Cecilia M. Esposito|
Director, Plattsburgh State Art Museum
The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is a program of the College with a mission to collect,
study, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and publish original works of art; to advance the
academic goals of the College; and to contribute to the campus climate of the College
and the cultural education of the northern New York and southeastern Canadian region.
The Museum is pleased to present the creative work of the B.F.A. class of 2014 and the
exhibition of work from the permanent collection, curated by the Museum Studies Minors.
The Studio Art students have invested an enormous amount of time over the past four
years to discover the media that best illustrates their inner selves and present it to us,
the viewer, for inspiration. The Museum Studies Minors, coming from various programs
on campus including History, Anthropology, Art History, and the Sciences, to share a
goal of working in a museum.
Members of the class have worked together on the development and execution of the
exhibits and the accompanying publications and programs. With the dedicated support
of their faculty sponsors, all of the BFA students have shown maturity and growth in
their work that will prepare them for advanced study in their areas of concentration.
The Museum staff takes great pride in our collaboration with department faculty to
present the achievements of our students.
To our students, we offer our congratulations.
Chair Art Department
The Senior Art Exhibition is the culmination of years of work by the students of the
Art Department at SUNY Plattsburgh Many students have been with us since they
were freshmen, while others joined us at various stages in their college career, but all
have become an important part of the close community that is our department. Like
the families that have lent us their loved ones for a short while, we are both excited
and proud to see the best of their students’ work displayed in this senior show.
The faculty joins me as we commend our students on this culmination of countless
hours of studio work and study. The students have shown a great strength of
character, combining self-reflection, artistic expression, and in-depth study in
pursuit of the perfection of their skills. The depth of their intellectual capability,
aesthetic judgment, and creative output is well represented in this exhibition.
The faculty of the Art Department would also like to express its gratitude to the
Director and staff of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum for taking the time and effort
required for this event, and for guiding the students through to its successful
conclusion. We appreciate all they do in support of our students.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Art Department invites the college and community to enjoy our
students’ work and to join us in congratulating them on this impressive achievement.