October 31-November 22, 2015 Fur. Fin. Feathers. Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm

Animal Theme Fall Regional Juried Show

Our second annual juried regional art exhibition. Carrie Haddad of Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson served as judge, selecting 56 oil paintings, watercolors, engravings, monoprints, mixed media assemblages, and photographs created by 27 local artists.

In keeping with the exhibition’s animal theme, the Academy will donate 10% of its 35% commission received from any art sales to Out of the Pits, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that focuses on the plight of the American pit bull terrier. Raffle tickets will also be for sale for a chance to win an original photograph by legendary rock and roller, Lou Reed, of his beloved dog, Lolabelle. He donated the print to Out of the Pits prior to his death in 2013. Reed and his wife, Laurie Anderson, shared a great love for dogs—especially rescue dogs. As a special treat at the “Fur. Fin. Feathers.” opening reception, Out of the Pits will present a housebroken, affectionate, and very well mannered registered therapy dog named Aurora, who is available for adoption. (see photo at left)

The artists to be featured in “Fur. Fin. Feathers.” include Scott Balfe (Earlton, NY), Marty Bannan (Albany, NY), Stephanie Blumenthal (Sheffield, MA), Jim Brearton (Troy, NY), Jennifer Clark (Great Barrington, MA), Phyllis Considine (Hollowville, NY), Margot Curran (Valatie, NY), Thomas Curran (Chatham, NY), Page Curry Ginns (Valatie, NY), B. Docktor (Ancram, NY), Jerry Freedner (Valatie, NY), Michelle Gillett (Stockbridge, MA), Denise Hackert-Stoner (Albany, NY), Tina Johnston (Altamont, NY), Cat Jones (Albany, NY), Ellen Lynch (Stuyvesant, NY), Claudia McNulty (Climax, NY), Jane McWhorter (Great Barrington, MA), Dez Ryan Odegaard (Southfield, MA), Rick Patterson (Old Chatham, NY), Elaine Radiss (Great Barrington, MA), Valerie Richmond (Hillsdale, NY), Susan Sabino (Richmond, MA), Sarah Sterling (Hudson, NY), Scott Stoner (Albany, NY), Rose Tannenbaum (Great Barrington, MA), and Steve Wildermuth (Ghent, NY).

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