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! (Drop off by Jan. 15th)
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 (Drop off by Feb. 15th)
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 (Drop off by March 15th)
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 (Drop off by April 15th)
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 to Download the Abstract Visions 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 (Drop off by May 15th)
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 to Download the Fluid Vs Control Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: May 7th)
Tom Heddrich Watercolor
Hallway Theme: Delicious (Drop off by June 15th)
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 (Drop off by July 15th)
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 (Drop off by Aug 15th)
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 14th)
Lisa O’Gorman Wondrous Wildlife: Conveying the Beauty of the Natural World
Mary Hosking Emerging Artist Exhibit
Hallway Theme: Dawn and Dusk (Drop off by Sept. 15th)
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)
Catherine De Cesare Deconstructing with Color and Shape
October 1-31st Selected works by in oil by Catherine De Cesare
Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival – Quick Draw! Competition
October 13th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monroe Farmer’s Market on Millpond Parkway, Monroe. Painting competition open to all artists, not only festival participants. Painters check in at 8:30, at 11:30 work will be displayed on easels for public display and judging. 12:00 pm Awards given.
Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Exhibition
October 13th Reception and Sale 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Plein Air painters from across the nation will be displaying new works created in the Hudson Valley during the festival.
An Intimate Evening of Jazz with Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band
October 26th 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Special Benefit Concert for the Wallkill River School. This is a unique chance to experience these internationally acclaimed artists in our small, intimate setting. Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band features Bruce Arnold and Kenny Wessel on guitars and Special Guest Grammy Award Winner Joe Lovano. VIP tickets and general admittance on sale now BUY TICKETS HERE
Hallway Theme: Pen and Ink (Drop off by Oct. 15th)
Reception: November 2nd 5:00-7:00 PM
Still Life: Portraying People Through Objects
November 2-30th A group exhibit juried by Maaike Wiegman-Leavey featuring still life paintings which tell a story or create meaning through the choice of objects. Click Here for the Still Life Prospectus
(Deadline to Submit: October 7th)
William Noonan Objects of Interest: A Collection of Still Life Works
Judi Silvano Creative Diversity: Abstraction Using Different Artistic Mediums
Hallway Theme: Miniatures (Drop off by Nov 15th)
Reception: December 5th 4:00-7:00 PM
December 3-31st A group exhibit juried by Debbie Davis exploring printmaking through hand printed etching, screen printing, and relief prints. Click Here for the Unique Multiples Prospectus Deadline to Submit: November 7th)
Large and Small
December 3-31s An exhibit of artworks of drastically different sizes juried by Sarah McKay of the Orange County Arts Council. Click Here for the Large and Small Works Prospectus (Deadline to Submit: November 7th)
Hallway Theme: Ice and Pine Needles (Drop off by Dec. 15th)
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.