State of the Art Gallery Shows

Winners of 2017 Photo Show

 

Show runs through the end of the month at SOAG

Art in Tompkins County — Then and Now

Gallery artists open the new year with art that reflects Ithaca’s past and present. State of the Art will celebrate Tompkins County Bicentennial with half of our artists showing their work in January and the other half in February

January Artists:

 

Carol Ast, Patricia Brown, Frances Fawcett, Elizabeth Gross-Marks, Ileen Kaplan, Jan Kather, Susan Larkin, Diane Newton, Diana Ozolins, Terry Plater, Mike Sampson, Sheryl Sinkow, Ethel Vrana, David Watkins

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Carol Ast — “North Triphammer Rd”

 

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Patricia Brown — “Untitled Nov 2016”

 

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Elisabeth Gross-Marks — “Moons and Planets”

 

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Jan Kather — “Two Women with Balance”

 

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Susan C. Larkin — “Bailor Road: 1891-2017”

 

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Diane Newton — “Looking North on Cayuga Street”

 

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Michael Sampson — “Holly Joy 2”

 

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Sheryl Sinkow — “Ithaca is Love”

February Artists:

 

Mary Ann Bowman, Stan Bowman, Gurdon Brewster, Eva Capobianco, Erin Deneuville, Jane Dennis, Shirley Hogg, Barbara Mink, Daniel McPheeters, Margy Nelson, Patty Porter, Margaret Reed, Janet Sherman, Connie Zehr

 

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Eva M. Capobianco — “Rails to Trails, East Hill”

December 25th Anniversary Juried Show

Exhibit Dates: December 3 – 28, 2014

Judge: Bill Hastings, artist, art professor and former member of SOAG

announced six winners at our Annual Juried Show

Sylvia Taylor, “Fugue”

Andrew Ackerman, “Nimbus”

Jen Lightfoot, “Undertow”

Deborah Bilinski, “The Extortion Note”

Jill Hoffman, “Dark Run”

Beth Sotherden, “Wanderlust”

eARTh- A Celebration

  

eARTh, the May show at State of the Art Gallery, is a unique collaboration with the Museum of the Earth in celebration of its tenth anniversary.  2014 also marks an anniversary for State of the Art–the gallery has been in the art business in Ithaca for twenty-five years. The two organizations are partnering for two exhibitions that reflect concerns about climate change. eARTh, at the gallery, will examine the state of our changing planet and the role gallery members play as artists and citizens.

Work in the show ranges from abstract to representational and features a variety of media:  paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, collage and sculpture.  Each artist will bring his or her unique sensibility to the theme. The second show of related work will be held at the museum.  

Both the gallery and the museum are committed to examining the world around us through the prisms of art and science.

These exhibitions were made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 eARTh opens April 30 with a reception Friday, May 2 from 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca, and the show runs through June 1, 2014.  State of the Art is located at 120 W. State Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The gallery is ADA accessible with curbside parking.  Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5pm.  Information:  607-277-1626, www.soag.org // www.museumoftheearth.org

25th Anniversary Members’ Show: Part II

 

At State of the Art, February marks the second month of the gallery’s 25th anniversary celebration with two shows. In the main gallery ten members will show paintings, photographs, sculpture and prints and in the Salon, new member Syau-Cheng Lai will have a solo show of large scale drawings on paper.

New gallery member Syau-Cheng Lai will have a solo show of large scale drawings on paper in the Salon. She describes these drawings as both loose and meticulous and integrating a variety of media; the pieces conjure territoire primodial et extraterrestre.

 “25th Anniversary Celebration: Part 2” opens February 5 and runs through March 2, 2014.  A reception for the artists will be held Friday, February 7, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca.

In addition, the gallery has produced a large color/B&W book of its twenty-nine artists and their art to commemorate the anniversary. The book will be available at the gallery as a premium for donor support.  

State of the Art is open Wednesday-Friday, 12-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm at 120 W. State Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.  The gallery is ADA accessible with curbside parking. Contact information:  607-277-1626 and www.soag.org

2014 Art Trail Show

    The State of the Art Gallery features artists of 
the Greater Ithaca Art Trail

October 1 – November 2, 2014 

All members of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail are eligible.

