Ann Street Gallery. 104 Ann St., Newburgh. It’s ok to be a Realist highlights a group of sixteen artists whose work demonstrates the range and depth of the Realist tradition while adhering to traditional artistic values. On view through Saturday, May 2. 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.
Artology, 318 Blooming Grove Tpke. 391-8686. artologystudio.org.
Bannerman Island Gallery, 150 Main Street, Beacon. Hudson Valley Vista by Jamie Williams Grossman. Open Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Open Second Saturday til 9 p.m. 831-6346
Desmond Campus, Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. Esther McHenry’s “Spring Forward” Art Show. Esther McHenry graduated from Pratt with a degree in art teacher education, and has continued studies with masters in NY & NJ. She taught in New York City schools and in New Jersey before coming to Putnam Valley NY. She now teaches at the Mount Saint Mary Desmond Campus. Her paintings are in private, institutional and corporate collections in the U.S. and Canada. Hours by appointment: 565-2076.
Dia: Beacon. 3 Beekman Street Beacon. Adjacent to Beacon Train Station. 440-0100. Hours: Friday – Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DM Weil Gallery, 208 Bruynswick Road, Gardiner. 255-3336.
Exposures Gallery. King’s Highway, Sugar Loaf. 469-9382 Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gallery 66 NY. 66 Main St., Cold Spring. Shadow explores the hidden worlds cast in the Shadows of the multi dimensional works of artists Kaya Deckelbaum and Carla Goldberg. Both artists while working in different mediums utilize light and cast shadow as a major component to the full deep and rich expressions of their art. For these artists, light breathes life into the dark. April 3-26. Opening reception April 3, 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday 12-6. 809-5838 or gallery66ny.com.
Gallery Schubes. 50 Front Street, Newburgh. The Gallery Schubes, at 50 Front Street, on the Newburgh waterfront presents a sampling of 40 years of Burnett’s acclaimed photographic work. The show includes Burnett’s sports and Olympic work, his Presidential coverage from Kennedy to Obama as well as historical news events (the Vietnam War, the Iranian Revolution, etc) and a special collection from the time he spent with music icon Bob Marley. The Gallery will be open each weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. IrisTBT@gmail.com or at 703-623-1376.
Hudson Beach Glass. 2nd Floor Gallery, 162 Main St., Beacon. 440-0068. Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hudson Highland Nature Museum Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Come explore the fascinating world of moths. Visitors can view gorgeous moth photos from Jim des Rivieres and learn about the moth life cycle, anatomy and how moths differ from butterflies. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., 534-5506, ext. 204.
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. 94 Broadway, Newburgh Psychologically illuminating art by Toni Quest• Free admission. Reception: April 18, 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Sunday, May 31,569-4997. karpeles.com.
Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange, corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Martha Zola’s new series of paintings is on view March 6 – May 21. Artists of Excellence highlighting artists of Newburgh. View the exquisite works of sculptors, Brenda Scott Harburger and Margaret Drake which vary from abstract to realistic. On display Mon-Fri Feb 17-May 30. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 341-9386 sunyorange.edu.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, 1 Hawk Drive, SUNY New Paltz campus. Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction January 21 – April 12, Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries. Seven contemporary artists–Derrick Adams, Kamrooz Aram, Rana Begum, Jeffrey Gibson, Jason Middlebrook, Kanishka Raja, and Seher Shah–create vibrant new art that draws from Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament. “Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television Exhibition.” Feb. 7-July 12. Videotapes, photographs, slides, prints, ephemera, more. Hours: Wed-Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Suggested Donation $5. 257-3844.
Space Create. Safe Harbors of the Hudson, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Facebook.com/SpaceCreate.
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.
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. Farm/Art Trail featuring Mitchell Saler and Gene Bove. Reception: April 11, 5-7 p.m. wallkillriverschool.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 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.