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UAA Presents the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center Members Exhibition in November 2017, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY, 315-942-5133. More info to come.

 


ONGOING EVENTS


THURSDAY ART GROUP. 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 LandmarkStudio-3@juno.com.


Polly Blunk, Ellen Cieniewicz, 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'.


PAST EVENTS

UAA Presents the Utica Public Library Members Exhibition from July 1-26, 2017 at 303 Genesee St., Utica.

Prospectus Link (download & print): UAA Library 2017

Important Dates:
Drop off art: June 29, 2017 Thursday 3 - 5 PM
Hanging of show: June 30, 2017 Friday 10 - 1 PM
Reception: July 10, 2017 Monday 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Art removal: July 27, 2017 Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 PM


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 the 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 winners


UAA Presented the Gannett Gallery Members Exhibition Dec. 8, 2016 – Jan. 19, 2017 at the SUNY Poly Gannett Gallery.

Awards list:

BEST IN SHOW Sandra Z. DeVisser

FIVE ARTISTIC MERIT AWARDS

Peter Rashford
Polly Blunk
Christina Hopkins
Sue Costanza
Sue Firsching


 

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 Rome Art and Community Center is proud to present wildlife artist Tom Yacovella's avian art. The exhibition, entitled "Flight," features a wide variety of bird art. There are 36 pieces in the exhibit featuring watercolors, acrylics, pastels, gouache, and pencils. It is scheduled from April 14 through May 26.

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
Opening Reception APRIL 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center will host an Artist Reception for Ed Williams of Remsen. Fully embracing the digital age of photography, Ed uses all the tools it has to offer to create an artistic interpretation of our world. Over time, Ed has developed techniques in digital manipulation, taking his work to new and exhilarating denotations. His work will stay on display for the month of April and can be viewed during normal business hours or by special appointment. Tours at the DPN are always free and the public is encouraged to attend these wonderful celebrations of the arts. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided by the DPN Board and guests.

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
106 Schuyler Street
Boonville, NY 13309
Phone: 315-942-5133
Website: http://dpnboonville.org/


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!

Mural by Peter Rashford


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.


The So Far Exhibition featuring the art of Peter Rashford and Annette Gurdo was held Nov. - Dec. 2014 at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center 106 Schuyler St, Boonville, NY.


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
Sept. 6, 2013 thru Sept. 24, 2013 at the Stanley Center for the Arts, 259 Genesee Street, Utica, New York. Judged by Ken Marchione, acting Dean of the Pratt Institute in Utica. Merit Awards were given to Polly Blunk, Susan Simpler, Susan Fountain, Tom Besl, Victor Lenuzza, and Robin Cecilia. Best of Show was awarded to Pat Besl.


Constance Watkins introduces her fifth publication titled “MuShu”. To order contact grammy403@roadrunner.com or www.authorhouse.com.

Other publications:

“The Icebox Snowball”
“Joey Days”
“That Was the Kitten That Was”
“Happy was His Name”


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:
Acrylic - 1st Place - Wilda Huss - "Old Tobacco Farm"
3d Place - Douglas Ruhm - "Old Barn at Trenton Falls Trails"
Mixed Media - 1st Place - Suzanne Costanza - "Abstract in Pink"
2d Place - Suzanne Costanza - "Look for the Silver Lining"
Oils/Pastels - 1st Place - Constance Watkins - "Wildflowers"
3d Place - Constance Watkins - "Butterflies Are Free"


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:
Merit Awards to: Polly Blunk, Serafina Gape, Joanne Wilkinson, Val DeVisser, Connie Watkins, and Susan Simpler. Best of Show was awarded to Tom Besl. People's Choice: Sue Costanza. Two Memorial Awards were made - Peter Cecilia and Jim Mulvihill.


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
Watercolor/Pastel/Drawing: 1st, Polly Blunk, 2d, Bernice Benson, 3d, Peter Rashford, Honorable Mention, Susan Simpler
Mixed Medium: 1st, Suzanne Costanza, 2d, Suzanne Costanza, Honorable Mention, Susan Simpler
Sculpture: 1st, Suzanne Firsching, 2d, Wini Lyndford-Kulesa, 3d, Wini Lyndford-Kulesa, Honorable Mention, Suzanne Firsching

Phone 315-942-5133 for more info.


