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Sept- October - meeting the Past 5th annual show at the Akin Museum, Pawling, NY

July- Painting residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

June- The Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami Plein Air exhibition, awarded first prize January- the Grove House Plein air event, Miami, FL  

At the Art Institute of Design/ international University show in the spring.


December- "Footsteps to Freedom" exhibition, Wynwood pop-up gallery, Miami, FL

November- "Just Drawing Show" Mid-hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Sept- October - meeting the Past 4th annual show at the Akin Museum, Pawling, NY


April- Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, “Address:Earth”, Poughkeepsie, NY, curated by B. Matheis

September to October- exhibit at The Akin Museum, Pawling, NY “Meeting the Past”


The Selection Gallery at Eastworks, Easthampton, MA

The Akin Museum, Pawling, NY

The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY


Fiberglass dog for the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce

Props for Cait Johnson's MidSummer Nights Dream, Rhinebeck, NY


October- Lick Shop on Warren, Hudson NY November 20

Twisted Soul Restaurant and Gallery solo show November- December 2010 47 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie

December 10-19- Uferhallen, Berlin Wedding. Group show and sale

May- June: Abecedarian gallery Denver CO

Iron Bank, Cornwall, CT

Hanback Gallery, Millerton, NY

July teach at Junior art Institute of the Mill street Loft

August Sharon on the Green festival, CT


Arteast 3rd annual Open studio tour October 17 & 18,   11-5pm each day

 Walkway Over the Hudson/ Hudson Fulton Chaplain Quadrecentenial event, October 3. Chosen artist to represent the towns of Amenia, Millerton, North East

"Treasure Map" at Poughkeepsie Metro North Train Station- unveiling April 11, 2008 5-7 pm 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY (March 1-30)
     opening party and talk march 8
     closing party and performance march 30
Kasia Kay Art Projects "Sugarcraft" curated by Wynter Whiteside
1044 W. Fulton Market St.
Chicago, IL 60607
p&f= 312.492.8828


June 20th-July 26th, 2008

Opening Reception
Friday, June 20th

My painting a day continues,
October upcoming solo show at the Mountain Cow Cafe, Pine Plains, Ny
November, traveling show "Sugarcraft" organized by curator Wynter White, starting at Contemporary Art institute of Detroit.

2007 Workshops  and art events for kids:
June- ages 10-13- painting and sculpture
July- free Summer Sunday events at indianRock School, Amenia, NY- I'll be teaching how to make exploding books on the 15th and folk art painting/ice cream social on the 29th
Saturday the 14th I will be at the Millerton NECC street drawing festival. Still looking for teams of artists for this free community event- all materials provided.

2007 Taconic Newspapers, Local Artist Puts County on the Map, by Oren Phillips, May 3

2007 SHOWS:

Upcoming shows 2007
* APRIL  Beacon Artist Union (bau) @ The Muddy Cup
The Poughkeepsie Premiere opening of The Muddy Cup Coffee House's sixth location, in Poughkeepsie, in the beautifully restored Shwartz building at 305 Main Street. The show focuses on Poughkeepsie/Hudson Valley artists.

*MAY 26th opening of ” Glories of Spring”, group show at the Mapplebrook School in Amenia, NY
Opening January 12  thru February 23rd:  Paperwork In, On and of Paper
Foundry Art Center
St. Charles, Missouri
t-sat 10-5. Sunday 12-4

Opening January 27th thru march 3rd: Beyond Borders
GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 main street, Catskill, NY
m-f 10-5, sat 10-4


Commission from Dutchess County through the Arts Council with matching funds from NEA for a public sculpture of an artistic depiction of the County map with cultural, recreational, historic, and agricultural treasures highlighted. Due to be installed in the Poughkeepsie train station sometime in April 2008.

Continuing daily painting routine. Check out the blog: for updates.

finished the Month of sundaes and now am selling the original 8 x 10 inch canvases for $100 each and a poster of 31 paintings for $30.

