2018 Alf Evers Award Recipient
The MARK PRoject
The Catskill Center will be honoring the MARK Project for its 40 years of outstanding leadership and commitment to the Catskill region. For 40 years the MARK Project has provided economic development, housing, community revitalization and technical assistance programs to the region.
The Catskill Center's Alf Evers Award recognizes individuals, groups and organizations who have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to the Catskills.
The MARK Project Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt rural development company that unites efforts and secures resources to build and revitalize communities. As they enter their 40th year, MARK continues to provide housing programs, economic development and technical assistance services to the Towns of Andes, Bovina, Middletown, Roxbury and Shandaken, and the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville. MARK works on economic development efforts in the areas of entrepreneurship, Main Street revitalization, outdoor recreation and tourism, arts and culture, agriculture and forest products and alternative health and healing and on the business and social activities that support and sustain communities.
2018 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient
The Catskill Center will be presenting its 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award to Mariella Bisson. Ms. Bisson is the founder and chair of the Friends of the Platte Clove Artists Cabin, who work to improve the Catskill Center's Artists Cabin at the Platte Clove Preserve and improve the Artist-In-Residence Program that calls the cabin home.
The Catskill Center's Volunteer Recognition Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Catskill Center.
Born and raised in Northern Vermont, Mariella Bisson earned a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1978. Her work has won many awards including three years of support from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and a NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowship in Painting. Her paintings deal with universal themes of geology, water, form and time. Her works are in museum and private collections in America and Europe. Her paintings can be found in corporate collections including that of the Richemont Corporation, Philip Morris, Pfizer, White & Case LLP, Perkins & Cooie LLP and many others. Her studio is in Woodstock, NY.