Current Exhibit

Hudson River Valley Landscapes in Watercolor
by Betsy Jacaruso

Extended through Summer 2018

Monday 1-5PM           
Sat 3-7PM  |  2nd Saturdays 3-9PM
Sun 10AM-2PM

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Orb of Night, Betsy Jacaruso                  [watercolor original, 38.5"x24"]

Gallery Space

  Gallery at 199 Main Street in Beacon, NY

Gallery at 199 Main Street in Beacon, NY








Located in the dynamic West End district of Beacon’s Main Street, this historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits.

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Past Exhibits

Click Past Exhibits to see the history of talented artists who have shared their visual perspective on water-related subjects at our gallery.

The natural beauty of the Hudson Valley has always transfixed me; the breathtaking vistas, mountains, and rivers inspire much of my current work. In my luminous landscape series I strive to go beyond creating a composition to capture the essence of the valley, and evoke an emotion through the aqueous process of watercolor.
— Betsy Jacaruso

Betsy Jacaruso presents "Luminous Waterways", capturing the essence of light specific to the vistas and waterways of the Hudson Valley region. Her 26 pieces of original watercolor at once transport the viewer and evoke a strong sense of place.

Betsy Jacaruso is an artist, watercolor instructor, and gallery owner in Rhinebeck, NY. Jacaruso received her BFA with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, NY.