Utica Marsh Council is accepting art/photo entries for their Art Show on Fri 10/5/12 from 3-5pm at the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St. The pieces that are submitted do not need to be strictly representational or even of the marsh per se, but should address the theme of “Local Wetlands, Wildlife & Nature.” Download the prospectus. The show runs thru Oct. 30, 2012. If anyone has any questions, or if the drop-off time is problematic, please contact Tom directly at: t.morgan.mccarthy@gmail.com or tmccarthy@utica.edu.


Preswick Glen, Route 12B, NewHartford, is again having a Fall Arts Festival Sunday October 7 from 1 PM to 4 PM. Works can be brought in Sunday morning, Oct 7, up to 1 PM. You can bring in more than one piece, but space is limited, though panels will be used for exhibit. We should have some idea as to how many plan on exhibiting. There is no commission paid for works sold, but SALE value and NOT FOR SALE value should be listed, along with the usual information for each work. If you plan on participating in this event, please let us know at the September 28 meeting, or call us at 724-2327. Preswick Glen website www.preswickglen.com


Rome Art Association Membership Exhibit 2012:
The UAA award of a year's membership went to Dan Bertrand.

The following is a list of awards to UAA members who also are members of the Rome Art Association:
Crafts: 1st Place Suzanne Costanza

Mixed Media: 1st Place Suzanne Costanza
Graphics: 1st Place Dan Bertrand, 2d Place Sarah Price
Sculpture: 1st Place Tom Besl
Photography & Digital Art: 1st Place Tom Besl
Watercolor: 1st Place Jane Grace Taylor, Honorable Mention: Sandra DeVisser, Pat Besl
Oil: 3d Place Michael DeFilippo
Pastel: 1st Place Pat Besl
Acrylics: 2d Place Lynne Reichhart, 3d Place Gary Price, Honorable Mention: Gary Price


Five UAA members are in the SUNYIT Juried Art Exhibit, 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 at View in Old Forge, NY:
Evelyn Balder - Sidney Friedlander Memorial Award
Georgina Talerico - Judge's Choice
Liz Horender-Great American Artworks Award


UAA members won awards at the Rome, NY Ava Dorfman 12th Annual Art Reception and Awards Ceremony:
OIL - 1st Place - Ellen Cieniewicz - First Light
3d Place - Frank Hanretty -Seasons
ACRYLIC/DRAWING - 3d Place - Wilda Huss - Choosing a Tree
MIXED MEDIA - 1st Place - Suzanne Costanza -Spinning Wheel
PASTELS - 2d Place - Constance Watkins - Untitled


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 runs July 13-Aug 17, 2012. Opening reception July 13, 5-7pm. Visit www.cooperstownart.com or phone 607-547-9777 for more info.


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.

http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1106191722/Local-artist-s-work-displayed-for-some-of-Hollywood-s-best


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 is on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1-3pm and is held inside next to the Gift Gallery.
The Arts Festival is a perennial favorite featuring a sidewalk art display, music, guided tours, and special events for all ages.
The 2012 MWPAI Arts Festival opens June 29 and ends July 4. Free and open to the public daily, 10 am to 9 pm. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute


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 is open daily from 11am to 4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. The show runs through May 30, 2012. Visit www.cooperstownart.com or phone 607-547-9777 for more info.


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
Monday - Thursday ---10am - 9pm Friday --- 10am - 6pm Saturday ---10am-2pm

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 mentioned 6:
BEST OF SHOW- Runners up: Peter Cecilia, Columbia Barbara Allen, Diane Lange
BEST USE OF DETAIL- Winner, Polly Blunk - Runners up: Diane Lange, Peter Cecilia
BEST USE OF COLOR- Runners up: Joanne Wilkinson, Peter Cecilia, Columbia Barbara Allen, Bertha
Romanow, Ellen Cieniewicz, Polly Blunk
BEST USE OF BLACK & WHITE - Runner up: Diane Lange
BEST OUTSIDE THE BOX - Runner up: Suzanne Costanza
BEST FANTASY CONCEPT - Runners up: Ashley Barroncini, Ellen Cieniewicz, Suzanne Costanza


Sarah Price had 5 pieces of her digital art in a group show at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.
A Mix of Surealism, Fantasy, Digital Art and Stellar Photography.
An international and diverse array of art rock stardom featuring the work of: Seb Rye, Anne van der Laan, Doug Schramm, Toni Beener, Miriam Danar, Richard Michaud, Roger Wu, Richard Resnick, Sarah Price, Tam Nguyen, G W Palmer, Varoujan Froundjian, Ted Hayward, Toni Toreno, Anil CS Rao, Andrea Costantini, Dawn Wayard, Bob McKenna, Matt Liston, Roger McMorrin, Vianey Pelaez-Quinones, and Kristi Stiff.

