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 2, 2018. Reception on Saturday

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







josh shaw

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

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

As the owner of this company it is my goal to strive to maintain a relaxed environment in which I capture you in your best moments. There are no limits when you just let your mind wander. 

Thank you for your time and support.

shaker exhibit

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

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B R A N D T  B O L D I N G

On exhibit June 5 - July 2 Reception on Sunday, June 10th from 3-5 pm.

Brandt Bolding was born in 1960 in Dallas, TX. His father an architect and mother a pianist. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1983. He worked as a musician and educator for several years afterwards and also designing and building furniture –then moving to New York in 1994 to further work as an architectural and interior designer. During this time he began documenting in still photographs, hundreds of historic buildings and their surrounding landscapes not only in New York, but throughout Europe as well. In addition to his current landscape and architectural photographic work, he administers the digital image archive for the estate of his late father-in-law the photographer Ted Croner. His landscape photographs were the subject of a solo exhibition at the Arkell Museum in Canojoharie, New York, as well as a large show of Hudson Valley farm landscapes entitled -Rural Life at Olana near Hudson, New York in 2011. His nature photographs were the subject of an exhibition at the Briar Bush Nature Center in Abingdon,PA in January 2011. Edible Hudson Valley called his 2010 Bangall, NY exhibition-Farm which celebrated the rural life of New York State...stunningly beautiful. He has had images published in the book "Old Homes of New England: Historic Houses In Clapboard, Shingle, and Stone" byRizzoli in 2010, as well as in journals, magazines, and newspapers throughout the Eastern United States. He is an author of the Rizzoli book "At Home In The American Barn"on the restoration and adaption of timber frame barns for residential living. In addition to his degree in music, he holds the Certificate of Classical Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America in NewYork City. He has studied Documentary Camera with Bestor Cram, Documentary Post Production with DanaRae Warren, and Documentary Development with Jack McDonald all at Maine Media Workshops. He has also studied Documentary Development with Thom Powers at New York University.



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.



On exhibit August 2nd - August 28th. Reception on Sunday, August 5th 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.



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Nancy clark

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

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On exhibit June 5th - July 2nd Reception on Sunday, June 10th from 3-5 pm.

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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.