Spring Made

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McEvoy, Chris, Oswego, NY, “Inside/Out and In-between, 2018, acrylic, ink, paper on panel, $4,500

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Callahan, Nancy, Gilbertsville, NY, “The Household Physician”, 2017, wood, metal, glass, found object, $6,000

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The latest incarnation of the Made in New York show at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York opened last night.  It runs through May 12, 2019.  This is a juried exhibition.  This year Anne Novado and Marie Via selected the pieces.

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Alonzo, Jerry, Geneseo, NY, “3 Birds”, 2018, wood, milk paint, steel and brass, $700
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Van Hoven, James, West Monroe, NY, “November Maple”, 2018, charcoal on paper, $1,500
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Skvarch, James, Syracuse, NY, “Conspiracy”, 2019, Charcoal on Paper, $3,000

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Russotti, Patricia, Rochester, NY, “Medicine Wheel”, 2017, Kozo archival inkjet with cold wax, $800

Sixty artists (all of whom are New York state residents) are included here.  The work is in the gallery’s Main Gallery space, which includes several smaller rooms within the space.  The overall theme seemed to be one of nature and the idea that spring is in the air.  I saw predominately yellows and oranges in color palettes, and a number of pieces with trees, as well as birds and bees as subject matter.

It is currently spring in New York, so this does make sense, although no one told Mother Nature, who decided to smack us with blizzard-like conditions for the drive home.

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Bialke, Audrey, Trumansburg, NY, “Strange Hunger”, 2018, oil on Arches oil paper, $320
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Rodrigues, John, Vestal, NY, “Balance”, 2017, oil on panel, $1,000
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Zografos, Despina, Garden City, NY, “StrolleropteraTripthych#5”, 2018, hand cut paper, foamboard, chipboard, $3,800

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Several artists received monetary prizes for their work including John Fitzsimmons who received Best in Show for his oil painting titled “The Voices of Those” (below left).

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Fitzsimmons, John, Syracuse, NY, “The Voices of Those” and “Smoke Through the Trees”, 2018, oil on canvas, $2,300 each

Other winners included David Higgins, First Prize for “Loomis” (below), Stefan Zoller, Second Prize for “Skeletal Trees”, Russell Serrianne, Juror’s Choice for “Continuum”, and Faithanne Flesher, Juror’s Choice for “Floodfires”.

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Higgins, David, Corning, NY, “Loomis”, 2016, oil on panel, $3,000
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Newton, Diane, Ithaca, NY, “Early Morning/Nashville, 2017, pastel on black Arches paper, $3,000
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Mort, Kyle, North Syracuse, NY, “Low Battery”, 2019, watercolor, $400
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Rehrig, Kathryn, Marcellus, NY, “Faded Beauties”, 2018, photography, NFS
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Shute, Eric, Marcellus, NY, “Cow Shed: Filmore Glen”, 2018, watercolor, $700

The gallery is hosting several events during this exhibition.  On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Stefan Zoller will demonstrate an image transfer technique and on Saturday, May 11, 2019, Sally Hootnick will demonstrate working with wax.  Both presentations will begin at 1:00 pm on their respective dates.  Other events:  First Friday celebrations on Friday, April 5, 2019 and Friday, May 3, 2019, and several educational activities.  See their website for more details here.  We are heading into better, non-white-knuckle driving conditions, which will make the trip to Auburn (about 40 minutes from Syracuse) a satisfying one.  It is sunny with dry roads as we speak (read: as I write).

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Arnold, Robin, New Paltz, NY, “Safesecurevital”, 2016, oil on canvas, $1,600
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Groat II, Hal, Endwell, NY, “Thief of the Past and Future”, 2017, oil on canvas, $2,500

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There is more art too.  The upstairs gallery is the temporary home of Double Vision, paintings by Pennie Brantley and Robert Morgan.  Willson Cummer’s photography show, titled Common Places, currently occupies the Gallery Julius.

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Hutchinson, Cheryl, Syracuse, NY, “Namaste”, 2019, ceramic, $495
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Schwartzman, Marcie, Cooperstown, NY, “Large folded vessel with grommets” and “Swirl double vessel”, 2018, stoneware and mixed media, $500 and $400
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VanArsdale, Margaret, Perry, NY, “34th and 8th”, 2019, up-cycle plastic, $1,000
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Piedmonte, Allison, Cato, NY, “Every Loved One I Never Would Have Met”, 2018, digital image on fabric, thread, $600
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Frutiger, Karen, Rochester, NY, “The Shortest Day”, 2018, acrylic, collage, cheesecloth on watercolor paper, $750

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(left) Sardisco, Karen, Rochester, NY, “Night Vision”, 2018, acrylic on canvas, $2,800 (right) Gabriel, Kathryn, Manlius, NY “Diafem Solid”, 2018, watercolor, gouche, charcoal on paper, $1,400
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Gohringer, Judith, Rochester, NY, “Summer Noon”, 2018, acrylic, $400
***Artists included in this exhibition
Jerry Alonzo, Robin Arnold, Patricia Bacon, Audrey Bialke, Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Andrea Buckvold, Nancy Callahan,Stephen Carlson, Daniel Chadwick, Linda Cohen, Bradley Cole, Christopher Cook, Cynthia Cratsley, Stephen Datz, Scott Deyett, Constance Ehindero, John Fitzsimmons, Faithanne Flesher, Karen Frutiger, Kathryn Gabriel, Judith Gohringer, Hall Groat II, David Higgins, Sally Hootnick, Stephen Horne, Cheryl Hutchinson, Barbara Kellogg, Nancy Kieffer, Russell King, Robert Licht, Barry Lobdell, Chris McEvoy, Michael Morgan, Kyle Mort, Diane Newton, Avani Patel, Allison Piedmonte, Judith Plotner, Rose Marie Popper, Eva Redamonti, Kathryn Rehrig, Michele Riche, John Rodrigues, Patricia Russotti, Karen Sardisco, Marcie Schwartzman, Russell Serrianne, Eric Shute, James Skvarch, Ahree Song, Steven Specht, Bryan Valentine Thomas, Kate Timm, Michele Vair, James Van Hoven, Margaret VanArsdale, Heidi Vantassel, Anna Warfield, David Werberig, Despina Zografos, Stefan Zoller

 

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