Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA) http://newpaltz.edu/museum

https://twitter.com/DorskyMuseum The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz (The Dorsky) is located at the center of the SUNY New Paltz campus.
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It is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system, with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries. Through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, the Dorsky supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. The Dorsky's

It is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system, with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries. Through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, the Dorsky supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. The Dorsky's

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Our spring exhibitions are up through * July 11th *. Don't miss them!  Here are a couple of views of the "Kathy Goodell:...
06/24/2021

Our spring exhibitions are up through * July 11th *. Don't miss them!
Here are a couple of views of the "Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop" and "Lewis Hine: Child Labor Investigator" exhibitions. Also on view for your participatory pleasure is "DIRT: Inside Landscapes," as well, you can see selections from our permanent collection.
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#kathygoodell #lewishine #landscapes #dorskymuseum #permanentcollection #npsocial #artmuseum #artistinresidence @npsculpture #dirt #dirtscapes #owningearth #envirionmentaljustice #ecoart #ecologicalart #interactiveart #communityart #sociallyengagedart #earthworks #photography #photojournalism #howardgreenberg #dorskycollection #childlabor #agriculture #documentation

Happy Pride!! .We are so excited about our upcoming exhibition "Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett's Art Colony for...
06/22/2021

Happy Pride!!
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We are so excited about our upcoming exhibition "Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett's Art Colony for Women," curated by Anna Conlan. It will share Millett’s vision for the Farm, her artwork, and that of the artists who visited.
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The author of "Sexual Politics," Millett (1934–2017) bought an old farmhouse just outside of Poughkeepsie. By the late 1970s, plans for a women’s art colony were underway. Women came to the Farm to help renovate the buildings and make living quarters, a dark room, a sculpture studio, and screen-printing facilities. A place where artists were working together, and women could experience communal living and freedoms that weren’t yet possible elsewhere, Millett described this colony as “life after the revolution.”
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photograph: @sethdavidrubin
#katemillett #katemillettfarm #pride #silkscreen #feministicon

Happy Pride!!
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We are so excited about our upcoming exhibition "Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett's Art Colony for Women," curated by Anna Conlan. It will share Millett’s vision for the Farm, her artwork, and that of the artists who visited.
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The author of "Sexual Politics," Millett (1934–2017) bought an old farmhouse just outside of Poughkeepsie. By the late 1970s, plans for a women’s art colony were underway. Women came to the Farm to help renovate the buildings and make living quarters, a dark room, a sculpture studio, and screen-printing facilities. A place where artists were working together, and women could experience communal living and freedoms that weren’t yet possible elsewhere, Millett described this colony as “life after the revolution.”
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photograph: @sethdavidrubin
#katemillett #katemillettfarm #pride #silkscreen #feministicon

FRIDAY FINDS.In celebration of Juneteenth, we’re highlighting Jean-Marc Superville Sovak's work, “a-Historical Landscape...
06/18/2021

FRIDAY FINDS
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In celebration of Juneteenth, we’re highlighting Jean-Marc Superville Sovak's work, “a-Historical Landscape #4 (Peekskill Landing),” from our collection. This piece comes from Superville Sovak’s series of prints called “a-Historical Landscapes” which explore the absence of black individuals in works of 19th-century landscape prints.
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Using original prints of Hudson Valley landscapes from the 1800s, Superville Sovak superimposes upon them images taken from antislavery tracts, creating a new narrative to be interpreted in these works. In this piece, the artist’s addition can be noted in the lower left corner of the image, where figures are gathered over a view of Peekskill Landing. By juxtaposing these images, which occurred simultaneously in American history, Superville Sovak begins to decolonize the accepted art historical conventions that often define the style of 19th-century landscape paintings.
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Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a contemporary artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. Notably, Superville Sovak is best known for his engravings, like the one seen above, that are heavily inspired by his own life and the community that surrounds him. Beyond his work as an artist, he also serves as a museum educator, guide, and lecturer at various institutions across New York State.
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@supersovak #juneteenth #engraving #hudsonvalley
#hudsonvalleyartist #a-historical # peekskill #peekskilllanding #landscapes

