Exhibit Archives – The Arts Center of the Capital Region (2023)

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ARTIFICIAL EYE: 44TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY REGIONAL

Main Gallery

June 24 – August 20, 2022

Since the late 1970s, artists within a 125-mile radius of Albany have entered for an opportunity to have their work picked by prestigious jurors for the aAnnual Photography Regional exhibition. The photo regional exhibition rotates between its host sites: Collar Works, Albany Center Gallery, and Opalka Gallery at Sage College. This year, The Arts Center of the Capital Region was invited to join this annual tradition.

Impressions of life in built, urban environments present a challenge in photography, as the shooter’s own gaze often creates a heavy influence on resulting imagery. Street photography, by nature and definition, is often most successful when executed in real-time, unplanned, fleeting scenarios. The capture of specific moments, personalities and textures in urban environments creates the basis for the questions that street photography poses and the mystery that it creates.

This year we invited Lena Petersen to join as our guest juror. Petersen is currently co-director of Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, where she represents a vast array of artists from the Hudson Valley. She curates and installs seven group shows per year and works one on one with art consultants, designers, and collectors to place artists’ work in prominent and private collections. She has also gathered curatorial and gallery experience at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase, The Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and Gagosian Gallery.

Congratulations to all of the artists chosen to be in the Photo Regional this year

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SURFACING
GINA OCCHIOGROSSO

Main Gallery

January 14 – March 11, 2022

Gina Occhiogrosso presented over 25 paintings, 3 assemblages, 2 accordion sketchbooks, and 1 video, in her solo exhibition titled, Surfacing, in our Main Gallery from January 14, 2021, to March 11, 2022. Spanning the past five years, it touched upon the empowerment of the feminine in contemporary painting, the boundaries of craft and fine art, the pandemic, job loss, and other themes.

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ESME’S STORIES: A MAGICAL JOURNEY
Wallace & Foyer Galleries


May 7 – June 4, 2022

Esmé is a young woman who lives with significant medical complexity that inhibits her ability to speak, walk, and eat. She is also a storyteller who uses an Eyegaze-driven communication device to share her knowledge, intelligence, and humor as well as her vision of the world. Esmé’s stories, and indeed her life, are filled with creative magic, inspired by her experiences visiting MASS MOCA, the Frida Kahlo exhibit in Brooklyn, and Disney Animation Studios, but also by the connections she has formed with the people (and the occasional Muppet) who she has pulled into her orbit. When offered the chance for a Make-A-Wish wish, Esmé expressed her desire to create an “Esmé Museum” in which she shared her stories and provided a setting to bring people together to experience them in new ways. Join us in celebration of Esmé and her creative storytelling through visual interpretations of her most recent stories. Presented with support from Make-A-Wish Northeast New York

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Fence/Fence Select & Student ExhibitionSeptember – December 2021All Galleries

The Fence Show is an annual celebration that pays homage to a time when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center.

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No Eraser Needed

July-August 2021
All Galleries

The Arts Center of the Capital Region asks the regional community and beyond to join us for “No Eraser Needed”. This exhibition was created as a community gallery project. ACCR invites the public to come into our Main gallery and create work on our gallery walls. We have provided a platform for expression that can be shared with all who visitthe arts center. Artist, art enthusiast, novice or professional, come draw or write on our walls. We welcome all, anyone who loves to create or have an appreciation for the arts are invited.

The Arts Center will provide the supplies needed for your creative inspirations.

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The Reveal

April 30 – June 26
Wallace & Foyer Galleries

At the end of the Winter 2020, the arts center offered five artists studio spaces in our Main Gallery. After just under two months the COVID 19 pandemic emerged and the gallery and studio exhibition was closed down through August. But the creation of artwork didn’t stop. Join us in welcoming the Cocoon Studio Artists back to reveal their work.

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More Than A Sketchbook: The Diary of an Artist

April 30 – June 26
Main Gallery

During the winter of 2020-21, artists were provided sketchbooks to complete during the latest COVID 19 restrictions. Artists use sketchbooks in many different ways, all are personal to each artist. Viewers are invited to come into the arts center and encouraged to look through the daily sketches of what would become one of many finished pieces presented on our gallery walls.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all students!!

Best in Show:
Runner Up:
Honorable Mentions:

2021 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

MAY – JUNE 2021
VIRTUAL PROGRAM

The annual Congressional Art Competition celebrates the artistic achievements of the nation’s high school students. Winners are recognized both in their home Congressional district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. The tunnel is the most highly traveled access point between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Capitol. Every day, Members of Congress, distinguished visitors, and tens of thousands of tourists, from the United States and abroad, walk through the tunnel and admire the artwork. Since it began in 1982, more than 670,000 high school students have participated.

