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.

We are working on our 2020 exhibits and continue to search out local artists.



On view from January 6 to February 13, 2018

2020 to be announced



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

2020 to be announced


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On exhibit March 15 -April 2nd

2020 to be announced





2020 TBA


2020 TBA


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Joel Russell

On exhibit May 23- June 24
Reception on Sunday, June from 3-5 pm.

Despite early, enthusiastic, but futile maternal efforts at training, Joel did not paint until his 40's. Painting developed into a pleasant and stress reliving activity. Subjects varied from what he saw during his explorations or what he saw out the car window. Landscapes became the primary theme. Views of Block Island during past vacations and the current scenes of Columbia County are often the subjects, both very often featuring a vibrant green environment.

Joel is retired and lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Chatham. He had a 30 year career in airport management with executive positions at Westchester County Airport, Teterboro Airport, NYC heliports, and Albany International Airport.

The paintings are acrylic on paper with an occasional canvas board utilized.



Hillary clauss

On exhibit June 28 - July 30 Reception on Sunday, July 7 from 3-5 pm.

Hilary Clauss has a background in design and fine arts which remain a powerful influence in her approach to photography. Her body of work varies from portraiture to still life to landscape with the unifying vision of an obsessive observer. A gardener and a stylist, form, light and subject are constant companions begging for attention.


Ellen M Hughes

On exhibit August 2 - Sept. 2. Reception on Sunday, August 4 from 3-5 pm.

Ellen M. Hughes is an artist living in upstate New York. Working primarily in bold acrylic color, she creates landscapes and streetscapes of Columbia & Rensselaer counties and the Rockport & Gloucester area. Her style can best be described as impressionistic representational.


josh shaw

On exhibit Sept. 6- Sept. 30 Reception Sunday, September 8 from 3-5 pm.

Joshua Shaw is a photographer based out of East Chatham, New York where he was born and raised. Joshua became interested in photography during his sophomore year while attending Chatham Central High School. After graduation,

he enlisted in the United States Army where he continued to use his techniques in photography for relaxation. After being medically discharged with Multiple Sclerosis,  Joshua took this time to invest in learning about the different kinds of photography that really intrigued him.. Joshua started with nature scenes and then quickly moved to street photography, portraits and then on to weddings. His show mainly focuses on Landscapes from around the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.



Michael R Watters

On exhibit October 4 - 29 Reception on Sunday,
October 6 from 3-5 pm.

Michael has a BS degree in Fine Art (Skidmore College - 1980) as well as a subsequent AAS degree in Graphic Design/Photography (Sage College Albany - 1995). After utilizing his graphic design skills for a time, he returned to his Fine Art roots in 2011 by taking classes at The Arts Center of the Capital Region (formerly RCCA), by taking pastel classes under local artist Ed Ticson. After becoming a member of Saratoga Arts, he took subsequent pastel classes with another local artist Takeyce Walter and nationally renowned Robert Carsten. He considers himself an Abstract Impressionist and is inspired by the abstract beauty of nature. The textures and color palette found in nature - whether it be foliage or water, or the play of light and shadow - are a wondrous thing to behold and fill him with endless fascination.


oc images

On exhibit November 1 - 25
Reception on Sunday,
November 3 from 3-5 pm.

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


susan anderson

On exhibit November 29 - January 3, 2020
Reception on Sunday,
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.