SOAG member Margy Nelson will be curating the show, and can answer your questions, at <rumfygraf@twcny.rr.com>. 

The showing fee will be $35 for a single piece, or $50 for two pieces.  Sculptural “sets” that will fit on a single pedestal are counted as one piece.

If you wish to be part of the show, please send the following information to Margy Nelson <rumfygraf@twcny.rr.com>

• Your name and email

• Phone number where you may be reached

• Art information:

Piece # 1:

Title

Medium

Dimensions in inches

width*_______ height________depth if 3D_________


*Maximum width: 30”

Price: $

 

Piece # 2:

Title

Medium

Dimensions in inches

width*_______ height________depth if 3D_________


*Maximum width: 30”


Price: $

The Gallery will collect sales tax in addition to stated price; artist is responsible for payment of sales tax.
The Gallery will receive a 30% commission on the sale of all displayed work.

An exhibition fee of $35 for one piece, or $50 for two pieces. must be payed to the gallery before art can be accepted.
Fee may be paid via Paypal using the “Buy Now” button below; you will receive an email confirming your payment.

If you prefer you may pay by cash or check at the time you deliver your work.

Show details and guidelines:

 No art can be accepted or displayed without payment of the exhibitor’s fee.


2. Work must adhere to the gallery’s criteria for suitability for hanging, as outlined in announcement emails.


3. The artist agrees to deliver their work to the gallery within the times outlined in announcement emails, unless prior arrangements have been made.


4. The artist agrees to retrieve their work from the gallery within the times outlined in announcement emails, unless prior arrangements have been made.  Any work that is not retrieved in a timely manner becomes the property of the gallery.


5.The Gallery will provide an exhibition opening/reception for the artists with refreshments. Exhibition announcements will be provided by the Gallery and sent to the Gallery list.  Show announcements will also be posted on the gallery web site and Facebook.

 While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents, will make all reasonable efforts to protect the work of an exhibitor, the Gallery cannot indemnify the work against loss or damage. In submitting and agreeing to exhibit work in the Gallery the exhibitor agrees that the State of the Art Gallery, its members, Board of Directors, or agents will not be held liable and will be held harmless should there be damage or loss of work.

CALENDAR


Delivery of works:  September 28, 3-6 PM or September 29, 2-5 PM 


Exhibit opens
to the public October 1. 

Opening Reception will be Oct. 3, 5 to 8.

Retrieval of art: Sunday Nov. 2nd, 3–5, or Monday Nov. 3rd 3-5


Number of entries



Alternate method:  If PayPal payment is not possible for you, fee may be paid by cash or check at the time of delivering art to the gallery.  Please alert Margy Nelson at rumfy@twcny.rr.com if you intend to pay at time of delivery.

1. No art can be accepted or displayed without payment of the exhibitor’s fee.
2. Work must adhere to the gallery’s criteria for suitability for hanging, as outlined in announcement emails.
3. The artist agrees to deliver their work to the gallery within the times outlined in announcement emails, unless prior arrangements have been made.
4. The artist agrees to retrieve their work from the gallery within the times outlined in announcement emails, unless prior arrangements have been made.  Any work that is not retrieved in a timely manner becomes the property of the gallery.
5.The Gallery will provide an exhibition opening/reception for the artists with refreshments. Exhibition announcements will be provided by the Gallery and sent to the Gallery list.  Show announcements will also be posted on the gallery web site and Facebook.

 While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents, will make all reasonable efforts to protect the work of an exhibitor, the Gallery cannot indemnify the work against loss or damage. In submitting and agreeing to exhibit the work in the Gallery the exhibitor agrees that the State of the Art Gallery, its members, Board of Directors, or agents will not be held liable and will be held harmless should there be damage or loss of work.

