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Ockawamick School Alumni follow last years success with a second Art Show

May 20th, 2016

Ockawamick School Alumni follow last years success with a second Art Show

The opening event of last year’s Ockawamick Central School Reunion was a showcase of the artistic talent of its alumni at the Philmont Public Library. This year the group will show new work.

Abstract painter Christine Guarino, whose work is well represented in galleries and collections throughout the Northeast and graphic artist Richard Wambach, owner of the Wambach Communications Group in Dutchess County as well as award-winning photographer Ken Bovat, of Photo-Art by Ken Bovat in Claverack, whose photographs appear often in
Columbia County venues, will be represented in the Alumni show. Steve Wildermuth, Catherine Harms, Susan Wildermuth Bues and Brian Yorck will display paintings, drawings and photographs.

Each is active in local arts organizations such as the Columbia County Photography Club, Columbia County Council on the Arts, and show their work in solo and group.

All of the artists were students of Mrs. Kathryn Nicke, who taught at Ockawamick Central School. The artists enjoyed reuniting and reminiscing of their common artistic interests last year, originally fostered by their teacher. They credit Mrs. Nicke for inspiration, instilling in them a love of art, for allowing them space and time to work at school, and for encouraging their creativity.

This year the artists especially want to recognize Karen Garafalo, Librarian at the Philmont Public Library, for her support and enthusiasm for art shown in the Library space. Ms. Garafalo will be retiring this Spring.

The Alumni Show’s opening is Saturday, May 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Philmont Public Library, 101 Main Street, Philmont, and it will run through June 27. For more information on the show, call the Library at (518) 672-5010.

Artist Richard Wambach to Show with Fellow Alumni

May 12th, 2015

Artist Richard Wambach to Show with Fellow Alumni

The Ockawamick Central School (OCS) Alumni Reuniion Art Show will run from May 25 through June 27, 2015. Opening reception is May 25 (Memorial Day) at 10:30am at Philmont Public Library, Main Street, Philmont, NY . Exhibit will include drawings, paintings and photographs by Ken Bovat, Susan Bues, Christine Guarino, Peter Von Sholly, Richard Wambach, Steve Wildermuth and Brian Yorck.

The following short bio is about FFA artist Richard Wambach, Alumni Class of 1965:

Richard is a graphic designer and owner of Wambach Communications Group, Inc., a marketing and creative services agency for 43 years. He started Nic & Wambach Creative Arts with business partner Nic VH in 2012 specifically to create portfolios of black and white drawings of historic scenes in the Hudson Valley, NY and Northeast Kingdom, VT.

He credits Mrs. Knicke, his high school art teacher, with encouraging him to seek a career as a “commercial artist” (in 1965 people said an artist was a hippie, how could you make a living?). He enrolled in a two-year Associates program of Commercial Art with Fine & Applied Arts degree from Dutchess Community, Poughkeepsie, NY. Wambach graduated at the top of his art class in 1967 and recipient of the David Lax Gold Metal in the Arts award. While still attending college, was hired by a Poughkeepsie printer in their art department, enlisted for a 3-year tour with the US Army (101st Airmobile Division, Republic of Vietnam 1968) and had his artist job waiting at the print shop upon his return until he started his own company in 1972.

While advertising, marketing, graphic design and promoting his client’s commercial products and services was his mainstay for 43 years, Richard’s main interest was always drawing. So he is making more time for drawing and displaying at both outdoor & indoor shows from Spring to Fall throughout the Hudson Valley and NEK Vermont. He has had one-man shows at the Hyde Park Library gallery and the Rhinebeck Bank atrium gallery recently and has displays in several gift shops in Vermont. He can often be found at arts & crafts shows, farmer’s markets and other weekend street festivals in Columbia and Dutchess Counties. He has also accepted many commissions to draw peoples homes, farms, yachts and antique autos as well as continuing to build his own portfolio of popular historic subjects.

Richard is excited to be displaying his artwork along with his fellow alumni artists at the OCS Alumni Reunion Art Show at the Philmont Library from May 25 through June 27. He said:

“This reunion event is kind of a major highlight of my long career. Being able to show with my fellow alumni artists – some new acquaintances and some old, dear friends – is quite an unexpected honor that I hope to cherish for a long time to come!”