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120 DEGREE INTERCOLLEGIATE REGIONAL

March 5 – April 16
Wallace & Foyer Galleries

120˙ Intercollegiate Regional is presented by The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Saratoga Arts and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. This juried fine art exhibition includes the artwork of over 50 students attending an accredited College or University located within 120 miles of Saratoga Springs, Troy, or Glens Falls.

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WARENFETISCHISMUS: COMMODITY FETISHISM
Artworks by Jamie Rodriguez

March 5 – April 16
Main Gallery

Jamie Rodriguez was our 2019 Fence Select Best in Show award recipient. He is a painter, sculptor and installation artist who has received his BFA and his MFA in Sculpture from the University at Albany.

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FENCE SELECT 2020

AUGUST – NOVEMBER 2020
Annual Member Show.

We welcome all of our new and committed member artists to join in celebrating 20 years of the Arts Center by showcasing their best work. This year’s exhibit invites member artists to share their work with the Capital Region. Every year we welcome all mediums to our walls.

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Best in Show: Fern Apfel
Runner Up: Vistoria van der Laan

FENCE SELECT 2020

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2020
Best of Annual Member Show. Juried by Ian Berry.

Returning to the roots of the Arts Center’s past, Ian Berry, the curator of the first exhibition at the Arts Center’s River Street location will be returning to jury our Fence Select Exhibition. Berry curated an exhibition called “Showroom” that “challenged the viewer to look at the (main gallery) space in a different way. “From a vacant furniture store to a vibrant center for the arts.” We are very happy to have Berry join us on Troy Night Out during our Fence Recognition and opening event.

Ian Berry is Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and Professor of Liberal Arts at Skidmore College. He has organized over 100 museum exhibitions for the Tang and museums across the United States.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all students!!

Best in Show:Jamiah Williams, Albany High School
Runner Up:Claire Wu, Shaker High School
Honorable Mentions: Pallavi Datta & Juliana Potfora, Niskayuna High School; Elbert Song, Shenedehowa High School

2020 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

JUNE – AUGUST 2020
VIRTUAL PROGRAM

The annual Congressional Art Competition celebrates the artistic achievements of the nation’s high school students. Winners are recognized both in their home Congressional district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. The tunnel is the most highly traveled access point between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Capitol. Every day, Members of Congress, distinguished visitors, and tens of thousands of tourists, from the United States and abroad, walk through the tunnel and admire the artwork. Since it began in 1982, more than 670,000 high school students have participated.

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DID YOU SEE THAT: MATT CHINIAN

January 21st – April 5, 2020
Artist Reception: Friday, January 31, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 12th 6:30 pm
Workshop: Saturday, March 21, 2020 10-4pm: Cancelled

No, did you? Matt Chinian has. Chinian documents places and scenes that present fascinating color fields. He paints typically overlooked locales asking to be found. Many of his works are recorded in and around the Capital Region, maybe even in your town. Enjoy Chinian’s wandering eye through his painterly hand that depicts the beautiful to the sublime in this lovely exhibition of his works.

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Alison Bachorik, Visual Artist, Graphic Designer

Lindsy Bystroff, Painter

John Desousa, Visual Artist

Emily Prosper, Visual Artist
Trent Stokes, Graphic Designer

COCOON: A RIVER STREET STUDIO

February 10 – April 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 28th & March 27th, 6-8pm, TNO postponed
Artist Talks: Postponed
Reveal: Postponed
Reveal Exhibit: Postponed

Cocoon is a curated residency experiment for five regional artists. The artists will have an opportunity to create their own studio environment in the most visible and central location of our building, the Main Gallery. Within a twelve-week span, the studio will have monthly artist open houses during Troy Night Out as well as an artist talk and final exhibition called “Reveal.” This engaging and interactive space offers the artists a chance to provide a visible and ongoing new experience for both themselves and the viewers.

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Huelitic COde: michelle bowen

November 19th – February 2, 2020
Artist Reception: Friday, November 22, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, December 12th 6:30 pm
“Spread the Love” Workshop: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:30pm

By transforming each letter of the English alphabet to color, Michelle Bowen’s Huelitic Code shatters the common notion that language is fundamental and fixed. In this exhibition, Bowen challenges deeply rooted social constructs and doctrines to explore the kind of world we have created through language – and shows where humanity can go when taken beyond its four walls.

