The Artist’s New Work Forum Committee

LAURIE GIARDINO taught photography and digital video for 20 years in independent schools. She is a NY Foundation for the Arts fellow in non-fiction literature. These days Ms. Giardino is the volunteer coordinator for the Rosendale Theatre and administrative assistant to the director. She has been responsible for staffing the theatre’s nightly shifts with volunteers for the last 4 years. Laurie is also an administrator for MaMA (Marbletown Multi-Arts) in Stone Ridge, the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce, the Rosendale International Pickle Festival, and Frozendale. She is also the bookkeeper for The Big Cheese and Garden House.


ANN CITRON is the Director of the Rosendale Theatre where she is also one of it’s founding members. Ann also was a founding member of The Grange Theatre and Cave Core productions, both in Rosendale. She holds a BFA in theatre with a concentration in acting and directing. Ann has taught Improvisation and acting with adults and teens for the past 20 years. She has directed over 30 productions. Ann is dedicated to supporting the growth of artists old and new and contributing to a community where economic development through the arts will thrive.


JAY GALIONE is a filmmaker and musician living in New York’s Hudson Valley. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts with a BFA in Film & TV, and then moved to Los Angeles, honing his storytelling skills on movie trailers, short films, television, and feature films. His TV work has appeared on Disney, Bravo, ABC and FOX. Feature film editing credits include Playground, a documentary exposing America’s underground sex trade, and Lil’ Poison, about the youngest professional video game player and the unintended consequences gaming has on his life. In 2008 Jay turned his lens on the US Postal Service for his feature directorial debut, Gone Postal, an investigative documentary about an American institution under siege. In 2014 he edited the feature crime drama, Mi America, filmed on location in Newburgh, NY. Jay is excited to take part in the Hudson Valley’s developing media arts community.


PAM KRAY is a film/video and multimedia artist, writer and editor. She has exhibited in the United States and internationally through numerous solo screenings and festival participation and has collaborated artistically with filmmakers, audio composers, painters, sculptors, dancers and theatrical producers. Her works of narrative, experimental and documentary films and videos have received several funding grants, including a NYFA Strategic Opportunities Grant administered by the Arts Mid-Hudson in 2012.

As a curator of film programs, Ms. Kray co-founded I AM EYE independent film forum in Washington DC, that ran twice monthly from 1982 through 1991. In 2003, she organized a series of six international film/video programs that was presented in the Czech Republic at CESTA and FCCA (Center for Contemporary Art) in Prague, and in the U.S. at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. After moving to the Hudson Valley in 2010, she has been active in the local community at the Rosendale Theatre, with the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association, and in a volunteer theater program at the Eastern Correctional Facility men’s maximum security prison.

She finished a master’s degree in Media Studies at the New School in New York and is an occasional lecturer in Media Literacy and TV Criticism.


SHEILA DVORAK GALIONE is a musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actress living in Rosendale, NY. Sheila is owner of Post Truth LLC, a media creation company, and performs comedic and dramatic theatre throughout the Hudson Valley with Murder Cafe, Theatre on the Road, and the Rosendale Theatre. Sheila is the co-creator and director of Dazzled to Death and Cavalcade Cabaret, an old-school meets new school entertainment event featuring her original music performed by Sheila Dee & The Dazzlers.


WAYNE MONTECALVO holds BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has been an instructor at the State University of NY, at New Paltz, NY., and has taught classes and workshops at Bard College, Annandale, NY., Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY., R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY. Wayne has taken part in several residencies in the US and abroad, and has worked with performance groups that explore a range of artistic practice. He has been a part of the local artist community, working with musical events at the Rosendale Cafe, teaching workshops for the Rosendale School of Arts, hosting video events at the Rosendale Theater, performing with the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band & Social Club. He has also been part of the Redwing Blackbird Theater and the performing group Cave Dogs.


Technical Director & Projectionist:

JUSTIN PEONE serves as the technical director for the Rosendale Theatre. He is responsible for the upgrades from 35 mm projections to DCP digital projections. He serves as the light and sound consultant and as an advisor on equipment upgrades moving forward. Justin implemented a volunteer training program for interested parties to learn how to use the projector. He will serve as the technical director for the Artists New Work Forum project and assist artists in getting their works shown at the Rosendale Theatre.