Summer 2014 project The Brownington Stone House Museum Series

November 29th, 2014

Summer 2014 project The Brownington Stone House Museum Series

Richard Wambach of Nic & Wambach Creative Arts set out to create the series of eight drawings this summer in time for the Annual Old Stone House Museum day in August 2014. This important series depicts the structures that comprise the Old Stone House Museum village in Brownington Center, Brownington, Vermont. The Orleans County Historical Society is responsible for the ongoing upkeep and educational programming that is active year round at this beautiful historic site. The images include: The Old Stone House, The Alexander Twilight House, The Lawrence Barn, Museum Education Center, Cyrus Eaton House, Samuel Read Hall House, Brownington Congregational Church and Prospect Hill Observatory Tower.

Art Exhibit at Opening of Red Hook Summer Farmers Market

May 17th, 2014

Art Exhibit at Opening of Red Hook Summer Farmers Market

Richard Wambach, Nic & Wambach Creative Arts, will be the featured business display at the Opening session of the Village of Red Hook Summer Farmer's Market, Saturday, May 24, 2014, located at the Village Parking Lot on South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571. The market opens from 10:00am until 2:00pm every Saturday through October.

Art Exhibit at Opening of Red Hook Summer Farmers Market

May 17th, 2014

Art Exhibit at Opening of Red Hook Summer Farmers Market

Richard Wambach, Nic & Wambach Creative Arts, will be the featured business display at the Opening session of the Village of Red Hook Summer Farmer's Market, Saturday, May 24, 2014, located at the Village Parking Lot on South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571. The market opens from 10:00am until 2:00pm every Saturday through October.

Artists Reception at Hyde Park Free Library Exhibit

May 17th, 2014

Artists Reception at Hyde Park Free Library Exhibit

Richard Wambach, Nic & Wambach Creative Arts, in conjunction with Gregory Callahan, director of the library, will host an artist's reception open to the public at the Annex Gallery of the Hyde Park Free Library on Wednesday, May 21, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.The exhibition of 25 drawings is entitled "From Valley to Vermont." Light refreshments and open discussion will be provided. The library is located at 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538. The show is ongoing until the end of June.

Wambach Art Displayed at Hyde Park Free Library Starting April 26

April 21st, 2014

Wambach Art Displayed at Hyde Park Free Library Starting April 26

Artist Richard Wambach will hang his one-man show at the Hyde Park Free Library Annex Gallery on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The show will run through mid-June with an artist's reception mid-way to be announced. Wambach's displays will include his recent Hyde Park historic scenes, Hudson Valley rural landscapes and landmarks, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom covered bridges, barns and sugar houses and a few retro pieces from his 1970s North Carolina Outer Banks collection.

Admission is free. All digital prints being displayed are for sale. The annex gallery is also home to weekend events such as open mic music sessions, intimate performances of local well know music personalities, poetry readings and book signings. Check the Hyde Park Free Library web site for hours of operation and complete schedule of events.

Displaying at 2014 Rhinebeck Antique Auto Show May 2, 3 and 4th

April 4th, 2014

Displaying at 2014 Rhinebeck Antique Auto Show May 2, 3 and 4th

Rhinebeck Antique Car Show and Swap Meet
Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2014
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Ave.)
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Richard Wambach, of Nic & Wambach Creative Arts, will be displaying his drawings of classic and antique automobiles along with a portfolio of drawings of historic scenes around the Hudson Valley and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He will also be taking commission orders at the event of owner's vehicles, motor cycles, sailing vessels, airplanes, farms and residences. Or purchase a number of styles of prints, matted, matted/framed, and stretched canvas museum prints in a variety of sizes from his current portfolio of fine quality digital reproductions of his original detailed drawings.

Visit him at vendor booth H-13-14 throughout the 3-day event.

Swap Meet Description

The Swap Meet at Rhinebeck has been a favorite among car collectors from all over the Northeast for years. Our objective is to make this the most vendor friendly Swap Meet around. There are a large amount of Swap Spaces at Rhinebeck both Outside and Inside that consist of four large well lighted buildings. Remember Show Opens @ 12:00 Noon on Friday the Swap Meet is open to Paid Spectators. Gates open again at 6:00 Am Saturday.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

» Spectators come from all over the Northeast
» Outstanding Grounds with Paved Walkways
» Hundreds of Vendor Spaces
» 30 Rod & Custom Awards
» Countless Hot Rods & Customs on Saturday
» 60 Antique & Classic Classes
» Sunday-Lots of Great Antique & Classic Cars
» Loads Of Free Parking
» Many Great Cars For Sale in the "Car Corral"
» Swap Meet Opens on Friday @ Noon
» Buy the 2 or 3 Day Pass for a great Savings
» 24-Hour Security Patrols

Hours

Swap Meet:
Friday May 2nd - 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Saturday May 3rd - 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday May 4th - 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM

