Kevin Kuhne

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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.

kevinbkuhne@gmail.com

 

Carolyn Justice

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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.

Fred Neudoerffer

September 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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 neustudios.com/neuarts.html 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 fred@neustudios.com or by phone at 518-441-4447

Constance Dodge

February 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Connie_DodgeFor twenty-three years, Dodge’s permanent exhibit space was the Amos Eno Gallery in New York City. Her work appears in many private collections, both nationally and internationally including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. and Artpool in Budapest Hungary. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine and Fiberarts and Sculptors International. Regionally, she is a professional member of the the Guild of Adirondack Artists, the Adirondack Pastel Society, and a former Director and current member of the Oakroom Artists, a collective of artists since 1956.

During 2014 Dodge was invited to become a member of Micropolis, a Coop of professional artists in Gloversville, NY.  Her paintings can viewed and purchased at this gallery of diverse and exciting art.  Her work is also available at the Dodge House Lakeside Gallery in Edinburg, NY and at the SVAN Gallery, Northville, NY; both located on the Great Sacandaga Lake.

Ms Dodge’s education includes a BS in Art Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, an MFA with Distinction from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and two years of additional graduate study in art history at the State University of New York in Albany. Since 2008, she has studied pastel painting with Doug Dawson, Albert Handel, Pat Tribastone, and Robert Carstens.

Among her many honors is the distinction of being selected for a fellowship at the Millay Colony for the Arts. She also received a Special Opportunity Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and, in 2002, she was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant through the Saratoga County Arts Council. Dodge is the recipient of the 2003 Award in oil painting from the Cooperstown National juried art exhibit. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (2004-2008) and has received grants to teach painting and drawing in upstate New York. In 2009, Dodge was awarded an artist grant from the Saratoga County Arts Council. She was also awarded best Landscape in the 2010 Central Adirondack Show. In November of 2015, Dodge was commissioned to create two paintings for the new waiting room of Saratoga Hospital’s surgery wing.

Artist, Constance Dodge, has taught Fine Arts for thirty-one years. While the majority of her experience has been dedicated to developing the artistic talents of high school students, she spent two years teaching full time at Adirondack Community College. In addition, she has been an adjunct instructor at Sage Junior College, the College of Saint Rose, Empire State College, and Goddard College.

Constance Dodge
936 South Shore Road
Edinburg, New York 12134
518- 863- 2201
cdodgeart@roadrunner.com
www.constanceadodge.com

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Stu Eichel

December 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

SpaCityMansionCurrently residing in Saratoga Springs, Eichel graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in graphic Arts, becoming a Madison Avenue art director for ten years.For seventeen more years, he worked in advertising as a “creative director”.

Finally dropping out of advertising, he spent five years doing pencil sketches of local scenes. Prints of those sketches wound up in more than 350 galleries and frame shops across the country. Encouraged by their success, Eichel entered the University of Tennessee fine arts program. While a Tennessee resident, he was chosen as Tennessee Artist of the Month.

Eichel paints on site. Many have seen him standing on a street corner painting a local scene that interests him and he actually enjoys answering questions and chatting with passers by. His work has been featured in many area galleries.

www.stueichelart.com

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Robin Rosenthal

December 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Robin's Studio PhotoI am an oil painter of still lifes. My goal is to capture the light and local color of my subjects and maintain a freshness in my work by painting from life and working alla prima. The object of my painting is to simplify the form. This allows me to focus on those qualities that attract me to the subject. Painting fills me with the visual excitement of what I see and the challenge is what drives me to work harder. I hope to share these experiences with those who view my paintings.

www.robinrosenthalart.com
robin.rosenthal12@gmail.com

Private Lessons Available

 

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Peg Foley

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

The process of transforming ideas and beliefs into physical, structures in the hope of creating permanence is the focus of my work. Much of this work is created through the process of screen-printing with non-toxic inks and emulsions. I screen many layers, one on top of one another to create a relief on the paper. I then excavate into the layers through sanding and lifting ink with non-toxic solutions. I go back into each print with oil paint and cold wax medium. Some of the work starts as an intaglio print only to be painted, torn, sewn and restructured. Though I’m exploring print making, my work continues to draw from the quilt maker’s process of fragmenting, layering and restructuring, a process, which mirrors life. We constantly look to structure our lives and the natural world surrounding us to create safety and permanence within an ever-fluctuating universe. My work is inspired by what I see and sense from the gardens we grow to the walls and lives we construct.

