Windows on Main 2015: Street Call for Artists

May 17, 2015

In 2015, Windows on Main Street invites local artists to take part in a fresh start of Windows on Main Street.

For the 11th exhibition, this year marks two new Project Leaders: Teresa Marra and Diana Currie.

Key Dates:

May 22: Application deadline

•June 30: Artist’s statement due

•August 3–7: Installations (send us your photos!)

•August 8: Second Saturday Event – TBD

•September 12: De-installation; Closing Party – TBD

Ready To Submit?

Email with your proposal! We’re excited to hear from you!!

Theme: Industrial/Metal

After looking back on past exhibits we have found that a loose theme is really helps guide artists and helps the project have a more cohesive feel.

The theme for 2015 will be Industrial/Metal. You can interpret this theme however you choose, whether it’s through materials, concepts, colors, etc. (more…)

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WOMS Sponsorship Opportunities

May 14, 2015

WOMS BannerHelp put on Beacon’s summer art extravaganza! Windows on Main Street is doing it a little differently this year. We’re taking it up a notch and offering artists juried prizes for the best work on Main. We’re hoping to blast our little community event out there further and harder than we ever had, and we hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Sponsorship Levels
Get on the map: We print our sponsors’ information on the back of the 5,000 maps we distribute throughout town over the summer. See a sample map for an example of sizes.

Individual Sponsor: $25. Your name or website is listed!
1×1 Sponsor: $100. Logo only
2×2 Sponsor: $150. Logo + Address
4×4 Sponsor: $500. “Your ad here” — send us your artwork for a 4″ x 4″
As a sponsor of Windows on Main Street, your information will be listed on the following promotional materials for all of our events.

Press releases to New York City and local news, publications, websites, and art organizations
Posters and flyers distributed locally.
The Map, which will be available to visitors along Main Street for the duration of the event.
On our Main Street banner and event signage.
Listed as a sponsor on our website, including a hyperlink to your website.
Listed on our Facebook page, with a link to your Facebook page or website.
If you have questions, please email Teresa Marra at Learn more about our project at

Want to be a sponsor?

Windows on Main Street greatly appreciates any and all donations made. All the proceeds go directly to making this project as big and as awesome as possible! Thank you!

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Events with Compass Arts for May



Explore your skeletons natural and efficient movement patterns and connections through a Feldenkrais lesson. Sensation & movement + mindfulness allow you to “see” your own skeleton in motion.
Examine a life size plastic skeletons, including one which is in pieces so you can turn each bone over in your hands and examine it from every angle. Sketching and drawing the structures we are focusing on leads to understanding your underlying physical structure in a new light.
Bring your new awareness of the skeleton back into movement. Guided movement will blossom into an opportunity to freely improvise and move or to return to your sketchbook and explore how feeling and understanding your body has shifted your drawing of the human form.

May 16th, 10am – 12pm – Pelvis and Hip Joints
May 30th, 10am – 12pm – Shoulders an Arms
Held at The Center for Creative Education – 464 Main Street, Beacon
Email or call 845-264-9565

Cartooning 201: Comic Strip Production for Students 8-14 years old
Learn the ins and outs of Comic-Strip Production. Design, drawing and character development will be studied as a way to creating cartoon stories. This is a great introduction to Sequential Storytelling and the language of comics. The interaction of words and pictures that allows for truly unique place to tell stories and express ideas. So join us as we take your characters on their journeys and yours!

StingrayMan02_CVR1colorThis 5 week class led by Marvel & Topps Comic book illustrator and professor, Ed Murr runs Wednesdays, May 13th – June 17th, 4:15- 5:45pm at the Howland Cultural Center. No class Wednesday, May 20th.
For students 8-14 years old. No experience necessary.

Puppet Jubilee
For children 15 months – 3 years old and a caregiver with Kate Daley of Whistle Pig Studios
Create lovable puppets in this mixed media play group. We’ll use a variety of materials including cardboard tubes, yarn and colorful papers to craft our cast of characters. Puppet play can help develop the imagination, increase verbal skills and is a whole lot of fun! Each class begins with song, movement and a story to spark our creativity.
Session Dates: Tuesdays, May 19 – June 16, 201 10-10:45am
At the Howland Cultural Center

Registration for all of them:

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Newburgh Illuminated ~ Call to Artists

May 5, 2015

Newburgh Illuminated Festival 2015 presents

the Chalk Artist Expo



Saturday, June 20, 2015, Trestle Inc. in collaboration with Newburgh Illuminated Festival 2015 presents the Chalk Artist Expo — an opportunity for artists to create Chalk Art Paintings on Broadway for thousands of people to see and photograph. This exhibition will be part of a Citywide festival celebrating the foods, arts and culture of Newburgh. For more on the Festival, visit

Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED by June 1, 2015.

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older.

Awards: Cash awards, trophies and certificates will be awarded. See application for details.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non‐refundable entry fee of $20 US dollars to submit 2 images. Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 1000 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 850 pixels or more. Images can be in a jpg, png, pdf or tif format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). A resolution of 72 dpi is all that is necessary (images should not be greater than 300 dpi). Do not submit videos.

Acceptance/Notification: Artists accepted into the festival will be notified by June 10, 2015 by email with instructions and details for the event We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in online publicity.

TO APPLY, visit

Questions? For further information, text or call Pamela Krizek at 845‐598‐3475.

