Juror’s awards announced at Remington Museum exhibit opening
T-800 Endoskeleton by Alise Babbie, oil pastel, 2022, SUNY Plattsburgh. Babbie was one of six artists honored with Juror’s Merit Awards at the opening reception for the 2023 College Student Juried Art Exhibit at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.OGDENSBURG - The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 2023 College Student Juried Art Exhibition opened on Friday, Feb. 24. The exhibit is open to students at four area colleges and universities: Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Potsdam.
For this year’s exhibition, juror Terry Sametz selected 46 works by 29 student artists to be in the show, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, digital, mixed media, and time-based works. Sametz selected the works of six artists for special recognition with Juror’s Merit Awards, which were announced at the opening reception on Feb. 24.
The recipients of the 2023 Juror’s Merit Awards were: Alise Babbie of SUNY Plattsburgh for T-800 Endoskeleton; Zach Buzzell of SUNY Plattsburgh for Stretched Thin; Hannah Hotaling of SUNY Potsdam for Opalescent; Ayisha Khalid of SUNY Potsdam for her trio of photographs Emancipation, On ‘De Fence,’ and Read Between the Lines; Alyssa Landry of St. Lawrence University for the series Untitled 1, Untitled 2, and Notes, Untitled; and Daniel Wellings of Clarkson University for two short films Desolate and A Post Modern Art Tutorial.
Juror Terry Sametz is an Ottawa-based, dynamic, experimental artist who uses non-traditional methods, materials, and techniques in his colorful works. His most recent pieces use sculpted plywood and raw oil pigments; however, Terry has been known to create using and combining found objects, glass, photography, and a wide variety of paints, sculpting mediums, and techniques. His unique style is constantly surprising viewers who try to categorize his artwork. Sametz creates a narrative using individual items as symbols or metaphors, extracting their essential meaning, beauty from the everyday.
“I was so impressed by these student artists’ skill, voice, and accomplishment in so many media,” said Sametz,”but what really struck me was the incredible passion, emotions, and ideas that show in their art. The students’ art gave me insight into their world as they successfully communicated through their artistic expression. A nice surprise was the humour in many works. To the artists I say: It was an honour spending time with your art. My high expectations were exceeded. Well done!”
The exhibit is on view in the Museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery and Torrey Family Gallery through March 26.
Many of the student works on display in the Remington exhibit are for sale. One third of the proceeds benefits the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artists. In addition to the on-site exhibition, the exhibit is online at www.fredericremington.org and artworks may be purchased through the Museum’s online shop.
The student artists in the exhibition are: Alise Babbie, Noah Bonesteel, Zoe Brothers, Zach Buzzell, Abigail Duquette, Roscoe Duquette, Alexander Finkey, Cam Ghadfa, Rachel Hoffstatter, Hannah Hotaling, Jordyn Jones, Kathryn Jones, Ayisha Khalid, Alyssa Landry, Kayla Lester, Virginia Lucchetti, Alissa Lyga, Madison Mundy, Sarath Novas, Rachel Pietryka, Chelsea Reilly, Yader Rivera, Jose Abel Santiago, Felicity Sarsfield, Madelyn E. Thompson, Cici Waugh, Melody Webster, Daniel Wellings, and Katie Wojnowski.