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Poughkeepsie Artists

Mary Flad - Fiber Arts
I am a fiber artist, and work primarily in the medium of woven tapestry.  Over the last four decades I have designed and made close to a hundred pieces, including several commissioned works for public buildings.  Themes that have inspired my work include landscapes, and the weather, and various botanical sources -- trees, and weeds, and farm fields, and flower gardens.
Visit: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Parlor Gallery

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Gaby
- Jewelry, Painting, Photography

Painting is a way for me to connect with my spirituality, and highlights my relationship with the unknown. Photography fortifies my relationship with nature and helps me value the beauty of our world in its grand scheme and in its smallest and most trivial .

raimundogaby.com     @raimundogaby2019
Visit: tba

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Hung on Wood - Woodworking
Tony Hung is the owner and founder of Hung on Wood, a woodworking business based in Poughkeepsie. He started his woodworking journey in 2020, crafting his creations out of his one-car garage. Tony specializes in cutting boards, serving boards, and other small wooden items.
Hungonwood.com    @Hung_on_wood
Visit: tba

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Laura Montoya - Woodblock Print, Ceramics, Painting
Lala Montoya was born and raised in Medellín Colombia, a land of strong mountains, ancient lakes and careful campesinos. 
Currently rooted in the Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY, Lala was born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, a land of strong mountains, ancient lakes and careful campesinos.  It is this abundance of nature, and the abundant nature within each of us - the way nature is expressed in the body, in the work of Life - that inspires Montoya’s powerful earthen art (ceramics, wood carving, painting, printing blocks). It is through these mediums that Montoya seeks to illuminate the beauty of time, of age - to make transparent the small details often missed in the rush of progress and perfection. It is by working with youth in her partnerships that this work stays vibrant and alive. 
At the core of all her work are three ethics: 
1) Care for the Earth which is incorporated in her daily practice through; tending gardens, food forests and creating objects with clay, the direct medium of the earth. And always working with people, specifically young people which are the current and future caretakers of the earth. 
2) Care for the People is practiced by Weaving connections for furthering community, and poetically carving messages of language justice, seed justice, motherhood and collective strengthening within her Art. Also her Experience as co-teacher for the youth after school program at Fall Kill Creative Works ( which ended during the pandemic ) and her current work as the youth coordinator at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. 
3) Fair Share is practiced by making outdoor education accessible, eliminating economic and language barriers. Lala keeps a line of reciprocity alive year round. 
She works as youth coordinator of Poughkeepsie farm project, practices language Justice throughout out the hudson valley and holds a strong bond with the youth she gets to work with to transitioning to being healthy and actively engaged community members. 

lalamontoya.myportfolio.com/woodblock-print    @lalacasita
Artist Studio: 46 S Hamilton St

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Penny Dell - Printmaking, Collage
Penny Dell was born in Mexico and lived there until she was thirteen.She received her BA from Simmons College in Boston and took graduate courses in bilingual education at City College and Lehman College in New York.  The artist Francisco Dos Amantes and the zoomorphic figures of Aztec friezes.
PennyDell.net    @dell.penny
Artist Studio: PUF Studio, 8 North Cherry Street, 2nd floor

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Riverstone Pottery - Ceramics, Clay, member of Fall Kill Creative Works

Because working in clay has been a joy for much of my life, I strive to stay engaged with this beautiful and challenging material.  Over the years I have experimented with a variety of firing methods .,. What inspires me ?  The smoothly textured rock, a seed pod, a shell, a walk in the woods.
@mljpottery

Visit: PUF Studio, 8 North Cherry Street, 2nd floor

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Roy R Bartels -Woodworking, Papercrafts
I'm a retired printer. This allows me time to pursue my woodworking and papercraft interests.

poppysprints.com    facebook.com/PoppyPaperCrafting/
Visit: 67 S. Randolph Ave.


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Tom Hackett - Photography
After retiring from a thirty year career as a software engineer, Tom turned his attention to photography, an art form he had dabbled in since childhood.  Initially considering himself  a landscape photographer, he has experimented more recently with abstract, conceptual and surrealistic work.

http://TomHackettPhotography.com    @thhackett
Visit: 67 S. Randolph Ave.


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Erica and Abby Higgs - Photography, Mixed-Media
Erica and Abby Higgs are a mother daughter duo often bouncing artistic ideas off each other.  Both are photographers who have appeared in various media, shown in art shows and won awards. However, Abby’s true passion is in the abstract combining different art forms to create new works.
Adventuresofabbtgirl.com        @adventuresofabbygirl


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Randi Chalfin - Collage, Painting, Drawing, Art Therapy
Randi Chalfin b. 1954 is a multimedia artist based in New York’s Hudson Valley formally educated in Textiles and Art Therapy, MA in Education from Columbia University. From landscapes that are a basis for her abstractions, Chalfin’s explorations of texture are tenderly executed through paint, printmaking, and collage on varied surfaces. Stemming from her 1980-2000 series featuring 8 foot pumice paintings, she now works on a smaller scale, reflecting a desire for increased intimacy. The resulting works are a series of circumstances and unique tactile surfaces that provoke the viewer’s imagination and memory, inviting us to delve into quintessential moments from our lives. Chalfin’s most recent exhibitions include “Tides of Unfolding” in Hamburg, Germany and “Kitchen: Utilitarian Made Beautiful” in Poughkeepsie, New York. 
@chalfinrandi
Studio - PUF Artist Studios, 8 N Cherry Street, 2nd Floor


