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upcoming Events

Oils & Acrylics Class with Cheryl Simeone


 Oils & Acrylics with  Cheryl Simeone. Fridays, and Saturdays 11AM - 1PM. 

Beginning October 19,  at River Muse Art Gallery & Studio, 229 John Street, Clayton.

$10 per class. Call Cheryl Simeone at 315-406-3932 for more information on supplies needed and to register.

 All supplies provided or student can bring their own. List for purchasing products will be provided in class. 

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Small Business Saturday

 Join River Muse Art Gallery for Small Business Saturday and "Shop  Small" in Clayton, NY on Nov 24. Open 11 am-5 pm. Virtuoso Classical  Guitarust, Gary Walts will be in the gallery from 11 am to 2 pm to  entertain you! Backed By Amex  

Meet Our Artists

William Christopherson

William Christopherson, Watertown, N.Y.,  studied art and art history at Syracuse University and SUN

 William Christopherson,  Watertown, N.Y.,  studied art and art history at Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry  while earning his degree in Landscape Architecture in the 1970’s. Inspired by  the works of impressionist artists including Degas, Winslow Homer, and Monet  , he began recording  experiences of the places he has worked and travelled through his artworks.  Always  changing and adapting,  his works have evolved to adaption of more impressionist  techniques  employing movement, color, and emotional reflection of the world around us today.   Many of his recent artworks can be found online at Christopherson Studio 

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John Horbacz

 Growing up and living along the lake Ontario shore line , My art  reflects what my eyes take in everyday. And through my dreams I pick  what I paint . My art has been called " Abstract Impressionistic "  and I  kind of like that description . I beach comb the shore lines for  driftwood to carve , I love the way the lake does all the hard work  shaping the wood I choose to carve , and I just finish what it has  started . I look along the ridges of Tug Hill to fine the right sticks  that grow off the sides of ravines to get that special shape that"s  needed for the prefect stick . Enjoy. 

Cheryl Simeone

 Cheryl  Simeone here. My style of painting is Modern Impressionism both in  studio and plein air.. My style has evolved from studying the old  masters of Impressionism like Monet, Manet, Van Gogh and from lessons  from new masters like Nikolay Mikushkin, Tom Vincent,and George Van  Hook.  I  like to paint local scenes and paint often with Plein Air Painters of  Thousand Islands Region and First Coast Plein Air Painters in  Jacksonville, FL. I also have just started a one of a kind jewelry line .

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Susan Berry

 Susan Berry has been a glass artist for over 30 years and a fourth generation summer resident on the River. The St. Lawrence River region inspires her to create designs that reflect the beauty and interests of the area.  Be it fishing, boating or the historic structures that line the River, the images can be created in glass“  

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Sharon Hughto


After  discovering her talent for portraying landscapes, and for creating art  that incorporates her unique sense of images that surround her, Sharon  Hughto opened Boathouse Studio on the shores of Lake Ontario on Pillar  Point in Dexter, NY. The joy of working in acrylics is the essence of  her art. It shines right through in her work using color and texture.  Friendly and outgoing, Sharon loves to talk about her painting process.  Visit her work art River Muse and other local galleries as well as her  website 

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Brian Fleig

After setting out in early 2018 to teach myself woodwork and going broke buying tools I found out I'm pretty fair at it. More importantly though I discovered my real passion, if not talent, is the art that goes into finishing it. Of the few tricks up my sleeve my favorite is Epoxy art. Whether it's colored with paint and other additives to look like natural stone or just a clear epoxy over a beautiful exotic wood grain nothing is better at making a table top stand out. 

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Suzan McDermott

 Mediums: Photography, Digital/Graphic Art, Mixed Media 

 Suzan’s photography, digital art and mixed media work represents the diversity of medium and the mixing of photography and digital art in her work. She attempts to depict the images she sees in the world around her with a sense of depth, movement and texture; often there is a fanciful and imaginative element to her work. Suzan believes that we all see and interpret the world through the filters of our personal story, and her art is an imaginative exploration of the world she lives in.        Suzan is a native of Kingwood, TX, where from an early age she was drawn to any form of creativity be it drawing, acting in the local theater, writing poetry, or taking pictures. Suzan arrived in Upstate New York 20 years ago and was hooked almost at once by the beauty of the area. Bravura Photography came into being in 2008 and was inspired by Suzan’s first image titled “Bravura” to be juried into the Remington Art Museums Members’ Juried Exhibit. Suzan continues to create and show her work in various mediums.  Suzan’s award-winning works include Best in Show at the Frederick Remington Museum Member Juried Show in 2015 for her digital art piece titled Urbanization. 

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Hope Marshall

  Digital Art | Photography | Encaustics |    | Poetry |  

  I live in Clayton, NY and am eternally grateful for this life in the Garden of The Great Spirit. I am originally from Canada and have been raising my daughters since the   turn of the Millennium in the United States. It is best to honor this ancient land and the ancestors. I derive great inspiration from all lines of my heritage.    Irish, Welsh, Dutch, German,    First Nation Haudenosaunee – Mohawk – Turtle Clan.    I follow a long trail of Peace makers and I stride the red
and purple path in tandem.  Blessed are we that find glory in the Bee  Niá:wen, Go Raibh Maith Agat, Gratias Tibi 

  Transcending Ego  
  Art is about sharing your soul.  It is passion, temptation,    a storm.
Art is a fountain of adventure.
Rushing water with a welcome fascination.
Art is a vessel within our orbit.
It is devotion, memory,
A new beginning.
Art is nurturing new talent,
It is confidence emerging.
A personal portrait of
Light and life, night and day.
Painting with the camera where Buddha sat.
Art is a bird singing after a storm.
It is looking at you
for renewal of inspiration,
A fine view.  
Art is harmony and balance with
just a glimpse of magic.
It is winter; spring, summer and fall,
A stream of unity bridging into the white open.
Art is freedom,
It is blue water of frozen lake,
Sky, unseen and waiting for morning glow and sunrise.  Golden beauty of Mary Laughing. Art is love and it transcends ego.   

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Garrett McCarthy


Garrett McCarthy paints with vivid colors, emphasizing a strong light source to highlight elements within each scene. 

McCarthy, received his BFA in Fine Art from the  University of Massachusetts and further advanced his studies at Exeter  College of Art on southwestern England. His mural work for restaurants,  banks, and even Atlantis in the Bahamas - have remained on display since  their installation over the years. 

He resides in Henderson, NY in an old church structure which serves as his studio & loft.


Contact Us

River Muse Gallery

229 John Street, Clayton, New York 13624, United States

(315) 285-5162
Would you like to be a consigning artist?
Contact Suzan at:
for full class schedule & registration.




 Monday  OCT  8:    11 AM – 5 PM


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