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.

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 www.beaconlibrary.org.

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.