Hudson River Fellowship
at Wethersfield

2022 Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield


Wethersfield Estate and Garden is pleased to announce the second annual Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield to be held in June 2022. Twenty young artists studying classical realism painting in the tradition of the old masters at the pre-eminent Grand Central Atelier will be selected following a competitive application process. June visitors to the Wethersfield Garden are likely to see plein air painters hard at work capturing sprawling vistas, woodland gardens, flowers, and more.


Wethersfield was built on a vision of uniting art and the natural world.  It is our distinct honor to provide a literal and metaphorical canvas for the most promising artists of their generation. 


We invite members of the community to see the works of art produced by the Fellows of the Hudson River Fellowship during their summer landscape painting residency at Wethersfield at their exhibit. Stay tuned for details!

About Wethersfield

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Wethersfield, which comprises fields, formal gardens, and extensive vistas across the rolling hills of Dutchess County, was built on a vision of uniting art and the natural world. Our landscape also includes ponds, wetlands, and 20 miles of trails with statuary, as well as an elegant house with Palladian windows and Annigoni frescoes, all for inspiration to the Hudson River Fellowship artists-in-residence. 

The launch of the Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield signifies the intertwining of two historic threads that may establish Dutchess County in the years to come as the birthplace of an aesthetic renaissance. 


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About the Hudson River Fellowship Program


2021 Hudson River Fellow,  Jacon Gabriel

The Hudson River Fellowship, an extension of the teaching at New York City’s Grand Central Atelier, founded by artist Jacob Collins, is modeled after the artistic, social, and spiritual values of the Hudson River School painters. According to its mission statement:


“By bringing back the skills and spirit of the pre-Impressionist landscape painters, the program will give much-needed direction to the new generation of painters. As they learn to study carefully and reflect on the trees and clouds and blades of grass and cliffs, their paintings will become beautiful. Ideally, these artists and their beautiful representations of nature will help to lead the culture back to a stronger connection with the landscape. The fellowship seeks to make a contribution to both the art world and the conservation movement.”

Get to know the artists and see a few glimpses of their works in progress - and observations from behind the scenes.

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