Proceeds to help restore artist’s gravestone 

Alice Judson
Alice Judson

RiverWinds Gallery announces an Alice Judson Memorial Fundraiser to help restore the gravestone of one of Beacon’s well-known female artists. Tickets to win an original signed Alice Judson painting —The Porch — will be sold starting Aug. 22 through Sept. 27, at RiverWinds Gallery. The proceeds from the sale of the tickets will cover the expense of restoring her gravestone located in St Luke’s Cemetery in Beacon.

Alice Judson (1876 – 1948) is one of Beacon’s earliest famous painters. She studied under John Henry Twachtman at the Art Students League in New York City. Judson’s art career flourished in the 1920s and ‘30s. She belonged to North Shore, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Hudson Highlands, and Pittsburgh Art Associations, as well as the Gloucester Society of Artists, National Academy of Women Painters and Sculptors, and the Society of Independent Artists.

“The Porch” by Alice Judson
“The Porch” by Alice Judson

The Porch is a rare signed architectural oil painting by Judson that is being donated by RiverWinds Gallery to raise funds to restore her gravestone, which has fallen over. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 22 at RiverWinds. They will be $5 per ticket or $10 for three tickets.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., a reception will be held at Riverwinds Gallery. It will include light refreshments, a presentation about Judson by Diane Lapis of the Beacon Historical Society, and most importantly of all, the drawing of the winning ticket. You do not need to be present to win.

RiverWinds Gallery is a multi-faceted art space featuring over 45 of the finest Hudson Valley artists, traditional fine art including paintings and photography, and contemporary crafts, including jewelry, cards, ceramics, scarves and hand-dyed yarn. It is a member of the Beacon Arts Community Association (BeaconArts) beaconarts.org and Art Along the Hudson artalongthehudson.com. RiverWinds Gallery is located at 172 Main St., Beacon. Call 845-838-2880 or visit riverwindsgallery.com.

Hours are Wednesday through Monday noon to 6 p.m., Beacon Second Saturday noon to 9 p.m.

Photos courtesy RiverWinds Gallery

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