GALLERY HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-7:30PM | Friday: 9AM-4PM | Saturday: 9AM-5PM | Sunday: Noon-4PM

Exhibitions are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by YTK Photography, Karen + Chet Opalka, and the Marcelle Foundation.

All receptions coincide with Troy Night Out, the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted.


SUMMER 2017 EXHIBITIONS:

FENCE SALON
May 18 – July 2, 2017 | First Floor Galleries
Public Reception: Friday, May 26, 5PM–9PM

Fence Salon 2017
Fence Salon 2017

 

WHAT IS THE FENCE SHOW?

Now in its 52nd year, the Fence Show got its name when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. This year we accepted 478 pieces, including paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture. The artwork is displayed salon style (floor-to-ceiling) in our galleries, and all levels of skill and ability are represented, from novice to professional. There is a separate category that welcomes submissions from young artists in grades K-12. We invite you to be part of the tradition!

JUROR

Each year, we invite a juror to choose artwork for the Fence Select, an exhibition curated from the works in the Fence Salon. Michael Oatman, local artist and educator from Troy, NY, will serve as this year’s juror. Oatman identified 78 pieces from the Fence Salon that will later become the Fence Select, and remain on display for several weeks after the Salon ends.

Michael Oatman has been making and teaching art for over 30 years. After receiving his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, he moved to Troy in 1989 to study at UAlbany for his MFA in painting.  He currently teaches in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oatman has exhibited his work internationally and at significant American venues including MASS MoCA, the Tang Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the DeCordova, among others.

AWARDS

We awarded a total of $3000 in cash awards, including Best in Show, who received $600 and a solo exhibition at the Arts Center in 2018. The awards support artists of all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation. Fence Awards were announced at our Gala on May 17th.

Best in Show: Katherine Tholl
Juror Awards: Sonja LaPointe, Dana Piazza
Creative Spirit Awards: R. Michael Armstrong, Alex Waters, Thom Williams
Arts Center Awards: Aaron Barker, Andrew Dines
Student Best in Show: Tiffany Ding
Student Juror Awards: Riley Wilensky, Lucas Zhang


 

 

 

 

 

 

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