FRIDAY FINDS
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In celebration of Juneteenth, we’re highlighting Jean-Marc Superville Sovak's work, “a-Historical Landscape #4 (Peekskill Landing),” from our collection. This piece comes from Superville Sovak’s series of prints called “a-Historical Landscapes” which explore the absence of black individuals in works of 19th-century landscape prints.
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Using original prints of Hudson Valley landscapes from the 1800s, Superville Sovak superimposes upon them images taken from antislavery tracts, creating a new narrative to be interpreted in these works. In this piece, the artist’s addition can be noted in the lower left corner of the image, where figures are gathered over a view of Peekskill Landing. By juxtaposing these images, which occurred simultaneously in American history, Superville Sovak begins to decolonize the accepted art historical conventions that often define the style of 19th-century landscape paintings.
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Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a contemporary artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. Notably, Superville Sovak is best known for his engravings, like the one seen above, that are heavily inspired by his own life and the community that surrounds him. Beyond his work as an artist, he also serves as a museum educator, guide, and lecturer at various institutions across New York State.
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@supersovak #juneteenth #engraving #hudsonvalley
#hudsonvalleyartist #a-historical # peekskill #peekskilllanding #landscapes

Ransome, "Gee's Bend Quilter Minnie," 2021, courtesy the artist @ransomegart⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We are SO looking forward to openin...
06/15/2021

Ransome, "Gee's Bend Quilter Minnie," 2021, courtesy the artist @ransomegart
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We are SO looking forward to opening this year’s Hudson Valley Artists: Who Really Cares? Here is just one of the amazing works that you will be able to feast your eyes upon. Curated by @HelenToomer .
Opens 7/7, with an opening reception on Saturday 7/10. See you then!
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"Hudson Valley Artists 2021: Who Really Cares?"
July 7 – November 14, 2021
Curated by Helen Toomer
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#whoreallycares #hudsonvalleyartists2021 #hudsonvalleyartists #hva #hva2021 #hudsonvalleyart #marvingaye
@helentoomer @fpa

FRIDAY FINDS.Known for using non-traditional materials, master jewelry maker Robert Ebendorf (b. 1938) combines chunks o...
06/12/2021

FRIDAY FINDS
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Known for using non-traditional materials, master jewelry maker Robert Ebendorf (b. 1938) combines chunks of the demolished Berlin Wall (Berlin, Germany), which divided East and West Berlin for 28 years after the end of WW II and was torn down by the Berlin people on November 9, 1989.
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“Berlin Wall Brooch” consists of 4 pieces of concrete representing the four zones of the city’s post-war occupation by Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Remnants of paint from the defiant slogans that had accumulated on the Wall during its existence decorate the surface of the brooch. From one of the Cold War’s most iconic expressions of tyranny, Ebendorf has created a badge of celebration of freedom.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #brooch
#jewelry #foundobjectsculpture #berlinwall #RobertEbendorf #jewelrymaking #concretejewelry #concrete #bobebendorf @bobebendorf

FRIDAY FINDS
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Known for using non-traditional materials, master jewelry maker Robert Ebendorf (b. 1938) combines chunks of the demolished Berlin Wall (Berlin, Germany), which divided East and West Berlin for 28 years after the end of WW II and was torn down by the Berlin people on November 9, 1989.
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“Berlin Wall Brooch” consists of 4 pieces of concrete representing the four zones of the city’s post-war occupation by Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Remnants of paint from the defiant slogans that had accumulated on the Wall during its existence decorate the surface of the brooch. From one of the Cold War’s most iconic expressions of tyranny, Ebendorf has created a badge of celebration of freedom.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #brooch
#jewelry #foundobjectsculpture #berlinwall #RobertEbendorf #jewelrymaking #concretejewelry #concrete #bobebendorf @bobebendorf

FRIDAY FINDS.Tod Pardon's large, colorful brooch, "Agaboon," is characteristic of Pardon’s abstracted art jewelry, which...
06/05/2021

