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by renowned visual artist  PORTIA MUNSON

(Woodstock, NY) July 29, 2010:  The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) unveils its beautiful 2010 official poster designed by Hudson Valley based artist Portia Munson

Munson's "flower mandala" will be the face of the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival, which will be held from Wednesday, September 29 through Sunday October 3.

"I am honored to have created this year's Woodstock Film Festival poster," said Munson. "I created it using flowers from my Catskill garden. The Hudson Valley region has always had a long and vibrant connection with the arts and the film festival (and all the film production that comes with it) has manisfested this heritage."

One-hundred (100) 18” x 24” limited edition posters will be signed by Munson and available on the WFF website for $100. See 2010 Portia Munson Poster.

Twenty-five (25) Limited Edition Archival Giclée Fine Art Prints measuring 17" x 22" are also available for $1500.

Unsigned poster and t-shirts with the design will also be made available.

Portia Munson is a visual artist who works in a variety of media including installation, painting, photography & sculpture.

She was recently asked to incorporate her "flower madalas" as part of MTA subway art for the Fort Hamilton Station on the west end line in Brooklyn, This fall, she will have a solo show at MASS MoCA, titled "Color Forms," and an exhibition on the theme of the color Pink at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

She has exhibited internationally at galleries including PPOW Gallery, Yoshii Gallery and White Columns in NYC, among others. Her work has also shown throughout the US, Canada & Europe in such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland; the Kunstahallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odensec, Denmark; and in NYC at the New Museum, Ace Gallery, Exit Art, DC Moore Gallery and Affirmation Arts.

Munson has taught at the Yale School of Art, Vassar Collage and SUNY Purchase. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and a MFA from Rutgers UV, Munson has received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, Skowhegan, Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown, Art Omi, and others. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication including The New York Times, Art in America, Newsweek, Harper's, USA Today, The New Yorker, Flash Art and Artforum.

Prior WFF posters have been designed by artists including Milton Glaser (2009), Karen Whitman (2008), Peter Max (2007), Tiziano Magni (2005) and Bill Plympton (2002). They can be viewed on the WFF souvenir page.

2010 WFF Poster

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click on links below for poster details

About the Woodstock Film Festival:

Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests," and one of the TOP film festival in the world, the Woodstock Film Festival has been praised by actor Ethan Hawke as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking."

The 11th annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place September 29-October 3, 2010.  The “fiercely independent” festival includes more than 150 films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Kingston, Rhinebeck and Rosendale.

The Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films; hosts emerging and established filmmakers; presents A-list concerts, parties and panels, and creates stimulating, innovative year-round programming .

The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501©(3) organization whose mission is to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

For more information visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com or call (845) 679-4265

P.O Box 1406, Woodstock, NY 12498 - (845) 679-4265
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