New Members Show
Oct
30
to Dec 1

New Members Show

ARTIST TALK: Rivers of Change    Sunday November 10 from 2:00 until 4:00

ARTIST TALK: Rivers of Change

Sunday November 10 from 2:00 until 4:00

Works by Ed Brothers, Don Ellis, Alicia Sangiuliano and Patricia Thomas-Hunsinger

NEW MEMBERS SHOW

Four new members of State of the Art, Ed Brothers, Don Ellis, Patricia Hunsinger and Alicia Sangiuliano, share the main gallery during November.  The artists describe their work as follows:  Brothers, “Drawn to the constantly changing nature of flowing waters, my paintings depict varied views of those environments and personally meaningful places.” Ellis, who will show a mobile, drawings and paintings,  “My work expresses the emotion I feel in actual natural settings and in poetry." Hunsinger, “I’m fascinated with shapes produced throughout the life span of living forms, miniature and massive shapes, all inter-related and compelling to me because of their similarities.” Sangiuliano,  “I am a multi-media artist using both digital and traditional techniques. I am inspired by psychology, social confines and feminine elegance.” Show dates are Oct. 30 -Dec 1, 2019, with a reception for the artists, Friday, November 1, 5-8pm. Other gallery members will show in the Salon. Hours: W-F, 12-6pm & S & S, 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org//

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Artist Talk: Rivers of Change
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Rivers of Change

Four new members of State of the Art, Ed Brothers, Don Ellis, Patricia Hunsinger and Alicia Sangiuliano, will talk about their work in the main gallery during November. The artists describe their work as follows: Brothers, “Drawn to the constantly changing nature of flowing waters, my paintings depict varied views of those environments and personally meaningful places.” Ellis, who will show a mobile, drawings and paintings, “My work expresses the emotion I feel in actual natural settings and in poetry." Hunsinger, “I’m fascinated with shapes produced throughout the life span of living forms, miniature and massive shapes, all inter-related and compelling to me because of their similarities.” Sangiuliano, “I am a multi-media artist using both digital and traditional techniques. I am inspired by psychology, social confines and feminine elegance.”

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

SoAG and Wizarding Weekend

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State of the Art Gallery and Wizarding Week­­­­­­end (http://wizardingweekend.com)

The Commons will be alive with all things Wizarding October 26th and 27th. While there, don’t miss the Magical Passport Program. It’s not required to gain admission but you need it to participate in the Magical Creature Hunt, Potions Crawl, and receive event swag and discounts.

For the Magical Creature Hunt, twelve artists from the State of the Art Gallery plus one from Handwork have created creatures for each of the following businesses:

Sunny Days: 215 E State St. The Commons, Home Green Home: 215 E State St. The Commons, Pastimes: 215 N Cayuga St. DeWitt Mall, Handwork: 102 W State St., Comics for Collectors: 207 N Aurora St., Autumn Leaves: 115 E State St. The Commons, State of the Art Gallery: 120 West State St., Mockingbird Paperie: 144 E State St. The Commons, Cat’s Pajamas: 99 E Seneca St. DeWitt Mall, The Brain Shoppe: 210 E. State St The Commons, Breathe: 171 E State St. The Commons, Ithacamade: 215 N Cayuga St, DeWitt Mall, Buffalo Street Books 215 North Cayuga St. DeWitt Mall

To purchase a Magical Passport, click on the Wizarding Weekend website: http://wizardingweekend.com

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Gallery Night: Diaries
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Night: Diaries

DIARIES

Diane Newton and Patty Porter will share the front gallery at State of the Art during October. Their show, DIARIES, is the culmination of two years of daily artmaking to create two bodies of diverse work for their second two-person show.

Porter, an expressive realist painter, uses this body of work as a way of remembering and recording the places she holds dear and wants to explore through the painting process. Newton’s drawings and photographs are emotive and compositional responses to visual situations—landscape, the human figure and the light, shadow and form she has encountered with her camera in the urban environment.

