Visual Arts Gallery / Student Art Exhibition

The Visual Arts Gallery, located in Dearlove Hall since 1984, schedules a variety of exhibitions throughout the year that emphasize creativity, vision and imagination.  Included are group and solo shows by artist of local, national and international reputation.  Each exhibition includes an informative and interpretive brochure.  A juried exhibition of Student art takes place at the end of the Spring Semester.

The Visual Arts Gallery offers a chance for students to become exposed to the works of artists from within, as well as outside of, the Lower Adirondack and Capital Regions. This even includes artists from other countries.  Receptions, musical performances, lectures and formal dialogs provide the opportunity for the sharing of ideas, opinions and responses that feed a sense of community as well as provide a link for the student to what lies beyond the academic life.

Sigmund Abeles Exhibit - October 2011



Each spring semester student art work is juried by artists and museum professionals for the Student Art Exhibition in the Visual Arts Gallery. Throughout the academic year students experiment with a variety of mediums such as photography, drawing, three-dimensional design, oil painting and watercolor painting.  Awards are given to four students for their outstanding artwork.  The four also exhibit their work during the fall in Albany for the SUNY Art Exhibition which highlights the work of student artists throughout the SUNY system. 

 Award Winners for the 2014 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition:   Thank you to the Faculty Student Association for their support!

  • Melanie Marino - Portrait - Chalk and Charcoal - Introduction to Drawing
  • Ashleigh Abreu - Wonderland - Digital Photograph - Graphic Arts II
  • Robin Brewer - Remembrance - Oil on Canvas - Life Painting
  • Maigan Baer - Surreal Images- Photoshop Photograph- Topics in Media Art

The four students will represent SUNY Adirondack in the fall during the statewide SUNY Student Art Exhibition in Albany.

Student Work Juried by:  Beau Comeaux, Assistant Professor of Photography, Art and Design at Sage College in Albany.  Comeaux received an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas and has been photographing at night for over fifteen years.  His work has been shown across the world in places like Saratov, Russia and Pingyao, China, and included in numerous publications.  Now living and teaching in upstate New York, he continues to explore and photograph the world during his nocturnal wanderings (

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