A Creative Welcome to the New Year From the Gallery Director

Whew! We survived The Wine & Art Auction for The Adaptive Sports Foundation. I honestly don’t think we could have had a more successful evening. The word is out that we went past our goal of raising 30K… to 34K! We wish to thank all that were involved in helping to make it an amazing event. Hudson Wine Merchants, Bistro Brie and Bordeaux, The Adaptive Team, our amazing Sherpa Family… to name a few. I have to admit, my first experience of this event (a gallery tradition for 13 years) was overwhelming, while incredibly inspiring. Windham is an amazing community and I am honored to have become part of it. Of course, we also are grateful for all who attend each year and participate in the auction. We look forward to seeing you all again for our 14th, and please spread the work, bring more friends, and help us outgrow our own venue for this worthy cause.

Some new shows start our year: A lovely meditative study of New York Country Landscapes by Robert J. Schneider graces our South Gallery for the next two months. It’s our first museum curated exhibit, straight from the Fenimore. We’re very proud to host it, and we’ll be having an open discussion with the artist on Saturday January 28th. February will transition out Warm Woods, Crisp Reflections. If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest coming by before February 4th for a final look at Gus Pedersen’s wood, Glenn Abel’s glass landscapes and Krista Dragomer’s charming mixed media natural treasures. It will be followed by Kaleidoscope, a new exhibit I’ve designed to help boost us with some color for Valentines Day and Mardi Gras while introducing interesting perspectives. Artists Marko Shuhan, Glenn Abel, and Maya Farber will be featured in a mixed media array of digital, oil with collage, and glass abstractions.

We’ll be hosting our second Collector’s Forum. We’ve had some great feedback from the attendees of the first, and we’ll be incorporating a slide show into our next. If you have an interest in collecting or selling art, we’ll be discussing how to pick the next potential investment. An excellent open forum to share experiences and questions with others who have experience as we explore some new art trends and learn what to look for.

We continue to grow our framing services. Come play with some of our new samples to see what works well on different types of art. You may get ideas on how to freshen up your own collection, or spice up your next piece. I’m always happy to answer questions or help design a new look.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that Mother Nature is trying to challenge us every step of the way. Yes, we have that perfect snow, and suddenly we have rain. Catching those ideal ski days takes a bit of intuition and luck right along with watching the weather. Here’s a secret for when you get caught on the off day with a change in plans: We’re right here in town; a warm place and a cup of tea or glass of wine to take the edge off after a perfect (or not so perfect) ski day. Hope to see you soon!