Gallery Exhibits: If you are interested in participating in a group exhibit, please read the appropriate prospectus to find out more. Any artist can participate as long as they submit their work before the deadline for any given exhibit. In 2019, there is no fee to submit, but there will be a hang fee for non-members. If you are an Artist Level Member with us, you will receive 10 waived hang fees throughout the year. Click here to download a calendar of our group exhibits
Hallway Theme: Artist Members may also participate in the monthly themed hallway exhibits, by bringing one thematic piece of work, on the 15th of every month. Themes can be found below. Click here to download our hallway exhibit themes
Receptions: Wallkill River School will hold a free reception on the first Saturday of every month from 5:00-7:00 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the new works, enjoy refreshments, and engage with local artists!
Reception: January 12th 4:00-7:00 PM
9th Annual Member’s Show
January 6-31st A group exhibit open to all current 2019 members of the Wallkill River School.
Annual Member’s Meeting and Awards Ceremony
January 12th 3-5:00 PM – Can’t make the meeting? Please fill out this proxy and return to WRS: 2019-Members-Proxy
Hallway Theme: COLOR!
Reception: February 2nd 5:00-7:00 PM
Teaching Artists Exhibit
February 2-28th Featuring works by the WRS teachers and live demonstrations every Saturday in February.
Victoria Falevich Emerging Artist
February 2-28th This is the first solo exhibit of works by this precocious 11 year old.
Hallway Theme: Portrait of a Tree
Reception: March 2, 2019 5:00-7:00 PM
March 2-30th Group Exhibit of Portraits and Figurative Works Juried by Michael Tobin. Click Here for the Capturing Humanity Exhibit Prospectus ( Deadline to Submit : February 15th )
Michael Tobin Alchemy in Portraiture: Painting What You Love
March 2-30th This is art for the artist’s sake. No sales, no gallery dictating subject and style. When the magic happens, the artist might feel a presence on the canvas, even when the subject is a still life.
Janet Howard Fatta Present in the Moment: Painterly Figure Studies
March 2-30th This exhibit offers a rare look at the beautiful, expressive and bold figure studies by acclaimed portrait artist Janet Howard Fatta. Each piece was done in one sitting in 20 minutes or less, giving the work a freshness and vigor not seen in longer sittings.
Hallway Theme: Children’s Artwork
Reception: April 6th 5:00-7:00 PM
April 2nd-April 27th A group exhibit of artworks depicting living flowers in their natural environments juried by award winning artist Janet Howard Fatta. Click Here for the Unclipped Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: March 7th)
April 2nd-27th Live Calling Saturday, April 27th from 6:00-9:00 PM This is the annual fundraiser for our children’s summer art scholarships. We will exhibit 100 paintings, drawings, fine crafts and gifts worth $100 or more. 100 numbered tickets will be sold which gives the bearer entrance to the Live Calling Party and their choice of art works when their number is called.
100/100 Live Calling
The Live Calling is an elegant party with lavish food and festive drinks. When a ticket holder’s number is drawn, they can choose any of the unclaimed works. Buy a ticket, bring a friend, take home a piece of original art and give a local child access to art classes this summer!
Hallway Theme: Photography
Reception: May 4th 5:00-7:00 PM
May 1-30th A juried group exhibit of artworks that utilize abstraction to convey an idea or sense of space. Click Here for the Abstract Visions Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: April 7th)
Nancy Reed Jones Painting With Light: Luminous Acrylic Painting
May 1-30th Come see the newest works by Nancy Reed Jones, best known for her romantic landscapes which seem to glow from within.
Hallway Theme: Water
Reception: June 1st 5:00-7:00 PM
Fluid Versus Control
June 1-30th A juried group exhibit that showcases contrasting watercolor techniques. Click Here for the Fluid vs Control Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: May 7th)
Tom Heddrich Watercolor
Hallway Theme: Delicious
Reception: July 6th 5:00-7:00 PM
July 2-31st A group exhibit honoring the fine art of drawing, juried by Emi Okubo. Click Here for the Graphite Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: June 7th)
Emi Okubo Rytidome Project
July 2-31st An exhibit of detailed pencil drawings by Japanese born artist Emi Okubo. Rhytidome is the outer layer of tree bark, composed mostly of dead cells. It covers the trunks of trees, sitting on younger layers, protecting, nurturing. Bark can be strongly flavored, provide stain, toxins and medicines, it is home for many creatures, it accepts and adapts. It is where life and death meet.
Hallway Theme: Black and White
Reception: August 3rd 5:00-7:00 PM
Seniors and Kids
August 2-31st A group exhibit featuring works by local artists over 65 and child artists under 18. Click Here for the Seniors and Kids Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: July 7th)
Hallway Theme: Pets
Reception: September 7th 5:00-7:00 PM
September 4-29th A group exhibit featuring works that emphasize the brilliant colors, patterns, and textures of birds. Click Here for the Brilliant Birds Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: August 7th)
Lisa O’Gorman Wondrous Wildlife: Conveying the Beauty of the Natural World
Mary Hosking Emerging Artist Exhibit
Hallway Theme: Dawn and Dusk
Reception: October 5th 5:00-7:00 PM
October 1-31st A juried group exhibit featuring artwork that evokes the distinct atmosphere and feeling of the fall season. Click Here for the Autumn Revels Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: September 7th)
Keith Gunderson On Location
October 1-31st An exhibit of oil paintings made plein air (painted out-doors, not in a studio) at various locations.
Louise Blanchard Solo Exhibit
Hallway Theme: Pen and Ink
Reception: November 2nd 5:00-7:00 PM
Still Life: Portraying People Through Objects
November 2-30th A juried group exhibit featuring still life paintings which tell a story or create meaning through the choice of objects. click Here for the Still Life Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: October 7th)
William Noonan Objects of Interest: A Collection of Figure and Still Life Works
Judi Silvan0 Creative Diversity: Abstraction Using Different Artistic Mediums
Hallway Theme: Miniatures
Reception: December 5th 4:00-7:00 PM
December 3-31st An exhibit exploring printmaking through hand printed etching, screen printing, and relief prints. Click Here for the Unique Multiples Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: December 7th)
Large and Small
December 3-31sAn exhibit of artworks of drastically different sizes. Click Here for the Large and Small Works Exhibit Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: December 7th)
Hallway Theme: Ice and Pine Needles
Annual Members Show
January 4-30th A collection of works by WRS members. An eclectic mix of works by professional artists, teachers and students. Open to current, 2020 members of any membership level.
The Emerging Artists 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.