Springraiser Benefit!
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Springraiser Benefit!

Sunday, March 3, 1pm to 4pm Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Honoring: Paul F. Sparrow, Director of the FDR Museum & Library

with Special Recognition to our Community Arts Partners: Tom Lawrence, Executive Director, Poughkeepsie Public Library District Roy Budnik, President, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie

Honorary Host: Rob Rolison, Mayor, City of Poughkeepsie

Experience exciting historic and contemporary art exhibitions and enjoy elegant lunch selections with fine wine and live music! Celebrate our honorees with film & award presentations, capped off with a delicious dessert!

Exhibition and Silent Auction featuring outstanding Hudson Valley artists: Julia Whitney Barnes Boogie (Risa Tochigi) Penny Dell Kevin Frank Emilie Houssart

Raffle opportunities for over a dozen of the Hudson Valley’s most delectable restaurants!

Sponsorship and Program Advertising still available For more information: info@barrettartcenter.org or 845.471.2550

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DEADLINE Saturated Exhibition Call for Entry
Jan
19
11:58 PM23:58

DEADLINE Saturated Exhibition Call for Entry

Saturated: An Eye for Color, A National Juried Art Exhibition

Juror: Michael Rooks, Weiland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art

Deadline: January 19, 2019

APPLY HERE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6041

Exhibition Dates: Apr 6 - May 18, 2019

Barrett Art Center seeks artworks in which color is the primary instrument of expression for this national juried exhibition to be held April 6 through May 18, 2019. The French painter Eugene Delacroix said, I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will. Delacroix was referring to the power of color dynamics. This call for works is looking for submissions in which which color plays a transformative role. Drawing, painting (all mediums), pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media, new media, and installation works are eligible. We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional pieces that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior.

Submitting Entries: BAC Members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image. Non-members: $45 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Members, please email info@barrettartcenter.org or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code. To become a member, visit, www.barrettartcenter.org/membership

About the Juror: Michael Rooks joined the High Museum of Art as Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in January 2010. Besides his responsibilities at the High, Rooks was appointed Commissioner and co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2010 and is a member of ActArt, the President’s committee for contemporary art and social action.

Prior to joining the High Museum, Mr. Rooks held curator positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. At Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Rooks curated several group exhibitions and solo projects in addition to survey exhibitions of work by Roy Lichtenstein (1999) and H. C. Westermann (2001) for which he co-authored Westermann’s catalogue rasionné. As curator at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Rooks curated more than 15 exhibitions including projects by Michael Lin, Paul Morrison, and Yoshitomo Nara.

Exhibitions at the High Museum of Art have included Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice (U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2010), two historical survey exhibitions in partnership with MoMA entitled Picasso to Warhol: 14 Modern Masters and Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913-2013, KAWS: DOWN TIME, Alex Katz: This Is Now which traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao, and most recently Al Taylor, What Are You Looking At? which travels to the Menil Collection in September 2019. Other High Museum projects include Imagining New Worlds: José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou, Michael Lin: Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve), Drawing Inside the Perimeter, and Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines. His current project With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between Los Angeles based artist Glenn Kaino and the legendary ’68 Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and will include sculpture, installation, and an original documentary film by Kaino and director Afshin Shahidi.

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include:

Press releases submitted to print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online weekly newsletter; Instagram; Facebook; website (www.barrettartcenter.org). The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,700 subscribers. Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes. Social media and eNewsletters emphasize “action links” to drive traffic to the exhibition on the website and connect visitors to artist website and contact information through the online gallery.

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Drawn in/Drawn Out
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Drawn in/Drawn Out

Drawn In / Drawn Out: A figure salon where artists can draw, and be drawn by, each other. Why does a figure model choose to drape her hand just-so across a knee? How does s/he create a powerful impact with a simple shift of the waist? How does it feel to sustain the stillness and grace of a challenging pose... in front of several people whose eyes are intently fixed on you? Why are we drawn in to certain poses, and what draws out the best in our figure practice?

Experienced models project qualities that invigorate the studio atmosphere, embodying a form we're compelled to capture on the page. By taking the model's role, artists can attain surprising new insights into that unique dynamic. Modeling can also tune us more deeply into the silent exchange between artist and model, and deepen our sense of how line is created from within a model's body.

In this special session, each participating artist will sign up for a brief turn on the modeling platform. Artists can choose to do a group of short gesture poses, or pose for 5, 10, or 15 minutes at a time. Artists will pose clothed, and can choose to sit, stand, or recline.

