Gracious and pristine, the Gallery on Main is a contemporary art gallery located in Windham, NY, just 2 hours north of NYC. The Gallery opened its doors in 2001 after a 3 year restoration of the original 1855 structure. Steeped in elegance and charm, the Gallery’s 3000 sf space is loved by artists and patrons alike. The Gallery represents many diverse and distinguished artists, both local and internationally acclaimed. Solo and group exhibitions are featured regularly; cultural and artist’s events are held year round.
Our Mission is to develop the Windham, New York area as a cultural center and artistic destination for residents and visitors by coordinating and promoting the visual, performing, and literary arts as well as other cultural activities.
Francis X. Driscoll
Francis X. Driscoll Gallery at Twigz & Thingz Main Street PO Box 722 Windham, NY 12496
Francis X. Driscoll, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, is a self-taught photographer. His admiration and love of the "Mountain Top" were the inspiring motives for his pursuit of photography as a hobby. Fran jokes that his photography "is a hobby gotten out of hand". Francis is always on vigil for an elusive shot in our ever changing mountains. One of the rewards he has as a photographer is sharing the beauty of nature, as he perceives it, with others. Ultimately, Driscoll's images perfectly convey the beauty of the astonishing place known as the Catskill Mountains.
Smitty's Nursery & Landscape
Smitty's Nursery & Landscaping PO Box 852 4681 State Route 23 Windham, NY 12493 Phone: 518-734-3489 Fax: 518-734-3480 www.smittyscapes.com
Smitty's Nursery & Landscape displays the talented artwork by native photographer, Francis Driscoll in framed wall pieces and a variety of prints. We also have whimsical canvas paintings by Don Boutin, famous for his depiction Rip Van Winkle and his Catskill Mountain shenanigans. Prints are also available. Beautiful, hand painted, wrought iron, glass chandeliers are on display by Sara Minaudo. Design your own to compliment your home Black bear are popular in the Catskills and they are here at Smitty’s too. Carved with a chainsaw by Northwood Saw and Alec Alberti. Custom carvings can be done with your family name or address or special message. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. More information can be found at www.Smittyscapes.com, or give us a call at 518-734-3489. We are open every day! Smitty’s supports our military with a 10% discount for retired and active duty with I.D. Senior Citizens receive a 5% discount every Wednesday. Smitty’s working hard to see our customer’s smile!
Windham Art & Photography
Susumo Sato, Photographer 5320 Main St P.O. Box 787 Windham NY 12496
Represented by the Windham Friends of Art & Photographer Fine Art Gallery.
Susumo Sato is an international acclaimed award winning artist photographer who divides his time between NYC and the Catskills. He has captured a moment in time led by his inspiration for these magic mountains with his unique series: Susumo Sato's eternal snow images of the Northern Catskill (TM) other series include: The Voyages of Shirley Temple and Susumo Sato's flower flags (TM) to a name a few. Sato has received the finest awards in photography including the United Noticas Award for Excellence in Photography
Windham Chamber Music Festival
Robert Manno Windham Chamber Music Festival 740 County Route 32C Windham NY 12496
WCMF presents an annual series of five concerts of chamber music and classic jazz at the Windham Civic Centre, a 250 seat acoustical gem. For over 12 years its concerts have been featured nationwide on "Performance Today" Musicians for its orchestra are drawn from the MET Orchestra and other NYC ensembles. WCMF is a 510c3 not for profit organization
Robert "Cue" Gerhards, President 5707 State Route 23 Windham NY 12496
Gerhard's Guitarworks is a full-service custom shop servicing independent musicians, luthiers, collectors and music lovers worldwide. Well-known for our master finish work and vintage restorations, we create custom handcrafted guitars and basses. We service all forms of acoustic and electric stringed instruments, offering complete tech services, repairs, amp repair & mods, and retail accessories. Stop by and visit the crew at Gerhards...take a tour of our facility and view our ever-changing display of handmade and vintage instruments in various stages of production. Our showroom & workshop is home to some of the finest instruments hand crafted by Gerhards as well as many internationally renown luthiers.
Banner Hill School of Fine Arts & Woodworking
Kip Christie 741 Mill St P.O. Box 607 Windham, NY 12496
Banner Hill School of Fine Arts & Woodworking Classes for the beginner to advanced student and artisan in woodworking, ceramics, photography, stained glass making, and the fine arts. In all our programs we provide an atmosphere of relaxed learning and flexibility focusing on the student's creative imagination. 1/2 day to 2 week classes offered.
Ulla Darni is as vivid as her art. A native of Denmark, she began her art education in her teens, with a four-year apprenticeship at Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. “It was great training,” she says, “Once you can feel through the brush, you can paint what is in front of you and what is within you.”
After completing her young career as a porcelain painter, her luck, beauty and vivacious personality led to a career on stage and screen. Ulla worked as an actress for seven years alongside numerous film stars, the culmination of which was a co-starring role in the international award-winning film, The Duel.
In 1967, Ulla and her young family moved to New York City, where Ulla channeled her endless creativity into her next career as a fashion designer, selling couture, hand-made dresses in her two boutiques.
Ulla began studying with Albert Handel and Daniel Green; then with David Lefell at New York’s Art Student League and her painting talents flourished. Ulla won numerous prizes and artistic recognition leading to election to New York’s prestigious Salmagundi Club and Pen and Brush Club the for her paintings on canvas.
A chance visit by an antique dealer in 1989 led Ulla to reverse painting on glass. Her colorful, artistically-rendered, hand-painted glass lamps were stunning, unique and quickly became highly collectable.
This business success led to representation in galleries and installations throughout the world and to the introduction to her husband and business partner, glass sculptor Lawry Swidler, in 2000.
Demand for Ulla’s chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, sconces and other unique installations led to the creation of a studio at their Catskill Mountain home. The studio houses a team of highly-trained artists who reverse-paint the Multiple Originals collection of Ulla-designed patterns.