Riverdale YM-YWHA

Gallery 18



Amoree Beeckman, Joyce Dutka

& Jane Messner


Jean Messner studied at the School of Art and Design and received a National Scholastic Art Award for drawing. She spent a decade working in the fashion industry in New York as a fashion illustrator. Still pursuing her love of fine art she studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League for twenty years and is a voting member since 2007. At the League she received an Honorable Mention for figurative painting. Wanting to expand her experience in art, Jean attended Hunter College in 2012 to pursue an interest in graphic design and digital art. She has started exploring and now creates paintings on the iPad as a new medium. Ms. Messner has participated in numerous group shows in New York City galleries. She also lectures to art groups on painting techniques and how to paint digitally. Her work encompasses figurative and portrait paintings and now she creates colorful landscape paintings.


Joyce Dutka after many years of painting in watercolor, sculpting in stone, and recently clay, has lately been devoting time to exploring acrylic painting.  This Riverdalian paints still life, landscapes, and birds.  This show will be the latest work completed during four years.  Her mentor is Danny Hauben.  She is the volunteer curator of gallery 18 and loves discovering new artists and exhibiting their work.   A member of The Riverdale Art Association which she started sixteen years ago and is currently Program Chair.Jean Messner is an artist residing in New York City. She is a graduate of the High


Amoree Beeckman has been a member of the Riverdale Art Association since its inception in l999.  She has exhibited throughout Westchester and Riverdale and won many blue ribbon awards.  The most recent was at the Vintage Art Show where she was given an award for pastel.



Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be open from August 1st to 31st with an artist reception on Sunday, August 9th, 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

If you are interested in learning more about shows at Gallery 18,
please email our Gallery Coordinator, Joyce Dutka with GALLERY 18 in the subject line.

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