2016 Student Show
April 15–May 15, 2016
Digital submission deadline: midnight Sunday, March 27
Opening reception: 5–8 p.m. Friday, April 15
Awards reception: Friday, April April 29; awards announced at 6 p.m.
Thirty students from high schools and colleges in the region participated this year. Entries were from Emma Willard, SUNY New Paltz, St. Rose, Niskayuna, Green Mountain College, RPI, SUNY Albany, Troy HS, Hudson Valley CC, Sage, and Fulton Montgomery CC.
Dr. Nick's Arts Emporium Reopening Sale
April 19 to Sunday April 22, 2016
We are offering a wide variety of classical works — sculpture, paintings, photographs, furnishings, accessories, and bric-a-brac — all available for your purchase in this PhotoCenter fund-raising campaign.
Best of 2015 Show
April 29 to July 3, 2016
Opening and Troy Night Out reception: 5–8 p.m. Friday, April 29
38th Annual Photo Regional Salon
January 29–February 12
Some photos exhibited at the PhotoCenter and some at the Fulton Street Gallery in advance of selections for the 2016 annual Photo Regional hosted by the Fulton Street Gallery from February 20 to April 2.
Branson Quenzer and Juan Suárez
February 20–April 3
This exhibit features works by Branson Quenzer and Juan Suárez. Quenzer recently visited North Korea and photographed there in his inimitable style. Suárez from Cuba balances several occupations including photographer/taxi driver which offers him perspectives of life in Havana. Two diverse cultures — one great exhibit.
Suárez’s intimate views of Havana and Quenzer’s inimitable photographic style offer viewers unique perspectives of these societies. The images are presented without titles and are available for purchase.
About Branson Quenzer
For more than a decade, Quenzer has chased bygone eras in a vastly changing Chinese landscape, getting a final glimpse of the simple ways of the peasants and the countryside’s of northeast China before the economic boom sweeps them away. Beyond northeast China, Quenzer also spends an inordinate amount of time travelling without a destination, rather a general direction guided by instinct. He has a master’s degree in economics giving him a concept of seeing the world through a system of interlinking processes and changes which he explores in his photography and art. He is originally from New Mexico.”
Quenzer has written numerous photo tips on the Digital Photography School site based on his extensive traveling experiences.
About Juan Suárez
Juan Suárez (born in Havana in1971) is a photographer, engineer, and private taxi driver. He studied electronic engineering at a military institute and graduated in 1996. After leaving the army, he became a private taxi driver to make a living. It was his father who first got interested in photography, but after reading some books, photography became also Juan’s passion.
In 2015, he took part in his second photography contest, organized by the US Embassy under the title Lazos (Ties). The topic was the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Juan was awarded with an honorable mention.”
Quenzer met Suárez during his visit to Cuba last year. It was the former’s idea to create a joint exhibition of images from these countries where photography can be forbidden. North Korea is closed to most outsiders. Since Quenzer resides much of the time in northeastern China, and is fluent in languages, he found a way to enter adjacent North Korea, one of the most restricted and controlled countries on earth, yet in the news almost daily.
Cuba, after years of restrictions, has recently had warmer political and economic relations with the USA. In both countries, the stagnation of decades under totalitarian rule is evident. Both are in flux.
Liability and Insurance
Artists’ work while on display or in the proper custody of the Photography Center per exhibition agreements will be insured between the designated drop-off and pickup dates against damage or loss for the full value of all materials which can be documented as comprising the artwork, unless the artist can demonstrate that similar artwork by the artist has been previously sold for the listed selling price, in which case the insured value in case of damage or loss will be half of the listed selling price.
The gallery is not responsible for the insurance of the work during transit or after last pickup date. The artist will be responsible for adhering to all deadlines and schedules imposed by the gallery and for the arranging the drop-off and pickup of their work. No work may be removed before the end of the exhibit.