All posts by Erica Hauser

‘Art For The Home’ opens Nov 28 through Dec 2: Sarah Berman & Louann Mazzeo

Art for the Home will be on view at Catalyst November 28 – December 2. There will be a reception on Friday November 30 at 7pm. Refreshments and Sarah’s Birthday!

Daily Hours:
Wed-Thurs 10-7
Fri-Sun 9-8

Louann Mazzeo
Original hand-painted furniture pieces and maps
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Instagram @paint_it_hv

Sarah Berman
Acrylic paintings inspired by aerial earth views
sarahjberman.com
Facebook.com/sarahjbermancreative
Instagram @sarahjberman

Paintings by David Kendrick, opening Nov 3

Looking ahead, David Kendrick’s show of abstract paintings opens Sat Nov 3 with a reception for the artist 6-9pm. The gallery will be open weekends 12-6 pm and Mon-Thu 2-6pm through Nov 26.

“My art has evolved from my earliest realism period toward bold abstraction. It is an ever-changing vehicle of continuous movement of shape, form and color.
For me, painting is a daring adventure into the unknown, a quest for truth assisted by the actions of the paint brush.
I work for that inner voice: that search, that unknown, that mystical metamorphosis that sometimes appears and in return sends out vibrations called art.”

Windsong, acrylic on canvas, 44″x60″, David Kendrick

Call For Artists! Submissions are open for 6th Catalyst Small Works

6th annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Deadline to submit: Nov 17.

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 info@catalystgallery.com. 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: https://squareup.com/store/catalyst-gallery or by check (payable to Catalyst Gallery and mailed to Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY 12508). You may include 1 additional image per 3D work.

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 Sat Nov 17, 11:59 pm EST. Accepted artists will be notified which works have been selected. Notifications to all entrants will be emailed by Fri Nov 23.

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.

Delivery of Work

If accepted, artists must deliver work in person, or ship. Drop-off dates will be Dec 1 and 2 (10am-12pm), Dec 3 (6-8pm). Shipped work must arrive by Dec 4.

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/party is Sat Dec 8, 6-9pm. It is also Beacon’s 2nd Saturday (www.beaconarts.org). Gallery hours will be Fri-Sun 12-6 pm with many additional weekday hours tba. There will be a closing reception Sun Jan 6, 2-5pm.

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Jan 6 (5-7pm), Jan 7 (5-7pm) and Jan 12 (10am-12pm). 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.

Burl & Balance: Works by Mandy Kelso & Erica Hauser

The October show at Catalyst, Burl & Balance, will be an exhibition of Mandy Kelso‘s evocative work in encaustic, paint and wood opposite paintings and collages from Erica Hauser‘s stack series.

There will be a reception for the artists on Sat Oct 6, 6-9 pm and the show will run through Oct 28th. The gallery will be open until 9 pm on Second Saturday, Oct 13. Hours Sat & Sun 12-6pm and by chance or appt on Fri & Mon.

Mandy Kelso’s collection speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and the process of facing challenge and disaster in order to carve new paths of being and creation. During the show’s run, the gallery will present a reading from the artist’s “Poems for Wyatt”, which speaks to the catastrophe caused by unexpected loss.
Her artwork and writing celebrate the creative process in coping with such loss, and its role in finding vibrant and peaceful spaces through visual artistry.

Erica Hauser’s new body of work explores chromatic and organic balance in a playful but delicate tension between object and canvas. While the color palettes evoke the same vintage simplicity of her earlier Americana works, this abstract collection references more meditative forms found in nature, drawing upon her decades-long experience as a wood-stacker. The works retain the quiet feel of pristinely-stacked objects in space, yet humming with the energy of her striking use of color.

Currently on view through Sept 30, paintings and glass works by Kathleen Andersen and paintings by Tom Chibbaro. Open Fri-Sun.

Available 2019 dates to book shows/events at Catalyst!

Interested in installing a show or event at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY? We offer 450+ sq ft storefront space on Main St for short term pop-up events, such as exhibitions, book releases, pop-ups, open studios, sales, performances, benefits and workshops.
These may run from 1-2 days to 2-3 weeks to 4 weeks and the fee ranges from $200-$1400. We take no commission on sold work; the artist receives keys and handles all aspects of their show, and the fee helps us maintain the gallery.

All proposals will be reviewed by Catalyst Gallery. We are open to many ideas. We suggest you visit the gallery or request a floor plan to see if it’s the right fit for your project. For pricing and more information please email Erica at info@catalystgallery.com and include a description of you (or the person you are representing) and your proposal, any questions you may have, and a website link or images of your work. Or call us at 845-204-3844.

We are actively booking for 2019, which will be our 7th year! Visit our blog archive of over 80 exhibitions and events since opening in Feb 2013. We are proud of being known as one of the most interesting, diverse, and consistently satisfying venues for art in Beacon.

Salon Series continues with 2 events Sat Aug 25

Authors Kat Savino & Sarah-Jane deBrito Martin will read new works at Catalyst this Saturday evening Aug 25 at 7:30pm.

Sarah-Jane deBrito Martin will also be holding an interactive storytelling event at Catalyst earlier on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, see below for details. All are welcome! These events are part of the summer salon series that Carin White is hosting at the gallery during her exhibition of paintings, which is up through Sept 3.

Paintings by Carin Jean White

Spontaneity, physicality, and expressive force are prioritized in Carin Jean White’s artwork. Her oil paintings are in the vein of gestural abstraction as she finds the composition through the process of creating the work. Often playful, often reminiscent of natural landscapes, White’s paintings are a joy to experience.

On view now through September 2.