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Ca’Mea Restaurant
Carousel Antique Center
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Casa Urbana Apothecary Salon
Chatham Bookstore
DA|BA Restaurant
Davis Orton Gallery
Deborah Davis Fine Art
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J. Damiani Gallery
Jonathan’s Computers
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Mexican Radio
Millay Colony for the Arts
Ornamentum Gallery
Park Row Gallery Inc.
Red Dot Restaurant
Rhinebeck Eye Care
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Steiner Sports
The Sycamore Garden Center and Nursery
Tom Swope Gallery
VICO Restaurant

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Columbia County Board of Supervisors
The Bob and Marilyn Laurie Foundation
Hudson Development Corporation
Sharp Electronics
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Please join us as we celebrate the Fourth Annual “En Plein Air Paint-Out, Exhibit & Auction” July 9, 10, 11, & 12, 2015 at Olana Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY

Landscape photo by Beth Schneck Photography. Design & Illustration © by Arlene Boehm.

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful grounds of Olana Historic Site, the home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Thirty of the country’s finest artists will be painting ‘en plein air’ (outdoors) beginning this day. Visitors have the opportunity to watch them as they create original works of art from the amazing views surrounding them.

Painting continues! Artists may be viewed painting on site throughout the day. (7am – dusk)

Third and final day of painting! Artists will deliver their ‘wet canvases’ to the Wagon House Education Center by 12:00 pm where artwork will be installed for event guests to view during a special cocktail hour followed by a live auction beginning at 5:00 pm.

Artist Tent Sale! A selection of participating artists will offer additional works for sale under the tent near the Wagon House Education Center from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come and see more of the amazing work they create and have the opportunity to purchase additional works of art from your favorite artists. Free and open to the public. For more information on the Tent Sale visit:

Thirty plein air artists will capture one of the most famous sites in America and the 19th century home, studio and designed landscape of Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church. The 250-acre historic estate features a Persian-inspired mansion and five miles of carriage drives, many of which traverse the property developed in much the way that Church created his can- vases, with strategically-revealed vistas of one of the most strikingly beautiful places in the Hudson Valley.

Creating Landscapes within the Landscape Plein-Air Paint Out and Festival at Olana – Purchase Tickets Here through Olana.

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Photo courtesy of Daniel Region:

Come Visit Our Newest CCCA Gallery Show:
“BODYWORKS: Cars, Trucks, Bikes & Tattoos”

Featuring the work of area artists in all mediums related to “moving vehicles” and/or “tattoos”.

Artwork above: Design ©2015 by Arlene Boehm.

Exhibition Dates:
May 30 – July 25, 2015
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Juror: BILL SINCLAIR is an area photographer, author, vintage car expert and owner of antique autos. His 1950 Ford was featured on the promotional postcards for the CCCA’s “Furgary” show. He is author and illustrator of the series “Thunder Road Motor Works” and “Woodworker” books. Bill’s career was spent as a technical engineer, automotive mechanic, builder of vintage cars and a race car driver. Bill is an avid WWII historian, airplane enthusiast and memorabilia collector. We are extremely lucky to have Bill as a Board Member of the CCCA and have greatly benefited from his technical expertise in mounting displays and shows.

Participating Artists: Keith Batten, Kristy Bishop, Arlene Boehm, Ken Bovat, C. Michael Bufi, Denise B. Chandler, Gerald Cooley, John Cooley, Chris DeMarco, Olive Farrell, J. Pierre Gontier, Ron Harrington, Karen Hummel, Peter Keitel, Gretchen Kelly, Viktor Klinger, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Jeannie LoVullo, Dan McCormack, James Molloy, Cynthia Mulvaney, Chris Petruccio, Daniel Region, R.J. Rosegarten, Trudi Roth, Lori Rothstein, Bill Shaughnasey, Cecelia Sinclair, Paul Solovay, Doug Stalker, Sarah Sterling, Ken Tannenbaum, Scott Taylor, Richard Trachtman, Karl Volk, and Steve Wildermuth.

Please Click Here to see fun photos from our opening reception!

For further information, please call 518-671-6213 or email:

“ROOSTERS & PEARS” A show featuring artworks in all media!

Design and Illustration Above © by Arlene Boehm.

Exhibition Dates:
August 1 – Sept. 26, 2015
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 1,
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Meet Our Juror! Karen Hummel is a former art educator and Art Department Chair. After 33 years, she stepped away to pursue her own artistic journey. She also served as Gallery Director, Vice President, and President of the Columbia County Council on the Arts.

Karen has embraced and is inspired by the Hudson Valley, having grown up in the southern part of this beautiful region. She works in a wide variety of media and subject matter, mostly focusing on and inspired by the natural world, particularly regional landscapes, botanicals, and livestock. She maintains a studio in her Columbia County home.

Karen mounted a large one woman show in 2012, East Greenbush Library, and has been in numerous group shows in the region including the old Malden Bridge School of Art where she won select recognition for her work by Norman Rice, former director of the Albany Institute of History and Art; many shows at the Columbia County Council on the Arts; Kinderhook Memorial Library; Columbia Greene Community College; National Upholstering Gallery in Albany; The Living Room Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands (where her photography received an award; JK Bloom Jewelers, Troy; Classic Country, East Chatham; Old Chatham Country Store. Her work is in many private collections.

She will be exhibiting at the Kaaterskill Gallery, Columbia Greene Community College, this coming November.

Karen has participated in the Olana Plein Air event for the last three years and is a member of the Columbia County Plein Air Artists.

Besides drawing, painting, mixed media, and digital photography, Karen is collaborating on a drawing book at this time, co-president of the Kinderhook Education Foundation,an Ellsworth Kelly Endowment through Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and teaching privately. She also teaches some workshops at the Art School of Columbia County and The Living Room Gallery at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

For further information, please call 518-671-6213 or email:

Design by Arlene Boehm

We regret that Chatham Meadows Sculpture Show is postponed for now. Please STAY TUNED to our website for further details.

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