The Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery

The Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery ART STUDIO & GALLERY
Exhibiting works in watercolor and guest exhibits. Watercolor classes in-studio We’ll finish with a share and discussion of our work.
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STUDIO CLASSES | Tuesdays, Fridays 10-1pm, Select Saturdays 10-1pm. $45
In this 3-hour class instructor, Betsy Jacaruso will guide you in interpreting the landscape from photo reference to a successful composition. We will explore various watercolor techniques, color mixing, and value while encouraging each artist’s individual style and sensibility. VIRTUAL CLASSES | Wednesdays 1-2pm. $25/Sliding

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In this 1 hour live demo, Betsy will take you through her process of interpreting the landscape from a photo. She will share her thoughts on composition, color mixing, and problem-solving to achieve a unified painting. Participants can paint along with the instructor or watch and paint after the live demo. An opportunity to ask questions will be provided. After the demo, students will receive a photo reference and recording along with an image of the completed painting. See reference photos on website.

A few spots left in our JAN / FEB Watercolor Classes! This saturday is our Beginner Intro Part II class with only 2 spot...
01/16/2024

A few spots left in our JAN / FEB Watercolor Classes! This saturday is our Beginner Intro Part II class with only 2 spots left.
There are a few spots left in our February beginner series as well.
Plus, check out the new exhibit in the gallery FOLIA, botanical works by Kate Kester, along with luminous landscapes by Betsy Jacaruso. On view until February 11th. - https://mailchi.mp/937c13f996f6/nightfall-opening-13664104

There is only 20 of our 2024 Desk calendars left ✨ What I like about these is at the end of next year you can still use ...
01/14/2024

There is only 20 of our 2024 Desk calendars left ✨ What I like about these is at the end of next year you can still use the painting sides as desk decor.

Joy Gross1/22/28 - 1/06/24Born Elizabeth Joy Landrum in Beattyville, Kentucky on January 22nd, 1928,  Joy Gross passed a...
01/08/2024

Joy Gross
1/22/28 - 1/06/24

Born Elizabeth Joy Landrum in Beattyville, Kentucky on January 22nd, 1928, Joy Gross passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6th at the age of 95 at Tenbroeck Rehab Center in Lake Katrine, surrounded by her daughters, after a years long struggle with dementia. Joy, the eldest daughter of Genevieve and Oren Landrum, a Presbyterian minister, grew up in the South. Her family moved as her father’s ministry dictated, living in Waynesville, NC, Tifton, GA, Montreat, NC, then nearby Asheville where she got her first job as a telephone operator. She and her husband, Robert R. Gross (deceased), moved with Joy’s three children, Louis, David, and Betsy, and his son, David, to the Rhinebeck area in 1959 and Joy remained a local resident ever since.

She and Bob founded The Pawling Health Manor, a pioneering health retreat, the same year. Trailblazers in their field, they helped thousands of guests with various ailments regain vitality and retain lifelong health through a whole plant-based lifestyle for over three decades. A nutritionist and passionate vegetarian since the age of 14, Joy inspired thousands of people, authoring five books on the subject (including a cookbook published at age 87, “Living Younger Longer”). She was a founding member and, for many decades, a leader of the American Natural Hygiene Society (now known as the National Health Association), a nonprofit founded in 1948 championing a plant-based food lifestyle.

Joy was active in many philanthropic organizations, and staunchly advocated for the local community she loved so much. She served on the board of directors of Rehabilitation Programs Inc, which promoted improved resources for the mentally disabled, for over a decade; she served on the Gala Committee of Winnakee Land Trust for several years, working to preserve and protect open land throughout the Hudson Valley. Joy was also passionate about Rhinebeck’s rich history and served on the board of directors of Rhinebeck Historical Society for over ten years. She was also involved in the effort to preserve and promote historic Wilderstein in Rhinecliff, home of President Roosevelt’s beloved cousin, Daisy Suckley.

An avid reader, Joy loved to write, cook, sew, garden (she cherished her peonies), travel, dance, and play the piano. Inspired by her daughter, Betsy, a prominent Hudson Valley artist , Joy, talented in her own right, enjoyed painting landscapes & still lifes. She parlayed her love of “antiquing” into a gift shop called The Vital Connection in the village of Rhinebeck. Joy was also a proud member of her local bridge group for over forty years.

After converting to Judaism in the late 1960’s, the preacher’s daughter became a member of Temple Beth El in Poughkeepsie. In later years, her religious affiliation became more secular through humanistic Judaism.

