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Olanafest 2012: Celebrating the American Landscape in Style

Chelsea DeLay | September 26th, 2012 | Posted in News

Celebrate this fall in a place that does the season justice: Olana. The 250-acre estate once belonging to Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church invites art-lovers to celebrate the landscape, art, architecture, and farming at Olanafest 2012.  Taking place Sunday, October 7 from 5:30-8 pm, guests can toast the sunset as it sets on the same rolling hills seen today in countless 19thcentury American landscape paintings. As part of the Olana Partnership’s largest local fundraiser, a silent auction will offer a wide range of excursions tinged with a Hudson River Valley theme, such as quaint dinners, weekend getaways in historic New York areas, and various tours pertaining to American art and the Hudson River Valley. All attending will be able to enjoy local ciders and brews, as well as sample dishes inspired by Frederic Edwin Church paintings. 

view of the Olana mansion, Hudson, NY.

Chelsea DeLay is a Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Chelsea earned her MA in art business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and her BA in art history and classical studies. Her interest in American paintings first began while working at an auction house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has multiplied exponentially since joining the Questroyal team.