Teaching Artists Wanted: Deadline: December 9, 2018

November 29, 2018

Have a skill you would love to teach others? Interested in teaching a workshop at Arts Mid-Hudson? Our front gallery space is perfect for learning/teaching a new skill. Apply to be one of our teaching artists for 2019.

Click here to fill out the application 
Questions? Contact Melissa – 845-454-3222 or melissa@artsmidhudson.org

2019 Dutchess County Poet Laureate CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

Nominations may come from individuals or organizations within or outside Dutchess County. Poets may self nominate. Nominees for the Dutchess County Poet Laureate must:

  1. Reside in Dutchess County for at least two years.
  2. Be a published author with a body of high quality work.
  3. Be comfortable in the performance of poetry in public.
  4. Be interested in presenting a sense of the community through poetry.
  5. Be willing to advocate and educate people about poetry.

Nominations for 2019 Dutchess County’s Poet Laureate must be submitted by January 2, 2019 to the Arts Mid-Hudson office. Click here for more details and to fill out the online application.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 2019 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award

November 21, 2018

Nominations Due November 30, 2018

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has extended the nomination deadline for the 2019 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award. Named after MAAF’s Executive Director from 1994-2017, the Alan Cooper Award honors an arts leader who has impacted the arts sector in meaningful ways including creating model programs, developing innovative partnerships, and embodying dedication to the arts and diverse artistic expression. Though not necessary for nomination, MAAF is interested in recognizing an arts leader who has made significant contributions via public-private partnerships or in international cultural exchange.

Nominations are now being accepted through Friday, November 30, 2018. Eligible nominees will have demonstrated impactful leadership in the arts within MAAF’s nine state region of DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, or WV. For more information please go to http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/alan-cooper-leadership-in-the-arts-award/

The awardee will be selected in spring 2019 and be recognized at the May 2019 MAAF board meeting. In addition to the acknowledgement event, the awardee will receive a cash honorarium of $2,500.

For more information, please contact Adam Plantz at adamp@midatlanticarts.org or via telephone at 410.539.6656 x102.

USArtists International Deadline Approaching on November 30!

The USArtists International (USAI) application is open and the second deadline of the 2018-2019 program cycle is Friday, November 30, 2018 for engagements taking place between March 15, 2019, and March 14, 2020. If you applied at the September deadline, you will be notified by November 27.

Committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets abroad. Determine if you are eligible by reviewing the program guidelines.

Interested in learning more?Join us for our webinars!

Call For Artists: 6th Annual Catalyst Small Works Show

October 23, 2018

December 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Deadline to submit: November 17th

Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media of many kinds will be considered. No video. Submit up to four quality jpegs (labeled w/your last name and/or title) to info@catalystgallery.com. Include in the email your name, email, address, phone number, website, instagram, and title/media/dimensions/price of each work. (more…)

October’s Newburgh Arts & Action Meeting

October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 9th | 6 – 8pm

Thornwillow Institute, 7 S. Lander Street, Newburgh

Join us for the monthly mixer to connect artists, community members, local elected officials and business leaders so that we can all enjoy a better place to live and work. Our goal is to provide Orange County creatives with an opportunity to meet and learn about arts-related activities, opportunities and possible collaborations in the community. It promises to be a valuable opportunity for anyone involved in the arts in the Newburgh/Orange County area.

This event is free and open to the public. The mixer will start with a social period before moving on to an agenda. Food available for purchase provided by Caffe Macchiato.

Dutchess Handmade: Calls for Artists & Makers

October 3, 2018

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 October 7, 2018
Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Closing: December 19, 2018
Location: Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY

Apply here


3rd Annual Pet Photo Halloween Extravaganza

September 27, 2018

Call for Vendors: Animal Lovers, Makers and Artists.

Reserve your spot for a fun fall festival celebrating the arts and our beloved animal friends.

During the day families come to have their photo taken with their pets at On Location Studios. ($20 – receive (1) 5×7 – proceeds to to Arts Mid-Hudson) During this time they are entered to into our pet costume contest (prizes worth over $200). Vendors will be set up in the parking lot with high visibility from Rt 44 (near Adams in Poughkeepsie).

Event Date: October 27, 2018: 10am – 4pm | (Set up as early as 7:30am)

Location: 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie

Vendor Pricing: $30 – AMH Members, $40 – NonMembers. Must bring table or tent (no larger than 10′ x 10′), event happening rain or shine, space limited to the first 20 vendors

Apply Here

Funding Available | Final Information Sessions

September 24, 2018

Over $100,000 Available
Intent to Apply: Deadline November 1, 201

  • Individual Artist Commission
  • Project Grants
  • Arts Learning Grant

*All artistic disciplines are eligible

Funds support arts-related activities, which may include workshops, exhibits, performances, concerts, festivals, screenings, readings, cultural programming, artist-initiated projects, and public school arts residencies in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. Complete eligibility and guidelines for all three categories here. (more…)

Special discount for BeaconArts members at Garrison Art Center

September 11, 2018

Upcoming Printmaking workshops and classes at Garrison Art Center

Hello Beacon Printmakers and artists interested in learning more about Printmaking!

We have so many new things happening in the Garrison Art Center print studio this fall and we would love to have artists from Beacon to come down and try one of our classes or workshops.

Use the Promo Code 12508 to get $10 of any class or workshop.   (one promo code allowed per transaction)

PROCESS + printmaking Workshop Series

All of these 3 hour workshops are open to all skill levels.

Quick and Candid Printmaking on September 8 with Andrea Connor. Taught by our Printmaking Studio Manager, this workshop lets folks experiment with collagraph and drypoint techniques.

Monotypes Workshop on September 9 with Elana Goren. There will be a class on monotypes starting a week after this workshop, so if you want to try it out this is a great opportunity.

Postcard Printmaking on October 7 with Emily Sylvester. We are happy to welcome Emily back with this popular workshop again.

Print to Wear: T-Shirt Printing on October 13 with Melissa Schlobohm. Melissa is back showing folks how to make shirts like the ones she creates for her line Fledgling Press.

Fall Classes

We have a plethora of different types of printmaking classes this autumn! 

Making Monotypes with Elana Goren starts on September 16
Intro to Relief Printmaking with Emily Sylvester starts on September 19
Intro to Intaglio with Andrea Connor starts on September 20
Screen Printing Techniques with Andrea Connor starts on September 22
Turkish Marbling & Bookbinding with Christina Di Marco starts on October 2
Reductive Print Techniques with Melissa Schlobohm starts on October 25

Print Club

Also, Print Club is back on Thursday evenings, 6pm-9pm. This is an ongoing opportunity for those with prior printing experience to share the studio space and enjoy an opportunity to be with other like minded folks.