Featured Destination: Andes Academy of Art

Maple in May by Sandra Finkenberg, Oil on Panel,  12″ x 12″ available at sfinkenbergart.com 

A group of Catskills creatives led by William Duke, Peter Mayer, and Erwin Karl launched the Andes Academy of Art during the summer of 2022 to bring together artists working in all disciplines and nurture creativity in a way that forges camaraderie and recognition.

Artists need both solitude – to distill new ideas and create new works of art, and companionship – to receive feedback, and gain recognition and support. Andes Academy of Art offers a variety of programs to help artists achieve just that. It hosts Figure Drawing sessions Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm, organizes exhibitions, provides space to artists to showcase installations and other projects, and publishes a monthly art publication simply called “State of the Art”. The group recently hosted a lecture with  Filippo Fossati titled “Take a Closer Look” which explored the meaning of what we actually see in a work of art. Along with Jennifer Bacon, Fossati co-founded Esso Gallery and Books in New York City in 1996.

The last day to see “Small Works” group show at the Andes Academy of Art is this Saturday, December 10 from 2 to 5 pm. The exhibition features works by Gary Mayer, William Duke, Sandra Finkenberg, and others.

The Andes Academy of Art is currently accepting submissions for “State of the Art” publication. Short poems, reviews, and micro-fiction can be sent to andesacademyofart@gmail.com or (917) 859-5397.  

The Andes Academy of Art is located at:

506 Main Street, Andes, New York, 13731

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