Exhibitor Agreement

 

State of the Art Gallery

120 West State Street, Ithaca, New York  14850

607-277-1626

 

24th Annual Photo Show Exhibitor Agreement   Feb.27-Mar.31,2013

Please print clearly

Name of Exhibitor_____________________________________________________

 

Work(s) submitted: print clearly

Title                                                               Media                                      Price

 

 

1.___________________________________________________________________

 

 

2.___________________________________________________________________

 

Exhibition Agreement

1 The artist/exhibitor agrees to deliver their work(s) to the Gallery at the published date. and time. The exhibitor will abide by the rules of the gallery regarding presentation and suitability for hanging as stated in the Call for Entries. Final approval of the criteria is the responsibility of the Gallery Board of Directors. 

2 The Gallery will provide an exhibition opening/reception for the artists with refreshments and an Award Ceremony. Exhibition announcements will be provided by the Gallery and sent to the Gallery list.  Show announcements will also be posted on the gallery web site and Facebook.

 3 While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents, will make reasonable efforts to protect the work(s) of an exhibitor, the Gallery cannot indemnify the work(s) against loss or damage. In submitting and agreeing to exhibit the work(s) in the Gallery the exhibitor agrees that the State of the Art Gallery, its members, Board of Directors, or agents will not be held liable and will be held harmless should there be damage or loss of work(s).

4. The exhibitor agrees that the work(s) of the exhibitor may be reproduced for the purpose of advertising the exhibition for a period not to exceed five years.

5 It is agreed that the exhibitor may conduct sale of the work(s) from the exhibition. The Gallery will act as facilitator through it’s members who staff the Gallery during regular gallery hours. For the service, the Gallery receives a 30% commission on the sale of all displayed work.

 

6. The show ends Sunday, March 31.  Work must be picked up between noon and 5pm that day.  The gallery cannot store the works.

 

EXHIBITOR SIGNATURE______________________________________________DATE_______

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATIVE_________________________________________DATE_______

 

PHOTO Returned signature _____________________________________________DATE_______

 

 

If you print this form ahead of time, please bring 2 (two) copies with your work.

Forms will also be available at the gallery.

Photo Show FAQ’s

 

1.  Should my entries represent a particular kind of photographic approach?

No.  They may be traditionally or digitally produced and printed. There are no content, size or age specifications either.   Manipulations of the image are acceptable as long as they begin with a photographic process. Scanned images are acceptable.

 

2.  How much paperwork is there to fill out?

We have two forms.  The first is the Call for Entries that is published on the gallery web site about two months before the deadline for submissions and sent via e-mail to the gallery mailing list.   The second is an Exhibitors Agreement, a form on which the entrant gives us complete contact information, information about the work being submitted, the relevant dates during the show, and the agreement concerning the works between the gallery and the entrant.  That form is filled out when the entrant brings their work to the gallery with payment for their entry fee.  It may be filled out ahead of time but please bring two copies with your work. 

 

3.  Why do you need three labels on each photograph submitted?

We do ask for three labels.  One must be permanently affixed to the back of the photograph and two temporarily affixed with tape to the edge of the frame so that they hang down over the front of the photograph.  The label on the back assures that we know the owner of the photograph when the show comes down. From the front, we take one of the labels to make our standard show wall labels. The second is used to make sure we place the right wall label with the correct photograph, then the second comes off as well.

 

4.  How many photographs from each entrant do you usually accept into the show?

It varies according to the jury.  There is no set rule.  Sometimes we take two, sometimes one and sometimes the jury decides that neither entry will be chosen for the show.  The jury strives to upgrade the quality of the show each year so there is no guarantee given to any entrant.

 

5.  Why should the work I submit be recent? 

As we noted above, we try to make sure that each year the show represents the best work possible and not simply agree to show anything submitted.  The more current the work is, the more likely it will represent current photographic trends and practice.

