ARTS @ Oswego

Art Gallery : Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Apr 6 – May 13 all-day


Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Photo Credit: Taylor Clock

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition I
4/6 – 4/15
Reception Friday, April 10th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition II
4/20 – 4/29
Reception Friday, April 24th, 5-7 PM

Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition III
5/4 – 5/13
Opening Reception Friday, May 8th, 5-7 PM

Requiring three exhibitions, a large contingent of BFA graduates present an ample selection of their creative work at Oswego. Including both Graphic Design and Studio Art majors, inherent variety combined with brave visual exploration offers something for every viewer.

Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library hours are as follows:
Tues. – Fri. 10am -4pm
Sat. 10:30am -4pm
Sunday 11:30-4pm
Closed Mondays and school holidays
(315) 312-2112

Art Gallery Exhibition: Design Responsively @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
Apr 17 – May 22 all-day


Opening Reception: Friday, April 17 • 5-8 PM

This exhibition highlights web design projects from advanced students in Art 417 Web Media II and Art 517 Graduate Web Design. Each project implements a responsive design solution that enables the website to work across a wide range of devices, browsers and screen sizes.

Visiting Artist: Juan Iribarren @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
Photo Credit: Juan Iribarren

Photo Credit: Juan Iribarren

Visiting Artist Series
Working within the legacy of abstraction in painting, Juan Iribarren is interested in that seemingly impossible and contradictory juxtaposition of geometry, the luminous and the atmospheric. Iribarren conceives his works to be experienced as abstract paintings, even though each one refers to a specific visual event to which it remains strictly faithful.

Art Gallery Exhibition: The Adventures of Ignatius the Iguana @ Tyler Art Gallery @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center
May 1 – Jun 26 all-day

Illustrations by Sarah Haig

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21 • 5-8 PM

Ignatius just wanted to be famous for something good, so he ran away from home. This series is an ongoing tale of Ignatius and his pal, Pedro, as they work their way through the challenges the world throws their way.

Art Gallery Exhibition: Origins: Tradition & Innovation @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Sep 4 – Oct 4 all-day
Donna Sharrett "Just Breathe" 2012 (DETAIL) (Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

Donna Sharrett
“Just Breathe” 2012 (DETAIL)
(Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

Origins: Tradition & Innovation
Reception: Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm
Origins explores contemporary art that has a connection to traditional forms, craft and folk art. Featured will be thirteen artists working in a variety of media and includes quilts with photographic and other narrative imagery, a highly sculptural Adirondack rustic chair and a mailbox made from a tuba. The exhibit illuminates the ways in which artists incorporate outside cultural influences and is in part intended to cause the viewer to question the difference between “high art” and “low art”, “fine art” and “craft”.

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

The reception for this exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm with cellist Matt Haimovitz performing a specially commissioned short “overture” by contemporary composer, Du Yun, along with Bach’s Cello Suite #2 at 5pm. Haimovitz’s choice of folk-influenced repertoire and his preference for casual, non-traditional venues makes him the perfect performer to help us celebrate Origins.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays

Downtown Art Gallery Exhibition: Where Do We Go? @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Sep 11 – Oct 24 all-day

Where Do We Go Show

Where Do We Go?
Work by Jeff Madison

September 11th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11th, 5-7pm

Jeff Madison’s digital collages are explorations in storytelling. His work is luminous and retains the qualities of fable, while engaging masterful technique.
“At a glance, my images seem casually unreal. I am always looking for new inspiration and new ways to turn my imagination into a reality. It’s who I am, just as much as a hand or a foot. I take in all of the emotions, colors, shapes, and sounds that surround me in everyday life and put that into my work.

Each image starts with taking many photos, followed by an average of 15 hours in the digital studio, manipulating my images into the stories you can see in front of you. Ultimately, it’s the idea that comes and that can be brought out by just walking down the street. Some ideas are easier than other to bring to life.

Each picture that I create that I create is a journey in itself. Finding the images that I use, adds to the story that I tell. I take great pride in using all of my own images- these stories are created through all of my own work from start to finish.”

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown:
186 West 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126 • (315) 216-4985
Open Year-Round Wednesday-Saturday except New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Sunday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Check the College Store Webpage for updates

Metro Center Art Gallery Exhibition: I Myths @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium Building, 2 South Clinton Square, Syracuse
Sep 17 – Oct 24 all-day

I Myths Show

September 17th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th, 5:30-7:30pm

“Myth…a traditional story, concerning the early history of
a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon…
typically involving supernatural beings or events. “I Myths”
then, are images that illustrate events or stories of an individual.
Although these images are personal in nature, each viewer will
bring to the images their own thoughts and interpretations.
Who’s to say what story or interpretation is true or correct?
Maybe none, maybe all.” – Billie Jo Peterson–

SUNY Oswego Metro Center Art Gallery
2 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202 • (315) 399-4100
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Visiting Artist: Doug Bartow @ Room 106, Lanigan Hall
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Doug Bartow

Doug Bartow is an art director and designer with over 20 years experience working with national and international clients. He has served as the Director of Design at MASS MoCa and currently is Principal and Design Director of id29, a leading branding and communications studio in Troy, NY

Doug frequently lectures on design and has written for design publication such as Speak Up and HOW Magazine. He is a board member of the UPSTNY Chapter of AIGA and helps program events for eastern New York State. In 2010 he was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch.

Art Gallery: SUNY Oswego Faculty Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Oct 10 – Oct 25 all-day
"Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks" by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition (Tyler Gallery photo)

“Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks”
by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition
(Tyler Gallery photo)

SUNY Oswego Faculty Exhibition
Closing Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 5-7pm
An annual exhibition and often the only chance locally to view works by Oswego’s talented art faculty who explore a great variety of artistic concerns, approaches and media.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays

Visiting Artist Series: Coral Lambert Lecture @ Room 106, Lanigan Hall
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm

Coral Lambert

Coral Lambert is one of the artists featured in the Oswego Sculpture Garden in front of the Marano Campus Center.

Coral Penelope Lambert is internationally recognized for working in cast iron as well as producing large scale outdoor pieces. British born Lambert is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Alfred University, New York, where she also directs the National Casting Center’s Foundry Program. She studied at Central School of Art in London, Canterbury College of Art, Kent and received her MFA in Sculpture from Manchester in 1990. As an International Research Fellow in Cast Metals at the University of Minnesota from 1996 – 1999 she contemporized ancient metal casting processes. In 2006 she Chaired the International Conference on Cast Iron Art in Ironbridge, England, taking the conference across the Atlantic for the first time.

Please come and enjoy the Coral Lambert Iron Pour
What: Oswego’s Second Annual Iron Pour
When: October 15, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Grassy knoll between Oneida and the Village
Who: Benjamin Entner’s Sculpture classes and Rich Bush’s Materials Precision Production class in collaboration with Visiting Artist Coral Lambert

Coral Lambert Website