Chaos & Pieta (detail), oil on canvas

Cale Artworks Studio: The Chocolate Factory – 54 Elizabeth St, Suite 26, Red Hook 12571 | 845-750-5808 | Handicap Accessible /

Thomas Cale graduated in 2000 with a degree in visual arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Since that time, he has hosted several shows, including “Village People” (2005), a showcase of Rhinebeck locals and a benefit for the Starr Library Capital Campaign; that show set the stage for “Infamous Mugs” (2006), a collection that likewise captured his modern alternative to the traditional portrait, and “Exile in Art” (2011), an exhibit of rock-and-roll-based paintings. “Blue Notes” (2014) was unveiled as a tribute to jazz legends, and “Village People II” (2016) provided local residents with a chance to sit for 10-minute portraits. Tom currently works as a painter and graphic designer in his village of Rhinebeck studio.