Stagecoach Run

Thank You!

What a glorious weekend it was! Thank you to every single one of you – to participating artists and hosts, to the folks at Bright Hill and Franklin Stage, to our sponsors and all the adventurous souls that trekked across hill and dale to see all that the 23rd Annual Stagecoach Run had to offer.

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Spotlight Show at Bright Hill

So, a pretty cool thing is happening this year at one of our principal and most significant venues – Bright Hill Center is hosting a special “Stagecoach Run Spotlight Show”, exhibiting one work from every Stagecoach artist. It’s almost like our Instagram feed…in 3D! It’s never been done before in our 23 year history, and […]

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Events & Demos

Demonstrations Demonstration: Jane Carr Studio, Treadwell (venue #2) Saturday & Sunday (all day, both days) Egg tempera painting Demonstration: Joan Dworkin Studio, Treadwell (venue #8) Sunday, 2PM: Monoprint Demonstration: Eastbrook Studio, Walton (venue #25) Saturday & Sunday 11AM: Making paper 1PM: Embossing greeting cards 3PM: Watercolor postcard Demonstration: Franklin Durable Goods, Franklin (venue #20) Saturday […]

“Spring” (Oil on wood panel. 12″x12″)

Painter Richard Kathmann at Stagecoach

Painter RICHARD KATHMANN works plein air in the Catskill forests, on the Atlantic shore in Massachusetts and Maine, and in New Mexico. He has had two residency fellowships. In the east he’s been at the Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca, NY. Out west he’s had a residency at Twelfth Street Studios/Gallery 408 in Carrizozo, NM. Kathmann […]

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Photographer Drew Harty at Stagecoach

DREW HARTY been working as an artist, freelance photographer, and an independent filmmaker for thirty years. In my professional career, I specialize in projects for museums and cultural agencies producing work for exhibits, publications, and media installations about cultural identity, architecture, and the power of creative endeavors to shape our world. My fine art photography […]

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Sculptor Steff Rocknak at Stagecoach

BE SURE TO CATCH STEFF ROCKNAK & ALL THE OTHER GREAT ARTISTS AT STAGECOACH RUN THIS WEEKEND, JULY 2 & 3, 10AM-5PM   In April of 2009, on the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe Poe’s birth in Boston,The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation sought design proposals from artists for a life-sized bronze sculpture to be […]


Stagecoach 2016 Honoree: Joseph Kurhajec

Joseph Kurhajec is being honored this year as a one of the two founders of the Stagecoach Run Art Festival. This interview  was originally conducted in January, 2015 in Merida, Mexico by Alison Wattie. “Sculptor Joseph Kurhajec is a wild and generous artist, working intuitively to give form to those dark, primitive and mysterious forces […]

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Bill Lee at Stagecoach Run

BILL LEE  was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in English (’61). During college he selected electives in the newly established Fine Arts School. Though a writer*, his secondary interest in art was solidified. Even though he took art courses shortly after college when […]

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The Haymow: A New Stagecoach Venue

Stagecoach is happy to introduce the Haymow on East Handsome Brook Road in Franklin, a new Stagecoach venue this year featuring five young artists. The Haymow is the family farm of Nathan Eldred Banks, an artist who makes Metal Sculpture and Drawings whose works have been shown at Stagecoach for the past six years, most […]

"Oatman" by Bruce Goddard

Bruce Goddard at Stagecoach 2016

Bruce Goddard paints in acrylics, metal sculpting with found objects, and photography. He lives on a small farm in Franklin, New York with his wife Amy, where they grow garlic and keep Icelandic horses. Bruce is excited to once again be showing at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival.   The estimable Mr. Goddard was influenced […]

"Marjorie's Dog" by Jane Carr
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Jane Carr, Stagecoach 2016 Honoree

This year the Treadwell Stagecoach Run Artist Festival is proud to honor the two co-founders of the Festival, Jane Carr and Joseph Kurhajec, who launched the event in 1995. At a very early age Jane Carr knew she wanted to be an artist and never looked back. She studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, […]