FRIDAY FINDS
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Tod Pardon's large, colorful brooch, "Agaboon," is characteristic of Pardon’s abstracted art jewelry, which portrays mythical spirit creatures.
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Made of precious metals and inlaid materials, Pardon creates a screaming figure, which seems to dance on tiny feet. He explains, “Over the past twenty years, the content in my work has been influenced by many elements that are vast, varied, and personal. I see it as an expression of life's inherent duality and instability. There are contradictions of anxiety and humor, good and evil. The humor and color play an important role in contrast to the sometimes screaming pieces.”
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #todpardon @tpardon #agaboon @newpaltzmetal

FRIDAY FINDS
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Tod Pardon's large, colorful brooch, "Agaboon," is characteristic of Pardon’s abstracted art jewelry, which portrays mythical spirit creatures.
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Made of precious metals and inlaid materials, Pardon creates a screaming figure, which seems to dance on tiny feet. He explains, “Over the past twenty years, the content in my work has been influenced by many elements that are vast, varied, and personal. I see it as an expression of life's inherent duality and instability. There are contradictions of anxiety and humor, good and evil. The humor and color play an important role in contrast to the sometimes screaming pieces.”
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #todpardon @tpardon #agaboon @newpaltzmetal

FRIDAY FINDS.Photographer Eric Lindbloom (1934-2020), a native of Michigan, spent most of his life in the Hudson Valley....
05/30/2021

FRIDAY FINDS
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Photographer Eric Lindbloom (1934-2020), a native of Michigan, spent most of his life in the Hudson Valley. He and his wife, the poet Nancy Willard, often summered in Cape Cod, MA, where "Pitch Pine Woods, N. Truro, MA" (2001) was shot. Lindbloom’s darkroom process often involved significant manipulation of lights and darks while developing a photograph, in order to emphasize texture, alter depth of field, and balance composition.
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A study of light as it filters through the pitch pine forest, this silver gelatin print also captures the textures of the flaking, lichen-covered bark of the pines and the crisp, thin grasses common to the salt-air, glacial moraine of the Cape. The angled pine trunks create a rhythm energized by a burst of brightly glistening grass.
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Lindbloom is the author or subject of a number of publications including “Angels at the Arno,” “The River that Runs Two Ways” (with poems by his wife Nancy Willard), “Salt Grass,” “Diana in Sight,” and “Waves.” A founding member of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, his photographs are included in many major collections.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #b&wphotography #truro #pitchpine #ericlindbloom @cpwwpc

FRIDAY FINDS
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Photographer Eric Lindbloom (1934-2020), a native of Michigan, spent most of his life in the Hudson Valley. He and his wife, the poet Nancy Willard, often summered in Cape Cod, MA, where "Pitch Pine Woods, N. Truro, MA" (2001) was shot. Lindbloom’s darkroom process often involved significant manipulation of lights and darks while developing a photograph, in order to emphasize texture, alter depth of field, and balance composition.
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A study of light as it filters through the pitch pine forest, this silver gelatin print also captures the textures of the flaking, lichen-covered bark of the pines and the crisp, thin grasses common to the salt-air, glacial moraine of the Cape. The angled pine trunks create a rhythm energized by a burst of brightly glistening grass.
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Lindbloom is the author or subject of a number of publications including “Angels at the Arno,” “The River that Runs Two Ways” (with poems by his wife Nancy Willard), “Salt Grass,” “Diana in Sight,” and “Waves.” A founding member of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, his photographs are included in many major collections.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #npsocial #b&wphotography #truro #pitchpine #ericlindbloom @cpwwpc

Since we missed having an opening for Kathy Goodell's exhibition in February, we're going to gather on Sunday, 6/6/21! A...
05/25/2021

Since we missed having an opening for Kathy Goodell's exhibition in February, we're going to gather on Sunday, 6/6/21! An in-person feelgood event with music, surprise guests, and a cash bar! It's been far too long.
Please come join us! 2:00pm-4:00pm.
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@kathygoodellart @andrewwoolbright @macpaulmc #npsocial #infra-loop #kathygoodellart