Watch for additions coming soon to sketchbook of "My brother Willy" - in Sarasota Florida- it is a wonderful gallery with an eclectic collection, located in a cute little enclave of unique Florida architecture. Stop in to say hi to Chris and Katherine and see my pigs, chickens and distinct weeds.

over the holidays, my sewn paper painting, the Expulsion, was hanging at the new BAU Muddy Cup Coffee House in Poughkeepsie on Main Street. The BAU is a group of artists who are using their energy to promote art events along the Hudson River. One cup of coffee can go a long way towards keeping the Hudson Valley an art friendly place- so go have one!

2006 Workshops:


July 31st - August 4th, five days

Kids ages 14-16

Combine Art History with actual painting. Emphasize painting what you see, as well as what you feel and know. All levels of experience are welcomed.

2006 Shows:

opening June 15th to August 20th
The Art of Music
Smithtown Township Association
St. James, L I, NY

Cow Parade Boston 06 sculptures on location at Government Center, along Freedom Trail, in Boston through Labor Day. On Auction, Sept. 21. Generous corporate sponsors are helping me to place two uniquely painted cows amid the city of Boston as part of a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. One cow will be called "Bizet's Bovine Moosic", and the other is called "Hay Market".

Katherine Butler Gallery "Summer Collection" June 5 - September 2006

1st Annual Millerton Street Drawing Festival, organizer, July 8th in front of NECC, free event for professional and teen artists.

Free art workshop - "Summer Sundays at the schoolhouse" community mural/patchwork project at restored Indian Rock Schoolhouse July 30th 12-3 Bring your own lunch. Art materials provided.

"Motorcycle diaries..." Painting at Claverack MX Track with sons and husband race. Portraits, demostration and sales. August 13th.

August 16-26 Taking my family to Valencia and Barcelona, Spain! Looking forward to family time, great views, new food and connections.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery...With an opening reception on May 6th from 4-7pm. The show runs through June. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery is conveniently located between Albany and New York City.

Eastside Artists Gallery, Pawling, NY Opening March 11, Inaugural Group Show
East Side Arts Gallery
#3 Memorial Drive
Pawling, NY 845-593-3015
Hours open Wednesday through Sunday
Newest cup and chickens will be hanging!

Katherine Butler Gallery in Sarasota, FL. April-May

May- Maplebrook School Paint Out, Wednesday the 14th I will be instructing students of the maplebrook school in a plein Air painting workshop. Then on the weekend of May 20th I will be painting on the streets of downtown Amenia. A reception and sale will follow on Friday the 26th at the maplebrook school.

Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT "Feathering your Nest' exhibit, auction (May 27th) and sale. An original painted birdhouse from my studio will be offered to benefit the Habitat for Humanity Organization.


PAST workshops:


June 12-14th, three days - Monday through Wednesdsay, 9-1

Kids ages 9-11

Brainstorm ideas for unique birdhouse design and paint, decoupage and glue your ideas into a reality. Afterwards we will continue to explore color, line and design by creating your own wooden storage box. Time will be taken to look at bird habitats, discuss uses and the potiential of a container that both defines and disguises its contents.

This workshop will emphasisze color choices, brushwork, observation, humor, reflection & fun.


Workshop for kids ages 10-15 : Painting your journal-4 days, 9-12:30 April 10-13 Start a "journey" with large pieces of paper and juicy colored paint and your imaginations. Explore line, color, shapes. paint what you feel and what you see. then we will cut, fold and bind the paintings into bookform to create unique sculptural works of art. register early- space is limited to just 5. 845-373-7813

On February 5, 2006 Tilly is offering a Victorian Valentine Workshop from 10am -1pm. For $60 participants will silk-screen in mass production and then hand embellish their unique designs. Extra valentines may be sent to the US soldiers. Snacks, drinks and all materials provided.

