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.


Fence photo

SUMMER 2017 EXHIBITIONS:

FENCE SELECT | Juried by Michael Oatman
July 22 – August 26, 2017 | Main Gallery, Foyer Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, July 28, 5PM–9PM

Michael Oatman, local artist and educator from Troy, NY, served as this year’s Fence Show juror. Oatman identified 78 pieces from the Fence Salon that were reinstalled to become the Fence Select.

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.

Fence Select: Jason Allendorph, Fern T. Apfel, R. Michael Armstrong, David Austin, Aaron Barker, Christine Baumeister, Natalie Boburka, Mark Boylen, Sara Boylen, Gerald Bracken , J. William Carpentier, Monica D. Church, Katherine Chwazik, Lisa Crompton, Andrew Dines, Tiffany Ding , Ray Felix, Megan Galbraith, Karen Gerstenberger, Echo Goff, Betsy Gorman, Ed Guidry, Tom Hansen, Martin Hatcher, Niki Haynes, Sarah Haze, Andrea Hersh , Susan Hoffer, Connie Frisbee Houde, Sonja LaPointe, Channing Lefebvre, Mara Lefebvre, Gary Masline, Brian McCandless, Nathan Meltz, Jessica Mink, Alice Oldfather , Dorothea Osborn, Philip J. Palmieri, Andrew Pellettieri, Dana Piazza, Patrick Pigott, Sarah Pratt, Matthew Ramsey, Steve Rein, Marion Reynolds, Jamie Rodriguez, Tom Roland, Ron Schubin, Susan Schmader , George Simmons, William H. Skerritt, John Smolinsky, Christine Snyder, Tyswan Stewart, Nancy Steckel, Steve Suzuki, Phil Teumim, Katherine Tholl, Stephen Tyson, Victoria Van Der Laan, Jacqueline Jedynck Wayne, Jeff Wigman, Rudd Young, Simeon Youngmann, Moyu Zhang

Student Fence Select: Emily Argoff, Gabriela Basil, Nick Bufi, Sarah Coher, Noah Gribben, Arlo Guidry, Esme Guidry, Mackenzie Islip, Aedean Kern, Kayleen McGinnis, Mack Morley, Owen Morley, Giuliana Palmieri, Stella Rim, Sean Voelger, Riley Wilensky, Lucas Zhang

Fence Awards:

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


ART QUILT IMMERSION | Barb Allen
July 22 – August 26, 2017 | Wallace Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, July 28, 5PM–9PM

Nibil, Barb Allen
Nibil, by Barb Allen

Best in Show winner from the 2016 Fence Show, Barb Allen creates quilts that are pictorial in nature and meant to invoke a personal memory -real or imagined- in the mind of viewers. They are rarely literal; her goal is to delight the eye with surprising use of color and pattern. Working with the tactile nature of fabric, Allen primarily uses lush batiks and hand-dyed cotton, often adding other textural elements to instill a desire to lose oneself in the feel of the art, while contemplating the visual escape.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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