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Distinguished Artist: Ernest Shaw



Artist Talk : Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 4pm


As the 2017 Distinguished Artist at the Arts Society of Kingston

, Shaw has selected drawings, paintings and sculpture that are emblematic of the essential themes of his art over the last 55 years;  life and death, living and dying, change and transformation, wounds, dreams, memories, human vulnerability and mortality.


The artist will be writing an accompanying reflection on the specific works and themes, philosophical, esthetic and psychological that are the driving force of his art, and life. Shaw has hundreds of works in over 50 museum, university and municipal collections, as well as hundreds of private collections, nationwide. He is also a medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and meditation teacher.


On view August 5-26

Opening Reception: Saturday August 5, 5-8pm


Refreshments provided by JK's Wine & Liquor and Savona's Trattoria







Many Faces of ASK - Portraits


First Saturday Opening Reception at the Arts Society of Kingston(ASK)


Saturday August 5th , 5-8 pm

Exhibitions On view August 5-26


Gallery Hours :Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 pm


Would you like to show your visual art at ASK?


All members are invited to submit their artwork for a solo/group show or to the ongoing open members' shows. On this page you'll find forms to submit your work or a proposal for a show.


Please contact us at 845-338-0333 and speak to Vindora for more information or email us with your questions.


Solo/Group Exhibitions


ASK is currently accepting proposals. You may send your completed Exhibition Proposal Form along with jpg files on CD and/or prints of your work. ASK receives 40% of all sales.


On an ongoing basis, the Gallery Committee invites our member artists to submit proposals for future shows, themes, or to volunteer to curate a show. Please mail your information to ASK, or just stop by in person at 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 - 6 pm. Your ideas are welcome!


Please note: For accepted artists/proposals, ASK requests a $250 donation to be put towards the cost of the invitations and the Opening Reception. ASK also requests accepted artists to consider gallery sitting on a Saturday once during the month of the show.


Exhibition Proposal Form (PDF)

Solo/Group Exhibition Contract (PDF)


Gallery Floor Plans and Dimensions (PDF)





Members Exhibitions


Exhibiting your artwork in a members exhibition is a benefit of membership and is open to all current ASK members. Any fine art medium, note: 3 dimensional wall hanging will only be considered if it is under 30 lbs. A $10 hanging fee per piece is requested. ASK receives 40% of all sales.


Below is a link to the contract that must be submitted when artwork is dropped off for a members exhibition.


Members Exhibition Contract (PDF)