Photographs by Shelita Birchett Benash
In 2009, we bought an old 20 acre farm in the Shawangunk Mountains of upstate New York. We have been slowly renovating the 1840 farm house, while building studio spaces for ourselves. We have plans to open the Organic Art farm and Beautiful Junk Gallery. We experience the building of our home as an environmental art project. In our open studio, we intend to offer a fantastical feast for those who seek a unique perception and ironical twist in atmospheric delights. Featured artworks will illuminate the spirit of the organic creative process of works wrought by hand. We choose to celebrate the artistic mastery of one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations by American artists.