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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Elizabeth Apgar-Smith

December 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

potato bagging - medium-1Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, best known for her impressionistic landscapes of the Schoharie Valley region, cityscapes, still lifes, and depictions of people engaged in everyday living, is currently focusing on an evolving, touring exhibition, Faithful Labors, a tribute to Schoharie County’s farm families. The exhibit opened in spring of 2005 at Wellington’s Herb & Spice Farm Gallery in Schoharie, then moved on to The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, followed by stops at The Old Forge Arts Center, The Rensselaerville Institute, and two summers at the Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown.

The Skidmore College graduate has earned numerous regional and national honors over the years for her pastels, watercolors and oils. She has been featured in articles in two major art magazines, and has had multiple examples of her work included in six books on painting technique.

Elizabeth teaches at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops in Greenville, NY, and offers weekly classes in the spring and fall from her studio in Schoharie. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Capital Region Oakroom Artists.

www.apgarsmith.com

aparsmith@yahoo.com

(518)295-7731

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Michelle Winnie

November 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

MWinnieBioPhotoMichelleWinnie was born in Scotia, New York in 1962. Before dedicating her time to painting, Michelle earned a B.A.in biology and a M.A. in secondary science. After teaching high school science for 10 years, Michelle retired to raise her 4 children and help her husband establish a dental practice. Michelle’s painting career began when she attended painting classes at Skidmore College in 2002.

Since 2002, Michelle has participated in and won awards in numerous local and national shows.

Currently Michelle maintains a studio at 79 Beekman Street, the Art District in Saratoga Springs.

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Corey Pitkin

October 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

-6Corey Pitkin is a predominantly self-taught artist living in the southern Adirondack Mountains. Working in oils or pastel, Corey creates award-winning figures and portraits that have been featured in national and international exhibitions, most recently claiming the Outstanding Portraiture Award at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY and the Maryland Pastel Society Award at the Pastel Society of America’s 41st Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! in Manhattan. Corey offers workshops on portraiture in multiple locations around upstate New York.

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Audrey Kuhn

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

BioPhotoKuhnAudrey Grendahl Kuhn was born in Chicago and grew up in Detroit.  She graduated from the University  of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Design.  For 10 years, during the 1980’s, she exhibited her serigraphs with intaglio embossing at Art Expo New York at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  While at that show she sold her  original multiples to corporations and galleries thri oughout the U.S. and the world.  The subjects were abstract and landscapes.

The 10 years from 1996 to 2006 she spent winter months in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she began pastel painting the people of Mexico and the vibrant landscapes there.

Currently, the artist is painting pastels of florals, still lifes, and landscapes of the northeastern U.S. where she lives.  She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and is a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America in New York City.

Audrey Grendahl Kuhn
www.audreygrendahlkuhn.com
akuhn1@nycap.rr.com
(518)915-0529

 

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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