Gilbertsville Expressive Movement.

The “GEM” of the Butternut Valley

GEM Gallery and Sculpture Park


We host workshops in figure drawing,
with live models,  3-D sculpture modeling,
mono printmaking, and plenn air painting.
Check back for our 2019 schedule.




In our first year, we have had three exhibitions of work by local and
regional artists.  In 2019, we plan
to continue with the exhibitions and
add artists talks.  Check back for our
2019 schedule.


Internships & Residencies

We are taking applications for internships and fellowships for the 2019 year.  We offer
Emerging Artist Fellowships for sculptors.  We will support an emerging artist for two months by providing free studio space, living quarters and a small monetary stipend. The fellow will act as Resident Teaching Artist

Gallery Exhibition

Our Gallery Opening Reception
September, 2018


Figure Drawing Workshop

Sculpture Park

G.E.M.’s 14 acre Sculpture Park

Gilbertsville Expressive Movement, Inc. – GEM 

Our Story

The brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector, Barry L. Skolnick, is located on the 14-acre campus of the former Gilbertsville Central School in the middle of National Register Historic Site village of Gilbertsville in Otsego County, New York.

Gilbertsville Expressive Movement, Inc. – GEM 

Audiences of all ages will be welcome and encouraged to participate in all GEM activities and events bringing Skolnick’s vision of supporting artistic excellence to the distressed Appalachian region of New York.  This endeavor has been gaining momentum since he first renovated the property to accommodate emerging artists with residences, tools and funds necessary to create contemporary public sculptures.
GEM was granted not-for-profit status in December 2016.  Essential seed funds provided by The Skolnick Family Charitable Trust paved the course for engaging the community in memorable aesthetic experiences.  One local artist was selected to establish a working metal fabrication shop and to produce a tall (23 ft) permanent steel sculpture.  Outdoor working spaces, multiple mixed media labs, living areas, gallery and public workshop classrooms are prepared.  GEM is ready to accept new artists to an expanded residence program.


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Call Us

(607) 783-2897

Office Location

1 Commons Drive, Gilbertsville, NY

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 299
Gilbertsville, NY  13776