Call for Proposals

December 11, 2019

Arts Mid-Hudson invites artists and curators to propose gallery exhibits for our 2020 Gallery schedule.

Curators are encouraged to submit proposals for exhibits which either have artists already identified or would rely on an open call for submissions. Arts Mid-Hudson is able to facilitate open calls with the assistance of the curator. Arts Mid-Hudson may set location restrictions on eligibility for open calls with a focus on the mid-Hudson region and Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.

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Bookkeeper Needed

Bannerman Castle Trust: It would be an 8 hour a week position, requiring someone experienced in Quickbooks. Please contact Laurie Clark at bannermangallery150@aol.com

Call for Artists & Poets

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Arts Mid-Hudson seeks poetry and visual art submissions for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition, Poets Respond to Art, which will be on view at Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery March 27 – April 26, 2020. Selected visual art submissions will be compiled and made available to the selected poets; poets will then choose one of the art pieces to respond to through their work. The poems and artwork will be displayed together in the final exhibit. Eligibility: Artists and Poets must primarily reside in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Details and Submission form for Visual Artists and Poets.

ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies in St. Petersburg, Russia for US and International Artists and Curators

The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, and collaborate with the arts community in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each residency is designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share their practices with local artists and audiences.

New this year! CEC ArtsLink is adding a new component to the Residency program in 2020 to support follow-up projects by Back Apartment Residency Alumni. Past participants are invited to apply for 2-4 week residencies at the Back Apartment in St. Petersburg for projects which build on their previous visit through collaboration, research and/or partnerships with local organizations and artists. 

Deadline: December 16, 2019
About the Residencies
Application and Guidelines

Event Listing

September 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 9
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Wednesday, June 10 through Thursday, June 11, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Loopy Mango
500 Main St, Beacon

We are so excited to announce a Loopy Knit Night that will take place the second Wednesday of each month! Bring any knitting or crocheting project to work on and hang out with us and other local crafters! Don’t have a project? Let us help you find one. We will also be offering a beginner class during this time, so come join us and learn how to knit! (more info)

Wednesday, June 10
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

Every Wednesday Evening, Come out and play! Our Open Mic Night was voted Best of Hudson Valley® 2016 Editors Pick by Hudson Valley Magazine®! Read more...

For over 25 years the Towne Crier’s legendary Open Mic Nights have drawn top talent from throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, including Sloan Wainwright, the Slambovian Circus Of Dreams and Red Molly. Known as a true “listening room,” it provides artists with a respectful performance space, and live music fans with the best entertainment value around. Don Lowe hosts. For a variety of reasons, after trial and error, email signups have not worked out, so we are discontinuing it. The former email address will NOT be monitored. Signups are exclusively in person (no phone signups either) between 5 and 7pm day of the open mic. Show up early in order to pick a slot (with the host’s consent and at his/her sole discretion!) (more info)

Thursday, June 11
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

A place for elementary school-age children to work collaboratively or independently to build fantastic Lego creations and tinker with our STEM materials (littleBits, robots, etc.). You can even combine them!

Thursday, June 11
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Friday, June 12
9:30pm - 11:59pm

Max’s on Main
246 Main Street, Beacon

Friday and Saturday Nights

Max’s Facebook for more info and their site

Tuesday, June 16
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Bank Square Coffeehouse
129 Main Street, Beacon

Hosted by Thom Joyce.  Now in its 7th year. Come on out to one of the best Open-Mics in the Hudson Valley at Bank Square Coffee. Enjoy the friendship, companionship, and support of some of the nicest, enthusiast fans of live music around. Whether as a listener or as a performer Bank Square is the place to be on the first and third Tuesday of the month to experience the continuing budding music scene in Beacon. BankSquareCoffeehouse.com

Wednesday, June 17
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon

Every Wednesday Evening, Come out and play! Our Open Mic Night was voted Best of Hudson Valley® 2016 Editors Pick by Hudson Valley Magazine®! Read more...

For over 25 years the Towne Crier’s legendary Open Mic Nights have drawn top talent from throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, including Sloan Wainwright, the Slambovian Circus Of Dreams and Red Molly. Known as a true “listening room,” it provides artists with a respectful performance space, and live music fans with the best entertainment value around. Don Lowe hosts. For a variety of reasons, after trial and error, email signups have not worked out, so we are discontinuing it. The former email address will NOT be monitored. Signups are exclusively in person (no phone signups either) between 5 and 7pm day of the open mic. Show up early in order to pick a slot (with the host’s consent and at his/her sole discretion!) (more info)

Thursday, June 18
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon

A place for elementary school-age children to work collaboratively or independently to build fantastic Lego creations and tinker with our STEM materials (littleBits, robots, etc.). You can even combine them!

Thursday, June 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Call for Artists – Rockland Arts Festival

August 16, 2019

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! Rockland Arts Festival is accepting free application submissions from ARTISTS, CREATIVES and ART ORGANIZATIONS via RocklandArtsFestival.org through Monday, August, 19, 2019.

Rockland Arts Festival will be held at the Goswick Pavillion and Art Rittenberg Field at the base of the Piermont Pier at 95 Ferry Road in beautiful Piermont, New York. The festival will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 12pm to 4pm (rain date September 29th).

Each space is 10′ x 10′ and only $25 per artist or organization. Artists must have executed all works on display. This is a juried event and applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday August 26, 2019.

Please email your questions to: rocklandarts@gmail.com

Call for Artists & Makers

All work offered must be original and made in the Mid-Hudson region.Work should be made by hand or with the use of artists’ tools, whether it is a potter’s wheel or hi-tech printer, and should be made with the artist’s individual vision in mind. Must be a member of Arts Mid-Hudson to participate. Not a member? Not a problem. Click here for membership.

Deadline to apply is August 16, 2019

Opening Reception: November 1, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Closing: December 21, 2019 Location: Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY
*Artists will be notified of acceptance after the deadline

Apply here

Artwork for Beacon bus shelters

August 7, 2019

BeaconArts is selecting four artists to display their work at bus shelters throughout the city. Artists will be asked to submit digital files that will be printed on vinyl and displayed on the shelter panels. The deadline for artwork submissions is Friday, August 16.

Artwork will be installed in September.

Submission guidelines:

  • Artists should submit jpgs of artwork to info@beaconarts.org
  • We are looking for work that has a strong graphic quality and can be viewed from a distance
  • The final artwork will consist of two 50″ w x 60″ h panels
  • The artwork selected should fit within the proportions of the bus shelter panels
  • Vinyl printing and installation are provided by BeaconArts at no charge to the artist
  • Artists should be current BeaconArts Members

Image Credit: Zachary Skinner Bus Shelter on 9D, 2018-19