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.

Figure Drawing at Catalyst

We are pleased to announce a new drawing series at Catalyst, starting next week, Figure Drawing with Movement. Thursday September 19, 6:30-9:30 pm.

$10 (includes a drink). Bring materials. We have chairs and small tables, no easels. We will have a few 11×14″ drawing pads and pencils on hand. There will be some dance and inspired movement by the model as well as several short and longer poses to work from.

Upcoming sessions will be posted here and on our Catalyst Gallery Facebook page. Email us to be added to our list and you will receive emails about future sessions.

We are seeking models on an ongoing basis so contact us if you have some modeling experience. Models may be partially clothed.

Kate Larocca, ‘Intimate Artifacts’

Open daily 10am- 6pm August 23 through 29th, ‘Intimate Artifacts’, an exhibition of 3D printed jewelry, sculpture and woodcut prints by Katherine Larocca. She was trained in fine art printmaking at Milestone Graphics in Bridgeport, CT. Her work can be seen at @thesteelsun on Instagram.

The exhibition also features paintings by the artist’s cousin, Michael Larocca, a music student at the New School in NYC.

MC Kirton & Collette V. Fournier Aug 15-21

Fashion designer & artist MC Kirton and mixed-media photographer Collette V. Fournier have collaborated to display their works at Catalyst Gallery from Thursday, Aug. 15 – Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Gallery hours are 12pm – 7pm. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, from 4pm – 7pm.

The artistic theme of © “Two From Brooklyn” reveals the NYC borough where both artists grew up. Both were reared by parents and family involved in the textile industry and the arts and experienced Brooklyn’s rich culture. In addition to the artist’s reception, © “Two From Brooklyn” will feature a Pop-Up store, MC Kirton’s fabric art of ties, bow ties, and various works on fabric.

Mark Charles Kirton, better known as “MC” was born and raised in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights and Bed/Stuy. MC Kirton studied at Pratt Institute’s Summer Program in the Brooklyn Museum in the 1970’s. Kirton is MBA Graduate of Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. Kirton, a noted Civil Rights Activist with Henega Lake Project, Event Planner with Moto-Kids Charity, Miss Black New York and Musical talents Kadnar Trio, Aima and many others, MC takes his talents to a new level creating fashion for today’s inner-city male. MC took the essence of what his mother gave him of a Bajan experience: dedication, design and innovation, “Kente by Kirton Bowties” was born out of a Brooklyn brownstone sewing class in late 1970’s.

As a documentary and travel photographer and influenced by her designer Mother, Collette V. Fournier has been experimenting with fabric and mixed media with her photographic arts. The artist grew up in Harlem, Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy and St. Albans, Queens. Fournier is a graduate of RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fournier is the retired photographer from Campus Communications and teaches photography at Rockland Community College. Fournier, a 20-year member of Kamoinge Inc., an African American photography collective, has curated exhibitions and had fourteen one-woman exhibitions and forty-one group exhibitions. She is published in numerous table top publications and textbooks such as “Reflections in Black”, “Sweet Breath of Life” “Committed to the Image”, “The Blue Jean Book”, “Timeless” and Robert Hirsch’s “Light and Lens”, Photography in the Digital Age. Fournier is completing a personal narrative on her journey through the photographic arts and vigorously shares her “Retrospective Series: Spirit of a People” with the community.