Join us for a cocktail reception outdoors on the patio and a formal dinner inside the galleries.
We will celebrate this year's honorees and raise vital funds for the Museum's programs throughout the evening.



Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt's distinguished art career spans nearly seven decades. At the age of 35, he became the first African American sculptor to have a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Hunt has held over 150 solo exhibitions and is represented in more than 100 public museums across the globe. Hunt has made the largest contribution to public art in the United States, with more than 160 public sculpture commissions gracing prominent locations in 24 states and Washington, D.C. Hunt has been a central figure in Civil Rights-era action and has commemorated many African American icons. His body of work explores themes of the African diaspora, African and Western art, mythology, and Hunt's own ancestry, especially in relation to growth, expansion, freedom, movement, and flight.


Lesley Dill

Lesley works at the intersection of language and fine art, exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche. With over 100 solo exhibitions and works featured in more than 50 American museums, Lesley’s friendship with The Dorsky began over two decades ago when we organized a major exhibition of Lesley’s art that toured nationwide. 

Richard Frumess

Richard, the founder of internationally renowned R&F Handmade Paints, which manufactures handmade paint in Kingston, NY, began as an artist but made a deliberate shift in medium from paint on canvas to the creation of social structures and lines of communication. An innovative leader in encaustics, an influential educator in color theory, and a community builder Richard has dedicated himself to Kingston’s vibrant art community, including through his instrumental role in our 2022 exhibition Benjamin Wigfall & Communications Village.

Erin Dougherty

Erin is a shining example of dedication, creativity, and leadership. Erin first experienced The Dorsky during a Kingston high school field trip and went on to major in sculpture at SUNY New Paltz. Throughout her studies, she worked at the Museum, culminating in her 2022 graduating thesis artwork being exhibited in our gallery. We celebrate Erin’s accomplishments and encourage her future achievements.






Fan of The Dorsky

Floyd Lattin & Ward L.E. Mintz


William Burback ​& Peter Hofmann MD
Chronogram Media

David ​& Penny Dell
Deborah & Brian Howes
Linda Sweet
Janine Tramontana ​& Gareth Old


Bailey Pottery
Olivia Georgia & Steve Oakes
Alanna Iacono & Joseph Bywater
Dani Korwin & Anthony DiGuiseppe
SUNY New Paltz Foundation


The Cronin Gallery
Bobbi Esmark
​Erica Marks & Dan George
SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts




Honorary Chairs
Anne Bailey, Jim Bailey, Melvin Edwards

Committee Co-Chairs
David Dell, Alanna Iacono, Janine Tramontana

Committee Members
Arthur Anderson, William Burback, Joseph Bywater, Melanie Cronin, Penny Dell, Barbara Esmark
Johanna Hecht, Deb Howes, Peter Hofmann M.D., Floyd Lattin, Erica Marks, Barry Mayo, Ward L.E. Mintz, Wendy Monk,
Isabel Nazario, Julio Nazario, Gareth Old, Marjorie Shelley, Raymond Sokolov, Linda Sweet, Helen Toomer, Sylvia Leonard Wolf




It has been our great honor to pay tribute to all Dorsky Award Honorees, and it is our privilege to call them good friends.

Anne & Jim Bailey, Joan K. Davidson, Melvin Edwards,  Steven Holl, Mickey Jamal, Andrew Lyght, Marcuse Pfeiffer, Amara Projansky & Jason Stern, Susana Torruella Leval 





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