MEMBERS AND EVENTS IN THE NEWS
Message from the President:
Hello Utica Art Association members and friends. With our long-time venue for Association meetings continuing to be unavailable for outside groups, our dear friend and UAA member, Polly, has garnered permission for us to meet at the Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church, 2946 Mohawk St., Sauquoit, NY. Our first meeting will be Wednesday June 2, at 7PM. Please be prepared to wear a mask.
If you’re coming to the meeting venue from the north, access Rte. 8 South either behind the 1 Jenny Restaurant in the Village of New Hartford, or off Kellogg Rd. in Washington Mills. At the Sauquoit Exit of Rte. 8, turn left onto Pinnacle Rd. The church is on the right and on the far side of Mohawk St. at the first intersection you encounter.
From the South, take Rte. 8 north to the Sauquoit Exit., turn right onto Pinnacle Rd. The church is on the right and on the far side of Mohawk St. at the first intersection you encounter.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other and I trust all are well. Any questions, need more information on directions or need a ride, please call me and leave a message at 315.520.4506, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry for the short notice, but approval for use of this venue was just granted yesterday. See you soon!
THURSDAY ART GROUP is on pause until social distancing restrictions are lifted. THIS ART GROUP MEETS THURSDAYS FROM 9:00 TO NOON AT THE SAUQUOIT VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. NO TEACHER, BUT THOSE ATTENDING ARE WILLING TO OFFER SUGGESTIONS. BRING A LUNCH OR SNACK. BEVERAGE IS AVAILABLE. USE OF A KITCHEN STOVE, MICROWAVE, FRIDGE AND BATHROOM IS AVAILABLE. COST IS $3. WHEN YOU ATTEND. DRIVE ON RT.8 SOUTH TO THE SAUQUOIT EXIT, TURN LEFT AT BOTTOM OF RAMP. THE CHURCH IS RED BRICK ON THE CORNER. INFO: POLLY BLUNK AT 839-5548 OR LandmarkStudioemail@example.com.
Polly Blunk, Sue Costanza, Sandra De Visser, Martha Demng, Peter Rashford, and Connie Watkins have art on sale at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Gift Gallery, 310 Genesee Street in Utica, New York.
Peter Rashford is selling prints and originals at several local outlets such as in the Gift Shop at the Kirkland Art Center, 7 West Park Row, Clinton, NY, www.kirklandartcenter.org or phone 315-853-8871; at the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133; CNY Artists in the Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt. Peter is owner of “Midair Studio.” Visit www.midairstudio.com or www.peterrashford.com.
Extreme Exposures, 2 Steuben Park Utica, NY, is offering special pricing to UAA members for reproducing their images as giclee prints on canvas or paper up to 36" x 100' and special orders up to 48" x 100'.
Helen (Ellen) Cieniewicz, a lifetime member of the Utica Art Association, an accomplished and worldwide renowned artist passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2019. She will be sorely missed by all of us at UAA.
Artists and photographers participated in the Utica Art Association’s 1st Open Art Show from July 8 - 31, 2019 at the Utica Public Library Gallery 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.
UAA will present a Members Exhibition in November 2018 at the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133. More info to follow.
The Utica Art Association presented the Utica Public Library Members Exhibition July 3 - 30, 2018 at the Utica Public Library Gallery, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.
UAA Presented the Members Photohraphy Show at New Hartford Library on Oxford Road from August 3 - 30, 2018.
Sandra and Val De Visser displayed at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center in June 2018, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY.
UAA Presented the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center Members Exhibition in November 2017, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133.
View in Old Forge, NY hosted Joanne DeStefano and Sandra DeVisser: And, Here We Are. Dec. 1 2017 - March 17, 2018.
Pat Malin participated in the Wood: Transformed show at View in Old Forge, NY, Dec 2, 2017 - Mar. 17, 2018. VIEW will display 8 of her woodcarvings.
UAA Presented the Utica Public Library Members Exhibition from July 1-26, 2017 at 303 Genesee St., Utic
Constance Watkins had her work on display in the Fusion Art Gallery, 8584 Turin Road, Rome, NY, April 5-28, 2017.
Four UAA members were awarded 5 of the 7 awards at the2017 Utica Public Library Art Contest!
Those are: Lynne Reichhart (Best of Show and Best Use of Detail), Sandra DeVisser (Best Abstract - tie), Suzanne Costanza (Best Use of Color), and Diane Lange (Best Use of B&W).
On Feb. 28, 2017 the Utica Public Library announced the winners of its 9th Annual Express Yourself Adult Art Contest. The winners in this posted photo are (L to R): Lynne Reichhart (Best of Show and Best Use of Detail), Sandra DeVisser (Best Abstract - tie), Constance Avery (Best Abstract - tie), Suzanne Costanza (Best Use of Color), and Diane Lange (Best Use of B&W). Not pictured is Brianna Miller (Best Concept "Outside-the-Box"). This is only the 3rd time a participant has won in 2 categories! So give a big high-five to Lynne Reichhart! Her dual winning piece was a highly detailed still life of glass bottles and an ornate drinking glass. Congratulations to these 6 wonderfully talented women! The Utica Public Library salutes you! LOCAL ARTISTS ROCK!! The contest was made possible by Esche's Aqua Vino and Hannaford supplied the refreshments.
