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Artists Linda Rahl-Nadas and Gita Nadas display their work  

   at the Newburgh Free Library

Linda Rahl-Nadas has samples of her work on display in the glass case in the Newburgh Free Library entrance. The work is high temperature stoneware. She hand builds and works on the potter’s wheel.

Rahl-Nadas is a graduate of the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. She has a Master of Fine Arts Degree; the degree is equally in ceramics and graphic design. Rahl-Nadas studied with Charles Harder, Dan Rhodes, Robert Turner, Ted Randall, John Wood, Val Cushing, and Clara Nelson.

The Orange County Arts Council is sponsoring an Open Studio Tour this fall. The Rahl-Nadas studio will be open for visitors on Sept.13 and 14. The studios are mainly open for the public to see what kind of art is happening in Orange County. For more information, contact the Orange County Arts Council. Rahl-Nadas’ website is lindarahlnadas.com.


Oil paintings by Gita Nádas are on display in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library through the month of September. Nádas’ representational oil paintings are designed to capture an emotional connection in a loose painterly style leaning toward abstraction with a subtle use of color, pattern, and deliberate composition. Nádas studied under Joop Sanders, an abstract expressionist of the first generation of the New York School. Nádas also studied under other artists including Selina Trieff and Arthur Cohen and New York/Provincetown painters represented by galleries and museums in both locations.  Her work is influenced by artists including Rothko, Frankenthaler, L’Autrec, Matisse, among many others.


Exhibit Space
A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections and displays related to library and literary-related events.

Exhibit Policy
The Newburgh Free Library welcomes exhibits by Hudson Valley artists. The exhibits are hung by the artists themselves and are usually on display for one month. For more information, please see the Exhibit and Display Registration Form and Waiver as well as the Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. If you are interested in exhibiting, please call the library, 845-563-3619 or 563-3645. Samples of work are required before an exhibit can be scheduled.

In addition, the library has a number of display cases that showcase special collections or materials loaned by local artists and individuals. If you have a special collection or small project you would like to display, please call 845-563-3619 or 563-3618.