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exhibitionThe Janet G. Peckham Gallery located on the ground floor of the ArtsWestchester is more than just a spectacular room, it is a state of the art gallery. Since 2005, ArtsWestchester has been mounting an increasingly ambitious series of visual arts exhibitions, with a focus on artists that have a Westchester connection.

The Sally and Melvin Shenkman Gallery on the second floor also features exhibitions, occasionally separate and apart from exhibitions on view on the ground floor.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Attention artists!
We accept exhibition proposals from Westchester-based artists.
Please call 914.428.4220 for more info.

• On View at ArtsWestchester!
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ON VIEW AT ARTSWESTCHESTER

Laura Splan, Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft, 2000, latch hook on canvas, polyester filling, 11”x36”x11”

Laura Splan, Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft, 2000, latch hook on canvas, polyester filling, 11”x36”x11”

Remedy explores the many ways humankind attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments (mental, physical, and beyond) through art. Working across media, the contributing artists engage with the tools, institutions, and methods of healing, as well as the role artists and art can play in the process of personal and collective healing.

On View:
October 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

To learn more about the exhibition, participating artists and events, click here.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, with support from Westchester Medical Center

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Rendering by Susan Rowe Harrsion

Rendering by Susan Rowe Harrsion

 

Half Nature by Susan Rowe Harrison is a sweeping, monumental commission for ArtsWestchester’s palatial windows. Inspired by endangered species in Westchester County, the colorful and abstract landscape scene engages with contemporary discussions around sustainability and environmental conservation.

On View:
October 1, 2016 – October 1, 2017

This year long exhibition is made possible, in part, with support from to Con Edison

 

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

FROM THE STREET 
Spring 2017
Guest Curator: Marc Leader

Street Art In Brooklyn 13 by Monk October 2014In partnership with 212 Arts, guest curator Marc Leader presents “From the Streets”, a show that takes an in-depth look into the culture  and art of street artists.  “From the Streets”  traces the roots of our modern day fascination with street art culture and personas.  Starting with the early emergence of graffiti art and the rise of hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and early ’80s, the exhibition shows the rapid rise of urban culture through the art of the streets all the way up to the present day, where street art is now seen as a legitimate and accepted form of artistic expression with many of the street artists now entering the contemporary gallery setting.  Along with the history of this movement, “From the Streets” also address the socio-political and economic concerns/issues that initially ignited this underground culture, which ultimately has helped shape the mainstream culture of today.   “From the Streets” will be on view to the public during the spring of 2017.

Image credit: “Street Art In Brooklyn 13” by Monk, October 2014
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

2015 • Through the Decades! 2014 • HATtitude
2015 • Revisiting Arcadia 2014 • Grace in Motion
2015 • 50 for 50 2013 • Pushing the Line
2015 • Crossing Borders 2013 • A Horse, of Course
2014 • Drawing Line into Form 2013 • Hurricane Sandy
2014 • STEAM 2013 • Shore to Shore
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SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity
March 15 – June 25, 2016
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling

sheSHE: Deconstructing Female Identity explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. In an age that so heavily emphasizes identity, women of all ages struggle with the trappings of being female and with their own self-perception. SHE explores the concept that femininity, and gender generally, is a grand performance piece — a constant play between societal “norms” and self-definition.

For more information, visit artsw.org/she

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THROUGH THE DECADES: Picturing 50 Years in Westchester
October 4, 2015 – November 21, 2015
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling

image-1_playland-lake-cruise_alan-model_1985Through the Decades: Picturing 50 years in Westchester relives important moments in Westchester County’s last half century through the eyes of the people who experienced them: Westchester’s residents. It is fitting that this events are recalled to the public’s attention on the 50th anniversary of ArtsWestchester. This exhibition gives the viewer a chance to pause and reflect on how far Westchester County has travelled over the course of the years while at the same time providing an opportunity to envision where the county might end up in the future.

For more information, visit artsw.org/decades

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REVISITING ARCADIA: Contemporary Landscapes
July 15, 2015 – August 29, 2015
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling & Lea Banks

image-2_firstlight05_stefan-radtke_photo-credit-himArtsWestchester, located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains is not just the home of New York’s largest arts council—it is the home of about 20 artists and arts-related businesses. Why work in isolation when you can connect with your peers each day in the hallways and elevators at ArtsWestchester? We have studios for rent in a variety of sizes at prices well below market rates.

For more information, visit artsw.org/arcadia

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50 FOR 50: New Works!
May 19, 2015 – June 20, 2015
Curated by: Kenise Barnes

image-3_doyleacquitted_250 for 50: New Works! showcases the latest work by winners of ArtsWestchester’s prestigious 50 for 50 Award. Featuring many of Westchester’s most recognized, most active, and most cutting-edge visual artists, it is an exhibition celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of the county’s creative community.