UAA Presented the Gannett Gallery Members Exhibition Dec. 8, 2016 – Jan. 19, 2017 at the SUNY Poly Gannett Gallery.
The UAA was featured on WKTV's local tv news broadcast!
UTICA, NY - Local artists had the chance to showcase their watercolor work during the Utica Art Associations monthly meeting. The art association hosted the traveling roundtable critique put on by the Central New York Watercolor Society. The panel is made up of members of the watercolor society and gave the members valuable feedback. The Utica Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of the month at the Heritage Health Care Center at 1657 Sunset Ave, Utica, NY.
UAA Members Show at the New Hartford Library on Oxford Road runs until Aug. 30, 2016.
Flight the theme of Tom Yacovella's Aviary Art Exhibition at RACC April 14-May 26, 2016
The opening reception will be held 6-7pm on April 14 with a gallery talk by Yacovella taking place at 7pm. The gallery is located at 308 W. Bloomfield St. in Rome. The regular hours of the exhibit will be 10am-5pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm.
"Yacovella's career both as a national and international award-winning artist has spanned more than a half century" said Michele Taranto, RACC's executive director. "His exhibit in Gallery 1 will be part of 3 shows. It will run concurrently with RACC's annual Recycle Show and Suzanne Firsching's mask exhibit."
PRATT HOUSE ARTISTS SERIES PRESENTS ED WILLIAMS “MY INTERPRETATION” FOR APRIL 2016
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Our Members Exhibit ran from December 3 - Jan. 4 2015-16 at SUNY Poly, 100 Seymour Ave, Utica, NY. The Opening Reception on Dec. 3 was broadcast by WUTR news in Utica, NY.
Ellen Cieniewicz displayed at the New Hartford Library for the month of November, 50 plus paintings.
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, hosted the Fall Art Show 2015 Oct 1-29.
UAA Members Exhibition at the Utica Public Library was in July 2015.
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133 hosted a UAA Members only exhibit in August 2015.
The art of Gary Price and Sarah Price was on display at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center 106 Schuyler St, Boonville, NY in March 2015.
Peter Rashford painted an 18' x 50' interior wall mural at a new building for Albany RV in Latham, NY. Artist Annette Gurdo joined Peter on day three to assist in painting. The contracting company added 3D trees and rocks in front of the mural. The mural is shown in the Albany RV Grand Opening ad. They are now available for more mural projects and stage set design!
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center had anart show entitled 'Rails and Trails' the month of June 2015.
UAA winners from the Utica Public Library Feb 2015 art show: Best of Show: Carmen Guarnieri, Best Use of Detail: Polly Blunk, Best Use of Black & White: Diane Lange, Best Abstract: Serena Sendek.
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center Fall Art Show Oct 7-Nov 7, 2014. Entries due Sept 22-29 from 10:30am-4pm or special arrangement, to 106 Schuyler St, Boonville. $10 entry fee, 942-5133 for more info.
Tom Yacovella has a show at the Artful Lodger, 7 East Park Row, Clinton thru Sept 7, 2014. The opening Reception was July 27, 2014 3-5pm.
The UAA has received a generous donation by Lifetime Member Shirley Waters.
The Remsen Arts Center & Utica Art Association presented the 3rd Remsen Art Show & Sale May 2-4, 2014 at the Remsen Performing & Visual Arts Center, 9627 Main Street, Remsen, NY. The art & photography show will feature a variety of two and three dimensional works for sale. Participating artists include Polly Blunk, Ellen Cieniewicz, Peter Rashford, Ed Williams, Jennifer DeVenezia, Sue Costanza, and others. For Arts Center information visit www.remsenartscenter.org.
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY displayed UAA Members art in an April 2014 show.
Utica Art Association Presented the Gannett Gallery Members Exhibition March 3 – 28, 2014 at the SUNYIT Gannett Gallery, 5710 Horatio St., Utica, NY.
Sue Costanza had an exhibit at the Kirkland Library, College St., Clinton, NY, from December 4 to December 30, 2013.
The Remsen Arts Center & Utica Art Association presented the 2nd Remsen Art Show & Sale December 6-8, 2013 at the Remsen Performing & Visual Arts Center, 9627 Main Street, Remsen, NY. The art & photography show will feature various two and three dimensional works for sale. Participating artists include Polly Blunk, Ellen Cieniewicz, Peter Rashford, Ed Williams, Jennifer DeVenezia, Mark Tiffany, Diane Berry, Lynn Rogers, Sue Kiesel, Carmen Guarnieri, Sue Costanza, Barbara Foster, Tom McCarthy, and others. The Art Show is in conjunction with the Remsen Christmas in the Village events plus live music at the Arts Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Remsen Arts Center programs.
Robin Cecilia won 3rd Place in 3D-Art and Sculpture at the Central Adirondack Art Show held July 5 - August 11, 2013 in View, Old Forge, NY. Other UAA members exhibiting were Tom Yacovella, Carmen Guarnieri, Donna Veeder, Constance Watkins , Ellen Cieniewicz and, Jane Grace Taylor who had a piece chosen for the Masters Division. The jurors for this show were Daniel Buckingham ( Professor of Sculpture and 3D Design at MWPAI ) and Tina Betz.
