Chair, Art Department
The Senior Art Exhibition is an annual event showcasing the
talents and accomplishments of the BFA. 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 students’ 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 students’
behalf is much appreciated.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Art Department invites the college and
community to enjoy our students’ exciting work and to join us in
congratulating them on this impressive achievement.
Cecilia M. Esposito|
Director, Plattsburgh State Art Museum
The museum is pleased to present the creative work of the BFA Class of 2010. 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.
Erik B Genalo|
Andrea M Sheerer
Denise M Treacy
Museum Study Minors and Senior BFA Exhibition Co-coordinators
As Museum Studies Minors, we have learned so much about our field. Through the many different
internships that we have all held and our diverse majors, we have been able to put what
we’ve learned to the test in a real museum setting. But, for us, the BFA show is a new and exciting
opportunity because, even through we have learned so much from our past experiences, this is
something that is very new to all of us. Now we get to work on a show that involves our peers and
get to work closely with them, as well.
We are now able to take the skills that we have amassed from both our classroom experiences
and from our internships and put them into this project. It’s a whole different experience when you
work with your peers because each of us has something different to bring to the table, and from
having many classes together we have come to know each other and work well with one another.
We are very grateful to both to the Plattsburgh State Art Museum and the Art Department for allowing
us the opportunity to have this much involvement in the BFA show. For us, this hands-on
experience is a critical tool to help us learn even more about the museum field and provides us
with the beginning steps in a career in the museum field. We’re proud to be a part of all we have
done for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Museum Studies Minor and look forward to applying this knowledge
in other internships and also in our future careers.
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The Senior BFA Art Exhibition Class of 2010 would like to thank
the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in
the planning, execution and support of this exhibition and catalogue.
Dr. Peter Conrad & Janice Marchut Conrad
George and Nina Winkel Endowment
Plattsburgh State Art Museum Friends of Art
Special Program Funds, Offices of the President and Vice-Presidents
College Auxiliary Services
State of New York
Student Association; Jacob Premo, Vice-President for the Arts
Phil Gramling, Queen City Printers
The Faculty and Staff of the Art Department
The Staff of the Art Museum
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David Driver (website)
Font: Helvetica, Public Gothic Square
Printed in an edition of 1000
Queen City Printers Inc. Burlington, Vt.
Copyright © 2010 Plattsburgh State Art Museum
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The Plattsburgh State Art Department awards two art studio
degrees: the B.F.A. and the B.A. The B.F.A. is an intensive professional
degree that prepares students for careers in art or graduate
study in fine arts or graphic design. The B.A. degree permits
students to combine in-depth study in studio art with broader liberal
studies, a second major, or a minor. Every art major elects at least
one studio area of concentration with a focus on building a mature
level of creative expression.
Art Department Faculty and Staff
Karen Blough, PH.D, Art History, Chair
Dennis Costanzo, Ph.D, Art History
Diane Fine, Printmaking
Andrew Goerlitz, Sculpture
Sue Lezon, Photography
Beryl Matthews, Ceramics
Richard Mikkelson, Drawing and Painting
W. David Powell, Graphic Design
Peter Russom, Drawing and Painting
Norman Taber, Graphic Design
Kim Hall-Stone, Secretary
Art Department Home Page
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State University of New York College at Plattsburgh prepares a diverse
student population for a wide range of professional careers
by providing undergraduates with a strong foundation in the liberal
arts, graduate students with advanced professional preparation,
and all students with a citizenship within a global community.
We take advantage of the natural surroundings including Lake
Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, in selected academic
programs and courses, in recreational activities, and in community
involvement and services.
The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is comprised of over 10,000
works of art and artifacts in several permanent collections ranging
from antiquities to contemporary art. The collections are displayed
within our main galleries, a developing sculpture park
and exhibition areas throughout campus in our Museum Without
Art Museum Staff
Cecilia M. Esposito, Director
David Driver, Preparator-Collections Manager
Marguerite Eisinger, Docent Coordinator-Kent Collector Editor
Eric Rucker, Museum Collections Specialist
Marge Quesnell, Secretary
Plattsburgh State Art Museum Home Page
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