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2022 Members’ Show Call for Artists

Submissions due November 14th

The Broome County Arts Council invites BCAC members to participate in its Annual Members’ Exhibition this coming December. The exhibition will be on view from December 3, 2022* until January 3, 2023 in BCAC’s ArtPath Gallery located at 223 State Street in Binghamton (*opening date subject to change).

BCAC Members are invited to submit one (1) art piece in 2D only. We have limited space in the ArtPath Gallery so we are asking that artwork be NEW and dimensions no larger than 24” x 24”, wired and ready to hang.

READ MORE AND SUBMIT HERE

Friday, July 1st, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Broome County Arts Council Staff and Board | Collections

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Broome County Arts Council Staff and Board

Collections
July 1st – July 23rd, 2022

“In White”
Cynthia Packard
oil and wax on panel

“Sailor’s Delight”
Genevieve Cerwonka
pastel

“Ever Onward 1, No 2.” 2022
Tice Lerner
C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte paper

B.C. Comics original sketch
Mason Mastroianni
Sharpie and pen original

The Board and Staff of the Broome County Arts Council are pleased to share pieces from their personal art collections. The eclectic exhibition demonstrates the love and respect the Board and staff have for the arts as a whole. Some may be for sale and can be purchased in person at the gallery or online at ShopArt.

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Joanne Thorne Arnold | Cultivated Hues

Joanne Thorne Arnold

Cultivated Hues
June 3rd – June 25th, 2022

“Pedestrian Bridge” 2022
Joanne Thorne Arnold
oil on canvas, 16″x 16″

“Cutler Pond” 2022
Joanne Thorne Arnold
oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″

“Impatiens” 2022
Joanne Thorne Arnold
oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″

“Late Summer” 2022
Joanne Thorne Arnold
oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″

Joanne Thorne Arnold is an oil painter who specializes in color.  Her canvases are inspired and connected to the landscape.  Always signed Thorne, her art is locally seen at the Broome County Library, the collection at SUNY Broome and a variety of UHS buildings.  

Joanne graduated from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz and Elmira College. Over the years, she was awarded several prestigious painting residencies most notably from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY.  Joanne received a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in the early ‘90’s and spent a year working in London, England and travelling Europe.  She has had solo exhibitions in Binghamton, Charleston, South Carolina, Palm Beach, Florida and most recently Providence, Rhode Island.  She is represented by the Dryden Gallery in Providence and had two paintings that were featured in the mini-series NOS4A2 on the AMC channel in 2019.  

As a Broome County resident and artist, Joanne is dedicated to our local arts community.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Broome County Arts Council, Windsor Whip Works Art Center and The Art Mission.  She is an exhibiting member of the Cooperative Gallery 213 and has active memberships with Roberson Museum, Broome County Historical Society, Broome County Arts Council and the Binghamton Garden Club.

www.joannethornearnold.com 

Friday, May 6th, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

L. Annette Short | Retrospective and Silent Auction

L. Annette Short

Retrospective and Silent Auction
May 6th – May 28th, 2022

L. Annette Short was a life-long textile artist who passed away in May of 2019. She was a prolific artist and was talented in costume design, fantasy quilting, clothing design and dollmaking. Her work is available at auction throughout the month of May, and 50% of the profits will be donated to Broome County Arts Council. Pieces will be on view May 6-28 at Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, 204 State Street, Binghamton. Gallery hours are Thurs-Sat 11 AM-3 PM. This auction is open to the public, bidding info will be available at the First Friday opening or upon request by emailing Gallery Manager Connie Barnes at cbarnes@broomearts.org.

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Friday, April 1st, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Artists from throughout the Southern Tier | Spring Awakening: A Regional Exhibition

Artists from Throughout the Southern Tier

Spring Awakening: A Regional Exhibition
April 1st – April 30th, 2022

This exhibition takes its inspiration from the tilt of the sun, the warming earth, budding trees and returning birdsong. We are hosting over 40 participating Southern Tier artists who have lent us their interpretation of Spring. Thank you to all of the artists who submitted their work in celebration of new life and renewal.

