The Woodstock School of Art 
& The Historical Society of Woodstock

Work from the collection of
The Historical Society of Woodstock

September 13 ~ November 1, 2014
Selected by Susana Torruella Leval

Untitled Landscape, Marion Bullard, c. 1930, 8 x 10, oil on board



"They say that the coming of the artists will change Woodstock." Thus did young Will

Rose express the villagers' worry in "The Vanishing Village," his charming memoir of

Woodstock circa 1900. Old codgers gather daily around the wide-bellied stove in his

father's general store. Their conversation invariably turns to "the rumor that the artists are coming." They were right to worry. The artists did change Woodstock.

From her essay, "What The Artists Saw" by Seldom Seen Curator Susana Torruella Leval


Seldom Seen features 63 paintings in the categories of landscape, bestiary and self-portrait.  The time period of the work spans from the early to late 20th century and includes artists long associated with America's first artist colony who are known nationally as well as lesser known local artists who called Woodstock home. Work includes drawing, painting and printmaking by artists such as Charles Rosen, Otto Bierhals, Clarence Bolton, John F. Carlson, Marion Bullard, Richard Segalman, Eva Van Rijn, Tor Gudmundsen, Eduardo Chavez, Ernest Fiene and many more.  Each piece chosen reflects the time period of its creation and the embodiment of that intangible quality,  the Woodstock "spirit."


Work from the exhibit is not available for purchase, but a collectible catalog is for sale at the WSA for $27 (includes tax) or online.  Shipping extra.



You are cordially invited to join us in the Angeloch Gallery for the opening reception of SELDOM SEEN
Saturday, September 13, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Work may be previewed on our website!

This project has been made possible with support from the County of Ulster's Cultural Services and Promotion Fund adminstrated by Arts Mid Hudson.

This project has been made possible in part with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Woodstock School of Art