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About Us

The Lodge at Woodloch is intimately aware of the beauty of nature that surrounds us.  Mother Nature provides an ever-changing muse for art and inspiration.  Together with Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd., comes a custom-curated art gallery hall featuring local artists that help magnify our philosophy of personal awakening.
 


 

Summer 2014 Featured Artists

Ann Crowley

Anne was born in Dublin, Ireland.  Her love of art was ignited by her grandfather, Liam O’Rinn, a painter renowned in Ireland and Europe.  She earned a BA at the National College of Art and Design in Ireland, and after coming to New york City, received a Masters in Fine Art from Hunter College.  The artist has shown in Ireland, San Francisco, in various New York City galleries, at the WFG gallery in Woodstock, in Kingston and with Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art in Pleasantville. She has received numerous awards and scholarships and has been reviewed in the Woodstock Times, the Irish Arts Review and the Irish Times.

In 2000 Crowley moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley where the Ashokan Reservoir, Catskill Mountains, deer, birds and flora serve as her ongoing muse. The artist’s painterly landscapes are an exploration of her surroundings, of a landscape and wildlife she has grown to cherish.  Rich layers of colorful compositions carry us into her expressive world.  Her New York cityscapes are like sweeping portraits of the city, an endless expanse of light and form as seen from her hotel window.

 

Mark Milroy

Mark was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Ontario.  He received a BA from Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in galleries in New York, Brooklyn,  Sag Harbor, Chicago, LA and Canada.  His work has been featured in Architectural Digest Spain, Vogue Living, Paris Review Daily and other publications, and has been written about in the New York Times and Washington Post, among others. He lives with his wife and two little sons in an old farmhouse near Honesdale, Pennsylvania, a soaring barn serving as his studio.  He travels once a week to teach drawing in New York City at the National Arts Club. 

Milroy began painting portraits in college, working with an association of adults with mental illness and has ever since been interested in the psychological elements of his sitters.  His portraits abound with lush detail that beckon us to observe and travel into the depths of the sitter’s personal space. Through expressive, thick paint and brushstrokes, color and creative patterns, the artist commands serious attention while also revealing a sense of humor.  As the critic Julia Morton wrote, “Despite the expressionist handling of paint and the exaggerated features, we can feel the sitter’s private desire to be understood, not simply recorded. Milroy’s subjects…are props in a sense, used to portray his interest in color, texture and pattern.”  
The artist’s flowers and landscapes are rich vignettes, often small in scale, work solo or together in a grid, almost like a storyboard.
We are thrilled to exhibit Mark’s accomplished work at the Lodge and are confident spending time with his paintings will greatly enhance your experience here. 

 

Fall 2014 Featured Artists

Jane Bradley Cameron

The artist, who is Canadian but has lived most of her life in the United States, works with natural materials, handmade paper, alternative photographic processes and beeswax from a neighbor’s beehives. Cameron’s art reflects her own complex layers of investigation into the nexus of human/nature and spiritual experience. She earned an MA in Educational Technology from Concordia College, Montreal. Cameron is also a photographer, a medium that she has stretched in experimental ways, like her work here on the remnants of lace and leaves that are eons beyond the realm of traditional photography. Under Keith Smith she learned the art of making handmade books. She plays with words and weaves paper into her own storied questions. Her subject is always about textural connections and the quest for understanding how longing and belonging binds us. Her 15 years as a certified grief counselor with The Bereavement Center of Westchester served to deepen her commitment to wonder, beauty and the ephemeral. Cameron’s experience extends to past co-owner of a multi-media production company in Montreal, Quebec: Rainbow Pathways. She was a founding member of 494 Gallery…the first women’s photography cooperative in NYC, where two exhibits a year were held for 6 years. She has served as a curator of the Donald Gallery in Westchester, NY and has shown in galleries in SoHo, Chelsea, Westchester, and Quebec, Canada.
“Mark-making by humans and animals as well as the etchings of natural forces and growth cycles on natural materials are visual tracings of story - told through text-tured matter. Much of my art is based on exploring these ‘text/tures’ and the visualized soundings they render.”
~Jane Cameron

 

Stephen Geldman

Stephen Geldman has a BA in art from Cal State Los Angeles, and a MA from UC Irvine. Early influences include the feminist artist Judy Chicago, the painter Peter Krasnow, and the sculptors Peter Alexander and Masami Teraoka, who showed with him at Space gallery. He participated in many West Coast gallery exhibits. In 1980 he won the prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship in the annual competition and was chosen by Robert Motherwell to spend a year at the American Academy in Rome. In 2009 he had a solo show at the Philip Alan gallery in the East Village, and in 2012 he showed at PaPa arts in Whitemills, PA. The artist currently lives in New York City and along the Lackawaxen River in Pennsylvania, a location that serves as inspiration for many of his current works.
“In the afternoon the sun starts down and reflects across the Lackawaxen River, backlighting the trees around my house with an amazing glow. I have lived with this light for 25 years and it seeped into my paintings. The beauty of this landscape amazes me every day.” ~Stephen Geldman
After many years the artist has developed a sense of what he wants from a painting, a certain coherence of the visual elements, while playing with an abstract pattern of paint strokes to engage and surprise, opening another way of seeing. Geldman’s interchange of undulating light, form and color draw us into his personal landscape. Observing, we enter a scintillating, harmonious gathering that envelops.

 

 

Any questions or interest, please contact:
Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd.
www.kandcgallery.com
914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch
914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun

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