2013 Fall Newsletter


Gulgun Aliriza             Sept 3 – 28                    Kramer & Thurston          Jan 28 – Feb 22

Alexander Purves       Oct 1 – 26                        Margaret Grimes                Feb 25 – Mar 22

Helene Manzo             Oct 29 – Nov 23            Richard Castellana           Mar 25 – Apr 19

Juried Show                  Dec 3 – Dec 21              Linda Smith                        Apr 22 – May 7

Sharyn Finnegan        Dec 26 – Jan 25             Burt Van Deusen                May 20 – Jun 14



BEAL  “Flowers in Landscape,” The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham NY, June/July 2012; and National Invitational at the Bowery Gallery, NYC, summer 2012, Lance Espland, Juror.

CLARK   “Marcia Clark: Arctic Paintings, Greenland” June 7 – August 31 at the Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, GR; “The Arctic: Day into Night” November 2012 at the Romano Gallery, Blairstown NJ.

DIGGORY combines art and activism in “What the Trees Say: Saratoga’s Changing Treescapes,” an exhibition of thirty five years of painting, Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY. The second part of the exhibition combines her work with environmental activists of Sustainable Saratoga, September – November 2013.

GRAY will exhibit at the Gadsen Arts Center in January 2014, Quincy, Florida.

GRIMES retrospective of 50 years of painting at Western CT State University, Danbury CT, Feb 2013, traveled to Hendrix College in Arkansas, April 2013. She gave lectures about her work at both WCSU and Hendrix College during the exhibitions.

PURVES “Alexander Purves: Roman Sketches” at the Gallery at the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, January through June 2013, included a selection of drawings (about 75) and watercolors (7) made in Rome over the last eleven years.

KRAMER was invited by her graduate student, Chelsea Spear, to show with her at the Whitewater Gallery, East Hardwich, Vermont, in September 2012.    


ALIZIRA  was a featured artist in “The Power of Place,” at The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 2013.

BARTOL  participated in the National Arts Club “Roundtable Group Exhibition” and an Exhibiting Artists Members Show in 2013. She is also scheduled for the Roundtable and Exhibiting Artists Members Shows in 2014.

BEAL participated in “Gardens, Found and Constructed” at the Spencertown Academy, Spencertown NY, June to August 2011; Longyear Gallery, “Artists Choose Artists 2013” January l8-March 11; and the 2012 Juried Show at Bowery Gallery,.

BRILL was invited to show in “Friends of Friends,” April/May 2013, Ithaca NY.

CASTELLANA participated in a show at the NARS Gallery, Brooklyn in fall 2012.

CLARK exhibited recent paintings in “The Image and the Word” at the Westbeth Gallery, NYC, curated by John Silver; “Platte Clove AIR Exhibition” at the Erpf Gallery of the Catskill Center, Arkville NY; and  “Artists Choose Artists Invitational Exhibition” at the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville NY, 2012. Spring 2012 and 2013 she was one of the featured artists at the Albany Institute of History and Art Museum Gala.

ECKER exhibits during  2013 and 2014  at Jackie Lima’s Studio Gallery, Easton PA; Carroll Community College Faculty Exhibition, Westminster, Maryland; and Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, Maryland.

EVANS participated in the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, NYC, May 6-25; and Pastel Society of America Forty-First Annual, National Arts Club, NYC, September 3-28, and will be exhibiting at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, December 22 – Jan 26, 2014.

GRIMES was in “Compassion and Creativity” at WCSU (during the Dalai Lama’s visit) November 2012; an Invitational at Behnke-Doherty Gallery in Washington CT, February-March 2013; and an Invitational at Artstrand Gallery in Provincetown Sept/Oct 2013.

HEFT exhibited in “Art Internationale Group Exhibition,” Mattera, Italy, curated by Pino Nicoletti, January 2013.

KRAMER participated in “Social Issues in Art” in June 2012 and “Kingdom Kommunity Inside Out” in October 2013, both at the 99% Gallery, Newport, Vermont; and in “Women in Charge,” Soho20 Gallery, NYC, July 2013.