Joy is survived by her sister Genevieve Ransom, her brother James Donald Landrum (Donna), children Louis, David, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jacaruso (David Foster), Deborah (Gross) Rodriguez (Hector Rodriguez), and Wendy (Gross) Maitland, grandchildren Cara Joy Hamill (David Ifill). Emma (Jake Hanly) and Matthew Maitland, Eric and Sarah Rodriguez, great grandchildren Seychelle and Soren Ifill, several nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Joy is predeceased by ex-husband Louis A. Jacaruso, husband Robert R. Gross, 18-year partner Ben Reifler, and brother Owen Landrum.

A non-denominational service in memory of Joy and in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 13th, at 11 am, at The Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, NY. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joy’s honor to the Rhinebeck Rotary Club. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 607, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, or made online at https://rhinebeckrotary.square.site/. All gifts are tax deductible and will benefit the Church of the Messiah’s Jayne Brooks Food Pantry providing food to those who are food insecure in our community and Grace Smith House whose mission is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic violence, the Rhinebeck Historical Society, and Winnakee Land Trust.

As we wrap up 2023 during this festive season we, at the studio, extend our heartfelt wishes to you all. Our goal is to ...
12/11/2023

As we wrap up 2023 during this festive season we, at the studio, extend our heartfelt wishes to you all. Our goal is to continue to provide a space where the joy of art and the pursuit of creativity flourish. Beyond that, we value the positive impact art has in our community, as well as providing mental solace for many of us through global and personal challenges. As we express our gratitude for your continued support, we are thrilled to share some exciting offers at the studio.

https://mailchi.mp/5c851c812deb/nightfall-opening-13661616

Bridgeview, watercolor on Arches 140 #, 12 x 12 in., Betsy Jacaruso.
12/07/2023

Bridgeview, watercolor on Arches 140 #, 12 x 12 in., Betsy Jacaruso.

Join us at Gallery 40 at 40 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie, this Saturday, 12/9, 5-7Inspired by Blue Exhibit juried by Sarah Fo...
12/06/2023

Join us at Gallery 40 at 40 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie, this Saturday, 12/9, 5-7
Inspired by Blue Exhibit juried by Sarah Fortner Pierson! Gallery 40
“Cerulean Pines” watercolor by Betsy

This week we were working small in our classes. Small but mighty 💪Two versions, Vanderburg Cove 7 x 5 in. Watercolor.
12/01/2023

This week we were working small in our classes. Small but mighty 💪Two versions, Vanderburg Cove 7 x 5 in. Watercolor.

Anemones, Poured watercolor just went to a new home ✨ We are so glad its Anemone season again, and we can get the best p...
11/29/2023

Anemones, Poured watercolor just went to a new home ✨ We are so glad its Anemone season again, and we can get the best picks at the one and only Battenfeld's Christmas Tree Farm
POURING: With this technique the flowers are masked out with masking fluid or tape, and watercolor is mixed in a cup and poured onto the paper. Using gravity and motion the colors mix in the background. Once dried, the masking is removed and the flowers are painted.

✨ New cards in stock! ✨ Card  #3 is our official Holiday card with "Peace" on the inside, though the message is always r...
11/17/2023

✨ New cards in stock! ✨ Card #3 is our official Holiday card with "Peace" on the inside, though the message is always relevant, and the rest are blank.
1. Under the Veil
2. Vanderburg Cove in the Mist (Original & prints avail.)
3. View from Rhinecliff Dock
4. Quiescent Vert (Prints avail.)
5. Lemurian Storm (Original avail.)
6. Father / Daughter (Prints avail.)

1 for $4, 2 for $7, or six for $20
Mix and match any combination. More varieties in the gallery.

https://betsyjacarusogallery.square.site/shop/notecards-calendars/25

Fort Hill, Cape (vertical), watercolor, 6 x 11.75 in, Betsy Jacaruso.
11/16/2023

Fort Hill, Cape (vertical), watercolor, 6 x 11.75 in, Betsy Jacaruso.

Cape Mist, watercolor, Betsy Jacaruso, 12 x 8.25 in.
11/16/2023

Cape Mist, watercolor, Betsy Jacaruso, 12 x 8.25 in.

Red Marsh, watercolor, 7.75 x 7 in, Betsy Jacaruso.
11/15/2023

Red Marsh, watercolor, 7.75 x 7 in, Betsy Jacaruso.

Quiescent Vert, watercolor. ✉️ Now available in notecards.Link in bio
11/14/2023

Quiescent Vert, watercolor. ✉️ Now available in notecards.
Link in bio

Evening Blues, watercolor, 8.25 x 7.5 in, Betsy Jacaruso.
11/13/2023

Evening Blues, watercolor, 8.25 x 7.5 in, Betsy Jacaruso.