Car Shows:
Saturday, May 3rd - 8:00 Am to 5:00 pm **** New Hours ****
Hot Rods Customs & Race Cars
Compact Customs & Pickups
Sunday, May 5th - 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM
Unmodified Antiques & Classic Cars to 1989

http://rhinebeckcarshow.com/index.html

Limited Time Promotion on 3 Vermont Maple Syrup Season Drawings

March 14th, 2014

Limited Time Promotion on 3 Vermont Maple Syrup Season Drawings

Hello Everyone! In honor of the Vermont Spring when in every corner of the great Green Mountain state you can see and smell Maple Syrup production we are offering three (3) of my favorite prints "Old Fashioned Maple Syruping," Perkin's Maple Sugar House," and "Maple Sugar House," in limited quantities, at a great promotional price printed on stretched canvas! Get yours while they last - check out the special link! Thanks for your patronage... SALE ENDS 3/19/14 5:00PM!

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Barn Lovers Group features two new Hudson Valley farm images

March 8th, 2014

Barn Lovers Group is administered by Tina M Wenger. A very nice assortment of wonderful images. I am honored to be featured with two more of my farm drawings from the Hudson Valley!

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Monhegan Light featured in Lighthouse Group

March 8th, 2014

The group Lighthouses in Drawings Paintings Photography administered by Anne Norskog has so many beautiful lighthouse images! I am honored to have Monhegan Lighthouse featured on the group home page. Thank you.

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New Features in Your Favorite Rural America Image

March 8th, 2014

Just joined a new group and contest "Your Favorite Rural America Image", R McLellan, admin. Thank you for featuring these three drawings. Everyone, check out the contest!

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Hidden Hollow Farms featured in Barns Big and Small group

March 6th, 2014

Thank you, Debra and Dave! I am so happy that my drawing Hidden Hollow Farm 1 was featured in the great group Barns Big and Small! I am hoping for some sales because I am prepared to share half of my proceeds with this organization that provides horseback riding therapy for children and veterans and is involved in Special Olympics.

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Thank you Debra and Dave for the feature

March 6th, 2014

I am so happy that my drawing Hidden Hollow Farm 2 was featured in the great group Barns Big and Small! I am hoping for some sales because I am prepared to share half of my proceeds with this organization that provides horseback riding therapy for children and veterans and is involved in Special Olympics.

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Featured in Barns Big and Small Group

March 4th, 2014

A big thank you to Debra and Dave for featuring my pair of Clermont Barn drawings on their group "Barns Big and Small.

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Thank you for the feature on Cow Art Group

March 3rd, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Cow Art Group

Shelle, thank you for featuring Silly Cow on your Cow Art Group!

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1st Prize Winner of the Old Barn Contest in Memory of Donald Curry

March 1st, 2014

1st Prize Winner of the Old Barn Contest in Memory of Donald Curry

Excited about winning 1st Prize in the Old Barn Contest run by Jim Curry in memory of brother Donald Curry. Thanks for the honor!

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Thank you for the feature on Wildlife Group Mariola

March 1st, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Wildlife Group Mariola

I had seen this particular location with the turtles sunning and a great heron nearby everytime I cycled past this section of the Roe Jan Creek in Elizaville, New York. I finally remembered my camera one day and captured the images I needed to create this interesting drawing. Thank you for the feature in the Wildlife Group

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Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small, Debra and Dave

February 28th, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small, Debra and Dave

I am fascinated with old, rusted farm equipment. I can remember riding on a horse-drawn rake that my grandfather pulled with his old Farmall tractor. He let me pull the rope to trip the rake at just the right time to make a windrow making it easier to pick up the hay with a pitch fork. Now we have bailers. I can hardly resist passing any old piece of equipment such as this planter without saying "I have to draw that one!" Thank you for the feature on your group Barns Big and Small, Debra and Dave!

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Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small, Debra and Dave

February 28th, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small, Debra and Dave

I enjoy drawing old barns. Every one has its own unique character. And there they stand year after year in all seasons, even if falling down, with the dignity of yester year! Thank you Debra and Dave for the feature on your Group Barns Big and Small.

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Thank you for the features in Barn Lovers Group

February 22nd, 2014

Thank you for the features in Barn Lovers Group

Thank you, Tina Wenger, for the feature of my Marlboro Old Farm Equipment and Vermont Barn on your group, "Barn Lovers."

