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    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

Groundhog Sunday Studio Swap Meet & Sale

The OAC Groundhog Sunday Studio Swap Meet & Sale will take place on Sunday, February 4th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Event will take place at the OAC Steamer Gallery – 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562

Spring IS going to come—so clear out your art studios of tools and materials you no longer need to make room for the stuff you really DO need! Get great supplies at OAC’s Groundhog Sunday Swap Meet & Sale! A wide variety of items will be on sale for reasonable prices. Brushes, Paints, Pastels, Paper, Canvases, Clay, Tools, and Camera Lenses—are just some of what will be up for grabs.

Have an art supply you might want to swap? Bring it along. Maybe you can make a deal!

Remember…one person’s trash might be someone else’s treasure! So come by…have a light snack…and browse the vendor booths to see what will work for you!



Jan Verkade: Dutch Post Impressionist and Symbolist

Jan Verkade - Decorative Landscape - 1891 - Oil on panel - Nationalmuseum - Stockholm (click photo for larger image)Jan Verkade (a/k/a Johannes Sixtus Gerhardus Verkade) (1868-1946) was a pivotal Dutch Post-Impressionist artist and a talented Christian Symbolist painter. His spiritual journey eventually led him to become a Benedictine monk, and he continued painting throughout his religious career.

In the work featured here, it is very easy to see the influence of Paul Gauguin. In his earlier days, he was closely associated with the Les Nabis group of artists.


Quote of the Day

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” - Charles Horton Cooley


“Don’t Confuse Me with the ‘Facts’…”

Jill Kiefer will be wearing her Art Historian's Hat for this OAC ‘Art Speaks’ program on Sunday, 1/28, at 2:00 PM. Jill will take us on a fascinating journey with respect to a particular work of art (surprise) and will be making observations about other artworks, too.

Discover both the strengths and weaknesses of Art History and Art Criticism. See how scholars and scientists work--and how they can often get it so WRONG...or so RIGHT!

Learn (and see) a bunch of FUN facts you probably don't know about some of your favorite art...and artists!

Don't miss this entertaining adventure in "doing" art history.

Sunday, January 28th - 2:00-3:30 PM

OAC Steamer Firehouse - 117 Main St., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY

Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Admission is FREE ($5 Donation Suggested)


The “Forget-Me-Nots” with Special Guest David Ray

(click photo for larger image)Tomorrow Nite - January 20th - please join us for an OAC Musical Event. The “Forget-Me-Nots” will perform at the OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery, beginning at 8:00 pm.