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Local artist participating in‘Made in NY’ art exhibit

Gloversville artist, Judith Plotner, will have her 2019 mixed media piece, “Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All,” in the "Made in N.Y." exhibit. (Photo submitted)

AUBURN — The Schweinfurth Art Center’s “Made in NY” exhibition will open June 12 with 73 pieces by 69 artists who represent 44 percent of the counties in New York state. Local artists, Judith Plotner of Gloversville, will have her mixed media piece, “Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All,” featured. This is the 25th year the art center has held the annual juried exhibit, and the 40th anniversary since the Schweinfurth opened its doors in 1981.

“The Schweinfurth has a long history of celebrating the artistic talents of people who live in New York state,” said Executive Director Donna Lamb. “This exhibit represents a wide variety of mediums, styles, and talent from all over the state.”

Monroe and Onondaga counties tied for being the home of the most “Made in NY 2021” artists, with 12 each. Eleven artists are from New York City with the rest coming primarily from throughout the state. The exhibit will run June 12 to Aug. 7.

A total of 298 artists submitted work for the exhibit, which was judged by three artists: Sharon Loudon, an artist, educator and artistic director of Chautauqua Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution; George Afedzi-Hughes, an internationally known painter and performance artist who is originally from Ghana; and Hannah Frieser, a photographer and executive director for the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

If you go …

WHAT: “Made in NY 2021,” the 25th annual juried exhibition

WHERE: Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn

WHEN: June 12 through Aug. 7

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

ADMISSION: $7 a person; free for members, participating artists, and children 12 and younger.

DETAILS: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be an opening reception. No reservations are necessary to visit the art center.

MORE INFORMATION: myartcenter.org

Above: Photo submitted — Gloversville artist, Judith Plotner, will have her 2019 mixed media piece, “Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All,” in the “Made in N.Y.” exhibit.

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