We are excited to drop that we are not only going to be a part of the Upstate Art Weekend 2021 here at the Museum, but a...
05/24/2021

We are excited to drop that we are not only going to be a part of the Upstate Art Weekend 2021 here at the Museum, but are also going to partner up for the "Rooted: Art + Land project," with the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Cronin Gallery, and Women's studio Workshop and also feature our fabulous artist in residence, @emiliehoussart .
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Upstate Art Weekend will be all over the Hudson Valley 8/27-29/2021! #joinusupstate !
#upstateartweekend

We are excited to drop that we are not only going to be a part of the Upstate Art Weekend 2021 here at the Museum, but are also going to partner up for the "Rooted: Art + Land project," with the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Cronin Gallery, and Women's studio Workshop and also feature our fabulous artist in residence, @emiliehoussart .
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Upstate Art Weekend will be all over the Hudson Valley 8/27-29/2021! #joinusupstate !
#upstateartweekend

Hudson Valley artist Grace Bakst Wapner (b. 1934) is widely known for her sculpture she has made for more than 60 years....
05/21/2021

Hudson Valley artist Grace Bakst Wapner (b. 1934) is widely known for her sculpture she has made for more than 60 years. She has a particular love of dance and her sculpture has frequently expressed the risk, hope, and fulfillment of forms in contact with each other.
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The Dorsky's "Scholar's Garden VI" (2002), from the series "A Scholar’s Garden" draws its inspiration from the tradition of Chinese scholar's rocks, in which a rock found in nature, of particular strength and beauty, is displayed on an intricately carved pedestal as a central piece in a contemplative garden.
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In "Scholar's Rock" Wapner creates a small landscape in which a green stem with two buds winds around a pink poppy as they both emerge from the rock-like pedestal. But this is not just a pretty flower. The form of the green stem is ambiguous -- the bud gives a sinister, snake-like appearance to the winding stem as it encircles the poppy. Wapner's rock base provides a subterranean energy, erupting from its red core, feeding the emotional intensity of the dangerous dance between flower and snake. The forms are mineral and vegetal, yet the predicament of the delicate flower encircled by the malevolent snake-stem appeals to us on a human level. We are at first enchanted by the delicate pinks and green, the pale base, the pretty poppy, the flower bud; then we shudder as the dynamic tension of the piece is revealed in the peril of the flower entangled by this ambiguous snake-stem. In this scholar's garden, the forces of nature and the spirit of life are manifest in a delicate, yet fraught, pas de deux.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyartist #npsocial #gracewapner #gracebakstwapner @blantonmuseum @drewuniversity @atbennington @woodstock_byrdcliffe_guild

Hudson Valley artist Grace Bakst Wapner (b. 1934) is widely known for her sculpture she has made for more than 60 years. She has a particular love of dance and her sculpture has frequently expressed the risk, hope, and fulfillment of forms in contact with each other.
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The Dorsky's "Scholar's Garden VI" (2002), from the series "A Scholar’s Garden" draws its inspiration from the tradition of Chinese scholar's rocks, in which a rock found in nature, of particular strength and beauty, is displayed on an intricately carved pedestal as a central piece in a contemplative garden.
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In "Scholar's Rock" Wapner creates a small landscape in which a green stem with two buds winds around a pink poppy as they both emerge from the rock-like pedestal. But this is not just a pretty flower. The form of the green stem is ambiguous -- the bud gives a sinister, snake-like appearance to the winding stem as it encircles the poppy. Wapner's rock base provides a subterranean energy, erupting from its red core, feeding the emotional intensity of the dangerous dance between flower and snake. The forms are mineral and vegetal, yet the predicament of the delicate flower encircled by the malevolent snake-stem appeals to us on a human level. We are at first enchanted by the delicate pinks and green, the pale base, the pretty poppy, the flower bud; then we shudder as the dynamic tension of the piece is revealed in the peril of the flower entangled by this ambiguous snake-stem. In this scholar's garden, the forces of nature and the spirit of life are manifest in a delicate, yet fraught, pas de deux.
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#fridayfinds #inourcollection #dorskycollects #dorskycollection #hvny #dorskyanywhere #museumfromhome #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyartist #npsocial #gracewapner #gracebakstwapner @blantonmuseum @drewuniversity @atbennington @woodstock_byrdcliffe_guild

