Mon-Thurs: 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. Receptions are sponsored by B-rad’s Bistro & Catering.



Fence Select 2016 | Juried by Kimberly Marrero, Art Advisor + Independent Curator

July 16 –August 27, 2016
Artists’ reception: Friday, July 29, 5-9PM

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Bear (detail) by Sonja LaPointe

The Fence Show is an annual opportunity for all Arts Center members to display their work in our galleries. This year we accepted and displayed 382 pieces, including paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass and sculpture. There is also a separate category for young artists in grades K-12. Kimberly Marrero, Art Advisor + Independent Curator, served as this year’s juror. Marrero curated a smaller show from the Fence Show called the Fence Select, which will be on display for several weeks after the salon style show is dismantled.

This year’s juror, Kimberly Marrero, curated 47 works by 31 artists for the Fence Select exhibit that will open on July 16. For the Student Fence Select, Marrero picked 10 works by 8 artists in grades K-12. She also chose this year’s Best in Show winner and two juror awards in both the adult and student categories. The Creative Spirit and Arts Center awards were selected by the Gala Committee and Arts Center Staff, and were presented at the Gala on May 19.

Fence Select: Barb Allen, Marty Bannan, Kyle Barden, Loretta S. Wonacott Barnett, Ann Kreuscher Casselman, Kim Clune, Lisa Crompton, Lynne Dearstyne, Treha Myth Downey, Lloyd Fields, Jeanne Finley, Jim Flosdorf, George Guarino, John Hampshire, Niki Haynes, Connie Frisbee Houde, Eric Kantor, Tom Killips, Debra Kowalski, Erik Laffer, Sonja LaPointe, Joseph Mastroianni, Aleister Tanek Javas Mraz, Erika Nusser, Ed O’Connell, Linda Pinkans, Matthew Ramsey, Laura Saffares, Susan Schmader, Larry White, and Thom Williams.

Student Fence Select: Lexi Joye, Spencer Moon, Pawa Osathanugrah, Camille Penman, Priscilla Rapp, Anna Schupack, Lucy Skrebutenas, and Sean Voelger.

Fence Awards:
Best in Show: Barb Allen
Juror Awards: Lloyd Fields, Erika Nusser
Creative Spirit Awards: Andrew Dines, John Hampshire, Jamie Rodriguez
Arts Center Awards: David Austin, Susan Hoffer
Student Best in Show: Lucy Skrebutenas
Student Juror Awards: Priscilla Rapp, Sean Voelger


Ray Felix | Best in Show, Fence 2015
July 16 – August 27, 2016
Artist’s reception: Friday, July 29, 5-9PM


Mason Lounge by Ray Felix

Best in Show winner from the 2015 Fence Show, Ray Felix is a Troy-based photographic artist originally from Philadelphia, PA. This series of color photographs is based on Felix’s interest in found spaces, design, and sense of mystery. This work involves an exploration of color, formal issues, and a personal spirituality.


Heavenly Body | Andrea Hersh, Spring 2016 Artist in Residence
July 9 – August 27, 2016
Artist’s reception: Friday, July 29, 5-9PM

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Celestial Orb by Andrea Hersh

During her residency at the Arts Center, Andrea Hersh continued to make her protagonists part human, part vegetable, using monochromatic tones that imbue the work with a sense of despair. Hersh has created worlds overrun by these creatures, representing the utopia that could have been our planet. By insinuating these fanciful hybrids into precarious and toxic situations, she explores themes of vulnerability, desire, greed, and industry gone awry.