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“1000 WORDS AND BEYOND IN OUR PICTURES!” – THE CENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES

November 22nd – December 20, 2019
Public Reception: Friday, November 22, 6-8pm

Since 2007 The Center for Disability Services has sponsored a Center-wide Art Exhibit highlighting the creativity and talents of the people we serve alongside the staff providing services. Theartworks included inthis exhibit, were chosen from The Center for Disability May 2019 Art Exhibit.

The Center for Disability Services – Where people get better at life.

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‘PS’ PHOTO SHOW FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HVCC FINE ARTS STUDENTS

November 11 – November 18
Artist Reception: TNO, Friday, November 15th, 6-8pm

Pop-up photo show highlighting HVCC Student work.

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MUSIC INFUSED:
ARTWORKS BY FRANCELISE DAWKINS

September 23rd – November 19 –
Opening Reception: TNO, Friday, September 27th, 6-8pmArtist Talk: August 23rd 6pm

When I hold fabric to be cut into a collage, wrists must be supple, hands collaborative, scissors sharp.Yet, it takes the addition of global music, which I use to reflect or alter the mood I am in, to inspire me to sing and dance while I work.It even makes the right piece of fabric pop up for selection, and my scissors start their dance…Letting music infiltrate every creative action sets in motion a confluence of body, mind and soul—energies that interact with the materials used.Ultimately, as the patience to cut fine, swirling shapes, turns into hours of artistic passion, images flow in abundance from my magical inner worlds.​

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CULTURE CONSUMED:
NIKI HAYNES

July 15th – Oct. 20, 2019
Opening Reception: TNO, Friday, June 26th 6-8pmArtist Talk: August 22nd 6pm
Collage Night: September 11 & October 9

The Culture Consumed series is the culmination of a body of work which spans the last 15 years. Niki Haynes’ intention has been for each piece to stand alone but ultimately resonate together to identify and acknowledge our collective consumption and all it entails, encouraging us to stand back and absorb the big picture, adjust and re-approach.

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DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE:
MARY SHERWOOD

June 17th – Sept. 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 28th 6-8pm during Troy Night Out

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FENCE / FENCE SELECT
May 17 – July 7, 2019
Main Gallery, Wallace & Foyer Galleries

The Fence Show got its name when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. In 2018, we accepted over 400 pieces, including paintings, drawings, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture. The artwork is displayed salon style (floor-to-ceiling) in our galleries, and all levels of skill and ability are represented, from novice to professional. We invite you to be part of the tradition!This year, the Fence Select exhibition will be juried by Nicole Hayes. She will identify approximately 50+ pieces that will later become the Fence Select exhibit

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Hyeyon Stella Rim – “Painting Inspiration: FOR CHILDREN TOTHRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE”
January 14 – February 22
Opening Reception: January 25 6-8pm

Moving to Canada from Korea as a child, Stella (as she likes to be called) overcame barriers and thrived through her passion for art. Art can be used as a form of communication that transcends nationality, ethnicity, and language. “Just as art opened new doors to me in a new country, I wanted to help open a new door to refugee children in the U.S.” – Hyeyon Stella Rim explained. This exhibition showcases Rim’s artwork as well as the artwork of the children she volunteers her time with at RISSE (Refugee Immigrant Support Service of Emmaus) in Albany, NY.

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From NY to LA: Landscapes of the Hudson Valley and California Desert:
Paintings and OilSketches by Tom Nelson
10/26 – 1/3/19
Main Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, 10/26/18, 6PM-8PM
Artist Talk: 11/30, 6pm

Tom Nelson has been painting and exhibiting work throughout New York and nationally for forty years. This new body of work compares paintings from two regions of our nation 3,000 miles apart: the Catskills and the Vasquez Rock formations east of Los Angeles, California. Nelson uses a differential comparison to highlight environmental, historical and social issues as well as the aesthetic ideals of the Hudson River School and its role in defining these very same issues.

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There May be “Chaos”, but still “I Am” – Center for Disability Services
11/30 – 12/21/18
Foyer Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, 11/30/18, 6PM-8PM,

Since 2007 The Center for Disability Services has sponsored a Center-wide Art Exhibit highlighting the creativity and talents of the people we serve alongside the staff providing services. In this exhibit, with artworks chosen from our May 2018 Center Art Exhibit artists have explored nature, the galaxy, the animals and people in our lives, art materials and processes, as well as ourselves. Through art the artists have experienced not only their subjects but accomplished goals, learned many things, and simply had fun – even during therapy! Works by individuals of varying ages and abilities from preschool to senior citizen, were selected by The Arts Center’s Curator, Belinda Colón, from the Center of Disability Services’ annual exhibition on S. Manning Blvd. The Center for Disability Services – Where people get better at life.

