Three local art students, winners of last spring’s Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley Competition, will have their works spotlighted at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston on Thursday, September 4, as the Jewish Federation of Ulster County holds its annual Fall for Art celebration. High school seniors Megan DeMarco of Marlboro, Suki McCarty of Rhinebeck and Asher Weinman of New Paltz will join 26 professional artists from the region to chat with the public about their work at the popular juried art sale and cocktail reception.
The event is the Jewish Federation’s 18th Fall for Art celebration, and organizers note that “the number 18 in Hebrew translates into the word ‘life.’” That seems fitting enough, since, besides funding scholarship awards to the three winning students, Fall for Art sales also help support not-for-profit organizations providing life-affirming social services such as the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, Court-Appointed Special Advocates and Jewish Family Services.
The three winning student competition entries, along with examples of works by the 26 participating artists for 2014, can be seen on the event website at www.fallforart.org or on the Fall for Art Facebook page. These artists include Jerilynn Babroff (acrylics), Brinton Baker (ceramics), Janet Baskerville (jewelry), Sara Beames (fused glass), Kaete Brittin Shaw (ceramics), Maria D’Avanzo (graphic composites/mixed media), Graceanne Favara-Kaplan (jewelry), Stacie Flint (oil), John Franklin (wood), Glenn Grubard (mixed media), Melanie Hall (illustration/mixed media), Deirdre Leber (watercolors/giclée), Louise Lefkovitz (mixed media), Alan Levit (photography), Justin Love (oil/acrylic/pastel), Joel Mandelbaum (photography), Kevin Palfreyman (oil), Linda Palfreyman (oil), Judith Polinsky (jewelry), Fran Raia (fiber), Lesley Reich (ceramics), Billie Robson (silk scarves), Mitchell Saler (oil), Karen Schaffel (mixed media), Jim Smith (photography) and Renee and Howard Vichinsky (pottery).
Fall for Art runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 4 at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and may be purchased online at www.fallforart.org or at the Jewish Federation of Ulster County office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G10 (the Governor Clinton Building) in Kingston. For additional information, call the Federation office at (845) 338-8131, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website.
Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s Fall for Art fundraiser, Thursday, September 4, 6-9 p.m., $45/$40, Wiltwyck Golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston; (845) 338-8131, email@example.com, www.fallforart.org.