JUNGKURTH participated in “The Grand Harvest” 16th Anniversary Exhibit, WAH Center, Williamsburg Brooklyn NY, curated and juried by Yuko Nii and Terrance Lindall, Oct. 27 – Dec. 16, 2012.

LEVESON participated in shows at Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY, group exhibits changing monthly, 2012-2013; The Roxbury Arts Group Benefit Auction “For Art’s Sake” July 12, 2013; East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters Exhibit, Hunting Tavern, Andes NY, May 25-Oct 12, 2013; The West Kortright Centre Gallery, Aug 30-Nov 2, 2013; Delaware County AMR Open Studio, July 27-28, 2013; and Whet Paint Plein Air Portrait of the Catskills, Roxbury NY, Oct 6-19, 2013.

MANZO participated in the following group shows: West Kortright Center, East Meredith NY; East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters Exhibit, Hunting Tavern Museum, Andes NY; “For Arts Sake,” Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury NY; 2013 Monotype Guild of New England, Members Exhibition at Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts, Medfield MA, May 11- June 23, 2013; Monotype Guild of New England, “3rd National Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints,” at The Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham MA, Juror Mark Pascale, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago, February 23 – April 6, 2013; “Portraits in Print” Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Annual Member Show, Feb 10- March 31,2013, Norwalk CT; Whet Paint Plein Air Portrait of the Catskills, Oct 6-19, 2013, Roxbury NY; Delaware County AMR Open Studio Tour, July 27-28.

MUKERJI participated in “Erasing Borders 2013: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora,” at Guild Hall and Hammond Museum, North Salem NY; and in the faculty show at The Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase NY.

PAUL will participate in a show “Terra Nullius” opening January 10, 2014 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association in Birmingham, Michigan. She has a piece in the United Colors of Benetton Group Exhibition, which is a concurrent exhibition at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

PURVES exhibited nine watercolors in an invitational group show at Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington CT, February 1 – March 31, 2013.

SEGAL participated in the “Small Works Exhibition,” Manhattan Borough President’s Office; Guild Hall Artists Members show, East Hampton NY, 2012 and 2013; and the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall, Springs NY.  

SMITH participated in “The Grand Harvest” 16th Anniversary Exhibit, WAH Center, Williamsburg  Brooklyn NY, curated and juried by Yuko Nii and Terrance Lindall, Oct. 27 – Dec. 16, 2012.

THURSTON participated in “Kingdom Kommunity Inside Out” at the 99% Gallery, Newport VT, in October 2013.  

TOTH exhibited in “Nature Doesn’t Knock,” at The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, September 1-Nov. 10; “Cats!” at GAIA Gallery, Brooklyn NY, curated by Jackie Lima, July 6-28; and “Equus” at the Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn NY, June 19-July 31.

VAN DEUSEN participated in “The Moby Project,” contemporary art/contemporary themes inspired by Moby-Dick; Or, The White Whale by Herman Melville, in East Hampton NY, September 27 – October 6, 2013.

WEINSTOCK participated in a summer invitational show at Art Essex Gallery, Essex CT, August  28 –September 21, 2013.

THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP participated in “Blue Mountain Gallery: Points of View” at Fairleigh Dickenson University and Manhattanville College within the last year.


CLARK was an artist in residence at Herhusid, Iceland, in May 2013; and at the Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, Greenland, in June 2013.   

DIGGORY   For the third summer in a row, in July 2013, Anne Diggory was artist-in-residence at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake NY.

EVANS won the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Award, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, May 6, 2013; and The National Arts Club Award, Pastel Society of America, September 3, 2013, Juror: Laura Urbanelli, Director of the Montclair Art Museum; she was also officially designated Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of American Art, September 2013.

FINNEGAN won the BRIO Award, Bronx Council of the Arts in 2012; was an artist-in-residence in May 2012 at Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland, and gave a public lecture on her work at the end of the residency.

GRAY was artist-in-residence at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Cranberry Island,Maine, September 2013.

GRIMES was a visiting artist at Chautauqua Institution in July, where she also gave a lecture.

HEFT participated in peer review of grants for Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 2013.