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Places: Artworks by Sara Pruiksma
10/19 – 11/18/18
Wallace & Foyer Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, 10/26/18, 6PM-8PM,
Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 7pm

Directed by autobiography and allegory, Pruiksma exhibits a series of paintings rooted in sentimentality. Expressive brushstrokes and botanicals bring an emotional significance to a seemingly traditional subject; the home. Through the built façade, Pruiksma examines identity, often meditating on lifecycle, and how one lives.

2018 Fall Exhibitions

SLIVER – ARTWORKS BY ANTHONY CAFRITZ
September 15 – October 7
Main Gallery

This collection of work embodies the fragility of the world and its metamorphosisdue tohuman impact. The beauty in our nature is equally dark and underhanded. This dichotomy is seen and manifests in all reaches of decisions and timeless actions. Anthony Cafritz is also the Director of Salem Artworks in Salem, New York.

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2018 SUMMER Exhibitions

FENCE SELECT | JURIED BY DAVID GERSTEN
July 27 – August 31, 2018
Main Gallery, Foyer Gallery

Juror: This year’s Fence Select Exhibition will be juried by David Gersten. David Gersten is an internationally recognized artist, architect, writer, theater director and educator based in
New York City. He has been a Professor at The Cooper Union, since 1991, where he has served as the Associate Dean and the Acting Dean of the School of Architecture. Gersten is the founding Director and President of Arts Letters & Numbers, in Averill Park, a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to creating new structures and spaces for creative
exchange across a wide range of disciplines including: Architecture, Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Film, Music, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. Gersten has lectured and been a
visiting professor at numerous universities and cultural institutions throughout the world.

SMALL THOUGHTS BY KATHERINE THOLL
July 23 – September 3, 2018
Wallace Gallery

Katherine Tholl’s “Small Thoughts” uses the human head to explore expression
and contemplation across a range of emotions and mental images. Topics span from basic desires to humor to current events. Realistic sculptures capture snapshots of thought with highly detailed surfaces and illustrated painting Katherine is a ceramic artist and instructor currently living in upstate New York. She works in clay, glaze, paint, metal, copper, brass, rust, wool felt, wood, patina to form her ceramic creations. Katherine was recognized during our 2017 Fence Exhibition as a Select artist as well as winning Best in Show.

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2018 SPRING Exhibitions

CONFIGURATION | ANNE FRANCEY
January 26 – March 12, 2018
Main Gallery

Anne Francey’s “CONFIGURATIONS” are born from the slow assembling, tying together or arranging of smaller entities, each one produced individually and bearing its own spontaneous observations, distinct gestures or colors before merging into a larger form. Made of ceramic, paper, wood or mixed media, the CONFIGURATIONS series was produced over two decades. In search for a delicate balance between design and chance, measurability and organic growth, uniqueness and repetition, each Configuration is a tale of its own, related as much by the artist as by the gaze of the onlooker, a colorful meditation on the human need to find connections between seemingly unrelated occurrences.

PLEASE EXIT, DOORS ARE CLOSING | TATANA KELLER
January 26 – March 12, 2018
Wallace & Foyer Galleries

This exhibit focused on the immigration process through a series of monoprints. The text and broad strokes of black ink emote tension and attention, as the work explored political, economical, environmental and social issues. Her work is rooted in printmaking, “Printmaking is rooted and has historical roles as the medium for the masses” says Tatana Kellner.

120º INTERCOLLEGIATE REGIONAL
March 30 – April 20, 2018
Main Gallery

Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and Lower Adirondack
Regional Arts Council (LARAC) presented the 120° Intercollegiate Regional, a
juried fine art exhibition for students attending an accredited College or University
located within 120 miles of Saratoga Springs, Troy, or Glens Falls, NY.

The exhibition travels to a different host site each year highlighting the best of
collegiate art students in the region.

