Local fine art photographer Julie Mihaly to exhibit images of Dutchess County in Notes in Passing at Vassar’s Palmer Gallery, January 28-February 14, 2016

The work of Poughkeepsie-based fine art photographer Julie Mihaly will be shown in the exhibition Notes in Passing at the Palmer Gallery in Main Building. Notes in Passing features many images from Dutchess County, including photos of the historic Poughkeepsie train station, the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve and Main Street.

Notes will be on view January 28-February 14; an artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, February 4, 5:00-7:00pm. These events are free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to have Julie Mihaly’s work at the gallery,” says Teresa Quinn, director of the Palmer Gallery. “Her way of seeing the world will be of special interest to Hudson Valley visitors since so many valley locales are featured in this exhibition.”

Mihaly has exhibited her work in the U.S., Canada and Britain, most recently at The Nave Gallery in Boston. A book of her black-and-white images made with a toy camera, The View From Here, was published in 2014 by Blue Sky Gallery. Work from that book and from Notes in Passing are currently in featured galleries on

A native of Cleveland, Mihaly attended Vassar College before earning a BFA and MFA in photography from The San Francisco Art Institute. After teaching photography for more than a decade at The School of Visual Arts and Rutgers University, Mihaly contributed her talents as a photo editor and researcher to magazines such as Vanity FairEntertainment WeeklyVogue and Conde Nast Traveler. She was also one of a group of international photo editors called upon to cull images for the Honorable Al Gore’s next documentary film.

The Palmer Gallery is located on the first floor of Main Building and is open 11am-6pm, Monday – Saturday.


Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center addition to Vassar’s Main Building. Constructed in 1996, the gallery was named and endowed by the Palmer family in 2000 in memory of their son James, a member of the class of 1990. Serving as an exhibition space for artwork created within and beyond the Vassar community, the gallery displays art of diverse mediums, themes, and origins. 

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, January 11, 2016