Drawn In / Drawn Out will be facilitated by Stephanie JT Russell, who has enjoyed many years on both sides of the modeling platform. She will share a bit about the impact modeling has had on her artistic practice, and will invite participants to comment on their experience of this session.

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Deadline 2019 Solo Shows Call for Entry
Dec
10
11:58 PM23:58

Deadline 2019 Solo Shows Call for Entry

Crenson Gallery Solo & Group Shows, 2019 Entry Deadline: December 10, 2018 Juror: Michael Gitlitz, Executive Director, Katonah Museum of Art APPLY HERE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5969

Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting. In 2019, BAC will host three (3) solo or group shows in our Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with exhibitions in the main galleries.

Entry Fee: BAC members - $25; Non-members - $35 To find out about becoming a Member: https://www.barrettartcenter.org/new-membership-deals/
Members: Call BAC for Coupon Code to receive discount (845) 471-2550 Opening Receptions on first day of show, Saturday, 3-6pm

2019 Show Dates: February 9 - March 26 April 6 - May 18 November 23 - December 21

Barrett Art Center seeks solo/group show proposals for shows in the second-floor Crenson Gallery. Drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media, new media, and installation works are eligible. This presents a unique opportunity for solo or collaborative shows, as well as installation works for the Crenson Gallery and the adjacent exterior second floor side-porch. We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional pieces that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior.

About the Juror: Michael Gitlitz Gitlitz earned his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in 1991 including studies at the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici and Scuola Dante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, the Middlebury College Language Schools in Middlebury, VT, and University College, London. From 1993 to 2001, he handled American and European works of art from the 17th to the 21st centuries for Hirschl & Adler Galleries’ international clientele of private collectors, dealers and public institutions. While there, he curated and wrote catalogues for numerous exhibitions, while unearthing both old and new masterworks as well as artists’ estates. In 2001 he was named director of Hirschl & Adler Modern and from 2001 to 2015 he was a director at Marlborough Gallery, New York where he specialized in contemporary and modern art working with museums and private collectors as well as continuing to curate and lecture. From 2016 to 2017 he served as a Senior Specialist in Post-War & Contemporary and in Modern art at Paddle8 auction house, exploring the burgeoning areas of emerging artists and on-line collecting. He has also worked privately consulting with collectors in all areas of fine art. Three proposals will be chosen to exhibit in the Crenson Gallery for shows in 2019. Criteria for review will include technical and artistic execution, a cohesive body of work or coherent theme, and overall artistic merit. Gallery size and structural capacity will also play a role in submission selection.

Marketing strategies employed for exhibition include: Press releases submitted to print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online: weekly newsletter; page on website; Facebook & Instagram. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,500 subscribers. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month. Artists are invited to present an artist talk during the exhibition. BAC commossion on sales for Members: 20%; Nonmembers: 30%

Notification of decisions will be sent to applicants on or about December 22, 2018, via email coming from CaFE

Artists selected to present Crenson Gallery Solo Shows are required to pay a gallery fee to support Barrett community programming and the upkeep of our historic building.

Exhibition Dates and Gallery Fees: February 9 - March 26: BAC Members - $160; Non-Members - $190. April 6 - May 18: BAC Members - $160 Non-Members - $190. November 23 - December 21: BAC Members - $130; Non-Members - $160

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First Friday Artist Talk + Extended Hours
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Artist Talk + Extended Hours

Please join us for a special First Friday Artist Talk with Crenson Solo Show Artist Santiago Cohen, BAC Members’ Small Works Holiday Show Artists, and a Group Studio Visit with BAC Artist-in-Residence Benjamin Arnold.

Reception to follow the event.

Visitors can enjoy extended gallery hours, 10am-6pm, connect with artists, and learn more about their creative process.

FREE and open to all.

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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Wednesdays with the Figure
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesdays with the Figure

Come spend your Wednesdays working with an experienced model.  Draw, paint (water-based), sculpt, do collage, or use another medium of your choice. We provide the model and the studio; you bring your materials and your creativity.  This will be a very relaxed, supportive environment, where you will have the opportunity to explore the human form. Poses will vary in length and our model will work with you to meet your artistic needs.  You might be surprised—this might be the very thing you have been waiting for!  Come see if it works for you.

 Call with questions: 845-367-3108  We look forward to seeing you!  

$20/3 hours. Drop-In

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