Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in New Paltz
Category: Art Galleries
The DM Weil Gallery is perhaps the largest privately owned modern art gallery in the entire Hudson Valley region of New York....
The DM Weil Gallery is perhaps the largest privately owned modern art gallery in the entire Hudson Valley region of New York. The gallery itself is a Soho style, museum-like 3,000+ square foot edifice with 14 foot high walls, a bar, a media center and a restored 1911 Grotrian grand piano on which free mini-concerts are offered. DM Weil, the owner and artist, is an accomplished abstract painter whose paintings have been called, “bold, colorful and deceptively complex” by Contemporary Art Collector.“We want to give visitors an art experience they won’t soon forget,” says Ken Aspin, the gallery manager. “We like to start folks off with a complimentary glass of wine or a mug of cappuccino, maybe something decadent from one of the local bakeries. Our visitors love it, and it’s a great way to help support local businesses.”“When you step through the double doors of the gallery and are confronted by all the eye-popping color,” Ken continues, “we hope people are absolutely blown away by DM’s art. And whether or not they decide to purchase one of DM’s originals, or the more reasonably priced giclees (prints on canvas), we guarantee they won’t leave empty handed, because we are giving away a free signed print to every first time visitor through the end of the summer of 2011.”For those interested in the artistic process, DM Weil herself is on hand to recount the inspiration for her paintings, and to offer tours of her adjacent studio, where visitors can see works in progress.“I feel so blessed to get to spend my time creating art”, says DM Weil, “and as a way of giving back, I donate a portion of each original painting sold at the gallery to Manger-Weil House, the 8,000 square foot orphanage in Mekelle, Ethiopia my family and I helped to build.”