Show dates are October 2-27, 2019, with a reception for the artists Friday, October 4, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Other gallery artists will show work in the Salon. Hours: W-F, 12-6pm and S&S, 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street; curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org

Patty Porter

Patty Porter

Diane Newton

Diane Newton

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September Sundays
Sep
8
to Sep 29

September Sundays

Artists Patty Brown and Ileen Kaplan will host September Sundays during the month of their show (September 4-29)—events that include conversation, music, readings and stitching demonstrations--2pm on September 8,15, 22 & 29. In the gallery Salon, other gallery artists will show their work. Hours: Wed.- Fri., 12-6pm, Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State St. with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. 607-277-1626, www.soagithaca.org

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TEXTURES: Patty Brown and Ileen Kaplan
Sep
4
to Sep 29

TEXTURES: Patty Brown and Ileen Kaplan

“Textures,” a show of new work by gallery artists Patricia Brown and Ileen Kaplan will be in the main gallery at State of the Art during September. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, September 6, 5-8pm.

Brown's work originates from paint rags she used over the years; she says: “My old splattered, smudged, and torn paint rags contain a beauty that records years of my studio practice.  Now, these cleaning cloths are my teachers - as I stitch, I follow each rag’s texture and design.  In honoring the formation of each remnant, I find beauty in what would ordinarily be discarded.”

Kaplan says her paintings are both intuitive and precise.  “I am always weighing the composition, balancing the lights and darks and choosing the colors carefully. Yet spontaneity plays an important role in my work. It is always about feeling, emotionally, of course, but physically as well. That’s why texture is so exciting to me. One of my favorite comments about my work was that the brushstrokes were ‘delicious.’ I want my paintings to feel creamy, crunchy, gooey, tasty, delicious. A feast for the eyes and all of the senses.”

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A Chat with Nancy Ridenour about her solo show NEAR AND FAR
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

A Chat with Nancy Ridenour about her solo show NEAR AND FAR

Artist photographer Nancy Ridenour will be at State of the Art Friday, August 23, between 3-6pm to welcome visitors to view “Near and Far,” her exhibition at the gallery during August. Subjects include flowers from her spectacular Ithaca garden and abstracts from sculptures made by Cornell architectural students in 1963. As a biologist and former Ithaca High School biology teacher, Ridenour is drawn to birds of Florida and animals in zoos and the resulting photographs are part of her show. She has her camera with her at all times to capture the essence of sites and objects she encounters—places as far away at Rome, Paris and Egypt. This show runs through September 1. The gallery is located at 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Hours: W-F, 12-6pm and S&S, 12-5pm. Info:  607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org

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Nancy Ridenour: Near and Far
Jul
31
to Sep 1

Nancy Ridenour: Near and Far

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July 31 - September 1

Gallery Night: Friday, August 2 5-8 pm

Near and Far

Join me while viewing photos from travels near and far.  I have a camera with me at all times to capture the essence of sites and objects explored.

Flowers from my gardens were my first subjects to photography. Then I drove through the Cornell Arboretum and decided to make cement abstracts from photos of the magnificent cement sculptures produced by Architectural students in 1963.

I have enjoyed traveling over the years to explore other cultures and architecture. My travel photos take you to NYC, Rome, Paris, and Egypt.

As a biologist, Zoos have drawn me to them to watch and photograph the elegant animals found there.  Most zoos are now very supportive of their residents and it is rewarding to see them healthy and active.

Florida birds lure me into their habitats to catch them showing off their elegance.

Come visit Gallery Night on Friday, August 2, 2019.

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Ethel Vrana
Jul
3
to Jul 28

Ethel Vrana

July 3 - July 28

Gallery night: Friday, July 5

Color, Shape, and Form

I would like the viewer to experience the emotive quality of form. As well as color and shape, form contains feeling. 

Everlasting Brilliance

Everlasting Brilliance

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Margy Nelson, Margaret Reed, and Stephan Phillips: Offerings
Jun
5
to Jun 30

Margy Nelson, Margaret Reed, and Stephan Phillips: Offerings

Margy Nelson has created prints and photographs to offer a bit of a different perspective on the everyday world... some real/serious, some tongue-in-cheek... which is which?

