Olive Free Library

Art Exhibitions

Olive Free Library’s Exhibitions


The Olive Free Library has created a platform to show and sell the art of regional artists, both established and emerging. This provides art enthusiasts a way to view, appreciate, and purchase local and regional artworks.

The Olive Free Library Association is pleased to present its third annual juried summer art exhibition, titled Reverie (reverie: one pleasantly lost in one’s own thoughts; a daydream). It runs from July 20 to September 7, 2019. The exhibition has been juried by Olive Free Library Exhibition Committee members Elaine Ralston, Linda Schultz, and Kathy Yacoe. Featuring the work of 33 different regional artists, and covering all styles and media, the exhibition is hung in the Olive Library’s spacious Community Gallery.

Participating artists: Mizuyo Aburano, Florence Ancilotti, Leah Brown Klein, Kai Caswell, Sue Cocozza, Marie Cole, Carol Davis, Stewart Dean, Mason Durrin, Stacie Flint, Angela Gaffney Smith, Kristen Garnier, Janet Gunderson, Rebecca Hellard, Janette Kahil, Pat Kelly, Carol LaMonda, Jeremy Lebdiker, Louise Lefkovits, Linda Lynton, Estelle Nadler, Astrid Nordness, Sandra Nystrom, Elaine Ralston, Sandra Scheuer, Linda Schultz, Roberta Sickler, Janet Siskind, Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz, Jan Sosnowitz, Rob Wade, Joyce Washor, and Kathy Yacoe.

Exhibition Dates: July 20 – September 7, 2019
Opening Reception: July 20, 2 – 4 pm

Proudly sponsored by Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, Boiceville Wines and Spirits, Bread Alone, and The Door Jamb.


Joyce Washor

Joyce Washor

Florence Ancilotti

Florence Ancilotti


Please be assured that we have taken precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and staff during these times. If you don’t feel comfortable coming to the opening of the show, please come see the exhibition any time when the Olive Free Library is open to the public.

Here are some of our precautionary measures:
-everybody has to wear a mask when coming into the Gallery space or any other area in the Library
-hand sanitizer will be available in the Community Gallery
-arrows on the floor will show everyone how to move around the room
-most of the furniture will be taken out before the opening leaving only a few chairs inside the room that may not be moved
-there will be no food at the opening, just some small water bottles and juice bottles; nothing that can be shared
-both outside doors to the community room will be open so people don’t have to all enter or leave from the main library entrance.


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 --> click here for call for art details

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

Janet Gunderson

Janet Gunderson

Linda Lynton

Linda Lynton

Angela Gaffney Smith

Angela Gaffney Smith

Natali Bravo-Barbee


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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