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AMH Pop-Up Galleries

The following locations currently have work on view as a part of the AMH Pop-Up Galleries. All are available for purchase by contacting or 845-454-3222


307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  M-Th 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 5:00-9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 5:00-10:00 p.m.


“My work imbues a celebration of life. I create two distinct facets of this theme with acrylic paint on canvas in an abstract impressionist style. The florals draw you into an ethereal place and time. Whether a majestic seaside marsh or a wispy golden field; you cannot help but feel the joyousness of God’s creation. The gatherings instill a sense of unity, we are all one on this journey; excited to share together a concert, ferry ride or a sunset in this beautiful place created for us. Each painting is constructed of many layers and often I do not know what the final outcome will be.

As I paint I am both methodical and carefree, splashing and flinging paint while perfectly placing a flower, stem or star. I use a variety of tools as I work. Brushes, bottles, rags, and fingers help to create layered seascapes, crowds of people, and nighttime gardens. My use of color is as intense and vibrant as life itself. It is meant to convey the excitement I feel for this amazing world in which we live.”




12 Raymond Ave Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 


Ilga Ziemins-Kurens taught art for 33 years in Millbrook. Since her retirement in 2008 she has devoted her artistic pursuits to painting. She has studied with artists locally and in Florida. Ilga’s work ranges from realistic to abstract. The unifying elements of color, movement and texture are evident in all of her work. There is a joy of depiction and a happiness that hopefully transmits it’s message to the viewer.




375 Broadway, Kingston, NY  M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



I am known as a landscape painter. Two years ago, when I was out plein air painting, a group of young male migrant farm workers came into view. I gestured them into my painting, appreciating their presence at first as merely compelling sunlit shapes in the landscape. As time went on these shapes became much more than figures. Their forms became individual people with sunburned faces, discrete personalities, and with distinct life stories. My paintings began to change and to grow. After almost two years painting in both gouache and with oil sticks and traditional oil paint and brush, my work now is more portraiture than landscape. In my paintings, my subjects sometimes look directly at the viewer. They are hard at work. They claim our attention. These workers are here among us but separated from us. My paintings ask the viewer to come closer to know these human beings.




272 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


I have always been visually stimulated which led me to photography. My photographic subjects are extensive and varied. They are dominated by the two areas where I have lived most of my life, New York City and the Hudson Valley. I also have many photographs of the places I’ve traveled to. And I see a photograph in virtually every flower, tree, landscape, sky and creature I happen by. It became an obsession to capture the moments of beauty or interest that reeled in my attention. And as with most photographers, I can’t resist sharing these captured moments.  Along this photographic journey I have discovered an interesting process for sharing my images. It is called dye-sublimation and this process enables me to infuse images onto a number of different substrate types. These include metal, glass, wood, slate and others. This process has provided me with yet a second obsession. I am always excited to see and share the finished art pieces, as each substrate provides a uniquely different look and feel.



8 N. Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  


Erica Hauser is a painter based in Newburgh, NY. She grew up in Brewster, NY, and holds a BFA in illustration from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her vintage-hued paintings of ordinary objects and places, described as  a sort of ‘nostalgic Americana’ and inspired in part by observation, sense-memories and photographs, have been shown nationally, though most regularly in the New York area. Since moving to the Hudson Valley in 2007, she has participated in many local art projects and collaborations, and is on the board of BeaconArts. In 2013 she co-founded Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, where she coordinates with artists to install monthly exhibitions, and curates biannual group shows. She has received several grants to support her work and has attended artist residencies in New Mexico, Vermont, and upstate New York.

“Like flashes of memory, the architecture, advertising and automobiles that populate Erica Hauser’s paintings recall the aesthetics and cultural icons of the American mid-twentieth century. Hauser works from her own photographs as well as from collected source material, distilling the essential elements into sharply-focused descriptions of an indistinct past.”

Her work is also currently on view in the Memento  exhibition at Albany International Airport through February 2018.




27 Garden Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  



Global Perspectives

Steven Steele Cawman has enjoyed a career in photography, motion pictures and advertising for more than 20 years.  Specializing in travel and nature photography, Steven has travelled the world capturing images of the great outdoors, breathtaking scenery and the majesty of nature.  Steven’s love of travel and desire to experience new cultures has inspired and driven him to see and capture the world.


Global Perspectives is a collection of works showcasing Steven’s photographs from around the globe.  The images transport the viewer to new places, while showcasing the many colors and moods of some of the world’s most beautiful locations.     Steven received his Masters Degree in Film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Prior to NYU, he attended Kenyon College where he studied English Literature and Art History.  Steven lives in Dutchess County, New York, and is passionate about the arts and the Hudson Valley.  His works are held in many corporate and private collections and his clients include the Semester at Sea Program, The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and numerous publications.


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