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ArtsWalk celebrates it’s 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
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for All the ArtsWalk information and Event Schedules.

ArtsWalk is the Hudson Valley region’s largest arts festival, celebrating the Hudson Valley’s most spirited and creative artists. Activities will highlight the arts in all their forms! CCCA’s series of visual and performing arts programs and events showcasing area artists, is taking place October 5 – October 19, 2014 throughout the City of Hudson...and beyond! This year’s ArtsWalk kicks off on October 5th with Windows on Warren. For two weeks, through October 19th, over 100 CCCA member-artist’s works will be on display in the many beautiful storefront windows of Hudson’s galleries, shops and restaurants... grab a map and see which window your favorite artist is in!

You can see all your favorite artists in one place at our Member’s Show where CCCA member’s art will be on display at the amazing Pocketbook Factory in Hudson from October 11 – 19. On Saturday, October 11 from 6–8 PM, join us for the Member’s Reception where you can meet the artists, enjoy entertainment by local performers and see some of the artwork of the region’s most talented artists. The show features more than 250 works of art by CCCA members. Join us for small plates, celebratory beverages and entertainment as we celebrate the work of our talented members.

Join us at the CCCA Gallery at 209 Warren Street for our annual fundraiser, the “Small Gems Show” featuring the small original artworks of CCCA member artists. Each original work of art is generously donated by the artists and sold for $50 with the proceeds benefiting CCCA’s community-based programs. At the same time, view the exhibition featuring area artist’s visions of ‘Columbia County in all Seasons’, curated by distinguished artist, HM Saffer.

On October 16 – 18, come watch thirty of the nation’s top plein-air (outdoor) artists paint the awe-inspiring views of Olana! Artists will be painting on-site Thursday through Saturday and visitors are invited to walk the grounds, speak with the artists and watch them as they create ‘Landscapes within the Landscape’. On Saturday, October 18th, there will be a show of the artists’ works followed by a cocktail reception and live auction of their masterpieces at the Olana Wagon House Education Center. The event is open to the public.

ArtsWalk Literary features events throughout the weekend. The Hudson Opera House will be host on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 11 & 12), from noon-5 PM, when twelve diverse and talented poets and authors, representing a variety of genres, will share selections from their impressive work.

Events continue throughout the week when Hudson plays host to dance, music, literary readings and also family-oriented activities at ArtsWalk Kids. On Saturday, October 11, 10 AM–4 PM, join us in Hudson’s Seventh Street Park as the CCCA ‘sets up its tents’ for the Artist Marketplace. Artists will show and sell fine art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, crafts and more...with children’s activities, music and special performances throughout the day!

The Performance Art Festival takes the stage at the Hudson Opera House on Sunday, October 19th with readings of plays from this year’s Student Playwriting Contest winners...area students who have submitted their one-act plays and will have them read by actors in front of a live audience. There will also be special performances, musical entertainment and special guests. The festival at the Opera House on Sunday, October 19th begins at 1:00 PM. Please join us immediately afterwards for a special ArtsWalk Closing Reception at the Opera House.

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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
Kinderhook Wine & Spirits
lili and loo
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 Board President Jan Grice 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!

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


Hosted by Columbia County Council on the Arts

Exhibition Dates: October 10, – October 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Sat., Oct. 11, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

North Sixth St. & Prospect St., Hudson, NY

Guidelines for Submission:

  1. This is a non-juried show and artwork in all media and styles will be accepted in this exhibit. Technical requirement, space or other limitations may mean CCCA cannot accept all work submitted. All sculptural installations must be approved.
  2. To qualify for submission you must be a current member of the CCCA. Submitting artists who are not currently members of the CCCA may purchase membership on line immediately at: JOIN on the the CCCA website.
  3. Artists are encouraged to select their very best pieces – a maximum of two pieces may be submitted no larger than 24x30 including frame. An installation fee of $10.00 for each piece is required. Payment can be done online through PayPal or at the time works are submitted. In addition artists are required to volunteer two hours of their time during ArtsWalk Members Show and can sign up at the time they register and/or at the time their works are dropped off. Volunteer opportunities include installing and de-install of exhibits, docents, promo distribution, etc.
  4. To be eligible you must register for ArtsWalk Members Show at by the deadline of Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Please indicated in the document your Name, Contact Information, Title, Medium, Size and Price of each piece you will submit. You do not have to include the image of your work(s). Incomplete information will exclude you from acceptance.
  5. All artwork must be original and must be priced for sale. CCCA charges a 30% commission on sales for all work shown during ARTSWALK. All participating artists must sign the CCCA Artist Consignment Form at the time of drop off.
  6. Artists are responsible for delivering their works to the Pocketbook Factory, North Sixth Street and Prospect Street at the scheduled time. Works are to be picked up immediately after the conclusion of the exhibit. In the event an artist cannot bring or pick up the work during the designated time frames, it is the artist’s responsibility to make arrangements to have someone else do so. Due to insurance restrictions, CCCA cannot deliver work to or from the site. Work that remains at the Pocketbook Factory after the deadline date of pickup will become the property of Pocketbook Factory.
  7. All artwork needs to be gallery ready, framed and wired for exhibition. No saw tooth hangers are accepted. Artists are asked to provide their own pedestals, easels or protective display box and/or install their own pieces should they prove to be heavy or required special handling.
  8. The CCCA reserves the right to use selected artist work for PR purposes.

