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 2023
January 21 – March 4, 2023: I Dreamed a Garden, a show of works by members of Longreach Arts, a Hudson Valley artist cooperative, coordinated by Carol Pepper-Cooper and Linda Schultz
March 18 – May 7, 2023: cARTography: alternate routes, an exhibition focusing on artists that incorporate maps in their artwork, curated by Jan Sosnowitz
May 13 – July 8, 2023: Beneath the Surface, a photography exhibition by members of the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley
July 22 – September 9, 2023: Define Beauty, 6th Annual Juried Summer Group Show coordinated by Nathalie Andrews, and juried by Donald Elder --> click here for CALL FOR ART details.
September 23 – November 4, 2023: From Soup to Nuts, an exhibition of works focusing on food in art curated by Elaine Ralston
November 18, 2023 – January 6, 2024: I see RED, 6th Annual Small Works Show co-curated by Sandra Scheuer and Kathy Yacoe
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2019 - 2022
March 18 - May 7, 2023: cARTography: alternate routes, an exhibition focusing on artists that incorporate maps in their artwork, curated by Jan Sosnowitz
January 21 - March 4, 2023: I Dreamed a Garden, featuring LongReach Arts coordinated by Carol Pepper-Cooper and Linda Schultz
November 19, 2022 - January 7, 2023: PANDEMONIUM, 5th Annual Small Works Show curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine Ralston
September 24 - November 5, 2022: Hudson Valley Watercolors, an exhibition of watercolor works curated by Staats Fasoldt
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
May 21 - July 9, 2022: Behind the Scenes, an exhibition of works by members of the Olive Free Library Exhibition Committee
March 19 - May 7, 2022: Forged in Ink, an exhibition of regional printmakers curated by Maxine Davidowitz and Susanna Ronner
January 22 - March 5, 2022: Shifting the Energy, a show of works by Hudson Valley retired art educators curated by Linda Schultz
November 20, 2021 - January 8, 2022: Small is Beautiful, 4th annual small works show curated by Kathy Yacoe
September 25 - November 6, 2021: Skin Deep, a show of works by artists of color curated by Nathalie Andrews and Elaine Ralston
July 24 - September 11, 2021: Eye to Eye, juried annual summer group show coordinated by Jan Sosnowitz and juried by Thomas Sarrantonio
May 22 - July 10, 2021: Between Wind and Water curated by Sandra Scheuer and Linda Schultz
March 20 - May 8, 2021: Across the River: Artists from Hudson Valley East curated by Marie Cole from the Tivoli Artists Gallery
November 21, 2020 - March 6, 2021: Cragsmoor Artists in Olive, show of works by artists from the Cragsmoor Art Colony curated by Ed Mues
September 26 - November 7, 2020: If Only, feminist exhibition curated by Nathalie Andrews
January 25 - March 14, 2020: Student Show: Onteora School District curated by Linda Schultz and Kathy Skura
November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020: Kate McGloughlin, Requiem for Ashokan, The Story Told in Landscape curated by Elaine Ralston
September 21 - November 2, 2019: Ron Denitto, Selected Works curated by Kathy Skura
July 20 - September 7, 2019: Reverie, a juried group show of regional artists
May 18 - July 6, 2019: Go Figure!, a group show of four regional artists' figurative works curated by Linda Lynton
March 23 - May 4, 2019: Enlightened Views, a group show of five Hudson Valley artists curated by Gayle Clark Fedigan