Virtual Art Exhibit Archive

Irvington Library 2020-2021 Virtual Exhibit Archive

August 2021 Art Exhibit


Works by Kurt Capalbo

Kurt Capalbo is a visual artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work revolves around harnessing the natural entropy of materials to express the universal degradation surrounding us. This allows his art to take on a regenerative design, creating new opportunities for systems to exist. Works transcend a single medium using recycled materials such as glass, metals, plastics and wax alongside conventional acrylics, oils, markers and pencils.

Daily explorations through urban and natural environments provide the menagerie of raw materials, otherwise treated as waste, as inspiration for his fragmented visual motifs. He refers to his work as socially responsible and innately durable by striving to bring beauty from byproducts. Akin to the randomness of particles colliding, he meshes an artistic stew of organic evolution, enabling his work to take on a life of its own.

The human race will be gone well before his art has reached its denouement. This organized decomposition is the true chronicle of Kurt’s experiences through art.

Located in the Martucci Gallery of the Irvington Library (12 South Astor St, Irvington, NY)

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July 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit


Painting and Poetics

by Meg Lindsay

About the Artist

A painter’s poetics – the crossover of words and image, the music and rhythms of color and language on canvas and page- come from the same place, one person’s imagination.

Early March 2020 Meg Lindsay opened a painting exhibition in Irvington and celebrated publication of her most recent book, except all was interrupted by the pandemic’s shutdown. Here are her paintings, some from that exhibition, interspersed for flavor with some of her poetry.

An established painter for over 40 years showing in galleries and museums, her first book about the emotions and difficulties of painting, A Painter’s Night Journal, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016 (available on Amazon).  Writers love to write about paintings, but most writers confine themselves to the subject matter of a painting, not the process, since after all most do not paint.

The subject of her writing dramatically changed direction when her husband, athletic and never ill before, collapsed with bone cancer, multiple myeloma. The poems in her second book, Notes from a Caregiver, published in 2020 by the literary press, The Poetry Box, were written in doctors’ offices and hospitals.  William Carlos Williams, the poet and doctor, wrote many poems on a prescription pad – an inspiration.  As Frost said, “no tears for the writer, no tears for the reader.”

Her paintings grace the covers of both books which are available at Amazon.  Notes from a Caregiver is also available from The Poetry Box as well at 

Price list for paintings can be found at the end of this presentation.

Click on the green hover boxes to see poetry.

All poetry quoted is about painting and excerpted from Meg Lindsay’s book, “A Painter’s Night Journal.”

Note: All Works Are Subject to Copyright.

“Pink Tulips & 3 Limes & an Orange” - acrylic on canvas 22 1/2 h x 28 ½ w

Cover for Book “A Painter’s Night Journal”

“Kafka & Buddha Cat” - acrylic on canvas 21h x 17w

Cover for Book “Notes from a Caregiver”

"Dragonfly"- oil on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w

"Desert Outside Vegas" - acrylic & oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 36 ½ w

"Desert Dawn"- acrylic on canvas 20 ¼ h x 36 ½ w

"3 Trees" - oil on canvas 14 ½ h x 18 ½ w

"3 Trees Fauves"- oil on canvas 11 ½ h x 14 ½ w

…pink glows in oil next to

what I know to be sap green, a translucent olive color

…Pink is just a color:

   what color is it next to?

"Patio"- oil on canvas 24h x 30w

"Hudson Being Seen Thru 3 Slender Trees" - acrylic on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w

"Red Sun and Jade River" - oil on canvas 16 ¾ h x 18 ½ w

“Billboard” - oil on canvas 36h x 48w

“Blue Beach Umbrellas” - acrylic on linen 24h x 26w

why aren’t I painting you?

…in the sticky August air


the color

of sand

“Blazing Sunset over Palisades” - oil on canvas 30h x 36w

Today I will paint cloud patterns.

Not clouds.  Their patterns.

…I’ve moved on

from why,

when I forgot to wonder

what patterns exist

in clouds at all,

vanished when not 

locked down

on a canvas.

“Landscape Magic” - oil on canvas 31h x 37w

“Brightening Day” - acrylic on canvas 12h x 16w

“Ochre Castle at the Reservoir” - oil on canvas 11h x 14w

"Man Photographing Bull" - acrylic on canvas 15h x 20w

"Lap Pool at Sunset" - acrylic on canvas 16h x 20w

A painting is glue and dirt on cloth.
A poem is scratchings on a sheet of paper.
Or is it sounds in the night?


To write about a spider,
write about the rock
around which it spins its web.

