About

the gallery@rhinebeck is a non-profit, community-based membership art gallery and performance space in downtown Rhinebeck.  Though we are based in Rhinebeck, the gallery serves the entire Hudson Valley by presenting artists from Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia and Orange counties in New York and artists from Connecticut as well.

The gallery is a multifaceted arts organization featuring performances, interviews, readings and more.  For more information, please visit our Events page.

We are dedicated to giving back to the community through public service initiatives. Please visit our Public Service page to learn more.

WHO WE ARE:

pat   Pat D’Antonio: Executive Director

Pat D’Antonio is a new full time resident of the Hudson Valley, but has always loved the area and its people. For years as a weekend resident Pat became an art and antiques collector, regular customer at areas businesses and always dreamed of living here full time. Now he does and couldn’t be happier about it.

As a business professional, Pat has always been known as a creative problem solver who could see around the corner for new solutions and find innovative approaches to stubborn, seemingly impossible issues.  The structure and management of thegallery@rhinebeck is an example of that creative thinking.

After a career that took him around the world creating marketing and exposition events for corporations like IBM, General Motors, Ford, Bayer, Merrill Lynch, Century 21, Pfizer, The NFL/United Way and many others, he has turned to the non-profit creative and educational world to change the way we look at art, performance and public service.

Serafina Leffeld: Gallery Assistant

Brenda Crews: Gallery Assistant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

ed Ed Bergstraesser: Vice President

Ed Bergstraesser, an executive with AT&T, is a business executive with extensive experience dealing with local and regional governments and agencies as well as a respected advisor to the organization on fund-raising and grant opportunities.

joyce Joyce (Arons) Beymer Allenby: Secretary

Joyce Beymer is a respected and trusted real estate executive. She extends our regional connections through a 30 year career in the Woodstock area and its environs, opening our outreach to areas across the Hudson and the artistic and philanthropic communities in that region. Joyce is also a respected local artist and is a member of the gallery as well.

joanne Joanne A. Meyer: Treasurer

Joanne A. Meyer is the former director of Mortan Memorial Library, and brings experience with programming and educational outreach.

BOARD OF ADVISORS:

Undine Brod

Undine Brod grew up in a trifecta of cities: Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in 2011 and both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Washington in 1998. Undine also studied at New York University and at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Although her main focus is developing and exhibiting her own artwork, she has co-curated several exhibitions nationally, worked as an art installer at museums and galleries, given lectures and presented on her work at a variety of venues, and co-directed a gallery in New York City. Currently, her home and studio are located in Rhinebeck, New York.

Tom Cale

Tom Cale is a local artist and owner of Tom Cale Artworks in Rhinebeck.  Tom specializes in portraits, and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in visual arts and graphic design.  He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and co-owner of Cale Communications. While art has been his passion for as long as he can remember, Tom also works as a graphic designer and illustrator for a wide range of clients, and is publisher and art director for Living Rhinebeck magazine, authoring monthly articles on art and music.

Kevin Conklin

A native of Connecticut, Kevin Conklin began his art education attending a four year program at Paier College of Art, followed by a two year stay at The Massachusetts College of Art.  Upon moving back to Connecticut, Kevin started a successful Illustration career working with numerous well known advertising, corporate and editorial publishers in the Greater New York area. After years of illustrating, Kevin became inspired to create fine art. Abstractions, Patterns, how light hits and affects objects and shapes, and the way shadows cast and form together, is where Kevin found his inspiration. Using a combination of oils and oil pastels, he reflects his spiritual connection to nature, and the energy of the City.  Kevin has received great acclaim and numerous awards for his impressionistic Landscapes & Cityscapes.

Jeff Greenberg

Jeff Greenberg is an accomplished artist who has used his love for vibrant colors to produce striking imagery that is both accessible and surprising.  His work has been shown at the Tivoli Coop in Tivoli, NY; Gazen Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY; Ava Flora Gallery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY; J. Cohen Gallery in New York City; and the Erase Hate through Art productions in Columbia, MD. Jeff wanted to help raise money for the Staten Island Heart Society, so he started a collection called Celebrity Hearts which he donates 50% of the proceeds to the charity.

Betsy Jacaruso

Betsy Jacaruso, owner of the Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, is a well respected long time Dutchess County resident and businesswoman and accomplished artist in her own right.  Betsy has also gained the reputation of being incessantly active in promoting the arts in her community. In 2005, she received the Dutchess County Executive Arts Award, and she also co-chaired the Red Hook Community Arts Network from 2010-2012. In 2013, she co-chaired and hosted the 10th Anniversary Art Along the Hudson Annual Kick-off Event and Juried Exhibition in Rhinebeck. She is a frequent participant in local shows, auctions, and fundraisers.

Franc Palaia

Franc has traveled the world and makes his home in Rhinebeck. Photographer, sculptor, muralist, book artist, public artist, curator, graphic & lamp designer and signmaker.  He is also an educator, gallerist, tour guide, TV and film producer and musician. He has curated over 25 group exhibitions on photography in the U.S. and in Italy receiving reviews in the New York Times, Village Voice, Parachute, PBS-TV Channel 13 and Tema Celeste magazine to name a few.  He has received commissions for several outdoor public works projects for New Jersey and New York Transit systems. His public works include solar powered illuminated Photo-Sculpture as well as dozens of large-scale murals and train station windscreens.  He has been included in over 350 group shows and more than 40 solo-shows, regionally, nationally and internationally.