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.
September 28, 2018 - October 23, 2018
There will be an artist reception on Sunday September 30th 3:00 – 5:00. The public is welcome.
Seline Skoug’s images are notable for their sensitive treatment of light and authentic sense of place. While some might categorize her as a regional landscape photographer, her scenes of rivers, farms and forests of southern Vermont and eastern New York do not resemble typical postcard scenes of New England. Rather, she works in the margins -between season, space and time of day. Observers have described her images as having a serene, painterly quality, evoking quiet moments in a working lansdscape.
Seline began shooting pictures as a young woman traveling to her ancestral home in Norway. Since then, never without a camera in hand, she has captured landscapes from the Catskills and Adirondacks, the beaches of Saint Croix and on to the rivers and fields of Vermont. Along the way, her work was shaped by her appreciation of the natural world and love of people and community.
She has exhibited regionally in group and individual shows and her images are in homes across the country and in England. Her work has been recognized by Horticulture Magazine and the American Alliance of Museums and her images have been published in Untold Stories of the Battenkill and Vermont Magazine’s 2018 Calendar
Seline lives along the Battenkill River in Arlington, Vermont.
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.
- 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