Dreams, Art & Religion
Jun
22
12:45 PM12:45

Dreams, Art & Religion

Dreams, Art & Religion Presented by Jim Bennett

1) Presenting information abut dreamsn & science, art & religion

2) Creating monotype pictures of our dreams - hands on, guided activity

3) Discussing our dreams and our pictures

NOTE: Limited to 12 participants

Email info@barrettartcenter.org to register

For more information about Jum Bennett & his art: http://bennecelli.com/

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Photography Walking Tour-
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Photography Walking Tour-

Photography Walking Tour-

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm

Join Barrett Art Center as we explore some of Poughkeepsie's notable locations through the lens of our cameras during this walking tour. Lead by Barrett Board Member and Artist Nikki Hung, we will start the tour at Barrett Art Center's location on Noxon Street and work our way around many locations in the city of Poughkeepsie and discuss their significance and rich history.

Upon the group's return to BAC there will be refreshments and drinks served.

All skill levels of photography are welcome! Bring your own camera and equipment (or you can use your phone).

$10 Suggested Donation

Limited spots for this event, and registration is required call or email to register. 845-471-2550 -- info@barrettartcenter.org

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Adobe Lightroom: Beyond the Basics
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom: Beyond the Basics

Monday, March 11, 10am-1:30pm $100/$90 for Barrett Art Center members Limited to five participants Location: Lori Adams Photo, 15 Hosner Mtn., Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY 12533 So you have done some work with Adobe Lightroom. Maybe you have some Photoshop experience too, but you want to get specific questions answered as well as up your game overall. This workshop will delve into the “Develop Module”, “Printing Module” and Export techniques and more. It is a small workshop, with plenty of time for specific questions and individual attention. Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed (demo version is fine.)

Instructor approval necessary. Call or email for information

Registration: Lori@loriadamsphoto.com or 845.227.3775

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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 M. 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

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

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Adobe Lightroom: Basics
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Adobe Lightroom: Basics

Saturday, March 2, 1-5 pm $100/$90 for Barrett Art Center members Limited to five participants Location: Lori Adams Photo, 15 Hosner Mtn., Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY 12533 Now you have the picture (or all few thousand of them), what next? Learn the basics -- how to both organize and develop images in Adobe Lightroom, a relatively inexpensive and powerful database and editing software program. This is a program that can interface with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. It organizes, sorts, develops and prints. The interface can be a little daunting at first, but the payoff is large. Importing and organizing, basic editing and printing will be covered. Basic computer experience necessary. Requirements: Laptop* with Adobe Lightroom installed (demo version is fine.)

Instructor approval necessary. Call or email for information *or talk to Lori about other options

Registration: Lori@loriadamsphoto.com or 845.227.3775

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Table Top Photography: The Basics
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Table Top Photography: The Basics

Friday, March 1, 2-5pm $75/$60 for Barrett Art Center members Limited to six participants Location: Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Practice photographing still lives and small artworks with studio continuous lights. Learn how to use the basic settings on your camera and Barrett Art Center lights from a professional photographer. This is an excellent workshop for artists who wish to photograph their own small 3D artworks for submission, websites and print. It will cover basic steps, including white balance, camera and light positioning, focal length and exposure settings. Upon successful completion of the workshop you can rent and use the lights on your own at Barrett Art Center.

Requirements: Digital camera with manual settings, tripod, camera manual (optional, but recommended) and permission of instructor.

Each participant can bring 1 piece or group of pieces no more 18 inches in any direction.

Registration: Lori@loriadamsphoto.com or 845.227.3775

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Spending the Light: Basics with Your Camera
Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Spending the Light: Basics with Your Camera

Spending the Light: Basics with Your Camera Saturday, February 23, 10am-2pm OR Monday, March 4, 9:30am-1:30pm $100/$90 for Barrett Art Center members Limited to six participants Location: Lori Adams Photo, 15 Hosner Mtn., Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY 12533

Understanding and managing light is fundamental to successful photography. Learn how to “spend the light” effectively to convey ideas that impress you. This is a basic class with straightforward and fun explanations and examples of the most important controls on your camera. Photography is a visual and technical language and this is a great beginner or great refresher class. Focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, resolution will be discussed and put into play during the workshop. Lots of examples and hands-on!

Requirements: Participants need a camera (other than a phone camera), camera manual, memory card, charged batteries.

Registration: Lori@loriadamsphoto.com or 845.227.3775

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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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