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Officers and Board of Directors of Choose Cohoes for Art Inc.


Fred Neudoerffer is a current co-leader of the Choose Cohoes for Art committee as well as Chair for the Cohoes Artist Showcase. He is the owner of NeuStudios, LLC, which showcases products, services and great ideas through photography and related creative services. Fred is also the volunteer director of The JRM Artists’ Space @ The National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa.
As an artist, Fred has been creating art through photography for many years. His art is primarily project based and some projects can carry on for many years, in search of images, specific to a project. He has shown his work in many galleries in the North East.
His commercial and art images can be seen at and


Dave Koschnick is a mostly self-trained photographer. He has been influenced by many varied photographers - ranging from American photographic giants Edward Weston and Ansel Adams; to Adirondack greats Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nathan Farb, and Carl Heilman; and the offbeat Duane Michals.

Dave has been experimenting in the medium for over 40 years. Many of Dave's landscape and wildlife photographs form a personal journal of his extensive hiking and canoeing trips through the Adirondack Mountains.

Dave and Anne Marie are partners in Junkyard Watchdog Arts and you can find more samples of their work at their web site -


     Michael Lattanzio  a native of Albany, N.Y., began his artistic  career  forty years ago.  He changed careers, left the automotive  repair world and got involved in the graphic arts and textile  imprinting industries.
Over that  span Michael has owned and operated his own screen printing and bag manufacturing company. He also managed other large scale printing operations garnering first and second  place awards in national competitions held  within  the industry.        Michael has participated in shows ranging from open studio shows in Baltimore, Maryland, the Boulder Creek Arts Festival in Colorado and the Oasis Gift Shows in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2010  
Michael participated in a members open exhibition and a piece from Restored Treasures ~ Forgotten Relics received a First Place “ People’s Choice Award” at the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona.      More recently, since June of 2016, Michael has participated in  numerous  shows in and around the Albany, N.Y. area and was awarded Third Place in the  Pencil Art Society international juried members exhibit.
Interests and mediums include colored pencil,  air brush, photography, welding/metal sculpture, serigraphy,  jewelry design and graphic design.
Michael Lattanzio is a current member of the Albany Center
Gallery in  Albany, N.Y., the Pencil Art Society based in Quebec, Canada and is associated with the Choose Cohoes for Art organization in Cohoes, N.Y.  He is a past member of the International Printing House Craftsmen.
Michaels’ current work allows him to combine a love of two worlds—Art and Machinery. 
Michael now lives and creates in the Albany area of  upstate New York. He is self employed in the home repair and remodeling business.


Ed Tremblay

Ed Tremblay is the retired executive director of Cohoes Local Development
Corporation, a 501 c3 non-profit whose mission is to bolster economic
development in Cohoes.  Choose Cohoes for Arts is the vehicle designed to
encourage arts in this small city.  Ed is an amateur photographer who
appreciates fine art and has donated time in several non-profit groups that
promote art.  Ed was a charter member of the Cohoes Performing Arts Booster
Club.  This was a non-profit designed to promote the Arts in the Cohoes
School District.  Ed is also the former Vice President and Board member of
Youth Ballet Company and Dance Eclectic, Inc of Clifton Park.  Ed spent over
25 years in the banking industry and worked for the City of Cohoes for
thirteen years.  He is currently the President of the Cohoes Senior Center
and the Rotary Club of Cohoes.


Pauline Daigneault
A Cohoes native and Air Force Vet, Pauline has spent her life giving back to her city.  Demonstrating her love of the arts, she has been involved with the Cohoes Senior Center’s singing group, the Silvertops as well as the VA’s Vets Choir and Arts for the Vets groups. Her community involvement has included volunteering at the Cohoes Community Center, being an elder at the United Church of Cohoes and serving on the Sonshine Patch Preschool Board for over 35 years.  She is always up for new adventures, as her love of traveling has shown, and looks for ways that she can make a difference in her community.


Kathy Klompas

Kathryn Klompas is the owner of Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio on Remsen Street in the heart of Cohoes, a fully equipped art studio with complete facilities for green printmaking.
Her art explores the expressive use of color, mark-making and surface design on paper and textiles, employing printmaking on paper and fabric, stitching and mixed media collage.  Observing patterns, textures and structures through the lens of a camera often influences and informs her art.

Kathy finds sharing her studio space with other artists is inspiring and energizing.   She regularly invites other artists to come together, offering supportive space for diverse creative work across the Cohoes regional art community.

Shirley J. Clark
Passionate in “painting life’s visions,” Shirley specializes in the visual arts, focusing on portraits, still-life’s and landscapes.  Involved with art since a child, she has experimented with various mediums and won art awards during her teen years.  She has enhanced her art education at schools such as Newark School of Fine Arts, Pel’s School of Art, Old Dominion University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Art Institute of Charleston, Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston.  Many individuals have been captured in her commissioned portraits and, if you are ever in Norfolk, Va., check out the mural over a Baptismal pool to see one of her beautiful murals at the Calvary Baptist Church. Her art has been featured in a personal exhibit at Saul’s Gallery at the Charleston Public Library and, in honor of Black History Month, at Trident Technical College. Shirley added to her opus by illustrating Richie Lucas’ The March of the Glory Fox and Trudy Harris’ Talks With My Father. Not only an artist, in her little spare time, Shirley is a crafter who especially loves crocheting.

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