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Help Us Energize Art in New Paltz – March 14, 2016

Roost Studios, New Paltz

Dear Friends and Family,

I am very excited to be a member of a new Art Co-op called Roost Studios, located at 69 Main Street in the heart of New Paltz, and wanted to tell you about it.  If you live in, near, or care about this beautiful area and its cultural and artistic life, you may be interested to know more!

Roost Studios and Cooperative Art Gallery is a newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to artistic expression, community connection and creative educational partnerships.  With its elegant setting in a renovated historic building, the space is ideal for a member-run artist cooperative!

The Mid Hudson Valley is full of vital, talented artists, and personally I believe Roost Studios will offer a large creative contribution to New Paltz and the surrounding area.

I am writing today to you, my friends and family, to share this news and also to ask for a tax-deductible donation of any amount to make sure we secure the lovely space at 69 Main Street. Your donation will directly help to strengthen and grow our community. You are a valued arts supporter!

To donate, check out the Kickstarter Campaign!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 by March 25. Any amount goes a long way to helping this exciting arts center become a reality.

Of course there's fun items offered to everyone who helps out.

If this sounds like something you'd like to support, visit the Kickstarter page now and learn more!


You can also visit the Roost Homepage to learn more about this exciting arts project.

Thank you as always for your interest and support!


Updates, and a New Video! – February 17, 2016

Update: New profile photo.  Me in my studio, photo by Nancy Donskoj.

Greetings friends and family,

Update: This Sunday is a wonderful event for a good cause: a fundraiser to benefit Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, where you may purchase lovely works of art by area artists.  Details are below.  My sweet little oil "Sunflowers in a Vase" is available for you.

"Sunflowers in a Vase" (7x5")

Gentle reminder: other art in Poughkeepsie
-- BC Kitchen + Bar, College View Avenue, Poughkeepsie -- February 2 - March 14.  Reception Wednesday March 2, 5:30-6:30pm.  Stay for dinner!   Sponsored by Barrett Art Center,  Poughkeepsie.

"At the Shore", 24"x30", in the BC Kitchen + Bar show.

-- The Mid Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie.  February 19-March 16.  Opening Reception  this Friday February 19, 6-9pm.
"Woman with Parrots and a Dog" is in "The Birds Show" at MHHC.  It is a big painting -- almost as big as me!  🙂

"Woman with Parrots and a Dog", (48x36"), at MHHC

Update: Just had some new profile photos taken for my website, and Facebook, by photographer Nancy Donskoj,  including the one above of me in my studio.

Update:  And here is something fun -- a new 3 minute video of me in my studio, talking about my work and my inspiration!  By Esther Joy

As always, please get in touch to inquire about prices, to buy a painting, for a studio visit, or if you would like to talk about a portrait commission.


Thanks, and

Warmest Regards,