Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

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. 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 permanent collection comprises more than 5,000 works of art, with areas of focus that include American Art, with an emphasis on the Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions, 19th, 20th and 21st century photography and metals. A small but excellent "world collection" of art and artifacts dating back to ancient times and representing diverse cultures enhances the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. The Dorsky's temporary exhibition program includes exhibitions drawn from the museum's collection as well as exhibitions, installations, and projects by nationally and internationally recognized artists. Each summer the Museum sponsors thematic exhibitions of work by Hudson Valley artists, featuring works by artists living in the mid-Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain regions.

Dorsky types are excited for y’all to come to our opening party/reception for the spring shows: : : Jan Sawka, Leonard C...
02/07/2020

Dorsky types are excited for y’all to come to our opening party/reception for the spring shows: : :
Jan Sawka, Leonard Contino, a stack of Hudson Valley artists. Full info at our website (link in profile).
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Event at 5p but you can come see starting at 11a!
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#npsocial🔸🔹 #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyartists #leonardcontino #jansawka #jansawkaposters #jansawkascaliforniadream #totallydedicated

We are excited for the whole of our spring exhibitions to be open! Contino’s bird has been patiently waiting to see you ...
02/03/2020

We are excited for the whole of our spring exhibitions to be open! Contino’s bird has been patiently waiting to see you for a couple of weeks, but on Saturday the other shows will welcome you, too.
Hope to see you all then!
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1. Contino 2. Sawka 3. Geiger 4. Hiroshige 5. Silk handkerchief
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#npsocial🔸🔹 @spacetime_co @geiger_charles @hannasawka #leonardcontino #hvartist #hvartists #jansawka @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

Here we go again! Installing for “Collecting Local,” 20 Hudson Valley artists in 1 gallery. ..#Repost from @anna.conlan ...
01/29/2020

Here we go again!
Installing for “Collecting Local,” 20 Hudson Valley artists in 1 gallery.
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#Repost from @anna.conlan
#dorskymuseum #npsocial #hudsonvalleyartists

Jan Sawka’s studio. Of the many media that Jan produced in, his sketchbooks are outstanding. Each one is like a tiny, sp...
01/27/2020

Jan Sawka’s studio.
Of the many media that Jan produced in, his sketchbooks are outstanding. Each one is like a tiny, sparkling gem to open and marvel at. We were lucky to have a bit of a guided tour from Hanna and Hanka. Here are a few glints.
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#jansawka #sketchbooks #highfallsny #hudsonvalleyartist #ashokanrailtrail #npsocial🔸🔹
👁 Exhibition opens on February 8th.

Leonard Contino in his kitchen studio with his bird companion. ...#lennycontino #leonardcontino #hardedgepainting #diffa...
01/20/2020

Leonard Contino in his kitchen studio with his bird companion.
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#lennycontino #leonardcontino #hardedgepainting #diffability #npsocial #totallydedicated

Happy 2020! 💥💥..Leonard Contino, “Moon Year Majec,” 1972, courtesy the Estate of Leonard Contino (exhibition opens 1/22/...
01/01/2020

Happy 2020! 💥💥
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Leonard Contino, “Moon Year Majec,” 1972, courtesy the Estate of Leonard Contino (exhibition opens 1/22/20)
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#npsocial #leonardcontino #contino #spacetime #precisioninpainting

Greetings and salutations! Look forward to seeing you all in the new year! #leonardcontino #jansawka #hudsonvalleyartist...
12/24/2019

Greetings and salutations! Look forward to seeing you all in the new year! #leonardcontino #jansawka #hudsonvalleyartists #npsocial

Honoring Marcuse Pfeifer!Held at the Rubin Museum, NYC
12/21/2019

Honoring Marcuse Pfeifer!
Held at the Rubin Museum, NYC

Honoring Marcuse Pfeifer!
Held at the Rubin Museum, NYC

Saying farewell and A la Prossima Volta to some of our favorite works from the @magazzino show. (Just a note: Wayne is n...
12/11/2019

Saying farewell and A la Prossima Volta to some of our favorite works from the @magazzino show.

