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Ellen Wong, “After the Rain, Darling Farm, Roxbury, NY”, 2014, Oil on linen, $375. 


Ellen Wong

Ms. Wong is a founding member of the Longyear Gallery and has been the subject of many one woman, and group shows in galleries and venues in upstate New York and New York City. She attended Brooklyn College and studied there with Philip Pearlstein, Robert Henry and Jimmy Ernst. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and recognitions, most notably the NYS Council of the Arts DEC Grant administered by the Roxbury Arts Group and sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, a NEA fellowship, and a teacher/artist residency at Skidmore College. In 2009 Ellen presented the multi-media exhibit ‘Face of Farming’ at the Roxbury Arts Center, funded by a DEC grant she won that year, which told the story of a working Catskill landscape, through video, audio, photographs, watercolors and formal oil portraits. It documented five of the last operating dairy farming families in the area, to memorialize the art of working the land and celebrate their commitment to a fast disappearing lifestyle. The Face of Farming was shown on August 25, 2012 as part of The Art & Soul of the Catskills Film Festival, and featured inTalking With Our Mouths Full at the Peekamoose Restaurant, winter 2014. Her one woman show, Local Gets Personal was shown at the RAG Walt Meade Gallery from July 2012 through October 2012. Her work was shown recently in 2 juried shows in Chelsea. Ellen currently co-hosts ‘The Farm Hour,’ a weekly talk show about local agriculture on WIOX, 91.3 FM.

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