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Custom Art Gallery with Featured Artists Every Season

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, regional, and international artists that help magnify our philosophy of personal awakening.

Maxine Davidowitz

As printmaker and painter, Maxine Davidowitz’s work is an abstract, intuitive response to the outside world, with a loose, painterly approach to mark-making, honing in on the details and textures of nature: branches, vines, leaves and other organic forms. Her art reflects a subtle subtext regarding the challenges humanity has imposed on the environment. Her printmaking focuses primarily on monotypes which offer a way to explore ideas for her paintings and create work that mines the unique properties of ink on paper.

Davidowitz makes her home in West Shokan, New York. After a career as a magazine creative director, in 2008 she returned to a fine art practice. She has studied under Annie Lapin, Nuala Clarke, Ilana Manolson, and at the Woodstock School of Art under Kate McGloughlin, Donald Elder, Jenny Nelson and others. Her work has been shown in both group and solo shows in the Hudson Valley -- in Hudson, Saugerties, Kingston, and at the Woodstock Artists Association and other venues. She has also been awarded residencies at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland and the Brush Creek Arts Foundation in Wyoming and received honors at many juried exhibitions, including “best in show” twice at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, where she
serves on the board. We are delighted to exhibit Davidowitz’s vibrant work here at the Lodge for the first time.
 “Late Summer,” 24 x 24, acrylic on panel

Susanna Ronner

Susanna Ronner’s sensitivity to the visual realm emerged in childhood and deepened at NYC’s High School of Music and Art. Over many years the artist pursued drawing, painting, ceramics and works on paper. Along the way she developed an interest in Graphic Design and earned her BFA in Graphic Design before working in San Francisco for influential graphic designers. In 1989 the artist opened her own graphic design office in Woodstock, NY, which continues to date. While in love with design and happily working for many clients, Ronner found herself yearning to create her own art untethered by project deadlines and technology. In 2017 she became completely enamored with monotype printmaking, thanks to the influence of the renowned artist Milton Glaser, who lived nearby.

Ronner says: “I have found a new freedom in printmaking — bringing to it a creative passion, a cultivated eye, and a lifetime of visual exploration. As with jazz, I approach each piece as an improvisation — I meet the ‘canvas’ with trust and curiosity and see where it takes me. Collage, a technique I worked with in earlier years, has happily reemerged with zest.”

Rhythm pulses through Ronner’s disparate design elements, where a lyrical line, a patch of color, and open space delight and dance with liberating energy. We are thrilled to show Ronner’s exuberant work here at the Lodge for the first time, work which reflects the role of art, dance and music in her life.
 “No 18, Untitled” 16 x 14, monotype/moveable collagraph

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