Celebrating 30 Years as Piermont's Premier Gallery


January 13th through February 6, 2022

Guest Artist Showcase by The Piermont Flywheel Gallery

Each year the Piermont Flywheel Gallery showcases local artists in the tri-state area who show amazing talent. For 2022 we are honored to present photographer Stephen Morton, photographer Kevin Murray, painter Michael Scowden, and painter Lana Stovbun.

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Stephen Morton

Born in White Plains, NY, Stephen Morton studied photography and Cinema at The Ohio State University. A photographer by trade and a lifelong artist, his body of fine art photography is the merging of his passions. His inspiration comes from all of the optics of arts and nature. Using varied human bodies as canvases, bodypainting allows Stephen the freedom and spontaneity to achieve photographic captures that possess moods of transcendence and emergence.

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Kevin Murray

Having spent more than 25 years in New York corporate advertising, I decided to take my photography to a new and more quiet place. Urban Landscape and abstract photography is where I headed. Photography is my way of slowing down and taking a good look around. For me, where light meets shadow is where it gets interesting. Shadows shape light. They give images form, context and dimension. In some ways it is conceptually “painting with light.”

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Michael Scowden

I am inspired by the traditional realists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. My subjects may vary but the common thread is they convey a vague poetry to me. Captured visually, that poetry can imbue the work with something transcendent, affecting the viewer personally. Painting is a journey; an exploration in search of the subtle emotion that exists in everyday objects, scenes, and people — interpreting images in a way that speaks to all of us.

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Lana Stovbun

I am a self-taught artist, born in Siberia, Russia. I always loved drawing people but quarantine impelled me to discover the new world of lalas and mixed media painting. Almost losing my vision I’ve got an appreciation for the eyes since I was a child; that’s why I always begin my work with the eyes never knowing who I’m meeting at the end. My lalas are kind and naive creatures that hopefully make you as happy as they make me.

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"We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery." -- Jeanne Treat-Tozer
In 1992, Piermont's first artist-run gallery opened its doors to the public. Twenty-four artists joined forces to create a cooperative gallery dedicated to exhibiting the finest work of artists living and working within the New York tri-state area.

In 1992, Piermont was still a relatively quiet community enjoying its lovely Hudson River setting. Today the village bustles with visitors from far and wide. The Flywheel Gallery is no longer the only co-op gallery. There is another one next door, as well as many commercial galleries. 

The Flywheel, however, can boast of being there in the beginning. Back in 1992 when this dedicated group of artists got together to create an elegant, functional and friendly artist-run space, Jeanne Treat-Tozer, a painter and one of the gallery's founders, explained at the time, "We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery. We want them to feel comfortable and confident when selecting works."

Among the more notable members of the gallery was Alan Gussow, whose untimely death in May of 1997 was a shock to the arts community world-wide.

Flywheel Gallery artists work in a wide range of mediums. Each has earned an enviable reputation in his or her field.  Their work is varied but they share the common goal of providing the gallery visitor with the best art experience possible.

What's a Flywheel?

The Piermont flywheel was once part of a steam driven generator that furnished power for the first manufacturing facility in Piermont more than a century ago. The Flywheel was used by companies located in the village during Piermont's industrial hay-day. Companies like the Piermont Paper Company (pictured above left), Robert Gair Company (pictured above, right), Continental Can Company and Federal Paperboard/Clevepack, all depended upon the Flywheel for their life-blood of power.

In 1983 the last manufacturer shut their doors and the Flywheel began deteriorating. The same year the Piermont Flywheel Gallery opened, February 1992, a five-month project restored the Flywheel. Truth be told, developers tried to knock it down, but it was too strong for the wrecking ball.  It was sandblasted, the metal was coated and the Flywheel was turned into a free-standing "sculpture". The Historical Society of Rockland County maintains it, "...pays constant tribute to Piermont’s industrial heritage.‭” The flywheel is located just opposite the north gallery in a park overlooking the Hudson River.

For more information about the Flywheel please visit the Piermont Historical Society.

Artist Inquiries

The Piermont Flywheel Gallery is located in picturesque Piermont Landing in Rockland County, New York on the banks of Hudson River. We think it's the perfect location to carry on the artistic tradition of the Hudson Valley art community.

Our exhibitions are exclusively the works of the members of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery. Each carefully planned and brilliantly executed exhibition shows the artistic competence and outstanding talent of our members. We embrace and encourage diverse styles of art like the ones shown here. And we are always looking for new members.

Member Benefits:

  • During the exhibition cycle, you get a 3-week solo exhibition in the north gallery.

  • You have total responsibility for staffing and for running the gallery.

  • You have ongoing participation in revolving group exhibitions in the south gallery, ensuring that your work is continuously being marketed and shown to the public.

  • You participate in our special all-member exhibition that uses the entire gallery during the exhibition cycle.

  • Your reference notebook is available at our desk so guests can not only view your work in the gallery but also find out about you as an artist.

  • Your notebook may include your resume, your press releases, and other examples of your artwork to familiarize interested collectors, private dealers, and the public with your credentials and artwork.

  • You get continuous display of your work and biographical information here on our gallery website and social media outlets of all of our members.

  • You can take advantage of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery's expanding advertising program that informs the public about our exhibitions through social media, special programs, announcements, and printed materials.

Member Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at regularly scheduled meetings.

  • Delivery of artwork to group exhibitions and limited gallery sitting during the all-member exhibition.

  • Assistance in the general management of the gallery as a member of one of several committees.

If you think you'd like to join one of the most creative groups of artists in the tri-state area, please apply for membership by contacting Tony Seker



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