Summer Breeze Exhibit

A Summer-Inspired Exhibition for Artists Members and Emerging Artists

July 20 – August 30, 2019

See the curtains hangin’ in the window, in the evenin’ on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin’ through the window, lets me know everything is alright
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind…” Seals & Crofts

Summer Breeze,” this perennial feel good summer song by Seals & Crofts, is the catalyst for the upcoming summer show. This exhibition will showcase images of sweet, secure domesticity, expressions of great beauty, depth of meaning in everyday life, or whatever is blooming through your mind; from people to landscapes, your father’s Ford Model T, a memory, front porches, beaches, fireflies and lightning storms, works that are summer inspired will be featured in the exhibition.

This will be the first exhibition of our 2019-2020 Exhibition Season and is open to our Artists Members as well as emerging artists from Greene, Columbia and Schoharie counties. For emerging artists, the exhibition serves as a meeting place for a myriad of learning and professional development. For the established artists, the exhibition is a stage for their works presented in a themed exhibit, a movement or evolution. For all exhibiting artists, the gallery setting allows the viewer to discover, question and experience personal reactions to the artists’ work.

Artists are to submit two (2) works of original art and though there is no price limit, many artists price their works at $300 or under. Over 100 artists are served through their participation in the exhibit. And for many of the artists, they become collected!  Summer Breeze will be on display from July 20 to August 30, 2019, featuring original artworks created by Artist Members and Emerging Artists. The Opening Reception is on Saturday, July 20 from 3-5 pm at Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill NY. The opening is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 12-5pm. Click here for “Summer Breeze” Artist Contract.

The Catskill Gallery remains a beacon for artists providing opportunity and setting for artists, who work in all disciplines, to share their work and personal stories. The population in the Hudson Valley is constantly shifting with people from various backgrounds moving to the area from a number of other rural and urban “landscapes.” Summer Breeze gives a sampling of that very change taking place in the community-finding the unfamiliar to be an avenue to a common place. Works in traditional forms are mounted and presented along with contemporary and experimental work, self-taught artists’ work converse with line, form and color in work created by schooled and award winning artists. A common ground ripe for the very best harvest-an understanding about others.

Image – The Party Girl by Artist Member Shelly Davis. Image courtesy of the artist.

“Summer Breeze: Exhibit Dates and Guidelines:

Drop off dates: 

July 10, 11, 12, 2019: 10am-5pm 

July 13, 2019: 12-4:30 pm

Two (2) Entries per artists.

Small to large sizes are welcome, however preferred dimensions are:

16 x 20 inches

18 x 24 inches.

20 x 24 inches.

Maximum 33 x 20 inches (for one (1) piece work only)

No price limit but artists should be aware that pieces priced $300 and under sell quicker as an impulse for the buyer.

No shipping, all work must be hand delivered.

Open to current GCCA Members and emerging artists. Click here to join or renew!

Click Here for Summer Breeze exhibition contract and loan agreement.

Artist membership is easy…just visit or stop in to GCCA. Artists may join when dropping off artwork.

Pick Up dates: August 31, September 3 & 4, 2019

Questions: Call Greene County Council on the Arts at 518-943-3400 or email Marline A. Martin, Executive Director at

 GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill, NY.

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