Diane Churchill is a painter living in Nyack, NY with a studio at GAGA, Garnerville, NY. She exhibits widely in New York City and Rockland County with occasional forays into other parts of the world. Her work has been reviewed by The New York Times on several occasions and written about by David Shapiro and former Ms. Magazine editor Harriet Lyons. Churchill’s work is in numerous collections including the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, Bellvue Hospital in NYC and Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC. In addition to her studio and curatorial practice, Churchill was the organizer of Conversations at SOHO20 (Chelsea). She has organized panels and discussions on a range of feminist inspired topics such as women’s labor, sex trafficking, child soldiers, and the legacy of the feminist art movement in New York City.
Opening Reception for artist Dianne Rella introducing Red Dot Mosaics.
Pebble Mosaics - Artists Statement by Dianne Rella
Mosaics - the earliest were made of pebbles. Small, flat stones hand-placed into mortar to create smooth surfaces for the Greeks to walk on. Today I use the same techniques and materials to create artworks you want to touch, to walk on with bare feet or just to look at. After studying at the Orsoni Workshop in Venice Italy achieving a Master certificate in mosaic arts; working along with great mosaic masters using gold, glass, marble and smalti, I found that I was drawn to the smooth round stones from my own shores. Walking the beaches collecting stones is what I think of as a perfect day. I pick up pebbles everywhere I go. Round ones, smooth ones, ones with unique specs or lines, pebbles are my pallet.
After graduating with honors from Pratt Institute with a BFA in design, achieving awards as Creative Director in NYC for over 20 years, I continued to do mosaics. A member of SAMA (Society of Mosaic Artists) and moving to Provincetown MA propelled me to create mosaics for landscapes as well as corporate and residential interiors. To create lightness and movement with the hardest of stones and knowing that they will last for years to come is truly humbling. Exhibition on view through December 31.
Take home an artist-made gift for the Holidays featuring D'alma Designs Portuguese inspired ceramics and treats * Jewelry by Lisa Medoff Designs * Ceramic & Porcelain Plant Pairings by Ceramic Eden * One of a kind tiles by South of the Mountain Tileworks and unique treasures by artists Kellyann Monaghan, Margaret Grace, Arthur Gunther, Diane Churchill, Sue Barrasi, Alicia Chimento, and Mark Herman
Piermont Straus Celebrates Girls Night Out
Roam the Village of Piermont on the night of Thursday, October 18 from 5-10pm. Shops and restaurants will be open late with raffles and lots of great options to celebrate the Fall in Piermont. Piermont Straus opens with new works by Alicia Chimento, Sue Barrasi, Margaret Grace, Arthur Gunther, MKS Ceramics, CeramicEden, South of the Mountain Tileworks, Diane Churchill, Kellyann Monaghan and Deborah Blau. Plus lots of cool libations and snacks. Join us.
Art in the Park is an art festival FREE to artists that takes place in Piermont, NY in Flywheel Park on the shores of the Hudson River. Thousands of visitors come to see artists work on site, take part in special workshops, and buy art at this art festival. Our next festival is on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Here's where you go to sign up! You must register by Friday, September 7, 2018 to be eligible to exhibit at this event.
For more information, please write to us at email@example.com.
Meet the Artists & Writers
From 5-10pm on Thursday, May 10
Lisa Levart renowned photographer book signing and photos from her recent work "Women of the Ramapoungh Lenape Nation". Ann Marie Sabath will be signing her new book, "What Self Made Millionaires Do that Most People Don't". Julie Cahn trunk show featuring her new line of silver and copper napkin rings. Pamela Ann Hudson's South of the Mountain Tileworks collection, Lisa Medoff handmade jewelry trunk show. Ceramiceden hand thrown porcelain and plant pairings. Plus works by Kellyann Monaghan, Johanna Goodman, Margaret Grace, and more! Celebrate Girl's Night Out and shop for Mother's Day with Piermont Straus Gallery.
Celebrate Arthur Gunther’s New collection of paintings and join us for a Lisa Medoff Designs jewelry trunk show on Friday, January 26 from 4-8pm. Just in time for your valentine ❤️. We will be featuring Leonides Chocolates for sale, plus Soap & Paper scents and creams, our BeesWax Co. candle collection, Ceramic Eden plants, plus paintings by Sue Barrasi, Kellyann Monghan, Dan White, Margaret Grace, and reproductions by Numeric Press, Johanna Goodman, and more!
Piermont Straus Gallery celebrates Parisian artist Jacques Jarrige's drawings, sculptural jewelry, and miniatures.
In collaboration with Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), Nyack, NY, and the Valerie Goodman Gallery in NYC, this three-part celebration begins with the unveiling of Jarrige's sculptures at RoCA, a house tour of Goodman's Jarrige "art-house", and finally a champagne reception at Piermont Straus Gallery.
Go to www.rocklandculture.org for complete listings.
The artist will be in attendance for the opening.
Join us for this very special event.
Please join us for a very special Workshop Series at Piermont Straus Gallery with Simone Eisold. As a sought after designer forluxury brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali and Lafayette 148, Simone put her European design sensibility to work building successful home and luxury clothing collections.
