May 2019 Artist Opportunities

May 28, 2019


  • Arts Mid-Hudson Community Gallery
  • Athens Laundry, Art and Literary Series
  • Raising HOPE
  • Drawn That Way
  • Impressions of Life – a Black and White Photography Call
  • Collaborative Concepts
  • Woodstock Guitar Sculpture
  • Espouse Freak: an Upstate Zine
  • Authors Guild Call for Authors


  • Ceramic Internship – Women’s Studio Workshop
  • A. Eric Arctander Grant
  • Albert Wisner Public Library STEAM Artist in Residence Program


  • Pinot’s Palette – Artist
  • La Voz – Bilingual Media Fellow
  • Maverick Concerts – Facilities Maintenance Manager
  • Center 4 Creative Education – Teaching Artists


  • Art Centro/Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
  • Arts Mid-Hudson Workshops
  • Workshops & Classes at Ballet Arts Studio
  • Workshops at Fay Woods Studio
  • Art Lessons with Leslie Bender
  • R&F Paints
  • Woodstock School of Art Classes

Housing for Artists

May 24, 2019

Artists! Applications now being taken for the West End Lofts. BMR rate loft apartments for Artists that qualify.

Application due June 14.

New Children’s Books by Steven James Petruccio

May 14, 2019

May 2019

6 Sycamore Court
Fishkill, New York 12524

Hudson Valley artist and illustrator Steven James Petruccio announces the release of two new books. “The Boy Who Touched The Stars” published by Arte Publico Press – written by Jose Hernandez and illustrated by Steven. This bilingual bio story is sure to inspire many to reach for the stars! It has already received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and is a Junior Literary Guild selection! Available mid May.

Steven has also illustrated another in his popular coloring book offerings, ” APOLLO 11: The First Men On The Moon” published by Dover Publications, Inc. Informational text and illustrations by Steven James Petruccio. Available mid July for the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing! (more info)

Beacon Free Loop: Rider Alert

May 3, 2019



Effective JUNE 1, 2019

For more information, please call (845) 473-8424 (Dutchess Transit)

Download the updated schedule here.

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April 2019 Artist Opportunities

May 2, 2019


  • Arts Mid-Hudson Community Gallery
  • Athens Laundry, Art and Literary Series
  • One Act Play Submissions
  • Poughkeepsie Open Studios
  • Fall for Art
  • Evening by Fall Kill
  • Composed to Decompose
  • Rosendale Gallery
  • Flight
  • 2019 A T&T Short Film Competition
  • 2019 A T&T Short Film Competition
  • Audition – “Moonlight and Magnolias”
  • Union Vale Paint & Sip
  • Celebrating Color
  • Raising HOPE
  • Drawn That Way


$5,000 Grant from Humanities of New York to Support Mixed Status

The Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program researches and presents the arts and traditions that form our diverse communities’ cultural heritage. Through educational public programs, the Folk Arts Program interprets the traditions of ethnic, occupational, and religious groups in the Mid-Hudson region. The program is open to suggestions about how to assist in celebrating your community’s heritage. The Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program has received a $5,000 Action Grant from Humanities New York to support programming for Mixed Status, a 3-month multi-media multi-site series of exhibitions and programs facilitating exploration of the social spaces of marginalized status in American culture.

They will explore marginalized statuses with undocumented persons, the LGTBQ community, and the immigrant community as well as statuses related to race, gender, and sexual identity. Through the mediums of music, art, poetry, food, storytelling, and discussion, they will investigate what these spaces look like, how we live within and negotiate between these spaces, along with the normalized statuses that marginalized communities simultaneously reject and desire.

This ambitious project will run from July to September 2019 at three venues in Kingston, New York: Kingston City Hall (City Hall), the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center (LGBTQ Center), and The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History (Reher Center). Kingston City Hall will host a three-month exhibition of photographic work by Alex Pacheco, featuring images of his family’s life between Kingston and Puebla, Mexico. The LGBTQ Center will host a group show of LGBTQ artists tentatively titled “The Spaces Between,” featuring work in a variety of mediums from photography to painting to found object art related to gender and sexuality.

ArtTalk May 2019

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