Timeless: Art that Transcends Time, Language and Space

On view starting July 11, 2023

Submission Deadline: June 18, 2023

Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) is proud to present their members’ exhibition Timeless to showcase artwork that transcends time, language, and space. Artwork is timeless and has the ability to resonate with individuals from the past, present and future, both near and far.

All Arts Mid-Hudson members including 2-D, 3-D, and performing artists and writers are encouraged to submit artworks that correlate with the concept of timelessness. If you have a concept for an artist talk or performance around this topic we encourage you to submit those as well. All submissions will be accepted using this form: 

Submission Requirements:

  • All artistic disciplines are eligible for submission including, but not limited to, visual, performing, written, digital and video, traditional, and experimental mediums. 
  • We ask for a minimum of two submissions for 2-D, 3-D, and written work.
  • 2-D or 3-D hanging artwork may not exceed 17 inches in any dimension including framing.
  • Written works must fit on one 8 ½ x 11 page at 12pt font and will be printed by AMH and mounted on foam core.
  • Sculptures to be displayed on a podium will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until no more space is available. Sculptures may not exceed 15 inches in any dimension.
  • Video and digital work, if accepted, will be displayed on a monitor in our gallery.
  • Proposals for performance based mediums are welcome. After you submit your proposal, AMH staff will reach out to set up a consultation to determine if the proposal can be accommodated.
  • This show is restricted to members of Arts Mid-Hudson. You may check your membership status by contacting Arts Mid-Hudson’s Office. You can become a member here: https://artsmidhudson.org/become-a-member/
  • All artists who submit wall hanging work will have one piece accepted to the Members' Show (please note restrictions on 3-D and performance based work listed above). 
  • All submissions must be suitable to be hung in a public gallery at the discretion of the selection committee and Arts Mid-Hudson.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson will take every caution with the artwork. The artist understands that Arts Mid-Hudson does not provide insurance for artwork and agrees to exhibit the work with this stipulation. 
  • The prices listed reflect retail pricing. If artwork is sold, Arts Mid-Hudson will receive a 25% commission.


Submission Deadline: June 18

Notification: June 19

Drop-off: June 27, 28, 29

Opens: July 11

Closes: August 25

Pick-up: August 30, 32, September 1

Contact Arts Mid-Hudson to confirm your membership status – (845) 454-3222 or gallery@artsmidhudson.org

Program Overview:
We are thrilled to announce that 2023 will be the inaugural year of the Ulster County Poet Laureate program. This program will honor local outstanding poet, integrate poetry into the community, enrich the education of our young people, and enhance the County’s position as a cultural center in the Mid-Hudson region.

  • Appointment is for a one-year term, allowing for one additional consecutive one-year term based on the availability of the poet.
  • This position is an honorary appointment without salary.
  • The Poet Laureate will have a webpage on the AMH website.

Nominations may come from individuals or organizations within or outside Uster County. Poets may self nominate.

The Poet Laureate should shape the position in their own way. Duties typically include public activities with schools, community groups, and the press during the year and contact with writers and readers by mail, email and/or through a website. Other duties will include:

  • Presentations at appropriate public events, such as National Poetry Month in April.
  • Advocacy of poetry in the community, including, but not limited to, bringing poetry to school children, projects or programs that promote the appreciation of poetry, or poetry workshops with underserved populations in the community.

AMH strives toward broad inclusion and true access to arts and cultural programming for all. AMH strongly encourages thoughtful outreach to underserved audiences. These are groups who may have limited access to art programs, services, or resources due to location, race, economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or other demonstrable factors. Some groups underserved by the arts in Ulster County may include Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian, People of Color, LGBTQ+, disabled, elder, youth, rural, and/or low-income audiences.
Nominees for the Ulster County Poet Laureate must:

  • Reside in Ulster County for at least two years.
  • Be a published author with a body of high quality work.
  • Be comfortable in the performance of poetry in public.
  • Be interested in presenting a sense of the community through poetry.
  • Be willing to advocate and educate people about poetry.

Review Process:

The Ulster County Poet Laureate will be selected by a committee of poets who will meet to review all nominations.

Lilia Pérez, Grants & Programs Manager at email: lperez@artsmidhudson.org or phone: 845-454-3222 ex 11.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Dutchess County Executive, in collaboration with Arts Mid-Hudson, annually recognizes outstanding people and organizations that contribute to the artistic quality and vibrancy of Dutchess County. This is the 36th Anniversary of the Awards, originally founded by then Dutchess County Executive Lucille Pattison in 1986. The awardees are selected from public nominations and we invite you to nominate an individual, organization or business.

AWARDS CEREMONY – Details are still being finalized but the event will be held in person in at a Dutchess County location to be determined, the first or second week of October.  

Awards are offered in 10 categories this year:  

Art in Public Places: awards a Dutchess-based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.
Artivist Award: Recognizes a Dutchess-based artist that generously engages the community through their work in the arts.
Arts in Education Award: acknowledges a Dutchess-based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district, or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Dutchess County.
Arts Organization Award: rewards a Dutchess-based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Dutchess County's cultural life over a significant period of time.
Business/Corporation Award: recognizes a Dutchess County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Dutchess County's cultural heritage.
Individual Artist Award: recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.
Patron/Philanthropy Award: recognizes an individual or family residing in Dutchess County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts through extraordinary leadership, personal financial commitment or philanthropic activities.
ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts: this award recognizes an individual, business, or organization that follows the initiative launched by Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro that seeks to change the way our community relates to our neighbors with all abilities through the arts.
Volunteer Award: recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County, who has made a significant contribution to the arts as a board member, volunteer, or through other services in the arts.
Youth with Exceptional Promise in the Arts: Recognizes a Dutchess County resident that is of high school or college-age (16-22) as of October 15, 2023, and working or studying in any arts discipline including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. (Note: Supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Community members will review nominations and select this year's awardees using the following criteria: (note that not all criteria are applicable in all categories):

  • Artistic Excellence/Dedication – For artists and arts programs consider the track record and quality of the nominee’s art-related work. For arts supporters, consider their dedication to the arts or the arts community.   
  • Impact – Consider the impact the nominee has had in Dutchess County and beyond, the extent to which the nominee brings positive recognition to Dutchess County and to which their actions have positively impacted the county's arts and cultural scene.
  • Influence– Consider whether the nominee is visible and well connected. Will they be a draw for the event? Have their ideas positively influenced the Dutchess County arts and cultural scene?


Nominees must be residents of Dutchess County, or corporations/organizations based in Dutchess County.  Nominations may not be made for people, businesses, or organizations who have been honored in that category in the last 5 years, however, if you nominated someone last year who did not win you may nominate them again.  Click here to view a pdf of winner history:

Past Awardees

Nominations will close automatically at 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
Awardees will be announced in late June or early July.

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