Elizabeth Apgar-Smith

December 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

potato bagging - medium-1Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, best known for her impressionistic landscapes of the Schoharie Valley region, cityscapes, still lifes, and depictions of people engaged in everyday living, is currently focusing on an evolving, touring exhibition, Faithful Labors, a tribute to Schoharie County’s farm families. The exhibit opened in spring of 2005 at Wellington’s Herb & Spice Farm Gallery in Schoharie, then moved on to The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, followed by stops at The Old Forge Arts Center, The Rensselaerville Institute, and two summers at the Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown.

The Skidmore College graduate has earned numerous regional and national honors over the years for her pastels, watercolors and oils. She has been featured in articles in two major art magazines, and has had multiple examples of her work included in six books on painting technique.

Elizabeth teaches at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops in Greenville, NY, and offers weekly classes in the spring and fall from her studio in Schoharie. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Capital Region Oakroom Artists.

www.apgarsmith.com

aparsmith@yahoo.com

(518)295-7731

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Helga Prichard

November 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

Helga Prichard studied art and modern dance for pleasure while earning a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. In art the study of shape, color and form and in dance the use of time, space and energy sharpened her awareness of the beauty surrounding us. A realistic landscape painter at first, she now more and more lets her impressions govern the presentation of the subject matter.
During the past 30 years, while teaching modern dance at Union College and at the Schenectady County Community College and raising a family, she studied with local art teachers including Lora Lee Jekkals, Jane Kirstel, Edgar Bazell and Sal Cascio. For the last seven years, she attended workshops by Carol Barnes,  Louise Cadillac, Marilyn Hughrey Phillis, Pat Dews and Mary Todd Beam at Greenville, NY. At present she studies with Karen Rosasco and Betsy Apgar Smith.

CONTACT INFO:
518-377-3562
hhprichard@earthlink.net

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Corey Pitkin

October 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

-6Corey Pitkin is a predominantly self-taught artist living in the southern Adirondack Mountains. Working in oils or pastel, Corey creates award-winning figures and portraits that have been featured in national and international exhibitions, most recently claiming the Outstanding Portraiture Award at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY and the Maryland Pastel Society Award at the Pastel Society of America’s 41st Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! in Manhattan. Corey offers workshops on portraiture in multiple locations around upstate New York.

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Tom Schottman

October 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Tom Schottman is known throughout the region for his abstract sculptures made of stoneware, a type of clay that is fired to a very high temperature. The large sculptures are ideal for outdoor enjoyment. Durable and nonporous, they easily withstand the Northeast winters.  The smaller pieces can also be placed in gardens or they can be enjoyed indoors.

Some of Tom’s work can be seen in the collections of the Schenectady Museum and the Albany Institute of History and Art.  He has had many one-person shows in the area.  His sculptures have frequently been exhibited at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA.

Tom’s work may be seen on his website www.tomschottman.com . He may be contacted at tschottman@nycap.rr.com and at 518 399-5728.  He lives in Burnt Hills.

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George Dirolf

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

DirolfBioPhotoI am a painter, printmaker, and graphic artist.

My paintings range from plein-aire oils to larger scale studio work. Subjects are the landscape, snowplows, and trains. I often incorporate relief text or images into these paintings.

As a printmaker I work in relief prints: woodcuts, wood engravings, and linocuts. Images again derive from the landscape; birds, plants and insects round out my interests, a recent series of engravings are entitled “A Suite for St. Francis”.

I also work in large scale charcoal drawings on mylar, most of these begin with photographic resources I shoot while hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Colorado, and California.

www.georgedirolf.com
georgedirolf@gmail.com

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