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Hudson Valley Watercolors curated by Staats Fasoldt

The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Hudson Valley Watercolors showcasing the works of 24 Hudson Valley artists who have dedicated all or a great amount of their time to creating watercolor artworks. The show, curated by Staats Fasoldt will run from September 24 through November 5, 2022 with an opening on Saturday, September 24 from 3 – 5 pm.

Staats Fasoldt says about this exhibition, “This is a Hudson Valley Watercolors exhibition and I have known all the artists I selected for a long time. I have worked with them and learned from them, and they are artists I admire. In many ways this exhibition is autobiographical, revealing what I have seen and been moved by during my time living in the Hudson Valley. I’ve dreamt of doing a show like this and thank the Olive Free Library for giving me the opportunity.”

About the curator: Staats Fasoldt is President of the Board of the Woodstock School of Art and has taught painting and drawing there for more than 35 years. He is an active member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association, The Art Society of Kingston, and a member of Longreach Arts, the Hudson Valley’s premier mobile Artists Co-op. Staats has an MFA in painting from Suny New Paltz and has had numerous one person and group exhibitions, displaying his watercolors. Staats’s paintings are direct interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method; he is an exponent of the minimal statement.

Participating artists in this show are: Bruce Ackerman, Robert Barnes, Beverly Bennett, Nancy Campbell, Carol Davis, Barry DeBaun, Beth Dixon, Claudia Engel, Staats Fasoldt, Mira Fink, Angela Gaffney-Smith, Betsy Jacaruso, Alex Martin, Kate McGloughlin, Alan McKnight, Linda Novick, Mary Ottway, Walter Pokowitz, Richard Segalman, Susan Silverman, Wayne Sittner, Thomas Stratton, Anna Wang, and Joyce Washor.

Hudson Valley Watercolors
Exhibition Dates
: September 24 – November 5, 2022
Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3 – 5 pm

Diane Christi

Carol Davis

Joseph Cozad

Angela Gaffney-Smith

Jan Sosnowitz

Wayne Sittner


January 20 – March 2, 2024: Now & Then, a show of works by Woodstock School of Art (WSA) students and alumni, juried by Jenne Currie and coordinated by WSA

March 16 – May 4, 2024: In Search of the Goddess, an exhibition focusing on idealized feminine iconography, both ancient and modern, curated by Kathy Yacoe and Sandra Scheuer

May 18 – July 6, 2024: Fabrication, fiber and textiles exhibition curated by Janette Kahil and Linda Schultz

July 20 – September 7, 2024: Monochromatic, 7th Annual Juried Summer Group Show juried by Melinda Stickney-Gibson and coordinated by Nathalie Andrews --> click here for the call for art!

September 21 – November 2, 2024: title TBD, an exhibition curated by Robert Langdon from the Emerge Gallery

November 16, 2024 – January 4, 2025: In the Still of the Night (working title), 7th Annual Small Works Show curated by Susan Shaftan Perrin and Jan Sosnowitz

Soul Purpose

Betsy Jacaruso

Josh Dorman

Staats Fasoldt

Joe D

Anna Wang

Joe D

Alan McKnight


March 16 - May 4, 2024: In Search of the Goddess, featuring ancient and modern ideas of feminine beauty and power, curated by Kathy Yacoe and Sandra Scheuer

January 20 - March 2, 2024: Now & Then, a show of works by Woodstock School of Art (WSA) Students and Alumni, juried by Jenne Currie and coordinated by WSA

November 18, 2023 - January 6, 2024: I See Red, 6th Annual Small Works Show curated by Sandra Scheuer and Kathy Yacoe

September 23 - November 5, 2023: From Soup to Nuts, an exhibition focusing on food in art curated by Elaine Ralston

July 22 - September 9, 2023: Define Beauty, 6th Annual Juried Summer Group Show coordinated by Nathalie Andrews, and juried by Donald Elder

May 13 - July 8, 2023: Beneath the Surface, a photography exhibition by the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley

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

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