Juried Show 2017

State of the Art Gallery is proud to announce its seventh December Juried Show. More than sixty artists from the Finger Lakes region and beyond  responded and a wonderful mix of oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, tile and glass mosaic, linocut, stoneware sculpture, altered book sculpture and wide variety of digital techniques and combinations has been selected for the show.
Show dates are November 29 through December 30, 2017, with a reception for the artists Friday, December 1, 5-8pm. At 6:30, awards will be announced by this year’s prize judge Susan Weisend, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Art at Ithaca College. Hours:  Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm; Sat.&Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./West State Street, Ithaca; curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info:  607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.com.

Come meet WSKG’s CEO at State of the Art

On November 9, 2017 SOAG will host a meet and greet event for the new WSKG https://soagithaca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SunflowersfromHaytsRoad-2.jpg, Greg Catlin.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please stop by to meet Mr. Catlin and for some light refreshments.  Our featured artist, Janet Byer Sherman, will be there as well as many other artist members.  Here’s more information about WSKG’s tour of the district:
Hope to see you there!

Call for Entries-December Juried Show 2017



Exhibit Dates: November 29 – December 30
Up to $600 may be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.
Submission Deadline: November 6, 5 pm

All media will be considered except photography (which will be considered for the Annual Photo Show in March).

• Each entrant may submit up to three (3) works.
• All work must be original and no larger than 48” in width                                                                                        • The work should not have been submitted to SOAG in the past.
• Current SOAG members and their immediate families are not eligible to exhibit in this show.
• The Entry Fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will
be accepted into the show.
• The Entry Fee can be paid by PayPal

or by check made out to: State of the Art Gallery, postmarked by November 5, 2017 and mailed to:
Mary Ann Bowman
203 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
Work will not be accepted after the stated deadlines.

Please e-mail your entries to: Mary Ann Bowman mail to: maryannb@lightlink.com
• Contact Information: List the Artist’s Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address simply typed out in the body of the e-mail.
• Images of up to three (3) works may be submitted. They must be jpegs at 150 ppi, between
800 and 1200 pixels on the long side and labeled with the artist’s name, followed by the image
number 01,  02 or 03. (example: m.bowman01.jpg, m.bowman02.jpg)
• An image list (Filename, Title, Size, Medium, Price) must also be submitted with all entries.
• If submitting by e-mail is problematic, please send a CD with your fee and all information as
outlined above. CD’s cannot be returned.

ACCEPTED WORK: Deadline and Notifications
• All entries must be received by 5pm Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 and will be jury-reviewed by Friday, November 10.
e-mail notification of results will be sent by November 11-12, 2017.
• The exhibit will be curated by members of the gallery. After installation a Judge from outside the gallery will determine prizes and how the prize money will be distributed. Winners may be notified privately prior to the opening reception so that they may plan to attend the award ceremony. The awards will be presented at 6:30pm during the opening reception Friday, December 1, 2017.

The work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a
designated substitute on:
Sunday, NOVEMBER 26 between noon and 5 pm; or
Monday, November 27 between 1 and 4 pm.( Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday)
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.

All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:
Friday, December 29 from noon-5pm or
Saturday, December 30 from 1-3

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

November 5, 2017, 5pm. Deadline for all entries.
November 12, 2017 Notification of acceptance/rejection.
November 26, 2017 Delivery of works 12-5 pm
November 27, 2017 Delivery of works 1-4 pm
November 29, 2017 Exhibit opens
December 1, 2017   Opening Reception 5-8 pm
December 1, 2017   Awards ceremony 6:30 pm
December 29, 2017 Exhibit closes
December 29, 2017 Pick up work noon-5 pm
December 30. 2017 1-3

Submissions to the DECEMBER JURIED SHOW shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for SOAG to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.
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.
While the 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 the State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if
your work is damaged or lost.

Luminous Worlds

Work by Ileen Kaplan and Carol Ast

  Carol writes: “Luminous Worlds”  – what latitude that gives me, what ideas it stimulates!  From the very literal interpretation of light and the infinite qualities it bestows, to “light” as understanding resulting from vision.  While most of my paintings in this exhibition portray the former, a few – the buildings – hopefully will foster an understanding of their inherent value as functional and esthetic icons of the past.