FENCE SHOW
May 18 – July 15, 2018
First Floor Galleries
Sponsored by architecture+

All members of the Arts Center are eligible and welcome to enter the Fence Show – our longest running tradition. Our 2018 juror was David Gersten, Director of Arts, Letters & Numbers, a new cultural organization and artist residency program in Averill Park. As juror, David selected the cash awards, totaling $3,000, including the coveted Best in Show award, which also includes a 2019 solo exhibition at the Arts Center. David identified around 50 works for the Fence Select held in the summer. The awards support artists at all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of Karen and Chet Opalka & the Marcelle Foundation.

2017 FALL Exhibitions

SOMETHING FAMILIAR
September 9 – October 15, 2017
Main Gallery

Objects and arrangements depict spatial situations across the collective landscape. Familiar
structures evoke varied memories and narratives. Mutual experiences are examined in the
pursuit of permanence within a fragmented and fleeting cultural environment. By reconstructing specific details of past living spaces, James A. Van Duyne creates full scale meditations on bittersweet memories, transposing angst and uncertainty into a physical form.
Roger Bisbing works with variously familiar subjects and situations, creating scale models of unoccupied spaces which bear evidence of past or future human actions.

BEYOND NUTS + BOLTS
September 9 – October 7, 2017
Wallace & Foyer Galleries

Each year, the Arts Center selects a group of local artists to participate in an artist focused
entrepreneurial training program called Nuts, Bolts & Beyond. Artists from the 2017 class showcased their variety of talents in this exhibition.

SO IT WOULD SEEM
October 27 – December 22
Main Gallery

On the surface, photographs are a direct reflection of life, portraying people or places as they
were in that moment, captured in time for eternity. Beyond the image, they embody the
moods, memories, dreams, and even the very soul of their subjects, encompassed by the
surrounding past and future. Featuring works by Laura Christensen, Steve Rein, and a
collaboration between artist, Robert Gullie and writer, Anthony Pezzula, this exhibition unveiled those miens that once lay dormant. By manipulating vintage photographs, or creating works based on found images, the artists awaken and inspirit whimsical and ironic qualities, revealing narratives that would otherwise remain submerged.

NASTY WOMEN OF THE NORTH
October 27 – 29, 2017
Black Box Theater

Madison LaVallee and Claire Sherwood, co-coordinators of The Feminist Art Project of Upstate NY, organized a group exhibition that demonstrated solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights. It also served as a fundraiser, 100% of sales from artwork were donated to our local Upper Hudson Planned
Parenthood. Visit nastywomenexhibition.org to find out more information on the Nasty Women
Project.

ELEMENTS OF NATURE | CENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES
November 24 – December 22, 2017
Foyer Gallery

Elements of Nature encompassed artworks highlighting the creatures among us (some
fantastical), the stages of life, the Earth and our Universe – bringing to mind the creativity it
sparks as well as its importance to us each and every day. The works, which were done by
individuals of varying ages and abilities, from preschool to senior citizen, were selected from
the Center for Disability Services’ annual exhibition on S. Manning Blvd by the Arts Center’s
Director of Exhibits, Sara Boylen, and Arts Education Coordinator, Natalie Klein-Raymond.

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2017 SUMMER Exhibitions

FENCE SELECT | JURIED BY MICHAEL OATMAN
July 22 – August 26 2017
Main Gallery, Foyer Gallery

A juror identified approximately 50 pieces from the Fence Salon, which were later assembled into the Fence Select, an exhibition that runs for several weeks after the Fence Salon is taken down. We also awarded a total of $3000 in cash awards, including Best in Show who received $600 and a solo exhibition at the Arts Center in 2018. The awards are intended to support artists of all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation.

ART QUILT IMMERSION: BARB ALLEN
July 22 – August 26, 2017
Wallace Gallery

Best in Show winner from the 2016 Fence Show, Barb Allen creates quilts that are pictorial in nature and meant to invoke a personal memory -real or imagined- in the mind of viewers. They are rarely literal; her goal is to delight the eye with surprising use of color and pattern. Working with the tactile nature of fabric, Allen primarily uses lush batiks and hand-dyed cotton, often adding other textural elements to instill a desire to lose oneself in the feel of the art, while contemplating the visual escape.

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2017 SPRING Exhibitions

VANTAGE POINT: BEN SCHWAB + JAMES THATCHER
January 21 – March 18, 2017
Main Gallery

The paintings of Ben Schwab and James Thatcher are similar in their use of scale and perspective, though each artist has his own unique approach to expressing his surroundings. Thatcher’s mathematically based gradient paintings are massive yet minimalist, created using a combination of precise calculations and experimentation with materials. In contrast, Schwab’s densely packed abstract cityscapes include layers of architectural imagery, representing ever-evolving urban environments.

