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Graphic Element The Senior Art Exhibition is an annual event showcasing the talents and accomplishments of the B.F.A. graduating class of the SUNY Plattsburgh Art Department. The participants exhibit works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. The show represents the culmination of the studentsí undergraduate education, which begins with a broadly based introductory curriculum in the visual arts and art history and builds towards the body of work presented here. The students are to be commended for their devotion to their art and for the many long hours of studio and classroom effort necessary to achieve such excellent results. These emerging artists are also responsible for the conception and realization of the show, including the production of this catalogue. Their intellectual capability, aesthetic judgment, and creative strength are thus well represented in every aspect of the exhibit.
The faculty of the Art Department would also like to convey its gratitude to the Director and staff of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum for their assistance in bringing this project to fruition. Their generous expenditure of time and effort on our studentsí behalf is much appreciated.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Art Department invites the college and community to enjoy our studentsí exciting work and to join us in congratulating them on this impressive achievement.
Karen Blough, Art Department Chair
Graphic Element The museum is pleased to present the creative work of the BFA class of 2011. The students have invested an enormous amount of time over the past four years to discover the medium that best illustrates their inner lives and present it to us, the viewer, for inspiration.
Members of the class have worked together on the development and execution of this exhibit and the accompanying publication and programs. With the dedicated support of their Art Department faculty sponsors, each student has shown maturity and growth in their work that will prepare them for advanced study in their area of concentration.
The Plattsburgh State Art Museum staff takes great pride in our collaboration with Art Department faculty to present the achievements of our students.
To our students, we offer our congratulations.
Cecilia Esposito, Museum Director
Museum Study Minors and Senior BFA Exhibition Coordinators
Graphic Element Our academic histories in museum studies, art and anthropology combine to offer us unique experiences and opportunities in the museum world. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the collaborative efforts to execute the 2011 Senior BFA Exhibition. We look forward to this experience and the opportunity to apply our education to showcase a great exhibit. Our individual academic concentrations and internships have allowed each of us to take away unique experiences that we may apply to our future goals and career development.
At this point we express our sincere gratitude to the Plattsburgh State Art Museum and also to each of the artists who have been involved in the Spring 2011 Senior BFA Exhibition for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful show. Best of luck to you all.
Graphic Element As an art history and anthropology student, I have been able to see art through many different perspectives. I have learned that art can be both expressive and revealing. As I pursue a career in museum education, I want to use art to look at varying cultures; I hope to be able to promote art appreciation and encourage a sense of world awareness.Though I have experience working in an art museum, this opportunity to assist with the senior BFA show is unique because I am able to work one-on-one with the artists and be a part of the behind-the-scenes team. I look forward to being able to use this experience as I move forward in the museum world.
Brittany Galbraith
Graphic Element My focus within anthropology has drifted to physical applications, particularly archaeology, and my focus in museum work has been distinctly historical. This has meant that this show has been not just an opportunity to apply the knowledge I have cultivated in the past three years here at Plattsburgh State, but also a chance to experience the museum world through an art perspective for the first time. In this sense I have been incredibly lucky to get that experience while working side by side with the artists- my fellow students. As I prepare for graduation and begin making plans for a future in museum work I know that the experience of the 2011 Senior BFA Exhibition and all that we have learned and accomplished here together will prove to be invaluable.
Janelle Jaeger
Graphic Element The past few years I have spent at SUNY as an art student have been rewarding for me in a variety of ways. Working within the photography and drawing concentrations have not only allowed me to refine my skills, but to grow artistically with a very distinct group of amazing artists. Art has always been a staple in my life, and assisting in the B.F.A show is a fulfilling way for me to encourage appreciation for art, and the hard work that goes into producing it. I hope to be involved with the exhibition of such creations for the rest of my working career. Being a part of introducing this next generation of artists to the public offers a stepping stone to my desired profession as well as a memorable experience.
Adrienne Reisman


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