On Display

Since 2003 the Old Chatham Country Store & Cafè has been presenting the works of various established, as well as new artists from throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and the Berkshires.


Corinne robbins

Mid-Century Modern Prints: Picasso to Warhol

A Collection of French and American 20th Century Prints

On view from January 6 to February 13, 2018


Allen foster

On exhibit February 14-March 13, 2018. Reception on Saturday February 17th from 3-5 pm.

After serving in the military, Allen Foster moved to NYC to become a freelance advertising illustrator. He specialized in home furnishings, interiors and architectural renderings. Moving to Columbia County more than 50 years ago he now resides in a 300 year old fort in Chatham Center, which he has lovingly restored as his home.

The paintings on exhibit are homes in Columbia County, NY that were painted in the 1980’s.


occs images

On exhibit March 15 -April 2nd

A collection of images capturing the Old Chatham Country Store from 1787 to today.







joshUA M shaw

On exhibit April 3 -May 1, 2018. Reception on Saturday
April 7th from 3-5 pm.

Josh is a 20 year old photographer based out of East Chatham, NY.
who started down the path of photography in his Sophomore year of high school and has been loving it ever since. After serving in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman for 2 years with the 101st Airborne division, he was medically discharged after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Photography isn't a hobby to him, but instead a way for him to go out into the world and relax. Each day he wakes up and wonders "what is waiting for me? Where am I going to go? What am I going to see?" Josh enjoys urban  streets, portraits, nature and anything in between. Striving to capture all this world has to offer through his lens.

As the owner of Modern Masterpiece Photography it is his goal to strive to maintain a relaxed environment in which he captures you in your best moments. "There are no limits when you just let your mind wander."

shaker exhibit
"The Aspect
of the object"

On exhibit May 3 - June 5 Reception on Sunday, May 12th from 3-5 pm.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon holds a collection of more than 50,000 objects of Shaker material culture, including tools, costumes, furniture, archives, manuscripts, and more.

In 2016 the museum received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to digitize the collection and put it online. That work is ongoing through the end of 2018.

Catskill-based artist and curator Richard Saja took the new collection photographs and reinterpreted them into playful new images, which he calls digital quilts. Original object photography was done by Boston photographer John Mulligan.

Saja has exhibited internationally with shows in New York, Paris, and Berlin and the National Museum of Embroidery in South Korea. Most recently, his work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Toile de Jouy Museum in Josas, France. His embroidered toile is in the permanent collections of the Shelburne Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon tells the story of the Shakers by stewarding the historic North Family site at the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, as well as an unparalleled collection of Shaker objects, including furniture, textiles, tools, archives, and more. The Mount Lebanon site is open seasonally for recreation, exhibitions, guided tours, and public programs. The administrative offices, collections storage, and library are located in Old Chatham and open year-round by appointment. Learn more at shakerml.org.



corinne robins

On exhibit July 4th - July 31st Reception on Saturday, July 7th from 3-5 pm.

Corinne Robbins earned a M.F.A. degree in Painting and Printmaking at Hunter College in New York City and a B.A. Degree in Fine Art at Bennington College in Vermont before working as studio manager and head assistant to Judy Pfaff, MacArthur Award winner installation artist. Early in her career as an art handler, installing exhibitions and archiving pieces of art, she worked at Galerie Zabriskie in Paris, Holly Solomon Gallery, Max Protetch Gallery, The Warhol Foundation, The Whitney Museum, in New York City, The Contemporary Arts Center, in Cincinnati, OH, and The Neuberger Museum of Art, in Purchase, NY. Always maintaining her commitment to her personal work, Robbins began collecting modern furniture during her travels and shopped religiously at the 26th Street Flea Market in Manhattan where she made most of her connections to the vintage furniture world. She quickly became a specialist in Mid-Century Modern Design and eventually opened her first 20th Century Modern furniture store in New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District specializing in high-end American, European and Danish designs. Robbins chose early on to be a furniture dealer rather than to teach (the norm for most scholar painters) to support her art making. She often adorned the walls of her shop with her work. Corinne Robbins Inc, the company she founded in 1998, caters to architects and designers who are looking for original pieces. Her furniture has appeared on the sets of such movies and shows as The Wolf of Wall Street, American Gangster, Person of Interest, Antiques Road Show and Sex and The City (the TV show and movie). Simultaneously painting and dealing modern furniture, Robbins recently finished an eleven painting commission for WinGate Wilderness in Kanab, Utah. The paintings reflected her interpretation of the Symbols of Change. In Robbins’ minds eye she breaks the barrier between art, design and the natural world. She lives and works in upstate New York and is heavily influence by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds her. Scheduled for Summer 2018 she will be exhibiting new works at OCCS in Old Chatham, NY.


carl berg

On exhibit August 2nd - August 28th. Reception on Sunday, August 12th from 3-5 pm.