March 1 - March 10th

Soho Gallery For Digital Art
138 Sullivan St.
NYC, 10014
212-228-2810
www.sohodigart.com


Tom Yacovella, award winning wildlife artist and author of Wildlife Art of Tom Yacovella: Keep Looking for a Bluebird, will be 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 rans 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. Call 853-3672 for more info.


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 for purchase.
Questions about viewing hours and prices - contact Holly at Sculpture Space - 724-8381.
Sculpture Space address - 12 Gates Street, Utica, NY.


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

Merit Awards

    Polly Blunk
    Martha Deming
    Peter Rashford
    Timothy Rand


The UAA participated as a group at Preswick Glen's Open House/Art Show & Sale for Sunday October 2, 2011 from 1-4pm. .

From 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.

Anyone interested in participating solo should contact Cindy at the number below.

Preswick Glen website www.preswickglen.com

Cindy Dardano
Community Relations
Preswick Glen
cdardano@preswickglen.com
315-734-9586 ex 23


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.

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
The order of the day. Come with a Hat and a Playful Attitude.

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:

Mixed Media:1st-Suzanne Costanza
2d- Suzanne Costanza
3d- Jane GraceTaylor
Crafts: Honorable Mention - Suzanne Costanza
Sculpture: 2d - Wini Lydford -Kulesa
Graphics: 2d- Sarah Price
3d- Sarah Price
Watercolor: 1st- Ellen Cieniewicz
3d-Jane Grace Taylor
Acrylics: 3d- Thomas Besl
Pastel: 1st-Pat Besl
2011 Special Judge Awards
Capitol Theatre Award
-Suzanne Costanza
The UAA award was given to Lynne Reichhart which will consist of a Year Membership in the UAA.
The Exihibit will run August 5 to August 31, 2011 at the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield Street, Rome, NY.


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 runs from July 15 through August 19, 2011 in Cooperstown, NY.


Art Exhibition at Ava Dorfman Senior Cener, Rome, NY


UAA exhibitors receiving awards:


OIL: 1st Place - Frank Hanretty - “Spring Thaw”
2d Place - Ellen Cieniewicz - “Autumn Mist”
3d Place- Peter Cecilia - “The Outlet”


Pastels: 3d Place-Connie Watkins - “Arizona Beauty”


Watercolor: 1st Place - Ellen Cieniewicz - “Dune Fence”


Acrylic: 1st Place - Robin Cecilia - “Antique Hunting”
2d Place - Peter Cecilia - “The Gazing Ball”
3d Place - Wilda Huss - “The Birds”


Drawing/Mixed: 1st Place - Suzanne Costanza - “A Little Bit Of Beethoven”
3d Place - Suzanne Cosanza - “Where is My Music”


Carmen Guarnieri will be at the MWPAI Sidewalk Show as Meet the Artist on July 2-3 from 1-3pm. In museum next to the gift shop.


Sandra De Visser has received Signature accreditation with the Central New York Watercolor Society. Congratulations Sandy!


Sue Firsching is having a Plaster Heirloom Mask & Lunch at the Arts center Old Forge on Sun. June 12 fron 11am-3pm. $45/$40 members, materials $22. 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 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

Merit Awards

    Frank Hanretty
    Val DeVisser
    Polly Blunk
    Tom Yacovella
    Pat Besl
    Jim Mulvihill

Landmark Art Studio Award - Pat Besl

Rooney, Etc. Award - TBA

Lifetime Acheivemant Award - Ellen Cieniewicz

People's Choice Award - Martha Deming and Sue Costanza

The UAA is planning on photographing art entries and if all goes well, offering them for sale on the UAA or a partner web site.


UAA members are displaying 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.


The Utica Public Library has announced its' Annual Express Yourself Adult Art Contest in
February. Contest entries will be accepted in the main lobby of the library, 303 Genesee St., from 8:30 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29. The first 60 entries received will comprise the contest; no entries will be accepted after.
Five cash prizes will be awarded, including a $200 first place prize.
The media will be acrylic or oil paint. The contest is open to all area adults, ages 18 and older. All entries must be ready for wall display and participants can submit one entry each. The winners reception will be a 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 22. All 60
entries will be on display from Wed., Feb. 2 through Thurs. Feb. 24.
For contest rules, stop by the library, or call 735-2279.


