Made in NY 2022

Made in NY is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s annual juried exhibit of work made by artists who live in New York State.

The exhibit will open March 26, 2022, with 77 pieces by 70 artists. The exhibit features artworks of all media including painting, photography, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, and more. This is the 26th year the Art Center has held the exhibit.

Opening Reception is on March 26th from 5-8pm. Prizes will be announced at 6pm.

Prizes will be awarded, including $1000 for Best of Show.


Ellen M. Blalock is a narrative artist and documentarian working in several mediums: photography, film/video, quilting, and drawing. She believes her job is to be a conduit to listen and tell stories of the ignored and underrepresented. She is particularly interested in the African diaspora and female identity and power.

Blalock has taught art history and studio arts in Central New York at Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego and Onondaga Community College. She was a visiting assistant professor in Georgia at Georgia Southern University and Georgia College & State University.

She has received several awards, grants, fellowships and residencies. resently she was SUNY Oswego’s first artist-in-residence. She received several CNYArts and NYSCA art grants. She also received several NYS Associated Press awards in journalism during her two decades as a multimedia journalist. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Blalock lives in Syracuse, NY. She has a B.F.A. from Temple University and M.F.A. from Syracuse University.

Gina Murtagh is an artist, educator and freelance curator with a special interest in domestic space, ritual, and public art; her career has included teaching – most recently photo history as an adjunct at Pratt MWP ; 16 years experience as an arts administrator at LightWork/Community Darkrooms in Syracuse, Sculpture Space, in Utica and as the Artistic Director at the CNY Arts in Ed program. She has an MFA in Photo and Media Arts; her photos, videos, and installations and have been exhibited on the east coast and she is active in community development and collaboration through the arts.

Kim Waale, a sculptor and professor of art, has taught art at Cazenovia College since 1988. She has been an artist-in-residence in Wales, Spain, Macedonia, Ecuador and the United States. She received grants, fellowships and residencies from organizations including I-Park (Environmental Art), Sculpture Space, Light Work, International Studio Program (NYC), Saltonstall Foundation, Harlech Biennial (Wales), A Solaina de Piloño (Spain) and the Millay Colony. She has exhibited at museums/galleries such as Plas Glyn-y-Weddw (Wales), the Everson Museum (Syracuse), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo), A. I. R. Gallery (NYC), McCormick Freedom Museum (Chicago), Housatonic Museum (CT), Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY), and in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Spain. She is currently teaching studio art and art history courses and is chair of the Art and Design program.


Mar 26 2022 - May 15 2022

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Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY 13021

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