Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships
August 24, 2017
Stone Ridge, NY
Landmark Art Exhibition Opens September 8 at SUNY Ulster
Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships
From September 8 to October 20, SUNY Ulster will have an exhibit “Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships” in the Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The exhibition brings together 25 artists presently residing in Ulster County who have received one or in some case numerous New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships during the past 30 years. This show takes place in conversation with concurrent celebratory shows at SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Orange, and SUNY Dutchess.
“Artists as Innovators” celebrates NYSCA and NYFA Fellowships, which has supported more than 4,000 in visual, literature, and performance arts. “This is a highly competitive program, and we are so fortunate to live in a county teeming with so many talented and accomplished artists”, says gallery coordinator Suzy Jeffers. The show will display extraordinary examples in various visual arts disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, book arts, electronic and digital arts.
Artists included in this exhibit include Talya Baharal, Joan Barker, Jamie Bennett, Daniel Berlin, Mariella Bisson, Sydney Cash, Amy Cheng, Tricia Cline, Francois Deschamps, Christopher Gallego, Kathy Goodell, Judith Hoyt, Tana Kellner, Carmen Lizardo, Carol March, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Judith Mohns, Douglas Navarra, Jill Parisi, Emily Puthoff, Marian Schoette, Vincent Serbin, Kaete Brittin Shaw, Patty Tyrol, and Chris Victor.
The New York Foundation for the Arts was founded in 1971 to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Each year it awards $650,000 in cash grants to individual artists in all artistic disciplines, through a sponsorship program that is one of the oldest and most reputable in the country.
About the Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery – The Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery serves as a center for creative artistic activity at SUNY Ulster and for the community at large. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on College holidays.
For further information please contact Susan Jeffers, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at 845-687-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.