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.

THE "INDIE GARAGE SALE HANDMADE MARKETPLACE. ROB & ALISON OPERATE A LOCAL CRAFT SHOW CALLED THE INDIE GARAGE SALE AT THE HARZA BUILDING/CITY CENTER ON GENESEE ST. IN UTICA. YOU CAN FIND THEM AT: www.facebook.com/indiegaragesale or www.indiegaragesale.org. YOU CAN CALL ALISON'S CELL PHONE AT 725-4728.


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.


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 1ST, 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.


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. 24TH. 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 is open Wed-Sat from 11am to 3pm through August. Phone 315-942-5133 for more info.

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"


Mixed Media/Pastels
1. Suzanne Costanza
2. Evelyn Balder
3. Connie Blask
HM Connie Watkins


Oils-acrylics
1. Joseph Phillips
2. Ruben Montalvo
3. Shirley G. Williams
HM Gregg Fedchak


Photography
1. Val DeVisser
2. Trudi Kaples


Sculpture
1. Patricia J. Malin
2. Paula Caruana


Watercolor
1. Ellen Cieniewicz
2. Polly Blunk
3. Eleanor Fagan
HM Clayton E. Smith


Students
1. Alex Roudon
2. Shaye Cavanaugh

Judge Esposito's comments
Best in show: "Haunting and disturbing, stirred up swirling memories of losses."
Mixed Media/Pastels
1. S. Costanza: "The unity held me in its grip."
2. E. Balder: "Traditional, but good."
3. C. Blask: "It sings and dances."
HM C. Watkins: "Wistful moments."
Oils/acrylics
1. J. Phillips: "Uncommon use of lines (contradictory to each other, illogical, but real.)"
2. R. Montalvo: "Uncommon views."
3. S. Williams: "Hooray for the primitive artist with heart."
4. G. Pedchek: "Viva--a tribute to action in paint!"
Photography
1. V. DeVisser: "Multiple views, simultaneously arresting."
2. T. Kaples: "A statement for today."
Sculpture
1. P. Malin: "Subtle, unique."
2. P. Caruana: "Dancing lines."
Watercolor
1. E. Cieniewicz: "The technique defines its light."
2. P. Blunk: "Always steadfast in technique, chillingly cold unity of line and color."
3. E. Fagan: "Turbulent, unhinged unity."
HM: C. Smith: "Use of color intrigues."
Students
1. A. Roudon: "Very skilled."
2. S. Cavanaugh: "Original views of nature."

About Judge Gina Esposito:
Gina (Trisolino) Esposito comes from a family of artists, including fine arts, performing arts and writing. Her family has many sculptors, dancers, wrtiers, musicians and painters in its midst.
Gina attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she received her BFA. She taught art at
T.R. Proctor High School in Utica. For many years, she headed up the Utica City School District's art department before becoming an elementary school principal.
Although retired from academia, Gina and her husband, Luca, continues to teach ballroom dancing throughout Central New York and pursues her love of arts and music in her daily life.

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. Tel: 315.624.2912. 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 will be May 7th from 6 to 8pm. Carmen's phone is 733-0203 or visit his 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.


Traditional Photography: Connie Watkins--“Is the coffee ready”, Val De Visser--“Gloria”, and Ellen Cieniewicz--“My Fondest Memories”.
Non-Traditional Photography: Peter Rashford--“Stockbridge Valley”, Tom McCarthy--“Waves of Light”, Trudi Kaples--“The Olde Mill”. There were a total of 28 entries.


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.

First Place was awarded to UAA member Peter Rashford for “Castles Made of Sand.” Peter is the owner of Midair Studio in Ohio, NY, www.midairstudio.com. Second Place went to Jennifer Lorenz for “Bethesda Terrace.” Third Place went to Lorraine Kreimeyer for “Synchronicity." Fourth Place went to Joseph Phillips for “Winston Churchill.” Joseph owns Custom Art and Graphics in Utica, NY. Fifth place went to Columbia Barbara Allen for "The Stand.”

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. 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 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 opening reception for the art exhibition was be held on July 2, 2009. Exhibition awards were presented at the reception.

