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6886 SW 88th ST Miami, FL 33156
Email: tillystudio@aol.com Website: www.tillystudio.com

Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, “Address:Earth”, Poughkeepsie, NY, curated by B. Matheis
The Akin Museum, Pawling, NY “Meeting the Past”

The Selection Gallery at Eastworks, Easthampton, MA
The Akin Museum, Pawling, NY
The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY

The Howland Cultural Center, “ArtWomen@work”, Beacon, NY
Studio@620, St Petersburg, FL
Rhinecliff Hotel, summer show, Rhinecliff, NY

Twisted Soul, Poughkeepsie, NY
Abecedarian Gallery, OUPI group show, Denver, CO
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, “Sweet Spot”, Larchmont, NY

Kunstraum Kreuzberg Gallery, Berlin, Germany
School House Galleries, Croton Falls, NY two-person show
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, curated by Eve Biddle
BAK, Great Barrington, MA, Two person Show, curated by G. Senza
WhollyCraft, Columbus, OH, curated by Wynter Whiteside
Maplebrook School. Solo Show, Amenia, NY

Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT
Kasia Kays, Sugarcraft, Chicago IL
Westside Gallery, NYC

Riverwinds Gallery, Beacon, NY
Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri

Boston Cow Parade 06, Boston MA
Attleboro Museum, MA
Katherine Butler Gallery, Sarasota FL

St. John's University, NYC
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AS
The Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY

The Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, NY
Gallery 510, Decatur, IL
SOHO Gallery, Pensacola, FL.
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
The Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY
Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA


Fiberglass painted dog for Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce, Amenia, NY

Town Artist for Millerton, Northeast, Amenia, commissioned by Walkway.org. Procession and
community workshop coordinator for unveiling of Poughkeepsie Walking on Air Pedestrian

October 4 Dove of New Life, a 13 foot wide panel painting commissioned & installed above the alter of the First Congregational Church, Poughkeepsie, NY, www.fccpok.org

Awarded Most Unique Design for two windows as part of the Windows on Warren, Winter Walk event in Hudson, NY, by City of Hudson, and the Hudson Development Corporation

Named by InsideOut magazine one of “the Hudson Valley’s 100 Most Dedicated Artists”
Dutchess County Tourism Farm Fresh Activity & Coloring Book, artwork and concept designed by Tilly Strauss, Published with funds by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Dutchess County Tourism, and Dutchess County Economic Development
Cover art for Memories from A Country Schoolhouse, 108 page book by John Quinn, Indian
Rock Schoolhouse Association, Amenia, NY


Awarded Dutchess County Executive Arts and NEA commission for a Public artwork as part
of the revitalization of the Poughkeepsie train station, Artistic Map of Dutchess County ,
“Treasure Map”.

Boston Cowparade. Commissioned to paint two cows

The Dutchess County Executive Arts Award, Art in Public Places, Winner.


Aerie Magazine, PTS biannual publication, “Teaching Young Artists, p13
Quality of Life, cover art for collection of poetry by Jason Tandon, Black Lawrence Press

PAGE Journal, the literary magazine , artwork, published 2012, ed. J. D.C. Masters
THE SUMMIT, Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette, “Not Just a Napkin”, image on
front page, Easthampton MA., January 19, 2012

PAINTED BIRDS, Music CD by Janie Christensen, artwork for CD and website

NY TRAVEL MAGAZINE, image of my Installation of paintings at Wassaic Project,
Admire Blazing Fall Foliage in Poughkeepsie, October 13, 2010
THE MILLBROOK INDEPENDENT, author of weekly art reviews from travels through
the local area.

THE RECORD REVIEW, Bedford NY. Something Foxy: Tilly Strauss is inspired by the
Farm, Foxy Gwynne, page 19
HV BIZ, “Off the Palette Profile”, Poughkeepsie, NY, June 8
THE MILLERTON NEWS, “Chickens, Nets and rural Art” by Cory Allen, December 17
THE MILLBROOK INDEPENDENT, “Twenty Paintings in twenty Years”, by A. Belotti,
Dec. 9

DUTCHESS MAGAZINE, a journal register Company Publication, “Mapping Time with
Elizabeth “Tilly” Strauss; A portrait of a Dutchess County Artist”, cover photograph
and feature article by Frank Matheis, Nov/Dec 08
INSIDEOUT MAGAZINE, “Hudson Valley’s Hundred”, July/Aug. 08, pgs 38-51
VALLEY TABLE MAGAZINE, cover artwork, Issue 40/ March-May 08
HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, “Millerton show launches ArtEast studio Tours”, Jennifer
Barry, October 9
BOOK: Colour, Obsession, Joy and Torment: The Daily Painters Art, by Micah Condon
MILLERTON NEWS, “ArtEast brings Artists of Harlem Valley Together”, Cory Allyn,
October 9
“ArtEast Studio Tour Wraps Up” Photo and article by Cory Allyn, Nov. 6
“Amenia Artist on the Map in Poughkeepsie” by Shaw Izikson, May 1
DUTCHESS BEAT, “Mapped Out” April 18and “Aargh, Mateys! X Marks the Spot”, by
Vinnie Cappelli, April 25
THE HYDE PARK TOWNSMAN, “Original Art Unveiled at Train Station” by Matthew
Renda, April 17
ART CALENDAR Magazine, “Selling Advice” by Diana Moses Botkin