From Ileen: In “Luminous Worlds” I am exploring my feelings and reactions to the world around me using abstraction in ways that I have not tried before. Playing with painted and torn paper, collage, printmaking tools, pastels, graphite and oils  has opened my imagination up to new ways of looking at the world and expressing my own inner landscape.

Partnering with the Community Foundation

The CommunityFoundation of Tompkins County is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Tompkins County by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.

Nancy Massicci, Chief development Officer, describes the Community Foundation  this way:

Community Foundation is uniquely focused on creating a learning network to engage residents in assessing and addressing local needs in the arts, children and youth, education, animal welfare, environment, civic engagement, and health and human services. We often hear, “Part of the reason people come to Community Foundation is that they know the issues, challenges, and needs.”

In 16 years, with modest resources, we have conceived, built, and advanced a dynamic foundation engaging in the best professional practices and innovative models of service, and involving donors to empower philanthropic action. Everything we do is made possible by our donors. At this point, the Community Foundation needs to raise additional operating support – both current use and endowment – by engaging others in fundraising to enhance our impact in the community.

We have much to look forward to, and feel good about, when it comes to Tompkins County. Please join us in making a financial commitment to your Community Foundation by visiting www.cftompkins.org/giving/give-online. For more information please contact:


Community Foundation of Tompkins County

200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-9333

George Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer, gferrari@cfttompkins.org

Nancy Massicci

Chief Development Officer

Community Foundation of Tompkins County

200 E Buffalo Street, Suite 202, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-9333

Raffle Winners!

Our raffle was a great success! Thank you everyone who bought tickets, and congratulations to those whoe names were drawn. We’ll be donating close to $600 to the Community Foundation to continue their good work.      Message from Community Foundation

  1. Carol Ast “Stillness” won by Lori Christ
  2. MaryAnn Bowman  Three Fish won by Allissa Newton
  3. Stan Bowman “Near East Hill Plaza” won byErica Echaniz
  4. Patricia Brown Spontaneous Collages #17 won by Susan Weisand
  5. Eva M. Capobianco It Wouldn’t Dawn on Them won by Connie Thomas
  6. Erin Deneuville Orbit won by Mark Hample
  7. Jane Dennis Charting A Course won by Adrian McNair
  8. Frances Fawcett Osmia cornifrons won by Dawn Tratter
  9. Shirley Hogg Chewy Mouse won by Sarah Barden
  10. Ileen Kaplan Morning at the Lake won by Mark Hample
  11. Jan Kather Spiritual Journeys:  won by Heidi Boch
  12. Susan C. Larkin Driftwood I: Block Island won by Natalie Reed
  13. Daniel McPheeters Coral Flame won by Norm Johnson
  14. Barbara Mink Pink Sky won by Michael Simons
  15. Margaret C. Nelson Cicada Summer won by Andrea Volckmar
  16. Diane Newton Toward New York won by Elizabeth Pitters
  17. Diana Ozolins Dawn Over the Erie Canal won by Steve Seaberg
  18. Patty L Porter One of Three Graces won by Chuck Kroll
  19. Margaret Reed Needle and Fray won by Lynn King
  20. Nancy V. Ridenour Tulip on Black won by Nancy Gersh
  21. Michael Sampson Model #22 won by Rae Buleri
  22. Janet Byer Sherman Hillside from Studio Window won by Ken Burkhart
  23. Sheryl D. Sinkow Incan Engineering at Machu Picchu won by Mike Culotta
  24. Ethel Vrana Pond won by Martha Frommelt
  25. David Watkins Jr Dahlia Victoria won by Kren Salino
  26. Connie Zehr ECHO won by Karen Lacson




Light and Texture

“Juxtaposition of Light and Texture” is a photography exhibition in the gallery Salon by new member Nancy Ridenour.  Nancy has many photographic subjects: flowers found in her garden, Florida birds in their natural habitats and abstractions of both the cement sculptures in the Cornell Arboretum and Manhattan City-Scapes. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, August 4, 5-8pm, Gallery Night in downtown Ithaca. Show dates: August 2-27, 2017.

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