5. Dawn Robyn Petrlik


Rosemary Farm Sanctuary Inc.
1646 Roses Brook Road
South Kortright, NY 13842
Phone: 607 538-1200
E-mail: dawn@rosemaryfarm.org
Web: rosemaryfarm.org

Dawn Robyn is an artist and an animal lover living in the Catskills, which isn’t exactly original here! However, her path is a bit unique.

This Yale-educated designer left behind a successful career as a stage designer and installation artist in NYC, to establish a horse sanctuary in the Catskills, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary. This flourishing non-profit is now five years old, and is currently caring for more than 70 horses at the sanctuary, where Dawn serves as the executive director.


When not with the horses, Dawn is painting and drawing, but instead of the politically fueled art of her Brooklyn days, she now creates art featuring her equine friends and her rich mountain surround, creating expressive works in mixed media. This is the first time that her Catskill studio will be open to the public, with a wide variety of work available to purchase or enjoy.

Visitors may want to come in time for the Saturday 11 a.m. tour of the horse sanctuary before continuing onto the Open Studio Tours!


Driving Directions to:
Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, 1646 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright, NY

From Hobart, take Back River Road (runs parallel to Route 10 on the other side of the river). Go through South Kortright and continue in the direction of Delhi for one mile; Roses Brook Road will be a left turn. Rosemary Farm is 1.5 miles down Roses Brook Road, on the right; 1646. There is a huge yellow barn — you can’t miss it.

Phone is 607-538-1200 if you get lost!