Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its fifth annual Regional Juried Art Show. On Sunday, October 7, there will be an opening reception from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the exhibit will remain on display through October 28. This year’s theme is “Light and Shadow: the Artist’s Eye, Perceptions, and Choices” and the guest juror is Bruce Bergmann. Gallery hours will be Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and most of the artworks are for sale; a portion of the proceeds benefits the Academy.
“We had a great response this year with artists from throughout the region submitting their work. We are excited about the range of mediums including ceramic, woodcut, oil, acrylic, pen and ink, silk-screen, and a silverpoint drawing,” says Lynn Rothenberg, member of the Academy Gallery Committee. “The variety and quality of the selected works makes for an exciting show.”
This year’s guest juror, Bruce Bergmann, received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. He went on to work with galleries in SoHo, Chelsea, and the Upper East Side, all while doing his own studio work. In 2003, he opened his own gallery, BCB ART on Warren Street in Hudson, New York. Bergmann has devoted himself to showing the work of international, national, and regional artists. He has extensive experience as a jurist in the Hudson Valley.
The artists to be featured in the Juried Regional Art Show include Karen Andrews (West Stockbridge, MA), Fern Apfel (Kinderhook, NY), Kim Bach (Hudson, NY), Deborah Bayly (Poestenkill, NY), Irja Boden (Ghent, NY), Arlene Boehm (Hudson, NY), Patrick Brown (Valatie, NY), Frank Curran (Kinderhook, NY), Mary Anne Davis (Spencertown, NY), Elizabeth DiPalma (Ghent, NY), Mary Jo Downey (Alplaus, NY), Diane Fader (Kinderhook, NY), Stephanie Frank Sassoon (Ghent, NY), Patricia Frik (Housatonic, MA), Peter Fritsch (Copake, NY), Page Ginns (Valatie, NY), Laura Hammond Toonkel (Millbrook, NY), Eden Hart (Catskill, NY), Valerie Hoffman (Elizaville, NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Karen Hummel (Stuyvesant, NY), Marta Jaremko (Delmar, NY), ML Kammel (Tyringham, MA), Gwenn Mayers (East Chatham, NY), Alice McGowan (South Egremont, MA), Bob Newman (Spencertown, NY), Andrew Pellettieri (Kinderhook, NY), Georgia Ranney, (Valatie, NY), Scott Reynolds (Hudson, NY), Mary Ellen Riell (Schenectady, NY), Michael Rose (Walkill, NY), Lori Rothstein (Ancram, NY), Joel Schiller (Chatham, NY), Jody Schoenfeld (Valatie, NY), Laura Shore (Altamont, NY), Amy Silberkleit (Gilboa, NY), George Spencer (Kinderhook, NY), Allison Steel (Old Chatham, NY), Rose Tannenbaum (Great Barrington, MA), Amelia Toelke (Chatham, NY), Marlene Vidibor (Ghent, NY), Betsy Wallin (Kinderhook, NY), and Steven Wildermuth (Ghent, NY).
Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital Region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.
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1. “Meadowdale Road” by Laura Shore
2. “Morning-Bard Garden #3” by Arlene Boehm
3. “Landscape” by Frank Curran
4. “Yellow Bowl, Eggs” by Alice McGowan
5. “The Road Back” by Peter Fritsch
6. “French Pear Alleé on Pheasant Lane” by Deborah Bayly