“Collage :An Art Odyssey” A Bernie Wasserman Production.


Our Mission

To cultivate art and creativity in individuals of all ages and to use art to strengthen our community and attract cultural tourism. This mission is accomplished by providing classes, exhibits, cultural forums, plein air painting opportunities on farms, open spaces, historic sites, and creative place-making projects throughout the region. Also to support artists by offering opportunities to teach, exhibit, mentor, and work with nationally-established artists.

We run a gallery representing 40 Orange County based artists featured in monthly exhibits, with an art leasing program, and apprenticeship program to encourage the next generation of emerging artists. We run an art school that offers fine art instruction for adults and children in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, clay, and offers many regional artists the opportunity to teach their skill. We have been called “Orange County’s first homegrown arts movement” by Hudson Valley Magazine and the Times Herald Record.


Shawn Dell Joyce, Executive Director, 18 years
Liam Vogel, Gallery Director, 1 yrs
Regina Del Pizzo, Business Manager, 1 yr

Board of Directors

meets the third Tues. of each month at 6pm at WRS

Chairperson: Penny Thelman, pthelman@yahoo.com, leads Fundraising Committee, Patron Board, Long Range Financial Planning Committee
President: Wendy Troncone, wtroncone@tronconepartners.com, Leads Advertising CommitteeFundraising Committee, Patron Board, Advertising Committee, l
Vice President:
Secretary: Janet Campbell,
Asst. Secretary: Chrissy Pahucki
Treasurer: Jim Rathbun jameswrathbun@hotmail.com Fundraising Committee, Patron Board, Long Range Financial Planning
Asst. Treasurer: Chuck Tudor
Shawn Dell Joyce, board member, leads Arts & Ag committee, Fundraising Committee, participates in Advertising, Patron, and Long Range Financial Plan committees.


Fundraising Committee-Chair: Penny Thelman, meets: as needed
Patron Board-Chair-Penny Thelman, meets yearly in May.
Advertising Committee-Chair: Wendy Troncone, meets monthly, second Friday of Month@ 3pm at WRS.
Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners-Chair: Lily Norton, meets the Friday before each reception at 1pm at WRS.
Arts and Ag Committee-Chair: Shawn Dell Joyce, meets as needed.
Long Range Financial Planning Committee-Chair: James Rathbun, meets 30 minutes before the monthly board meeting.