Barbara Todd: Blog en-us (C) Barbara Todd (Barbara Todd) Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:02:00 GMT Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:02:00 GMT Barbara Todd: Blog 90 120 Viewpoints and Eye of the Beholder Curve AroundOn display through 10/29/17 at Arts Mid-Hudson. VIEWPOINTS - A SEVEN-MEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

On Sunday, October 29, I will be doing an artist's talk about my work in the group photography exhibition, "Viewpoints". This show features the artistry of seven accomplished photographers, each of whom will be discussing their work and answering questions at an Art Brunch in the gallery of Arts Mid-Hudson, the venue and sponsor for the exhibition. Please note that this date represents the END of the show, so it's the last day you can see it. Arts Mid-Hudson is located at 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, next to On Location Studios and is open (apart from special events) Monday - Friday, 9-5:30.

I'm very excited about this show because my work reaches both a new area of exploration and a new level of accomplishment. I explore abstractions of curves and light in black and white, with the nature of the original objects taking a back seat to the abstractions themselves. The prints are all on metal and the series is tight and has been called "extremely intriguing", "fascinating" and "beautiful". I chose curves because they are both organic and geometrical, and possess a fluid depth and grace very accessible to the viewer.

I am also very pleased to have my work shown alongside these very talented and passionate photographers, each with their own distinct style and interests. This show results from a culmination of salon meetings with this group in which everyone grew and benefited from each other's experience and inspiration.

A review of the show that appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal can be read here. I invite everyone to see it and to support Arts Mid-Hudson for the wonderful work they do in supporting all the arts and artists in the Mid-Hudson region.




I'm also participating in the next group show, Eye of the Beholder, at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park. There will be an opening Saturday, October 28 from 5:30-8:30 pm at their gallery at 4338 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. About 25 accomplished member artists in an interesting variety of 2D mediums and styles will be showing their work. This show will be on display through November 26, 2017.  We hope you can join us!




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A Fun and Busy Summer Ode to SummerOde to SummerOde to Summer, on display at "Art in the Loft", Millbrook Vineyards and Winery It's been a rough spring, but as of now I am back in the swing and busy with many things. I am experimenting with more abstract and digitally enhanced photography and art as well as more traditional landscapes. I did an interview with Hudson Valley News Network which you can see here. As of now, June 28, 2016, I have a piece in the juried exhibition and wine label contest "Art in the Loft" at Millbrook Vineyards and Winery (if you visit this lovely and award-winning winery between now and early November 2016, please cast a vote for your favorite three artworks (mine is #6). I have a solo show at the Hyde Park Free Library Annex, a solo show at the Hudson Valley News Network offices at the Dutchess County Airport, and several pieces on display at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY, 12538 (Open 3-6 pm Thursday; 12-6 pm Friday through Sunday). The next show at ACHP, "Primary Colors", will open Saturday, July 9 2016 at 5:30 pm with a reception and will include works by me and 25+ other artists. I'll also have a piece in the upcoming "Fun House" juried exhibition at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the other entries in this "Fun" and unusual show. For more info on past shows, please see my previous blog entries. Thank you for enjoying my images :) Please let me know what you think, and have a great summer.

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A New Year Begins The holiday season whirled by and now it's a new year, with new creative directions to explore and savor. Here's what I'm doing right now, in brief:


January through April: Solo Exhibition "Hudson Valley Soul" - images of the Valley with a focus on winter, though not exclusively; some are on display for the first time. At the offices of HVNN (Hudson Valley News Network, an internet-based news company and a great source for regional news) at the Dutchess County Airport. Open business hours. Sponsored by Arts Mid-Hudson, the best source for art information and events and artist networking in Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.


Address: HVNN, 263 New Hackensack Rd Wappingers Falls, NY 12590









January 23 to February 28: "New Day Dawning" - members show at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park. New framed images of mine, as well as works by over 25 other excellent artists in many artistic media, are represented in this show. The Opening Reception is January 23, 5:30-8:30 pm. Ample refreshments are always available at ACHP's openings; this non-profit community-oriented arts organization is open year-round with workshops, art shows and musical events.


Address: Artists' Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538


Original Artwork by Tarryl GabelArtists' Collective of Hyde Park

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August 2015 A New World of Images
Ah, VeneziaVenice in June. Ah, Venezia. All rights reserved.

