—Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
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Earnestly enjoying the challenges, adventure and fun of helping people buy and sell properties in the northern Hudson River Valley and keenly perceptive
about matching people to the right homes, Kate has had great success closing deals
since obtaining her New York State real estate license in 2004.
She takes a lot pleasure in introducing her customers to the depth and breath
of the market; assisting her clients in selling their properties in a
professional and timely manner; and sharing with all her wealth of
knowledge about the area, her extensive network of local resources and
her creative ideas.
Prior to moving upstate, in New York City Kate was manager of public relations at the 92nd Street Y (1992-8), and director of communications at Japan Society (1998-2000) and Volunteers of America (2001-2). Before entering the communications field, she managed specialty retail stores, and from 1982-5 was visual merchandising director for a chain owned by BATUS Retail Group. From 1984-92 Kate was manager and publicist for her youngest son, actor Jedidiah Cohen. She also works on numerous freelance public relations projects; clients include Navigos Group, Ltd., Vietnam Works, The A**hole My Head, RocketHub.com and Camp Unleashed, and was advertising director for Rural
Intelligence, a comprehensive on-line resource about what's
happening in the Upper Hudson Valley and Berkshires.
Kate holds a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she studied with renowned photographer Harry Callahan. Singling out her work in
"Young Photographers: Students of Harry Callahan" (Hallmark Gallery, New
York, NY), Jane Dreyfuss wrote in Modern
Photography that it “balances form against space. Her photos play with the
picture frame, filling it in a way that makes a statement not only about [the
subject] but about graphic design as well… All extra details are eliminated as shape plays against
shape.” Kate has an extensive portfolio of work. On-going projects include West of Home, which reflects her deep interest in other cultures, including Mexico, Peru, Japan and Southeast Asia, as well as Close to Home, studies of a not-so-distant land: her own Columbia County backyard. Door," left), which called attention to the natural and agricultural beauty of Columbia
In 2010 she was a part of Visions of Mount Lebanon, a show of photographs taken at the New Lebanon Shaker site, sponsored by
Active in the local arts community, Kate was a director of Spencertown Academy Arts Center from 2003-11 and served as board president from 2004-9. She is also a trustee of the Red Rock Historical Society and founder and head of RISD Rural, a tri-state regional alumni group.
Past volunteer positions also include board president of the 40 West 24th Street Corp. (1990-2001), co-chair of the RISD class of 1969's 35th reunion (2004) and alumni council visibility committee (2004-6), and member of the RISD board of directors institutional advancement committee (1999-2004).
Kate's strong communications and social skills,
energetic style and sincere enthusiasm about the exquisite rural area
she lives and works in have helped her become one of Columbia County's top real estate agents.
My office is always open — please contact:
Kate F. Cohen, associate broker
Arthur Lee of Red Rock, Inc.
215 Columbia County Route 24
Red Rock, NY 12060