Clearing in the Mist, watercolor, 21.25 x 25.5 in, Betsy Jacaruso. Ready to be framed for the next exhibit.
11/12/2023

Clearing in the Mist, watercolor, 21.25 x 25.5 in, Betsy Jacaruso. Ready to be framed for the next exhibit.

Violet Mist, watercolor, 14 x 13 in, Betsy Jacaruso.
11/11/2023

Violet Mist, watercolor, 14 x 13 in, Betsy Jacaruso.

Milan Reflections, watercolor, Betsy Jacaruso, 10.5 x 14 in.
11/10/2023

Milan Reflections, watercolor, Betsy Jacaruso, 10.5 x 14 in.

Lemurian Night, watercolor framed in this new Italian moulding that we chose because it almost looks like the surface of...
11/09/2023

Lemurian Night, watercolor framed in this new Italian moulding that we chose because it almost looks like the surface of the moon 🌒 Betsy for scale!

As promised, watercolor of the view from the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. 22.25 x 10.25 in.
11/08/2023

As promised, watercolor of the view from the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.
22.25 x 10.25 in.

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in oil on paper, 15.75 x 8 in. A version in watercolor tomorrow →
11/07/2023

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in oil on paper, 15.75 x 8 in. A version in watercolor tomorrow →

Two takes on a rolling hillside, the first watercolor finding a new home with our lovely student, Susan. ✨
11/05/2023

Two takes on a rolling hillside, the first watercolor finding a new home with our lovely student, Susan. ✨

We're excited for the upcoming Beginner Watercolor Intro class, designed to jumpstart individuals into the world of wate...
11/05/2023

We're excited for the upcoming Beginner Watercolor Intro class, designed to jumpstart individuals into the world of watercolor. This offering is ideal for those who missed out on the beginner series or for those seeking a fresh creative experience. In this single 3-hour crash course, we'll delve into the fundamental elements of watercolor painting. Now nothing stands between you and pursuing painting!

Saturday, November 11th, 10 am - 1 pm
$100 per person

The next 4-week beginner series will likely be in February 2024, so this may be a good option for people who want to get painting in the meantime.
$15 supplies provided by us (optional)

Sign-up on website: betsyjacaruso.com/beginner-wc

Support Survivors |  This Saturday | The Clothesline Project Exhibit - Your presence is greatly appreciated as a show of...
10/19/2023

Support Survivors | This Saturday | The Clothesline Project Exhibit -
Your presence is greatly appreciated as a show of support. If you wish to contribute further, we will also be gathering both items and monetary donations for the benefit of Grace Smith House. A list of suggested donation items can be found here. https://mailchi.mp/15e4f754eda3/archival-prints-small-works-sale-this-saturday-arts-walk-september-13657412

Content Warning for shirts onsite: Grace Smith House does NOT censor the shirts. Shirts may contain graphic language and content.

*repost* THIS WEEKEND ~ Saturday Opening Reception ~Show your support by showing up is all we ask, but if you would like...
10/18/2023

*repost* THIS WEEKEND ~ Saturday Opening Reception ~
Show your support by showing up is all we ask, but if you would like to do more - the donation items list on GraceSmithHouse.org and our website under Exhibit, and monetary donation can be made at the event or on GSH site.
In partnership with
Smith House, Inc. , Bank

https://www.betsyjacaruso.com/exhibit

A favorite spot... Vlei Marsh Preserve, thanks to Winnakee Land Trust for protecting this beautiful wetland in Rhinebeck...
10/17/2023

A favorite spot... Vlei Marsh Preserve, thanks to Winnakee Land Trust for protecting this beautiful wetland in Rhinebeck. Winnakee Land Trust

Some nice spots at Linwood, there’s still time to sign up for the plein air watercolor class Thursday! 9 am - Noon. Chec...
10/03/2023

Some nice spots at Linwood, there’s still time to sign up for the plein air watercolor class Thursday! 9 am - Noon. Check link in bio for more info

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43 E Market Street, Ste 2
Rhinebeck, NY
12572

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Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Re: COVID-19 We are currently closed and have moved classes online, visit betsyjacaruso.com for the ONLINE STUDIO for virtual watercolor demos and the SHOP for our online gallery.

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Exhibiting works by Betsy Jacaruso, Cross River Artists, and Guest Artists.

Weekly Watercolor Classes with Betsy $45 per class and $160 for 4 monthly. CLASSES: Monday: 10 am - 1 pm Tuesday: 1-4pm Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm; 2-5 with Keith Gunderson Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

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