Fall Art Show 2013 will be held from Oct. 5 - Nov. 3, 2013 at the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133. This is a juried exhibition. Work not to exceed 48” in any direction. Media includes; oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphics, pastels, organic material, mixed media and photography.
Members receiving awards:
Ellen Cieniewicz - 1st Place
Sue Costanza - 1st and 3rd Place
Wini Lyndford-Kulesa - 1st Place
Polly Blunk - 2nd Place
Gayle Cleveland- 2nd Place
Sue Firsching - 3rd Place
Our congratulations to Jane Grace Taylor on receiving Best of Show at the 2013 New York State Fair.
Utica Art Association presented
the Stanley South Wing Gallery Members Exhibition
“The Icebox Snowball”
The Remsen Arts Center & Utica Art Association presented the Remsen Art Show & Sale August 2-4, 2013 at the Remsen Performing & Visual Arts Center, 9627 Main Street, Remsen, NY.
Tom Yacovella was the guest speaker at View's Eco Gallery, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY on August 4. He presented a power point program entitled: "Nature Art...up close and personal" at 2 pm. The event was FREE and it comes under the heading of their regularly scheduled "Science on Sunday" program. It is their hope to broaden their subject matter to cover the connection between art and nature. In their words: they feel that Tom's art is a good fit. http://www.viewarts.org/ 315.369.6411
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, presented the juried themed art show Canal Days in June 2013. UAA members won awards.
UAA members won awards
at the Rome, NY Ava Dorfman 13th Annual Art Reception and Awards Ceremony:
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, presented an art show from mid-March to mid-April 2013.
Sue Costanza has an exhibit at the Utica Public Library form January 9 to January 31, 2013. The exhibition was held in the second floor art gallery located in the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.
The UAA exhibited at the Utica Public Library in December 2012. Seventy pieces of artwork were exhibited. There were many compliments by viewers.
The following awards were made:
Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, presented the Fall Art Show 2012 from October 6 to November 3. A number of UAA members received awards.
Oil/Acrylic: 1st, Frank Hanretty,
2d, Ellen Cieniewicz. Honorable Mention, Columbia Barbara Allen
Phone 315-942-5133 for more info.
Preswick Glen, Route 12B, New Hartford, had a Fall Arts Festival featuring UAA Members on Sunday October 7, 2012 from 1 PM to 4 PM.
Rome Art Association Membership
Five UAA members were in the SUNYIT Juried Art Exhibit 2012, Sue Costanza won 2d place and an award. Wini Lydford-Kulesa received an Honorable Mention.
UAA members won awards
at the Northeast National Pastel Competition in 2012 at View in Old Forge, NY:
UAA members won awards
in fall 2012 at the Rome, NY Ava Dorfman 12th Annual Art Reception and Awards Ceremony:
Watercolor titled "Pine Island" by Peter Rashford was chosen for the Cooperstown Art Association 77th National Juried Art Exhibition at the Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY. A juror selected 151 works from 459 entries. The art gallery is open daily from 11am to 4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. The show ran July 13-Aug 17, 2012. www.cooperstownart.com
Lynne Reichhart was featured in an article in the Utica OD regarding some of her marketing strategy of displaying her art at Awards gift lounges. 2012
Peter Rashford displayed and
demonstrated pen & ink and paintings at the Meet the Artist event
held during the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Iinstitute Arts Festival.
This special event was on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1-3pm and was held inside
next to the Gift Gallery.
Colorful World by Sue,” works of art by Sue Costanza were displayed at the Gannett Art Gallery, Kunsela Hall, SUNYIT, Marcy, NY from June 4 - 29, 2012.
Pen and ink drawing titled "Castles Made of Sand" by Peter Rashford was awarded the Mary Garrison Memorial Award in the 21st Annual Essential Art Regional Juried Art Show at the Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY. There were 168 entries with 80 chosen for display by jurors Leila Durkin and Susan Benedict Hand. The art gallery was open daily from 11am to 4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. The show ran through May 30, 2012. Visit www.cooperstownart.com.
Suzanne Firsching exhibited
“Realistic & Playfully Sinister” at the Kirkland Town
Library April 3rd – April 29th 2012. Located at 55 1/2 College Street
, Clinton, NY 13323
A portion of sales will be donated to the library and Wounded Warriors Program. A $5 raffle will be held throughout the exhibition with 2 drawings. To benefit the Wounded Warriors Program.
UAA members recieved an
award or mention at the Express Yourself Exhibit reception on 2/21/12
at the Utica Public Library. The awards were given as a Cash Prize to
the artist receiving the highest marks - one award per category received
the cash award. However, in each category, several others were mentioned
- similar to runners up. One other item mentioned that in one category,
there was a tie. so the total of cash prizes was 7 instead of the earlier
Sarah Price had 5 pieces of
her digital art in a group show at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.
