The Dead Artists’ Gallery was founded by Robert ‘Bob’ J. Connelly and Sallie Connelly. The gallery has developed an impressive collection of art for the past 30 years that includes prints, oil paintings, drawings, watercolor paintings, etchings, and mixed media.

A longtime member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Bob is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, the Society’s highest designation.

He has served locally as president of the ASA’s Hudson Valley Chapter (1990, 1996 and 2007) and as a member of its Board of Directors (1990 to present). He served as well on the International Personal Property Committee, an ASA national assignment. Bob also served nationally for over 20 years (1995-2016) as the Appraisers Association of America’s Regional Representative for NY-NJ-CT and a member of its Board of Directors. He also holds that Society’s highest designation.

Internationally, Bob was honored recently by the British Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which elected him a Fellow (FRICS) — its eminent designation — by invitation of its Governing Council.

For more information about Bob, please visit bobconnelly.com.

Oswil “Oz” Liz is the Executive Director of the Dead Artists’ Gallery.  Oz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art as well as a Bachelor’s in Political Philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. While attending SUNY Binghamton, he was a teaching assistant, and received several awards for his work:

  • Martha Norcross Award for Painting and Drawing 2012
  • Edward N. Wilson, Jr. Art Award 2012
  • Randolph Goodman Award for Painting/Drawing 2008
  • Vermont Studio School Residency Scholarship 2007

Oz is bilingual, and is proficient in graphic and web design.

In the past, he has worked with the JungleScience Art Gallery both with promotions and as curator of exhibits. As the former Executive Director of The Connelly Gallery, he has assisted at the gallery with sales during the monthly Gorgeous Washington Street Association’s First Friday’s Art Walks. He presently holds the position of Marketing Coordinator for the Phelps Mansion Museum.