8th Annual Members Show
"I would like to thank the Albany Center Gallery for allowing me the privilege to juror the 8th Annual Members Show. The work submitted to this exhibition presents an exciting view of the current talents residing in the region. As an Albany native, and someone who lives their life investigating visual experiences, this has been an absolute pleasure.
It is the artist alone who is solely entitled to judge their work. I am merely one point of view, with my own ways of understanding. There are certain factors imbedded in my processing of objects that I encounter, and these factors aid in an object’s ability to resonate with me. I’m intrigued by the artist’s decision making process - from the very beginning to the very end - and how those decisions affect my overall experience of their craft. I find myself pausing when I’m forced to investigate deeper into surface, content and intent. That pause has the potential to generate emotional enlightenment, no matter how jarring or contented it may be.
I would like to congratulate all of the artists for submitting their work. The commendable ability to subject your voracious creativity to critique will always provide you new perspective and potential. I would also like to congratulate the Juror Selects and Best in Show artists. Thank you for being intriguing and thank you for making me investigate."
The 8th Annual Members Show will be held from December 7 to January 26, and an opening reception will be held on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
There will be a cash prize for Best in Show, and three juror select pieces will be chosen by Fabienne Powell, Assistant Director and Exhibition Coordinator of the Opalka Gallery at The Sage College of Albany. Additionally, select artworks will be chosen from the Members Show and exhibited from February 8-10 in the Great Northeast Home Show, to be held at the Times Union Center.
BEST IN SHOW- Dave Higgins “Window In The Leaves”
2nd- Laura Cannamela “Yume No Ukihashi (The Floating Bridge of Dreams)”
3rd- Sylvie Kantorovitz “Mona”
Artists also showcasing include-
Joseph R. Allard, Jim Allen, Irena Altmanova, Bob Anderson, Fern T. Apfel, Adrian Avram, Arlene Baker, Cyndy Barbone, Newbold Bohemia, Laura Cannamela, Steven Carberry, Carol Caruso, Lorainne B. Chesin, Steve Condon, James Cramer, Dale Crisafulli, Michael Cunningham, Chris DeMarco, Sandra Dovberg, Sandra D. Dwileski, Dorothy Englander, Abe Ferraro, Alicia Flannery, Jim Flosdorf, Nat Friedman, Daniel Frinta, Connie Frisbee Houde, Elaine Fromer, Robyn Giddings, Gary Glinski, Harold Gubnitsky, Maria Hall, Patrick Picou Harrington, Barbara Harshman, William Hetzer, Suzanne M. Hicks, Dave Higgins, Susan Hoffer, Marion C. Honors, Julie S. Jung, Paul Kant, Sylvie Kantorovitz, Andrew Kline, Erik Laffer, Jeremy Lebediker, Mara Lefebvre, Channing Lefebvre, Stephanie Levay, Robert Longley, Bob Lynk, Lisa Lytle, Willie Marlowe, Gary Masline, Dan McCormack, Joan McKeon, Andrew McPherson, Ryan Lewis Merritt, Sara Murphy, Thomasa Dwyer Nielsen, Linda Nimmer, Dorothea Osbom, Phil Palmieri, Penny Perkins, Kelly Raver, Timothy J. Reidy, S. Roberts, Julia Rosen, Larry Rosenmann, Susan Schmader, Jason Schultz, Jon Segan, Charles Semowich, Russell Serrianne, Nanette Shapiro, Rose Silberman-Garn, Ruby Silvious, Colleen Skiff, Terry Slade, Bradford Smith, Jason Spiro, Susan Stuart, Dr.Harvey S. Sutton, Carl Swidorski, Grace Tatara, Eric Treece, miChelle M. Vara, Paula Vatalaro, Elisabeth L. Vines, Carl Voegtling, Jill Peck Vona, Alex Waters, Sarah Wawrzynowski, Susan Whiting, Robert Whiting, Dale Winsor, Christopher J. Wright
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Iadicicco at (518) 462-4775 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.