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, 315-792-7819, or 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:

Polly Blunk, Val DeVisser, Peter Rashford, Sandy Rooney, Ellen Cieniewicz, Evelyn Balder, Joseph Phillips.

“People's Choice Award” was presented to:

Peter Cecilia


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.

The opening reception for the art exhibition was held on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 4-6pm. Exhibition awards will be presented at the reception. The gallery is open to the public from 9-6pm Monday through Thursday and 9-5pm on Friday. The exhibition ends on April 17. Art may be purchased through the Gannett Art Gallery, 315-792-7819, or visit www.sunyit.edu/gannett_gallery for additional information.

The Utica Art Association was organized in the 1830’s. They are a nonprofit organization serving the Central New York arts community. They provide information and support to regional artists.


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. Alumni of MVCC may contact Doug Hyldelund at dhyldelund@mvcc.edu for info.


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. info@artscenteroldforge.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
1st Place - Roger Moore, Family Reunion
2nd Place - Polly Blunk, The VanSchaack House
3rd Place - Jo Ambrose, Orchid in Blue
Honorable - Gordon Bashant, Balboa Park

Awards - Open
Oils
1st Place - Karen Seifert, Blue
2nd Place - W. Edward Edmonston, Lobster Boat
3rd Place- Susan T. Fountain, Summer Delight
Honorable - Evelyn Balder, Still Life with Gold Spectacles

Watercolor
1st Place - Robin Jaycox, The Blue Canoe
2nd Place - Grace Tagliaferri, Open Door
3rd Place - Marie Elefante, The Hen House
Honorable - Marilyn Schoonmaker, Rust and Old Wood
Honorable - Judy Dimbleby, Pine on the Rocks

Multi-Media
1st Place - Sandra DeVisser, Urbania Series: Forsyth Street
2nd Place - Brenda Lomeli, Snail’s Pace

Acrylic
1st Place - Tom Yacovella, Great Gray Ghost
2nd Place - Mary Cifarelli, Side Street, Old San Juan
3rd Place - Dolores Gruenwald, Coleus
Honorable - Robin Cecilia, Cedar Bay

Photography
1st Place - Anne Waters, Peach Petals
2nd Place - Val DeVisser, Alexis
3rd Place - Cheri Sassman, The Calm Between Storms
Honorable - Chris Galin, Blue Butterfly
Honorable - Ellen Cieneiwicz, Water Melody

Sculpture
1st Place - Ralph Costello, Diamond Ring

Pastel
1st Place - Pamela Menotti, Chama Canyon
2nd Place - Joan Balder Cook, Old Forge, July

Special Awards
Senator James H. Donovan Award - Polly Blunk
UAA President’s Award - Gordon Bashant
UAA Member’s Award - Ellen Cieneiwicz
Henry Dispirito Memorial Award - Suzanne Firching
Landmark Art Studio Award - Frank Hanretty
Rome Art Association Award - Cheri Sassman
SUNYIT Award - Robin Jaycox
Danella’s Photographic Award - Nancy Oudheusen
Oskar’s Picture Framing Award - Eleanor Fagan
Rooney, Etc. Award - Vladimir Krivsky

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.

Awards

Best of Show - Pamela Memotti

Dairy Farmers of America Awards
Best of Show - John Vriesema
1st Place - Martha Deming
2nd Place - Roger Moore
3rd Place - Jeanne Kemper
Honorable - Lorena Baker
Honorable - Dava Jacob
Honorable - Mel Madison
Honorable - Judy Dimbleby

Watercolor
1st Place - Polly Blunk
2nd Place - Judy Nelson
3rd Place - Sybil Johnson
Honorable - Lorena Baker
Honorable - Peter Ricci

Multimedia
1st Place - Lisa Schapiro
2nd Place - Georgina Talerico
3rd Place - Joan Balder Cook
Honorable - Martha Deming
Honorable - Evelyn Balder

Photography (Traditional)
1st Place - Michael Buehler
2nd Place - John Vriesma
3rd Place - Jerry Waskiewicz
Honorable - Constance Watkins
Honorable - John Vriesma

Photography (Nontraditional)
1st Place - Tim Etter
2nd Place - Tim Etter
3rd Place - Mel Matteson
Honorable - Cheri Sassman
Honorable - Dava Jacob

Acrylic
1st Place - Susan Randazzo
2nd Place - Francis Wilcox
3rd Place - Sunithi Bajekal
Honorable - Brenda Belfiore
Honorable - Christine Johnson

