Cindy’s World


Cindy’s family have graciously given us permission to produce two books in her memory, Cindy’s World – a book of the blog she wrote from Sept 2007 – Nov 2009, and an Exhibition Catalogue for MATES.
Proceeds from both books will go toward funding a photography education grant in her name.

Purchase Cindy’s World now from BLURB.


The Exhibition Catalogue will be available end January on BLURB.


On November 29, Cindy and her husband Bruce Haskitt were killed in a plane crash off  Saturna Island, Canada. They were returning from their second home and perished along with 4 others on the plane.
Please join us in honoring Cindy, her incredible life force, and her lovely work.
Saturday January 9, 2010
The Nov 14th opening here was small yet enthusiastically attended, so much so that it was 2 hrs past our official end time before we realized we needed to close the doors and go home. No one wanted to leave. We decided then and there to have a closing reception, in hopes more people could attend after the crush of the holidays had passed. Cindy even rang me on her drive home from the opening to say how much she enjoyed the evening and the opportunity to discuss her work and answer questions with each person who attended, and that she couldn’t wait to do it again in January. Shortly before leaving for Thanksgiving we had settled on January 9th as the date and planned to send out the announcement after we each returned from our respective travels.
I’m so honored to have known Cindy and had the chance to showcase her photography. Over the past two years we’d had many versions of a conversation that began “so, how are you doing …” Both of us questioning, guiding, counseling, cheering each other on and keeping each other accountable in the mostly solitary pursuit of being an artist. When I called to ask if I could present a solo show of her work, she was on her way to a commercial job and literally screamed into the phone YES!! She told me she’d recently felt like she’d been neglecting her fine art, wasn’t even sure she WAS an artist, and my invitation reminded her not to doubt herself so.
She was a dear friend and I feel her loss every day.
Cindy’s fine art photography website:
Her commercial photography website:
and her blog

To purchase her work:
MATES will be available for purchase by Jan 20, 2010**
Gallery@MSY will not take a commission on these sales
**Pieces on view in the MATES show are not for sale; they were printed by Cindy for this exhibition and will return to her family.

An exhibition of photography by documentary and fine art photographer
Cindy Schafer.
November 7, 2009 – January 6, 2010

Join us for an evening with the photographer
Opening Reception view invitation
Saturday November 14
7 – 9 pm

In her own words, she describes MATES as being “shot in SE Asia, India, and the Czech Republic. In India I glimpsed moments of reflection and beauty amid the chaos of that bewitching, intriguing and inspiring land. In a Jewish Cemetery in Prague, I connected with an ancient and complicated past that comes with the territory of being German. And in SE Asia, I was humbled by the kindness of strangers, and the astonishing and enduring architectural achievements of Angkor Wat while being seduced by the mighty Mekong.

Marilyn and I were wowed by the crowds Saturday night at the 123XYZ opening. It was great to have so many people come through the gallery, follow the line of 100+ photos, look closely, ponder, and ask us all sorts of questions about process, intent, and meaning.

Check out our exhibition catalogue, created with the amazing free publishing site

Thank you again to everyone who made it to the opening!


An exhibition of photography by gallery@MSY curators Catharine Stebbins and Marilyn Galosy.

September 10 – November 6, 2009

Opening Reception view invitation
Saturday October 3
7 – 9 pm


Intertwining images from their respective pasts, Galosy and Stebbins carve out shared stories from disparate experiences and memories. The sequenced notes of this visual score take the viewer along a whittled path of recollection, tokens, and souvenir views.

An exhibition of collages and paintings by artists Kathy Carvellas and Nikki Nemzer.

July 25 – September 5 2009

Opening Reception view invitation
Saturday August 8
7 – 9 pm


What happens when suddenly our view of the familiar world is filled with objects out of place? The hope of artists Kathy Carvellas and Nikki Nemzer is that thought provoking and sometimes humorous visions are created, where one’s mind is free to play randomly with these seemingly misplaced ingredients. Carvellas with her ticket stubs, photographs, & cutouts entices us into her inner universe and asks us to question the very definitions of the world and our place within it. Nemzer places traditional styles on edge by forcing the cute into uncomfortable settings paralleling perhaps our own personal mishaps; reminding us awkward is many times the most fun.

An exhibition of paintings and three dimensional works by Sarah C. Newberry.

June 7 – July 17 2009

Opening Reception view invitation
Saturday June 20
7 – 9 pm