2018 Trees for Tom
Support Preservation of Historic Barrett House

All donations of $45 or more toward preservation receive the 2018 Tree for Tom


For the 2018 holiday season, once again we honor the vision of Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.,with Trees for Tom, limited edition prints (8½” x 11”)

Trees for Tom have been donated by Hudson Valley artist Rudy Vavra and are exclusive to Barrett Art Center.

Printed in an edition of only 100 on Hahnemuhle 285gsm paper, each tree is adorned with a gold star hand-painted by Vavra.

Trees for Tom are perfect for framing and make thoughtful holiday gifts.
Every Tree you give is also a gift to Barrett. 

We're thrilled that we've been awarded a Preserve New York Grant from The Preservation League of NYS for the second year in a row! We are incredibly grateful for the support that will allow us to continue to maintain, sustain, update, and preserve our historic building at 55 Noxon, and now we need your support as well! The $15,650 grant requires us to raise an additional amount of $3,500 by June 2019, specifically for this project.

Two previous grants from the League have supported the cost of a condition assessment of the BAC roof in 2016 and Phase 1 of our Historic Structure Report in 2017. This latest grant will enable us to complete Phase 2 of our Historic Structures Report . We are working with Marilyn Kaplan of Preservation Architecture, structural engineers, and completing an historic paint analysis of finishes at Barrett, inside and out. These reports will inform preservation, maintenance and interpretation of our building for future years to come and allow us to continue providing high quality exhibitions and events to the POK community and beyond.

Please read more about the Preserve New York Grant and other awardees here, share, and please contribute if you can! 


All donations of $45 or more toward preservation receive the 2018 Tree for Tom

Additional prints can be ordered at $45 each. Call to reserve your tree today: 845-471-2550. Available for pick-up or delivery by mail.   .

Collect 2017 & 2018 together - both Trees for Tom for $75

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Rudy Vavra began creating painted holiday tree cards in 2004, which he and his wife, Jenny Cook, sent to friends and family. The recipients soon started collecting the cards, inspiring Vavra to create large format tree paintings. These paintings were the subject of a 2015 show in Lakeville, CT, and this year, Vavra began making prints as well. Vavra’s work is shown and collected nationally and can be seen at: rudyvavra.com. 

More info about Trees for Tom in the Poughkeepise Journal: CLICK HERE