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Sep 18–Oct 8, 2022
Drawing Experiments and Workshops

Mercedes Teixido
Pareesa Pourian
Helen Quinn

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Bushel is thrilled to be hosting its first Alumni-curated show—exhibitions and happenings proposed by artists who have exhibited at Bushel in the past, with a single constraint: to use the opportunity to invite or engage at least one other artist or maker who has not yet been part of a Bushel program. This inaugural installment is from Mercedes Teixido, whose solo exhibition Scroll Left Scroll Right was held at Bushel’s old space at 84 Main Street in August 2016.

For DRAWARAMA, Teixido turns the Bushel space into a collaborative studio where members of the community can join in the creation of art that is drawing-based. She has invited artists Pareesa Pourian and Helen Quinn to join her by teaching one workshop each. All are welcome! No experience necessary.

Drawing is broadly defined and all workshops will include warmup exercises that introduce materials, movement, and vocabulary. Over the course of the month-long exhibit, results from the workshops will be added to the walls, forming a collaborative installation reflecting the time spent in collective drawing.

‘Teaching drawing, I am continually struck by how engaging and challenging and thrilling the experience is for participants. Drawing is an art form that bridges the worlds of the utilitarian and the conceptual, the beautiful, the representational and the enigmatic. I love inviting members of the community to enter a creative space that is so often sharply divided between makers and their audience. Teaching has long been part of my artist practice.’ —Mercedes Teixido

Drawarama Schedule
All workshops except the October 2nd class are for adults (18+).
$15 suggested donation ($10 for the youth workshop). Limited capacity. Register using the links below. The evening events are free and open to all.

Sunday Sept 18, 2–5pm
DoodleramaAn exploration of the doodle and the sketchbook
Drawing as we are doing something else. Bring a book or print material to be your doodle sketchbook (small sketchbooks provided if you don’t bring your own).
Led by Mercedes Teixido | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday Sept 22, 5:30–7pm
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Sunday Sept 25, 2–5pm
Plants and PresenceAn exploration of drawing basics through engagement with plants
Exercises in drawing that create the basis of common representational drawing language.
Led by Pareesa Pourian | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday Sept 29, 5:30–7pm
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Sunday October 2, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Figure drawing for Young Artists (ages 5–15)
Explore gesture drawing and blind contours in a fast-paced class for energetic young people. No experience necessary and materials are provided. Please bring a snack. Get ready to have a blast!
Led by Helen Quinn | Sign up for this workshop

Sunday October 2, 2–5pm
Surrealist Exercises and Speculative Imagery
Breaking from the rational and leaving mastery behind. Utopia/dystopia; from non-sense to another kind of sense. Led by Mercedes Teixido | Sign up for this workshop

Thursday October 6, 5:30–7pm  
Evening Draw & Gather
An experiment in social drawing. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Saturday October 8, 7:30 pm til the music stops
The Drawarama Closing-Night Lounge
Music, collaborative drawing, dancing, and generally celebrating the collected drawings and collective endeavor from the show! Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.

Mercedes Teixido is an artist working in the areas of drawing, textile, and performance. Her work and teaching are based on first-hand engagement, improvisation, and the gestures of the everyday. She is a professor of art at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and lives and works between Claremont and Hamden, New York.

Pareesa Pourian is a painter, poet, and plant student. She currently teaches in the Fine Arts and Writing Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She lives in Delhi, New York.

Helen Quinn is an artist and prop stylist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and Treadwell, New York. She makes silkscreen prints and gouache drawings and has taught at Parsons/The New School and NYU. Every summer she looks forward to teaching art camp at Stony Creek Farmstead in Walton. Helen holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


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Oct 15–Nov 14, 2022
Northern Exposure: The Artists Behind Black Ball Projects
Kelly Chang . Palma Blank . Pia Dehne . Diana Delgado . Jen DeNike . Laleh Khorramain . Jac Lahav . Rachel Owens . Ana Wolovick

Sep 18–Oct 8, 2022
Drawarama: Drawing experiments and workshops
Mercedes Teixido, with Pareesa Pourian and Helen Quinn

Aug 27–Sep 11, 2022
And now for something different
Bernie Seringer, Jr.

June 18–Aug 14, 2022
Mark Allen . Zachary Cummings . Jaclyn Guido . Julia Haft-Candell . Leonardo Madriz . Sahra Motalebi

Mar 5–May 1, 2022
Farm Hands
Anthony Beck / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Steve Burnett / Burnett Farm, Bovina, Cicada / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Sarah Connelly / Weathered Hill Farm, South Kortright, Seth Friedman / Greentopia Farm, East Meredith, Anne Hall / Crespell, Lexington, Andie Hope / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Ryn Hartka / East Brook Community Farm, Walton, Marshall LaCount / Star Route Farm, Charlotteville, Lynn Loflin / Newton Farm Collective, Westkill, Jess Ludwicki / Echo Orchard, Hamden, Kate and Dan Marsiglio / Stony Creek Farmstead, Sea Matais / Iridescent Earth Collective, Danny Newberg / Double Dee Farm, Delancey. Curated by Tianna Kennedy / Star Route Farm


Oct 15–Nov 14, 2022
Northern Exposure: The Artists Behind Black Ball Projects

Kelly Chang
Palma Blank
Pia Dehne
Diana Delgado
Jen DeNike
Laleh Khorramain
Jac Lahav
Rachel Owens
Ana Wolovick

Opening reception:
Sat Oct 15, 5–7 pm 

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Bushel is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring nine of the artists who lead Black Ball Projects (BBP), a nonprofit that supports underexposed artists. Also on view will be photos, clippings, and other ephemera tracing the activities of BBP over seven years in its support of more than 150 artists. 

