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Catalyst makes the must-see gallery list in HV Mag

Thanks Hudson Valley Magazine for including Catalyst Small Works in your roundup of holiday art shows!
We open at noon this Sat 12/14 with a reception 6-9pm, and 12-6pm on Sun.

Add Color to the Holidays at These Hudson Valley Art Shows

Local galleries spotlight affordable art and regional creators just in time for the gifting season.


This December, it’s the most colorful, ahem, wonderful time of the year in the Hudson Valley. Although, if we get down to it, colorful isn’t far off the mark. Between sparkling light shows, vibrant holiday markets, and gilded home decor, holiday hues define winter in the region.

Of course, nowhere does seasonal shades better than the Valley’s many art galleries. During the countdown to the winter festivities, local galleries shine their spotlight on the area’s talented creatives and makers during neighborhood showings that are just as perfect for weekend to-dos as they are for gifting inspiration.

Take a peek at the Valley’s artsy rundown, then get to shopping and viewing all month long.

Catalyst Small Works Show

December 7 – January 12
Catalyst Gallery, Beacon

Featuring painting, photography, sculpture, prints, and mixed media from more than 70 artists, Catalyst’s show runs until early January. On December 7, from 6-9 p.m., the public is welcome to attend an opening reception.

Artist List, 2019 Catalyst Small Works

  • Aaron Wax
  • Adam Lister
  • Amy Pilkington
  • Andrea Moreau
  • Ann Cofta
  • Anna West
  • Atticus Lanigan
  • Bekah Starr
  • Bill DeNoyelles
  • Birgit Larsen
  • Caiming Cheung
  • Caroline Dahlmanns
  • Catherine Welshman
  • Chris O’Neal
  • Christopher Neyen
  • Cindy Gould
  • Dana Devine O’Malley
  • Deb Davidovits
  • Eliza Fichter
  • Elizabeth Lindy
  • Ellen Burch
  • Ellen O’Sullivan
  • Erica Hauser
  • Evan Samuelson
  • Gemma Kahng
  • Heather Thompson
  • Holly Sumner
  • Jackie Skyrzinski
  • Jason Storm
  • Jean Brennan
  • Jean Noack
  • Jennifer Blakeslee
  • Jessica Nash
  • Jon Reichert
  • Judy Thomas
  • Kat Stoutenborough
  • Katie Chirichillo
  • Katie Larocca
  • Katrina Ross Zezza
  • Kent Lee Petersen
  • Luke Milanek
  • M.S. Eberhardt
  • Margaret Ryan
  • Margot Kingon
  • Mark Darnobid
  • Mark Roland
  • Mary Ann Glass
  • Meghan Spiro
  • Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh
  • Olga Skorokhod
  • Pablo Medina
  • Pamela Garfield
  • Philomena Kiernan
  • Randall Martin
  • Rene Crigler
  • Rosemary Rednour
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Sarah Fagan
  • Scott Lerman
  • Sharon Robleza
  • Sharon Watts
  • Sheilah Rechtschaffer
  • Stampie Dear
  • Stephanie Fogarty
  • Stephanie Rivers
  • Steve Attardo
  • Susan Keiser
  • Tamara Rafkin
  • Theresa Gooby
  • Thomas Van WInkle
  • Timothy Delaney
  • Tina Bernstein
  • Toby Dunne
  • Vivien Collens
  • Zoë Cone

Catalyst Small Works Show Dec 7, 2019-Jan 12, 2020

7th annual Catalyst Small Works Show opens this Saturday December 7! Over 140 works for sale by 75 artists. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints and mixed media. Gifts, cards, prints and more. Opening reception 6-9 pm.

Gallery hours Sat & Sun noon-6 pm, additional tba and by appt. Through January 12.

We’ll also be open til 9 pm for Beacon’s Second Saturday, December 14.

Tom McKeveny on view through Oct 27

A solo exhibition of prints by Tom McKeveny is on view through October 27. Gallery will be open Fri 4-8 pm, Sat & Sun 2-6 pm.

The images in this show were created in a digital environment, drawn with the assistance of a Wacom Intuos3 tablet and stylus. They are not photographs or scans of work originating in other media (paintings, lithos, etc.).
They were created to become prints, existing as ink-on-paper objects.

