Artist: Stu Eichel
Located in historic Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY, and amidst the rolling hills of Washington County in upstate New York, Valley Artisans Market is one of the oldest arts cooperatives in the country. Local fine artists and craftsmen work in a variety of hand-crafted media including glass, paper, cloth, photography, oil paintings, pastels, wood, mosaic, sculpture, metal, jewelry, ceramics and more. The Small Gallery features rotating shows by members and guest artists, and the market is always staffed by one of its artisan members.
July 6, 2018 - July 31, 2018
The Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ Alliance, or ARTAA, was established in 2005 for the purpose of exploring new ideas in textiles. ARTAA members embrace the principles of fine art and incorporate those in their textile work. Each member has her own approach to the medium and engages in an on-going process of learning and experimenting. Members exhibit in juried national and international art shows, traveling exhibits, local art centers, and some local quilt guild shows. Membership is by invitation.
Our members are mostly renegade quilters who create two and three dimensional art with a huge variety of materials.
Several members have been recognized in National & International Quilt shows or have pieces in permanent collections. Recently, we joined the Mancuso traveling shows.
A reception will be held on Saturday, July 21st 3-5 PM. Please join us!
Arleen Targan, of Greenwich, was a long-time member of Valley Artisans. She had to resign several years ago when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. We are so sad to announce she died on Monday, July 2, 2018. Our condolences go to her family, especially her husband, member Barry Targan.
Born Arleen Caplan on July 12, 1934 in Abington, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, her surname was later changed to Shanken when she was adopted by her grandparents. Arleen graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and began her long and successful career as an artist, drawing portraits on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. It was there that she met the love of her life, Barry, to whom she would be married for sixty years. They would go on to live, work, travel, camp, and sail in many places in the United States and Europe, spending much of their lives in upstate New York.
Arleen was a brilliant, gifted artist, excelling at many different art forms. She was especially known for her paintings of local landscapes and her portraiture at county fairs. Her granddaughters fondly remember numerous art projects with Grandma, who “made art fun.” Arleen’s creativity extended beyond the easel and into the kitchen. Always the gracious hostess, she delighted in preparing memorable meals for family and friends. Her love of the natural world was evident in the time she devoted to gardening, hiking, and swimming. A gentle, kind-hearted, and talented woman, Arleen will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends, including her fellow artists at the Valley Artisans Market in Cambridge, New York, as well as residents and staff at the Fort Hudson Nursing Center.
Arleen was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Ruth Caplan, and her sister Joan Shanken. She is survived by her husband, Barry, of Greenwich; son Anthony Targan (Holli Hart) of West Bloomfield, Michigan; son Eric Targan (Dollene Coolidge) of Belchertown, Massachusetts; and granddaughters Rebecca (Tomer) Dorfan, Alexandra Targan, and Hannah Targan. Those who wish to make a contribution in Arleen’s memory may make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your own choosing. To leave an online message for the family, please visit www.flynnbrosinc.com.
- Nancy Powhida: “Sculpted Moments in Local History”
August 3, 2018 - August 28, 2018
- Pottery Sale & Overstock Sale
August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018
- Ann Larsen: ““Painting My Way from Maine to California”
August 31, 2018 - September 25, 2018
- Seline Skoug: Photographer
September 28, 2018 - October 23, 2018
- Judith Plotner: Metropolitan Jazz an exhibition of mixed media work
October 26, 2018 - November 18, 2018
- Holiday Show
November 20, 2018 - December 31, 2018
See past shows →
VAM member Carolyn Kibbe has a new website: http://ckibbe.com. Her homepage features a picture of the month so you can check out her new work even when VAM isn't open!read more
Congratulations to VAM member Barbara Sarvis who won "The Most Luminous Landscape" at The Vermont Pastel Society's Annual Member Show for her painting, Pullman...read more