Stephan Phillips' still life paintings demonstrate a mysterious physical world in which objects, space and light take on meta-physical dimensions.

Margaret Reed’s colorful chalk pastel drawings invite the viewers in to a world inhabited by saints and martyrs. Recurring imagery fosters the sense of an overarching narrative; a journey in progress with no end in sight.

Reception photos by gallery intern Julia Roth on the SoAG Facebook page.

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Daniel McPheeters
May
1
to Jun 2

Daniel McPheeters

Bubblescapes and Abstracts


Daniel McPheeters shows new work in May in “Bubblescapes and Abstracts. His “bubblescapes” are landscapes rendered obsessively in circles. He says this work also demonstrates new exploration in color using abstract imagery. Reception:  Friday, May 3, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca.

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Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Connie Zehr Gallery Night Reception

A temporary sand installation using a variety of clear glass forms as lenses and tools - to shift and magnify, reflect and project, the colors and patterns on the surface of the sand.

Unlike the small pedestal arrangements seen previously at SoAG, this installation is 'made in place' on the floor of the Salon, creating an imaginary landscape.

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Connie Zehr
Apr
3
to Apr 28

Connie Zehr

A temporary sand installation using a variety of clear glass forms as lenses and tools - to shift and magnify, reflect and project, the colors and patterns on the surface of the sand.

Unlike the small pedestal arrangements seen previously at SoAG, this installation is 'made in place' on the floor of the Salon, creating an imaginary landscape.

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30th Annual Juried Photography Show
Feb
27
to Mar 30

30th Annual Juried Photography Show

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Award winners:

Jari Poulin “Multiple Exposure, See/Unsee, Study II"

Jim HarperTree Refracted"

Libby Hedrick “Oregon Coast”

Ray HelmkeSea Arch”

Kathy Morris“Equation”

Jon Reis “Collector 2017, Hicks Airfield, Fort Worth Texas, FAA LID T67”

Phil Koons  “One Spring Day”

Dede Hatch “Respite”

Justin Zoll for “L.Glutamine and Beta Alanine 25” 

Message from the juror Laurie Snyder:

Burning down the house.  Talking Heads 1983

I don’t wanna hurt nobody

Somethings sure can sweep me off my feet

Something is out of the ordinary.

I am an ordinary gal….burning down the house.

And well you might ask, what am I looking for?

And who am I to make these selections.

I am Laurie Snyder, retired photography educator and photographic artist.  I taught for more than 30 years: at TC3, Ithaca College, Cornell, Syracuse University, Anderson Ranch and finally for 21 years at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. 

Many people in this room are familiar faces! 

I am always looking for images that evoke another layer of meaning:  a mood, a spirit, or even a rhythm, or tone. I am also interested in images that are the tip of the iceberg of long committed investigations. Every image in this exhibit is worthy of commendation – it is each artist’s thoughtful selection.  And I respect that process. Yet I was asked to choose and identify some images that spoke out to me.Either the image was entirely fresh to my eyes or it vibrated with its history.

Exhibitor Download Agreement

EXHIBITOR DOWNLOAD AGREEMENT FORM

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Former Members Show
Jan
30
to Feb 24

Former Members Show

A Former Members Exhibit showcases works by artists who helped to establish the State of the Art Gallery. Works by current members not showing in January are featured in the Salon.

Featuring the works of

Susan Arnsten-Russell

William Benson

Hy Bley †

Gurdon Brewster †

Leslie K Brill

Amy Sara Carroll

Annette Corth †

Richard Corth †

Dora Donovan †

Camille Doucet

Pamela Drix

Michel Droge

Andrew Gillis

Elisabeth Gross-Marks †

Jay Hart

Bill Hastings

Dede Hatch

Brian Keeler

Andrea King

Rob Licht

Kent Loeffler

Maria Driscoll McMahon

Tim Merrick

Barbara Mink

Kathy Morris

Erica Pollock Norelius

Scott Pardee

Stephan Phillips

Yvonne Piburn †

Terry Plater

Margaret Reed

Nicholas Ruth

Mary Schuler

Ben Sherman

Buzz Spector

Lynn Taetzch

Jude Wood

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Dec
5
to Dec 29

2018 Juried Show

DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORK to THE GALLERY

• The work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a designated substitute on:

Sunday, DECEMBER 2 between noon and 5 pm; or Monday, DECEMBER 3 between 1 and 4 pm.

• Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday as show installation begins shortly after. • Work may not be shipped or mailed to the gallery.

  • The gallery retains the right to deny access to the show if the images delivered are substantially different from those submitted to the jury.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submissions to the DECEMBER JURIED SHOW shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for State of the Art Gallery to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed. 

SALES

Sale of the work is encouraged. Work will be offered for sale with the understanding that there is a 30% commission for each sale. Work that is sold during the show should remain on display until the end of the show. Exceptions may be made for sales to out of town buyers.

INSURANCE

While State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents will make every effort to protect your work, we cannot indemnify you against loss or damage to your work. In submitting to the show you agree that State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if your work is damaged or lost.

PICK-UP of ART at the END of the SHOW

• All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:

Saturday, December 29 from noon-5pm. Sunday, December 30 from 1-3

• Please understand that the gallery has no facility to store your work.

CALENDAR

November 4, 2018, 5pm. Deadline for all entries.

November 10-11, 2018 Notification of acceptance/rejection.

December 2, 2018 Delivery of works 12-5 pm

December 3, 2018 Delivery of works 1-4 pm 

December 5, 2018 Exhibit opens

December 7, 2918 Opening Reception 5-8 pm

December 7, 2018   Awards ceremony 6:30 pm

December 29, 2018 Exhibit closes

December 29, 2018 Pick up work noon-5 pm

December 30. 2018 1-3

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Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

SoAG and Small Business Saturday

17 SOAG artists have special items that will be on sale for Small Business Saturday! Stop by any time from 12-6 on Saturday, November 24.  Patricia Brown and Poet Lisa Harris will be in the gallery from 1 -3 to sign copies of their poetry and art collaboration published by Cayuga Lake Books.

17 SOAG artists have special items that will be on sale for Small Business Saturday! Stop by any time from 12-6 on Saturday, November 24. Patricia Brown and Poet Lisa Harris will be in the gallery from 1 -3 to sign copies of their poetry and art collaboration published by Cayuga Lake Books.

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Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception

"Art for the Holidays" The galleries at State of the Art have been transformed into a holiday shop for the month of November. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 2 from 5-8pm. Seventeen artists are offering paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and fine crafts priced reasonably for gift giving. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Hours: Wed.-Sun., noon-6pm and open Thursdays until 8 for additional shopping. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Contact Info: 607-277-1626,  www.soagithaca.org

"Art for the Holidays" The galleries at State of the Art have been transformed into a holiday shop for the month of November. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 2 from 5-8pm. Seventeen artists are offering paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and fine crafts priced reasonably for gift giving. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Hours: Wed.-Sun., noon-6pm and open Thursdays until 8 for additional shopping. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Contact Info: 607-277-1626, www.soagithaca.org

November Artists:

Eva Capobianco

Sheryl Sinkow

Ileen Kaplan

Patty Brown

Ethel Vrana

Patty Porter

Saundra Goodman

Nancy Ridenour

Susan Larkin

Margy Nelson

Daniel McPheeters

Shirley Hogg

Vanessa McCafferty

Jane Dennis

David Watkins, Jr.

Tobias Inigo

Michael Sampson

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Oct
31
to Dec 2

November Artist Market @ SOAG

"Art for the Holidays" The galleries at State of the Art have been transformed into a holiday shop for the month of November. Seventeen artists offer paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and fine crafts priced reasonably for gift giving. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Hours: Wed.-Sun., noon-6pm and open Thursdays until 8 for additional shopping. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Contact Info: 607-277-1626, www.soagithaca.org

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