This page is dedicated to official news and events directly associated with CATWALK Artist Residency.
Institute of Fine Arts, New York visits CATWALK
Bombay on the Hudson
Ganesh Chaturi, the honoree of the soiree Magical evening at Purcell and Jim Palmer’s Catwalk
WGXC visits CATWALK
Recently, WGXC’s Galen Joseph-Hunter came by for a visit to catch up with Purcell Palmer, Director of CATWALK, Merry-Beth Noble Coordinator, and Hague Williams, Web/Media Designer to find out whats new with CATWALK for 2012 and their impressions of location as it pertains to visiting artists in the Catskill Region. Also Galen interviewed two of the artists in residence at the time Brooke Moyse and Wistar Watt Murray about their work and CATWALK!
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Purcell Palmer in Burma
GCCA is proud to announce Purcell Palmer as the 2012 Distinguished Service Award honoree.
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“Wall Street to Main Street” in Catskill
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WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET Call for Proposals/Entries Wall Street to Main Street is a collaborative art project linking Occupy Wall Street and the rest of America, via the small town of Catskill, NY. The Occupy Wall Street Movement (OWS) has focused its energy on the need for justice for the 99%. This project, Wall Street to Main Street, offers a platform for creative expression and dialogue focusing attention on an economically depressed community through inventive art exhibitions and cultural events. Invitation to submit Proposals/Entries: Open to all artists nationally and internationally, including Hudson Valley artists. Deadline for Proposals February 1 Notification to Artists February 7 Installations February 7‐March 15 Opening Reception March 17 Project dates March 17 ‐ May 31 The project goals of Wall Street to Main Street are: 1. To explore art as a way to understand the issues of the Occupy Movement with opportunities for education, communication, and a showcase of wildly creative artistic expressions; 2. To highlight the vanguard role of artists in this and past movements, as well as the role communities play in nurturing their vision; 3. To model a peaceful partnership between the cultural organizations, educational institutions, protesters, artists and the citizens who make up our communities; 4. To explore ideas in art works that call attention to real‐world economic problems, fundamental democratic processes, and an urgent need for systemic reform. People/Contacts‐ Presented by the Greene County Council on the Arts, this project is co‐organized by Occupy With Art, an affinity group of the OWS Arts and Culture Committee, Fawn Potash (Project Director, Masters on Main Street) and Geno Rodriquez (co‐founder/former Director of The Alternative Museum). Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. 518‐943‐3400. Exhibitions may include art work by/for/about the Occupy Movement in any media, utilizing interior space and/or windows. A dozen vacant storefronts are anticipated with additional display area in active shop windows. Exhibits may include traditional media, new media, light based works, sound, motion, text. There is no fee/rent, but interior exhibits require staffing and utility payments. A signed agreement is required promising to return the space to its original condition. Grant funding is pending to cover utility expenses, and a network is in process offering local hosts with overnight accommodations and gallery sitters. Events may include workshops, hands‐on activities, forums, panel discussions, tours, performance, radio broadcasts, story telling, projections and readings, cross‐pollinated subjects/genres combining political science/economics/art taking place in exhibition spaces or surrounding venues. Photo‐Documentary Exhibit Call for Entries: Curated by Geno Rodriguez, this exhibit serves as a descriptive introduction of the events of the global Occupy Movement as seen through the kaleidoscopic lens of contemporary photographers, as well as the portal leading to the dynamic array of exhibits and events taking place down Main Street. Area resources: Catskill’s Main Street is nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Creek with clear views of the Catskill Mountains at sunset. It offers several architecturally intact 19th century facades, a vaudeville‐era movie theater, two small pocket parks and a Community Center. There is a Carnegie Library nearby, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and a bridge leading to Hudson, NY. Catskill is at the center of a circle of educational institutions‐ Columbia‐Greene Community College (Hudson, NY), Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), Bard College (Annandale‐on‐Hudson, NY), and the State Universities of New York at Albany and New Paltz . Local