When you think of art in the Hudson Valley, your head probably goes to the Hudson Valley School and the river, mountains and landscapes of Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church. You know, dead old white men.
Anne Sanger runs the Pinkwater Gallery in uptown Kingston. She’s an artist and her gallery focuses on women artists of the Hudson Valley. We talk about her journey to the Hudson Valley, taking a wrong turn—or was it a right turn—and becoming an artist. We also chat about the types of artists she represents and the etiquette and advice for newbies like me shopping for art. Yes, you can sometimes borrow it!
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Pinkwater Guide to Art in the Kingston Area:
GALLERIES IN KINGSTON
In Uptown / the Stockade:
In the Rondout / the Strand:
On Route 28 (between Kingston and Woodstock):
FALL LEAF PEEPING + ART
Annual Art Events in Kingston
Art Instruction for Adults
Owner / Artist
The owner of Pinkwater Gallery, Anne Sanger is also an abstract artist and fashion illustrator. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) and pursued a career in the fashion industry before relocating to the little town of Hurley NY in the Catskill Mountains and opening the gallery in September 2019.
After rediscovering the joy of painting at the Woodstock School of Art in 2015, Anne transitioned from a corporate job to life as a full-time artist. She is currently exploring abstraction and other obsessions, playing with oil paints, acrylics, liquid acrylics, even gold leaf.