Best in Show Exhibits Artists’ Personal Faves

Currently showing live at the Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY is an exhibit titled Best in Show 2022, in which artists were invited to submit their personal favorite work created in 2022. There’s an amazing variety of work from painters, photographers, quilt makers, sculptors, etc. — gallerist Robert Langdon always goes full out to ensure a wide variety of work in all his shows, whatever the theme.

Here’s the really good news: If you don’t live close enough to visit the gallery in person, it’s available 24/7 to view, and the artworks to purchase, at Emerge’s site on

The picture I chose to enter as my personal favorite (above) is one I took in early October at one of my top go-to sites when I just want to hop in the car and take my camera: Kaaterskill Falls from the viewing platform in Haines Falls. Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest two-tier waterfall in New York State, enjoys considerable cultural and historic significance as a view that was painted by Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, and countless other 19th-century American landscape artists, and continues to be painted and photographed by artists today. This was a good opportunity for me to get there not only at the start of the fall foliage season but also on a somewhat rainy day, which makes for even lighting and the colors popping. I love photographing rocks as well and thus sometimes take horizontals that show up the rocks more clearly, and I process these images accordingly. But this particular image was my favorite for this day and thus for the year.

Here are some photographs from the Emerge Gallery featuring the art in Best in Show 2022: