Founded in 1982 as summergroup, the artists cooperative LongReach Arts remains an important part of the cultural life in the Hudson Valley Region. In addition to achieving recognition as a group, individual member's works are well known in a broad area. They are represented in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe and beyond
Staats Fasoldt is the LomgReach October Artist! He is Co-President of the Board of the Woodstock School of Art’ and has taught painting and drawing there for 35 years. He is an active member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association, The Art Society of Kingston and member of Longreach Arts, the Hudson Valley’s premier mobile Artists Co-op.
Staats has an MFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz and has had numerous one person and group exhibits, displaying his Watercolors. “My paintings are interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method. The pleasure and struggle for me is trying to merge the nuances of reality with elements of Design."