JUNGKURTH & SMITH both won cash awards at “The Grand Harvest” 16th Anniversary Exhibit, WAH Center, Williamsburg Brooklyn NY, curated and juried by Yuko Nii and Terrance Lindall, Oct. 27 – Dec. 16, 2012.

MANZO was awarded a Juror’s prize by Mark Pascale, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago at the Monotype Guild of New England, “3rd National Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints,” February 23 – April 6, 2013.

PAUL   In 2013-2014, Janie Paul is a fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities where she is working on a book about the “Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners,” which she has been co-curating for the past 19 years. The book is about the show itself and the amazing art that is being done in Michigan prisons.


CLARK   “Marcia Clark: Bearing Witness,” an essay by Martica Sawin, appears in the catalogue for Clark’s Greenland exhibition, June 2013. Sawin wrote, “Through Marcia Clark’s willingness to submerge herself in a harsh and challenging environment and thanks to her consummate but unostentatious artistic powers, we are made to feel not only the thrill of the Arctic experience, but the momentum of change as solid ice dissolves.” Clark also served as a juror of a Student Exhibition at Manhattanville College, Purchase NY, May 2012.

DIGGORY presented a talk in August 2013 to the Lake George Land Conservancy, Bolton Landing, NY, titled “Painting Lake George: Artistic license in the 19th Century and in my own work”; in December 2013, the Metropolitan Museum Journal will feature her article, “John Frederick Kensett’s Point of view in Lake George, 1869:  A Correction.”

FINNEGAN will co-curate a retrospective exhibit of Juanita McNeely’s painting at the Women’s Research Center at Brandeis University, Waltham MA, in June 2014, and will write an essay for the catalogue.

GRIMES was reviewed by Kirsten Nord in Artscope Magazine, “Margaret Grimes,” March/April edition: “Dense, dark, and seemingly impenetrable, Grimes’ landscapes are a mix of realism, and abstract expressionism, the kind of unvarnished look one could imagine coming at the break of day through the eyes of an inchoate creature.” She was also reviewed in the online magazine Artcritical by Jennifer Samet.

HEFT was invited to participate in a group show at Biblioteca Comunale di Chiusi, curated by Fabio Mazzieri, October 2013.

KAIMAN   A reproduction of a painting and an article on Kaiman appeared in the American Journal of Nursing, August 2013, Vol. 113, No. 8.

MUKERJI screened a short film, River to River, in association with Manhattanville College Music Department and the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education, at The Consulate General of India, NYC on September 10, 2013.

SAWYER gave a talk and taught a workshop on abstract painting in April 2013 with students who are studying painting at Manhattanville College.  She produced three works herself during the workshop which were donated to the college’s collection.

THURSTON will be on a panel titled “Walls/No Walls: Figurative Alternatives, 1966-1986” at the National Academy Museum in NYC, Dec 11, 2013.  The panel will look at the Figurative Alliance and The Artists’ Choice Museum and will be held in conjunction with the show “See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters.”


CLARK   “Harbor View, Ilulissat #2” and two giclee prints by Clark are now in the Collection of the Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, June 2013.

FINNEGAN   Rowan University Gallery, NJ, acquired Finnegan’s self-portrait, “Woman, 60,” for their permanent collection of feminist art in August, 2013.

HEFT   “Chaos and Transformation” was purchased by Monroe College and installed in their new auditorium in the Bronx.

KRAMER agreed to donate a painting to Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ in 2013. The painting is now part of its Permanent Collection of Feminist Art.

SMITH   “Fusion,” a pastel by Smith, was purchased by the Yuko Nii Foundation.


We are pleased to welcome Tim Ross to Blue Mountain Gallery.

Ross’s images are often loosely based on Tarot cards and tribal art.  They are a collaged figuration of etchings and monotypes reworked with oil stick. He is third author of the book, The Complete Printmaker.  Tim has shown at Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC. He taught at Pratt Institute and is currently an associate professor at Manhattanville College. He also recently conducted a master class in printmaking for artists, “Monothon 2013,” in Norwalk CT. Ross has a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University.



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