Ellen Wong in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Ms. Wong is a founding member of the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville and has been the subject of many one-woman and group shows in galleries and venues in upstate New York and New York City. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and recognitions, most...

Ros Welchman in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

“For forty years I taught mathematics and education at Brooklyn College.  Since retiring and moving to the Catskills, I have returned to my early love for visual design and ceramics.  My professional interests in mathematics (especially geometry) and in teaching...

Studio 190 in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Studio 190 is a collaborative art program within The Arc of Delaware County. We focus on strengths and abilities, while creating a space that is educational, inspirational and enthusiastic. The artists of Studio 190 represent a large variety of interests and...

Michelle Sidrane in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Michelle Sidrane has been painting in earnest for the last several years, taking classes at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Woodstock School of Art. Her artwork is inspired by the beauty of nature whether in situ or in a classroom; her paintings include landscapes and...

Deborah Ruggerio in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Capturing the beauty of nature that surrounds me inspires me to create my art. Whether it’s in the solidarity of a rock formation or in the delicacy of the flower petals that bloom in the spring for only a short period of time, there’s a magnificent canvas to...

Lesley A. Powell in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Lesley A. Powell has been an artist all of her life. She was first a dancer, choreographer and now a painter. The love of movement, space, texture, the body, color and nature are major influences on her art. Lesley’s art deals with the ability to expressively change...

Alan Powell in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Alan Powell has been a practicing artist for over 40 years. His main body of work consists of single channel videotapes and video installations. In the 1990s, Alan returned to painting, developing a painted diary in which he painted a picture every day for three...

Bea Ortiz in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Having received a Fine Arts degree in Salamanca, Spain, Bea Ortiz relocated to New York City in 1998 and currently resides in the Catskills. Throughout her international career, an intuitive exploration of the intersection of place and connection has spread outward...

Gary Mead in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Born and raised on a dairy farm in New Kingston NY, I started my company Fruitful Furnishings in 1979. I built a dimension mill in 1990, wood dry kiln in 1991, sawmill in 2005 and then Gary Mead Gallery in 2011. All at one beautiful location on 10.15 acres in...

Gary Mayer in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

I was born to a family of artists. I have been making and exhibiting Art since 1980. I am originally from Detroit where exhibited often including The Detroit Institute of Art .i moved  to NYC in 1982 showing at Exit Art , Harm Bouckaert Gallery Bronx Museum among many...

Helene Manzo in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

My work begins with nature observed.  History, literature, intuition and emotion help me interpret the experience visually.  Mark making, and color set the mood.  The palette, while related to reality is not necessarily naturalistic.  It often emphasizes the subtlety...

Frank Manzo in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

A founding member of the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, Frank Manzo has also exhibited his photographs at the Roxbury Arts Group, the Salmagundi Club and at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery. Since photographs strive to capture the visual effect of the temporal...

Margaret  Leveson in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

I have been painting and exhibiting in the Catskills since 1977, the year my husband and I purchased our property in Arkville. The original owners were Adah and J. Francis Murphy, the founders of the Pakatakan Art Colony. The painting studio I have been using, that of...

Ken Hiratsuka in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Based in Andes, NY, sculptor Ken Hiratsuka was born in Japan in 1959. In 1982, after graduating from Musashino University in Tokyo, he came to New York City and embarked on his life work of carving one continuous line in stone around the world. Committed to art for...

Oneida Hammond in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Oneida Hammond was born in Panama. She studied at the Academy of Art and continued her studies with many well-known art instructors from the United States. Oneida has participated in numerous local and national exhibitions, earned many awards and has sold her works to...

Irina Grinevitsky in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

While Irina Grinevitsky’s background is in science, arts and crafts had always been her passion. She searches for meditation in activities such as ceramics, gardening, drawing, textile design, painting and cooking. Irina comes from a family of multifaceted artists:...

Kathleen Green in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

I have enjoyed drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.  For most of my professional career I worked with the elderly.  I found the human face to be a fascinating and beautiful landscape of lines, shapes and expressions.  It can set a mood and tell the...

Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

I have been weaving since 1980, producing handwoven textiles for the wardrobe and home under the tag line “BRING HOME THE COLORS OF THE CATSKILLS” ™.  Since 2016 I ‘draw with wool’ in weaving tapestries. These tapestries reflect the Catskill views and Biblical...

Gail Freund in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

After living in Manhattan for most of my life, being surrounded by trees is a stark contrast.  Now living in Highmount full time since 2016, I observe the distinct seasonal changes in this region of the Catskills.  Recently I capture this landscape using various...

Susanne Fortin in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Atelier Aubergine* is a shop, studio and classroom dedicated to artistry through glass. You will discover form, function and beauty expressed in color, texture and the play of sunlight. In the past decade working with stained glass became my passion; the...

Lisbeth Firmin in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

“I am a contemporary American realist whose paintings and prints explore the relationship between people and their urban environment. My urban landscapes follow in the tradition of earlier realists such as John Sloan and Edward Hopper, depicting today’s modern life in...

Susanna Clemm in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

My favorite medium is Watercolor. I love the spontaneous and loose way it can be used. It satisfies the “Wild Child” in me. Many painters believe that you have to control Watercolor. I say, “Let go of control and magical things will happen on the paper!” You can...

Peter Calvert in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

Calvert’s narrative accounts carve the urban and political landscape. His fluid, expansive perspective via these dramatic tableaus kneads together memory, sentiment and awareness. Calvert has done intaglio prints, stone lithographs, drawings, screen-prints, and...

Robert Axelrod in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

I’ve been painting plein air landscapes in this region for the past 30 seasons.  It is a pleasure and a challenge attempting to understand and represent the beauty of the area in paint. Artist Robert Axelrod Address:  261 Halcottsville Road, Halcottsville, NY 12438...

Barbara Alyn in 2019 AMR Open Studios Tour

As an artist my years have been dedicated to the advancement of art into the community as well as for my own education. As a potter, painter, sculptor and designer I look at the existing and try to make new form and sense out of the banal or boring. I want people to...