(Just a note: Wayne is not putting pressure on the work, merely spotting just in case.)
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#artepovera #boetti #calzolari #kounellis @jannis_kounellis @alighieroboettiblog @pierpaolocalzolari #packingitin @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

12/08/2019

A snippet from today’s concert and talk, Alex Peh playing Debussy’s Prelude: Ce qu’a vu le Vent d’ouest.
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#npsocial @snpfpa #debussy #yamahapiano #tonalism

Sunday! Music in the Museum: “Tonalism and Debussy” concert in the galleries. Come listen, watch, and wander. 2 pm. .Plu...
12/07/2019

Sunday! Music in the Museum: “Tonalism and Debussy” concert in the galleries. Come listen, watch, and wander. 2 pm.
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Plus, it’s the final day of both “Tonalism” and “Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis” exhibitions.
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#npsocial @snpfpa @magazzino #boetti #calzolari #kounellis #alexpeh #debussy #tonalism #bfa #musicinthemuseum

This year’s fall BFA exhibition runs every day 12/6-12/15, 11-5p. Opening reception Friday, 5-7p!!1. Gabby Witkowski, 2....
12/05/2019

This year’s fall BFA exhibition runs every day 12/6-12/15, 11-5p.
Opening reception Friday, 5-7p!!

1. Gabby Witkowski, 2. Ryan Young 3. & 6. Brendan Mark 4. Echo S. Goff 5. Abbey Fisher

#npsocial @snpfpa @npsculpture @newpaltzpainting @newpaltzceramics @newpaltzprintmaking_ @photonp @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

Art is only one part of the museum. Without all of our supporters, artists, participants, ambassadors, students, board, ...
11/28/2019

Art is only one part of the museum. Without all of our supporters, artists, participants, ambassadors, students, board, campus, and community, a room full of objects would be only that. We are thankful to all of you for joining us in the joyful work of creating a place for culture, creativity, and community!
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#npsocial #thanksgiving #grateful #tonalism @snpfpa @dorskyambassadors

Happy Gathering! While we are closed and won’t be able to join you, we hope you find yourself among family, friends, and...
11/27/2019

Happy Gathering! While we are closed and won’t be able to join you, we hope you find yourself among family, friends, and plenty of dogs!
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Meanwhile, enjoy this outdoor feast (in piazza, perhaps?) with strange contraption and dogs by Eugene Ludins (b. Ukraine 1909).
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#npsocial #dogsofart #dogscomingoutofcakes #eugeneludins #inkonpaper #ukrainianartist #thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! (Eugene Ludins (b. Ukraine 1904-1996), Untitled, n.d.). Here's hoping Thanksgiving finds you with fa...
11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! (Eugene Ludins (b. Ukraine 1904-1996), Untitled, n.d.). Here's hoping Thanksgiving finds you with family, friends, and plenty of dogs! (BTW, We are closed this week.)

It is a great weekend to visit The Dorsky! On Saturday, 10/26 at 2pm, Francesco Guzzetti, curator of "Paper Media: Boett...
10/25/2019

It is a great weekend to visit The Dorsky! On Saturday, 10/26 at 2pm, Francesco Guzzetti, curator of "Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis" will speak about the exhibition and on Sunday, 10/27 at 2pm, accomplished local painter Kevin Cook will lead a workshop on developing a tonalist palette. For more information, visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/public_programs.html

We are closed this weekend, October 12 & 13 for Fall Break. But get out to see the autumn leaves around the area!...#nps...
10/12/2019

We are closed this weekend, October 12 & 13 for Fall Break. But get out to see the autumn leaves around the area!
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#npsocial #tonalism #autumnleaves @newpaltzchamber #newpaltz @magazzino #shawankgunks @mohonkpreserve

Join us tomorrow! Saturday 10/5 at 2:00 curator Candice Madey will talk about curating the 2019 edition of our annual re...
10/04/2019

Join us tomorrow! Saturday 10/5 at 2:00 curator Candice Madey will talk about curating the 2019 edition of our annual regional, Hudson Valley Artists.
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#npsocial #hudsonvalleyartists #madnessinvegetables @stellarprojectsnyc @rivervalleyartscollective

It’s Bonnard’s birthday! Having no Bonnards in our collection, I thought Andy Warhol's “Ballet Slippers” (1970) would be...
10/03/2019

It’s Bonnard’s birthday! Having no Bonnards in our collection, I thought Andy Warhol's “Ballet Slippers” (1970) would be a nice stand-in. Happy Birthday Pierre!
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@warholfoundation #standin #dancers @thewarholmuseum #balletslippers #ballet #npsocial @photonp @photographmag #bonnard
Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program

Timeline Photos
10/01/2019

Timeline Photos

Happy Public Lands day! Here's a view of east coast Dewey Beach (1946) by Eliot Elisofon who dedicated his life to the c...
09/30/2019

Happy Public Lands day!
Here's a view of east coast Dewey Beach (1946) by Eliot Elisofon who dedicated his life to the capture of "factual records of America." Photography was a socially conscious, lifelong pursuit that established him as both a humanist and a pioneer of 20th-century American photojournalism. (see Life mag and any of his 20 books).