This was the year I finally visited Europe for the first time - and I did it alone, and saw 5 countries: Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. More accurately, I visited towns or cities briefly in 5 countries - but it was a wonderful first taste of the beauty and history of the continent, and a great adventure, and I felt like a kid in a store full of photographic candy.

I gave a slide presentation of some of my images from the trip at Arts Mid-Hudson as part of their Unexpected Travels series and exhibit. I was concerned that I might not achieve my primary goal of sharing the experience with the pleasure I felt in traveling and creating these images, the beauty and fascination of the places I saw, but it was very well received by the audience. I'm grateful to Arts Mid-Hudson for the opportunity to share it. I've been asked to repeat the presentation in September, tentatively Monday evening September 14 at 7pm. The second presentation will include, additionally, Athens and more photos from other places that were not in the first iteration.

Art created from the images I took on this trip will be available for view in my solo exhibition at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park:


 Dates: August 29 to October 10
 "New Eyes and Extra Colors: Bringing the Journey Home"                      
 Opening Reception: September 4, 4-7 pm
 Gallery Open Hours: Thursday, 3-6pm; Friday - Sunday, 12-6pm


This show coincides with the members' show, "A Meeting of Minds", at ACHP. I look forward to seeing you there. I'll be participating in future shows at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park as well.

Other works of mine are on display at Queen City Bistro in Poughkeepsie and Coppola's Restaurant in Hyde Park.

Be well and live in art.


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January 2015 Update: "Reflections" "Reflections" Show at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park

Fire and IceThe Hudson in Winter, as seen from Marist College, Poughkeepsie

Happy New Year! I have several framed pieces on display at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park for the show themed "Reflections", running through February 8. There are over 20 enchanting local artists in all media participating in this show examining Reflections in every sense of the word; it's absolutely worth seeing if you can visit the mid-Hudson Valley. Gallery hours are Thu - Sun, 12 - 6 pm.

Other works of mine are on display at Queen City Bistro in Poughkeepsie and Coppola's Restaurant in Hyde Park.

Upcoming: I'll participate in the Valentine's Day Opening at ACHP for the show "Connections", running through March 15..


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October 2014 - Fall Shows  

As of now, October 2014, I have several pieces on display at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY, 12538 (Open 11-7, Thurs - Sun; winter, 12 -6). The next show there, "Whimsy", will open October 25 at 4 pm with a reception and will include new works by me and 25+ other artists. "Whimsy" will be on display for 5 weeks. 

Skytop TowerSkytop Tower on the Ridge at New Paltz. Autumn, 2014.

I have a piece on display at the new headquarters of Arts Mid-Hudson, Route 44, Poughkeepsie, NY.

I have a couple pieces hanging at Queen City Bistro on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, and a piece at Coppolla's Restaurant in Hyde Park. My work is also a permanent fixture in several of the rooms at the Roosevelt Inn, a welcoming place to stay while you take in historic Hyde Park.

One of my pieces has been accepted for a juried show called "Reflections" at Front Street Gallery in Patterson, which opens October 19 with a reception at 10:am. This exhibition runs until November 28.

I welcome you to visit any of the above locations. Fall is fleeting but gorgeous, and there's so much to see and do in the area, so be sure to get out and enjoy!   


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Spring Update April 2014 New Show: Our Home in the Valley


As of April 23, 2014, I have a show in the Poughkeepsie Common Council Chamber, 3rd Floor of City Hall, 62 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, NY running for approximately 2 months. The opening reception was quite successful on Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the Common Council Meeting. The room is open 9-5, Monday - Friday and has 10 canvas wraps of mine on display, most of which are of Poughkeepsie and all of which were taken in the beautiful mid-Hudson Valley. This exhibition represents the first time an artist has been invited to display their artwork in the Council Chamber, and it heralds a new ongoing program of local artists' work being exhibited there. This program, a collaboration between Arts Mid-Hudson and the Poughkeepsie Common Council, is a great step forward for art in Poughkeepsie.

Follow the Wild ThingsFollow the Wild ThingsIn show: Follow the Wild Things, canvas wrap, 18x24. $300.

