ArtBeat: Elizabeth Dubben Heads to Spa City Arts Center

Elizabeth Dubben

Elizabeth Dubben

After three years as one of the brightest exhibition venues on Nippertown’s independent art scene, the Amrose Sable Gallery in Albany shuttered its doors back in May, leaving gallery director Elizabeth Dubben in a bit of limbo.

But she’s landed on her feet, having recently taken over the position of Exhibition Coordinator at the Saratoga Arts Center.

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“The exhibition schedule at Saratoga Arts is set through December 2010, and we have an exciting year ahead of us,” says Dubben, noting that the arts center will also have an open call this winter for future submissions and curatorial proposals.

At Amrose Sable, Dubben championed numerous local artists, including Erik Laffer, Robert Gullie, Wendy Ide Williams, Bill Wilson, Robert Cartmell, Gina Occhiogrosso, Sergio Sericolo, Ken Ragsdale, Chip Fasciana and others. In addition, the gallery has served as a performance space for concerts, readings, film screenings and pot luck dinners.

In addition, Dubben curated the 31st annual Photography Regional at the Sage Colleges’ Oplaka Gallery earlier this year. She is also an instructor and curator at the Albany Art Room, where she exhibited her one-person multi-media show “In the Middle of the World” this summer.

The next upcoming exhibit at the Saratoga Arts Center will be the annual members show, “Winter Solstice,” which opens on Wednesday, December 2 and runs through Saturday, January 2.

And as part of the Art in Public Places program, the Arts Center will also present the photography of Sue Gersten at the Saratoga Springs Amtrak Train Station, the artwork of Christina Sokolow at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, the acrylic and ceramic art of Sharon Kingsbury at the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center and the watercolors of Aksel Sand Pedersen at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library.

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