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Nyack Art Collective

August 2 -29, 2017

Opening Reception is on
Saturday, August 5 from 1-3pm.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.


The Nyack Art Collective is a not-for-profit, member-managed, art association founded on the belief that as a group, it is in our unified interests to share and support the artistic process. We offer individual and collective beliefs and seek equally to create a cohesive presence and make art and art education available to all in the greater Nyack region.

Nyack has always been home to people in the arts because of its charm, location and history, however, it did not have an active, organized art association to help promote individual artists and Nyack as an arts destination.

In December 2012, an e-mail was sent to a list of local artists, who had expressed an interest in becoming part of an art group. The email was sent from Tracy Kachtick-Anders, the former owner of Vincent's Ear (now closed), an arts supply shop in Nyack. That e-mail, in part said, "Vincent's Ear is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 7-8:30pm at the Nyack Library to form an artists' club. Ideas to discuss are: creating an artists' co-op gallery, studio space, art workshops, art materials swap, usage of local businesses to exhibit art, craft fairs, etc."

Eleven people attended that first meeting and a germ of an idea blossomed into the “Nyack Art Collective”. Today, Nyack Art Collective is a member owned and managed non-profit art organization comprised of visual artists of the greater NY area. We are founded on the belief that in unifying, sharing and supporting our artistic process we access greater creativity, offering individual and collective benefits to our members. We equally seek to be a cohesive presence that enriches and enlivens the community of Nyack.



Paintings by Rebecca Gmucs

September 1 - 27, 2017

Artist's Bio

Rebecca Gmucs attended Sarah Lawrence College and studied printmaking with Ansel Uchima. She designed and printed posters for the Sarah Lawrence Gallery which often disappeared before openings. Rebecca continued silk screening and studied textile at FIT. While working as a free-lance designer, she studied painting and drawing at the Art Student's League in NYC and printmaking at Pratt Institute. Rebecca was a member of Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition (BWAC).

After moving to Rockland County, Rebecca became a Master Gardener and started studying with Eleanor Miller at Rockland Center for the Arts in 2000.

She completed a Certificate in Landscape Design from NY Botanical Garden in 2003. She has her own landscape design business, Moosecapes. Landscape work is outdoor sculpting with living things. The landscape involves color and form, contrast, composition and texture just as a fine art piece.

Rebecca paints full time in the winter and when she can during the growing season.
Artist's Statement

Space and color are what move me. I have always been interested in expressing the immensity of the space that can surround us, the view from the ridge or to the ridge - the ocean out as far as you can see, the enormity of the sky. The peacefulness and strength contained in large expanses. Color is music for the mind and eyes, endless subtle variations, the selection of just the right shade and quality for the place and season. The physical characteristics of artist's mediums also blow me away - the texture of oil paint, the stark flatness of silkscreen, the feel of a litho stone - heaven.
- Rebecca Gmucs
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