Ann Street Gallery. 104 Ann St., Newburgh. Practice and Process. Practice and Process highlights the work of five contemporary artists who address practice concerns in an attempt to provide insight into their method of creative thought. It explores their inspirational pathways and reveals how the process of creating art can often mask the extensive effort involved in the conception, design and construction of their work. Through Jan. 11. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30) Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 562-6940 x119.
Aquinas Hall Art Gallery, 1st floor at Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh. The Art Gallery at Mount Saint Mary College is currently displaying five original paintings by noted artist John F. Gould. As part of the legacy of artist John F. Gould (1906-1996), visitors can view the original paintings: Glenn Curtiss and the Albany Flier, Franklin D. Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge and the Palatine Hotel in Newburgh. The exhibition is open to the public Mon-Fri during business hours through Feb 2014. 845-561-0800,
BAU: Beacon Artist Union. 161 Main St., Beacon. Stuff and Nonsense: Grey Zeien and Gary Jacketti. Through Dec. 8. Hours: Saturday and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. and by appointment. 440-7584.
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. 199 Main St., Beacon. A Closer Look: The Hudson River Photographs of Joseph Squillante. New images, placed alongside his classic landscapes, imply a personal and professional evolution, a gentle bending from the traditional toward the abstract. Through March 2. Gallery, bookstore and gift shop hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (second Saturday until 8 p.m.), Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Free. 838-1600.
Bertoni Gallery. 1392 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. Exhibit by Mae Bertoni and Rachel Bertoni. Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 469-0993.
Clearwater Gallery, 190 Angola Road, Cornwall. View original oils, pastels, watercolors by Terri Clearwater, photography by Linda Hubbard and Tom Doyle, and antique prints of the Hudson Valley and historic West Point. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 845-534-4445, www.jonesfarminc.com
Crawford Gallery. Crawford Town Hall, Second floor, Route 302, Pine Bush. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crawford Arts Association’s winter exhibit, December 14 – January 31. Opening reception: Dec. 14, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.. 744-5418, 744-2075.
Center Arts Gallery of Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange, Newburgh. 341-9386
Dia: Beacon. 3 Beekman Street Beacon. Adjacent to Beacon Train Station. 440-0100. Imi Knoebel’s cycle of 21 shaped paintings, 24 Colors—for Blinky, is presented. $10 adults, $7 students and seniors, children under 12 free. Alighiero e Boetti’s works include Ammazzare il Tempo (1978), Mappa (1972), Opera Postale(1980), Untitled (January-December) (1986), and the groundbreaking Untitled (Victoria Boogie Woogie) (1972), consisting of 5,040 envelopes the artist mailed to himself in Turin from different cities in Italy. Through April 1. Hours: Friday – Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DM Weil Gallery, 208 Bruynswick Road, Gardiner. 255-3336. At over 3,000 square feet, the DM Weil Gallery may be the largest modern art gallery in New York’s Hudson Valley. Just a short drive from the center of picturesque New Paltz, the DM Weil Gallery offers the look and vibe of an exclusive Soho style exhibition space, but with the majestic Shawangunk Mountains as a backdrop.
Exposures Gallery. King’s Highway, Sugar Loaf. 469-9382. Tuscana – photo workshop to Tuscany includes beautiful pastoral landscapes as well as a new surreal series of architectural image. Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fovea Exhibitions Beacon Gallery. 143 Main St., Beacon. 765-2199. The Beacon Portrait Project: A Visual Map of Community photographs by Meredith Heuer. From artist to stockbroker to dog walker and prison guard, her portraits create a catalog of the town of Beacon’s unique moment in history, a visual map of community. Through Jan. 5. Hours: Friday-Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Gallery. 124 Raymond Ave. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Free. Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Through Dec. 15. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday til 9 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Free. 437-5237.
The Gallery at Unison. Unison Arts and Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. Outdoor Sculpture Garden is open dawn to dusk year round. Artists featured include Akifumi Tanaka, Showa Okamura, Hisako Noto, Yasuhiko Ishikawa, Kodo Tanaka. In the gallery artwork by Scott Ackerman will be shown. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 255-1559.
The Gallery at Water Street Market. Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz. Hours: Wednesday – Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 255-1559.
Gardiner Library. 133 Farmer’s Way, Gardiner. New Paltz Garden Club Photography Show. Through Dec. 22. Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. 255-1255.
Garrison Art Center. 23 Depot Square, Garrison’s Landing, Garrison. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 424-3960.
G. Steve Jordan Gallery. Water St. Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz. Open Wednesday – Monday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 255-6800. gstevejordan.com.
Howland Cultural Center. 477 Main St., Beacon. Beginning Dec. 7 Hudson Valley Mixed Bag with artwork by artists throughout the Hudson Valley. Opening reception Dec. 7, 3 – 5 p.m. with music by Knox Sisters. Through Dec. 29. Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 831-4988.
Hudson Beach Glass. 2nd Floor Gallery, 162 Main St., Beacon. 440-0068. Mary Anne Erickson photographs of Vanishing Roadside. Artist reception Dec. 14, 6 – 9 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
James W. Palmer III Gallery. Vassar College Center, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. Paintings and drawings of Hudson Valley artist Lily Prince will be on display through Dec. 19. Hours: Mondays-Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays noon – 6 p.m. Free. 437-5370.
Lycian Center Galleries. Sugar Loaf. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and during show times. 469-2287.
Mark Gruber Gallery. 16 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. 255-1241. Hosts changing exhibitions featuring Hudson Valley artists – oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, screen prints and posters. Museum store gift shop. Handicapped accessible. Hours: Monday 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. year round.
Newburgh Free Library Gallery. 124 Grand St, Newburgh. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 – 3 p.m. 563-3601.
Noble Roasters Café. 3020 State Route 207, Campbell Hall. Café hours: Monday-Wednesday 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 294-8090.
Orange Hall Gallery. Orange County Community College, Middletown. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and during performances in the Orange Hall Theatre. 341-4891.
The Riverside Galleries, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison. Galleries open Tues thru Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RiverWinds Gallery. 172 Main St., Beacon. “Buone Feste” – a feast of holiday gifts, made by Hudson Valley artists, for everyone on your shopping list. Our current artists are joined by John F. Gould, Claire Kassor, Myra Kooy, and Victor Mirabelli to give you a dazzling choice of gifts. Through Dec. 31. Hours: Wednesday – Monday noon – 6 p.m.; Beacon Second Saturday, open until 9 p.m. Free. 838-2880.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson. Ritz Theater Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. 562-6940, 567-0060.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. SUNY New Paltz. In the Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries In the Morgan Anderson Gallery, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery, Sara Bedrick Gallery and Corridor: Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art. Anonymous seeks to explore the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art. Through Dec. 15. Friday, December 6, 5-7p.m. Opening Reception for BFA/MFA I Thesis Exhibition. Through Dec. 12. Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seligmann Estate Gallery. Sugar Loaf. Art Exhibit: Chaim Gross Drawings. View surrealist drawings and watercolors from the notebook of Chaim Gross. Through Dec. 31. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday noon – 5 p.m. 469-9459.
Steel Plant Studios. Marist College Art Gallery Exhibit, Beck Place, Poughkeepsie. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Free.
SUNY Orange Extension Center Kaplan Hall Gallery. Room 134A, Tower Building, One Washington Center, Newburgh. Metal Logic, exhibition by bau artists. Through Dec. 2. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday 2 – 4 p.m. 341-9386.
Transverse Gallery. Locust Grove, 2683 South Road/Route 9, Poughkeepsie. Hudson Valley Paintings, a solo show by Stacie Flint. Through Jan. 2014. Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. 454-4500.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 9 Vance Road, off Rt. 207, New Windsor. Wonder and Mystery of the World featuring the works of nine local artists, Jamie MacLeod, Sarah McHugh, Karuna McLaughlin, Linda Rahl-Nadas, Ann Marie Nitti, Brian Raap, Billie Robson, Erin Clark and Todd Vogel. The show will run through August 2014. It can be viewed on Sundays from noon to 1, and by appointment throughout the year. Also on display Craft Show and Artisan Boutique through Dec. 22.
Wallkill River Art Gallery. Patchett House, intersection of 17K and Factory Street, Montgomery. Mon-Sat. “Orange County Bounty” features new paintings by Gloria Detore-Mackie and Chrissy Pahucki will be on view at the Wallkill River School from Dec. 1st-30th Also, introducing emerging artist Taylor Doce in her first solo exhibit in Orange County. There will be a wine and cheese reception for all three exhibits on Sat. Dec. 14, from 5-7pm, 845-457-2787, www.wallkillriverschool.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 457-ARTS.
Wurtsboro Art Alliance. 73 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. Annual Holiday Show through Dec. 22. A wide assortment of original works of art made by local artists will be for sale. Saturdays and Sundays noon – 4 p.m. 888-4440.