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MSL Arts presents Off the Canvas: Process & Product

April 23, 2015

MSL Off the Canvas

Saturday, May 23 – Friday, June 19, 2015

at Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45 in Poughkeepsie

Opening Reception
May 23rd from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm

This exhibition is to showcase the ART that never makes it to gallery walls: tattoos, motorcycle designs, accessories, costumes, cosplay designs, steampunk pieces, industrial design, graphic design, commercials, graffitti, and more. We literally want to cover the walls, and fill the gallery with the coolest “art” we can get. Come park your pinstrip designs, motorcycles and custome bikes in our gallery or lot, bring in some tattooed models for the showroom, show off your cosplay characters at the opening, and whatever other cool ideas you have been waiting to try.


EXHIBITION DATES Saturday, Saturday, May 23 through Friday, June 19
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, May 23, 2:00 am – 6:00 pm
ART WORK Works of all kinds of “art” will all be accepted for the length of the exhibition or for the reception only. MSL Arts reserves the right to refuse to display any art entered. If you have questions about acceptability, please contact
ART WORK DELIVERY DELIVER ART WORK to GALLERY 45 located at 45 Pershing Avenue, in Poughkeepsie, Monday – Wednesday, May 18th – 20th, between 10:00am – 5:30pm. Other delivery times are available by appointment.
ART-WORK RETRIEVAL Monday – Friday, June 22nd – 26th from 10:00 am – 5:30pm. Other pick-up times are also availableby appointment.
REGISTRATION There is no registration fee. This is an educational and inspirational show for the public.
PUBLICITY Please e-mail photos of the work you will be exhibiting to: We may use the photos for publicity and/or the invitation.
RECEPTION ONLY DISPLAY If you are planning on displaying a live model or item ONLY for the day/time of the opening, please e-mail photos of the proposed work to: with a discription of your display request.

Mill Street Loft Arts
45 Pershing Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
845.471.7477 •

Off the Canvas: Process & Product
Saturday, May 23 – Friday, June 19, 2015
at Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45 in Poughkeepsie
Opening Reception
May 23rd from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm

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BMF Summer Camp 2015

April 21, 2015

BMF Banner

Do you want to rock out in a band this summer?  Or act in a silent film, or build your own instrument, or learn more about how music is made?  Registration is now open for week long summer camps for kids ages 4-16 at the Beacon Music Factory!  Camps run weekly from June 22 through August 14th and are held at the Beacon Music Factory at 629 Rt. 52, Beacon, NY 12508.


**Register for all camps online at or by calling 845-765-0472**

ROCK BAND BOOT CAMPS (ages 12-16) $275/week
Weeks of: June 22 / June 29 / July 6 / July 20 / July 27 / August 3 / August 10

‘Kids Rock’ Boot Camps (ages 10-11) $275/week
Weeks of: July 20 / July 27 / Aug 10

Younger Kids Music Camps** (Youngers are 3 hrs in the morning)
July 6-10 Nature’s Music (ages 4-7, mornings) $195
July 6-10 Kids Summer Sing (ages 5-10, afternoons) $195
July 27-13 Piano Camp for Beginners (ages 6-10, mornings) $195

July 13-17 String Ensemble Camp (ages 7-16) $275/week
July 13-17 Saxophone and Woodwinds Camp (ages 7-16) $275/week

SILENT FILM CAMP July 20-24 Silent Film Camp (ages 11-13) $295/week

Junk Band Boot Camp (ages 8-11) $275/week August 3-7

Music Skills & Theory Camp (ages 7-16) $275/week Aug. 10-14

Please call us if you have any questions: 845-765-0472

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Auditions: for Singin’ In The Rain

April 3, 2015

Auditions: for Singin’ In The Rain, adapted from the MGM musical, will be held Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 PM and Sunday, April 26th at 8 PM with callbacks on April 27th at The Center for Performing Arts, Rte. 308, Rhinebeck, NY,  No appointment necessary. Needed: Adult actors, singers and dancers.  Prepare: 16 bars of a Broadway-style song.  All parts are open. Performance dates: July 24 – August 16th(Fridays, Saurdays, Sundays). For detailed information:

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ARTtalk Local Beacon ~ April Issue

Art Talk April

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Art in the Loft 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

March 24, 2015

unnamed (5)Arts Mid-Hudson, in cooperation with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again curate the art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as ART in the LOFT, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work – last season over 50% of the arMillbrook Winery Wine Loft tworks were purchased by collectors.

We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be a member. Not a member? join or confirm member status by calling AMH offices: 845-454-3222.

Deadline for entries: Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, April 17, 2015.

Work must be delivered/shipped to the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery by May 8, 2015.

The exhibit will open to the public on May 18. A reception for opening will be planned when the artists have been selected.

The exhibit will close the first week in November, 2015 with a reception announcing the winner of the Wine Label Competition. Closing date will be planned when the artists are selected.


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NYSCA Individual Artists Program Application Seminar

March 17, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Avenue
Troy, New York 12181

If you are thinking of attending, you should review the NYSCA Program guidelines here and the guidelines for the Individual Artists Program here. You can also view the home page of the New York State Council on the Arts, to see info about the deadline, as well as a list of FAQ’s, video tutorials and recorded conference calls about program guidelines and application process.

The seminar will provide information about opportunities for funding to individual artists from NYSCA, focusing upon support for Composer Commissions, Dance Commissions; Film, Media and New Technology Production and Theatre Artist Commissions through the Individual Artists Program. It will describe application procedures for individual artist applications through fiscal sponsors as well as general information about applying to NYSCA of interest to all applicants for funding.

During the meeting we will provide an overview of what you need to do to apply to NYSCA this year. We will also answer general application questions. The information we provide will be of particular interest to applicants making a complete (new for FY 16) application, including first-time applicants as well as those returning after completion of a multi-year grant.

The meeting will cover eligibility requirements for individual artist applications as well as all NYSCA applicants, new sponsored request forms for individual artists and fiscal sponsors, procedures for registering your application on the NYSCA web site and completing the application through Grants Gateway.

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