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.
Two seatings: 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Experience a wild woodland adventure treating all your senses. Brunch includes made to order omelets, fabulous beverages, and Balthazar breads and pastries. Hosted by Kristina Pfadt Burns and Laura Straus. Tickets are $50 per person, and you can arrange for special gift packages for yo’ Mama.
A portion of the proceeds will go towards Piermont Straus Foundation's public art programming.
Tickets: $35.00 per person; $40.00 at the door
Dust off that mask in your closet and join us for an evening of revelry, vines, and videos. Indulge till your hearts content an array of sweet and savory delights by Laura Straus and Balthazar Bakery and a host of handcrafted concoctions by Kris Burns.
A portion of the proceeds will support Piermont Straus Foundation’s 2015 Art in the Park event.
Exhibition on view through March 22, 2015.
Sara is a Persian representational painter. Drawing and painting are her language, images of couples are her recent obsession, and the quest for plasticity and visual rhythm is her reason to paint. She is going back to the cave paintings, confronting life, painting it. Her sketches on the subway journey every morning from Brooklyn to the New York Studio School began to concentrate on couples, leading to poppy oil drawings on gesso board, paintings, and eventually her recent paper sculptures. The touch of paper in these sculptures and the stroke of brush and oil paint on her canvas paintings come to translate moments of human touch and sensation to create an epiphany: the courtyard of contact.