Tom Yacovella, award winning wildlife artist and author of Wildlife Art of Tom Yacovella: Keep Looking for a Bluebird, was among the authors, outdoor writers, and wildlife artists at the 2012 CNY Sportsman Show on February 4, 2012 at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tom McCarthy had a solo exhibit of photography in the Library Gallery of the Rome Art and Community Center (308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome). LIGHT is the theme of this series of photographs, with the intention of emphasizing the manner in which light, itself, enhances and becomes the subject of the image. The show ran until January 13, 2012.
Bill Edmonston had a solo show at the Preswick Glen Retirement home from December 2011 through early January 2012.
Sandra DeVisser exhibited her mixed media works “From the WORD/Ex Cathedra” at the Artful Lodger, 7 East Park Row, Clinton, NY thru Dec 17, 2011.
Suzanne Firsching had sculptures
on display from Dec. 3 to Dec. 20, 2011 at Sculpture Space, ADK Inspired
work in stoneware clay, figures and signature abstract masks all available
The Utica Art Association is presenting the 2011 Fall Exhibition, at the Herkimer County Community College, Cogar Gallery, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer, N.Y. The show will be held from October 10, 2011 to November 10, 2011. The show is open to all area artists, and in all media. Open to professional and amateur artists and photographers, 18 years and older, or students 13-21 years. Only original work created by the entrant.
The Opening Reception was held on Friday October 14, 2011 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Cogar Gallery. One Best of Show and four Artisistic Merit awards were announced.
Best of Show - Gary Price
The UAA participated as a group at Preswick Glen's Open House/Art Show & Sale for Sunday October 2, 2011 from 1-4pm. .
Preswick Glen: Our community has such beautiful grounds that an art show
is perfect. I would like to have a good selection of artists and hope
you will be able to pass the word. There is no charge to participate and
we will not take any portion of sales. Our goal is to bring in the public.
We will also have a chicken BBQ, Jay-K Lumber will sell pumpkins and mums
etc. and I will be having entertainment (not sure who as yet) Thought
it might be a fun day.
Peter Rashford, Ellen Cieniewicz, and Tom McCarthy were chosen to exhibit in the Arts and Home Center at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY. Award recipients were revealed at the Artist Reception on August 23, 2011.
Peter's charcoal drawing titled "Wise Likeness" was awarded Third Place in Fine Arts Division A - Professional Class / Graphics. Peter is owner of “Midair Studio” in Cold Brook, NY. The business produces and distributes limited edition prints and serigraphs, original art, and graphics. He also offers illustration, murals, advertising design, and video production. Visit www.midairstudio.com.
Ellen's Senior Division entries awards:2nd in oil, 3rd in drawing, and 2 Honorable Mention in watercolor and a craft she made of driftwood, shells, and things she picked up on the beach.
Tom had two photos accepted at the NYS Fair. One (entitled "Focus") was in the NYS Fair category. The second ("Ripplefections") was in the B&W category and was awarded an Honorable Mention.
The fair was open August 25 - September 5. More info at nysfair.org.
Central New York Woman
Artist gather for their Annual Brown Bag Picnic, summer 2011.
Central N. Y. Woman Artists gathered in New York Mills at the home of local artist Sandra Stockton Rooney for their annual “Brown Bag Picnic.” A tradition that was stared in the 1970’s by Joanne Destefano, (top photo, center in white tee). Guests include artists from Utica, Rome, Old Forge, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Remsen, Oneida, Little Falls, Ilion, Herkimer, and Syracuse N. Y. (Photos by Reg Stockton)
Bill Edmonston has won The Cinque Maloney Award at the 60th Annual Central Adirondack Art Show, 2011 in The View, Arts Center/Old Forge, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY.
Sarah Price will be having a solo exhibition of her digital art in the Library Gallery of the Rome Art and Community Center. The opening reception was Friday, August 5, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RACC (308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome). The show will run until September 12.
Awards were presented August 5, 2011 in the Rome Art Association Annual Membership Exibit. The following UAA Members who also are members of the Rome Art Association were presented the following awards:
Gary and Sarah Price were both accepted into the 76th Annual Cooperstown Art Association National Juried Exhibition. Sarah won the Thomas Goodyear Memorial Prize for her digital artwork "The Magic Umbrella". There were close to 500 entries and only 103 pieces were selected. The show ran from July 15 through August 19, 2011 in Cooperstown, NY.
Art Exhibition at Ava Dorfman Senior Cener, Rome, NY
Carmen Guarnieri was in the MWPAI Sidewalk Show as Meet the Artist on July 2-3, 2011 from 1-3pm. In museum next to the gift shop.
Sandra De Visser has received Signature accreditation with the Central New York Watercolor Society in 2011. Congratulations Sandy!
Sue Firsching had a Plaster Heirloom Mask & Lunch at the Arts center Old Forge on Sun. June 12, 2011 fron 11am-3pm. Walk away with a true image of yourself and the knowledge to create heirloom masks for family members and friends. Contact Arts Center/Old Forge, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY.
UAA 2011 Members Exhibition from March 23 thru April 14, 2011 at the Gannett Art Gallery in Kunsela Hall, SUNYIT, Marcy, NY. Opening reception was on March 23 from 4:30 - 6:30pm.
