1 2 3Artist, actor and antique store owner Elaine Schloss of Nyack is pleased to announce the grand opening of My Own Little Gallery, a new art gallery located inside the recently renovated and beautifully redecorated Franklyn Antiques Center, 142 Main Street, Nyack, New York. The premier exhibit, featuring Schloss’s exuberant abstract nudes along with the work of four area artists, opens with a public reception Saturday, August 13, 6 to 9 p.m.

My Own Little Gallery is especially fascinating and idiosyncratic because it shares space with My Own Little Corner Antiques, one of Nyack’s oldest antique shops. Combining the two galleries was Schloss’s way of offering art lovers the chance to browse among original paintings while also enjoying a fascinating and eclectic mix of small collectibles, vintage jewelry and toys games and dolls.

Schloss’s work has been shown extensively in Manhattan and Rockland county and is represented in many private collections. Her highly intense personal style has also landed her a scholarship this fall to the Art Student’s League Residency program. (

“I have been an artist all of my life, says Schloss. “I am also an actor/singer and musical theater writer, which is why; perhaps, I love the drama of color and line. Sometimes I work in realistic, sometimes in semi-abstract forms, but it has always been about the face and the figure, the emotion and the form …and color.”

Schloss says she has chosen to represent three local artists to show along with her own work during the first opening month:

  • Diane Rosen,  whose beautiful, complex and tender figural work has earned her numerous awards, as well as a place in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art.
  • Marisol Diaz, an  artist, writer and educator whose edgy, dramatic figurative work explores many media including encaustic.  Her dramatic work has been shown in many local galleries and is represented in many private collections.
  • Joyce Stern Kanyuk artist and educator, whose lovely watercolors counterpoint her powerful abstract figurative work. Member Piermont Fine Arts Gallery.

Reach Elaine Schloss at or 845-598-6099.

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