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Suprina - Sculpture, Installation Art, Video, Multimedia
I was physically born in America. In regards to my ethnic background, I am as American as they get- a little of this, a little of that. Slavic/German/Irish/Jewish/Lutheran are what I know of but I'm sure other blood was picked up along the way. So there’s the DNA.” My interests lay in creating carnival-like narratives themed around our politics, our environment and our societal trends. I strive, using any material I deem worthy, to broadcast loudly my intent. Allocating, modeling, casting, photography and video are some of the processes I use. I’m not strong or courageous, but I don’t mind climbing out on a limb. In some strange way I’m comfortable there. I celebrate us, and our absurdity. We are beautiful, horrid, tragic, and profoundly funny.
suprinasculpture.com          @suprinasculpture          @conveyeror


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Andres San Millan - Sculpture
My art is often a response to the art process itself; be it to the joy derived from successful projects or to the difficulties and frustrations inherent in the making of and living from daily art making. I often land in a world of rethinking aesthetics out of necessity while being thrusted to the subject of our basic humanity, to the workers that do the basic tasks that keep us going: The
laborers. The materials I choose by necessity are those we disdain as unworthy. Together, the bruit art derived, completes the picture of who we truly are.
artsanmillan.com         @andres_san_millan

Visit - CONVEYER/OR Gallery, 299 Main Street

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Liliana Washburn - Painting, Drawing, Illustration
My desire is bringing beauty and happiness into people’s life. Art is therapeutic. It has the power of healing the most profound wounds and promoting insight. Through the use of water media, I express my deepest emotions.
Lwashburn.com       @Lilianawashburn
Visit - Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Parlor Gallery


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Shaundraneka Gills - poetry
A Gemini to the heart, Shaundraneka spends her time thinking and piecing together the world in her mind. And when the world on the outside begins to reflect the one on the inside, she puts pen to paper, inviting friends and strangers alike a glimpse into her perspective of life.
@Shaunakills
Visit - Saturday only, location tba!

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Paul Esposito - photography

Through a synthesis of fine art and documentary photography, I try to see the grace and dignity of my subjects; searching the everyday for the exotic.  I am world travel, have a adventurous spirit that is always interested in peace and tranquility.
Visit - Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Parlor Gallery

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Nikki Hung - photography, curating
Nikki Hung is a Poughkeepsie-based Photographer and Artist.
housecrypt.com
@_housecrypt_
Visit Saturday Only! - Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar Street, womenswork.art & artist studio, 2nd floor (not accessible)

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Memoria Teneo Jewelry Studio - jewelry
Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Kayla was always drawn to “pretty rocks.” To this day, she has multiple shoeboxes filled with these treasures; which helped her find her calling in becoming a jeweler.
memoriateneo.com
@memoriateneojewels
Visit Saturday only 10am - 2pm - 295 Main St, 2nd Floor (not accessible space)

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Anita Fina Kiewra - printmaking
I am an artist, designer, and art educator, and have worked in fine arts, craft, and architecture. As an artist, my work has been predominantly in the media of drawing and printmaking, where I have had a long-term interest in landforms.
anitafina.com/home.html
@anita_fina
Artist Studio: PUF Studio, 8 North Cherry Street, 2nd floor

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Lauren Hollick - mixed-media, art educator
Lauren Hollick (they/she) is a Hudson Valley Mixed Media Artist and Art Educator with an art studio in the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center. A proud Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz graduate. Lauren focuses on utilizing materials from nature and hand making paper, inks, and paints.
laurenhollick.com
@LHollickArtist
Artist Studio: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Studio 24

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Lisa Candela - multi-disciplinary arts
Lisa Candela is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her creative process is a vigorous exploration of the female form.  She recently participated in several group shows around New York City such as the “Every Woman Biennial 2024” at LaMaMa Galleria and “Transplants” at Amos Eno Gallery.
lisacandela.org
@lisa_candela_art
Artist Studio: 125 North Hamilton, 2nd Floor, Unit 5

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Onaje Benjamin - photography and custom framing
My career has been blessed with a multitude of opportunities to be exposed to and learn from various mentors within a myriad of disciplines. I have had the opportunity to work as a community organizer and activist, supporting the empowerment of historically disenfranchised community.
ujamaastudio.com
@ujamaastudio
Artist Studio: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Studio 26
Gaby
HungonWood
Laura Montoya
Penny Dell
Riverstone Pottery
Roy R Bartles
Tom Hackett
Erica and Abby Higgs
Mary Flad
Randi Chalfin
Suprina
Andres San Millan
Liliana Washburn
Shaundraneka Gills
Paul Esposito
Nikki Hung
Memoria Teneo Jewelry Studio
Anita Fina Kiewra
Lauren Hollick
Lisa Candela
Onaje Benjamin
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