Our Mission

The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is a nonprofit organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. 

The Catskill Art Society is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 14-1544781).


Our Vision 

CAS aspires to be a regional arts destination. Making use of our venue, the CAS Arts Center, we will deliver programming that is diverse, dynamic, and life-enriching.


The CAS Arts Center

The Catskill Art Society is based in the CAS Arts Center, located in the lovely hamlet of Livingston Manor, NY. Our vibrant, newly expanded 4,500+ square foot multi-disciplinary facility with lots of natural light, loft-like ceilings, and beautiful natural bamboo flooring includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and two studio classrooms. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

CAS Arts Center
          48 Main Street
          PO Box 991
          Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Gallery Hours
          Thursday-Saturday + Monday, 11am-6pm
          Sunday, 11am-3pm
          Closed Tuesday + Wednesday


Founded by Charles F. Beck in 1971, the Catskill Art Society had humble beginnings in his Cooks Falls home as an increasingly popular gathering of artists and art lovers dedicated to developing and sharing their common interests. CAS incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1972 and moved to Hurleyville shortly afterward to share a building with the Sullivan County Historical Society. When Beck passed away in 1974, the organization dedicated their art gallery space to his memory. CAS continued to present exhibitions and offer classes to the public there, while at the same time broadening its multi-disciplinary programming to include music, theatre, dance, and film. Over time, its growth drove CAS to seek a space of its own.

In 2007, CAS renovated a historic building in Livingston Manor, built as the Manor Theater cinema in 1939 and showing movies through the 1970's before seeing various uses as a general store and auction house. 2007 saw the grand opening of the CAS Arts Center, and since then, CAS purchased the building with the generous support of its enthusiastic membership. In 2012, one of the main galleries was named in memory of Cecily Fortescue, a longtime board member and beloved arts advocate. Now CAS looks forward to a new era as it seeks to renovate the upper floor into dedicated performance and exhibition spaces. 


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Board of Directors

David Barnes, President 
Catherine DeNatale, Vice President 
Leanne Stuhlmiller, Treasurer 
Robyn Almquist 
Thurman Barker 
Charles Angelo Irace 
Pat Jones 
James Karpowicz 
Ellie Ohiso 
Joni Wehrli 
Bing Wright 


Ethan Cohen 
Mary Hall 
Bruce Janklow 
Akira Ohiso 
Patricia Pomeroy 


Bradley Diuguid, Executive Director

Bradley grew up in Sullivan County and is currently the Executive Director of the Catskill Art Society. He formerly served as the Manager of Education Programs for Waterwell, a collaborative theater company based in New York City, where he oversaw their intensive Drama training program in partnership with the Professional Performing Arts School. He also worked in arts administration and development at The Juilliard School, the American Repertory Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, and the Puppet Showplace Theatre. As an educator, he taught classes, directed and devised shows with companies like the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Premiere Stages, and the ETC School, among others. Bradley is a graduate of Harvard University and SUNY New Paltz. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for NYMACC


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