  

6.  How much does presentation count when the jury looks at my work?

A lot!  Poor matting, framing or lack thereof can seriously diminish the chances of an image being chosen for the show.  In general, standard gallery approaches to matting and framing should be followed.  Narrow black,, wood an/ or metal frames are preferred that compliment the photograph while not dominating it.  Mats that are well proportioned in relationship to the photograph and frame help and allow the jury to focus on the photograph.  The photographs should be under glass or plexi-glass.  Non-colored mats are also preferred because they focus the attention on the photograph and not the mat.  Mats should extend on average from 1 1/2 to 3 inches from edge of the photograph to the edge of the frame. This is not a hard and fast rule, just a general acknowledgment of good presentation practice.  Frames need not be expensive, just simple, professional looking and complimentary of the work.  The work must be ready to hang which generally means a wire across the back or clearly identified devices from which to hang the work.  Finally, the jury reserves the right to turn down any submission that is not presented in a professional manner, exclusive of the content.

 

7.  Are your rules and deadlines for submission of work hard and fast?

Absolutely.  We accept no entries after published deadlines.  The jury begins it’s work very soon after the deadline for entries passes so it’s really not fair to those who manage to get their work in on time if we accept late entries.  Also, two entries means two entries.  Every year a few people try to convince us to take more than the allotted two entries.  We don’t.

  

8.  How does the jury and prize process work?

After all the entries are in, a panel of members from the gallery made up primarily of experienced photographers, decide what will be accepted for the show.  After the show is hung, a prize judge, selected from outside the membership of the gallery, looks at the show and she or he decides how the prize money will be awarded.  The prize judge is different each year. We try to find experienced, respected and successful photographers and/or teachers of photography and imaging arts in order to make the experience for the entrants a meaningful process.

  

9.  If my work is rejected an/or accepted does it diminish my chances for being accepted in future shows?

Absolutely not!  We encourage everyone to enter each year.  Being rejected is not an indication that your work will be rejected in future years nor does acceptance or winning a prize in a given year guarantee acceptance the following year or years.  Each year the jury may be different as is the prize judge. For many artists/photographers rejection from a given show can provide insight and creative stimulus to change and/or see a path for improvement in their work.  However, one should not change a direction if the belief in that work is strong and directed.  As we noted, a different jury in all likelihood may have different criteria for judging.

 

10.  Does it help if my work is for sale?

Yes!  It has no bearing on whether or not the work is accepted into the show but we encourage everyone to offer their work for sale.  It enhances the value of the show and helps to promote the idea that it is a relevant, professional offering.  That being said, we will not reject a good work if the artist does not want to offer it for sale.    

 

Ileen Kaplan and Mary Ann Bowman

 

 

“Color Stories,” at State of the Art Gallery during January, is a two-person show of oil paintings by Ileen Kaplan and sculpture by Mary Ann Bowman. The title of the show is a distillation of the qualities that connect their work–color, light and space.  In talking about their work, the artists say they are both are interested in stimulating the imaginations of viewers.  “Our work has evoked questions such as ‘What is going to happen next?’ or ‘What is the story behind that?’ We realized,” they continue, “that we want viewers to be drawn into the work and to create their own stories”—thus, the title “Color Stories.”

 Kaplan paints on canvas and wood panels and Bowman’s “creatures and ladies” are made from fabric, wood and wire.  “Color Stories” opens January 3 and runs through Jan. 27, 2013.  A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery Friday, Jan. 4 from 5-8pm with a wine tasting hosted by Thirsty Owl Wine Company.  State of the Art is located at 120 W. State Street in Ithaca.  The gallery is ADA accessible with curbside parking.  Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm.  Contact information:  607-277-1626www.soag.org // <http://www.soag.org>   and for more information about the artists:  http://ileenkaplan.com/ <http://ileenkaplan.com/> andhttp://www.maryannbowman.com

 


May Members Show

 

State of the Art will host its first Members’ Show of 2012 during May.  The show will include paintings, watercolors, drawings, collage, photographs, prints, sculpture and other three-dimensional work by the gallery’s artists. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, May 4 from 5-8pm. Show dates are Thursday May 3 through Sunday, May 27, 2012.

When you come to our May reception, you will walk on our brand new, beautiful floor and our art will be illuminated by our new, energy-efficient lighting!

State of the Art is located at 120 W. State Street.  Hours:  Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm.  The gallery is ADA accessible and there is curbside parking.

607-277-1626 www.soag.org