In this interactive 3-workshop series, you will define your personal style, re-imagine your space and create a seasonal mood in your home, to better reflect your unique style.
Beginning on Monday June 12, 19, 26 from 6-8pm. This exciting and inspiring workshop series is created to guide the exploration and identification of your individual style.
This workshop is specifically designed around your chosen projects - great for creating new spaces, refreshing old homes, or selling a home!
The series is $150 per person and includes all materials. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register below by adding the workshop to your cart!
Opening reception for artist Johanna Goodman, Saturday, May 20 from 1pm to 5pm.
Johanna Goodman is an artist and illustrator who lives in Nyack, New York. Her work has been exhibited widely and her illustration work has appeared just about everywhere — she has painted portraits of world leaders for the cover of Time, rock stars for Rolling Stone, CEOs for the Wall Street Journal, and is currently the lead artist for Poetry in Motion for the New York Subway.
Johanna’s Imaginary Beings Series at Piermont Straus Gallery will showcase our essential Hudson River Valley, bringing whimsy and fun to Piermont with her collage work.
Jane CoCo Cowles will bring some sunshine to Piermont!
Learn the art of intricate paper cutting. Jane will demonstrate how to craft delicate shapes and detailed images using just scissors and paper. It is a medium that is blends both the two dimensional art of drawing and the three dimensional art of sculpting. Bring your scissors. This event is free!
Please join us for our annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10 from 1pm to 5pm.
Grape D'Vine wine tasting with Wine Educator Heidi Normand-Berge
Stephanie Berger, Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Stage
Ivan Szendro, Alice in the Upperland
See new works and meet the artists!
Margaret Grace, Kellyann Monaghan, Kris Campbell, Lynn Stein, Ramon Lascano, Jana Kolpen, CeramicEden, WovenHome, Pratt&Hebert
RedBee Honey & Soap & Paper, Numeric Press, plus antiques for garden & home.
Come meet the artists and authors !
Join us for an evening with Charis J. Carmichael Braun. Charis will be exhibiting and presenting on the theme, "Nude in Nature".
Charis grew up in New Ulm, MN. After an exchange year in Switzerland, she earned her BA from Bethany Lutheran College and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She is currently the Director of Communications and Caretaker at The League Residency at Vyt, the international artist residency of the Art Students League of New York. She has served on two NYC not-for-profits: as a board member for Spark and Echo Arts and also as the President of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and may be found in both private and public collections. With her husband Andrew Braun, a woodworker and cabinetmaker, Charis lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.
Celebrate Spring at Piermont Straus with special gifts for Mother's Day! Come see plant and ceramic pairings by Laura Straus, paintings by Kellyann Monaghan & Frances Wells, and prints by Mark Herman.
Enjoy sparkling beverages and breathe in the scents of ceramiceden.
Exhibition on view through January 2016.
Please join us for the launch of Mark Herman Landmarks, NY. An illustrated exploration of the Hudson River Valley and iconic NYC perspectives by award-winning graphic artist, Mark Herman. With a spectacular eye for color and form, and with a hint of nostalgia, Mark's art is sure to delight young and old, and to bring fond memories of places in time for all.
Meet the artist, Kellyann Monaghan, and enjoy snacks and discussion about her new work.
"I use landscapes and urban landscapes as a journey and stage for the drama of light, air and movement. I attempt to see past the structured architecture, bridge and bodies of water into the otherworldly qualities of the landscape. I am intrigued by the way light plays on architecture and water, energizing and describing form. There is a mystery in the dynamics of light and atmosphere in contrast to the architectural structures.
In this current work I have taken inspiration from the history of painting the Hudson River area. These new paintings depict the expansive and mysterious views surrounding the Hudson River, including the George Washington Bridge areas and up leading up to the town of Piermont. There is emptiness and solitude in the spaces I paint; yet they have a quality of human presence through the atmosphere and illumination.
I have exaggerated and edited qualities from the river into dramatic compositions. I am also fascinated by the landscape’s night sky, which reflects the ever-present human interjection of light pollution into the river. The saturated and artificial light reflecting from the town of Piermont at night into the river presents surprising beauty.
My aim is to maintain an element of spontaneity and directness in the paint and in print. A fluid and spontaneous quality in the every paint stroke is very important to me. I often work all prima and often plein air. I edit, emphasize and exaggerate structural forms from life observation. The process allows for idiosyncratic and unexpected painterly qualities to occur.
The nuances of light, atmosphere, water and architecture generate a constant awe, nostalgia and surprise. At times the awe is when you are hoping to see it and other moments it is a surprise in unexpected places. The painting process is not just an analytical process for me, but is a revelation in every visual moment."
Exhibition on view through Friday, November 27, 2015
A multi-media installation by KRIS BURNS of ephemera, films, festoonery and a gallery of flowers featuring the wildly wonderful flowers of Bluefield Farms, one of a kind ceramics by LAURA STRAUS, and landscapes by KELLYANN MONAGHAN.
Check back for special workshops and events planned for this fall.
Frances Wells, painter of light, opens her exhibition on the eve of the Strawberry Moon. Join us in celebration of the Hudson River and the strawberry harvest moonrise in Piermont.