Congrats to Jeffrey Gibson for receiving the "Genius" grant! We are proud to have been able to exhibit his work in our 2...
09/27/2019
MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Attest To 'Power Of Individual Creativity'

Congrats to Jeffrey Gibson for receiving the "Genius" grant! We are proud to have been able to exhibit his work in our 2015 exhibition "Geometries of Difference." https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/763748204/macarthur-genius-grant-winners-attest-to-power-of-individual-creativity

As usual, the more than two dozen winners in 2019 span a range of fields, from fiction and cartoons to neuroscience and theoretical geophysics. Now they've got one important accolade in common.

Jannis Kounellis’s invitation card for his 1960 exhibition at Galleria la Tartaruga shows his rhythmically-placed, struc...
09/19/2019

Jannis Kounellis’s invitation card for his 1960 exhibition at Galleria la Tartaruga shows his rhythmically-placed, structural letters...“because space is always rhythmic.”

(With his “Segnali” in the background)
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@magazzino #kounellis exhibiting in @labiennale #celant #germanocelant @jannis_kounellis #constructivism #kasimirmalevich #francescoguzzetti

Homer Dodge Martin’s painting of the Ausable Valley and Mount Marcy positively glows. It cracks through any blasé of the...
09/13/2019

Homer Dodge Martin’s painting of the Ausable Valley and Mount Marcy positively glows. It cracks through any blasé of the morning the minute the lights go on.
(Homer Dodge Martin, “Ausable Valley and Mt. Marcy,” 1866, oil on canvas, Century Association, NYC)
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#homerdodgemartin #ausablevalley #tonalism @nysmuseum #npsocial #painting #hudsonriverschool @mountaineerbandana #adirondacks @adirondacks_ny @visitadirondacks @adirondackcouncil

Karen Quinn, from the @nysmuseum , now speaking about Tonalism in the exhibition she curated, “Tonalism: Pathway from th...
09/06/2019

Karen Quinn, from the @nysmuseum , now speaking about Tonalism in the exhibition she curated, “Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art.”

#newyorkstatemuseum #painting #tonalism #hrs #oiloncanvas

Three-quarter portrait of a pair of paintings in “Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art”, taken i...
09/03/2019

Three-quarter portrait of a pair of paintings in “Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art”, taken in the morning light before opening. Sublime.

This Saturday from 5-7pm join us for the full view of these beauties and many others.

@ualbanyartmuseum #painting #tonalism #paintings #hudsonriverschool #morninglight #awesomegoldframes

Installing the Kounellis work in “Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis”. After reading through the exhibition catal...
09/03/2019

Installing the Kounellis work in “Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis”.
After reading through the exhibition catalogue, which gives deep insight into the works in the show, I can’t wait to head back into the exhibition to fully explore these pieces.

Opening reception this Saturday 5-7p. Come discuss with the curator, Francesco Guzzetti and the whole Magazzino crew. @magazzino .
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#boetti #pierpaolocalzolari #calzolari #kounellisjannis #magazzino #artepovera #printmaking #npsocial🔸🔹

When life gives you petunias, take pics. This weekend come see our continuing Hudson Valley Artists exhibition “Madness ...
08/16/2019

When life gives you petunias, take pics. This weekend come see our continuing Hudson Valley Artists exhibition “Madness in Vegetables” open 11-5 each day. And petunias.
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#hudsonvalleyartists #hudsonvalleyart #npsocial

Happy Birthday Emil Nolde!Nolde (b. Germany, 1867–1956) was a German painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Exp...
08/07/2019

Happy Birthday Emil Nolde!
Nolde (b. Germany, 1867–1956) was a German painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century. He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.

“Head of a Woman,” c. 1919, Watercolor, 19x14 in., gift of Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1954.002.004
#watercolor #germanexpressionism #germanexpressionist #emilnolde #borgenichtgallery

Phyllis Gay Palmer’s “Leaping Squirrels” (2016) just unwrapped (like a gift!) in the early prep for this year’s Hudson V...
06/03/2019

Phyllis Gay Palmer’s “Leaping Squirrels” (2016) just unwrapped (like a gift!) in the early prep for this year’s Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, “Madness in Vegetables”. So many other cool works in the show. Opens 6/15.
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#npsocial #phyllisgaypalmer #hudsonvalleyartists #hudsonvalleyartist #squirrels #madnessinvegetables #jammes

Emily Brownawell puts the finishing touches on her installation for her thesis exhibition “Traces”. ...#npsocial @newpal...
05/17/2019

