Twenty-one years of fundraising through the promotion of local artists have given the Jewish Federation of Ulster County the edge on good works. With the commitment to supporting the rich talent in our region while boosting a number of worthy causes, the organization once again hosts “Fall for Art,” a juried show, sale and cocktail event, to be held Thursday, September 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chateau in Kingston.
Working in a wide range of media, this year’s lineup of artists includes Janet Baskerville, jewelry; Sara Beames, fused glass; Neville Bean, fiber; Miriam Bisceglia, fiber; Jen Bulay, mixed media; Michael Citron, photography; Sherri Cohen, jewelry; Nancy Donskoj, photography; Joan Ensminger, kiln-formed glass; John Fischer, photography; John Franklin, turned wood; Alexa Ginsburg, fiber; Deborah Goldman, porcelain; Betsy Gorman, mixed media; Glenn Grubard, paper-cut fine art; Melanie Hall, mixed media; Louise Lefkovits, mixed media; Joanne Martignoni, watercolor; Lissa Queeney Matthews, jewelry; Amy McAden, baby knits; Joanne Miller, jewelry; Fran Raia, fiber; Lesley Reich, pottery/ceramics; Renee Lee Rosenberg, jewelry; Sally Rothchild, pottery/ceramics; Veronica Russo, graphite; Raychel Wengenroth, jewelry; Christine Yates, mixed media; and Liz Horn & Ron Zukor, jewelry.
While highlighting outstanding new works and putting on a great cocktail party, the annual event supports a number of area not-for-profit organizations, including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, Jewish Family Services and area synagogues, among others. As longtime organizer Barbara Cohen explains, the monies collected stay in the area. “The community has always been very generous. We need the arts for our survival.” A special recipient, the Kingston Library, has been selected for 2017 to choose $1,000 worth of artwork from the show to enhance its Franklin Street facility.
The Chateau is located at 240 Boulevard (Route 32) in Kingston. Tickets cost $50 at the door. Photo images of artwork to be featured are available at the www.fallforart.org website. For more information, call the Federation office at (845) 338-8131.