For more information, visit artsw.org/50for50

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CROSSING BORDERS: Memory & Heritage in a New America
March 15, 2015 – May 2, 2015
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling

image-4_peter-sis-flying-man-cmykThe exhibition Crossing Borders: Memory & Heritage in a New America explores the artistic visions of a group of ten artists who are also immigrants or first generation Americans. Their homelands are faraway places like Iran, China, and South Africa. They struggle with issues of assimilation, heritage, and divided identities. The exhibition reminds the viewer that although our paths to America were different, our narratives are the same. While our heritages are diverse, our migration stories are both dominant and similar. Crossing Borders shows this shared American legacy of courage, humility, and memory that binds us together as common American citizens.

For more information, visit artsw.org/crossingborders

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DRAWING LINE INTO FORM: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection
October 3, 2014 – December 6, 2014
Curated by: Brian Lang

image-5_creed52580-cropped-todd-whiteDrawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection is a distinctive and expansive exhibition featuring museum-quality works by such notable names as Louise Bourgeois, Mark di Seuvro, Sol LeWitt and Maya Lin.

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STEAM
May 20, 2014 – August 16, 2016
Curated by: Patricia Miranda

image-6_4-divining-nature-_-installation-close-up-view-1STEAM is an exhibition that explores how science, technology, engineering, math and art overlap, interact, and innovate. Inspired in part by the STEM to STEAM dialogue in education, the exhibition highlights visual artists who embrace the interdisciplinary concepts of STEM to present imaginative works that are poetic, pragmatic, aesthetic and forward-thinking. Each has a deeply personal vision.

For more information, visit artsw.org/steam

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HATTITUDE: The Milliner in Culture & Couture
February 9, 2014 – April 12, 2014
Curated By: Kathleen Reckling, Judith Schwartz, PhD, Tom van Buren

image-7_hattitude_photoby-howard-goodmanHATtitude: the Milliner in Culture & Couture takes a sweeping approach to the position of hats in global cultures and its prominence in 20th and 21st-century fashion. At the core of the exhibition are extraordinary hats that push the boundaries of the wearable and transform the heads they adorn into living pedestals. Whether the minimalist trapezoidal form crafted by a Zulu woman in South Africa for cultural ceremonies or the fanciful and dramatic haute couture creations of Anya Caliendo, these hats are art.

For more information, visit artsw.org/hattitude

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GRACE IN MOTION: Photographing Dance
January 9, 2014 – January 25, 2014
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling

image-8_ellencrane_blue-cathedral-womenGrace in Motion brings together two vibrant artistic communities – of dance and the visual arts — through the compelling images of renowned local photographers Tracy Allan, Stephanie Berger, Ira Block, Ellen Crane and Mark Sadan.

For more information, visit artsw.org/grace

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PUSHING THE LINE: Drawing in an Age of Anxiety
October 25, 2013 – November 30, 2013
Curated by: Neil Watson

image-9_gabe-brown-untitled-314Without the aid of a ruler, it is impossible to draw a straight line. It bumps or waves or wanders off course. The artists of Pushing the Line: Drawing in an Age of Anxiety aren’t afraid of an imperfect line. Instead, they embrace the expressiveness, individuality, and potential of a line and unhinge our expectations of drawing as an artistic medium.

For more information, visit artsw.org/pushingtheline

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A HORSE, OF COURSE
September 13, 2013 – October 12, 2013
Curated by: Alan Reingold

image-10_olivia_robertson_untitledA Horse, of Course is a varied and appealing blend of styles and media, featuring the work of some 37 contemporary artists all known regionally and nationally for their equestrian art. The exhibiting photographers, painters, sculptors, and draftsmen look to the horse as a symbol of everything from power and wealth, to grace and beauty, to industry and perseverance. Each eclectic interpretation of the equestrian form reveals each artist’s unique vision and expression of the horse, inspired by his or her own experience with this majestic animal.

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HURRICANE SANDY: Through the Lens of Local Photographers
March 21, 2013 – April 27, 2013
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling & Marc Weinstein

image-11_tarrytown-marina-carnage_jaime-martoranoSuperstorm Sandy, which ravaged the metro New York area on Oct. 29-30, 2012, was the most significant event to strike the area in recent years. Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers brings to together more than fifty artists from the local Westchester area who photographed their experience of the super storm Hurricane Sandy. Together these photos that are documented in the show shed light on the numerous personal experiences that Westchester residents had to endure. Many of the photos focus on the effects of nature’s power while others show personal belongings that were lost or left behind.

For more information, visit artsw.org/sandy

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SHORE TO SHORE: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Westchester and Long Island
January 18, 2013 – March 9, 2013
Curated by: Tom van Buren & Nancy Solomon

image-12_1-ida-may-frame-bow-view_grey_cropOrganized in partnership with ArtsWestchester and Long Island Traditions, Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Westchester and Long Island focuses on the local marine history of the lower Hudson Valley region, dating from the late 18th century all the way up until the present. Presenting the viewer with not only the history of boat building, but also the aesthetics that go into this unique craft, which use to play such an influential part in the local economy, the show presents a range of various boating models and accompanying artwork that reflect this rich local tradition. In addition, Shore to Shore offers viewers a portal onto the craft and business of making and maintaining boats in a fluid economy.

For more information, visit artsw.org/shore

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