Olive Free Library
Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions
FRESH AIR – 5th annual summer group show juried by Jenny Nelson
With a Concert Fundraiser by The Nuggs
The Olive Free Library’s Exhibition committee is very excited that regional band The Nuggs has agreed to perform on the Olive Library’s front lawn, raising funds for its exhibitions program. The July 23 combined art opening and concert event will be one of the highlights of the Library’s summer season. The Nuggs consisting of musical talent Jon Coghill, Amit Shamir, and Sean Tarleton, all residents of Olive, will delight the audience with their tasty groove music, perfect for a summer afternoon of dancing or just enjoying the sounds.
Featuring 45 works by 42 different local and regional artists, covering all styles and media, the exhibition is hung in the Olive Library’s spacious Community Gallery. The participating artists are:
Carol Altarescu, Robert Axelrod, Lauren Basciani, Christina Batch-Lee, Deb Brindis, Eileen Catasus-Chapman, Diane Christi, Maxine Davidowitz, Carol Davis, Stacie Flint, Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes, Steve Hewitt, Barbara Hirth-Strauss, Janette Kahil, Laura Rock Kopczak, Maureen Lohan-Bremer, Mary Anne Malkine, Kate Masters, Wilma Miller, Lois Ostapczuk, Jacqueline Oster, Sandra Nystrom, Susan Paroubek, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Marie Perry-Edwards, Elaine Ralston, Joe Reilly, Leslie Rolnick, Marilynn Rowley, Dominick Santise, Linda Schultz, John Scribner, Rita Sherry, Roberta Sickler, Michelle Sidrane, Amy Silberkleit, Jan Sosnowitz, Judy Stanger, Marianne Van Lent, K. Velis Turan, Joyce Washor, and Roni Wilder.
The show’s call for art resulted in 170 artwork submissions of which 45 works were chosen offering the community a great way to view and purchase works in various media by local and regional artists at affordable prices. This year’s juror of Fresh Air is Jenny Nelson who attended the Maine College of Art in Portland Maine, and is a graduate of Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. She has been living in the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades, including a Residency at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony from November 2004-08. Jenny has been exhibiting for many years nationally and regionally including, Tria Gallery, Manhattan, NY; Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, NC; Carrie Haddad, Hudson, NY; and Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.
At the opening reception one artist will be awarded a $100 prize for Best in Show, and there will also be two Honorable Mentions, all three selected by Jenny Nelson.
Fresh Air: 5th Annual Juried Summer Group Show
Exhibition Dates: July 23 – September 10, 2022
Opening and Concert Fundraiser with The Nuggs: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 3 – 5 pm
OLIVE FREE LIBRARY'S EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2022
January 22 - March 5, 2022: Shifting the Energy, a show of works by Hudson Valley retired art educators curated by Linda Schultz
March 19 - May 7, 2022: Forged in Ink, an exhibition of regional printmakers curated by Maxine Davidowitz and Susanna Ronner
May 21 - July 9, 2022: Behind the Scenes, an exhibition of works by Olive Library Exhibition Committee members
July 23 - September 10, 2022: Fresh Air, 5th annual juried summer group show coordinated by Janette Kahil and Sandra Scheuer, and juried by Jenny Nelson
September 24 - November 5, 2022: Hudson Valley Watercolors, an exhibition of watercolor works curated by Staats Fasoldt
November 19, 2022 - January 7, 2023: Pandemonium, 5th Annual Small Works Show curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine Ralston
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2019 - 2022