Call for Artists

August 26, 2016

Howland Public Library Small Works Benefit Exhibit

The Friends of the Howland Library are hosting their First Annual Friendraiser which will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. The event will feature a Silent Auction of local goods and services and a Small Works Benefit Exhibit. We are calling on Beacon’s artist community to submit work for the exhibit. All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Howland Public Library.

Submission Guidelines: HPL’s Small Works Benefit Exhibit
Each artist may submit one (1) work to the exhibit. All artwork submitted to the Small Works Benefit Exhibit must be for sale. All work must be no greater than 20 inches in the largest dimension. 2D work must ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers.) By submitting your work to HPL’s Small Works Benefit Exhibit, you agree to donate 50% of proceeds from each sold piece to HPL. HPL will return all unsold artwork.
HPL reserves the right use images of work submitted on our website and in any advertising associated with this exhibition.

Click here for more information.

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Garrison: smallWORKS entry deadline September 5

August 17, 2016

Small Works Garrison

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Opportunities for Artists and Funding

dec headerDecentralization Grant Program – DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Arts Mid-Hudson will have over $100,000 in funds to re-grant for projects in 2017 – start planning your projects NOW! for 2017 in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.

  • Individual Artist
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • Organizations
  • Community Groups

The Decentralization Program supports:

  • Project Grants
  • Individual Artist Commissions
  • Arts Learning Grants


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Community Foundations now accepting applications for Fall 2016 grant cycle  

Community Foundations of the HV LogoCLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

We are pleased to share highlights of grant opportunities available this fall through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Please visit our  grants program page to explore and apply for funding. All grant programs require an online application, which is available now. Be sure to review the individual grant guidelines for important eligibility and related information, including deadlines.


Cristin McPeake
Director of Programs

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Beacon Artist(s) wanted for street painting project

July 31, 2016

Fireball Run PosterFIREBALL RUN is coming to town, and the City of Beacon wants to roll out the welcome mat.

On September 28, forty driving teams will roar onto Main Street Beacon on their “quest for under-discovered places and obscure historical artifacts” as part of this long-running reality tv series.

Mayor Randy Casale and his team are looking to do something really special and specific to Beacon – one idea was to paint the street; other ideas are welcome and there is a small budget to help make your vision a reality.

If you are interested, please be in touch with Mayor Randy Casale and/or his assistant Elizabeth Evans at

For more info go to


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LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition



Nancy Meyer, Curator: LACMA, Walker Art Center
Rex Bruce, Curator: L.A. Center for Digital Art, Artists Television Access

LACDA Fall 2016 Competition

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. (more…)

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BeaconArts @ Night Meeting Minutes: 06/29/2016

July 21, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts General Meeting Minutes

June 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Compass Arts Enrichment Center,  395 Main St

Welcome and Introductions

Description of BeaconArts mission, and role as non-profit, and how it helps artists, organizations, and projects

Financial report (MFU) will be posted online

Project Manager reports

  • Beacon 3D: Runs through Oct 15. Eleven sculptures installed along Main St, identified with signage, more info on Beacon 3D website. In its 4th year, was open by invitation. Artist reception planned for July 23 with smaller events in mind for throughout the run.
  • Windows on Main:  status TBA, will check with Teresa Marra for update

Membership:  no new report, but review of numbers from May mtg shows increase in membership

Beacon and Beyond

  • Robin Hutchinson- Cold Spring- starting ‘Robin’s Nest’- art coaching business, and workshops- bringing creativity to the workplace; facilitating artist collaboration
  • ABC- art business camp
  • July Fourth festivities to be held Sun July 3 at Memorial park- music, fireworks
  • Catalyst Gallery has a new show this weekend only- works by Katie Levinson, reception Sat July 2 see
  • Peter Bynum installation at Manitoga- illuminated paintings in the house. Artist tours planned, incl one this weekend, spaces available, see website

Compass ArtsCompass Arts Enrichment Center – Gina Samardge

Teachers, workshops, classes – arts, performance and music

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Studio Share Available

June 24, 2016

I am looking to split a large 620 square ft studio on the 2nd floor in the old Beacon High School. It faces East and has huge windows for lots of natural light. I will be building out the space with fresh new walls creating two private spaces. Available starting July 1. Everything in the photos will all be gone in the next week by the current tenant. Asking $475 for 300 sq ft., although I am open to negotiate amount of space and price.

Eric Diehl
cell: 717-471-0215

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Call for Artworks at Arts Mid-Hudson

Delights of SummerDelights of Summer
An art exhibit by members of
Arts Mid-Hudson

In an effort to promote our artist members, we invite you to bring one piece of your art for display in our exhibit, Delights of Summer.

Artwork must be delivered to Arts Mid-Hudson office by no later than Tuesday, July 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Visual art: framed – no larger than 18″ x 24″
Artwork should have hanging wire on back of artwork.
Sculpture: smaller works – base no larger than 10″
Affix label to back of art with your name, title, size and price.
Bring completed Exhibit Agreement with your artwork.
Arts Mid-Hudson receives a 25% commission on art sales
Exhibit dates: Friday, July 8 – Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Opening: Friday, July 8, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm
Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30-5:30 p.m.
Special Closing – Art Brunch: Enjoy a light brunch and discuss everything from inspiration to creation with our exhibiting artists – Sunday, August 28,
1:00-3:00 pm.

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Stony Kill Foundation Offers June Workshops

June 6, 2016

For Children and Adults

Come out to Stony Kill Farm and make a bluebird house, learn about the importance of bees and sing-a-long with our resident musician. Support your local favorite farm.



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