Artists' Talks

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 3pm

Featuring Elizabeth Panzer, New Paltz and Jason Isolini, Lake Peekskill. Moderated by Monica Church, Associate Director, John, W, Palmer '90 Gallery, Vassar College and adviser to PHOCUS and the Baldek Photographic Center, Vassar College. 

Followed by Art Center Members' Reception with refreshments, food and door prizes. (guests, $5). 

Juror Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” with Helen Molesworth and has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. She is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. Erickson received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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New Directions '17

October 7 - November 4, 2017

60 artworks have been selected from over 730 submitted for consideration for New Directions 2017, the 33rd Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition .  With submissions from 30 states, the following artists and locations are included in the exhibition, jurored by Ruth Erickson, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art , Boston. 

Jessica Alazraki- New York, NY                               Karla Hackenmiller-Athens, OH
David Bartlett - Farmington, MI                              Anne Harkness-Mooresville, NC
Lisa Battle- Columbia, MD                                         Susan Henry-San Carlos, CA
Mark Bauer- El Cerrito, CA                                         Janet Loren Hill-Seattle, WA
Gary Beeber- Centerville, OH                                   Richard Hricko-Philadelphia, PA
Chloe Beltran- New City, NY                                      Jason Isolini-Lake Peeks, NY
Clara Berta- Los Angeles, CA                                     James Kleckner-Susanville, CA
McCormick- Brubaker Menands, NY                      Amanda Konishi--New York, NY
Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs-Franklin, NY                   Kate Kosek-Brooklyn, NY

Megan Burak-Berlin, MD                                              Ryan Leitner- Boston, MA
Annette Burke-San Jose, CA                                      David Levy-Jenkintown, PA
Paul Chapman-Hudson Falls, NY                            Sandi Neiman Lovitz-Havertown, PA
Ann Clarke-Syracuse, NY                                             Alejandro Macias-Brownsville, TX
Cynthia Cooper-Farmington, CT                              Benjamin Madeska-Chicago, IL
Katie DeGroot-Fort Edward, NY                                Russell Mehlman-Brooklyn, NY
Kiffi Diamond-Ridgefield, CT                                     Jackson O'Brasky-Brooklyn, NY             
Candice Flewharty-Norwich, CT                              James Odonnell-Columbus, OH
Kevin Frank-Kingston, NY                                            Alfonso Oliva-New York, NY
Jeffrey Gelick-Rolling Meadows, IL                        Elizabeth Panzer-Accord, NY
Sara Genn-New York City, NY                                    Chris Papa-New Paltz, NY
Setareh Ghoreishi- Gainesville, FL                         James Simpson-Rock Hill, SC
Judith Gould-Montclair, NJ                                       Lauren Yandell-Pearland, TX


Check out New Directions '17 Spotlight below:


Juror's Award: $1,000
M. Mark Bauer, Though I Walk Through the Valley of Reason

Acrylic on Canvas, (44" x 64") NFS

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Second Prize: $250
Jessica Alazraki, Open Door

Oil on Canvas, (48" x 60"), $1,800

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Third Prize: $175
Ryan Leitner, History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme (Face)

Acrylic on canvas (33" x 26"), $3,000

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