Exhibits in our Galleries

Our galleries are free and open to the public 12-6pm Monday-Saturday. Our receptions are free and open to the public, and usually the first Saturday of every month from 5-7pm. Located in the historic Patchett House building at 232 Ward St. (same as 17K) in the Village of Montgomery, NY.

Member's Exhibit

Member’s Meeting and Awards Ceremony Jan. 7th (snow date Jan. 14) 3-5pm, Reception 5-7pm.


Exhibit Dates are Jan. 1-30, please help us promote this exhibit by posting it on facebook, tweeting about it, emailing your friends, calling your relatives, and posting the flyers available at our front desk!

pick up unsold work on the porch at WRS from Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2017

Fee: Free
Date: 01/01/2017 10am
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Represented Artist's Exhibit

Forty artists from the nonprofit artist’s cooperative; the Wallkill River School are inviting the public to a live demonstration on Feb. 4 (snow date Feb. 11) from 5-7pm. These artists will be creating artworks using art techniques varying from traditional oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor painting, to palette knife painting and portraiture. The creative process varies from artist to artist, and the goal of these demonstrations is to give the community insight into the unique creative process used by each of our artists. The public is encouraged to ask questions, and engage our artists in hopes of bridging the gap between artist and observer. The public is welcome to enjoy free drinks and hors d’oeuvres while mingling with working artists. If you’re curious about the creative process, considering an art class, or just want to enjoy a night of fun and creativity, come to the Wallkill River School on Feb. 4th from 5-7pm and meet the local artists that help make your community “beautiful”. The exhibit is free and open to the public from Feb. 1-28, noon to 6pm, Mon.-Sat. Wallkill River School of Art is at 232 Ward St. Montgomery, for more info call (845) 457-ARTS or visit www.WallkillRiverSchool.com

Fee: Free
Date: 02/04/2017 5-7pm
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Teaching Artist's Exhibit

March 1-25 Teaching Artist’s Exhibit, Live demos every Sat. 5-7pm



Mar. 4th : 5pm: Dorrie Rifkin, Loose and Wild Watercolor

5:30 pm: Karen Gersch, Circus Arts for Children

6pm: Lana Privitera, Realistic, Highly-Detailed Watercolor


March 11th : 5pm: Dennis Fanton, American Impressionism

5:30 pm: Debbie Femiak, Fiber Arts for Children

6pm : Mike Jaroszko, Hudson River School Luminism


March 18th 5pm: William Noonan, Drawing from direct observation

5:30: William Noonan, Oil painting

6pm: Gene Bove, “Rusty” oil painting

6:30pm: Liam Vogel, Pen and Ink illustration for Children


March 25th: 5pm: Nancy Reed Jones, Acrylic Painting

5:30pm: Nicole Asendorf, Painting & Drawing for Children

6pm: Laura Bolle, Pet Portraits and Acrylics

Fee: Free
Date: 03/01/2017 Live demos every Sat. from 5-7pm in March
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Portraits and Figures Juried Exhibit

Portrait and Figure Exhibit, Group show of figurative paintings juried by William Noonan, and portraits juried by Joseph Sundwall. Live demonstrations by both artists and reception April 8, 5-7pm. Come and see the top figurative paintings and portait artists at Wallkill River School. 

Deadline for submissions is Mar. 20th, 2017

Represented Artists please note you must log in first to avoid entry fees.

Fee: $20.00
Date: 04/08/2017 5-7pm
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Watercolor Florals Competition

Watercolor Flowers Bloom in May at Wallkill River School! Award-winning watercolorist Janet Campbell is the juror for this competition and will demonstrate her unique approach to pouring watercolor at the reception on May 6, from 5-7pm. Awards given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Reception May 6, 5-7pm, Deadline to submit April 20, 2017. Drop off work April 21-30, 12-6pm. Pick up after June 1.

Represented artists please log in first to avoid entry fee.

Fee: $20.00
Date: 05/06/2017 5-7pm
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Orange County in Bloom competition

Orange County in Bloom competition featuring photos, paintings and artistic floral interpretations of works of art by floral designers! Paintings of Orange County’s farms, farm products, landscape, fields and everything that blooms will be on display for the month of July. Artwork will be selected by the Floral Divas; a group of Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and floral designers who will interpret each artwork that they jury using flowers and fruits from local fields. Reception will feature local foods and beverages, and awards will be given to the best floral design and best artwork (people’s choice). Come and see what makes Orange County so beautiful and delicious!

Deadline to enter June 15, Reception July 8, 5-7pm

Represented artists please log in first to avoid entry fee



Fee: $20.00
Date: 07/08/2017 5-7pm
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Seniors exhibit

Artworks on display from artists aged 60+ ! All type of artwork from painting, photography and sculpture to fiber and metal are welcome. Artwork may be up to 36″ in any direction and have some type of hanging or display system. Fee is a $10 hang fee per piece, no limit to pieces entered. All artwork must be delivered by July 30 to be included in exhibit.

Reception Aug. 5, 5-7pm

Drop off artwork by 6pm July 30, 2017

Pick up artwork by 6pm Sept. 7, 2017


People’s choice awards given to the top 3 artworks, voted on at the reception.

Fee: $10.00
Date: 08/05/2017 5-7pm
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Fall in the Hudson Valley Silent Auction

Artwork depicting Fall in the Hudson Valley will be sold by silent auction ended on Oct. 28th at 6pm. Artworks can be any media or size, as long as they depict the season and Hudson Valley. Artworks sold will be split 50/50 between the artist and the Wallkill River School making the event a fundraiser for next year’s Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival. Hang fee is deducted from the sale of the artwork and refunded to the artist (if you piece sells, your $10 hang fee is given back to you with your portion of the sale price).

Drop off works with silent auction form taped to the back by Oct. 5, 2017

Pick up unsold works during business hours Oct. 29-31, 2017.

Fee: $10.00
Date: 10/28/2017 5-7pm

6 inches and under!

What can you do with 6″ or less? Plenty! Juried Exhibition of artworks on the tiny side-6″ or less (including frame). Enter as many artworks as you wish ($10 jury/hang fee per entry, 0 for Artist Membership) and you keep 70% of the sale price of each work. This exhibit will hang for two months in the height of the holiday gift buying season and will get massive exposure! Great way to sell some miniatures and make some holiday wishes come true!

Deadline to enter Oct. 15, 2017   Drop off works Oct. 16-31

Pick up unsold works Jan. 1-7, 2018

Fee: $10.00
Date: 11/04/2017 5-7pm
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$100 Pochade Painting Exhibit

Pochade paintings are quick plein air studies of a scene or still life. Pochade paintings tend to be small and fit easily on a pochade box; which is like a french box easel only smaller. These are gift-priced pieces at only $100 each, which the artist keeps $50 and Wallkill River School keeps $50. This is a perfect place to show your studies that went into your creative process for larger works, color sketches, value sketches and the like. There is no hanging fee, and the exhibit will be up in conjunction with the 6″ and under exhibit and the Handmade for the Holidays fine craft exhibit.

Drop off works Nov. 20-30, 12-6pm, pick up unsold works Dec. 30-Jan. 8.

Fee: $10.00
Date: 12/09/2017 5-7pm
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