Best of Show - Tom Besl
Landmark Art Studio Award - Pat Besl
Rooney, Etc. Award - TBA
Lifetime Acheivemant Award - Ellen Cieniewicz
People's Choice Award - Martha Deming and Sue Costanza
UAA members displayed artwork at the Arts Center/Old Forge, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY from February 11 - March 12, 2011. A reception for the Old Forge exhibit was held on February 11 - exhibitors, friends, family attended. The Arts Guild of Old Forge has opened their the new 28,000 square foot Arts Center building that includes a state-of-the-art performance hall, expanded exhibition galleries, and fine arts workshop studios.
Connie Watkins, Pat Malin, and Peter Rashford displayed their art at the New Hartford Public Library, 2 Library Lane off Oxford Rd, New Hartford, NY from Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010.
WINI LYDFORD-KULESA HAD AN EXHIBITION OF HER ARTWORK AT THE ROME ART & COMMUNITY CENTER FROM DECEMBER 3RD TO THE 28TH, 2010.
Sandra Rooney has been accepted as a signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society in 2010.
The Old Forge Library UAA exhibition was Sep. 11 to Oct. 30, 2010. The Library is open from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. located at 220 Cosby Blvd. This is a MEMBERS ONLY exhibit. No prizes will be awarded, nor will there be an adjudication.
Reception was on October 1 from 5 - 8pm.
THE CENTRAL NEW YORK WATERCOLOR SOCIETY HAS SELECTED SANDY ROONEY TO BE ONE OF EIGHT WATERCOLORISTS TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR TECHNIQUES AT THEIR ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION NIGHT AT THE UTICA COLLEGE LIBRARY CONCOURSE. THE DATE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010, FROM 6:30PM TO 6:30PM, AND IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
During September 2010 Peter Rashford exhibited in the Director's Gallery at the Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row, Clinton, NY. Visit www.kirklandartcenter.org or phone 315-853-8871 for more info. Peter is owner of “Midair Studio.” Visit www.midairstudio.com.
Bill Edmonston won the Cinque Malone Award at the CNY Adirondack 5th Annual show in Old Forge this summer, 2010.
THE ROME ART ASSOCIATION CELEBRATED 51 YEARS OF FINE ART WITH THEIR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBIT AT THE ROME ART & COMMUNITY CENTER. THIS SHOW RAN THROUGH SEPT. 24, 2010. MANY UAA MEMBERS ARE RAA MEMBERS AND PARTICIPATED WITH WONDERFUL ART WORK.
UAA MEMBERS WHO WERE WINNERS ARE: GARY PRICE WITH "THE SHAPESHIFTER" AWARDED BEST IN SHOW; IN MIXED MEDIA PHILIPPA SCHRADER WON 1ST, ELLEN CIENIEWICZ AND PHILIPPA SCHRADER WERE AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION; IN PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH PRICE WON 1ST PLACE, TRUDI KAPLES WON 3RD PLACE AND WAS AWARDED AN HONORABLE MENTION; IN CRAFTS TRUDI KAPLES WON 2ND PLACE; IN SCULPTURE WINI LYDFORD-KULASA WON 1AT PLACE AND TOM BEST WON 3RD PLACE AND WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION; IN GRAPHICS JANE GRACE TAYLOR WON 2ND PLACE AND ELLEN CIENIEWICZ WON 3RD PLACE; IN WATERCOLOR MARY G. SALERNO WON 3RD PLACE; IN ACRYLICS SANDRA DE VISSER WON 1ST PLACE; AND IN PASTEL JANE GRACE TAYLOR WON 2ND PLACE. JANE GRACE TAYLOR ALSO WAS AWARDED THE 2010 SPECIAL JUDGE AWARDS FROM THE ROME COMMUNITY THEATER FOR "ALONE IN A CROWD" AND FROM THE ROME ART & COMMUNITY CENTER FOR "STOP WAR". ALL THESE ARTISTS DID GREAT WORK AND SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED. OTHER PARTICIPANTS WERE PAMELA MENOTTI AND VAL DE VISSER
Artist Peter Rashford was awarded first place for a charcoal drawing titled "Wise Likeness" in the August Art Show at the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY. The art gallery was open Wed-Sat from 11am to 3pm through August 2010.
Peter Rashford exhibited a pen and ink drawing "Castles Made of Sand" and an original watercolor painting titled "Moment of Seclusion" in the Arts and Home Center at the 2010 New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY. The art jury awarded 3rd Place to "Castles Made of Sand" in the Division A - Professional Class / Graphics category. “Moment of Seclusion” was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Arts Division C - Professional Wildlife Art Class / Paintings. The fair was open August 26 - September 6. More info at nysfair.org.
Peter is owner of “Midair Studio.” Visit www.midairstudio.com.
DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY EXHIBITION June 1-30, 2010.
Opening Reception June 4, 5-6:30pm.
Best in Show: Gary Price for "Lost Teddy Bear"
Judge Esposito's comments
About Judge Gina Esposito:
Note: due to the small number of entries, no third place nor honorable mention were awarded in sculpture and photography. Both students received modest cash awards, plus a free, one-year UAA membership.
