2017 Gallery Calendar


January 1-30: 7th Annual Member’s Exhibit & Member’s Drive; prospectus-members-exhibit

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

Please fill this out if you are unable to attend:  2017_proxy_for_wrs_annual_meet

Fine Craft Gallery Hallway Display: Fiber Art

Jan. 15th Hallway Theme: Seasonal local scenes: Winter


February 1-28th Represented Artist’s Exhibit featuring works by all the WRS artists, Live demonstration by all the artists (gaggle) at the reception Feb. 4, 5-7pm.(snow date  Feb.11) prospectus-artists-exhibit

Emerging Artist:  Group Exhibit of Emerging Artist

Fine Craft Gallery: Valentine’s Gifts

Hallway Theme: (two month exhibit) Winter


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

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

5:30 Karen Gersch Circus Arts (children’s summer art program) in Patchett Gallery

       6pm: Lana Privitera, Realistic, Highly-Detailed Watercolor in Devitt Gallery


March 11th,  5pm: Dennis Fanton,  American Impressionism in Anderson Gallery

5:30pm: William Noonan, Drawing from direct observation

5:30 Debbe Femiak Fiber Arts demo (children’s summer art programs) Patchett Gallery

        6pm : Mike Jaroszko, Hudson River School Luminism in Devitt Gallery


March 18th, 

 6pm: Gene Bove “Rusty” oil painting in Devitt Gallery

6:30 Liam Vogel Pen and Ink Illustration (children’s summer art programs) in Patchett Gallery


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

                             5:30 Ms. Nicole painting and drawing (children’s summer art programs) in Patchett Gallery

                           6pm: Laura Bolle Pet Portraits and Acrylics in Devitt Gallery



March 15th Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Spring


April 1-22:  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

April 23-28 preview of 100/$100 raffle

100/$100 event and Reception April 29, 5-7pm (snow date April 30)

Patchett Gallery: Alan Lewis, painterly watercolors

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Spring (three month long exhibit)

Fine Craft Gallery: Flowers


May 1-30: Watercolor Flowers Competition (juried competition)

Reception May 6, 5-7pm

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Spring (three month long exhibit)

Fine Craft Gallery:  gift ideas for Mother’s Day


June 1-30:  Solo Shows with photo-realist watercolorist Lana Matich-Privitera, and plein air oil painter Jim Laurino.

Reception June 3, 5-7pm

Patchett Gallery: Nancy Reed Jones; romantic realism in acrylic and oils

June 15 Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Summer

Fine Craft Gallery: Summer crafts


July 1-30: Orange County in Bloom competition featuring photos, paintings and artistic floral interpretations of works of art by floral designers! To enter this exhibit, please drop off your work with this taped to the back:  Orange COunty Bounty Prospectus

Reception July 8, 5-7pm

Patchett Gallery: Naomi Genen Expressive Acrylics

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Summer (month 2 of 3)

Fine Craft Gallery: Anime and cartooning


Aug. 1-30: Seniors exhibit; masterpieces from the age 60+ artists, to enter this event, drop off artwork with this taped to the back: Seniors Exhibit Prospectus 

Reception Aug. 5, 5-7pm

Emerging Artist: Donna Fraser, oils, and drawing media

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Summer (month 3 of 3)

Fine Craft Gallery: Batik and dyed fabrics


Sept. 1-30 Solo Exhibit of Mike Jaroszko, Hudson Valley Luminism and Janet Campbell, Expressive Watercolors

Reception Sept. 9, 5-7pm,  

Patchett Gallery: Marylyn Vanderpool, Impressionistic oils

Sept. 15th Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Fall

Fine Craft Gallery: Craft classes for the fall


Oct. 4-9: Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Artists 

Reception Oct. 7, 5-7pm

Oct. 10-31 Solo Exhibit of Brenda Harburger, new paintings, Fall in the Hudson Valley silent auction to benefit WRS to enter click here: Fall Exhibit prospectus

Patchett Gallery:Kari Ganoung Ruiz plein air oils and nocturnes

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Fall (month 2 of 3)


Nov. 1-30:  6” and under- Miniature Show (juried show) To enter this exhibit, fill out this prospectus: 6-inces-and-under-prospectus and drop off with your work to our gallery.

Reception Nov. 4, 5-7pm

Patchett Gallery: Liam Vogel, expressive realism

Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Fall (month 3 or 3)

Fine Craft Gallery: Make your own Holiday Gifts


Dec. 1-30: Handmade for the Holidays all month long (no reception) TO enter this exhibit please visit gallery to become a CRAFTER MEMBER

exhibit of fine craft at gift prices.

POCHADE PAINTINGS-small plein air sketches (no larger than 12″) by all our artists gift-priced at $100 each To enter this exhibit, drop off works with this taped to back: Prospectus Pochade Painting

Patchett Gallery: Sal Russo, experimental drawings and paintings

Fine Craft Gallery: Holiday gift ideas

Dec. 15th Hallway Theme: seasonal local scenes: Holiday paintings or Nocturnes


The Emerging Artists featured each month are Orange County based artists who have never had a solo show before. We mentor these new artists by partnering them with more established artists and helping them develop a bio, portfolio, and an exhibition. This mentorship is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.


Art/History Trail is a partnership where 12 artists have been painting on 12 heritage tourism sites throughout Orange County. The artists will show their work in our galleries in solo shows through the year.  The trail is featured on a geo-cache map on our website and O.C. Tourisms. It is open to the public. The Art/History Trail is made possible by the HUdson River Valley National Heritage Grant through Greenway with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.