Emily Brownawell puts the finishing touches on her installation for her thesis exhibition “Traces”.
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#npsocial @newpaltzceramics #ceramics @ceramicscentre @emilybrownawell

The last (and loveliest?) of our four thesis shows opens tomorrow evening, Friday 7-9p. Come and join us for the post gr...
05/17/2019

The last (and loveliest?) of our four thesis shows opens tomorrow evening, Friday 7-9p. Come and join us for the post grad graduation ceremony fun. Ephemeral beauty.
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#npsocial #sculpture #metals #metalsmith #mfa #ceramics @npmfa @npsculpture @newpaltzceramics @newpaltzprintmaking_ @newpaltzmetal @n @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA)

One of the best parts of the thesis installation... family and friends pitching in to make it happen. Shown: the work of...
05/09/2019

One of the best parts of the thesis installation... family and friends pitching in to make it happen. Shown: the work of Sharon Strauss, Jolynn Santiago, B. Jensen Hale, and Geuryung Lee.

Opening reception 5/10, 5-7p
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#npsocial @snpfpa @newpaltzmetal @npsculpture @newpaltzceramics @newpaltzprintmaking_ #mfa #printmaking #metal #metalwork #sculpture @sculpture_magazine #activism #mushrooms

One of the best parts of the thesis installation... family and friends pitching in to make it happen. Shown: the work of...
05/09/2019

One of the best parts of the thesis installation... family and friends pitching in to make it happen. Shown: the work of Sharon Strauss, Jolynn Santiago, B. Jensen Hale, and Geuryung Lee.

Opening reception 5/10, 5-7p
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#npsocial @snpfpa @newpaltzmetal @npsculpture @newpaltzceramics @newpaltzprintmaking_ #mfa #printmaking #metal #metalwork #sculpture @sculpture_magazine #activism #mushrooms

Tonight! The second of four thesis exhibitions, opening 5-7pm.We are open 11-5 daily through Tuesday. Come see the excel...
05/03/2019

Tonight! The second of four thesis exhibitions, opening 5-7pm.
We are open 11-5 daily through Tuesday. Come see the excellent work!

#npsocial🔸🔹 @newpaltzmetal @newpaltzprintmaking_ @newpaltzceramics @npsculpture @snpfpa

04/12/2019
Did you miss the opening? Well, don't miss the closing! Linda Mary Montano will be joined this weekend by The Gland Doct...
04/12/2019

Did you miss the opening? Well, don't miss the closing! Linda Mary Montano will be joined this weekend by The Gland Doctors, an Interfaith Palliative Chaplain, the president of Riverview Funeral Home, and a cast of many more!

Saturday 2p: Conversations on Death and Dying, Sunday 3p: a Closing Performance for "The Art/Life Hospital".
Performance: Linda Mary Montano Linda Mary Montano

Did you miss the opening? Well, don’t miss the closing! Linda Mary Montano will be joined this weekend by The Gland Doct...
04/12/2019

Did you miss the opening? Well, don’t miss the closing! Linda Mary Montano will be joined this weekend by The Gland Doctors, an Interfaith Palliative Chaplain, the president of Riverview Funeral Home, and a cast of many more!

Saturday 2p: Conversations on Drath and Dying, Sunday 3p: A Closing Performance for “The Art/Life Hospital”.

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#npsocial #lindamontano #lindamarymontano #art/life #performanceart #dancing

The last days of “Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital” are nigh. In 2 weeks LMM will leave the building. Come join...
03/28/2019

The last days of “Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital” are nigh. In 2 weeks LMM will leave the building. Come join her for the closing celebration 4/14 3-5 pm.
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#npsocial #lindamontano #lindamarymontano #art/lifehospital #glanddoctors

What does our little dog effigy do when the museum is closed? We like to think that it jumps off of its pedestal and mak...
03/19/2019

What does our little dog effigy do when the museum is closed? We like to think that it jumps off of its pedestal and makes the rounds in the quiet and darkened rooms, checking in with all of the other souls.

Closed for Spring Break this week! Reopening on March 27th, at which point our pup will be settled back onto her pedestal.
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Unknown Pre-Colombian Colina artisan, Dog Effigy Vessel, c. 300, ceramic, gift of Arnold Blanch, 1980.002.012
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#nightatthemuseum #springbreak #colina #precolumbian #precolumbianart #dogs_of_world #dogsofinstagram #npsocial

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1 Hawk Dr
New Paltz, NY
12561

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For directions to the Dorsky, visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/information/museumvisit.html

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Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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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