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LINDA MARY MONTANO: Final Coffin Performance with the Gland Doctors. 3-5. SUNDAY APRIL 14. At 5pm, interactive group dance to ADDICTED TO LOVE. FREE.
LINDA MARY MONTANO: DORSKY: LECTURE: DEATH/GRIEVING/LOSS. Lecture with Lynda Caree, death doula: PATRICK HALVEY, mortician and Montano. APRIL 13, SATURDAY 2PM. FREE
LINDA MARY MONTANO: APRIL 7: UPSTATE WOODSTOCK: LINDA AND TOBE MAKE A TAPE. LINDA AND TOBE CAREY: 1:30 SUNDAY...FREE ; SUNDAY APRIL 7: 1:30 UPSTATE WOODSTOCK: IPHONE INTERACTIVE....FREE
THIS FRIDAY AT THE LIVING SEED: Art Show Reception "Shakti: Universal Sacred Mother" by Mavis Gewant. Friday November 10th 7:30-9:00pm. Join us for this month's Art Show by local artist Mavis Gewant. Her work focuses on Shakti in her many forms; Divine Mother of destruction, transformation, strength, healing and love. The paintings are on watercolor paper with the Harish Johari Wash Painting Technique, which uses layers of watercolor and gouache. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with the artist at this community event.
“Lewis Dube has a unique sense of abstract visual language . .” Kathy Battista – Sothebey’s Institute of Art “Great work…really gets your spatial sense working. – AFA Gallery I am drawn to work that presents me with a view of the world entire, especially if the work reveals views unexpected. The crisp linear world you have created seems to order chaos and we are drawn to that. Then, order is revealed to create its own chaos in its perfection.. We are then presented close-ups that are managed into a view that altogether reveals the thing anew. Then there are the images where color is introduced either in solitary relief or as a sublime cacophony. In all artistic work the ultimate hook for me is where there is a conversation about the fractal universe. Thomas Eldon Anderson
We had a blast last week attending Family Day! Thank you Zach for being such an amazing guide and making it fun for the kids! This exhibit is just so beautiful! http://hvparent.com/family-day-at-the-dorskey-museum-of-art
Long weekend ahead- Extra Time to submit your entry for an outdoor sculpture exhibit- SCULPTORS- Poughkeepsie Farm Project seeks entries for ART ON THE FARM- juried four month outdoor sculpture exhibit at Poughkeepsie Farm Project's 15 acre certified naturally grown C.S.A. on the Vassar Farm property in Poughkeepsie, July 1-October 29, 2017. "Bringing new art to new people". Deadline June 14, 2017. $30 for up to 3 works; $5 each additional piece. $30 stipend to accepted artists for partial costs relating to installation. Jurors: Franc Palaia, Ursula Morgan, Jeff Johnson. Prospectus: [email protected] www.pokartfarm.wix.com/artfarm https://www.facebook.com/2017ArtontheFarm/
Just one more month to go, to submit your entry for an outdoor sculpture exhibit- SCULPTORS- Poughkeepsie Farm Project seeks entries for ART ON THE FARM- juried four month outdoor sculpture exhibit at Poughkeepsie Farm Project's 15 acre certified naturally grown C.S.A. on the Vassar Farm property in Poughkeepsie, July 1-October 29, 2017. "Bringing new work to new people". Deadline June 14, 2017. $30 for up to 3 works; $5 each additional piece. $30 stipend to accepted artists for partial costs relating to installation. Jurors: Franc Palaia, Ursula Morgan, Jeff Johnson. Prospectus: [email protected] FB: https://www.facebook.com/2017ArtontheFarm/ (845) 214-3218. www.pokartfarm.wix.com/artfarm