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The CCCA is facing challenging financial issues that force us to reassess our current situation. We are reaching out to you, our valued members, for your input, your thoughts and ideas, as we travel on the road to solutions.

Our income is generated primarily through grants from New York State, Columbia County, the City of Hudson, foundations and private individuals. We generate funds through fundraising events, donations and membership support. Gallery commissions on art sales, submission fees and hanging fees also account for a small percentage of income.

Within the past few years, CCCA’s grant income has been cut by 20 to 25%. A major private, beloved benefactor recently passed away, resulting in a significant shortfall in our operating budget. In January, our rent in the gallery was increased by 25%. Sales of artworks have not been sufficient to meet our needs. WE ARE IN AN UNSUSTAINABLE SITUATION.

Through our 50-year history, there have been ups and downs, but CCCA has always been resilient, adapting to circumstances as needed. Presently, we recognize the need to make changes in order to continue operating as an organization. In an effort to serve our membership most effectively, we are reaching out to you for your input as we assess our options.

We ask that you please take a few moments to complete a survey which has been created to gather information from you, our membership and supporters, so that we can better-serve artists of all kinds and our community in ways that matter and help us continue on the path of providing arts programming, opportunities for artists and enrichment in the arts throughout our community in even bigger and better ways for the coming 50 years!

Thank you for your caring input. Please Click Here to

Discounts for the Creative Arts Community!

at these fine retailers, restaurants
and service establishments and receive
10-20% DISCOUNTS on your purchases.

Arlene’s Artist Materials
Bodhi Holistic Spa
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
FACE Stockholm
Hudson Supermarket
J. Damiani Gallery
Jonathan’s Computers
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The Lux Farm: Web Design & Photography
Masterpiece Gifts & Framing
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

Thank You


New York State Council on the Arts
Columbia County Board of Supervisors
The Bob and Marilyn Laurie Foundation
Hudson Development Corporation
Sharp Electronics
Rheinstrom Hill Foundation

CCCA Fundraising 2011 An inspiring letter from CCCA Executive Director Cynthia Mulvaney reminds us of the value of the arts—visual, performing, and cultural—for bringing people together, opening eyes to new perspectives, and celebrating diversity.
Help Secure the Future of the Arts in Columbia County→

Special Thanks to all CCCA Donors for supporting Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts in Columbia County!

Link to CCCA Donors

Join the growing list of donors and help support the thriving arts community in Columbia County.

Please Join Us For Our Summer Fundraiser:

Design/Illustration by Arlene Boehm

Open Summer Viewing Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
July 23rd to September 10th
(self guiding maps on front porch)

Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA) invites you to a special event—a season-long outdoor sculpture show. Over 50 sculptures dot the landscape in a beautiful 15 acre exhibit site. Stroll through rolling meadows and wooded paths with pond-side and stream-side sculptures by local and regional artists.

Viewing hours extend into the summer! Grab a sculpture location map from the front porch and take the self guided tour on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, from July 23rd to September 10th.

John Cooley
has displayed his work in numerous juried shows in the Hudson Valley, Massachusetts and Michigan. He was educated at Syracuse University (BA & MA), with a PhD in American studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In reference to his own work, Cooley says: “I am attracted to three-dimensional art and typically work with wood and other natural materials.” Sculpture show is located at Mr. Cooley’s residence in Chatham.

Stepan Kubicek creates welded metal sculpture in the Hudson Valley. He is inspired by the natural and industrial world and utilizes both new steel and salvaged machinery. Steve’s work ranges in size and style, but is almost always in steel, and allowed to weather.

For More Information please contact John Cooley via email:

Donate to CCCA
CCCA is in a process of reorganizing and downsizing, therefore membership services are suspended at the present time. Though we are not accepting membership dollars at this point, we are gladly accepting tax deductible donations. Please use the PayPal link provided on our DONATE page to support the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
Thank you!

Note to Members Using AOL
We have been informed that some CCCA members using AOL e-mail accounts are not receiving CCCA communications. This is most likely due to heightened AOL security settings. If a member chooses to work around by creating a separate gmail account, please notify CCCA of the new alternative e-mail address.

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