Monday, November 5, 2012

Mira Fink and The Duck Pond Painters

Here are some of my students and myself who participated in our Watercolor exhibit at the Duck Pond Gallery at the Town of Esopus library that opened Saturday, Nov. 3rd. There are 32 paintings in the show and we had a fabulously well attended opening, with good company, great food and a number of sales. People had wonderful things to say about the show. Come see it, it is up till Nov. 24th.

Here is one of my paintings from the show "Fishing Boy at the Steelhouse". 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Getting Ready for Fall

Hello Folks,

So much has been happening that I can barely keep up!  I worked for 6 weeks this summer teaching arts to kids at the Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camps.  We made art with a different theme each week.  The children were 5- 14.  I have done this every summer for the last 6 years, but the children's work never ceases to amaze me.  Here are some of thier paper Molas, a project based on Panamanian Indians sewn fabric designs.   I modified it into a layer project with paper, card stock and foam pieces. 

Hippo by Manny Coleman

Flamingo by Hannah Rein

Currently, I have several exhibits of my art work up and more classes and shows are in the works!!

My Watercolor Landscapes of the New Paltz area can be viewed at the Gray Owl Gallery in New Paltz, NY and watercolors of the Esopus area are on exhibit at the Klyne Esopus Museum on Rt. 9W in Esopus, NY. till October.

I am now represented by the Gray Owl Gallery and they will be continuing to show my art there on an ongoing basis. 

Check it out at or call (845) 518-2237.  The gallery is open from 11-6 everyday.  The Klyne Esopus museam info is listed on my website at on the events page. 

Also On Thurs. Sept 6th, 6-9pm 2012 I will be participating in the UJF of Ulster County's Fall for Art, their 16th annual Fundraiser, a juried art show sale and cocktail reception. 

This takes place at the Wiltwick Golf Club in Kingston, NY for more info or to RSVP call (845) 338-8130.   

New this year - I will be offering classes for children through Mill Street Loft at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parrish Hall in Red Hook, NY.  Sept. 22nd is a watercolor workshop for kids  ages 8 and up and an afterschool program will begin on Sept, 26th on Wed afternoons from 4-6pm at the same location.  For more info call Mill Street Loft at (845) 471-7477.

For Adults - Watercolor classes start this fall at the Art Society of Kingston October 13th and Art Play classes will continue this fall in Stone Ridge, NY at Family Traditions gift shop and gallery.  More about those classes to be posted soon!!!  Info available soon on my website

Here is a new painting fresh from my vacation in the Adirondacks. 

                              Morning at Paradox Lake, Watercolor by Mira Fink 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Artist Inspiration Talk

Saturday, April 28th at 7pm

At the Art Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY. 

Regional artists Kevin Cook and Mira Fink will present examples of their work, talk about the source of their inspiration and discuss what continues to motivate them today.  Refreshments will be served following the presentations.  Learn more about Kevin Cook and Mira Fink at and
Come out and be inspired!
$6.00 Suggested Donation     For more information call ASK at 338-0331

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Art Play Class (for Adults) in Rosendale, NY

The class will be held at The Canal Town Alley Art Center, 402 Main St. Rosendale, NY. on Wednesday Nights, March 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm. $160. (Includes all materials).  Register in advance by calling (845) 338-6503.  

What is Art Play?  The idea of this class stems from the question “Why should kids be the only ones allowed to play?” Art Play class is an opportunity to come make art in a fun and supportive, "no stress to achieve" environment.  Try different types of media (i.e. drawing, watercolor, acrylics, ink, pastels, collage, printmaking and more), explore your creativity and get in touch with your sense of play.  All the materials are provided.   Appropriate for artists at any level, no previous experience with art is needed.   The following is from a recent participant:

“I loved the class. For me, Mira’s combination of firm direction and freedom to go my own way was just absolutely perfect. I learned a lot, enjoyed watching demonstrations and seeing other’s work develop. It was particularly fun watching a classmate come alive and get all excited! I think the best thing I learned is that art class can be fun, rather than intimidating and mind-boggling work.”
Kristine Logan

An Art Play Project from the last class.  Fans are decorated with ink and paint using Chinese Brush Stroke techniques.  Fans made by students Deb Welsch, Kristine Logan and Raeline Milicevic. 

About the Instructor: Mira Fink is an accomplished artist and NYS certified art teacher.   She has exhibited her watercolor and oil paintings locally and nationally in solo and juried shows for over 20 years.  Her work is in many private collections.  She has a BFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz and studied painting at the Woodstock School of Art.  She was inspired to facilitate Art Play for Adults to simulate all the fun the children were having making mixed media projects with her at Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camp over the last 5 years.  Mira has also taught painting workshops and classes for adults at the ASK, SUNY Ulster, The Esopus Library and at The Wallkill River School of Art.  See more at