Peter Rashford had an exhibition with artist Traci Zimmer at the Romano Room Art Gallery located on the second floor of the Stanley Center for the Arts, 261 Genesee Street, Utica, NY. www.StanleyCenterForTheArts.com. The Opening Reception was held on May 6 from 5 - 6:30pm. The show ran until June 12, 2010. Visit Peter's website at www.midairstudio.com
Carmen Guarnieri had a solo exhibit at the Rome Art & Community Center from May 7th through May 26th 2010. The reception was May 7th from 6 to 8pm. Carmen's website at cegpaintings.com.
The Utica Art Association’s 2010 Photo Show was held April 1st - 30th, 2010 at the New Hartford Library, 2 Library Lane off Oxford Rd, New Hartford, NY.
Open to professional and amateur artists,18 and older whose U.A.A. annual dues ($20.00) are current (January 1, 2010 through Dec.31, 2010).
The reception was held April 9th with winners in the traditional and non-traditional catagories being announced. Program chairperson is Connie Watkins. The following members were chosen by the judge, Keith Sandman, photography professor at MWPAI School of Art.
Polly Blunk had an exhibit at the Dunham Library in Whitesboro starting Saturday, April 3, 2010 with a reception from 2 to 5pm.
The Utica Public Library
announced the winners of their “Express Yourself Art Contest: 2010”
during a Reception held on Feb. 23, 2010. The top five works of art out
of sixty entries were selected by a panel of judges. Each year the art
contest has a different theme. This year's theme was all Black and White
Art produced in pencil, pen, or ink.
The exhibition was held in the second floor art gallery located in the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, NY. The show dates were Feb. 2 – 25. This year's sponsor was Gilroy, Kernan, & Gilroy, Inc.
Gary Price has announced that he will have a solo exhibit at the Rome Art & Community Center from March 5th through March 27th 2010. The artist’s reception is March 5th from 6pm to 8pm. Gary’s phone is 768-7587 or visit his web site at www.pricedes.com.
Jane Taylor had an ongoing show at the Stanley Performing Arts Center. The show opened March 10, 2010.
Three Utica Art Association members were honored at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center show in Rome, NY, 2009. Best in Show and First Place in oil went to Peter Cecilia. Honorable Mention in acrylic for Robin Ceilia. Second Place in Mixed Media went to Sue Costanza.
Tom Yacovella has announced in 2009 the publication of his first book, “The WildLife Art Ventures of Tom Yacovella.” Visit Tom's website at www.yacovellart.com for more info.
The Utica Art Association
presented it's Annual Members Exhibition in the Gannett Art Gallery at
the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) at Utica/Rome July 2 - 30, 2009.
Fine art in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing, mixed media, and
sculpture will be offered at the exhibition. The gallery is located in
Kunsela Hall at the SUNYIT campus on Horatio Street in Marcy, New York.
The gallery is open to the public from 9-6pm Monday through Thursday and 9-5pm on Friday. The exhibition ends on July 30. Art may be purchased through the Gannett Art Gallery, visit www.sunyit.edu/gannett_gallery for additional information.
Georgina Talerico was selected for the 5th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. The show is in The Arts Guild of Old Forge in Old Forge, NY from June 13 - July 12, 2009.
Rome Art and Community Center - Gallery Two Presents “Mysterium Circulorium,” Mixed Media Drawings and Prints by Sandra DeVisser June 5 - June 26, 2009. Opening Reception June 5, 6 - 8pm.
Georgina Talerico exhibited at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls, NY from May 17 - June 20, 2009.
The Utica Art Association had a show at the New Hartford Public Library on Oxford Road from April 3-29, 2009.
Seven “Best of Show” were presented to:
“People's Choice Award” was presented to:
Martha Deming taught a workshop “Ways With Color” at the Old Forge Arts Center on June 15, 16, 17, 2009 from 10am - 4pm. It is open to all media and all levels. Call 3115-369-6411 or www.artscenteroldforge.org for info.
Joann DeStefano displayed at the New Hartford Library on Oxford Road through Feb and March 2009.
The Utica Art Association had it's Annual Holiday Party at the Radisson Hotel in Utica on Friday, December 5, 2008, 6pm.
The Utica Art Association
presented it's Annual Members Exhibition in the Gannett Art Gallery at
the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. Fine art in oil, watercolor,
acrylic, pastel, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture will be offered at
the exhibition. The gallery is located in Kunsela Hall at the SUNYIT campus
on Horatio Street in Marcy, New York.
MVCC Alumni Association and the MVCC Department of Art presented A Show of 2008 Alumni Work in the 2nd floor glass cases at the Academic Building from April 14 - May 16, 2008 that featured UAA member Peter Rashford.
Tom Yacovella had an exhibition of his works at the CNYCAC gallery, 261 Genesee St, Utica, from Feb 13 - March 15, 2008. He will be presenting a Powerpoint show at Spring Farm Cares on Route 12 at 7pm Wed, April 23, 2008. He will be displaying at the Dodge Pratt Northern Gallery in Boonville July 1 - 31, 2008. Proposed opening reception is July 4. Tom will have an exhibition at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, 401 South Ann Street, in Little Falls from Sept 23 - Nov 11, 2008. Opening reception Sept 28. His painting Keep Looking for a Bluebird won Best of Show at CNYCAC No Theme exhibition. More info at www.yacovellart.com.
