Fossils, however, are another story. We are fascinated with fossils, which represent a faraway world where wondrous creatures lived and breathed. They evoke the passage of time and its imprint on the material world. In Bare Bones, artists react to the many aspects – human, cultural, social, aesthetic – of human, animal, and prehistoric bones. Featuring work by Robyn Almquist, Don Downs, Eva Drizhal, Elizabeth Ennis, Emanuelle Gauthier, Jan Harrison, Lynne Mayocole, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, David Sandlin, Michael Staats, and Naomi Teppich. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/laundryking.

Concert: Weekend of Chamber Music
May
28
3:00 pm15:00

Concert: Weekend of Chamber Music

  • CAS Arts Center

Mystery, Melodrama, and Pierrot Lunaire. An in-depth look and listen to Schönberg’s 1912 masterpiece Pierrot lunaire, a major component of WCM’s 2016 season, through art, poetry, performance, and discussion. 

This event is free and open to the public. For advance reservations, email weekendofchambermusic@gmail.com or call 845-887-5803.