Audrie Sturman

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The rhythms of nature IGNITE my creative vision. My abstract sculpture reflects its movements and changes.

The movement of the wind, the clouds, the waves, create a visual, physical and spiritual poetry. Which, together with man’s thoughts over thousands of years, DRIVE my own ideas and artistic responses.

My relief sculpture, for example, “Petrified Wind,” allows me to work in 2 and 3Dimensions.  On both a small and large scale. Having an early background in Painting and Printmaking, I enjoy incorporating this experience into my sculpture.

Though my work is spontaneous, small models often serve as a guide and inspiration for an entire series, leading to large inter related sculptural groupings.
The wind is like the earth’s pulse; it breathes, it moves, with these groupings I try to hold and embrace the wind.

Kathy Klompas

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Printmaking allows me to respond to elements of color, movement, emotion and balance with fluidity and freedom. Drawn to observing and creating patterns, textures and structures, I am free to shape thoughts and images as I play.

The spontaneity and simplicity of monotype allows mark-making  to flow unencumbered.  Layering with multiple techniques  such as collograph, chine-colle,  digital images, and stitching intrigues me to build more complex imagery on both paper and fabric.

Kevin Kuhne

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Kevin Kuhne

Kevin in his studio

Kevin Kuhne has a B.S. in Art Education from Suny New Paltz.  He has been teaching  Continuing Education courses at South Colonie School District for over 15 years.  He also conducts workshops in watercolor and drawing independently and at Arlene’s Artists Supplies on Fuller Road.

Kevin is a Signature Member the Northeast Watercolor Society, showing annually in its members’ shows and its International Juried Exhibition in Kent, Ct.

He has also shown at the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

While watercolor is his main medium, he also works in mixed media constructions, which he usually shows at the annual “BUILT” show of the Historic Albany Foundation.  Another construction was featured in the  Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional at the Albany Institute of History and Art in 2014/2015.

Artist’s Statement

My interest in local history, architecture, people, and conservation inspires and motivates my work.  I pursue this interest with work as a Literacy Volunteer, volunteering with local school groups, and as a member of many local organizations, including the Historic Albany Foundation, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, Pine Hollow Arboretum, and the Friends of the Normanskill Farm, where I am a board member.

My teaching is my main impetus to paint, pushing me to constantly examine and explain the formal and technical problems of painting and design.

I also “hone my skills” each week with at least one drawing session from the live model.


Carolyn Justice

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Carolyn Justice, F.I.T. graduate, is a pastel artist who after years of working as an illustrator and   portrait artist, now describes herself as a painter who loves nature, life, and color. She enjoys giving a colorful voice to the farmer and the fruits of his labor. The rural New England landscape and farm animals are a source of inspiration.

She strives for a graceful and colorful depiction not too far from reality, with a balance of order and  spontaneity.

Justice has exhibited her work in many regional and national shows and has won numerous awards. She has a studio in Saratoga Springs, NY, and is an instructor at the Saratoga Art Center.

Steve Kowalski

September 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

Working in the figurative is a combination of life before me (the model) melding with the amazing visual influences of my life, captured canvas, paper or sculpture. I think as a society, we take ourselves too seriously. High pressures and in some cases the absolute drive for perfection determines the focus. I don’t want my art to convey that. I want it somewhat naive and playful.

Fred Neudoerffer

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I am a commercial and fine art photographer. Details, patterns, shapes, lights and shadows are the building blocks for the images I create. In my art you are more apt to see part of a subject captured in a creative way rather than a large expanse made up of many parts. I tend to work in a project style format rather than seeking out individual images, although each image I show the public must be able to stand on it’s own, regardless of the theme or project it is part of. I currently show my work on-line and in local and regional shows and venues.

I grew up in Southern New York, lived in Connecticut for many years and now reside in upstate New York. I make my living as a commercial photographer and art installer. I spend a large amount of volunteer time working to bring art and artists to the attention of the community. I am the director of The Artists’ Space @ The National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, the Vice-President of Choose Cohoes for Art and the current chair of the Cohoes Artist Showcase.

My most current art can be seen on my Instagram feed. Some of my art can also be seen on my website but that is not updated as frequently as my Instagram feed.

All of my art is available in limited addition prints. If you are interested in purchasing a piece or two of my art you can reach me at or by phone at 518-441-4447

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