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I See RED
6th Annual Small Works Show with
a benefit concert featuring the B2’s

The Olive Free Library Association is pleased to present its 6th Annual Small Works Show featuring 49 regional Hudson Valley artists displaying 73 works. The exhibition, titled “I See Red” will be displayed in the Library’s Community Gallery, and will run from Saturday, November 18, 2023 through Saturday, January 6, 2024 with an opening reception and concert fundraiser featuring The B2’s on Saturday, November 18, from 3 to 5 pm (benefit concert from 3:30 – 4:30 pm). The concert will take place in the Olive Free Library’s main library room. Drinks and snacks will be provided. A $10 donation is suggested.

Sandra Scheuer and Kathy Yacoe, curators of “I See Red” have, together with other members of the Olive Free Library’s Exhibition Committee, put together a lively and varied (but relating to the theme) exhibition of local and regional artworks, all limited to 12” x 12”, in many different media. The call for art resulted in 141 submissions of which 73 were chosen offering the community a great way to purchase works by local artists (within a 50-mile radius) at affordable prices, just in time for the holidays!

The Olive Free Library’s Exhibition committee is very excited that female vocal group The B2’s has agreed to perform during the Small Works Show’s opening reception, raising funds for its exhibitions program. The November 18 combined art opening and concert event will be one of the highlights of the Library’s holiday season. The B2’s are a Voice Ensemble founded and directed by musician, songleader, arranger, and choral director Debbie Lan. With original arrangements by Debbie, The B2’s eclectic and uplifting repertoire includes songs by Tom Waits, 4 Non Blondes, Agnes Obel, Ma Muse, Rising Appalachia, Sting, and the Indigo girls amongst others. Other B2’s members are Betty Boomer, Ruth Molloy, Suzanne Stokes, Carol Bialy, Noelle Damon, Kathy Flannery, Rita Prusinski, Vicki Koenig, and Donna Greenfield Cullen. A $10 donation is suggested with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Olive Free Library!

Participating “I See Red” artists: Robin Adler, Jim Allen, Samantha Attzs-Martinez, Beverly Bennett, Linda Champanier, Lucille Colin, Chris Collins, Carey Conaway, Amy Cote, Maxine Davidowitz, Cynthia R Dill, Staats Fasoldt, Sharon Frey, Denise Giardullo, Barbara Gordon, Katherine Gray, Karen Heusel, Janette Kahil, Deborah Kittay-Heffler, Robin Kornstein, Carol LaMonda, Piper Levine, Myra Lobel, Kate Masters, Wilma Miller, Ann Morris, Grey Morris, Sylvia Mueller, Sean Nixon, Sandra Nystrom, Jacqueline Oster, Suzanne Parker, Bryan Perrin, Susan Phillips, Geraldine Popko, Elaine Ralston, Joe Reilly, John Scribner, Roberta Sickler, Ann Marie Silvani, Janet Siskind, Jan Sosnowitz, Lisa Starger, Cindy Sumerano, Samantha Taylor, David Vorves, Joyce Washor, Roni Wilder-Guidi, and Kathy Yacoe.

I See RED, 6th Annual Small Works Show
Exhibition Dates
: November 18, 2023 – January 6, 2024
Opening: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 3 – 5 pm
Concert Fundraiser with The B2’s: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Diane Christi

Grey Morris

Joseph Cozad

Sean Nixon

Jan Sosnowitz

Jan Sosnowitz

Jan Sosnowitz

Linda Champanier

Jan Sosnowitz

Sandra Nystrom

OLIVE FREE LIBRARY'S EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2024

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
Soul Purpose

Karen Heusel

Josh Dorman

John Scribner

Joe D

Janette Kahil

Joe D

Elaine Ralston

Joe D

The B2’s, female vocal ensemble who will perform a benefit concert on Saturday November 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm at the Olive Free Library

PAST EXHIBITIONS 2019 - 2024

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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