Category Archives: Catalyst Gallery

2nd Sat Still a Celebration in Beacon

This particular The Groundhog post (from Medium) about Beacon’s Second Sat is from Feb 11, 2017, but rings true more than ever and happens to mention Catalyst. Perhaps the main difference is that, even on winter days, Beacon isn’t that ‘quiet and sleepy’ anymore!

Second Saturday: A Celebration in Beacon, by Kelly Smith

The streets of Beacon are filled with people of all ages — most wearing ski jackets, scarves and gloves due to the bitter winter weather. The small and charming town is bustling. It’s Second Saturday: a daylong event, which celebrates art, theater and the Hudson Valley. It also shouldn’t go unnoticed that stores offer free wine and cheese, too.

Second Saturday is a pretty self-explanatory title. On the second Saturday of each month, Beacon offers its guests the works. The usually quiet and sleepy town extends store hours and welcome people with open doors from surrounding towns both near and far. In my experience alone I met an accountant from Queens, an event planner from Newburgh and a professor from Fishkill.

Beacon, a town that prides itself on its art, is full of life on Second Saturday. The Dia: Beacon, a gigantic art museum, is packed with people of all ages. The majority are standing around taking pictures of sculptures with their iPhones, myself included. For a girl that doesn’t know a thing about art, it’s easy to tell that these pieces of work are absolutely breathtaking. Not to mention that the museum overlooks the Hudson, which makes it the ideal picturesque location.

I walk down Main Street, a quaint street that features a balance of historic Hudson Valley buildings and new businesses. It’s hard to decide where you want to go first.

For me, a journalist not particularly interested in art, I head straight to Tito Santana for what could have possibly been the greatest tacos I’ve ever eaten. The open environment makes it easy to find a place to eat and the deals make it an affordable night out.

As the sun sets and the night rapidly approaches, music begins filling the air. My people-watching is at an all time high as couples and friends whip out their best dance moves.

The growth and success of Second Saturday is immeasurable. Beacon is proof that it’s possible to create a town that prides the historic Hudson Valley charm, while mixing in hip, modern and local shops. But what do I think is the true key to success? The people.

I’m certainly not the only one to think this.

Erica Hauser, co-owner of a charming gallery off Main Street called Catalyst Gallery, emphasized the constant sense of community in Beacon. ”The sense of community drew me up from the city,” she says in the middle of the gallery, surrounded by various sized vibrant paintings. “It was a big thing from the very start. I mean, even if you’re shy you can still go out and do projects and find your way. That’s the beauty of it — especially during Second Saturday when genuinely everyone supports each other.”

Second Saturday is an escape from the real world. It’s a day of relaxation, food, drink, culture and good company. It’s a day long celebration.

For more information visit http://beaconarts.org/events/second-saturday/

 

 

Closing reception Sun Jan 7 for Small Works

Abigail Quinlisk (sold)
Carin White
Anna West
Jackie Skyzyrnski
Chantelle Norton
Megan Klim

Catalyst Small Works closes this Sunday! Come check out the show at our closing reception on Sun Jan 7, 2-5 pm. Gallery will be open 12-6 pm. We’ll have coffee, wine and more to warm you up.

In addition to 80+ original artworks still available, we also have many unframed prints on paper by several artists, starting at $20.

Great chance to catch the show and mingle with fellow artists and visitors. We’re also open Sat Jan 6, 12-6 pm.

Happy New Year!

9 days to submit to our December Small Works Show! Deadline Nov 16

5th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

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, and title,  specific media, hxw dimensions (including frame if any, and depth if applicable) and 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).

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 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 and we sell work every year!

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

Deadline to submit images via email is 11:59pm on Thur Nov 16.

Accepted artists will be notified which works have been selected. Notifications to all entrants will be emailed by Tue Nov 21.

If high-quality prints are available of similar works by accepted artists, we may offer them for sale (unframed 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 Nov 29 (6-8pm), Dec 2 and 3 (10am-12pm), Dec 4 (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 9, 6-9pm. It is 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 7, 2-6pm.

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Jan 7 (5-7pm), Jan 8 (10-11am and 5-7pm) and Jan 13 (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.

Catalyst Small Works Show 2017- Submissions Open

5th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show, December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

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, 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).

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 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 Thur Nov 16.

Notifications will be emailed by Tue Nov 21.

If high-quality prints are available of similar works by accepted artists, we may offer them for sale (unframed 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 Nov 29 (6-8pm), Dec 2 and 3 (10am-12pm), Dec 4 (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 9, 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 7, 2-6pm.

Return of Work

Pick-up dates will be Jan 7 (5-7pm), Jan 8 (10-11am and 5-7pm) and Jan 13 (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.

Thank you!

“Cross Pollination” opens Sat Sept 9, reception 6-8pm

“Cross Pollination”
Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street, Beacon NY
Sept 8 – Oct 1, 2017, Friday – Sunday 12-6 PM or by appt.
Beacon Second Saturday Sept 9, 2017, 6-8 PM

It happens every spring: the wind, the birds, the bees carry new life to receptive ground. Through the summer they sow, they grow. And so it is with artists: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us. The 4 widely-shown artists at the Catalyst Gallery in Beacon in September met years ago and have since offered each other new seeds of stimulation and insight. That is cross-pollination: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us.

Jane Soodalter is a macro photographer who seeks the hidden beauty in everyday objects. “For this series I safaried through woods, fields, gardens, arboretums, roadsides and city streets to capture the grace and allure concealed in the foliage of plants and trees.”

Cali Gorevic is exhibiting black and white photographs of leaves. “For 25 years trees have been my primary focus; only recently did I feel the impetus to narrow my focus and explore the singular, sensual beauty of each leaf, as different from each other as snowflakes”.

Anita Jacobson uses collage to “to explore the delicate balance between humans and their surroundings.  The collages are a commentary on humans as the ‘invasive species’ and the necessity to preserve the myriad forms of life on earth.”

Cindy Booth utilizes a plethora of materials from clay and copper to epoxies and found objects to create three-dimensional sculptures. “Generating and creating art is for me about letting go of control and allowing the materials to take me in unexpected directions.”

Press from ‘The Highlands Current’ for Carin Jean White’s show

The Highlands Current, Aug 12, 2017:

Art Director

By Alison Rooney

The last time Carin Jean White showed her paintings at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, a number of friends came from the city to the opening. Knowing that she is a theater director as well as a visual artist, they told her of the connection they saw in her work between both pursuits. She saw it, too, she says, but not before it was pointed out.

Growing up in a Bay Area household where art supplies were always lying around (courtesy of her father, a graduate of the Art Institute of San Francisco), White was often found crafting dioramas. At the same time, she began acting in plays at age 4 and directed her first play in high school. Plus, she was interested in science.

Carin Jean White (Photo by A. Rooney)

All of these elements come together in the Cold Spring resident’s current work, much of which is interdisciplinary, drawing upon site-specific questions, applications of design extending to sound, consideration of spatial qualities and other strands of exploration.

Her latest Catalyst show, which opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, is her third in the space. While it focuses on her painting, most of her work rests at the intersection of theater and visual installation…

For the continuation of this story, please click this link to The Highlands Current.

A painting by Carin Jean White

 

White’s paintings will be on view at Catalyst, at 137 Main St., through Sept. 4. See carinjeanwhite.com.