UNEARTHED: MANDI COBURN + GRACE TATARA
January 21 – March 18, 2017
Wallace Gallery

Abstract artists Mandi Coburn and Grace Tatara each work by releasing control over materials, allowing forms to emerge on their own. Through experimentation, the artists discovered colors, shapes and lines that are later connected and manipulated by hand. Unearthed featured a combination of paintings, ink drawings, and metal work.

DAY 2 DAY PRINT EXCHANGE
January 27 – February 24, 2017
Faculty Student Gallery

The Day 2 Day Print Exchange is an annual call for artists with a concentration in printmaking. Global participants are invited to submit 12 identical prints to be sorted and redistributed. In return, each artist receives 10 different prints from different artists around the world. Each year an exhibition is held to display one of the additional prints to be sold for charity. Spring 2017’s charity was The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The print exchange gives artists an opportunity to create and share their work while helping out the community.

THE ART OF SEED: HUDSON VALLEY SEED CO.
March 31 – April 23, 2017
Wallace Gallery

Artists are cultural seed savers, selecting which kernels of beauty, color, and form to keep alive and pass on to future generations. Each year, the Hudson Valley Seed Company commissions contemporary artists to interpret a distinctive selection of the heirloom varieties in our seed catalog. Each work of art becomes a unique seed pack that celebrates the beauty, diversity and cultural importance of the heirloom seeds held within each pack. Learn more at hudsonvalleyseed.com.

FENCE SHOW 2017
May 18 – June 30, 2017
First Floor Galleries

The Fence Show is an annual opportunity for our members to display their work in our galleries. All members of the Arts Center of the Capital Region are eligible to enter the Fence Show, we invite you to join or renew your membership today and be a part of the tradition of our largest and longest running exhibition. Works include paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture, with over 500 pieces typically accepted and displayed. There is a separate category that welcomes submissions from young artists in grades K-12.

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2016 Fall Exhibitions

INSIDE BREATHING LIGHTS
September 17 – October 16, 2016
First Floor Galleries

A behind the scenes look at one of the region’s most ambitious public art projects ever, Breathing Lights, which illuminated hundreds of vacant homes in Albany, Schenectady and Troy in fall 2016. The exhibition displayed the technology and concepts behind the lighting effect, how the project was sited and documented,and how it connected with neighborhoods across the region.

Breathing Lights illuminated the windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy. Warm light filled each window with a diffuse glow that mimicked the gentle rhythm of human breathing. Concentrated in neighborhoods with high levels of vacancy, Breathing Lights transformed abandoned structures from pockets of shadows into places of warmth. The Arts Center’s vacant upper floor windows were also illuminated as part of the project.

INTERIORS RECALLED | MADISON LAVALLEE, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
September 10 – October 16, 2016
Faculty Student Gallery

Interiors Recalled was a project based on Capital District residents’ memories of domestic spaces they no longer inhabit. Through interviews, participants’ memories of objects, textures,
and imagery from the space were translated into sculptures and installations in the form of “material composites”. Each piece was titled after the year the spatial memory was from and the location, such as, Bellevue, Schenectady 1974, keeping the participant’s name, gender, age, etc. anonymous.

SCREENPRINT BIENNIAL
October 28 – December 23, 2016
Main Gallery

The East Coast Screenprint Biennial is an exhibition that showcases a range of screenprint based art applications, from framed, editioned prints, to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This juried exhibition showcased artists from around the country who utilized adventurous, relevant and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The Screenprint Biennial is the curatorial project of Nathan Meltz, printmaker and lecturer in the Art Department of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

UNDER THE SEA TO THE KITCHEN SINK | CENTER FOR THE DISABILITY SERVICES
October 28 – December 23, 2016
Foyer Gallery

Under the Sea to the Kitchen Sink was an eclectic combination of artworks showcasing materials and subject matter that are found all around us, if we just look hard enough. Works by individuals of varying ages and abilities, from preschool to senior citizen, were selected by the Arts Center’s Director of Exhibits, Sara Boylen, and Instructor Madison LaVallee, from the Center for Disability Services’ annual exhibition on S. Manning Blvd. The audience found useable items made from clay and textiles as well as depictions of favorite memories and pretty much everything else from “Under the Sea” to the “Kitchen Sink”.

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The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 273-0552

Gallery Hours
Monday& Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: Closed

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Exhibits are sponsored by Karen + Chet Opalka, and the Marcelle Foundation.

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