Adams Fairacre Farms Newburgh store will be featuring the work of an emerging Hudson Valley artist each month on a rotating basis in an exhibition space located just inside the store’s front entrance. This year, all sales will equally benefit the artist and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.
“I strongly value what the arts offer to the community and how much more enjoyable an area is when you feel the influence of local artists. This was the inspiration behind my request to the Adams family to donate monthly exhibition space to Hudson Valley artists in the Adams Fairacre Farms Newburgh store,” stated Nursery Manager Tim Bellamy. “Last year was the debut of the rotating monthly exhibitions and both the artists and Adams shoppers loved the addition of the gallery.”
“We are so grateful that Adams Fairacre Farms has designated United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region as the charity recipient for the artwork sales this year,” noted Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way. “Adams is one of our 2015 Corporate Partners and their ongoing support of United Way and our work is an inspiration. With their help we hope to be able to support and help even more of our neighbors and friends-in-need next year.”
November’s exhibition will feature the work of Red Hook painter Kari Feuer. In her artist’s statement, Feuer noted that while she’s best known for representational landscapes, in recent years she’s begun to focus on “abstract impressionist” oils, painted mainly with a palette knife. “These are my paintings of air,and other ineffable parts of our natural surroundings – heat, mist, scent,” explained Feuer. There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday afternoon, November 29.
The December exhibition will highlight the work of Jamie Williams Grossman, chairman of the New York Plein Air Painter, whose works have been featured in Plein Air Magazine, USA Weekend, Catskill Region Guide, among other publications. In her artist’s statement, Grossman noted that: “My paintings are an extension of the way I view the world around us. I am a self-proclaimed color junkie with an addiction to painting outdoors. Standing in the midst of nature’s sights and sounds, and attempting to capture the experience in paint, is food for my soul.”
“Noted for their philanthropy, the Adams family wished to support the community in addition to highlighting Hudson Valley artists. That’s why the proceeds of each painting are divided equally between the artist and a charity,” Bellamy added. “From November 2015 through October 2016, half the proceeds from each sale will benefit United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. United Way’s support of almost 50 local programs through its Community Partners and other initiatives positively impacted the lives of more than 101,000 individuals in our community last year. So this year Adams Fairacre Farms and the artists will all ‘Live United.’”
Bellamy stressed that artists need not be well-known to apply for an exhibition. “Although I’m not an artist, I realize it may be quite difficult to find an audience without first being an established name. We hope that through exposure at the store both the artist’s work and name will find a wider audience.”
For additional information about United Way programs and initiatives, go to www.uwdor.org. For more information about Adams Fairacre Farms, go to adamsfarms.com. Adams Fairacre Farms is located at 1240 Route 300 in Newburgh. For information about becoming a featured artist, contact Tim Bellamy at TBellamy@adamsfarms.com.
About the Artists
Kari Feuer is a Red Hook painter who has been painting the Hudson Valley landscape for the past twenty years. All her oil paintings are done with a palette knife, in order to let the paint texture and color provide some surprises. Look for the black under the color: We have a lot of ambivalence in our attitudes toward nature, and she tries to capture both the beauty and the temperament of outdoors. Her work can be seen at her public studio/gallery at Red Hook Community Arts Network or online at www.karifeuer.com.
Jamie Williams Grossman is Chairman of New York Plein Air Painters and serves as the head of the their Lower Hudson Valley chapter. Her paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Plein Air Magazine, USA Weekend, The Journal News, Catskill Region Guide, Poughkeepsie Journal, and Beford Record Review. Grossman paints mostly in oils, but frequently uses other mediums such as pastel, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and casein. She nearly always paints from life and plein air landscapes are her favorite subjects. Her work has been seen in galleries in many areas of New York State and Conneticut and may be found in private collections in Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States. Grossman maintains her own studio in the Lower Hudson Valley, but prefers the “outdoor” studio. Her work can be seen online at www.hudsonvalleypainter.com.
How to Become a Featured Artist at Adams Newburgh
If you are a Hudson Valley artist, Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh would like to display your work. This opportunity is specifically for emerging artists who would like 2000 plus people to see their work every day. For the second year, Adams Fairacre Farms will feature one artist a month in a small exhibition space at the Newburgh store. This year, Adams is asking artists and viewers to Live United, as sales of the works will equally benefit the artist and United Way’s Community Fund that supports almost 50 programs of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Community Partners and other initiatives. For additional information and to submit your work for consideration, contact Adams’ Nursery Manager Tim Bellamy at TBellamy@adamsfarms.com.
About Adams Fairacre Farms
Adams Fairacre Farms began in the early 1900s as a roadside farmstand in Poughkeepsie, New York, run by Ralph A. Adams and his family. To this day Adams Fairacre Farms is a family-owned and operated business. Now Adams offers much more than produce. With four locations in the Hudson Valley, Adams consists of a full-service Meat Department, Seafood Department, Deli, Prepared Foods Department, Cheese and Coffee Departments, Bakery, Sweet Shop, Gourmet Grocery, Gift Shop, Flower Shop, Garden Center, Greenhouses and Nursery as well as three side businesses – Adams Landscaping, Adams Fences and Adams Power Equipment. Though a lot has changed since the farmstand days, the Adams reputation for providing top quality products and outstanding customer service is unwavering. For more information, go to adamsfarms.com.