April 28 - June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 6-8pm
Open Spaces explores the observance of beauty and change in our surroundings. Evoking sometimes fleeting moments of stillness and movement, memory and wonderment, the artists in this exhibition seek out a truth that may be unknown, revealing a deep rooted connection often found between individuals and their environments.
Matt Chinian is a landscape painter living in Cambridge, New York. A plein air painter, he works with an emphasis on recording the place at the time he is there. Most are done within a few miles of his home, but he enjoys painting when he visits neighboring towns, cities, and the Adirondacks. He finds the light that falls on our physical world illuminates everything the same and can make the ugly beautiful. He hopes to express that beauty to those who view his work.
Chinian holds an MFA in Sculpture and Drawing from the University at Albany. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the northeast and Germany, most recently including The Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville and Salem Art works in Salem, New York.
Whether working on figural or abstract pieces, Cheryl Horning expresses ideas about relationships to one another, to the environment, to God and to mystery. Her figures run a continuum from realistic to abstract and from human to botanical. Human forms merge and separate. Botanical forms mimic and merge with human forms. They all work together to create a landscape that moves and dances.
Horning holds a BA in Fine Art and French and an MS in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University at Albany. She has studied with Regis Brodie and Alice Manzi from Skidmore College. She lives in Greenwich, New York.
Surrounded by constant change and motion, the stillness of the landscape is often overlooked. Kelly Schoonbeck’s objective is to suggest this fleeting moment, while forcing the viewer to confront their own spirituality, memory, and reality.
Born and raised in a small town in upstate New York, Schoonbeck received a BFA from SUNY Plattsburgh with a focus in drawing, painting, and art history. Inspired by the structure of the landscape that surrounds her, she uses color and light to create a surreal atmosphere. She hopes her work strikes a note of familiarity with the viewer.
Takeyce Walter is inspired and often overwhelmed by the beauty found in nature. She is driven by the irresistible urge to capture that beauty and share it with others. Her artwork is of places she’s experienced with all of her senses, composed with intent to recreate the sense of connectedness and wonderment left upon her by nature. She hopes that her work captures the inspiration she feels, and inspires others to see the beauty around us.
An artist and art instructor, Walter’s paintings feature the rural landscape of upstate New York, the Adirondacks, Vermont, and Cape Cod. She is especially drawn to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Walter exhibits her artwork online and in local venues, and her work has found homes in many private collections both nationally and internationally.
Thank you to our sponsor for this exhibition!
July 1 - September 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6-8pm
The annual 10x10 show exhibits the artwork of new artists, veteran artists, young and old artists, artists who are showing their work for the first time and artists who have been exhibiting their work for years. This exhibition also features the 10x10 artworks created by hundreds of young artists participating in Saratoga Arts’ Visual Arts Summer Camp program. By the end of August, this exhibition will present over 800 works by over 500 artists!
All are encouraged to participate in the annual 10x10 exhibition! Click here for more information.
**DROP OFF will take place on Monday 19th and Tuesday the 20th of June.
September 15 - November 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 6-8pm
The Annual Members' Show
November 11 - December 31, 2017
Opening Reception & Holiday Potluck: Saturday, December 2, 6-8pm
Saratoga Arts presents The Annual Members' Show! This ever-popular, year-end exhibition includes over 200 artists displaying artworks, ranging from painting, drawing and printmaking to sculpture, ceramics, and photography, showcasing the many talents of our established and emerging member artists from the region and beyond.
Would you like to exhibit your work in The Annual Members' Show? Become a Saratoga Arts member today!
We would like to thank our 2017 exhibition sponsor, Druthers Brewing Company!
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