radio station, WGXC 90.7‐FM (WGXC.org) broadcasts from Catskill’s Main Street on Wednesday afternoons and 24/7 from their Hudson and Acra studios. Audiences for this project range from sophisticated, intentional viewers to curious pedestrians. In the last year, Masters on Main Street exhibitors have discovered that scale, night lighting and a descriptive statement in the window are very important features to engage this diverse crowd. For Exhibit/Space/Event Proposals submit 1 page (max) project description and up to 10 low res jpegs with image list. For Photo Documentary Exhibit entries, submit up to 10 low res jpegs with image list to: Fawn Potash, Masters on Main Street, Project Director Attn: WS2MS Space Proposal and/or WS2MS Photo‐Doc Entries Greene County Council on the Arts 398 Main Street, PO Box 463 Catskill, NY 12414 email@example.com Questions? Call Fawn Potash, Greene County Council on the Arts 518‐943‐3400. Round three of Masters on Main has opened with a great series of new works by area MFA Artists. Key exhibitions include Catwalk Artist and Faculty at New Paltz, Rena Leinberger who was an Artist in Residence this year. Her student group exhibition from SUNY New Paltz is a great installation to this year’s round three of M.O.M. and a must see! http://www.greenearts.org/masters_main_street.html Press Links Below
http://bit.ly/e78VFq http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45775 http://www.miscellanynews.com/2.1579/student-exhibition-fills-art-spaces-rejuvenates-catskill-1.2471419 http://newsroom.wgxc.org/?s=masters+on+maIN+STREET http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/03/06/life/doc4d718195e9fbc851128403.txt http://www.thedailymail.net/articles/2011/02/23/news/doc4d64a224d9007037051322.txt http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2011/3/Arts+%26+Culture/New-Masters-On-Main-Street
Catwalk Achieves Historic Status!
The Moore-Howland Estate, now known as Catwalk, has been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in July. The property now owned by Mr. and Mrs. James Palmer, is significant as an outstanding, intact example of a Hudson Valley Estate. Records dating back to 1684 document the history of the property. The original cottage of Hudson River School painter Charles Herbert Moore (1840 -1920) dates from 1866. In 1872 the cottage, then known as the Lodge, on 23 acres was sold to businessman Benjamin Howland from western New York State. In late 1900 the children of Benjamin Howland retained Katherine C. Budd to design a significant expansion of the building. Katherine C. Budd was the first female member of the New York chapter of the AIA and the fifth woman architect registered in the United States. The Moore-Howland Estate is especially important as a rare documented example of this important architect’s work. Later additions to the property also designed K. C. Budd include the famous tower were also of historic interest to the registry.. The Howland children continued to reside in the house until 1954. The property has now grown to 60 acres and remains largely intact. With only few modifications Jim and Purcell Palmer, the owners since 2001 have lovingly restored the home to its former glory and focus now as the Catwalk Arts Residency. For more of this story, click on or type the URL below: to view the Daily Mail article about the historic property. Dailymail Article *****************************************
Catwalk History Presented in New York
In April CATWALK was invited to participate in presenting at the Cosmopolitan Club (New York) evening focused on discussion of historic Hudson Valley homes”. Full transcript of “The Seduction of Historic Homes” is attached The Seduction of Historic Homes *****************************************
The exhibition on view from August 24 to September 9 will include selected work that was created this summer during the annual Catwalk Art Residency. The Catwalk Arts Residency was established in 2004 by James Palmer and Purcell Palmer ’62 at their historic residence in Greene County. This is the second year that Vassar graduates have participated. The Palmers envision this as a developing concept and intend for participating institutions to have wide latitude in developing the program in a manner that is meaningful for the participants and enhances the recognition of the excellence of the institutions involved. Below is link to the exhibition images posted to flicker. Exhibition Images
Wedding Under the Wedding Tree
Merry-Beth and Hague Williams crossed the threshold at CATWALK this summer. It was an amazing event and Merry-Beth and Hague, CATWALK alum, are grateful to Jim and Purcell Palmer for inviting us to to get married at CATWALK. A special day that many at the event will not soon forget. Below is a link to images taken by Dyana Valentine posted to flicker. More images to come…. Wedding Images