Exhibit: “Tapestries”

Eighteen pieces are in a new show:

Mark Olshansky: “Tapestries”

August 5-28, 2022
510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534


From the Press Release: 510 Warren Street Gallery is pleased to present a show of needlepoint tapestries by Mark Olshansky beginning on Friday, August 5th and ending on Sunday, August 28th 2022.

Mark Olshansky, born 1929, first picked up a piece of Persian wool around his fortieth year at a party. As Mark recalls, “It was meant to be a light-hearted accompaniment to a more serious activity of downing martinis with stylish canapes.” Since then he has created many pieces and exhibited in over 100 shows. After retiring from a twenty-year adventure in the wine importing business, needlepoint became his work and has remained his passion while veering in new directions within his process.

Once “MO” is stitched in the lower right corner of each scrim, Olshansky is off to the races. Every line, shape, color, connection, separation, relationship, extension, density, stitch is a new decision and, once made, there’s no going back. There is little general planning. The image may be inspired by a piece of music or, often, an idea for a series. The strands of Persian wool are sometimes blended to create color combinations to suit the design. The textural rhythms of stitches are changeable, forming visual direction and pattern.

Mark Olshansky is a contemporary artist who has reintroduced us to an art form that many associate with craft and home décor. His unique approach has raised needlepoint to a new level in the fine arts.

To contact the Gallery:

(518) 822-0510

Here’s the Chronogram link.

Exhibit: Alternative Dimensions

A few of my pieces will be part of the exhibition, Alternative Dimensions, which will be at Bernay Fine Art, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, from August 17–September 28, 2019.

Opening night is Saturday, August 17th.

Some of the pieces you might see:


Exhibit: En Masse

My work will be shown here!

En Masse 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1st, 4-6pm
On view: December 1, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street
Chatham, New York

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Monday 11am – 5pm
Friday 11am – 7pm

(holiday hours and artists names will be posted on the gallery website closer to the date)

New Work: Getting Ready for Casheesh

Eight new pieces made for the December 2018 Casheesh show at the Geoffrey Young Gallery. Details of the show to follow.

Exhibit: Full Bloom

Four of my pieces are included in the Full Bloom exhibit at the

Barn Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, Massachusetts. Details are below.

Exhibit: Guilty Pleasures

New Exhibit at the

Geoffrey Young Gallery:

Guilty Pleasures

June 7-30, 2018

40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts


Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm



Kirsten Deirup     Duncan Hannah

Robert Otto Epstein     Lisa Sylvester

Mel Bernstine     Dana Piazza

Kay Rosen     Todd Kelly     Chie Fueki

Michael Gellatly       Philip Knoll

Trevor Winkfield       Steve DiBenedetto  

Mark Olshansky      James Siena

 Two Book Parties:

On Wednesday, June 20th, at 5:30 for

The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

& on Saturday, June 23rd, at 5:30 for

Twentieth Century Boy by Duncan Hannah

My work in the exhibit:




Exhibit: Matereality

February 3-25, 2018
Gallery open Fridays-Sundays, 11-5
Geoff Young Gallery
40 Railroad Street, 2nd Floor
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
More information: 413-404-6060

Five of my pieces are part of the exhibit:

Exhibit: Casheesh 2017

The 2017 annual Casheesh show opens on Saturday, December 2, and runs through December 11 at the Geoffrey Young Gallery. The opening reception is 5:30–7:30 pm on Saturday, December 2.

Six of my series of eight pieces, 32 Drops for the Bucket, are in this show.

The Geoffrey Young Gallery is located on the second floor at 40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Here are directions.

Call the gallery for show hours: 413-528-6210.