Georgina Talerico had two paintings selected for the 4th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. The show is in The Arts Guild of Old Forge new building from May 10 - June 8, 2008. Opening Reception May 10.
MOHAWK VALLEY ARTISTS will exhibit "Takes" on the Human Figure featuring paintings from over a dozen of their members in a variety of media and styles. The Exhibition opens with a reception at the Utica Public Library, Gallery Room #200 on Monday April 7th 6 - 8pm and runs from April 7th - April 30th, 2008.
Polly Blunk had her artwork on display at the Kirkland Art Center during February 2008, and also have some pieces at the College Street Cafe in Clinton.
Bill Edmonston had the following solo shows: Hamilton Public Library, Oct. 15th thru Nov. 30th; Alterra Villas (Clinton, NY) Nov. 1st thru Nov. 30, 2007. He also has paintings in the MadArt Gallery, Hamilton; and his The Little Gallery is open Sundays thru Nov. 4, 2007, 1 to 4 pm on Preston Hill Rd., Hamilton.
Peter Cecilia and Robin Cecilia had their art on display at The New Hartford Library on Oxford Road thru Oct. 2007, info 735-6016.
Martha Demings pastel, Midnight Cowgirls, was accepted into the 2007 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition (NNPE) and received the Genre Award. My watercolor, Woodsy Napping, has been accepted for publication in Splash 10, published by North Light Books, to be released in the summer of 2008. Another Watercolor, Moment In The Sun, has been accepted in the 2007 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW).
Bill Edmonston has opened The Little Gallery on Preston Hill Road in Hamilton, NY, displaying over 75 of his paintings and drawings. The gallery is open by appointment. Please call 315-824-1965.
Invitation to all members and friends to attend Opening Reception for a solo show by Sandra DeVisser at Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY on Monday, July 16, 2007 from 5-7pm.
Georgina Talerico was chosen for the Judges Choice Award and Outstanding City in Motion awards at The 3rd Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at The Arts Guild of Old Forge, 3260 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY, 315.369.6411. Other members accepted: Evelyn Balder and Joan Cook. Show runs thru July 11, 2007. Admission: $3/$2 for members and groups of 6 or more. firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAA members won several awards in the 7th Annual Art Show (2007) at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center in Rome, NY. Ellen Cieniewicz won 1st Place in Oil, Honorable Mention in Watercolor, and Best of Show. Connie Watkins won 2nd Place in Pastel. Polly Blunk won 2nd Place in Watercolor. Suzanne Costanza won 1st Place in Mixed Media.
UAA member Gregg Fedchak has an exhibit of his paintings upcoming in the Cogar Gallery at Herkimer County Community College. The show is called Gregg Fedchak, Abstract Paintings. The exhibit runs from May 24th through June 20th 2007. Opening reception on Friday, May 25th, from 7 to 9pm. Gallery hours are 8:00AM to 7:30 PM, when the college is open. If you need more information, www.greggfedchak.com, Fedchak@itt.com, or call 942-6001.
Martha Deming will be one of two artists in the show called Everyday Inspirations that will open at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls from 1 to 3 the afternoon of Sunday, February 25th and run through March 30th 2007. She will be showing watercolors and pastels. Her show partner is Diane Davis who will show her oils, acrylics and watercolors. The colorful works will be sure to brighten a winter's day.
Tom Yacovella's watercolor painting Keep Looking for a Bluebird is featured in the top 26 watercolors of 2006 in the Jan/Feb issue of Watercolor Magic magazine. His background information is included in the article.Tom's art is available on the web at www.yacovellart.com.
This year (2006), Sybil Johnson was commissioned by the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. Ten original watercolors were completed to reflect the heritage and beauty of the Cooperstown area. The collection includes paintings of Main Street, Hyde Hall, Kingfisher Tower, The Village Library, The Gazebo and Boat Dock at Glimmerglen, Fenimore Art Museum's Terrace, Leatherstocking Golf Course, Doubleday Field, and Otsego Lake. Over 800 prints have been framed for the hotel's guest rooms. Matted Prints are available in the Hotel gift shop.
You are cordially invited to brighten your November 2006 with a leisurely perusal of 70 works displayed gallery style in the lovely setting of the Fayetteville Free Library. Please stop in and enjoy the many views of Two Artists' Views. Two Artists' Views - Works in Soft Pastel by Pamela Menotti and Martha Deming. November 3 to 30, 2006 at the Fayetteville Free Library, Fayetteville, NY, www.fayettevillefreelibrary.org, 315-637-6374.
Jo Ambrose had an art show of seascapes in watercolor, oil portraits and still life, at the New Hartford Library during the month of November 2006, with a opening reception Nov. 4th from 2-4. She is also teaching a watercolor class at the Parkway Senior Center.
Linda Butti has an art exhibition at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (M.V.C.A.), titled Color and Light. Show runs thru Nov 4. She will be conducting an art workshop at the conclusion of her exhibit. Linda, an art history professor at the College of Staten Island, will be giving a demonstration and lecture, “Color and Light” Nov. 4 from 1-4pm. Linda shows participants how to “punch up” their color and explain the components of color. Linda plans to show how she approches color and discuss the “color patch” used by the Impressionists, as well as complementary color theries. Students can bring materials of any medium (oil, pencil, pastel, etc.) The cost is $25. Held at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, 401 South Ann St., Little Falls. Please call to preregister 315-823-0808.
