Gallery Volunteer - Summer/Fall 2020

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DUTCHESS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION INC

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Join us at the Barrett Art Center! We are a Poughkeepsie-based arts organization that offers history, a rotating contemporary arts exhibit, and workshops and events for children and adults in the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer to help us with:

  • Gallery Sitting: greeting visitors and offering general information about Barrett
  • General office tasks: answer phones and inquiries
  • Special events: help with opening receptions, minor art handling, preparing food and wine
Other opportunities are also available depending on the volunteer's interests.

Our galleries, studios, and offices are located in a historic 1840s Greek Revival townhouse and are sure to inspire anyone interested in supporting the community and the arts through volunteer work.

To apply, please send us your resume and a brief cover letter.
For more information, visit www.barrettartcenter.org

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About DUTCHESS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION INC

Location:

55 NOXON ST, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Barrett Art Center/Dutchess County Art Association is to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley. This includes exhibits, art classes, lectures, and demonstrations focused on the visual arts.

Description

When American regionalist painter, muralist and printmaker Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr. (1902-1947) returned home to Poughkeepsie after working as a muralist for the Treasury Relief Art Project and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project in the early 1930s, he expressed his idealistic desire for a better society by creating a community art organization. Recognizing the positive impact of the arts on community life, Barrett founded the Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) in 1934. Today, the DCAA is commonly known as the Barrett Art Center (BAC).

Throughout its history, BAC has provided a meeting place for artists and art enthusiasts alike to view, exhibit, discuss, create, and learn about art. A 30-year tradition of presenting prestigious national shows of contemporary art (New Directions) and photography (Photoworks) juried by museum professionals annually attracts hundreds of submissions from across the country. BAC offers opportunities for members, students, and instructors to showcase their work. A long-standing tradition since its inception is extensive outreach. Off-site events, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations promote an awareness of art and artists on a county-wide level; this goal achieved through partnerships with libraries, civic organizations, art and educational institutions, historic sites, and local businesses.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

55 Noxon StPoughkeepsie, NY 12601

(41.70051,-73.9276)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • General Education
  • Exhibition Arts

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We'll work with your availability.

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