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.

Calling All Beacon Poets!

September 6, 2018

Beacon Poet Laureate applications due September 7th

Do you like to wax poetic? You could be the next Beacon Poet Laureate! So what exactly does the Poet Laureate do? The Beacon Poet Laureate will act as an advocate for poetry, on behalf of the City of Beacon, by promoting and emphasizing the importance of poetry in our community. The selected Beacon Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020.)

The deadline to receive the completed application package (pdf) is September 7, 2018.

The Beacon Poet Laureate Nominating Committee will review all submissions and select a Beacon Poet Laureate. The name of the selected poet will be announced on a date to be determined in November 2018. Find the application and all the details at

Grant Deadline Upcoming: USArtists International 2018-2019

September 5, 2018

USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the 2018-2019 program guidelines and application deadlines. The online application is available now! Don’t miss the deadline on September 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2018 and December 14, 2019. Click here for additional deadlines.

How to apply for USArtists International
Step 1: Read program guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility. Guidelines have been revised for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. Join us for a webinar below!
Step 2: Review the work sample instructions.
Step 3: Complete the online application. (Open now!)

Creative Fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

September 4, 2018

Are you an author, visual artist, or composer residing in Delaware, Maryland, New York, or West Virginia?
Apply now for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and be considered for a 2019 Creative Fellowship, supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Resident artists are provided with private studios, room and board, and the company of other artists from around the nation for intensive, self-guided creative exploration and development. Creative Fellows also receive a travel subsidy.

September 2018 Artscast

Arts Mid-Hudson Launches Monthly Newburgh Arts & Action Mixer

NEWBURGH: Arts Mid-Hudson has launched a monthly mixer in Newburgh to connect artists, community members, local elected officials and business leaders in an effort to bridge connections with the arts community. The first of these mixers will be on Tuesday, September 11, with a 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.

The mixer is a collaborative effort with community partners: Grit Works, Newburgh Art Supply, Orange County Arts Council, Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, and Thornwillow Institute.

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. The mixer begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social period and then moves into an agenda. Attendees are invited to bring promotional materials and business cards.

Location: Thornwillow Institute, 7 S Lander St, Newburgh, NY. Food available for purchase provided by Caffe Macchiato. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested but not required: Future Newburgh Arts & Action mixers will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, same time and location.

Funding Available

August 8, 2018

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…)

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opportunity

You are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit your sculpture at a new art park in Mt. Tremper NY, next to the upscale Emerson Resort and Spa. It is at a train station operated by “Rail Explorers” pedal-power rail rides. (See site photos attached.) An acre or two of open grass with an ample parking area. Very high visibility from Rt 28, a well traveled tourist road. Road traffic pauses at the train crossing gates while rail cars cross the road, about once every hour. The station building will become an “ARTS INFO DEPOT”, Where local artists and arts groups can display brochures, posters, flyers, business cards and hang interior art installations. The roadside billboard will say: “Arts Information Here!” (more…)

Workshop: Business 101 for Artists and Makers

July 30, 2018

If you love to create, and want to sell your products, this 5-week class will get you started with practical advice, money-saving tips, and personal guidance. Appropriate for artists, crafters, photographers, designers and creators of all types.
Dates & Time: All Classes are from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  1. Developing Your Brand: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  2. Marketing and Social Media: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  3. Pricing Your Handmade Products: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  4. Selling Your Products: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  5. Record-Keeping & Course Review: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Click here to reserve your spot.
Cost: All 5 Sessions – $125 (AMH Members) $135 (Non Members)
Individual Courses – $35 (AMH Members) $45 (Non Members)
Instructor: Karen Berelowitz – Click here for full details on workshop