Tom Yacovella was awarded the Beechmont First and Gold Medallion at the Adirondacks 2006 National Exhibition of American Watercolors in the Arts Center/Old Forge. The exhibition runs thru Oct. 1, 2006. The same painting also won Tom an international competition sponsored by “The Artist Magazine.”
Utica Art Association Twentieth Annual Tri-County Show presented at the Gannett Gallery, SUNYIT at Utica/Rome in September 2005.
Awards - Masters
Awards - Open
Judge: Sam Patterson
Committee: Chairman: Ellen Cieniewicz, Co-Chairman: Eleanor Fagan, Treasurer: Vince Constanza, Sue Constanza, Marie Heistand, Mary Ann Zogby, Giorgina Talarico, Lucy Service, Jim Service, Lee Hyde, Polly Blunk, Glen Blunk.
Utica Art Association Photography Exhibition 2005
The 2nd annual Utica Art Association Photography Exhibition 2005 was held at the Utica Public Library 2nd Floor Gallery at 303 Genesee St. in Utica, New York. The show ran from Aug. 5 – 29, 2005. Must be a UAA member to enter. TOP TEN AWARDS were announced at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 5th from 3 – 5pm. TOP TEN AWARDS 5 awards in Traditional Photography; 5 awards in Nontraditional Photography. The Top Ten: Chris Galin (two awards), Val DeVisser, S. Stockton Rooney, Cheri Sassman (two awards), Anne Waters (two awards), Arnold Galin, Ellen Cieniewicz. People’s Choice Award was awarded to Sany Rooney. Judge: Guy Danella. Chairperson: Connie Watkins.
17th Annual National Rural Life Exhibition at the Gannett Gallery - SUNY IT at Utica/Rome, Route 12, Marcy, NY. April 8 - 28, 2005.
A Tribute to Agriculture and Rural Life
Agriculture is the lifeblood of America. And rural life is the dream of many Americans. That picturesque image captivates us. It tantalizes us with a peace and serenity which we sometimes crave in this ever-bustling world. The National Rural Life Art Exhibition at Utica, New York celebrates rural life, American culture, and the dairy farming experience, the heart of America's food supply.
The National Rural Life Art Exhibition is jointly sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Utica Art Association (UAA).
Headquarted in Kansas City, MO, with a regional office in Syracuse, NY, Dairy Farmers of America is a dairy marketing cooperative representing nearly 23,000 dairy farmers across the U.S.
For over 150 years, the Utica Art Association has been an active promoter of the arts in Central New York. The UAA sponsor's Central New York's prestigious Tri-County Art Show and The UAA Photography Show.
The National Rural Life Exhibition presents art by UAA and DFA members. Come join us for this tribute.
Best of Show - Pamela Memotti
Dairy Farmers of America Awards
Ag Radio Network Award - Peter Rashford
Rooney Etc Award - Robert Jaycox
Judged by Robert Cimbalo.
Local artist issues limited edition print
For Remsen artist Martha Deming recent storms have recalled memories of hours and days spent carefully observing snowplows at work. Gathering resource material for her painting, "...And Miles To Go, Christmas Day 2002," meant waiting in the snow and cold to photograph the plow as it crested the hill in front of her James Road home as well as visiting the Town Barn to talk with the drivers and study details of the plows up close and personal. Her efforts culminated in the watercolor painting, which now hangs in the meeting room of the Remsen Town Hall, donated to the Town by the artist in December of 2003.
The painting reflects Deming's long-standing appreciation for all the folks who are out there in the storms day or night and the powerful machines they drive, keeping the roads clear for the rest of us through our North Country winters. In response to popular interest in the painting, limited edition prints and note cards are now available, printed by Brodock Press of Utica, NY and available at Adirondack Art in Barneveld and the Fynmore Studio and Gallery in Boonville and New Hartford. This is the first time Deming's work has been available in limited edition prints.
Utica Art Association Nineteenth Annual Tri-County Show presented at the Gannett Gallery, SUNYIT at Utica/Rome in September 2004.
Awards - Masters
Awards - Open
Judge: George Benedict
Committee: Chairman: Ellen Cieniewicz, Co-Chairman: Eleanor Fagan, Treasurer: Ed Rooney. George Maley, Barbara Maley, Maryann Zogby, Lucy Service, Jim Service, Gerri Walters, Stella Lam, Sandra Rooney.
Utica Art Association
The Top Ten: Ray Ball, Serafina
Gape, Peter Rashford, Cheri Sassman, S. Stockton Rooney, Cheri Sassman,
Anne Waters, S. Stockton Rooney, Sherry Wright, Lisa K. Shaw.
16th Annual National Rural Life Exhibition at the Gannett Gallery - SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, Route 12, Marcy in April 2004.
The National Rural Life Art Exhibition is jointly sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Utica Art Association (UAA).
Best of Show - Diane Englert
Ag Radio Network Award - Sandra Stockton Rooney
Rooney Etc Award - Robert Jaycox
Judged by Daniel K. Tennant.