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1970s Ocracoke Island North Carolina Drawings

February 20th, 2014

1970s Ocracoke Island North Carolina Drawings

I am excited to create a new gallery of work that I completed in the 1970s while family vacationing on Ocracoke Island, Cape Hatteras (Outer Banks), North Carolina. I used to divide my time between surf fishing, photography, drawing and of course eating all the delicious Ocracoke breakfasts, lunches and dinners. At first we rented fisherman's cottages from the Pony Island Motel for a few years, then we rented a condo in the Village of Ocracoke. I was there one January all by myself and rented a couple of rooms from a charter captain I fished with in the summer. They were in Florida for the winter. Part of my payment for the accommodations was a drawing of his charter boat to use in his brochures. This represents a body of work that was very pleasurable to me since I was drawing and relaxing and not working because I had to, but because I wanted to. I am trying to get back to that point with my current body of work. I hope everyone enjoys this gallery. I will be posting more. Right now there are 21 images there.

Millers Run Covered Bridge has unique place in Vermont history

February 16th, 2014

I just discovered in some research that this covered bridge is one of the few remaining active in the Vermont State highway system. Most of the existing bridges are located on town, county or private roads throughout Vermont. The Miller's Run bridge is also unique in that its design includes a foot path component allowing safe passage for bicyclists and pedestrians along this busy stretch of state highway near Lyndonville, VT.

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Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small Debra and Dave

February 14th, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small Debra and Dave

It means a lot to me to get recognition on the Barns Big and Small Group, Debra and Dave. I love the images members of the group have published and I am thrilled to be part of it!

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Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small Group Debra and Dave

February 13th, 2014

Thank you for the feature on Barns Big and Small Group Debra and Dave

I appreciate the special feature on Debra and Dave's Barns Big and Small Group. I look forward to additional participation in this great group!

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Featured by Anne Norskog

February 10th, 2014

Featured by Anne Norskog

Thank you, Anne Norskog for featuring my lighthouse drawings in your Group "Lighthouses in Drawings, Paintings, Photography." I appreciate being part of your fine group!

Featured by Cheryl Poland

February 7th, 2014

Featured by Cheryl Poland

Thank you, Cheryl, for featuring my drawing of the Model A Ford Sedan in front of the Mills Mansion at Staatsburgh Historic Site, Staatsburg, NY

Featured by Janette Boyd

February 7th, 2014

Featured by Janette Boyd

Thank you, Janette Boyd, for featuring my drawing "Vermont Wild Turkeys" on your page. I appreciate your nice comments.

Featured by Pamela Phelps

February 6th, 2014

Featured by Pamela Phelps

Thank you, Pamela Phelps, for featuring my drawing "Marbletown Church" in Marbletown, NY on your favorites page.

Featured by Carol Sawyer

February 6th, 2014

Featured by Carol Sawyer

Thank you, Carol Sawyer, for featuring "The Nellie Mae" drawing of fishing boat at Silver Lake docks in the village of Ocracoke, Ocracoke, NC.

Featured on Covered Bridges - Old and New by Jacqueline Dagenais

February 5th, 2014

Featured on Covered Bridges - Old and New by Jacqueline Dagenais

Among other interesting subjects I love to draw in Vermont, I am on a mission to draw as many of the Vermont North East Kingdom covered bridges as possible... then expand to the rest of Vermont and New England... The image shown is a rare example of a railroad covered bridge, the Fisher Bridge in Wolcott, VT. Thank you, Jacqueline Dagenais, for featuring my drawing on your group "Covered Bridges - Old and New. I appreciate the recognition.

Featured on Country Churches Group by Charles Robinson

February 5th, 2014

Featured on Country Churches Group by Charles Robinson

Thank you for featuring my drawing, "Norwich University White Chapel," on your Country Churches Group, Charles Robinson. I appreciate the recognition and your generous comments.

Featured on Paintings and Drawings of Covered Bridges by Charles Robinson

February 5th, 2014

Featured on Paintings and Drawings of Covered Bridges by Charles Robinson

Thank you for featuring my drawing "Chamberlin Mill Covered Bridge," near Lyndon/Lyndonville, Vermont on your Group, Paintings & Drawings of Covered Bridges, Charles Robinson. I appreciate the recognition and your comments.

Richard Wambach artwork available at many local venues in New York

January 12th, 2014

During the winter season between gallery exhibits, open air farmers markets and arts and craft shows, Nic and Wambach Creative Arts works are featured at several local venues in New York's Hudson Valley. In Red Hook, NY our drawings and note cards are on display and available for sale at Copy Cat Printers, 7364 South Broadway, and the Historic Red Hook Village Diner, 7550 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571. In Hyde Park, NY our drawings and note cards are available at Harvest Moon Gifts, 4158 Albany Post Road, and The Greener Oak Guest House, 12 White Oaks Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Watch for more local outlets carrying our work in the future.