Filed in Current Exhibitions, Exhibitions by on September 3, 2020

A new generation of artists will occupy the Woodstock Artist Association & Museum during the month of September while the gallery is still closed. These are the Spring graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at SUNY New Paltz. They were uprooted by the pandemic, from the physical resources of the University and the opportunity for an exhibition in the Samuel Dorsky Museum.  

These resilient artists will install their ambitious senior projects in galleries typically devoted to historical Woodstock artists and professional artists who call our region home. This innovative arrangement to utilize the museum, even while it’s closed, represents the first phase in reopening WAAM. This is coupled with a deeply generous and neighborly gesture to showcase an emerging cohort of inspiring art producers who are starting their careers right here in the Hudson Valley.  

The breadth of work for this exhibition reflects the scope of possibility for prospective makers in the art program at SUNY New Paltz. Painters and printmakers exhibit alongside ceramicists, photographers, metalsmiths, and sculptors. Projects range from a photo essay that chronicles the deterioration and death of the artist’s mother to a grade III brain tumor, to the construction of a community gathering table produced with hand tools, to a series of paintings that examine the deep environmental impact of the recent raging wildfires in Australia and California.  

In conjunction with this exhibition, a new SUNY New Paltz art journal will be launched which will feature the work of these recent graduates. The exhibition will be posted online and public programming related to the exhibition will round out the production.

*Please note that this exhibition is open with limited hours. It will be open on October 10 & 11 from 12-5 pm. Face masks are required at all times. This is a part of WAAM’s Art Education program. For more information, please email

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