ArtBeat: The Fence Select Show @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region

August 3rd, 2010, 12:16 pm by Greg

Deborah Zlotsky: Squit

Deborah Zlotsky: Squit


During the opening reception on Friday, the Arts Center of the Capital Region announced the prize winners of the Fence Select Show, the 43rd annual exhibition of regional artists that was curated this year by Ian Berry of Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs.

The exhibition features 54 artworks, which Berry selected from more than 400 entries.

JURIED PRIZE WINNERS
Neil Fryzer
“I Crack Myself Up,” fired clay and rust patina
“Natalie, My Wife, My Muse,” cast resin and terra cotta finish
Deborah Zlotsky
“Bicuspper,” powdered graphite on mylar
“Squit,” powered graphite on mylar
Niki Haynes
“Driven,” mixed media collage
“Tired,” mixed media collage
Jeff Wigman
“Mercury 7,” oil on linen
“Mt. Rushmore,” oil on panel
“Elephant Portrait,” oil on hemp

PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNER
John Yost
“Motion Picture Study #3,″ HD video

STUDENT PRIZE WINNERS
Olivia Allard (elementary school)
“Water Lily,” cardboard, acrylic
Ceili Conway (middle school)
“Emeline,” painting
Max Seiler (high school)
“Lids,” plastic lids

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Musicians making art

August 6th, 2009, 5:49 pm by Greg
Tom D'Ambrose: Rollergirls

Tom D'Ambrose: Rollergirls

Some familiar names are missing.

And some unknown artists turn in dynamic work.

Yes, there are more than a few surprises to be found in the “Fence Select ’09,” currently on exhibit at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Interestingly enough, of the 67 Capital Region artists represented in the exhibit, three of those names are likely to be more recognizable from the local music scene than the visual art scene.

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