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#TBT | Entrepreneurs Organization (NYC Chapter) + AIESEC at transFORM Gallery

On Thursday, June 16th, transFORM hosted an art show for the Entrepreneurs Organization of New York, a peer-to-peer network of influential business owners.


The Entrepreneurs Organization is a global business network of 11,000 + leading entrepreneurs in 157 chapters within 48 countries. The New York Chapter contains over 230 active members and nearly 10,000 employees.


As former members of the NY Chapter and Co-Founders of transFORM, Andreas Messis and Stuart Reisch, were excited to welcome many familiar faces to their NYDC showroom.


They even gave a brief introduction on their affiliation with the group.


Exhibiting artists Jean-Luc Mege and Rachelle Krieger also provided narratives for their beautiful artwork, which was on display for the opening reception of transFORM Gallery’s Summer art exhibit.


During the past twenty-five years, Krieger’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in over twenty cities throughout the United States, including the Susan Eley Fine Art gallery located on the Upper West Side.


Jean-Luc Mege began his career as a professional photographer in 1989. With an intense human sensitivity, he captures more than just photographs. When Jean-Luc takes his camera, it is to tell you a story… or to bring you in his particular universe.


Throughout the night, guests enjoyed wine and culinary treats while mingling with participating EO members.


A big transFORM thank you to EO’s, Sarah Endline (CEO & Chief Rioter) and Damon Gersh (President of the NYC Chapter) for their help in organizing the event.


Additionally, we’d like to thank their respectable spouses, Jean-luc and Rachelle, for adding vibrant color and powerful image to our gallery.

In the following week, transFORM hosted a Stakeholders Reception for the AIESEC US and AIESEC Life.


The non profit organization caught wind of our successful EO show and asked if they could hold their annual national board meeting at transFORM – of course we obliged!


The AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led network, creating positive impacts through personal development and shared global experiences.


The organization brought in over 65 people, including AIESEC newcomers, alumni affiliates and multi-million dollar board members.


The group enjoyed tasty refreshments as they browsed through the gallery in-awe of Jean-luc’s photography and Rachelle’s oil paintings.


At transFORM, we open up our showroom to chambers, meet-ups and non-profit organizations as a way to network and build new connections within the community.  It exposes our showroom and gives people the chance to see, touch and feel what we do.


With that said, we’d like to thank Sarah for organizing another great event.

We are already looking forward to the next one!


transFORM Gallery Hosts The New Rochelle Arts Collective Meetup

Last Monday, transFORM Gallery happily hosted the third meet up for the New Rochelle Arts Collective.

This young group added some excitement to our Monday by organizing a “Pillow Panel Talk”. Guests were encouraged to bring their own seating for a causal yet engaging conversation.


The panel consisted of Maya Menon – manager at Backstreet Gallery and MAC board member, John Reverol – Owner of R. Patisserie Cafe and Tea Boutique, Theresa Leghorn – President of the New Rochelle Council of the Arts and our very own Kara O’Neill – transFORM’s Art Gallery Director.


Kathy Rutsch started the night by speaking about her late husband Alexander Rutsch who is currently showing at transFORM Gallery. Kathy graciously donated 9 Alexander Rutsch coffee table books, which were raffled off during the meet up.


The panel discussed the role of the arts in building social and cultural capital. The audience participated by adding creative ideas and thoughts on the topic, as well as discussing cultural events in New Rochelle.


After a clip from Chris Gethard’s YouTube video, Gristmill Distilleries of the Adirondacks, generously offered samples of their organic and locally sourced corn whiskey. Guests mixed their spirits with fresh lemonade while enjoying light refreshments – a perfect combination on a hot summer night.


Thank you to the NRAC and everyone for making this such a well attended event. It was truly a great night filled with interesting conversation, compelling thoughts and creative people.

Check out more photos from the meet up :







A Retrospective of Alexander Rutsch Opening Reception

transFORM Gallery broke all art opening night attendance and sales records during our Saturday, June 13th, Alexander Rutsch Retrospective reception. Understandably, this was a result of Alexander’s international notoriety and local influence as an artist.

transFORM Art Gallery Director, Kara O’Neill and Alexander’s daughter Alexi Brock, lead the presentation reminiscing about her father’s early background and his time spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali.  These collaborations are strongly seen in several paintings throughout our gallery.

This show is a great opportunity to view museum quality work as evidenced by the mixed media portrait of Dali created during a sitting at the St. Regis, New York in 1969. Rutsch’s work is collected worldwide and we are thrilled to make it available to the local audience.

An artist in her own right, Alexander’s wife, Kathy Rutsch, also contributed ceramic arts and paintings to this show.

We think, with Alexander’s musical background, he would have appreciated musicians Eric Katz and Charlie Rhyner, for setting the mood and providing jazz entertainment throughout the night.

This unique show runs through August 30, 2015.

For more information contact Kara O’Neill – koneill@transformhome.com | 914-500-0982
















Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm.

Please send your RSVP to rsvp@transformgallery.com

transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch’s work, sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.

The celebrated Austrian artist approached painting and sculpting as he lived life- with the eyes of a child and the hand of a poet. Constantly in the quest for rhythms of form and vibrations of color, he caught the “sparks in the shadow” and evidenced their fullest reality and beauty in his creations.

His work is held in the collections of H.M Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Walter Cronkite of New York, Gala and Salvador Dali, Sammy Davis Jr, Jacqueline Kennedy- Onassis, Guy Laroche of Paris, Belgium’s Museum of Liège, Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Baroness Alix de Rothschild of France.


He was an artist of the purest breed-an artist who had no choice but to paint. He was a chosen traveler of the depths of existence; a man who followed a longing to explore his inner self and relate his findings with the energy of the universe.

The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm. The night will include delicious food and wine as well as musical entertainment by Eric Katz and Charlie Rhyner. Start off summer the right way and join transFORM Gallery in celebrating the occasion and the wonderful work of Alexander Rutsch. The artwork will be on display and available for purchase through August 30, 2015.


Eric Katz with Charlie Rhyner


Summer Art Fair Photo-Blog

transFORM Gallery was happy to host the opening reception of the transFORM Summer Affordable Art Fair last Thursday, July 18th. Thank you to all that came to enjoy the exhibit, meet the artists, and bring home some truly wonderful and unique works of art. Artists David Humphrey, Keith Green, Gina Kingsley, Maryana Oliynyk and David Stahl were in attendance and each spoke briefly on their background and the inspirations behind their art. Their artwork will be on display and available for purchase through September 9th, 2013.

Take a look at all the fun we had in the photos below.