Sailboat Gala Auction – Sept. 15, 2018 Saturday 5 pm Cocktails & Buffet – Auction: 6:30 pm

SPAF Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, 169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties, NY

Painted Sailboat by Kristy Bishop (c) 2018

Painted Sailboat by Kristy Bishop (c) 2018

40 painted wooden sailboats, including this one by Kristy Bishop will be auctioned to benefit charities …Tickets available at Town & Country Liquors, Smith Hardware & Saugerties Chamber Visitor Center …

$25 in advance and $30 at the door of SPAF…  Saugerties Chamber of Commerce – DiscoverSaugerties.com Music by Ian Flanigan.

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Ulster County Art Assn. Meeting Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018 at 7 pm

Senior Center, 207 Market St., Saugerties, NY

Sandra Pysher with her Tonal Paintings in her Studio
Sandra Pysher with her Tonal Paintings in her Studio
"Wintery Day on the Hudson" Oil by Sandra Pysher
“Wintery Day on the Hudson” Oil by Sandra Pysher

Sandra Pysher will be giving a Tonal Painting demonstration at the UCAA Ulster County Art Assn. meeting Tuesday Sept. 4 at 7:15 pm (following a short business meeting at 7 pm) at the Senior Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties, NY. She has won numerous regional art awards in Greene County during the past several years. UCAA meets every first Tuesday of each month with the exception of the second Tuesday on November 13, 2018. Guests are welcome to attend. Annual dues: $20 for members. FMI: Kristy Bishop, UCAA president, 845-246-8835

KBS Summer Art School

August 2018

Aubrey Phelan (6)
Aubrey Phelan (6)

Daughter of Sarah Cardarelli, Aubrey shows great talent for painting at such a young age. I am blessed to get to know so many very dear young children over the years as a private art teacher.

KBS offers Art Classes for Children of All Ages

147 Market Street, Saugerties, NY 12477

Madison MacCormick (7)
Madison MacCormick (7)
Lexi Maestri (7) with Art Assistant Katelyn Noecker at KBS
Lexi Maestri (7) with Art Assistant Katelyn Noecker at KBS

 

Christian Maestri (9)
Christian Maestri (9)

There will be two art classes on Wednesdays in September 2018 for young artists ages 6 – 9 at KBS . Hours: 4 – 5 pm and 5 – 6 pm $25 per class. Limit per class: 6 students. Please call to reserve a seat. 845-246-8835 (Older children will be meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays – after school hours)

Plein-Air Painting and Studio Tour Information

147 Market Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 (845)246-8835

Front: Teresa Herzog, (L) Anne Hoffstatter and (R) Adele Hemsworth
Front: Teresa Herzog, (L) Anne Hoffstatter and (R) Adele Hemsworth

Adult students from the Kristy Bishop Studio are enjoying “plein-air” (out of doors) painting at Falling Waters in Glasco, NY. Classes like this will be offered in August 2018: Fee: $25. Must bring supplies: acrylics or oils, brushes, palette, palette knife, easel, water in a closed container, bug spray, apron, chair(optional.) Classes are in the morning or late afternoon. Payment is due one week in advance of the class.

 

Demonstration Oil Painting  "Falling Waters" by Kristy Bishop 16" x 20" (c) 2018
Demonstration Oil Painting “Falling Waters” by Kristy Bishop 16″ x 20″ (c) 2018

Gesso textured canvas painted with oils on site and finished in the studio “Falling Waters” will be offered for sale during the Saugerties Artists Studio Tour on Aug. 11 and 12, 2018 at 10 am to 6 pm (both days) at 147 Market Street, Saugerties, NY ( #9 on the map). FMI: 845-246-8835

Acrylic Pouring Method at KBS and UCAA

Erica Krom will demonstrate at UCAA on Aug. 7, 2018 (Details Below)

Abstract by Roxann Creen (c) 2018
Abstract by Roxann Creen (c) 2018
Anne Hoffstatter w/ Acrylic Abstract at KBS
Anne Hoffstatter w/ Acrylic Abstract at KBS
Donna Newkirk, Teresa Herzog and Sally Colclough at KBS 2018
Donna Newkirk, Teresa Herzog and Sally Colclough at KBS 2018
Detail of Abstract by Erica Krom 2018
Detail of Abstract by Erica Krom 2018

Thanks to Erica Krom, some adult students at KBS experimented with the “pouring technique” of creating abstract paintings. An abstract is an art form where the emphasis is placed on the arrangement of forms, lines and colors to produce a desired effect. Generally, there is no recognizable objects in the work unless it is semi-abstract.

With the pouring technique, colors are chosen first; yet, there is little control of where the thin acrylic paint settles on the surface. Pouring medium is a liquid that helps the flow after it is mixed with the acrylic paint.

At our next UCAA Ulster County Art Association meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 7 pm at the Senior Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties, NY – Erica Krom will demonstrate the pouring technique for abstract painting. Members may bring supplies to try it. Guests are welcome to attend and watch the procedure. FMI: Call 845-246-8835 Kristy Bishop, UCAA president.

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Reception at the Barn

July 13, 2018 Friday @ 5 - 7 pm

Chris Bergson Band - Oil on Wood 11" x 14" by Kristy Bishop (c) 2018
Chris Bergson Band – Oil on Wood 11″ x 14″ by Kristy Bishop (c) 2018

A photo of Jimi Hendrix was projected on a screen behind the Chris Bergson Band at The Falcon (night club) in Marlboro, NY. I took this opportunity to capture men with their passions in the form of this oil painting – it is one in a series of People with their Passions in Life.

There will be a Saugerties Artists Studio Tour reception for the public at the barn gallery behind the Kiersted House on  119 Main Street, Saugerties, NY on Friday July 13 at 5 – 7 pm. One work of art by each of the 45 artists on the tour will be exhibited through July 29, 2018…Saturdays  11 – 5 pm and Sundays 1 – 5 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

KBS Summer School for Young Artists

Call to set up an art class 845-246-8835

New Student Avery Scott, aged 7
New Student Avery Scott, aged 7

During the summer, most of the young students take a break from regular classes. During July and August, art classes can be arranged at the parents convenience. $25 for one hour plus a small fee for supplies.  Please call soon…