Scheduled Dates of Drop Off at the Pocketbook Factory Museum Room:
October 4, 5, 6, 2014, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Scheduled Dates of Pick Up at the Pocketbook Factory Museum Room:
October 19, 2014, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
October 20, 2014, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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


Artwork above: Artist: John Townes “REFLECTIONS” Digital Painting
Graphic Design by Arlene Boehm

Exhibition Dates:
Sept.27 – Nov. 7, 2014
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Sept.27,
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street Hudson, NY

Curator: H.M. Saffer
Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., H.M. now resides in Columbia County. He has been recognized for his work in music, the culinary arts and fine art and has studied art in the U.S., France and Japan. It was in Japan, where he continued his study of brush painting, that he started applying his Western Style of painting to the Sumi-e techniques he was learning.

After his return to the US, his style of painting shifted from exclusively works on paper to include oils and he began melding the Oriental influences with his Western style. H.M.’s current work reflects this mélange.

H.M. has instructed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Berkshire Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Art School of Columbia County (ASCC). He currently has gallery representation both in the United States and abroad. To see works by H.M. Saffer visit

Participating Artists: Debra Bilow, Arlene Boehm, Ken Bovat, C. Michael Bufi, Denise B. Chandler, Gerald Cooley, Jim Flosdorf, Laura Garramone, J. Pierre Gontier, Robin Guthridge, Fran Heaney, Valerie Hoffmann, Karen Hummel, Maria Kolodziej-Zincio, Meryl Learnihan, Jeannie LoVullo, Terry O'Callaghan, Michael O’Shea, Daniel Region, Judy Reynolds, Trudi Roth, Lori Rothstein, Susan Sabino, William Shaughnasey, Cecelia Sinclair, Carol Swierzowski, Richard Talcott, John Townes, Glenn Tunstull, Steve Wildermuth, Audrey Wyman, Kenneth Young.

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

Creating Landscapes within the Landscape”

Join us this year at Olana as we celebrate our Third Annual "Painting Landscapes within the Landscape" Plein Air Paint-Out and Auction!

October 16, 17, 18, 2014
At Olana Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY

Public Exhibition, "Meet the artists" Reception, Awards and Auction Saturday, October 18th
4:00-5:00 Reception & Show
5:00-6:00 Auction of Wet Canvases

Participating En Plein Air Artists: Stephanie Amato, Scott Thomas Balfe, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Arlene Boehm, Gerald Cooley, James Cramer, Joe Danciger, Timothy Ebneth, Olive Farrell, Tarryl Gabel, Michael Garland, Laura Garramone, Elissa Gore, Dan Graziano, Jamie Williams Grossman, Karen Hummel,Gretchen Kelly, Kathryn Kosto, Sally G. Lyon, Patrick McPhee, Dominique Medici, Walter J. Pasko, Steven James Petruccio, Judy Reynolds, Kari Ganoung Ruiz, Mitchell Saler, Trish Wend, Catherine Whitehead, Susan Whiteman, Marlene Wiedenbaum.

Hosted by Columbia County Council on the Arts and
The Olana Partnership.

Photo by Dan Region

For more information please click here, or call the CCCA at
518-671-6213 or email:

We look forward to seeing you at Olana in October!

“A Body of Work”

This exhibit will glorify the human figure in all mediums.

Artwork above: Maj Kalfus “Blue Nudes”; mixed ink, pastel and acrylic on paper

Exhibition Dates: July 19, – September 19, 2014
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Juror: Maj Kalfus
Maj Kalfus was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings and drawings are influenced by an extensive career in the fashion industry. After attending the High School of Art and Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as classes at the School of Visual Arts, her career, which began in the field of fashion illustration, evolved into fashion merchandising, marketing and design. Re-entering the world of fine art, she joined the Studio Arts Program at SUNY Empire State College in Chelsea and participated in several shows.

Her very personal style of family portraiture has led to privately commissioned paintings and drawings. With a studio in the country she has taken advantage of the natural landscape and gardens with interpretations of flowers and country vistas. Roosters, hens, and goats have also become part of her repertoire. Her work can be seen at

More recently Maj has developed a following as an art teacher with classes in figure drawing, color and design in NY and MA. She has taught classes at the Hudson Opera House, Berkshire Community College and Columbia Greene.

Maj and her husband, photographer, Lonny Kalfus, have their studios in a century old, renovated farmhouse in Columbia County, NY.

Maj’s work has been exhibited throughout Columbia County including several shows at the CCCA.

Exhibiting Artists:
Archie Brennan, Denise B. Chandler, Janet Cooper, Steven Dono, Richard Edelman, Susan Elias, Fran Heaney, Linda Horn, Valerie Hoffmann, Gretchen Kelly, Hildy Pincus Kronen, Bob Laurie, Lear Levin, Cynthia Mulvaney, Daniel Marcus, Lisa McMillan, Patrick Milbourn, Sonia Pilcer, Daniel Region, Carol Swierzowski, Susan Sabino, Johnny Sullivan, Paul Solovay, Susan Solovay, Kenneth Tannenbaum, Glen Tunstull, Barbara Walter, Mary Wright.

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

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