Fall for Art at the Chateau in Kingston

(John Franklin)

Each autumn for 23 years now, the lull between summer and holiday craft shows is enlivened by Fall for Art, a gala fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of Ulster County. A juried art show, sale and cocktail reception held at the Chateau in Kingston, it happens this year from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, with reservations now available. Art-lovers and supporters will have the opportunity to meet the artists personally and purchase their work.

Fall for Art features 28 gifted Hudson Valley artists working in a wide variety of media. Participants for 2019 include Lori Adams, photography; Paola Bari, porcelain; Harriet Forman Barrett,  jewelry; Janet Baskerville, jewelry; Sara Beames, fused glass jewelry; Miriam Bisceglia, textiles; Monica Cohen, pen-and-ink and oils; Maxine Davidowitz, monotype; Nancy Donskoj, photography; Ann Egan, jewelry; John Fischer, photography; John Franklin, wood;  Julia Fry, cut paper on mixed media; Alexa Ginsberg, felt; William Greenwood, jewelry; Glenn Grubard, paper-cut fine art; Liz Horn & Ron Zukor, jewelry; Nicole Juran, pottery; Louise Lefkovits, mixed media; Joanne Martignoni, pottery; Lisa Pinto, oil-on-canvas; Marysa Sacerdote, jewelry; Robert Selkowitz, pastels and oils; Kaete Brittin Shaw, ceramics; and Charlotte Tusch, mixed media and paint. In addition, Jen Dragon’s Cross Contemporary Art will be representing paintings by Carol Pepper-Cooper, photography by Dorothea Marcus and Joel Mandelbaum.

Reservations cost $50 in advance, $55 at the door and may be made online at www.fallforart.org or by calling (845) 338-8131. Admission includes elegant hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, wines, desserts, coffee and tea. Proceeds from Fall for Art support the Federation’s programs and local not-for-profit organizations including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, People’s Place, Angel Food East and Jewish Family Services, among others.


Fall for Art, Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m., $55/$50, The Chateau, 240 Boulevard (Rte. 32), Kingston, (845) 338-8131, www.fallforart.org