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The Gallery of New York Folk Art


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The Gallery of New York Folk Art

Folk Artists Seen and Heard in the Gallery

129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday hours (May-October) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (in conjunction with the Schenectady Greenmarket outside City Hall); or by Appointment
  • Howard Bartholomew of Middleburgh, fly tying and fishing rods

  • Thom Battreal, self-taught puppet maker, specializing in handmade marionettes.

  • Bob Bernardi, woodturner/woodworker of Altamont, NY, turns a variety of items: tops, ornaments, key fobs, shawl pins, food stirrers, jewelry dishes, and bowls, most with local woods.

  • Rita Chrisjohn Benson, maker of traditional cornhusk dolls and other Iroquois crafts

  • Dan Berggren performed Folk Music of the Adirondacks at the New York Folklore Society as part of May’s Art Night in Schenectady (May 16, 2008)

  • Carl Borst, wood sculptor (sculptural carving and cariacatures)

  • Diane Burk, maker of hooked rugs

  • Edward Carpenter, toymaker and woodcarver

  • Helen Condon, of Parishville, New York— rug braiding

  • Dan and Sarah Crowther, blacksmithing

  • Francisca Davila, dressmaker and planner of the traditional Quinceañera

  • Bernard Domingo uses wire and glass beads to create whimsical animals and other objects. His work was exhibited in the gallery in February–March 2011 (see photo at top of page).

  • James Donato, chain saw carver

  • Petro Dzyuba, Russian Easter Egg Decorating demonstration from a master iconographer, with projects including frescos in chapels and churches, gilding of domes, iconostasis for churches and communities, among others, as well as Easter eggs.

  • Walt Fleming, traditional and historic tinsmith

  • Bonnie Gale, proprietor of English Basketry Willows — willow basketmaking

  • Everett Hartman, artist of marketry, "painting" landscapes and animals with small pieces of wood inlay

  • Barry Irving, maker of traditional West African drums with demonstration of traditional drumming styles

  • Denise Jock, Haudenosaune basketweaver

  • Nefisa Khanshab, "mehendi" artist—henna dye painting the face, hands and feet, a Pakistani tradition

  • Robin Lazore, Haudonosaune basketweaver

  • Bairbre McCarthy of Saratoga Springs, formerly of Clare County, Ireland — an Irish storyteller

  • Adela Nowak of Utica, Polish palm braiding

  • Emina Ogresevic, maker of handmade wallets, handbags, and other accessories

Bernard Domingo demonstrating his art

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The gallery is made possible with the generous support of the
William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation.


SEE PHOTOS from the Kids ArtsFest in Schenectady

READ about Folk Art Demonstrations at NYFS

James Donato
James Donato

Rita Chrisjohn Benson
Rita Chrisjohn Benson

Dan Berggren
Dan Berggren

Ed Carpenter with toys
Ed Carpenter

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