The gallery@chatham is a non-profit, community-based membership art gallery and performance space on Main Street in Chatham. Though we are based in Chatham, the gallery serves the entire Hudson Valley by presenting artists from Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia and Orange counties in New York and artists from the Berkshires as well.
The gallery is a multifaceted arts organization featuring performances, interviews, readings and more. For more information, please visit our Events page.
We are dedicated to giving back to the community through public service initiatives. Please visit our Public Service page to learn more.
WHO WE ARE:
non-profit creative and educational world to change the way we look at art, performance and public service.
Lisa LaMonica: Gallery Manager. lisalamonica.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ed Bergstraesser: Vice President
Ed Bergstraesser, an executive with AT&T, is a business executive with extensive experience dealing with local and regional governments and agencies as well as a respected advisor to the organization on fund-raising and grant opportunities.
Joyce (Arons) Beymer Allenby:
Joyce Beymer is a respected and trusted real estate executive. She extends our regional connections through a 30 year career in the Woodstock area and its environs, opening our outreach to areas across the Hudson and the artistic and philanthropic communities in that region. Joyce is also a respected local artist and is a member of the gallery as well.
BOARD OF ADVISORS:
Undine Brod:Undine Brod grew up in a trifecta of cities: Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in 2011 and both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Washington in 1998. Undine also studied at New York University and at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Although her main focus is developing and exhibiting her own artwork, she has co-curated several exhibitions nationally, worked as an art installer at museums and galleries, given lectures and presented on her work at a variety of venues, and co-directed a gallery in New York City. Currently, her home and studio are located in Rhinebeck, New York.
Tom Cale:Tom Cale is a local artist and owner of Tom Cale Artworks in Rhinebeck. Tom specializes in portraits, and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in visual arts and graphic design. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and co-owner of Cale Communications. While art has been his passion for as long as he can remember, Tom also works as a graphic designer and illustrator for a wide range of clients, and is publisher and art director for Living Rhinebeck magazine, authoring monthly articles on art and music.
Jeff Greenberg: Jeff Greenberg is an accomplished artist who has used his love for vibrant colors to produce striking imagery that is both accessible and surprising. His work has been shown at the Tivoli Coop in Tivoli, NY; Gazen Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY; Ava Flora Gallery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY; J. Cohen Gallery in New York City; and the Erase Hate through Art productions in Columbia, MD. Jeff wanted to help raise money for the Staten Island Heart Society, so he started a collection called Celebrity Hearts which he donates 50% of the proceeds to the charity.
Betsy Jacaruso: Betsy Jacaruso, owner of the Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, is a well respected long time Dutchess County resident and businesswoman and accomplished artist in her own right. Betsy has also gained the reputation of being incessantly active in promoting the arts in her community. In 2005, she received the Dutchess County Executive Arts Award, and she also co-chaired the Red Hook Community Arts Network from 2010-2012. In 2013, she co-chaired and hosted the 10th Anniversary Art Along the Hudson Annual Kick-off Event and Juried Exhibition in Rhinebeck. She is a frequent participant in local shows, auctions, and fundraisers.
Franc Palaia: Franc has traveled the world and makes his home in Rhinebeck. Photographer, sculptor, muralist, book artist, public artist, curator, graphic & lamp designer and signmaker. He is also an educator, gallerist, tour guide, TV and film producer and musician. He has curated over 25 group exhibitions on photography in the U.S. and in Italy receiving reviews in the New York Times, Village Voice, Parachute, PBS-TV Channel 13 and Tema Celestemagazine to name a few. He has received commissions for several outdoor public works projects for New Jersey and New York Transit systems. His public works include solar powered illuminated Photo-Sculpture as well as dozens of large-scale murals and train station windscreens. He has been included in over 350 group shows and more than 40 solo-shows, regionally, nationally and internationally.