October 2005, Attleboro Arts Museum Auction Online Auction, October 1 - Nov. 10, Live Auction Sat. Nov. 12 @ 5 PM 86 Park St. Attleboro, MA

September 8, 2005 "Fall for Art" Juried Show 6:30-9 PM, Wilkwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY

August 2005 Southampton Inn - Exhibition through Labor Day

Off to Spain....June 2005. I am escaping to Barcelona, Spain to paint.

I've worked it all out through the School of Visual Arts to have a studio there this June and I've already paid for most of the trip. Because I need to sell some more paintings to pay for the rest, I'd like to offer you a special deal. If you buy a painting from my website now, I will send you another piece, inspired by the freedom of southern Spain, once I return! (It will be roughly 5X7 inches and matted.) It works out to be two for you and inspiration for me!

May 7th - creative soup zine

December 11th I will be opening in a two person show with Mary Thompson, at the Schoolhouse Galleries, at 1 Owen Road in Croton Falls, NY.

November 20th I would love you to join me at my art opening in Poughkeepsie that coincides with the city-wide Art Hop. Featured at the Gallery Shop on Main Street through December.

November 13th at the Mabbettsville Holiday Crafts Show - The Mabbettsville Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, located on Route 44, just east of Millbrook, NY. The show will run until
December 19th, 2004.

November 4th, a selection of my floral patchwork paintings, at the new jewelry store that just opened in Millerton, NY.. It’s called Elizabeth’s Fine Jewelry and it is located on 7 Dutchess Avenue (518-789-4649).

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska ~ Group Show (May 2004 - May 2005)


October 21st The Dutchess County Executive Arts Award for Kildonan School and
Amenia 300th Mural art in Public places.

Sheffield Farmers Market- friday 4-7pm August 6th (Summer Craft Fair-in
Sheffield, MA)

St. John's University, NYC, Natiuonal Juried Exhibition- August 14th- thru
September 19th.

Millbrook Bank, 5094 Rte 22, Amenia, NY

Riverwinds Gallery- ph 838-2880, 172 Main Street Beacon, group show the
month of May- Opening May 8th 3-6 pm

The Maplebrook Annual exhibition in Amenia, May 28th- June 6th, the two

"Celebration in murals" Created (6) 4'x7' murals in collaboration with Anne Linden and my students at the Kildonan school. The murals depict historic buildings, such as the old train station, Bordens Milk canning factory and one room schoolhouse. They were created with the help of individual sponsors in honor Amenia's 300th anniversary. (See pictures below!)

Coq au Tilly (a short about Tilly Strauss produced by Crazy Wisdom Films) recently screened at The Bug Theater as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Project in Denver, Colorado.

Gallery Shop, 204 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY Tel:845-473-2076 (March 2004)

Feb 6-March 7, 2004 "A one person show" at Noble Horizons, Lakeville, CT Open Saturday and Sundays 10-5pm

October 11 - November 23, 2003: Paintings in Alexander Kochan Gallery, #6 Dogtail Corners Road, in Wingdale, NY

October 12, 2003: 10 of my newest works, depicting the local landscape, will be exhibited at Susan and Munir Abu-Haidar's Windy Hill Farm, Millbrook, NY as part of the Dutchess Land Conservancy's 12th Annual Dutchess Farm Country Tour. 9-4 PM One Day Only.

December 5-6, 2003: I will have a booth, with paintings, notecards and small items a the Whitehart Inn, Salisbury, CT as part of the Town Hill Holiday Boutique Show. Fri 6-8 PM Sat. 8-5 PM Two Days Only.

October 2003 - The Dutchess Land Conservancy Farm Tour will feature 13 artists who
have painted 7 of the farm tour sites exhibiting at one of the locations.

August 2003 - The papermaking course Tilly attended just recently was held at the
Womens Studio Workshop- under the guidance of masterpapermaker Eugenie Barron

April 2003 - Billboad recently installed along Route 22, done on commision and in collaboration with the Red Hen sign Company. Destroyed by high winds in December 2003.



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