Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards Nominations are Now Open

April 6, 2016

Beacon's Ballet Arts Studio, 2015 Arts Organization Awardee

Beacon’s Ballet Arts Studio 2015 Arts Organization Awardee

Nominations must be received by May 2, 2016

www.artsmidhudson.org for additional information


Call for Entries

January 20, 2016

Far-and-Wide-2016-thumbnailFar and Wide: The 8th Annual Woodstock Regional Exhibition
Juror: Jason Rosenfeld, Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, and co-curator of River Crossings(2015) held at the historic homes of Thomas Cole (Cedar Grove) and Frederic Edwin Church (Olana) which featured contemporary art in these spaces for the first time. Open to artists in Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who can hand deliver and pick-up works selected by juror. Cash Prizes. Online applications only. Deadline: March 6, midnight. For complete information including important guidelines, fees, and link to online application go to: www.woodstockart.org/far-wide-2016/

OPEN Call for Artist Book Show + Signing

January 7, 2016

rwglogogoldwDEADLINE: February 16, 2016

Greetings, Artists!

This is an OPEN Call for an Artist Book Show and Book Signing, March 12 – April 3, 2016 – a juried show at RiverWinds Gallery.   The Artist Book may be a photobook, novel, coloring book or any type book created by the artist.

The RiverWinds March show will be Artist Books and 2 or 3 framed images from your book.

LOCATION: RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY, 12508 (more…)

The Beacon Music Factory Scholarship Fund

bmf compositeHowdy Folks,

Here at BMF we get to help so many kinds of students make the music they want to make for the reasons they want to make it.  Aspirations of greatness and aspirations for a good time are taken with equal measure.  What we’re serious about is making music and helping everyone we can do the same on their terms.

The student body here is equal parts adults and kids.  Classical, rock, jazz, cyber, and folk students are welcome.  Our teaching staff is just as mixed: from the conservatory-trained to the divebar learn’ed. This blend is what defines BMF—and the community here.  We staff realize what a unique thing it is to be teaching here among peers with such disparate backgrounds. And then we go so far as to play together, like the recent Linda Ronstadt tribute show at The Falcon.  There’s more than tolerance here among staff; there is genuine appreciation for one another.  We look to one another as if to say, ‘what I can learn from you?’

We share music-making in this very same way with our students. There are so many kinds of people, students. And just as many kinds of music to be made.

The day we opened (four years ago next month) we established a scholarship fund. To make it possible for motivated and interested students to engage in music lessons and classes at Beacon Music Factory it seemed imperative.   Because we are not a non-profit, the fund lives at Arts MidHudson (formerly Dutchess County Arts Council).  The fund is pretty modest, but it is there. (more…)

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