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SUNY Potsdam Student Works on Display in ‘Art Attack’ at the Gibson Gallery

November 9, 2018

Works by SUNY Potsdam student artists will be on display during the College’s annual juried show, “Art Attack,” from Nov. 15 to Dec. 8. The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam will feature a total of 46 works by 18 student artists in the exhibit.

Artist-in-residence Neil Rizos, a renowned wildlife artist, was the juror for this show. Works were chosen from among 72 submissions by 21 students.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Roland Gibson Gallery, located in Brainerd Hall. During the reception, five student awards will be presented, recognizing some of the best works in the show. Rizos selected this year’s winners.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend. “Art Attack” will be on display at the Gibson Gallery through Saturday, Dec. 8.

For more information about the latest shows at the Gibson Gallery, visit

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 wheelchair-accessible. The Art Museum is open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Additional hours are also available by appointment.

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SUNY Potsdam art graduates have gone on to pursue professions in the fine arts, art administration, art therapy, digital design, K-12 and university teaching, museum curation, audio/visual administration, publishing, gallery ownership, interior design, architecture, commercial printing, pattern making, photojournalism and studio ceramics. Art students at SUNY Potsdam live and create in a unique art environment, within the context of a stimulating liberal arts tradition. For more information, visit

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.



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