HV1, January 5, 2017

Poughkeepsie Journal, February 1, 2017

The Country and Abroad Magazine, February/March 2017, pp. 48 – 50.

The Rhinebeck Community Forum, March 8, 2017

In The Studio With: Adrianne Lobel
“In The Studio With:…” is a weekly feature by Anthony Philip that takes us into the private creative spaces of emerging artists to discuss their work and career.  Click here to read more.

Repurposed Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Unveiled at Open House
Nansi Lent has been painting since the 1980s. She’s excited to be renting space at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, as she hasn’t had space outside of her home since her late 20s.  “It’s like coming to a job,” she said. “I think I’ll be much more productive and get a lot more work done. I like the idea that there’s other artists around here.”

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory was vacant for about 20 years. But the building has been re-purposed to include affordable housing, a print making studio, studio space for artists, an open kitchen, coffee house and two merging arts organizations.  To learn more click here.

Create your own Mirror Mosaic
Guided by artist Suzi K. Edwards, you explore the tools, materials, and techniques of this ancient art. Through discussion of color and design, you learn how surrounding your life with art can enhance an environment and encourage reflection and conversation.
You leave with a beautiful mixed media mosaic mirror that will reflect your ideal creative self back to you each time you glance at it in the future.
All are welcome, including children 12 and older (with an adult); no previous experience is necessary.
For more information click here

Open Call To Artists

Postcard Art Show in support of the Children of Aleppo
In response to the overwhelming sentiments toward the horrific news and video surfacing around the atrocities in Aleppo, particularly in regard to the children affected, we would like to initialize an open call for artists from around the world to respond.

The intention of this call is to allow visual artists an outlet to express themselves around the Syrian crisis and to raise awareness and funds to aid in the effort to provide Syrian children emergency care, food and water.

As artists ourselves and considering the reactions by other artists to this tragedy, we felt that this call to action might be a way to give voice to the community in order to raise awareness and hopefully have the potential to heal in some way. Additionally, any sales or donations will go toward the Save the Children Syrian Children’s Relief Fund.

For details or questions please visit: –

We The People, Political Art in an Age of Discord at the Barrett Art Center
Exhibition Dates: 7/8/17 – 8/12/17
Call for Entries Deadline: April 17

Juror: Michelle Legro – Previously Culture Editor at The New Republic, Michelle chronicled the 2016 Presidential Campaign in her articles, “Four Days in Cleveland” and “Four Days in Philadelphia.” Ms. Legro is a contributor to The Guardian, Tin House, The Believer, and Brain Pickings. She is the editor of Longreads and former Senior Editor at Lapham’s Quarterly.
Senior Editor: Lapham’s Quarterly
Editor: Longreads
Former Culture Editor: The New Republic
Contributor: The Believer, Tin House, The Guardian, Guernica, and Brain Pickings
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Artists in the News

Spring is coming and the art scene in the Hudson Valley is heating up as well. There are many activities happening in and out of the gallery this April and May.

Second Annual Rhinebeck Porchfest
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Music Starts at 12 Noon
A celebration of community through music
Visit website & Facebook page for more information  / Facebook: Rhinebeck Porchfest
Interested Musicians and/or volunteers email Liz Mazzarella at

On the Near Horizon
April 6- May 7, 2017
Upcoming Solo Exhibit by Roxie Johnson @ The Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery
Opening Reception: April 8th, 5-7 pm
Light music. Light refreshment
Open to all

Artist Showcase & Sale
Sunday, April 30th
1:00 to 5:00 pm
featuring a sip n’ shop wine reception at the Rhinebeck Jewish Center
102 montgomery st., Rhinebeck, ny
This is a premier annual event in which local artists will display their paintings, photography, fibre arts, woodwork, jewelry and more. a diverse mix of crafts.
The Rhinebeck Jewish Center community event series was created to build a bond and strong sense of community in northern Dutchess county; bringing together diverse people to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences.

Receive – Respond – Release

Melanie Klein, Jeff Johnson, Jeep Johnson, Leigh Williams and Dorothy Albertini
Created over a two-year period involving 20 pieces from each artist inspired by the work of another in the group. Each piece set into motion a path of receipt, response and re-exchange that would wind through all five artists, and each artwork had to fit inside a 10- by 10- by 10-inch box.
Opening reception April 12, 5 – 6:30 pm
Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery at Dutchess Community College
Washington Center Room, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie
(845) 431-8610/ More Information

Nathan Silver will have a feature film, “Thirst Street”, in the Narrative Competition at this year’s upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in late April.  Click here for a review of his previous work, “Uncertain Terms”.

Bannerman Island Gallery proudly presents:
The Fine Art of Watercolor Exhibition
Features the work of five professional Hudson Valley Watercolorists; Timothy Delaney of Beacon, NY, Claudia Engel, of Port Ewen, NY, Amanda Epstein of Putnam Valley, NY,Susan Hennelly of Dover Plains, NY and Betsy Jacaruso of Rhinebeck, NY
Saturday, April 8th – Sunday, April 30th, 2017
An opening reception for the artists and public will take place on Saturday, April 8th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Photographer Harvey L. Silver is currently featured in the April issue of “Living Rhinebeck” magazine.
He also has an upcoming solo photographic show at the Starr Library during the month of May: Black & White and Color Images from the 60’s and 70’s
Opening Reception: May 6th, 5-7 pm
Located at 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck
(845) 876-4030

Laura Gurton: Paintings 2010-2017
April 8- April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: April 8th 6-8 pm
TheoGanz Studio
149 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Two Galleries Showcase the Environmental Art of Janet Culbertson:
The Lyceum Gallery displays a series of large animal drawings
March 6 – April 8, 2017
Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus, Montaukett Learning Resource Center, Riverhead, NY 11901
Paradise Lost
The Adler Gallery hosts an artist reception + show of 24 paintings
April 1- April 30, 2017
Port Washington Public Library, One Library Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050

We are pleased to announce that two of thegallery@rhinebeck’s members will be having solo shows at locations in Rhinebeck in March.

Kate Kennedy has a show “Counterpoints” opening March 11th at the Starr Library.  Located at  68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4030. There will also be a reception for this show on March 11th at 5:00 PM.

Franc Palaia also has a show opening in March.  The show, “100 Points of View” opens on March 6th and runs until April 28th. There will be a reception March 11th at 5:00 PM.
Montgomery Row Second Level: 6423 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck, NY

thegallery@rhinebeck has placed two artists at Gigi’s Restaurant in Rhinebeck. The open ended show currently features member artists Laura Gurton and Jeff Greenberg but may grow to include other member artists over time. Gigi’s owner, Laura Pensiero, saw the potential of featuring high quality local artists in her restaurant and used thegallery@rhinebeck as a resource to accomplish this goal.

If other businesses are interested in the same consulting service, please contact Pat D’Antonio, Executive Director at thegallery@rhinebeck,

Check back soon for more information on Artists in the News.