Frontispiece Hudson is a nonprofit (501c3) artist's residency in Greene County focusing on the conception and creation of artist's series'. Our organization occupies an historic firehouse in downtown Coxsackie, at 47 South River St., directly across the street from Coxsackie Riverside Park, and 15 minutes from the Arts District of Hudson, NY.
With a combined 20 years of experience in the fields of art and architecture in New York and Melbourne, we, the founders, have found that the pressures of the art market and the financial demands of the city actively prevent artists from creating certain works deemed too small or too simple. At Frontispiece we encourage the creation of these works, as a means to explore new concepts and new directions in one's practice.
Our broad intentions for this program are twofold--primarily to provide a residency program as outlined above, but also to develop an art-focused community within Coxsackie and the local area. To this end, we are designating the ground level space of the firehouse as a community art space. We have observed that both native Coxsackie residents and recent arrivals are hungry for, and receptive to, programs such as this to shape the future of the town as an inclusive and arts-focused center.
We hope to contribute to the rich artistic history of the Hudson Valley and help continue the positive, productive, and creative trajectory of Coxsackie.
Colby Bird is an artist who lives and works in Coxsackie, NY. He spent the past 10 years in New York City before relocating upstate. He is represented by Fitzroy Gallery, New York; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin; and Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton. He has work in numerous private and public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, he attended The University of Colorado, Boulder for his BFA and then completed his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jacqui Robbins works at Grimshaw Architects in Manhattan, and splits her time between New York City and Coxsackie. Originally from Australia, she attended RMIT in Melbourne for both her B.Des and M.Arch, and is a licensed Architect there. After working for awarded firm McBride Charles Ryan, in Melbourne, Jacqui relocated to New York City to complete a placement within the Guggenheim Museum's design department. Jacqui is now a permanent resident of the USA and continues to work with a focus on urban regeneration and community engagement.
Maureen Sarro is a gallerist and art historian. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she has worked in Manhattan as executive director of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, and most recently, Fitzroy Gallery.