Our three galleries – The Hallway Gallery located at 9 Vassar Street, and the Hancock Gallery and the Reception Gallery located at 12 Vassar Street – feature works from local and regional artists. All proceeds from artwork sales help both the artist and the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.  If you are interested in displaying artwork in our galleries please email us at CHACexhibits@gmail.com

The Hallway Art Gallery at 9 Vassar Street is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Art Galleries at 12 Vassar Street are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and can be accessed by calling the CHAC Office at (845) 486-4571, as well as during events at the VBI Theatre.

Visitation Safety Protocols 

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center requires the adherence of the following Visitation Safety Protocols:

  • ALL VISITORS and TENANTS ARE ADVISED TO WEAR FACIAL PROTECTION (masks or cloth covering) inside Public Areas  – Art Galleries, VBI Theatre, Grand Parlor, Conference Room, Halls, Restrooms, Kitchen, Elevator and Stairwells – of the 9 and 12 Vassar Street buildings of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center and practice social distancing.   
  • ORGANIZATIONS/PERFORMING ARTS COMPANIES WHO RENT THE VBI THEATRE for their productions MAY REQUIRE ATTENDEES/AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS and WEAR MASKS.
  • ATTENDEES to ART OPENING RECEPTIONS or SPECIAL EVENTS HELD INDOORS ARE ADVISED TO WEAR MASKS EXCEPT WHILE ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING.
  • PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING CLASSES in the DANCE STUDIO are advised to CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR for CLASSROOM SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
Date: September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Time: Hallway Art Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Kristen Lowe – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hallway Art Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

September 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Boscobel Painting by Kristen Lowe

Kristen Lowe is a New York based artist and educator specializing in oil painting. Her work is inspired by deep connections to her environment and the many layers and stories each place holds, whether they be physical, historical or metaphorical. “I was fortunate enough to grow up in a region of New York with beautiful landscapes and rich history,” remarked Ms. Lowe. “My paintings reflect my interest in the natural world and appreciation for the scenery and life surrounding me.”  Holding a BFA and MS in Art and Design with a concentration in painting from Pratt Institute, her training encompassed traditional methods, such as using the grisaille technique, to paint the figure as the old masters did.  She incorporates this classic method with contemporary practices to blend the past and present in her paintings that represent the human interconnection to our world. Ms. Lowe has exhibited her work at the Limner Gallery, Bannerman Island Gallery, Arts Society of Kingston, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Olive Free Library, and Unframed Artists Gallery. She has taught art at a variety of institutions in New York City including the Guggenheim and is currently teaching at a public high school in the Hudson Valley.

Date: September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Time: Reception and Hancock Galleries Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

“Two Artists Views” Paintings by Diane Christi and Stacie Flint – Reception and Hancock Galleries @ 12 Vassar Street

September 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Diane Christi is a mixed media abstract artist who uses pencil, pastel, ink and oil paint on paper to create contrasting textual designs. “As a former dancer, I attempt to capture the timeless energy of movement in my painting approaching each new piece as a new choreography,” she states. “Saturation of color amidst intricate lines and shapes is my medium of transmission whereby juncture and intersection of line frequently inform me alongside motion, division of space, and observation of light.” Ms. Christi is a graduate of Queens College, NY receiving a BA in Theater and Dance and studied at the Woodstock School of Art. Her works have been on display in numerous galleries throughout the Hudson Valley including ArtBar Gallery in Kingston, NY, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY, and the Twilight Park Gallery in Haines Falls, NY where she was awarded Judges Choice in 2018 and 2019. https://www.dianechristi.com/new-works (Ms. Christi’s artwork will be on display in the Reception Gallery at 12 Vassar Street.)

Stacie Flint is an award-winning painter/portrait artist and illustrator of the children’s book Ten Pigs Fiddling by Ron Atlas (2005 Amberwood Press). Known for her colorful style and the use of imagery, Ms. Flint embraces Expressionism’s sense of freedom to paint vibrant and colorful portraits of people and pets as well as objects and landscape. “The color, energy, accessible imagery and good mood are consistent and distinctive to my work, which I call ‘Love Through Art’,” she explains. “My work has evolved from a graphic narrative to a painterly process.  I infuse my art with love of life, and hope it inspires others as it does me.”  Ms. Flint has exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond. Her acrylic and oil paintings and portraits are owned nationally and internationally, and her art is in the permanent collection of Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, and in Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY.  She also has a commissioned public art exhibit on permanent display at Ulster County Area Transit in Kingston.  Ms. Flint studied art at SUNY New Paltz and received a BPS degree from SUNY Empire State College. Her art has been featured on many magazine covers including Chronogram, The Valley Table, The Ulster County Community Guide, HITS Program Guide and The Van Wyck Gazette and has appeared in various issues of The New York Times, Spotlight International Contemporary Art Magazine, Hudson Valley MagazinePoughkeepsie Journal, New Paltz Times and other publications. Her illustrations for music CD covers include Grenadilla, Betty and the Baby Boomers, and Ellie Wininger. Stacie Flint (Ms. Flint’s artwork will be on display in the Hancock Gallery at 12 Vassar Street.)

Date: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Time: Hallway Art Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Erin Ann Koch – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hallway Art Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Mt. Beacon by Erin Ann Koch

Erin Ann Koch, whose artwork will be on display in the Hallway Art Gallery at 9 Vassar Street, is a painter and photographer residing in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Inspired by the trees, rivers, highlands and grasslands of the Hudson Valley as well as Buddhism, mythology, and collaboration with her community, Ms. Koch believes in the value of art to uplift our lives, bring beauty into our homes, and stimulate imagination.  “I attune to nature, the landscape, the weather, and the effects of light…my goal is to bring happiness to others through my art,” she comments.  Ms. Koch has taught art to children for the past 20 years and currently teaches Middle School students at the Oakwood Friends School in Spackenkill, NY.  She has also been a studio assistant for award winning artists Graham Nickson and Martin Puryear, and has worked for NY Studio School, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Studio in A School and Experience Arts Project (Seattle).  

Date: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Time: Hancock Galleries Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Kat Spontak – Solo Art Exhibit in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Photo by Kat Spontak

Kat Spontak is a self-taught, Hudson Valley-based self portrait photographer and mixed media artist. Ms. Spontak’s exhibit, The Dichotomy of Love, is an exploration of her experiences in love.  “It’s the most important thing in the world…what makes it go ‘round – getting to love and be loved in return, in all forms of the word,” she relays. “The feeling of peace on earth or the fall of Rome, everything and nothing, together, separate or not at all; yet forever, always.”

Date: November 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Time: Reception Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Marie DiPerri – Solo Art Exhibit in the Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

It Can’t Be Rain All The Time by Marie DiPerri

Marie DiPerri ia a Mixed Media artist and will display her Psycle exhibit in the Reception Gallery. “Psycle explores the abstractness behind individualized evolution, an evolution that’s in constant flux because life is in constant flux,” explains Ms. DiPerri. “These mixed media paintings push boundaries into the sculptural world in order to reflect how one evolves and navigates their world through memories and experiences.” Ms. DiPerri is a New York artist based in the Hudson Valley whose focus is on creating mixed media works utilizing collage, painting, found objects, and objects from nature.  Receiving her BFA in painting from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and her BS in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz, she has exhibited her work in Boston and throughout the Hudson Valley, most recently in the Po+P Up Kingston 2020 O+ Festival.  Ms. DiPerri has also served as a Teaching Artist for non-profit organizations such as The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft), Arts Horizons, and The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies as well as co-owned and operated Gallery Fifty5 with her partner from 2018-2020.