Our Mission

Art Omi believes that exposure to internationally diverse creative voices fosters tolerance and respect, raises awareness, inspires innovation, and ignites change. By forming community with creative expression as its common denominator, Art Omi creates a sanctuary for the artistic community and the public to affirm the transformative quality of art. Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers.

Our Philosophy

Since its founding, Art Omi has been guided by the principle that artistic expression transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries. To date, Omi has hosted more than 2,000 artists from over 100 countries. By inviting a unique and varied mix of artists, writers, musicians and dancers from all over the world to create a diverse, positive working community, Omi transforms this guiding vision into an exciting reality.

About The Sculpture & Architecture Park

Situated on three-hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Art Omi presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers the opportunity to experience a range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. The Sculpture & Architecture Park currently offers more than 60 works of art and architecture on view, with pieces added or exchanged each year. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge, and is open daily. Do not touch or climb sculptures. Climbing damages the artworks and is dangerous to the person climbing. The Explore Map identifies sculptures and installations that may be safely interacted with.

Download Park Map here.
Download the Explore Map here.
To learn more about Art Omi: Architecture, click here.

Art Omi: Sculpture Park

Zach Feuer, Director, Sculpture Park
From 2000 to 2015, Feuer operated Zach Feuer Gallery in various locations in New York City, which was quickly established as a preeminent venue for emerging and mid-career artists. Artists represented by Zach Feuer Gallery include Dana Schutz,​ N​athalie Djurberg, Jon Rafman, Tal R, and Sister Corita Kent. In 2002, Feuer co-founded the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. After relocating upstate in 2014, Feuer opened Retrospective Gallery in Hudson, New York presenting exhibitions by Joe Bradley, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and others. In 2015, Feuer co-founded the Triform Community Bike Shop, where he continues to work part-time.

Bill Maynes, Director Emeritus, Sculpture Park
The Fields Sculpture Park Director Emeritus, Bill Maynes, is also the owner of BMI–producing and directing documentaries of artists, writers, and art historians. His recent clients include: The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York; The Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania; Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton, United Kingdom; Alexandre Gallery, New York; Loretta Howard Gallery, New York; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands; the BBC; and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.

From 1993 to 2004, he owned and directed three separate art galleries: two in New York City, and early on, one in Hudson, New York. Bill Maynes Gallery, Inc., which opened in the Chelsea district of Manhattan in 1996, represented twenty contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, photography and new media; whose careers were in their early stages of development. His exhibitions were regularly reviewed in The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, and Artforum. Maynes is also the sole representative agent for the artist Lee Bontecou.

Program Board

  • John Cross
  • Margaret Evangeline
  • Peter Franck
  • Carol Frederick
  • Sandra Gering
  • Nancy Kohler
  • Sarah Anderson Lock
  • Dominique Nahas
  • Annina Nosei
  • Anders Schroeder
  • Sandi Slone
  • Kathleen Triem
  • Lilly Wei
  • Rachel Weingeist

Art Omi: Architecture

Art Omi: Architecture facilitates projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art, and landscape by architects. Through curated exhibitions in The Fields Sculpture Park and the Benenson Center galleries and an annual residency program, Art Omi: Architecture actively engages with, and introduces the work of, architects and designers at the forefront of experimentation, innovation, and exploration.

Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture
Architect and urban designer Warren James is based in Manhattan. He is also a guest curator, published author, lecturer and visiting professor. The architecture and planning studio he founded, WAJA+P, has designed both PINTA: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and FLUX Art fairs in New York, and worked on exhibitions for The Museum of Modern Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Museo del Barrio, Museum of The City of New York, and Museo de Arte de Ponce. As part of a multidisciplinary team the firm worked on the planning and development for the proposed National Latino Museum in Washington, DC. James studied architecture and urban design at Cornell and Columbia. His architectural drawings are in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and Centre Canadien d'Architecture.

Art Omi: Architecture Program Board Committee

  • Lee H. Skolnick, Board Chair
  • Elisabeth Akkerman*
  • Isabelle Autones
  • Alice Aycock
  • Meta Brunzema
  • Jacob Buksbaum
  • John Cleater
  • Bruce L. Ehrmann
  • Glenn Erickson
  • Peter Franck
  • Francis Greenburger
  • Jackie Horowitz
  • Marc Kemeny
  • Oliver Kruse
  • Michael Regan
  • Kathleen Triem
  • Rachel Weingeist
  • Allan Wexler
    *in memoriam

Contact Info

Administrative Offices:
1405 County Route 22,
Ghent, N.Y. 12075
Tel: (518) 392-4747

info@artomi.org

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