“Run by artists for artists, from the start it was always a labor of love,” states BBP co-founder Ana Wolovick. Black Ball Projects is a NYC nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports artists through exhibitions, online viewing rooms, and a micro-granting program. BBP’s mission is to serve and support contemporary artists who are underexposed and who have been working diligently on the periphery of the greater art world. Diversity of all kinds, be it gender, racial, or economic, is at the core of the Black Ball Projects organization.

As a nonprofit, artist-run space, Bushel is thrilled to host this exhibition, a cross-pollination between two groups that share a collective ethos. This exhibition is the second in a new series of Bushel-alumni-curated shows, proposed by Pia Dehne whose work was shown in “Beaver Fever,” a three-person show curated by Jennifer Kabat for Bushel’s old space at 84 Main Street in Fall 2017. Bushel-alumni-curated shows are exhibitions and happenings proposed by artists who have exhibited at Bushel in the past, with a single constraint: to use the opportunity to invite or engage at least one other artist or maker who has not yet been part of a Bushel program.

Palma Blank is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Juxtaposing concepts of deep space and flatness, illusion and objecthood, minimalism and maximalism, the handmade and machined, her paintings emerge as charged futuristic spaces for experience and reflection.

Kelly Chang is a New York–based multidisciplinary artist whose work combines the use of digital tools and methods with ceramics and other traditional media to explore themes of personal memory, humanity’s legacy, and the future of life in the universe.

Pia Dehne is a German-born painter living in New York for the past 22 years and in Andes, NY since 2011. Her interests as a painter lie in re-using and transforming images and pre-existing materials from a particular time, ideological moment or movement, into new abstracted and evocative forms.

Diana Delgado is an American-born painterbased in Westchester, NY, whose work combines abstraction and representational drawing to evoke themes of love, whimsy, and childhood nostalgia. 

Jen DeNike is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Glasgow Scotland. Her multimedia sensory installations function as places of intervention navigating both real and imagined utopias with a sense of sublime temporality. 

Laleh Khorramain is a visual artist whose work of the past decade has spanned stop-motion animations, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits, and collage. She removes cultural or historical specificity from her narratives in a search for worlds just beyond the concrete, material one around us. 

Jac Lahav is an artist, curator, and community organizer, born in Israel and currently living in Connecticut. His work involves re-telling new and old narratives about his community, belonging, and shared cultural history.

Rachel Owens is a sculptor and Associate Professor of Art & Design and Chair of the Sculpture Department at SUNY Purchase College. Her recent work explores the precarious nature of existence, where the limbs of people, plants, and trees fold together. She currently lives and works in Armenia, NY.

Ana Wolovick is an artist and curator, born and raised in New York City, now living and working in Brooklyn. She makes intuitively driven composite-paintings that have quasi-political abstract narratives.

image: Laleh Khorramain, detail of Fallout, 2021, 49 x 28 inches, acrylic, dye, ink, silk and thread on canvas.


Thu, Oct 13
Meditation with Molly Yakusan Stevens

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These are challenging, anxiety-making times. Coming together in stillness, silence, and meditation can help us keep grounded, connected, and nourished. These Thursday morning sessions are facilitated by Molly Yakusan Stevens.

Meditation sessions are free and open to all, but donations are welcome to support this program. Donate (select “Meditation with Molly” in the notes)

Molly Yakusan Stevens is a Walton resident and a chaplain with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

[Archive] Poetry Reading: Sade Lanay

This was recorded on August 7, 2021, during a reception to celebrate Sade LaNay’s Response Space exhibition, ‘bomb/balm‘. LaNay presented a reading followed by an artist discussion with Iris Cushing and a Q&A. Copies of their Bushel Edition broadsides (created in conjunction with this exhibition) and their recent Lambda award-winning book from Argos Books, I Love You and I’m Not Dead, will be available. A transcript of the Q&A can be found here.

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Mail Art Roulette Food Bank Fund – Thank You!

Thank you so much for your contribution to the Mail Art Roulette Food Bank Fund.

Your donation in any amount is deeply appreciated and will go directly to support Delaware County’s food banks.

If you donated $50 or more and left us your mailing address, you will be automatically entered in Mail Art Roulette and can expect to receive a piece of mail art from one of the participating artists by the end of May, 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Thanks so much for your contribution, and we hope to see you on May 11 for the closing event!


Thanks to everyone who came out for our first open house and poetry reading in our new space! We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events. Next up are the May 30 Heatsmart information session about green heating and cooling, the June 8 reception for out first art exhibition, Opening Balance, and a ‘Radical Conjuring‘ workshop with writers and activists Sasha Banks & Adriana Green on the weekend of June 15 and 16 (followed by a reading on the evening of the 16th). And stop by whenever the door is open, as always, for art and coffee and conversation.