Oils
1st Place - Roger D. Moore
2nd Place - Vladimir Krivsky
3rd Place - Evelyn Balder
Honorable - Jeanne Kemper
Honorable - William Edmonston

Sculpture
1st Place - Allen Turnage
2nd Place- James Mulvihill
3rd Place - Pat Malin
Honorable - Sunithi Bajekal

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
1st Place - Gregory M. Pezzulo, Floral Splender
2nd Place - Joan Dewar, Winter Tranquility
3rd Place - Karen Deuel-Spine, June Storm
Honorable - Judy Dimbleby, Garden Royalty
Honorable - Lisa K. Shaw, Untitled

Awards - Open
Oils
1st Place - Evelyn Balder, Study in Green
2nd Place - Susan T. Fountain, Ornamental Cabbage
3rd Place- Vladimir Krivsky, End of Summer
Honorable - Francis Henretty, Little Woodhill, Forestport

Watercolor
1st Place - Lorena Raker, Afternoon Shadows
2nd Place - R. J. Candeloro, Magical Milkpods
3rd Place - Robin Jaycox, Broken Fences
Honorable - Jan L. Cooley, Morning Fog

Multi-Media
1st Place - Jessie Landecker, Indian Summer
2nd Place - Sandra DeVisser, Urbania Series

Acrylic
1st Place - Carmen Guarnier, Colosseum – Italy
2nd Place - Vincent Rondenelli, Perched
3rd Place - Greg Fedchak, Floating Signifiers
Honorable - Robin Cecilia, The Courtyard

Photography
1st Place - Chris Galin, Rose Illusions
2nd Place - Mimi S. Wheeler, Clutch-White 201-5
3rd Place - Joan Barrett, Westray
Honorable - Kevin Hoehn, Newbury Boat
Honorable - Roberta F. Dudley, Tuesday Eve Mile 165

Sculpture
1st Place - Marie Talerico Heistand, Me, Myself and I
2nd Place - Maggie Peterson, A Soldier’s Sacrifice

Pastel
1st Place - Giogina Talarico, Vermont Morning
2nd Place - Tom Yacovella, Cat & Mouse

Special Awards
Senator James H. Donovan Award - Robin Jaycox
UAA President’s Award - Jessie Landecker
UAA Member’s Award - Evelyn Balder
Henry Dispirito Memorial Award - 1st - Maggie Peterson, 2nd - Marie Talerico Heistand Landmark Art Studio Award - Sybil Johnson
Rome Art Association Award - Vincent Rondenelli
SUNYIT Award - Diane Englert
Danella’s Photographic Award - Jennifer DeVenezia
Oskar’s Picture Framing Award - Judith Nelson
Rooney, Etc. Award - Michael Buehler

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 Photography Show
The UAA show was held at the Utica Public Library on Genesee St. in Utica. The show ran from Aug. 5 - 29, 2005. Frank Calidonna was the judge. Awards were presented to ten photographers.

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.
People’s Choice Award: Anne Waters.


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).

Awards

Best of Show - Diane Englert

Publishers Awards
1st Place - Sharon Paulson
2nd Place - Robert Jaycox
3rd Place - Mimi Wheeler
Honorable - Jane Kemper
Honorable- Rosie Sherman

Watercolor
1st Place - Polly Blunk
2nd Place - Martha Deming
3rd Place - Judy Nelson
Honorable - Tom Yacovella
Honorable - Liz Horender

Multi-Media
1st Place - Judy Nelson
2nd Place - Margaret R. Burley
3rd Place - Peter Rashford
Honoable - Cheri Sassman

Photography (Traditional)
1st Place - Anne Waters
2nd Place - John Vriesma
3rd Place - Sherry S. Wright
Honorable - John Vriesma

Acrylic
1st Place - Jenny Schmalstieg
2nd Place - Vincent Rodenelli
3rd Place - Sally Nostrant

Oils
1st Place - Roger D. Moore
2nd Place - Vladimir Krivsky
3rd Place - Evelyn Balder
Honorable - Jeanne Kemper

Sculpture
1st Place - Ralph Costello
2nd Place- Ralph Costello
3rd Place - Suzanne Firsching

Ag Radio Network Award - Sandra Stockton Rooney

Rooney Etc Award - Robert Jaycox

Judged by Daniel K. Tennant.