Newburgh to Feature Artwork by Joan Mester

Newburgh-based watercolor artist Joan Mester will have several pieces on display in our Newburgh store for the month of May.

“I work only with watercolors and, on occasion, with watercolor pencils. I strive to better understand the varied techniques which can be applied to watercolors. When I am drawn to a subject, I take photo references. In my studio, I add and/or subtract images to my drawing, and when painting I use fresh paints from tubes, mixing on paper or palette. Recently, I have been dropping paint onto Aquaboard for a more abstract background effect, This surface is coated with a UV resistant Krylon spray which eliminates the need for glass”, explains Joan.

Learn more about Joan’s work by visiting her blog.


Local Artist Nita Klein Featured in Newburgh Store

For the month of March, Adams Newburgh will feature paintings by local watercolor artist Nita Klein. As part of our collaboration with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, 50% of sales from this exhibit will benefit the artist and the remaining 50% will go directly toward UWDOR.


Nita Klein is a prolific artist who finds abundant inspiration in the natural beauty of the Hudson Highlands. Her original pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paintings have been exhibited in a wide range of venues both local and national, including Palisades Interstate Park, Hudson River Valley Association, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Marymount College, and The River Gallery, among many others. She resides in Cornwall-on-Hudson, where she paints every day, often from her kitchen table where she looks out into a forested yard, offering seasonal variations such as November’s lingering yellow leaves.


View more of Nita’s paintings on her website.

2016 Lawn and Garden Show

Each year our stores come alive with the colors of spring for our Annual Lawn & Garden Shows, designed and built by our very own Adams Landscaping. Their crew built four unique, spectacular displays of flowering trees and plants, water features, and tributes to special Hudson Valley monuments. This year, our Poughkeepsie store featured a handmade replica of the Mid-Hudson Bridge:Mid Hudson Bridge at Garden Show

There were also ponds and waterfalls at each store. Here, our tropical reflection pond offers a bit of serenity amidst the colorful surroundings:
Tropical Pond at Garden Show

We were excited to feature our Bridal and Food Shows within the Garden Shows. Local vendors and Adams own departments featured and sampled their products and services.
Wedding Centerpiece at Bridal Show

Cake made by Adams Bakery

Ranunculus at the Bridal Show

The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote a feature on this year’s Poughkeepsie Garden Show, complete with more photos and video. Read the article here. 

Local Artist Sylvia Houston featured in Newburgh Store

Adams is thrilled to feature local artist Sylvia Houston’s watercolor paintings in our Newburgh store for the month of February. As part of our collaboration with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, 50% of sales from this exhibit will benefit the artist and the other 50% will go directly toward UWDOR.

Sylvia Grossman watercolor painting

watercolor painting by Sylvia Houston

Sylvia Houston began watercolor painting after her retirement from the Newburgh City School District in 2010. She started with Len DiVirgilio’s painting classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount St. Mary’s College, where she continues to learn about this magical medium. She has traveled around the country to study watercolor techniques with artists such as Sterling Edwards, Karlyn Holman, Tony Couch, and Luke Buck, among others. Her subjects often reflect the beauty of nature which surrounds us here in the Hudson Valley and the bounty of her garden.

Organic Microgreens Grown in Poughkeepsie Provide a Truly Local Shopping Experience

Adams is excited to begin carrying the Indoor Organic Greens assortment of microgreens at several of our store locations. These tasty, highly nutritious greens are “smaller than ‘baby greens,’ and harvested later than ‘sprouts,’ and can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy.”

Grown in a converted factory building on Main Street in downtown Poughkeepsie, these organic greens are a local delight.

“While most of the Hudson Valley’s current available produce comes from as far as 1800 miles away, the vision is to expand the project to other locations in the City and create a significant Commercial Enterprise that will supply Micro Greens locally in and to areas beyond the Hudson Valley.”

Indoor Organic Gardens

Read the full article by Hudson Valley News Network.