And in honor of April’s National Poetry Month, Artisan Gallery is pleased to present “Women of Words” featuring local poets Jessica Dubey, Wendy Stewart, Merrill Douglas, Joanne Corey and Carol Mikoda. This reading will be held within the Spring Awakening Exhibition location. Please come and enjoy the art of renewal with all of your senses! Audience space is limited. Please email Connie Barnes, Gallery Manager at cbarnes@broomearts.org to reserve your seats.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

6:30PM – 8:00PM Women of Words

In honor of National Poetry Month, Artisan Gallery is pleased to present “Women of Words” featuring local poets Jessica Dubey, Wendy Stewart, Merrill Douglas, Joanne Corey and Carol Mikoda. This reading will be held within the Spring Awakening Exhibition. Please come and enjoy the art of renewal with all of your senses! Audience space is limited. Please email Connie Barnes, Gallery Manager at cbarnes@broomearts.org to reserve your seats.

Friday, March 4th, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Lori Farist | Coming Together: A Collaborated Effort on Reshaping Our World

Lori Farist

Coming Together: A Collaborated Effort on Reshaping Our World
March 4th – March 25th, 2022

“Gloria Steinem” 2021
Lori Farist
oil on canvas, 9″x 12″

“Amanda Gorman” 2021
Lori Farist
oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

“Michelle Obama” 2021
Lori Farist
oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg” 2021
Lori Farist
oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

Women’s History Month is a wonderful time to explore the women who help push the  world towards freedom and justice to half the population. In my series, I have been  researching women both known and unknown spanning across time who have  dedicated their lives to bring balance and harmony to the world. Each piece is painted in  both realism and abstraction juxtaposed to each other to represent how radical and  abstract their thoughts and actions were for their time and context. This series along  with Women’s History Month is so important, not just for women to feel empowered but  also to learn the lessons of working together as a single conscious thought for the  betterment of humanity. We promote peace, we promote harmony and we promote  justice which in turn provides hope to all people regardless of gender.

“I am an Upstate New York artist that uses both traditional and intuitive painting techniques to  create dynamic portraits. My inspiration comes from the many layers of personality which are  reflected in the layering of oil paint. Each piece is uniquely crafted over several weeks and  through a process that is both self constructive criticism and intuition. My goal is to touch the  human spirit as well as give a full representation of that person. 

I have studied both formerly in college in New Jersey as well as studied through workshops.  My education along with exploration and experience has given me the tools to express myself  fully. I have been in several juried shows, won awards, and have had solo shows. I am focused  on broadening my experience as an artist and enjoy sharing what I know with others.”

Friday, February 4th, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Natalie Dadamio & Richard Nolan | Innovative Expressions

The Broome County Arts Council and Artisan Gallery are excited to host Innovative Expressions by Richard Nolan & Natalie Dadamio at Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, 204 State Street in Binghamton. The exhibition will open on February 4th, 2022 and will remain in the gallery through February 25th.

This exhibition encompasses the truly unique vision of two artists working with distinctly different mediums and celebrating the joy of creative expression.

“Synchronicity” 2022
Natalie Dadamio
mixed media on canvas, 36″x 36″

“Fields of Vision” 2020
Natalie Dadamio
mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 36″

“Squidly” 2020
Richard Nolan
Hollow form made from cherry & black walnut, 25″ x 13″ x 3.5″

“Nautica” 2021
Richard Nolan
Five-sided vessel made of cherry & black walnut, 11.5″ x 7.25″ dia.

Natalie Dadamio

Innovative Expressions
February 4th – February 25th, 2022

Natalie Dadamio: For me the painting process is a deep exploration into ancient longings and expressions that are often buried deep within the soul and psyche. I am interested in excavating the hidden moments, the forgotten and unseen and bringing them out in the open and the light. By giving voice and expression to the continual dance life has to offer through mark making, color, shape and line helps to make the invisible, visible and aim to give voice to the sacred power that lies within the heart of all creation.

Through the seen and unseen worlds, the known and unknown, the vision of what may be or not be I seek to create from the juxtaposed places and spaces that are calling me. As a mixed media artist, I aim to create a freedom and expansion in my work that I am often attracted to and gravitate towards in life. I love the element of surprise in my work, the intensity, the rawness, the unknown and I am often drawn back to expressing these moments.

Through ripped papers and layers, frenetic and intuitive shapes, wild brush strokes and carefully placed bits of collage I work to uncover the mysteries of life. By using discarded elements and other materials such as pastel, graphite, ink, and collage papers I seek to convey an energetic connection and create a synergy between the use of the different materials.

