Here comes 'Condozilla': Housing protest posters from around the globe

Los Angeles Times, June 2017: Political prints and posters from around the world.  Leslie Bender's political print addresses housing and slum landlords: "Rat in the House".

Leslie Bender to Exhibit paintings at Porter's School for Girls

Leslie Bender will be displaying very large paintings at Porter's School for Girls, Farmington, Connecticut, beginning August 18, 2016. 

Horse Art at HITS, Saugerties NY

An equine art show will be running at HITS in Saugerties for three weeks in the VIP tent.

ARTBAR Gallery ART4theEND Benefit Show raises money for Rainbird Foundation to stop child abuse

ArtBar Gallery in Kingston, NY is hosting an exhibit and sale featuring more than twenty regional artists who are joining forces to stand for the end of child abuse. The event will support the Rainbird Foundation in its mission to end child abuse. Opening July 30, 5-9, till Sunday, July 31. 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY,  845.338.2789 

"Shirt Factory Artists Group Show at Wired Gallery High Falls NY
4/11/2016 Saturday will be a busy day indeed for director/curator Sevan Melikyan of the Wired Gallery in High Falls. The Gallery kicks off its 2016/17 season on April 9 with three openings of new shows: one on-site at 11 Mohonk Road, one in Stone Ridge and one in Accord.

The centerpiece of the triple threat will be a highly anticipated group show featuring 22 artists from Kingston’s Shirt Factory. An opening reception for the exhibition will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery itself.

Curated by Melikyan, “The Shirt Factory Artists” focuses on works by two dozen of those creative types who live and work in Kingston’s pioneer art hub. They include Leslie Bender, Stephen Blauweiss, Amy Coté, Ray Curran, Norman Darvie, Joan Ellis, Kathy Erteman, Chad Gallion, Ann Haaland, Lynn Herring, Robert Hessler, Jennifer Hicks, Nina Isabelle, Robert Kressler, Henry Lautz, Carol Lloyd-McCarthy, Deneane Niebergall, Mike Piazza, Suzanne Rees, Mau Schoettle, Marc Valle and Frank Young.

Also opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday will be a solo show of folklore-inspired oil paintings by SUNY-Ulster faculty member Pablo Shine at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, located at 3656 Main Street (Route 209) in Stone Ridge. And from 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a reception to open William Noonan’s solo show of still lifes and landscapes, curated by Theresa Landi Daniel, at Friends and Family 2 Hillside Restaurant, located at 4802 Route 209 in Accord.

“The Shirt Factory Artists” runs through May 15, with a panel discussion on “The Shirt Factory and the Proposed Kingston Midtown Arts District” scheduled for Sunday, May 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Wired Gallery is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment at (682) 564-5613. For more information about all three shows, visit or

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