                  "Follow the Wild Things"

My Show at City Hall


Show: Inspirations at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park


This member show at ACHP is going strong, running March 29 through May 11, 2014 with the work of 26 artists, including myself, in many media including painting, sculpture, photography, stained glass, ceramics, woodworking and more. My work has been included in all ACHP's shows since their ribbon-cutting in September, 2012. I am the secretary for this group, a warm and mutually inspiring artistic family that welcomes new visitors. Regular warm-weather hours: 11-7, Thursday through Sunday except the "between shows" hanging week. Each show consists of fresh art from members and occasional guest featured artists, and runs 6 weeks.

Music (and spoken word) night at the gallery is the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. New performers welcome; contact Liz at 914-456-6700 for information.  The next music night will be on May 8, 2014.

The next scheduled all-member art show will be entitled "Bloom" and will open with a reception on May 16 at 6 pm, to run through June 29.




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"It's Not a Painting" Barbara Todd's Solo Show at The Artist's Palate The Hudson at EsopusThe Hudson at Esopus

Today my new show, "It's Not a Painting", opened at The Artist's Palate (307 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). I had a very short window to prepare for it, so it was a great challenge, but well worth it. Now that it is hung it looks wonderful. The show features a variety of works, primarily landscapes of various Hudson Valley locations with a few that are abstract or abstracted human forms. I felt moved to entitle it "It's Not a Painting" by the number of people who have assumed my photo art pieces are paintings, or have referred to them as "painterly" (I consider this a compliment, especially when it comes from actual painters.) 


Details of Photo Art Exhibit

Title: "It's Not a Painting"

Where: The Artist's Palate, 307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

When: Monday, November 18 through January (end date TBD)


The space is an elegant, higher-end restaurant with large walls. It called for larger pieces than I have created thus far, so I got to work refreshing old images and tuning new ones to tease out the music I saw in them. I decided gallery wraps were the best approach to allow the images to have the most impact. The largest are 30x40 and similar. There are also some sets of smaller framed pieces and one set of black and white. All the large images in the main dining area are tied together by the theme of water. The smaller ones, which flow down the hallway toward the back of the space, vary more in subject matter and color palette.

I must thank Linda Marston-Reid of Arts Mid-Hudson for her hard work and support and for making this possible.

I am also looking forward to sampling the food, which has been highly recommended and seems to have great reviews.

The show runs through January; the exact end date still to be determined. I hope to see you there.

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My First Solo Show Surreal Sky

The reception for my first solo show was fabulous, and I am very grateful to everyone who came and made it so special. Here are some pictures of the event.

Thanks to Cafe Bocca for hosting this show. It will run through June 1st. Thanks also to Billy Name, rather known for his own photography, who bought the first piece sold in my show, "View from the Walkway".



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New Show: Reflections On Our Valley I am excited to announce my first solo show, "Reflections On Our Valley," at Cafe Bocca in Poughkeepsie, NY. The opening reception is on Thursday, March 28, 2013; the show will run through June 1, 2013. My featured work includes landscapes and abstracts of the Hudson Valley from New York through Woodstock. Most of the works involve reflections in the literal as well as figurative senses. Cafe Bocca is a cozy Italian restaurant whose owner-chef speaks Italian and grew up in the Little Italy section of Poughkeepsie, where it is located. The menu changes often. The restaurant attracts visitors from all over, including tourists drawn to the nearby Walkway Over the Hudson. I hope to see you there. "Waiting"Waiting

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First Gallery Show: ACHP I'm a member of the Artists' Collective of Hyde Park, an enthusiastic group of volunteer artists dedicated to promoting art in our fair town of Hyde Park, NY. A new organization begun in summer 2012, we have grown quickly to 27 members. We've gotten permission from a local real estate owner and arts supporter to fix up a vacant house to use as a pop-up gallery. I am amazed that we were able to do so in only three short weeks, working together with passion for our common goal - painting, spackling, scraping, cleaning and a hundred other minor tasks. We're fortunate to have a variety of skills represented in our group, from publicity to construction to gallery administration, which have combined to bring us to the eve of our first opening with joyful anticipation.

The opening reception is on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 4340 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY. Our art includes painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, stained glass and more. Each of us has 3 pieces on display in the gallery and some have matted prints as well. Our first show is open until October 21, 2012. Gallery hours after the opening reception Saturday will be 11 am -7 pm, Thursday - Sunday.

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