KoH Residents Art Committee, 2016-18 

The Art Room is a place where creativity happens at Kendal

The Committee’s varied programs are open to all residents whether experienced or novice, and just curious, to experiment and explore different art forms: painting in oils, acrylics, or watercolor, or collage.

The Committee meets once a month on the second Thursday in the Art Room on C level just before the bridge to Robert Fulton.  


A lot happens in the Art Room:

We organize two ART SHOWS a year on The Rue des Artistes on a chosen theme, exhibiting work done by residents and staff.  It is exciting and much anticipated to be exposed to the varied talents of the Kendal community. 

OPEN STUDIO is held on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12. All are invited to visit, join in and see us in action. Attendees work independently in a variety of media under the guidance of a talented resident artist. Collages, paintings, drawings, even jewelry-making happens there.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Paul Jeffries, a professional artist and sculptor, teaches many techniques in classes of 6 weeks each fall and spring to an enthusiastic following. A moderate fee is charged each participant.

Varied workshops are also conducted by members and outside artists. In April, Pam Dietrich got us started with ink drawing using feathers, sticks, Asian Brushes. In May, Alice Harrison got us producing accordion books. Suggestions of other workshops were distributed for committee members to vote on for this fall and 2018.

ART CRITIQUES, also known as "Show and Tell,” take place once a month. This is an excellent way to learn and grow as artists.  Participants in each critique give constructive feedback on the work of the other members of the group.

NOTE CARDS: Some members meet Saturday mornings in the late fall to paint colorful note cards that are sold in time for the holidays.

IMPROVEMENTS AND UPGRADES: A ceiling fan was installed in the art room by the Administration to enable using oil paints and to avoid their dangerous fumes. New lighting was installed on the Rue des Artistes in early 2017. 

To conclude – our Art Committee is an active one that enriches us and life at Kendal. 

The Committee rents shelves to resident artists who use the room to keep their supplies.  

Opening of the Fabulous Fibers Exhibit April 10, 2018

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Photos mostly by Sally Costa, a few by Caroline Persell

The "Kendal Creates" art exhibition opened October 10, 2017

To see photos of the guests, artists, and some of their works, click on any picture to advance the slide show below.

Photos by Sally Costa

"The Kendal Eye" exhibition of Kendal artists' work opened March 7, 2017  

To see photos of the guests and some works, click to advance the slide show below.


Rue Des Artistes


Residents enjoying the Photography Art Show opening October 4, 2016, in the Rue des Artistes.  Click on any picture to advance the slideshow.  


Ann Lasusa led a Docent Tour of Kendal Artists' Works on the Rue des Artistes, September 16, 2016.  


Paul Jeffries has given several classes at Kendal. Participants paid a modest amount to cover the cost. Below are photos from one of his classes.

Click here to see photos from the March 17, 2016 drawing class with Pam Deitrich. 



Bix Smethurst                   

CAFA Liaison           
Jackie Wilke

Catherine Trapasso          

Notecard Sales  
Ann Lasusa/Mariet Van der Heide

Cobb Stewart and Jane Beers                                     

Historian/Archivist        Priscilla Holmgren

Saturday Studio                 Ann Lasusa/Ann Holloway

Art Room Monitor             Ann Lasusa


Peter J. Davies, Priscilla Holmgren

Bill Seligman, Florence Seligman

Wally Cooper

Additional Members:  Horst Berger, Linda Bermas, Jane Hart, Priscilla Holmgren, Lenore Kravitt,  Betty Morefield, Bert Pepper, Marguerite Peyser,  Marian Phiebig, Bill Seligman, Florence Seligman, Bix Smethurst, Rosalie Sauerhaft, Marna Sobelson, Esther Steinmetz


Horst Berger

Jane Hart

Ann Lasusa

Last edited 4/22/17