Bio

Peg Foley is a fiber artist/printmaker and art educator. She has three grown daughters and lives in Schenectady with her husband John. She holds a Master of Science degree in Art Education from the College of St. Rose and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts from Nazareth College in Rochester. She is the recipient of a Surdna Foundation Fellowship and has studied art at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She has taught and created art for the past forty years and currently teaches art in the International Baccalaureate program at Schenectady High School. She also curates the Butzel Art Gallery at the high school and is presently co-director of the Oakroom Artists. Her work has been shown in and around the Northeast for the past thirty-five years. She presently uses photo etching and photo screen-printing processes to create mixed media works which incorporate fabrics and a variety of fibers into pieces which deal with the theme of impermanence.

pegfoley.com

 

 

George Dirolf

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

DirolfBioPhotoI am a painter, printmaker, and graphic artist.

My paintings range from plein-aire oils to larger scale studio work. Subjects are the landscape, snowplows, and trains. I often incorporate relief text or images into these paintings.

As a printmaker I work in relief prints: woodcuts, wood engravings, and linocuts. Images again derive from the landscape; birds, plants and insects round out my interests, a recent series of engravings are entitled “A Suite for St. Francis”.

I also work in large scale charcoal drawings on mylar, most of these begin with photographic resources I shoot while hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Colorado, and California.

www.georgedirolf.com
georgedirolf@gmail.com

Doretta Miller

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Miller has always had an interest in the play of light on objects, and the strong illusion of three-dimensions on two-dimensional surfaces. Highly resolved paintings encourage the viewer to consider the subtleties of the images, and slow down and take the time needed to make associations.

Her recent work uses miniature toys as actors and backyard gardens as stages, creating enigmatic scenarios for the oil painting series, Garden Stories. These paintings combine a long-standing interest in dioramas since her childhood in Chicago, with preoccupations about current events, especially environmental and geo-political tensions.

Past series include portraits of chairs, and, daily life in China. Chairs were paired with historical and modern artists who seemingly share or reinforce each other’s personality and even mood. Flowers are included to provide a visual bridge between the subject and representation of a well-known work of art. With a nod to early daguerreotype portraits of family members, the backgrounds are kept plain, and the subject looks directly at the viewer. The gouache paintings on paper were inspired by Miller’s experiences and various travels to People’s Republic of China, where, as Visiting Skidmore College Professor, she taught Western-Style Oil Painting at Qufu Teacher’s University. Miller also served as guest curator of “Beijing Now: Oil Paintings by Twelve Chinese Artists” at First Street Gallery, and faculty curator for “Brushing the Present: Contemporary Academy Painting from China” at the Tang Teaching Museum.

Contact: www.firststreetgallery.net

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Mary Ellen Riell

September 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Mary Ellen RiellArtist Bio: Landscape and figurative artist Mary Ellen Riell is a recipient of top awards in both watercolor and pastel, most recently Grand Prize in the Cooperstown Art Association’s 79th Annual National Exhibition and Best in Show at the Laffer Gallery’s competitive Annual Upstate Artists Exhibition. A former professional illustrator and college instructor, she received her art training at the Art Students League in New York City, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Brooklyn College, where she studied with painter Sam Gelber and sculptor Sylvia Stone, before receiving her masters degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Now a full time artist working in her upstate NY studio, Mary Ellen is a current member and former co-­director of the Oakroom Artists, a long established membership-by-­invitation artists’ association. Her work is included in both institutional and private collections.

Statement: I am always looking for new ways to see the traditional subjects of garden, sea,landscape and the human figure. Viewing a scene from a variety of vantage points and times of day, often with a camera, is a key first step in finding the presentation that best suits the visual and conceptual ideas I want to convey. Working en plein air, I enjoy emphasizing the rich color and sensuous grace found in the curves, tilt and sway of plants and trees set against the hardscape elements of houses, barns and sheds. Looking closely, staying focused and going with the flow are essential methods for expressing a subject’s mood and capturing a sense of place.

Contact Information: 

MARY ELLEN RIELL
website: maryellenriell.com
email: meriell@nycap.rr.com
phone: 518­355­2182

 

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