Call for Entries

Call for Entries
Looking for Emerging Artists

Saturday, July 25, 2009

September 5th, Music Night $5 Cover: w/ Ric Dragon, Bernhard Spirig, Rick Appleson

Please join us for an impromptu jazz ensemble at the Posie Kviat to ring in labor day weekend. Presented by Ric Dragon, Bernhard Spirig, and Rick Appleson, in conjunction with VS:2; featuring works of Ric Dragon and Jeff Leonard . Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served, limit one per visitor please. $5 cover appreciated.

VS 2: Featuring works of Ric Dragon and Jeff Leonard

"VS:2", featuring works of Ric Dragon and Jeff Leonard, 
beginning August 8 and running through September 14, 2009.
Please join us for the 
Artists' Reception
Saturday August 8th, 6-8 pm  
at Posie Kviat Gallery, 437 Warren Street, Hudson NY 

Ric Dragon

Ric Dragon was born outside of Disneyland in 1961. He currently lives and works in upstate New York in the Catskills. After studying with James McDermid at Munson Williams Proctor Institute, he continued his studies with Nicholas Marsicano at SUNY Purchase. He later developed the lithography workshop at the Woodstock School of Art where he taught stone lithography and figure drawing for several years. Dragon's work, both paintings and prints, has been shown in several galleries around the country.  The work in this show is a series of monoprints and several ink on mulberry paper collages.

Art critic Eleanor Heartney has written admiringly of these monoprints: "By rendering the experience of flesh using a vocabulary drawn from gestural abstraction, Dragon bypasses the literalism that seems to have relegated figuration to its secondary status today. He gives us, not the surfaces of bodies, but their sensuous collisions, suggesting the internal experiences that make us human." 

Jeff Leonard

Abstract painter Jeff Leonard is passionate about exploring optical and luminous space using pigmented resin as his media. His clear, tactile paintings are a choreography of overlapping gestural shapes that reflect, pulsate and shimmer rhythmically. 

Born in California, Jeff Leonard lives and works in Brooklyn,NY, having exhibited in Japan, Germany, New York and California, most recently at the SCAPE Gallery in Newport Beach, CA.  Of that show, in contrast with the internal experiences suggested by Eleanor Heartney of Ric's work, Roberta Carasso of Coast magazine wrote that the "see-through quality gives the artist's paintings the illusion of depth and space.  His colors are either subdued, having a Zen sense of quiet, or they burst out like the crackle of lively fireworks as reds, oranges, yellows, purples, and pinks explode..."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Call for Entries - Emerging Talent

Posie Kviat Gallery is making an open call for entries with the following parameters: new media, web based, kinetic, robotics, photography, video, site specific, mixed media and sound. We are looking for ground breaking work which breaks the barriers down between what art is, what people think it is and what it can be.

Deadline: 12/15/09
Decision letters sent January 15th, 2010
Show will run:
Sat, February 20, 2010 – Mon, March 29, 2010

We need:

Entry information

- Artist name

- Artist Bio

- Aritst CV

- Address

- Phone

- Email

- Web site address

Clearly labeled CD with 12 - 15 digital images (in .jpg format) OR link to web based digital images

Descriptions of work entered - specifics of installation requirements for work - artist is responsible for shipping and handling to and from gallery

Photo credits


Artist statement and intent

SASE - self addressed stamped envelope - for decision letters

$125 Entry Fee by check (made payable to Posie Kviat Gallery) - if paying by credit card, a 4% processing fee will be added to total. Methods of payment:

Check or Money order for $125

Credit Card via payal (above) or by phone: 518/653/5407

Posie Kviat Gallery

437 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12477

tel: 518/653/5407- for more information and to pay via credit card over the phone

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 11th - August 3rd, 2009 featuring
Anique Taylor (Paintings and Prints)
Lora Shelley (Paintings and Prints)
Astrid Nordness (Paintings and Ceramics)
Sally Rothchild (Pottery)

HUDSON, New York. Posie Kviat Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a new show, "Kraft-Werk", a collection of works of 4 Catskills artistes, beginning July 11th and running through August 3rd. Please join us for the Artists' reception to be held at the gallery on July 11th from 6 to 8 PM.

Anique Taylor After studying literature at the Sorbonne&Antioch College, she studied printmaking at Silvermine College of Art (AFA), Cooper Union, Pratt Institute (BFA, Highest Honors, Painting) and Pratt Graduate School (MFA, Drawing). (Post graduate studies at SVA, Parsons & BCC.) She has shown extensively in and around the Metropolitan NYC area (Bruce Museum Ct, Noyes Museum, NJ) and in her beloved Mid-Hudson Valley. Anique Taylor’s Collage Journal Series and Good Girls, delicate layers of her drawings, watercolors, prints, acrylic & oil paintings, are collaged surfaces, which she draws back into with successive layers of archival pencils to create soft gradations of color. Her faces reflect the contrast between how girls&women are perceived and how they experience themselves. Continually intrigued with abundance, detail, color and texture, she contrasts these expressions with bold juxtapositions of pattern, color and tones carefully balanced to vibrate deeply with each other.

Lora Shelley received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She spent a year abroad in the Distinguished European Honors Program of R.I.S.D. She is know for her provocative "Diner Series" -- as well as unusual perspectives and mixed media textures. Her honest portrayal of women is at once both personal and universal.

Astrid Nordness has a degree in Fine Arts from the College of Staten Island. She has been working as an artist for over twenty years. Her main focus is in ceramics, but she works in all mediums. She teaches ceramics privately. She has shown at WAAM, The Arts Upstairs, Tivoli Artists' Co-op and the Klein Art Center. Her work is known throughout the Hudson Valley.

Sally Rothchild has been a studio potter for thirty years, having participated in national juried shows. She studied ceramics at Bennington College, and from there went to New York City where for 25 years she ran a neighborhood Pottery and Studio. She very much enjoyed being part of a community business, running classes, showing and selling her work and that of others. Now working out of Woodstock, NY, she's started up a studio and is selling at local galleries and shops. She strives for her pots to convey a still beauty and meditative quality, at the same time as dynamic strength. She's greatly influenced by Japanese pottery, and her hope is that in living with her pots this quiet contemplative quality will bring joy to people's homes.