MAIN GALLERIES 

Left image: Matthew Bliss, "a box in which to hold the night," 2015, mixed media.  Center image: Paula Elliott, "The Thing Is 1.5," 2012, charcoal, pastel, pencil, paint.  Right image: Donise English, "Red Quilt," 2014, encaustic on panel. 

Left image: Matthew Bliss, "a box in which to hold the night," 2015, mixed media. 
Center image: Paula Elliott, "The Thing Is 1.5," 2012, charcoal, pastel, pencil, paint. 
Right image: Donise English, "Red Quilt," 2014, encaustic on panel. 

Matthew Bliss creates small sculptures that give an impression of the monumental. The work brings to mind an urban artifact, but not something randomly discarded and stumbled upon, but rather an artifact that has been carefully considered and crafted with the utmost devotion to detail, like a little industrial jewel. His own description of his work is cryptic, “I make small things of unknowable value.” 

Paula Elliott’s works on paper are derived from the question of: what exactly constitutes a container? By shaping the form with successive layers of charcoal, a density of surface evolves creating an impression of material solidity. The ephemeral effects of the charcoal medium combined with allusion to a three dimensional object create an enigmatic quality that challenges the viewers perception of the work.

Donise English describes her encaustic paintings as visual journeys. The works are created using oil paint and wax in a series of layers with each successive layer responding to previously applied wax or paint. Her residual marks, lines shapes and colors become subject of the work. Some layers obscure earlier marks, some layers enhance those marks, there by taking her on a journey with no preconceived ending. 

Matthew Bliss, small things of unknowable value 

Paula Elliott, THE THING IS and OBJET D'ART 

Donise English, ENCAUSTICS 

January 7 – February 12 

Saturday, January 7
Artist Talk 2pm
Opening Reception 3-5pm

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

CAS UPSTAIRS
Bade Stageberg Cox 

June 2016 December 2017

Open during regular hours for guided tours

Come see our upstairs in progress, model and exhibit now on display. Guided private tours are available daily during regular hours for small groups and walk-ins. 

Design in development by architects Bade Stageberg Cox. To learn more about our capital project, visit our Donations page

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 

Left image: MaryKate Maher, "Map for the Temporary Inhabitant: Orange Line," 2016, collage.  Center image: Elizabeth Riggle, "Overture, for Bob and Ray," 2013, oil on canvas.  Right image: Sui Park, detail from "Her Contour," 2013, cable ties. 

Left image: MaryKate Maher, "Map for the Temporary Inhabitant: Orange Line," 2016, collage. 
Center image: Elizabeth Riggle, "Overture, for Bob and Ray," 2013, oil on canvas. 
Right image: Sui Park, detail from "Her Contour," 2013, cable ties. 

MaryKate Maher
Sui Park
Elizabeth Riggle
THREE DIMENSIONS

March 4 – April 9 

Saturday, March 4
Artist Talk 2pm
Opening Reception 3-5pm

Three artists, three dimensions, three unique perspectives on sculpturain the 21st century. 

 

CAS 2017 EXHIBITION SEASON

Matthew Bliss, Small Things of Unknowable Value
Paula Elliott, The Thing Is and Objet D'Art
Donise English, Encaustics

January 7 – February 12
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

MaryKate Maher / Sui Park / Elizabeth Riggle
Three Dimensions

March 4 – April 9
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

Artists of New Hope Community
April 13 – April 23
Opening Reception 6-8pm 

CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show
co-sponsored by SC BOCES

April 28 – May 21
Opening Reception 5-7pm 

CAS 2017 Summer Members Show
May 27 – June 25
Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Invitational Show
Lavern Kelley Retrospective, curated by Sydney Waller

July 1 – July 30
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Teresa Audet / Frid Branham / Allan Rubin / Walter Stevens
Arboreta

August 5 – September 4
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Mac Adams / Adam Crosson / Kaytea Petro / Carolina Rubio MacWright / Yoav Ruda
Light and Dark

September 9 – October 15
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Elise P. Church, Lost Presence
Barbara Friedman, Strange Bedfellows

October 21 – November 19
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS 2017 Winter Members Show
November 25 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm