Juried Show: "Beauty in Motion"

The Strand Center for the Arts annually hosts a juried show open to artists of all ages and mediums.

This year, the theme of the show is "The Beauty of Motion" and participants were encouraged to submit artwork that addresses the theme of motion, movement in all of its forms - from a photograph of a bird taking flight to a narrative illustration on the curved surface of a bowl, and anything in between.

"The Beauty of Motion," will be on view in The Strand Center Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from October 7 to October 28, 2016. The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony will take place Friday, October 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Entries were received in various kinds of artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, printmaking, mixed media, and digital design. Over thirty local artists submitted their work for the competition in the hopes of winning a cash prize and a solo exhibit at The Strand Center Gallery. Awards for Best in Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 7, 2016.

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to have fine artist and professor, Ian Burcroff, as our guest juror this year. Ian received his B.A. in Studio Art from SUNY Plattsburgh, and his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His interest in images consisting of fragmented concepts both real and imagined that give a sense of movement within a two-dimensional space creates dynamic work with rapid visual changes. He is also passionate about being an educator and teaches art history, painting, and drawing at Clinton Community College.

"The Beauty of Motion," will be on view in The Strand Center Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from October 7 to October 28, 2016. The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony will take place Friday, October 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts, please call 518-563-1604 or visit www.strandcenter.org.