All are available, printed with archival Canon Lucia EX pigment inks on museum quality Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, printed in limited editions at Beacon Fine Art Printing, Beacon NY.

For further info visit

Autumn Matrix

Perhaps . . .

In the moment of perception, elements of the perceiving

self and perceived world transmigrate, blend.

• • •

Within these deep encounters, the coherent unitary identity

of beings-in-the-world can emerge.

• • •

Wilderness, solitude, silence offer opportunities to

experience such moments, as do contemplating,

and creating, works of art.

My work is a finger pointing to spaces where the near-incessant

internal and external clatter of contemporary life subside into a pure,

relaxed concentration. In these spaces, undisturbed, we may return to

ourselves and to a recognition of the profound mystery of existence.

–Tom McKeveny

Figure Drawing Thurs Oct 10, 7-10pm

Figure Drawing
Thursday October 10, 7:00-10:00 pm
$10 (includes a drink)
137 Main St, Beacon NY 12508

Bring your own materials. We have chairs and small tables, no easels. If you have a small tray table you are welcome to bring it.

There will be short gestural poses (1 min), medium length (5-10 min) and longer (20-30 min) poses to work from.

Please invite anyone you think may be interested, and email us with any questions. If you need to arrive halfway through, text and we’ll let you in at a break. Thank you! Email us to be added to the email list for future sessions.

RSVPs are not required but are appreciated, as space is limited.

Call For Artists! Catalyst Small Works

7th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 7, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Deadline to submit: Nov 10.

Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media of many kinds will be considered. No video. Submit up to four quality jpegs (labeled w/your last name and/or title) to Include in the email your name, email, address, phone number, website, instagram, and title/media/dimensions/price of each work.

Entry Fee

$30 for up to four images. Fee is payable by credit card through this link to Square: or by check (payable to Catalyst Gallery and mailed to Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY 12508). Fee must be received by Mon Nov 11. You may include 1 additional image per 3D work and one additional image of proposed framing if relevant.

Guidelines for Submissions

Size must be no larger than 16″ in any direction for 2D including frame, and 20″ for 3D.The work must arrive clean, professional and ready to hang. This may mean wired or with hardware attached. 3-D pieces must be self-supporting (we have pedestals & small wall shelves but you may provide your own) or wall-mounted.

Works on paper must be framed or mounted. It is helpful if images include frame (if any) or description of proposed framing.

Price limit is $500. When selecting & pricing your work, please consider that affordability will increase the likelihood of sales during the holiday season. This is a fun and popular show!

Gallery retains a 25% commission on sold work. Artists will receive payment after the show closes.

We encourage early entries. Deadline to submit images via email is Sun Nov 10, 11:59 pm EST. Accepted artists will be notified which works have been selected. Notifications to all entrants will be emailed by Sun Nov 17.

If high-quality prints/cards are available of similar works by accepted artists, we may offer them for sale (unframed, priced and in clear bag w/backing) in our ‘gift shop’; the same 25% commission applies. Indicate interest and brief description.

Delivery of Work

If accepted, artists must deliver work in person, or ship. Drop-off dates will be Sat Nov 23, Sun Nov 24 and Sun Dec 1 (10am-12pm), and Mon Dec 2 (6-8pm). Shipped work must arrive by Dec 2.

Accepted artists must notify us beforehand if you plan to ship your work and we will provide the address. Do not ship to gallery. Artists must cover all shipping expenses. A computer-generated return label for return of work must be enclosed. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Gallery is not responsible for work arriving damaged or late. Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own work if they wish. **The gallery proprietors retain the final word on what will be in the exhibition and how the art will be installed.**

Opening Reception

The opening reception is Sat Dec 7, 6-9pm. Also open til 9 for Beacon’s Second Sat, Dec 14 ( Gallery hours will be Fri-Sun 12-6pm with additional hours tba. There will be a closing reception on January’s Second Sat,  Sat Jan 11, 5-8pm

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Sun Jan 12 (4-7pm) and Mon Jan 13 (10am-12pm and 5-7pm). Other arrangements can be made if necessary. Unsold work must be picked up unless return shipping has been arranged. If work is not picked up by Jan 31 it will become property of the gallery.