MAIN GALLERIES 

Left image: Donald Keefe, Patience, acrylic, charcoal, graphite on canvas.  Right image: Sarah Tortora, Junction, MDF. 

Left image: Donald Keefe, Patience, acrylic, charcoal, graphite on canvas. 

Right image: Sarah Tortora, Junction, MDF. 

Donald Keefe, THE INAUSPICIOUS PRESENT 

Sarah Tortora, ASCENDANTS 

July 30 - August 28

Saturday, July 30
Artist Talk 3pm
Opening Reception 4-6pm

Both artists are observers of the human condition, though the lenses through which they make their observations are very different. 

Tara Kopp paints miniature objects, specific enough to depict what they represent, yet in their ambiguity they convey a universality of human existence. The objects in her paintings model the American dream, but that dream is contrasted with the prosaic tasks and emotions embodied in the paintings. The paintings are glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative and are fictional constructions of specific moments in time. 

Nature is at odds with the subjects in the paintings of Jenna Lucente. Her work portrays a moment of tension between animal kingdom and the natural environment due to ongoing human interference which challenges the animal’s role in nature. 

 

ELEVATOR GALLERY 

Beth Heit, 80 Winthrop Street, 2008, repurposed valise, brown stoneware clay, artists' papers, collage, photographs, found objects. 

Beth Heit, 80 Winthrop Street, 2008, repurposed valise, brown stoneware clay, artists' papers, collage, photographs, found objects. 

Beth Heit, WHAT WE HOLD CLOSE / WHAT WE LET GO

July 22 - August 28

Opening Reception
Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm

The enigmatic work of Donald Keefe explores a sense of foreboding of the future that exists within the malaise of contemporary culture.  The work seeks to relate the present to the past with the intent of questioning the possibility of universal decay.  The drawings and paintings embody a critique of the hubris of mankind, represented by piles of debris and desolate landscapes.  In the calamitous elegance of the work, the artist strives to find hope in the wreckage, an optimism to alter the course of the present for a future that will transcend the failures of today. 

Sarah Tortora’s work derives influence from modern sculpture. Her fabricated sculptures and structures contain references to architecture, art history, furniture and utilitarian fixtures. Tortora’s sculptures incorporate the walls not only as a passive support structure, but also in a manner that highlights the physical presence of the art gallery in which they are shown.  Her aim is to provoke a dialogue between the viewer and the art. 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

CAS UPSTAIRS

Bade Stageberg Cox

June 2016 - September 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

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

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

POP! 
SELECTIONS FROM THE 2016
CAS SUMMER MEMBERS SHOW 

July 29 - August 14

Saturday, July 29
Opening Reception 5-8pm

On display at 222 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10am-5pm

The Catskill Art Society presents Pop! Selections from the 2016 CAS Summer Members Show in a special pop-up exhibition, co-sponsored by the Center for Discovery, at the former Nadia’s Restaurant at 222 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY from July 29 through August 14. 

Summer is a storied time in the Catskills as it is famously wrapped up in our history, economy, and lifestyle. It’s also the time of the much-anticipated CAS Summer Members Show, featuring local artists from across the area with a diverse body of work in all styles and mediums. All artwork is available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the artists and the nonprofit CAS Arts Center. 

This year, CAS assembled an independent jury panel to select Best-of-Show awards from the pieces comprising the Summer Members Show. Reviving this long-standing tradition of recognizing exceptional artwork from local artists, these medal winners now travel the region displayed in pop-up exhibitions in unconventional venues throughout the summer.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 

 

Mike Osterhout
Marianna Rothen
ADRENALINE HONEY 

Invitational Show
curated by Robin Winters 

September 3 - October 10

Saturday, September 3
Artist Talk 3pm
Opening Reception 4-6pm

Not for the faint of he(art), $ORRY. 

 

CAS 2016 EXHIBITION SEASON 

Daniel Angeli, Into the Storm
Candy Spilner, Paintings

January 30 – February 28
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

Artists of New Hope Community
curated by Sue Petry

March 3 – March 13
Opening Reception 6-8pm 

Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard / Patrick Duffy / Jayoung Yoon
Intricate Realities

March 19 – April 17
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

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

April 23 – May 15
Opening Reception 11am-2pm 

CAS Summer Members Show
May 21 – June 19
Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Tara Kopp, With Amazing Scenes Like These
Jenna Lucente, Limited Landscapes

June 25 – July 24
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Donald Keefe, The Inauspicious Present 
Sarah Tortora, Ascendants 
July 30 – August 28
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Invitational
Mike Osterhout / Marianna Rothen
curated by Robin Winters
September 3 – October 10
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

Tal Gluck, Design Poetics
Melinda Wallach, 
Walls of Viet Nam
October 15 – November 20
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Winter Members Show
November 26 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm