Ann Street Gallery. 104 Ann St., Newburgh Narcissim and the Self Portrait. This exhibition Narcissism and The Self-Portrait investigates similar parallels between the technological camera phone “selfie” with those that occur in collage, ceramics, oil paintings, drawings and sculpture, or other artistic mediums that lend themselves to self-absorbed, visual replications of the self. Artists featured: Jeanne Anderton, Willow Bader, Kevin Byrd, Elizabeth Castaldo, Melanie Chikofsky, Andrea Cote, James Doran, Nicole Foran, Ghi Fremaux, Ginnie Gardiner, Erica Hauser, Alexandra Iosub,Gabe Kenney, Caridad B. Kolb, Roberto Lugo, Joetta Maue, Susan Mastrangelo, Lacey McKinney, Brian Everett Miller, Kate Missett, Anne Mormile, Abby Potts, Erin M. Riley, Kevin Rohde, Richard Taddei, Kelly Thiel, and Jane Zweibel. Through Nov. 22. Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30) Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 562-6940 x119.
BAU: Beacon Artist Union. 506 Main St., Beacon. Gallery One: “Amalgam” group show curated by Russ Ritell. The Brooklyn/Beacon connection is well illustrated in this month’s opening at BAU thanks to the excellent choices made by BAU member Russell Ritell in his curatorial debut. Russell has assembled a formidable group of fellow artists from points south to be represented in Gallery One in a show entitled “Amalgam.” Integrating political and social commentary, morbid fascination, abstraction and landscape, “Amalgam” is blended to create a compelling mixture of figurative and representational work. In the Beacon Room: Jaanika Peerna. Peerna’s fascination with drawing in its widest sense has triggered the works in this exhibition. The artist crosses the boundaries between line drawing on mylar, video projections of dynamic lines, and physical movement so seamlessly that one forgets whether the work is drawing, video, installation or performace. She creates cool yet intense spacial experiences for those who enter her exhibitions. Her works use line as the main element yet leading the viewer along complex, nonlinear journeys. Shows will run through Nov. 2, Sat. and Sun. noon – 6 p.m. and by appt. 440-7584.
Crawford Gallery. Crawford Town Hall, Second floor, Route 302, Pine Bush. Autumn Expressions. Oils, watercolor, photography and mixed media art depicting the colors of autumn will be on display.Reception: Nov. 1, 2-7 p.m. Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 744-5418, 744-2075.
Exposures Gallery. King’s Highway, Sugar Loaf. 469-9382 View “Cuba”, photography exhibit by Nick Zungoli. On display Jul 12-Dec, 2014. Hours: Wed. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Gallery at Water Street Market. Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz. Hours: Wed. – Mon. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 255-1559.
Gallery 66 NY. 66 Main St., Cold Spring. “It’s Only Natural” with works by Carla Goldberg and Cynthia McCusker, exploring natural states of land and sea in paintings. Oct. 3 – Nov. 2 Thurs.-Sun. 12-5. 809-5838 or gallery66ny.com.
G. Steve Jordan Gallery. Water St. Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz. Open Wed. – Mon., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 255-6800. gstevejordan.com.
Hudson Beach Glass. 2nd Floor Gallery, 162 Main St., Beacon. 440-0068. Gallery Hours: Thurs. through Mon. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hudson Highland Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Art in the Wild: Naturally Inspired Trailside Creations An outdoor Art Exhibit curated by Daniel Mack. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 534-5506, ext. 204.
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. 94 Broadway, Women who Pastel: A Group Show of Work in Pastel by Artists in the Hudson Valley Oct. 2 – Nov. 30. Admission is free 569-4997.
Lycian Center Galleries. Sugar Loaf. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and during show times. 469-2287.
Newburgh Free Library Gallery. 124 Grand St, Newburgh. Pastels by Joanne Zambito and oil paintings by Cappy Foster are on display in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library throughout the month of October. Zambito first became interested in painting through an adult education class taught by Sadie Stellefison. She went on to study oil painting with John and Paul Gould, and pastels with Linda Novak. Zambito continued her formal education at SUNY New Paltz where she received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts degree. She has recently studied with Gayle Fedigan at the Desmond Campus. Zambito’s pastels are a mixture of studio still life and plain air landscapes. Cappy Foster has been painting in oils under the guidance of Andrew Lattimore and Paul Gould. He has attended workshops in Italy, France, and Ireland. Foster’s works have been shown in the Gould Studio, Kent Art Assoc., and the Howland Cultural Center. He has always been inspired by his father, who was a Woodstock artist and art teacher.Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 1 – 3 p.m. 563-3601.
Orange Hall Gallery. Orange County Community College, Middletown. Waterways & Wildlife ~ our region’s wetlands, ponds, lakes, kills, creeks, brooks & native flora & fauna is the title of this exhibit of 95 works by 25 artists on view through Nov. 23. Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and during performances in the Orange Hall Theatre. 341-4891.
Orange Regional Medical Center. 707 East Main St., Middletown. Farm Art from the Wallkill River School features local artists’ colorful paintings of Orange County farms, including works created during the school’s yearlong Farm Art Trail project which paired an artist-in-residence with a partner farm. The exhibiting artists are Janet Howard Fatta, Lorraine Furey, Naomi Genen, Gloria Detore Mackie, Mickie MacMillan, Margaret Morales, Elizabeth Ocskay, Michael Piotrowski, Mitchell Saler, and Mary Mugele Sealfon. The exhibit will remain on view until Oct. 31.
Pine Bush Area Public Library. Creative artist Natalie Medina will display her original Acrylic and mixed-media pieces in the main building. On display Mon-Sat the month of Aug. during library hours. 744-3375.
The Riverside Galleries, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison. Judy Pfaff exhibition Oct. 11 – Nov. 9. Galleries open Tues. through Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RiverWinds Gallery. 172 Main St., Beacon. “Hours: Wed. – Mon. noon – 6 p.m.; Beacon Second Saturday, open until 9 p.m. Free. 838-2880.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art Curated by Daniel Belasco. Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program. Curated by Sarah Lewis. Aug. 27 – Dec. 1. Also on display: Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014 Through Nov. 9 Hours: Wed. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Suggested Donation $5. 257-3844.
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. The pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Open Wed-Sun 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. From May 24-Sept 1 on Sat-Sun open until 8 p.m. In Nov open Wed-Sun 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day.) On Sept 1 and Oct 13 open 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 534-3115, stormking.org.
Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. Rhythm in Color with John Laurenzi and Herb Rogoff Oct. 5 – Nov. 30. 255-1559.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 9 Vance Road, off Rt. 207, New Windsor. Always Searching features– Michael Byro, Janet Howard-Fatta, Billie Robson and Craig Wettstein. Byro’s work is inspired by Neolithic cave paintings. The titles of Billie Robson’s works: “Serenity”, “Beyond”, and “Promise of Tomorrow” point to some of the questions she is trying to answer through her “out-of-the box” unusual and stirring pieces. Show runs through August 2015 with new works by these artists rotating throughout the year. Hours: Sundays from noon to 1, and by appointment throughout the year.
Wallkill River Art Gallery. Patchett House, intersection of 17K and Factory Street, Montgomery. 457-2787 wallkillriverschool.com. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 457-ARTS.
Wurtsboro Art Alliance. 73 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. 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.