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Beneath the Surface by the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley

The Olive Free Library Association is very pleased to present the exhibition Beneath the Surface featuring the works of the members of The Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley. The show will run from May 13 through July 8 with a reception on Saturday, May 20 from 3 – 5 pm and an artists’ meet & greet on Saturday, July 8 from 3 – 5 pm.

The Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley was formed in 2020 as a way for Hudson Valley women photographers to network and support each other in their creative work, especially in the face of the isolation and disconnectedness of the pandemic. Beneath the Surface, a juried selection of work at the Olive Free Library, is their third public exhibition.

Photographs were selected by a curatorial group from among those submitted by thirteen members of the collective: Gail Albert, Ana Bergen, Shari Diamond, Jill Enfield, Lori Grinker, Maria Fernanda Hubeaut, Kay Kenny, Dorothea Marcus, Meryl Meisler, Charley Mitcherson, Susan Phillips, Carla Shapiro, and Ruth Wetzel. Joan Barker, a new member of the collective, assisted with the selection and installation of the show.

Beneath the Surface displays the diversity of the subjects, styles, and techniques of these photographers while at the same time pointing to an underlying commonality. All of the images on display refer to hidden stories, with some of them known to the photographer, while others simply point to a mysterious unknown. Sometimes these photos allude to an inner experience of emotion: to loss, or depression, or excitement, or even joy. Sometimes to the inexorable passage of time, and to what is gone and what remains; and their time frame ranges from the ephemeral effects of water or shadow to the eons of geologic time. They may refer to personal memories, or historical events or cultural issues, or to processes in nature; and they may be moody, meditative, or more documentary in style. But all deliberately evoke reference to something beneath the surface of the literal subject.

Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley website: https://www.womenphotographerscollective.com

Beneath the Surface
Exhibition Dates
: May 13 – July 8, 2023
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 3 – 5 pm
Artists’ Meet & Greet: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 3 – 5 pm

Diane Christi

Maria Fernanda Hubeaut

Joseph Cozad

Shari Diamond

Jan Sosnowitz

Lori Grinker

Jan Sosnowitz

Dorothea Marcus

Jan Sosnowitz

Gail Albert


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: Fabrications, 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

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

November 16, 2024 – January 4, 2025: title TBD, 7th Annual Small Works Show curated by Susan Shaftan Perrin and Jan Sosnowitz

Soul Purpose
Meryl Meisler
Soul Purpose
Ana Bergen
Josh Dorman

Carla Shapiro

Joe D

Ruth Wetzel

Joe D

Susan Phillips


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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