The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam Features Students in Art Attack


Carlie Miller won the President's Award
for her piece “It’s a Black Tie Affair,” 2011 oil on canvas.

The annual SUNY Potsdam juried student art show “Art Attack” is the latest exhibition featured by The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam. Works by 36 talented visual arts students are on display in the Gibson Gallery exhibition space from now until Dec. 3.

“Looking through the students’ work was inspiring, and I am honored to jury this incredible selection of work. The variety and quality of the work was very impressive, and it was difficult deciding which pieces should be included,” said Alex Rhea, who was juror for this year’s show. “Going through the work was a daunting task, but at the end I was left feeling a great sense of pride for being asked to jury, and optimism for the futures of all the talented artists who submitted work.”

The 2011 “Art Attack” awards went to:
• President’s Award: Carlie Miller, for “It’s a Black Tie Affair,” 2011, oil on canvas.
• Provost’s Award: Katherine Irwin, for “Dad,” 2010, oil on canvas.
• Dean’s Award: Angela Marken, for “Marie Antoinette,” 2011, oil on canvas.
• Art Department Award: Marie DiLorenzo, for “Life, Love & the Meaning Of,” 2011, oil on canvas.
• PACES Award: Haley Marshall, for “Lathrop,” 2011, photography.

The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam serves as the center for visual arts at the College, and encompasses all of the collections found throughout campus, including in the Gibson Gallery. The Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of quality works of art, and its collection includes significant artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as earlier pieces.

The mission of The Art Museum at The State University of New York at Potsdam is to make direct experience of the visual arts accessible to students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College, as well as to residents of Northern New York.

Admission to the Gibson Gallery, located at Brainerd Hall, is free, and the exhibition space is handicapped-accessible. The Art Museum is open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. on Monday and Friday, from noon until 7 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday, and from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.