Practice What You Teach: The Sage College of Albany Art + Design Faculty Show

January 16 to February 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6 – 8 pm with
performances by Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company throughout the gallery starting at 6:30 pm
Exhibition Tour: Thursday, February 8, 5:00 pm
Student Reception: Tuesday, January 23, 5-7 pm

Natasha Holmes, Move Along from the Unwrapped series, 2015

Natasha Holmes, Move Along from the Unwrapped series, 2015


The Department of Art + Design at Sage College of Albany is a NASAD-accredited, four-year co-educational program offering degrees in Graphic + Media Design, Interior + Spatial Design, and Art + Extended Media. The faculty is comprised of artists in working in multiple media–sound, photo, graphic and interior design, printmaking, sculpture, and painting.

Featuring recent works by Lynn Capirsello, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, William Fillmore, Eleazar Hernández, Natasha Holmes, Sean Hovendick,  Willie Marlowe, Melinda McDaniel, Matthew McElligott, Leah Rico, Terrence Tiernan, and Gary Shankman.

Effects That Aren’t Special: The 40th Annual Photography Regional

March 15, 2018 through April 22, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8 pm
Curator Tour: Thursday, March 15, 5 pm
Curator Lecture: Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm
Student Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 5-7 pm

Photograph by Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern

Photograph by Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern


Curated by Tim Davis

For the 40th Annual Photography Regional, we return to a curated format in order to get a deeper look at smaller number of regional artists working in photography. Curated by artist Tim Davis, professor of photography at Bard College. Effects That Aren’t Special is a way to describe the sense that photography is a tool for describing the everyday in a way that we never easily acclimate to. Special effects are aesthetic tools that grab us, but almost always feel like filigree or decoration, abandoning our attention. The artists in this show employ optical, conceptual, or essential effects that we never get used to and that move to heart of the matter, defining the work rather than selling it to us. The show features generous selections from each artist, as well as a catalog with an essay by the curator.

BFA Exhibition

May 4, 2018 through June 11, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 pm

This annual showcase features work by seniors in the Sage College of Albany Art + Design BFA programs: Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design and Graphic + Media Design. The Annual BFA Exhibition offers a glimpse of the best of what the BFA programs at Sage have to offer.