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The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. will present it’s annual holidays small paintings show, “Take Me Home for the Holidays” at The Bannerman Island Gallery, located at 150 Main Street, in Beacon, NY, opening reception at 5pm on November 10th. (Beacon’s Second Saturday)

The show features small paintings by 13 noted Hudson Valley artists, featuring scenes from the Hudson Valley and Bannerman Island. This is an excellent way to support Bannerman Island and get to take home, a one of a kind painting capturing the beauty of The Hudson River Valley and Bannerman Island. A great holiday gift. There will be over 40 paintings in various mediums including: oils, acrylics and pastels.

Jamie Williams Grossman curates “Take Me Home for the Holidays Small Painting Show” Jamie is a Signature Member and Vice Chairman of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP). She is also the head of their Lower Hudson Valley Chapter.

Award winning artists include: Jeanne Demotses, Virginia Donovan, Carol Douglas, Carolyn H. Edlund, Gayle Clark Fedigan, Patti Ferrara, Jamie Williams Grossman, Deborah O’Keeffe, Mara Lehmann, Margaret Morales, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Robert Trondsen, and Nancy Woogen.

The Bannerman Island Gallery features a large array of paintings, prints, and photographs of Bannerman Island, Bannerman’s Castle, and the Hudson River ―as well as many other types of Bannerman Island memorabilia and media. Many of the pieces displayed in the gallery are one of a kind, and are available for purchase. Fifty percent of the sale of artwork is donated to The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. for the preservation of Bannerman Island.

Plans for the Stage One Stabilization of the Main structures, The Tower and the # Two Warehouses have been approved by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Support beams will be attached to the exterior of the walls, along with steal bracing to be used to support the fragile facades until more funds are raised for Phase Two. The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. is currently raising funds to match up to $150,000 from an EPF Grant. In 2011 The BCT stabilized The Bannerman Residence with new floors and a new roof. In October, the grand staircase, (Over and Under the Arch) was stabilized. In the 2012 season, Bannerman Island played host to The Opera Company of The Highland’s concert version of Show Boat, as well as to Hudson Valley Musicians who performed Bannerman Island on the third Sunday of every month.

Buy A Painting, Help Save a Hudson Valley Landmark!

The Bannerman Island Gallery is opened on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5:00 pm, and by appointment during the week. “Take me Home for the Holidays” Small Painting Show runs from November 10th to December 31st. For information about the show, please call New Caplan at 845-831-6346 or 845-234-3204.

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