Exhibitions in 2014
December 19, 2014–January 26, 2015
Curated by Rebecca Zayas, Jia Hao & Kayla CoonsThis show features more than 100 pieces by local artists, as well as lots of other really neat stuff culled from the PhotoCenter’s acquisitions. Collections features objets d’art both high and low (mostly low), including Beanie Babies and bugs (from a natural history museum), Africana, etc. from the mundane to the arcane.
Especially notable is the work of more than 90 local artists from the PhotoCenter collection. The gallery is chock-a-block full of interesting stuff. Much is for sale to help the PhotoCenter continue its mission through 2015. The exhibit is ongoing and ever changing for its duration. Artists include:
Best of 2013 Votes
|18||36||Connie Frisbee Houde||Virgin Gorda Moon Set|
|16||36||Katherine Wardle||Grand Bazaar Rooftop|
|11||21||Mary Lifshin||Vultures Are Waiting|
|10||21||Diane Reiner||Discarded, Homer Alaska|
|10||20||Linda Tommasulo||Shy Tulip|
|9||20||Cheryl Gowie||Churchill Bears|
|8||18||Stephen Honicki||And So It Is|
|8||17||Katherine Wardle||Fish Bouquet|
|10||16||Fred Neudoerffer||Directional Flow|
|8||15||Linda Tommasulo||Tulip Festival|
|8||14||Ralph Rio||The Green Dragon’s Cup|
|8||12||Bert Klinger||Icelandic Horse|
More than 150 visitors cast 450 votes. Virtually all photos received some votes. Listed here are the thirteen entries which had eight or more votes. The "weighted" votes counted the first entry on the ballot as three points, second entry two points, third entry as one point. The top six images were the same by either method of scoring.
Congratulations to all selected entrants. It has been a very fine show.
The show reception, and announcement of $500 in awards, was on Friday, March 28.
The 2014 annual Student Exhibition is the strongest yet in its sixth year. Commendations are deserved to all students who entered. We selected more than 60 images from about 200 entries. Excellence and innovation abound in this exhibit. The selection was a joint effort by Director Mary Gordon, Assistant Director Eamonn McBride, David Rozen, and gallery owner Nick Argyros.
Students from ten colleges and two high schools participated in the show.
Cash awards of $550 were presented to students from SUNY New Paltz, Sage Colleges, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, SUNY Albany, and Niskayuna High School. The juror was David Brickman, a photographer widely exhibited over the years in many regional and New York City venues. Awards were made possible by a generous grant from the Christos N. Apostle Charitable Trust.
James Senzer (SUNY New Paltz) — Body of Work: Jay, Dan, Casey, Emmanuel
Kayla Coons (Sage) — Body of Work: Mounds, Restraint, Forgiveness
Dakota Rider (Sage) — Body of Work: Schoder Tod, Beauty Within, Flawless, Perseverance
Katie Alden (Niskayuna HS) — Body of Work: Touched by Light, Fair Skinned
Maxwell Decusatis (SUNY Albany): Vines
Francesca Mancinelli (SUNY New Paltz): Body of Work: Rebirth, Pomegranate, Waves
Dana Schmerzler (SUNY New Paltz): Alone
Ashley Smith (Fulton Montgomery Community College): Imperial Baths
Kate Wolford (Sage): Ben
Photographs by Drs. Altman and Perkins
From rusted trucks to plaza fireworks, two master photographers — Jeffrey Altman (1947–2012) and Jeffrey Perkins view their worlds with like minds. Both Artists have traveled the world and photographer vastly different locations, but always with a similar eye.
Forty underwater photographs by marine life photographer, author, and researcher David Hall, from his 2011 book Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, will be on display. This event will mark the first US exhibition of this critically acclaimed and unique body of work. The author or coauthor of eleven books, Hall’s work has won numerous awards.
Hall is one of the world’s leading photographers of marine life. He and his work have been featured in most major publications in North America and Europe, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, Natural History, Audubon, Sierra, Time, Science, Scientific American, Geo, Terre Sauvage, Macleans, Der Spiegel, and BBC Wildlife. His photographs have received numerous awards in international competition and been widely exhibited in the US and abroad.
There have been numerous books featuring underwater photography from coral reefs and other tropical locations, but very few that focus on cold water ecosystems. The west coast from northern California to Alaska, features some of the most diverse and colorful marine life in the world, much of it found nowhere else. Because of the technical difficulties associated with photographing in cold, murky water, no earlier published work exists that features high quality, artistic photographs from this important area. Beneath Cold Seas has been received enthusiastically around the world, and has already been published in four countries. More information about the book, including selected reviews and a slide show, can be found at www.beneathcoldseas.com.
This popular event features 48 expert photographers exhibiting 80 of their finest works.
The crew that helped mount the show relaxes in the PhotoCenter’s well-organized library. From left: Assistant Director Eamonn McBride, Kayla Coons, Harley Bleitzhofer, and Rebecca Zayas. The frames images await their special place on the gallery wall (right).
Peoples Choice Awards
More than 150 votes were cast for the most popular images. In tribute to the high quality and eclectic nature of the works, most entries received some votes from visitors to the exhibit.
Peoples Choice Votes
Weighted Artist Title 23 Angela Jorczak Bass River Light 17 Katherine Wardle Palouse Grain Elevator 15 Joseph Schuyler Lost Cities 14 Jill PeckVona Power of Lines 11 Max Tiller Bridge in Washington Park 11 Joseph Schuyler Catskill Morning 11 Sean Sullivan Snowy Day Stroll 10 Katherine Wardle Palouse Vista 10 Robert Coppola Narcissus 9 Harvey Gurien Mono Lake 8 Janet Wolkenstein Troy Alley 8 Michael Yood Waiting for the Moment
The analysis of votes by weighted values yields the following top scoring images.
The weighting procedure assigned three points for the first entered vote, two points for the second, one point for the third.
Biography: James Fossett & Stephen Honicki
September 12–October 26, 2014
James Fossett teaches visual arts at SUNY New Paltz. He and his family recently completed a series of images from trips to their respective regions of birth and maturity, reliving that portion of their life's journey. Please see his website.
Stephen Honicki teaches at Niskayuna High School. His images are accompanied by written narratives to complement the constructed visual narratives. Please see his website.
Both photographers have exhibited widely — regionally and nationally.
Ian Creitz of Cambridge, New York, primarily a self-taught photographer, has been taking photos in Cambridge for most of his life. His work is influenced his surrounding landscape which includes rolling hills and farmlands, as well as dilapidated and crumbling buildings in areas closer to Albany. In his words, he “captures the contrast between natural and manmade to show how nature will ultimately overtake our own trappings when we leave them alone.”
Robert Feero and Ian Creitz
Christos N. Apostle
Eileen M. Clynes
George A. Tice