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l-r: Karl Schmitz, Lauren Clark, Sarah Wilson, Nikki Hung, Joanna Frang, Ian Wickstead. Not pictures: Rudy Vavra. Photo courtesy Lori Adams.

l-r: Karl Schmitz, Lauren Clark, Sarah Wilson, Nikki Hung, Joanna Frang, Ian Wickstead. Not pictures: Rudy Vavra. Photo courtesy Lori Adams.

WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations

OUR EXHIBITIONS bring  new, exceptional-quality artworks from across the United States to Poughkeepsie and  the Hudson Valley.   

OUR PROGRAMS offer high-caliber, low/no-cost art activities that nurture the creative vitality of the community year round.

OUR MEMBERS enjoy special opportunities for exhibiting their works, discounts on programs, and other special benefits. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Karl Schmitz, President
Sarah Wilson, Vice President
Nikki Hung, Secretary
Ian Wickstead, Treasurer
Lauren Clark
Rudy Vavra

STAFF
Joanna Frang, Executive Director [about]
Marisa Moeller, Event Coordinator  events@barretartcenter.org
Katie Dolan, Bookkeeper
Jessica Becker, Office Administrator 

The Barrett Family in Poughkeepsie

A collection of slides introducing the history of the Barretts in Poughkeepsie. 

Courtesy Holly Wahlberg. 

 
 
 

We are active in the local college community, hosting interns, volunteers, and in the case of this short film, serving as the subject for senior project for film studies majors from Marist College here in the City of Poughkeepsie.  We welcome student involvement at the DCAA, and are pleased to arrange for credit for internships.