Coming up weekend of June 3, 2016

Barrett 80th birthday  There are numerous festivities surrounding the 80th Anniversary of Barrett House in Poughkeepsie, NY. Opening tonight from 4-7pm (55 Noxon Street in Poughkeepsie) is a Members Show that celebrates Barrett’s history as the Dutchess County Art Association. A full range of media was accepted and this will coincide with Envisioning Dutchess, work by individuals…

At the ArtBar Gallery, Kingston NY (1st row L to R): Reed Fagan and Hongyoun Kim;(2nd row L to R): Hyein Cho, Masa Cong, Sihui Zhang, Lydia Martin, Emma Chandler, and Brooke Breckner

Out and About in Woodstock & Kingston. Sat., Feb 6, 2016

The guild store of the Byrdcliffe Kleinert James Arts Center features an artist each weekend. Sherri Cohen (L) with her beautifully crafted copper sculptured judaica and jewelry was the featured artist when I visited. The Byrdcliffe Shop, managed by Megan Daly (R), features both established and emerging work from local artists, some of whom are…

Where is this email coming from?

By Cornelia Seckel I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been suckered in to exploring an email about a gallery or an artist and their show because I’m intrigued only to discover that there is no indication of where the show is being held or when it is. Sometimes by the area code I…

The Not for Profit Mentality

By Cornelia Seckel I often get a call from someone who is part of an organization wanting to promote what they are doing whether an art show, concert, performance, workshops, classes etc. and the plea is “we’re not for profit so you should write about us/ promote us/ support us, give us a discount on…

Email attachments vs in body of email

Inevitably every day I receive several emails from artists who want me to pay attention to their work. So many of these emails just give me a website to link to. Frankly with several hundred emails every day I am not inclined to take additional time to explore work that an artist is “pitching” to…