Art in the Loft
Celebrating Local Artists
Millbrook Winery has a strong committment to supporting the Hudson Valley community. Together with the Dutchess County Arts Council, Millbrook Winery is pleased to feature Art in the Loft. These seasonal art exhibits bring our upstairs loft to life and create a unique opportunity to view the works of talented, regional artists. The gallery is open to the public every day in conjunction with the tasting room hours from May into November. The artists are selected each Spring by a juried panel.
The Dutchess County Arts Council, founded in 1964, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The mission of the Dutchess County Arts Council is to provide the leadership, funding, encouragement, and services necessary for the highest quality of art to thrive in our county and region, and for citizens to value the arts as an important part of daily life, economy, and social fabric of our communities.
Programs and activities include: grants awarded to established organizations, community based projects and Arts in Education programs; folk arts research and presentation; technical assistance, professional development, and cultural community networking opportunities; awareness and advocacy; and community-wide fundraising efforts including the Dutchess County Art Fund. Programs are funded by the County of Dutchess, the New York State Council on the Arts, and private donors. DCAC Website
CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS
Interested in having your art featured in our Art Gallery this year? Dutchess Arts Council is now accepting entries for this year's exhibit. Artist submissions will be reviewed by a panel, not all entries will be selected for exhibition. Please contact the council for more information. Dutchess Arts Council
Hudson Valley Artist Series Wine Label Competition
The Dutchess County Arts Council (DCAC) and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery have enjoyed a successful collaboration for over 12 years, mounting a series of art exhibits called Art in the Loft that run from May to November. Talented DCAC member artists exhibit their work in the unique loft space overlooking the winemaking facilities at the Winery. Starting In 2009, an additional opportunity was given to the regional artists who were selected by the jury to show their work. In the "spirit" of friendly competition, all participating artists submitted work to the Art in the Loft Wine Label Contest, hoping to see their work grace a bottle of Millbrook Winery’s Cabernet Franc Proprietor’s Special Reserve. Benjamin Krevolin, president of DCAC, is pleased with the success of the Art in the Loft exhibition series and the Wine Label Contest. Says Krevolin, “In 2000, the Millbrook Vineyard & Winery was recognized for its commitment to the arts with a Dutchess County Executive Award and this latest project is another example of their ongoing efforts to find new ways to incorporate the arts into their business for everyone’s benefit.” The contest has generated tremendous enthusiasm. The wine label art is displayed at the Winery and visitors cast their vote for their favorites. Online balloting is also available at the DCAC website during the competition. Voting continues online and in person until the final Art in the Loft exhibit comes down in November.
2012 HUDSON VALLEY ARTIST SERIES WINNER
by Robert Goldwitz
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Showing Your Art at Millbrook
The Art in the Loft gallery exhibit is visited by over 15,000 people each season. It is an excellent opportunity for local artists to show and gain exposure for their work. It is also an opportunity for artists to sell the pieces chosen for the show. Art in the Loft artists are selected by a juried panel at the beginning of each year. To have your work considered for selection for both the gallery exhibit as well as the Wine Label Competition, you must be a member of the Dutchess Arts Council. Millbrook Winery does not accept art submissions but encourages those interested to contact the Dutchess Arts Council to learn more about this program.
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