THE MILLERTON NEWS, "Thirty Delectable Days at Millerton Market", by Patrick Boise, Jan 18,
front page
ARTWORKS, “30 days in the Life of Women Artists”, August 2007, pg 13,
THE HARLEM VALLEY NEWS, “Artist will Share her Painting Process", by Oren Phillips, Jan 18,
front page and the Millbrook Round Table, February 1, page B7

ABOUT TOWN "Tilly Strauss's A Month of Sundaes" by Jo Renbeck, December, Page 18
HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, MOOO-VING ART, Eamon McNiff, front pg, May25
PELICAN PRESS, Sarasota’s Calendar of the Arts, p.7B, April 6

EL PERIODICO, Pintando en Barcelona, Rosario Fontova, p.38, July 17

HUDSON VALLEY PULSE, Cover image and interview, Dec. 2
TACONIC NEWSPAPERS, Member Profile: E. Tilly Strauss, June 24
HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, Kildonan Students Document Amenia Town History as Art, May 13,
THE MILLERTON NEWS, Railroad Show at Town Hall, May 13, 2004
THE MILLERTON NEWS Let Me Paint You a Picture, April 22, 2004

EXTRA, An image was used to illustrate an article by Karen Charman, "News You Can't Trust",
The magazine of FAIR- the Media Watch Group, August 2003, Vol. 16, No.4, page 6.
MILLERTON NEWS, A photograph of a painted cow was in the local paper: "Animal Art",
Thursday, Feb 6, 2003

THE MILLERTON NEWS, photograph at work, R.Lyon, Aug 8
HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, Amenia Fire Department Remembers, K. Charles, July 25
THE MILLERTON NEWS, Amenia Fire Co. Unveils Sept.11 Mural, R.Lyon, July 25

NEW YORK TIMES, Inn Artists, Helen Harrison, August 27, (includes photograph of work)
POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL, Make Better Use of Your Space, K. Caggianelli, Sept. 15, (studio
POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL, Enthusiasts in Amenia Online With
chickenmuseum.com, B. McGurk, Aug. 19

TACONIC NEWSPAPERS, photograph of work, Tea Cup with Lilies, in Weekend Section, March 23

HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, Works of local Artist on display in Millerton, Paul Keyishian, May 7

TACONIC NEWSPAPERS, color photograph of work, A Garden Grows, in Weekend section, May

THE KENT GTD, Madame Butterflies to exhibit Elizabeth Strauss, by Lori Leslie, September 19

HARLEM VALLEY TIMES, Vol. CXX, No.14, An Egg is Artists Canvas, Brian Viggiani, April 6

THE MILLERTON VOICE, Artist of the Month, P. Harvey, Mar.16 1995
Bachelor Fine Arts Degree, painting, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1984
Bachelor Arts, Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1984
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa

Community Contribution

Art Instructor, Grades 7-12, Palmer Trinity School, Miami, FL

Board member Dutchess County Arts Council (since 2010)
President of ArtEast, (since 2007) collaborative organization between eastern Dutchess County
artists and businesses. Developed and promoted the annual art studio tour. Awarded a
grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.
Trustee (since 2007) of Cowles Charitable Trust, 501C3, grants for arts organizations.
Art Instructor,(since 2009) workshops, Barrett House and the Mill Street Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
Founder of ArtWomen@Work. (Since 2006) Artist support group spanning Dutchess and
Litchfield Counties. Exhibition and public presentation at the Howland Cultural Center
January 2008 and March 2011
Board Member, (since 2002), for Indian Rock School, the Webutuck Country School House
Association. Served as secretary, Programs committee head, and fundraiser. Volunteer,
workshop facilitator.
Arts Reporter, for the Millbrook Independent newspaper, cover local art events
Presenter for Barrett House Fountains Art Salon, Millbrook, NY

Art Instructor, Grades 9-12, Berkshire School, Sheffield MA
Founding member of the 14th Colony, artist support group with over 200 members, serving the
northeast corner of NY, CT and MASS. Millerton, NY

Curator “For the Love of Art” featuring work of emerging Hudson Valley Artists for Peekskill’s Hat Factory and Rick Yamet Art. Inc

1995 – 2005
Art Instructor, Grades 7-12, The Kildonan School, Amenia, NY