Collage plays a crucial role in my painting practice because it helps to create a harmony between the broken which is made beautiful. This is a major interest and theme that is often seen throughout my work. By incorporating collage elements, I can take perhaps what may appear to be an undesirable material offhand and weave it into something that is beautiful. THIS EXCITES ME! As there is very much an alchemical transformation that occurs within this idea. To bring creation back through destruction. To change perception and re-engage with material in a different way and be able to give something new life is invigorating.

My paintings represent my long journey of returning to myself and contain the elements of the while journey including the broken bits, the scars, and the mistakes. They seek to convey the beauty in the brokenness. The light in the darkness. And to honor the scared journey of the soul.

At the end of the day art making for me is a meditative practice, a way to commune with all that is and a deep contemplation and reflection, a way to convey the many emotional landscapes that one traverse during a lifetime, and ultimately a way to bring back and keep the magic and mystery alive.

Richard Nolan

Innovative Expressions
February 4th – February 25th, 2022

Richard Nolan: This exhibit introduces the viewer to a collection of genuinely unique, highly refined sculptures which owe their distinct “innovative perspective” to my life’s passion.  Educated and trained as a mechanical design engineer, my compulsion to develop “problem solving” designs, combined with my proclivity for elegance, has resulted in an eclectic collection with a clean sophisticated style symbolic of the reputation I developed as a respected design engineer.

My creations are constructed principally from cherry and black walnut hardwoods; utilizing conventional woodworking tools, a strong reliance on self-developed techniques used for seamless joining and a great deal of belt, drum and hand sanding.  Functionally, the two species exhibit comparable workability conducive to reliable assembly.  Aesthetically, the two species complement each other, allowing me to paint with light and dark tones.

My work communicates a strong emphasis on design, derived from my extensive mechanical drafting background.  Each piece is meticulously planned out in advanced, allowing me to formulate solutions with great confidence and with impeccable accuracy.  My greatest reward is a sophisticated enthusiast’s wonderment as to how my works of art are constructed.

A self-described perfectionist, my background as a product development engineer motivates my approach:  “While continually building on mastered achievements, each new creation demands that I challenge myself by introducing processes, techniques and shapes that have yet to be experienced.  This compulsion to constantly test my capabilities is what drives and inspires me to grow as an artist.”

Friday, January 7th, 2022

6:00PM – 9:00PM First Friday Opening

Russell Serrianne | Natural Line: Vine Tendrils on Paper

Russell Serrianne

Natural Line: Vine Tendrils on Paper
January 7th – January 31st, 2022

“Magnification: lignum vitae” 2015
Russell Serrianne
Vine tendrils with clear shellac surface on paper, 42″x 30″

“Flusso di viticci ” 2017
Russell Serrianne
Vine tendrils with clear shellac surface on paper, 30″x 23″

“Commingle” 2020
Russell Serrianne
Vine tendrils with clear shellac surface on paper, 42″x 30″

Vine tendril (detail)
Russell Serrianne

The Broome County Arts Council and Artisan Gallery are excited to host Natural Line: Vine Tendrils on Paper by Russell Serrianne at Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, 204 State Street in Binghamton. The exhibition will open on January 7th, 2022 and will remain in the gallery through January 31st.

Russell Serrianne is captivated by the energized line naturally found in the strength and determination of the vine tendril. He uses the vine tendril as his drawing tool, as his mark, as 3-dimensional line. His process centers around the selection of individual tendrils, each having a complex simplicity… which once interwoven create a fluid shape, variations in density, a composition.

Russell Serrianne lives in Glens Falls, NY. Raised in Niagara Falls, Russell attended the New School of Art in Toronto, Ontario with a concentration in drawing and screen process printing. He then studied printmaking at the Center for Music Drama and Art in Lake Placid, and lithography at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Solo exhibitions include the Salem Art Works in Salem, NY and Castleton University, Castleton, Vermont. Invitational and juried exhibitions include the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Center Gallery, The Brattleboro Museum, Vermont, the Laffer Gallery, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, the Center for Contemporary Art, NJ and Kulturamt Bodenseekreis/Historische Bibliothek (Salem2Salem), in Salem, Germany.

His work is included in the permanent collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art and private collections.

Read the Artist Interview Here

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