"Hudson River Summer Sun Setting" - oil on canvas 13h x 9 ¾ w

"After the Storm Trees and Orange and Blue Sky" - acrylic on canvas 20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w

"Autumn Field" - acrylic on canvas 11h x 14w

“Abstract with 2 White Squares” - oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 20 ½ w

“2 Dogs under a Yellow Sun” - oil on canvas 24h x 30w

“Light Between 3 Pears” - oil on canvas 16 ½ h x 26 ½ w

Writing and Painting Bios



2 books: Notes from a Caregiver, published by Poetry Box 2020 and A Painter’s Night
Journal, published by Finishing Line Press 2016.
A semi-finalist in two “Discovery”/The Nation Contests and a finalist in an Inkwell
competition, Meg Lindsay has had poems published in Tricycle, Pivot, Salamander,
Alimentum, Connecticut River Review, Intima, Tiferet, etc. and earned an
MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College

Juried shows at the Hudson River Museum & Silvermine Arts Center
6 solo shows
40 shows in 11 states

2020 Martucci Gallery, Irvington, N.Y.
2013 Gregory James Gallery, New Milford, CT
2012 Martucci Gallery, Irvington, N.Y.
2008 Gallery at Woodloch, Hawley, PA
2007 Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, N.Y.
1973 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, Inc., Mamaroneck, N.Y.

2019 invitational/Greenwich/Westchester International Art Fair, Purchase, N.Y.
2018 Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
2016 Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
2015 Gregory James Gallery, New Milford, CT
2011 Sweet Grass, Tarrytown, N.Y.
2010 Kiesendahl + Calhoun, Pleasantville, N.Y.
2007 Gallery Yellow, Cross River, N.Y.
2002 Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Mass.
2000 ART OF THE HUDSON, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, N.Y.
ART OF THE HUDSON RIVER, Art on Main Street, Yonkers, N.Y.
1998 Nat. Assoc. Women Artists, New World Art Center, New York,N.Y.
Gallery Art 54, New York, N.Y.
1996 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Port Washington Library, Port Washington, N.Y.
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, N.J.
1995 Marist College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
SHOWCASE ’95, Lever House, New York, N.Y.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
Stevens College Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, Lousiana
1994 395 West Broadway Gallery, New York, N.Y.
SURFACES, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Hudson River Gallery, Ossining, N.Y.
1993 du Pont Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Hillyer Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
1992 Olana, Hudson, N.Y.
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, N.Y.
Garrison Art Center, Garrison, N.Y.
1991 The NATURAL PERCEPTION, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
The CURRENT RIVER VIEW, The Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Yonkers, N.Y.
ART of NORTHEAST USA, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct.
1985-1986 Obsessions Gallery, Lake Placid, N.Y. & Santa Fe, N.M.
1973 Carroll-Condit Galleries, White Plains, N.Y.

2007 Featured on radio WVOX — Paul Feiner’s GREENBURGH REPORT
1992 Featured on Westchester STATE OF THE ARTS

Price List

1 and 2) Paintings for 2 book covers NFS (Not for Sale)

3)”Dragonfly”     oil on canvas  20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w      $1,300

4) “Desert Outside Vegas”    acrylic & oil on canvas 24 ½ h x 36 ½ w   $1,200

5) “Desert Dawn”   acrylic on canvas  20 ¼ h x 36 ½ w  $1,100

6) “3 Trees”   oil on canvas  14 ½ h x 18 ½ w  $1,300

7) “3 Trees Fauves”   oil on canvas  11 ½ h x 14 ½ w   $1,200

8) “Patio”   oil on canvas    24h x 30w   $1,300

9) “Hudson Being Seen Thru 3 Slender Trees”    acrylic on canvas  24 ½ h x 20 ½ w  $1,300

10) “Red Sun & Jade River”   oil on canvas   16 ¾ h x 18 ½ w  $1,100

11) “Billboard”     oil on canvas   36h x 48w    $2,400

12) “Blue Beach Umbrellas”    acrylic on linen  24h x 26w    $1,800 

13)  “Blazing Sunset over Palisades”     oil on canvas   30h x 36w   $1,500

14)  “Landscape Magic”   oil on canvas    31h x 37w   $1,900  

15)  “Brightening Day”   acrylic on canvas   12h x 16w   $1,200

16)   “Ochre Castle at the Reservoir”      oil on canvas   11h x 14w  $1,100

17)  “Man Photographing Bull”      acrylic on canvas  15h x 20w   $1,200

18)  “Lap Pool at Sunset”     acrylic on canvas   16h x 20w   $1,200

19)  “Hudson River Summer Sun Setting”     oil on canvas   13h x 9 ¾ w  $1,100

20)  “After the Storm Trees and Orange and Blue Sky”   acrylic on canvas  20 ½ h x 24 ¾ w  $1,200

21)  “Autumn Field”     acrylic on canvas  11h x 14w       $1,100

22)  “Abstract with 2 White Squares”       oil on canvas  24 ½ h x 20 ½ w  $1,600

23)  “2 Dogs under a Yellow Sun”      oil on canvas   24h x 30w    $1,750

24)  “Light Between 3 Pears”      oil on canvas  16 ½ h x 26 ½  w    $1,350

Thank you for visiting! Please contact Meg at for inquiries regarding her work.


Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.

[Pre-Pandemic Information]

Attention Artists

The library strongly encourages local artists to apply for exhibit space.

Please download a copy of our exhibition policy and an exhibit application, or call Rosemarie Gatzek, the Library’s Director, at (914) 591-7840. You may view the room floor plan here as well.

If you are interested in having a reception, you will need to contact Rosemarie Gatzek directly to schedule a date and time.


Attention non-profit groups

Our program room is available to non-profit community-based organizations for special programs. Rental fees, security deposits and proof of insurance are required. Read our Program Room Policy by clicking here. Download an application for use of the Program Room here. For more information call
Rosemarie Gatzek, the Library’s Director, at (914) 591-7840.

May and June 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit




Oil on Canvas by Renee Shamosh


Renee Shamosh is a multi-media artist with over 35 years of art teaching experience.


An avid gardener and member of The Garden Club of Irvington and The Irvington Beautification Committee,


Renee uses elements of nature in her work. Renee and her family have lived here for over 30 years.


Artist’s Statement

My goal has been to capture the tranquil beauty that can be found in a garden and our surroundings without going far from home.

I strive to capture the essence of what we see but often take for granted as we walk, jog, or drive around the greenery.

Simply put, stop to look around, think, and take a breath.

Please contact Renee at for inquiries regarding her work.

Note: All Works Are Subject to Copyright.


Walk At Dawn, 18” x 24′′


Over the Wall, 24” x 24”


Walking Posie, 24” x 24”


Quiet Corner, 24” x 30”


Ode to Georgia, 12” x 12”


In The Pink, 16” x 20”


Sweet Boy, 18” x 24”


Gathering Blooms, 18” x 24”


Tidying Up, 24” x 30”


Hydrangea Jungle, 24” x 30”

Perfect Cut, 24” x 30”


Red Dress, 24” x 30”


Reflections, 24” x 30”


Garden’s End, 18” x 24”


Taking a Break, 18” x 24”


Better Not Park, 12” x 16”


Rainy Day, 18” x 24”


First Autumn, 12” x 16”


Daylily Path, 12” x 16”


Out of the Mist. 12” x 16”


Must Run, 12” x 16”


Peony Garden, 12” x 12”


Rose Day, 24” x 30”


Quarry’s Edge, 24” x 30”


Best Friends 18” x 24”

Thank you for visiting! Please contact Renee at for inquiries regarding her work.


Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.

March and April 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit

"Lea Carmichael: Small Abstracts"

Artist’s Statement

Over the years I have worked in several media and genres—pastel still-life and landscape, hand-colored photography, expressive drawing of migraine(resulting in the publication of “The Migraine Book”), and more. One genre that I have worked on all along, “on the side”, is abstraction.

A few years ago I decided to go at abstraction headlong. It has been an exciting challenge.

My objective is to free the visual experience from a narrative, so that all that is left is the abstract. I do not give my works descriptive titles; instead, I label them by date.

The works here were all done in January, 2021. Trying to get past a dry spell I committed to creating at least one work every day. I continue on in that discipline, and it has been a good journey so far.

I welcome you to visit my website: You may contact me there or at my email: I’m on Instagram at Leacarmichaelart.

Note: all works are 6 x 6” unless noted otherwise.

All works are on watercolor paper, done in gouache, watercolor, cut paper, crayon, colored pencil, pencil, ink, and acrylic.
































2021.1.26.2 (6 x 4")










2021.1.30.2 (6 x 4")



Thank you for visiting! Please contact for more information on these works and to let her know how her art speaks to you.

Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.

"Photographic Compositions"

January 2020 Virtual Exhibit by Pam Grafstein




God Forsaken



Ready Player One

Fresh Birch

Handyman Special

Gehry Staircase

Fly on Rudbeckia

Mum Fingers



Ant on Peony

Asian Ladybeetle

Trapped Inside

Where's the Cilantro

December 2020 Virtual Exhibit: Jim Maciel


August and September 2020 Virtual Exhibit: Bruce Jacovitz

Please note that all artwork is subject to copyright.