Robert Tomlinson

Robert Tomlinson is the Director & Curator of the Kaaterskill Gallery for the Catskill Mountain Foundation in Hunter, NY.  Robert has conducted his own studio practice for over 35 years. In 2011, he co-founded 13 Hats, a group of artist and writers that collaborated for two years on a wide range of creative projects and exhibitions. His work has been featured in 35 solo shows and over 50 group exhibitions. Robert served as executive director and curator for The San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Gallery One Visual Arts Center and the Oregon Arts Alliance. He has curated and installed over 100 exhibitions and created a gallery for the developmentally disabled.

Prior to moving to Catskill, NY, Robert served on the board for the newly formed, Ash Creek Arts Center, which he helped to start. He was co-founder & co-editor for the arts & literary quarterly journal, Picture Sentence. He was the “Artist Vision” curator for the Lake Oswego Arts Festival in 2015 and 2016. Between 2018 and 2020, Robert hosted the twice-a-month radio show, Remarkable People, on WIOX (Roxbury, NY).

He is the co-founder & host of the monthly poetry reading at 374 Main St. in Catskill and sits on the exhibitions committee for Greene County Council for the Arts. Robert works closely with the Village Trustees on issues like affordable housing, trash & composting and reducing our carbon footprint.  He is the founder of 500 x 10, which is working with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 500 trees a year for 10 years in the Village of Catskill, NY.

Chris Cade

Chris Cade holds an MFA from The Ohio State University, and has worked as a designer and director in film, theater and television for more than two decades. He has designed puppets for Captain Kangaroo, The Muppets, and dozens of television commercials. He created costumes and props for Macys Thanksgiving Parade, Late Night with David Letterman, and the New York State Opera. Chris has directed plays, operas and musicals Off-Broadway, in regional and community theater. He lives in Jewett, NY.



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Aaron Martin

 Born and raised in Columbia County,  and a lifelong resident of the Hudson/Catskill region, Aaron is a musician, singer, and songwriter.  At the age of 19, he was mentored by legendary music producer and recording engineer Henry Hirsch, and has since been credited as a session musician for various professional studio recordings. As a self taught musician and visual artist, Martin continues to pursue and hone his craft in both areas, while providing services for others aspiring in the field. In 2017 he had the opportunity to participate in the “One Love” artist residency and tour in support for Hurricane Katrina victims of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been a proud team member of  Kaaterskille Gallery and Gifts since 2018 and can otherwise be found composing and performing for numerous musical projects in the local arts scene.


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