My purpose is twofold. Through the digital representational and non-representational photographic image, I attempt to detail and illustrate the artful in the unnoticed, the depth and complexity in the ordinary and mundane. Also, by identifying and illustrating the tactile elements of expression in objects not ordinarily seen as communicative, I try to provoke the observer’s projections on these otherwise unexpressive screens. Additionally, through the visual diversity of the different images and their installation, I attempt to create a conversation amongst these individual elements, hopefully transforming the visual word into photographic phrases.

All represented images are actual camera captures not computer constructions.


WAE Center exhibit

On exhibit August 30- October 2 Reception Sunday, September 2nd from 3-5 pm.

The WAE  (Wellness, Arts, Enrichment) Center is the evolution of pilot programs offered by Jewish Services for Developmentally Disabled, to its residents and other members of the community with developmental disabilities. Members explore avenues for maximizing independence and achieving personal fufillment through writing, painting, film, music, yoga and more.

DAVID L. loves to paint. He sees art as a need rather than a hobby. He is fascinated with color and is very deliberate in his work as he layers various colors on top of one another. There is a meditative quality to his way of painting. He can focus and work for hours at a time. David also has a love for making music.

KRISTEN I.“I would like to show the world what inspires me by painting and drawing my daily inspirations. People and events around me inspire my artwork. Most of the characters that I create are abstracts. I love working with acrylic paint, Sharpie markers, brush markers, paint markers, pastels & watercolors. I like to learn new things every day. I have been drawing and painting since I was 3 years old. I started drawing portraits and characters from the video games that I played during my life. I also enjoy drawing cats because I love cats. I had a pet cat named Max from 1990-2004 that inspired me to draw cats. I love using markers because the pigmentations are beautiful and pop easily once drawn. I sometimes use art to raise awareness on many social issues that the world deals with especially today. I enjoy doing portraits the most because they are my specialty.” Kristen was 1 of 3 selected to participate in our “Advancing the Artist” workshop series where artists learn to create the tools to promote themselves such as websites, resumes, portfolios, social media and more.

ZAK Z. is inspired by many influences throughout the history of art. He cites, modern art and Andy Warhol as key motivators; he credits his trips to MOMA as encouraging him to “do strange stuff”. He feels modern art is something that is different and catches people’s attention. Not one to be limited, he is also moved by Renoir, Monet, Degas and pointillism



Nancy clark

On exhibit October 4 - 30 Reception on Saturday,
October 13th from 3-5 pm.

Nancy W. Clark from Old Chatham, New York is a professional Interior Designer and a member of American Society of Interior Designers. Nancy Has had her interior design business, Clark Design Group, for 55 years. She always drew to explain design concepts to her clients. In the summers of the 90’s, Nancy began painting watercolors with two plein air groups on the Pemaquid Peninsula on Coastal Maine.

Nancy has had several shows in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Old Chatham, New York. Her latest show was at the Bibliowitz Gallery in the Cornell University Art Architecture and Planning College on the Cornell University Campus. She loves working with the wonderful myriad of colors one can obtain from those little pans of paint and brushes. Her technique is realisic with whimsical flair.


november exhibit

On exhibit October 31 - November 27
Reception on Saturday November 3rd from 3-5 pm.

To be determined.


susan anderson

On exhibit November 29 - January 1, 2019
Reception on Saturday, December 1, from 3-5 pm.

Susan Anderson has been showing her paintings since 1984 in numerous galleries and shows, including the NYS Museum, and has been a perennial favorite at the Café Gallery.  Her charming folk paintings hang in many Columbia County homes.  She currently participates in shows in New York State, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Previously working primarily in acrylic and gouache, this year her work is mainly in watercolor. Susan Anderson's subjects vary from folk art genre scenes to more literal and illustrative pictures. Susan has three grown children and lives at Concord Farm in New Concord with her husband, Steven.  In addition to painting, she also writes for a children's literary magazine.