Upstate Art Weekend 2022: The ANTE Edit

There’s nothing more exciting than hitting the open road to go & enjoy a fun art adventure! We are thrilled to have reviewed the offerings on view for the 2022 Upstate Art Weekend, and have selected a very narrow amount of the seemingly endless, not-to-be-missed art hotspots that put Hudson Valley on the art map!

Galleries/Project Spaces

Available Items | The exhibit on view, “Going to Country,” plays on rural tropes featuring over ten NY-based artists working across art and design categories. The site is conveniently located in Tivoli, NY.

Headstone Gallery | The compelling show on view, a solo of works on paper by artist Ashley Eliza Williams, is worth a stop when passing through Kingston, NY. Entitled “Urgent Beings,” the inventive work is exciting and inviting in equal measure.

LABSpace | Ready to be immersed in work by living artists? Over 50+ contemporary artists spanning multiple mediums are presented in the show on view at this site for Upstate Art Weekend.

Elijah Wheat Showroom | Multi-disciplinary artist Ian McMahon is featured in the Upstate Art Weekend presentation by Elijah Wheat Showroom in Newburgh, NY. Savvy guests will visit on Sunday, when a performative action by the artist is sure to mesmerize guests.

Image courtesy Elijah Wheat Showroom.

Museums, Institutions & Site-Specific

The Dorsky Museum | The respected Dorsky Museum features a group show re-imagining our material culture in the contemporary moment. The 15th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition is entitled “Hudson Valley Artists 2022: The Material, The Thing,” and provides plenty to contemplate.

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College | Three compelling exhibitions currently attract guests to the Hessel Museum, including Martine Syms: Grio College. Intermittent exhibition tours will also take place over the weekend.

Magazzino Italian Art | If you haven’t yet had a chance to pass through Magazzino, this is the moment. Along with their stunning collection of Arte Povera masterpieces, a solo show by Italian artist Piero Gilardi beckons guests to Cold Spring.

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum | Woodstock is one of the longest-running creative meccas operating in the Hudson Valley Area, and an anchor of the arts in the Catskills. Join artist Marielena Ferrer for a series of workshops after admiring the four exhibitions currently on view at the space.

Artwork by Carolyn Oberst, Saugerties, NY.

Artist Residencies, Artist-Run Spaces & Studios

The Birdhouse Gallery: “P&D and Mini Me” featuring Jeanne Tremel, J.G. Crimmins, Patricia Fabricant, Kerry Law, Joe Piscopia & Deborah Yasinsky | Sunny Chapman curates this show at 499 E Front Street in Hancock, NY. While not an official selection for UAW, the quality of artists and reference to miniature and Pattern & Decoration movement makes this a fun find for the eagle-eyed headed upstate for compelling contemporary art.

Art Studios for Jeff Way & Carolyn Oberst | Both artists are located at 608 Old Stage Rd in the Saugerties, and their divergent styles offer something eclectic for every art admirer. From bright neons and found imagery to repetition and found objects, there is plenty to admire in Oberst & Way’s respective studios. |

Art Studio, Rachel Owens | With a practice based in involving the community, this multi-disciplinary artist and professor opens her studio to curious visitors interested in engaging with her work. The work she will present this weekend was originally commissioned by the NYC Parks Dept in 2011 and has a compelling history of exhibition.

Interlude Artist Residency | Meet the artist-parents currently in residence at Interlude Artist Residency. Visitors are welcome to engage with artists Leigh Davis, Liza Sylvestre and Christopher Robert Jones. Saturday afternoon also features a bonus family-friendly concert.

Women’s Studio Workshop | Based in Kingston, NY, this selection offers works on paper and a wide range of paper-based work in their first annual Upstate Art Book Fair. The sky is the limit when it comes to the book art you’ll encounter – plus, the venue will host special events! Not to be missed.

Foreland space in Catskill, NY, host of the artist party for Upstate Art Weekend. Image courtesy Foreland.

Foreland | The coalition site spans a range of artistic presentations in Catskill, NY. The gallery coalition presents four concurrent exhibitions, and their coveted artist party is definitely going to be an exciting event anchoring the weekend’s social occasions.

STONELEAF RETREAT| Not only is STONELEAF an integral part of Upstate Art Weekend’s existence, the location’s solo show for artist Las Hermanas Iglesias is on offer for curious visitors. Alumnae of the residency also exhibit at the site, which is open by RSVP.

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