Upstate Art Weekend 2023

sun23jul12:00 pmsun5:00 pmUpstate Art Weekend 202312:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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JULY 21-23, 2023

Art-Making Workshop with artist Fern T. Apfel
Sunday, July 23, 12-5pm

On Sunday, July 23 from 12-5pm, WAAM will host an art-making workshop led by Education Director, Tara Foley; artist Fern T. Apfel will be on site to help facilitate from 3-5pm. Visitors are invited to create artworks based on the exhibition Fern T. Apfel: Sacred Geometry, on view in the solo gallery from June 9-July 23, 2023. Apfel’s selection of colorful paintings depict pieces of paper in hyper-realistic detail; working from real letters and memorabilia that she has gathered over many years from all over the world, she paints each with multiple layers of acrylic paint and adds writing and detail by hand using archival pens. WAAM will also pull artifacts from its archives to provide participants with additional inspiration and a historical perspective on the Woodstock Colony. Participants are invited to take their works home or pin them up on the YES Gallery wall as part of a community installation. This workshop is free, designed for people of all ages, and visitors may drop in any time to participate. Colored pencils, clip boards, chairs, and paper will be supplied.

WAAM will also have five exhibitions on view, including Norma Morgan: In the Lands of the Moors and Catskills, the first solo exhibition of an African-American woman artist in the Towbin Wing, WAAM’s historical gallery. The exhibition returns Norma Morgan (1928-2017) to public view and acknowledges her contribution to Woodstock’s rich history as a Colony of the Arts. 

UPSTATE ART WEEKEND is founded by Helen Toomer and powered by STONELEAF RETREAT. Haley Carloni has been the Project Manager since its inception.


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum 28 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498

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