The Art of Persuasion
The New York Society of Etchers
Paramount Center for the Arts
108 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY

April 21 - June 29, 2007


Etching and Intaglio Printmaking in New YorkMatthias Kern

Etchings and Intaglios from New York artistsCharlene Tarbox

Zev Deans
Zev Deans

Etchings and Intaglios from New York artists
Sue Leopard


The Art of Persuasion exhibition of prints organized by The New York Society of Etchers will be traveling over the next two years to several already scheduled destinations. The first of the re-presentations will be at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY. The exhibit will open Saturday April 21st 2007 and close Saturday June 30, 2007.

The Paramount Center for the Arts is housed in a completely restored early 20th century theatre in the heart of the downtown arts and business district of Peekskill, New York. Locally, the effort was initiated by gallery owner William Maxwell of Maxwell Fine Arts and Mr. Jon Yonofsky, Executive Director of the Paramount Center for the Arts.

The exhibition of original fine art prints was first presented last November at The National Arts Club in New York City where over thirty works of activist and socially engaging works were shown. Building upon the critical success of this show - the format has been expanded to include additional prints accommodated by the larger gallery space at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

To read the write up on the New York Show, click here.

Printmakers participating in the exhibition include Linda Adato, Marshall Arisman, Kristine Bouyoucos, Ellen Carranza, Ann Chernow, Zev Deans, Avraham Eilat, Edward Fausti, David Fox, Stephen A. Fredericks, Martha Hayden, Danny Hauben, Art Hazelwood, Frances Jetter, Denise Kasof, Mattias Kerns, Brian Knoerzer, Rosalee Isaly, Jessica Lenard, Sue Leopard, Bill Maxwell, Valerie McEvoy, Diane Miller, Josh McPhee, Louis Netter, Joan O'Connor, Rick Pantell, Bill Phipps, Nancy Powhida, Joseph Ramos, Victoria Saltzman, Sarah Sears, Marilyn Silberstang, Bruce Waldman, Barbara Wilson, Edward Fausty, Charlene Tarbox, Barbara Wislon, and Bruce Waldman.

Following the extended tour of the exhibition it will return to the National Arts Club for the first two weeks of November 2008 when the show will be presented, in its final recast format, as The Art of Democracy. The Art of Democracy will the be a part of a national coalition of exhibitions lead by organizers Art Hazelwood in San Francisco, California and Stephen A. Fredericks of the New York Society of Etchers. The coalition effort will include prints and a promotional poster exchange between all of the participating artist printmaking groups. Interested artists and print workshops and exhibiting societies should contact

Further information about The Paramount Center for the Arts programs can be found at www.paramountcenter.org or writing info@paramountcenter.org. The center is located at 1008 Brown Street Peekskill, NY 10566 and 914-739-2333.

Maxwell Fine Arts is located at 1204 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 and can be reached at www.maxwellfinearts.com .

More information about the exhibition and its availability to travel can be obtained by writing info@nysetchers.org.

Please note: images within the exhibit may vary.

For more information from the New York Society of Etchers, write: info@nysetchers.org.

Etching and Intaglio Printmaking in New York
Joseph Ramos

Etchings and Intaglios from New York artists
Ano Nymous

Artists and Etchers
Art Hazelwood

Louis Netter