March Members Exhibit:

REBIRTH.

Registrations now open.

FEBRUARY EXHIBITS:

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 3 2024, 3-5PM at the Arts Society of Kingston’s Members Gallery, located at 97 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401.

A SENSUAL SENSE OF PLACE
Featuring ASK Members Art

A Sensual Sense of Place invites our artist collective to share their perceptions of spaces or feelings they are passionate about experiencing throughout spacetime – taking us to that special place that opens up our sensual senses.

The exhibitions showcase 2D & 3D works in a variety of media created by ASK’s member artists, and will be on view through February 25, 2024. Local communities, including artists & art enthusiasts are welcome and encouraged to join the opening reception to celebrate the New Year at ASK with our committed membership and volunteers.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 3 2024, 3-5PM at the Arts Society of Kingston’s Members Gallery, located at 97 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401.

Digital Paintings by
Tad Richards

James “Tad” Richards is an American writer and visual artist. He is also artistic director and former president of Opus 40, the sculpture park in Saugerties, New York. Richards was born in Washington, D.C. in 1940. In 1943, his mother married the sculptor Harvey Fite, who created Opus 40 from 1939 to 1976. He attended Bard College (where Fite was on the faculty) before earning a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

This exhibit features works from Richards’ San Miguel Dogs and Waiting Room – Impressions of Kingston series.

Dan McCormack
50 years of my photographing nudes

McCormack has led the Advanced Photography Seminar at the Dutchess County Art Association in Poughkeepsie, New York for over twenty years. He has photographed the nude for over forty years, working in the studio, various indoor settings, and out in the landscape of upstate New York. His book Body Light: Passages in a Relationship, a series of images of his wife Wendy, was published in 1988.
After studying with Aaron Siskind, Joseph Jachna, Arthur Siegel, and Wynn Bullock at the IIT Institute of Design in 1965, Dan McCormack started graduate school in 1968 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he began photographing the nude. At the Art Institute of Chicago he worked with Kenneth Josephson, Barbara Crane and Frank Barsotti. Since then, he has “explored figurative imagery in silver, cyanotype, palladium, and digital prints,” while working with “Nimslo, Diana, Holga,” and conventional cameras, as well as an office scanner and video camera. In his most recent series, he takes B&W photographs with an oatmeal box pinhole camera, then digitally colorizes them, with the result that the images are “rooted in sixteenth-century optics juxtaposed with twenty-first century digital technology.”

Internal Fitness Part 2, Be Nice To Yourself
Self Discovery Starts From Self Compassion

ASK Artist’s Salon presents another free workshop by Naoko Oshima, Internal Fitness Part 2, Be Nice To Yourself; Self Discovery Starts From Self Compassion on Friday February 23rd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Member Gallery. With new exercises and drills we will explore wide and deep into self compassion. No need to RSVP, just join us with great curiosity, open-mind and a desire to evolve.

Naoko Oshima has been a member of ASK for a long time. Her passion for art and fitness resulted in this fun and friendly workshop in a hope to inspire and elevate the spirit for artists and beyond. For more visit www.naokooshima.com.

2024 Member Shows – Themes and Dates

Month Theme Dates Drop Off art for current show Pick up art from last show Opening reception
January Abstract Reality Saturday, 1/6 to Sunday 1/28 Tues 1/2

Wed  1/3

1-5pm

Tues 1/2

Wed  1/3

1-5pm

Saturday 1/6

3-5pm

February A Sensual Sense of Place Saturday, 2/3 to

Sunday, 2/25

Tues   1/30

Wed   1/31

1-5pm

Tues   1/30

Wed   1/31

1-5pm

Saturday 2/3

3-5pm

March Rebirth Saturday, 3/2 to

Sunday, 3/31

Tues   2/27

Wed   2/28

1-5pm

Tues   2/27

Wed   2/28

1-5pm

Saturday 3/2

3-5pm

April Poetry of the Ordinary Saturday 4/6 to

Sunday4/28

Tues   4/2

Wed   4/3

1-5pm

Tues   4/2

Wed   4/3

1-5pm

Saturday 4/6

3-5pm

May Found Objects,

Constructive Reality

Saturday 5/4 to

Sunday 5/26

Tues   4/30

Wed   5/1

1-5pm

Tues   4/30

Wed   5/1

1-5pm

Saturday 5/4

3-5pm

June The Color of Light Saturday 6/1 to

Sunday 6/30

Tues   5/28

Wed   5/29

1-5pm

Tues   5/28

Wed   5/29

1-5pm

Saturday 6/1

3-5pm

July Open Theme Saturday 7/6 to

Sunday 7/28

Tues   7/2

Wed   7/3

1-5pm

Tues   7/2

Wed   7/3

1-5pm

Saturday 7/6

3-5pm

August Everyday Visions Saturday 8/3 to

Sunday 8/25

Tues   7/30

Wed   7/31

1-5pm

Tues   7/30

Wed   7/31

1-5pm

Saturday 8/3

3-5pm

September People, Portraits and Other Living Things Saturday 9/7 to

Sunday 9/29

Tues   9/3

Wed   9/4

1-5pm

Tues   9/3

Wed   9/4

1-5pm

Saturday 9/7

3-5pm

October Rites, Rituals and Magic Saturday 10/5 to

Sunday 10/27

Tues   10/1

Wed   10/2

1-5pm

Tues   10/1

Wed   10/2

1-5pm

Saturday 10/5

3-5pm

November The Decisive Moment Saturday 11/2 to

Sunday 11/24

Tues  10/29

Wed   10/30

1-5pm

Tues  10/29

Wed   10/30

1-5pm

Saturday 11/2

3-5pm

December Seasonings Saturday 12/7 to

Sunday 12/29

Tues  12/3

Wed   12/4

1-5pm

Tues  12/3

Wed   12/4

1-5pm

Saturday 12/7

3-5pm