Barrett Art Center Juried Member's Show - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Barrett Art Center invites you to participate in their final Juried Member's Show for the 2017 season. Call for entries, drop off date: August 7, 2017.

Juror: Staats Fasoldt, artist and instructor, Woodstock School of Art.
Staats’ paintings are interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method. He is the exponent of the minimal statement. Staats Fasoldt is a watercolorist, teacher and member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association. He is also the founder and vice-chairman of the Hudson River Watercolor Society, and art exhibition curator for the Rosendale Cafe.

Drop off artwork for consideration, August 7, 2017 at BAC; Pickup artwork, August 10, 2017

Click here for Submission Art Form

Juried Member's Show
August 19 – September 16, 2017
Opening Reception
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 3:00- 6:00pm

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Barrett Art Center: "We the People" Art Exhibition Opens July 8, 2017

Barrett Art Center invites you to join them to celebrate an—Independence and Creative Expression—We the People - Political Art in an Age of Discord. Opening Reception, Saturday, July 8, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


We the People
July 8– August 12, 2017
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5:00- 8:00pm

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Barrett Art Center: "Photowork 2017" Art Exhibition Opens January 21, 2017

Barrett Art Center invites you to their 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition Photowork 2017 on January 21, 2017.  Selected from over 800 entries, Photowork 2017 showcases 63 photographic works representing a full spectrum of subjects and styles.

Angelika Ejtel,  You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads,  Archival Pigment Print   

Angelika Ejtel, You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads, Archival Pigment Print


In addition, 3 Mid-Hudson residents have been selected to join the 42 other photographers representing 16 states: Photographer Mark Lyon of Marlboro, Karl Schmitz of Poughkeepsie and Marie Triller of Hopewell Junction.

Patrick S Flood,   Lapse

Patrick S Flood,  Lapse

In celebration of 30 years of Photowork Exhibitions, the artwork was selected by a distinguished panel of 3 jurors: Isaac Diggs - a photographer and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City;  Rebecca Morse - Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and Robert Stevens - former Photo Editor of TIME Magazine and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Tim Christensen,  Cygnus Wall

Tim Christensen, Cygnus Wall

Mark Lyon,  "Wash N' Glo, Newburgh

Mark Lyon, "Wash N' Glo, Newburgh

Jurors’ awards with cash prizes for Photowork 2017 will be announced at the reception. 

Photowork 2017
January 21 – March 4, 2017
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00- 6:00pm

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

A Sweet Spot in Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy—Caffe Aurora

For a truly authentic, old-world Italian caffe (European coffee bar) experience, consider visiting Caffe Aurora in Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy district. This charming family-run caffe bakery has been serving the Italian community as far back as the 1940s, well over a half-century.

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  Cappuccino and some Biscotti

Cappuccino and some Biscotti

This area was established in the early 1900s when a flurry of Italian immigrants arrived from New York City to find a new life and open their businesses. Today this neighborhood remains strongly tied to the Italian traditions while welcoming many different cultures.

Assorted Pastries

Assorted Pastries

You don’t need to travel to the West Village in New York City to experience the charm of this traditional time-honored establishment that serves good coffee and delicious pastries prepared fresh daily. It’s located on Mill Street near the Train Station and the Hudson River. The ambience is authentic, simple and classic, a bit funky, certainly charming and well-worth visiting. The great thing about Caffe Aurora is that it is not only a full-fledged bakery offering traditional Italian pastry/bread recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, it is a comfortable gathering place with plenty of tables where you can sit down and enjoy a cappuccino and some biscotti or a rum baba and not feel pressured or intruded upon.

Espresso Bar

Espresso Bar

Perhaps you’d like to sit at the espresso bar that just so happens to also serve Italian ices in over 25 flavors. During your visit, you may be lucky enough to catch hearing one of the regular patrons speaking Italian to one another.

The tables are detailed with old newspaper stories under glass tops, old fashioned sugar bowls, some with metal lids and spoons. The Caffe has lots of plants throughout, shelves with packaged coffee for sale, ceramic/china platters and dishes, some that match, and in some cases, some that don’t. The ambiance is warm and inviting, reflecting the community and the patrons who truly love coming to the Caffe!

Vintage Sugar Bowls

Vintage Sugar Bowls

There are oodles of cookies alongside traditional Italian pastry standards, from rice pudding to French petits fours, cream puffs, rum baba, biscotti, éclairs, pignoli cookies, sugared almonds, cakes, fruit tarts, daily baked breads, candies, as well as sugar-free and gluten-free cookies. Custom wedding cakes and seasonal delights such as chocolate bunnies at Easter are very much a part of Caffe Aurora’s offerings.

Italian Cheesecake

Italian Cheesecake

Old-World Props, Confectionery Jars

Old-World Props, Confectionery Jars

Assorted Cookies

Assorted Cookies

Walking into Caffe Aurora is stepping back in time to celebrate the best of the Strippoli family traditions of baking with the longstanding pride in keeping a culture alive and well.

Caffe Aurora
145 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Holiday Exhibitions at Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Come celebrate the 2016 Holiday Member Show in conjunction with the Solo Exhibition Ashokan Reservoir by artist Amy Rie McGuire in the Crenson Gallery at the Barrett Art Center.

Amy Rie McGuire , Reservoir Sun, Late Winter,  2015

Amy Rie McGuire, Reservoir Sun, Late Winter, 2015

The Holiday Member Show features artworks all under 18 inches in size, while the Solo Show highlights an array of views of the Ashokan Reservoir where McGuire has lived for more than thirty years. McGuire makes and/or paints most of the frames for her paintings. Her greeting cards, calendars and a book will be available for sale during the show.  

A portion of the proceeds will be donated from these exhibitions to Holiday Helping Hands, a charitable giving program of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Poughkeepsie Journal.

November 19 – December 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 pm

A prize drawing will feature note cards and artwork reproductions of works by and inspired by Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.
The reception is free and open to the public.


Saturday, November 19, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601