Delaware County art tour will be August 16

Delaware County has become a destination area for artists, and as a result, there are a growing number of galleries in every part of the county. On Saturday, Aug. 16, 13 galleries are collaborating in a countywide tour that will feature some of the most exciting and beautiful work in the region. Each gallery will be serving refreshments and creating a setting that will make this summer day of gallery hopping a very special one.
Start the tour in Andes and visit the many galleries there including: Blink Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design at 454 Lower Main Street. The gallery is featuring the work of Leonard Muscarella. Muscarella took third place in the drawing category of the American Artist 70th Anniversary Competition in 2007. He is a member of New York City’s prestigious Salmagundi Club; Andes Antiques & Art at 27 Delaware Avenue in Andes. Portrait artist Geoffrey Raymond portrays Eliot Spitzer, Julian Schnabel, Rupurt Murdoch and other newsmakers; C.A.S.A, Cooperative Art Store of Andes at 65 Main Street. Showing work by Marie Cummings, Roger Bobley, James Litaker, Doug Jamieson and others; Chace-Randall Gallery, 49 Main Street in Andes. New works on paper by internationally renowned printmaker and installation artist Rimer Cardillo and abstract painter Marie Vickerilla.
In The Village of Treadwell visit the Cummings Home of Fine Art at 4466 county Route 14 where the exhibit ranges from non-objective to realistic paintings with dramatic pottery and wire sculpture; The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell is exhibiting “Clues & No Answers,” prints and artist’s books by Emily Martin, an internationally known book artist who also teaches at the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa. There will be a reception from 3-5 p.m.
In Hobart at William H. Adams’ Antiquarian Books and Fine Art at 602 Main Street, Sabine Koengeter’s inspired paintings of the waters of Delaware County are on display.
The Turquoise Barn in Bloomville at 8052 county Highway 18 is holding an exhibition of paintings, mixed media, sculpture (including a kinetic floating sculpture) furniture and jewelry by Michael Milton and Michelle Primura. Live music and wine tasting by Bear Pond Winery from 3-5 p.m.
MURAL Gallery at 76 MAIN! in Stamford will present Bill Lee and Jane Carr in “Where the River Rises.” Delaware County landscapes in pastel and egg tempura. Jane Carr will be giving egg tempura demonstrations from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery, at 5205 Vega Mountain Road and Old Bank Gallery, 53484 state Route 30 are showing work from Deborah Schneider and Sean Sherer. These longtime friends share a deep interest in abstraction and its potential for generating beauty.
Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery, upstairs at The Commons on Main Street, is featuring a solo exhibit by Gerda van Leeuwen and work by Longyear member artists, many of whom will be present during the day.
The Erpf Gallery at The Catskill Center for Preservation and Development on Route 28 in Arkville has a truly exciting exhibit, “Margaret Leveson Paints the Pakatakan Art Colony,” showing more than 25 oils of the Pakatakan Art Colony, a turn-of-the century gathering of artists in Arkville. The opening reception will be held from 3-5 p.m.