January 30, 2016 Revels 2016 Cocktails 5:30pm. Dinners 8:00pm.

The mid-winter moveable feast is one of our oldest and most loved events. The evening begins with festive drinks and hors d’oeurves at the Academy, guests then move on to one of more than a dozen elegant dinners hosted by friends of the Academy.

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August 31-September 3, 2018 Thirteenth Annual Festival of Books

The annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit, snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili. New this year, Spencertown Academy members will have first crack at the books during the Member’s Preview on Friday, August 31 from 1:00-8:00pm. Free for members, $10 for member’s guests, memberships will be available at the door. Preview shoppers will enjoy wine and cheese from 6:00-8:00pm. See the full schedule.

August 22, 2018 Deadline Call for Entries – Juried Regional Show

Show to be held October 6-28, 2018
Theme: Light + Shadow. The artist’s eye, perceptions and choices.
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July 21-August 12, 2018 They Made the Cut

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 4:00-6:00pm

To cut, is a process we use over and over again in our daily lives. It has many different meanings and can be both a verb and a noun. Cut can mean to pierce sharply; to divide into parts, to reduce, to stop or to make a sudden shift. It can also mean to remove or exclude from something larger or to make a design in a particular way. The six local artists exhibiting each use cutting as an integral role in creating their own unique artistry.
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Sunday, July 29 Workshop: Invisible Made Visible 10:00am- Noon. No charge. Pre-registration is required.

Artist Melissa Sarris will offer this hands-on embroidery workshop in conjunction with They Made the Cut show in the Gallery. Men from Green Haven Correctional facility were asked to respond to questions about how they see themselves and to allow the outside world to see their humanity and potential. Sarris took their hand written responses and enlarged and printed them on linen fabric. In the upcoming workshop participants are invited to embroider these words. Embroidery stitches will be taught. An informal conversation on the topic of mass incarceration will be encouraged. All materials will be provided (donated by Up-Stitch, Albany, NY). This workshop is limited to 10 participants. All abilities welcome. Register here.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 A Workshop in Habitat Design 9:00am-Noon. $65 Academy members, $75 nonmembers

The workshop, led by Linda Horn and Heather Grimes, will begin at Linda Horn’s restored, native habitat, Spencertown property and will study the design of the landscape around the house, the plant choices that were made for diversity and the nature of the maintenance involved. Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Next stop, just a short distance away, a site visit to a property that has not been extensively landscaped.
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June 23-July 15, 2018 Second Annual Regional Juried Photo Show

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Illumination. Light from darkness. A flash of understanding, insight, epiphany.
This year’s Second Annual Photography Show highlights the work of twenty one photographers who artfully display, in both black & white and color, how this year’s theme, Illumination, inspired their imagery. This impressive exhibit exemplifies the deeply personal process of creating art in all its forms.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 Garden Market on the Green 2018 9:00am-3:00pm

A lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. This year’s market will showcase more than a dozen vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. Food vendors will offer varied and delicious sustenance. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Admission is free and a portion of all sales benefit the Academy.