The 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 – Friday, 12-5pm & Saturday, 12-6pm
Docent-led gallery tours are available by appointment. Contact Kim McKoy at 914.428.4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tour today. Tours are scheduled Tuesdays – Saturdays in ArtsWestchester’s Gallery.
We accept exhibition proposals from Westchester-based artists.
Please call 914.428.4220 for more info.
ON VIEW AT ARTSWESTCHESTER
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.
October 1, 2016 – October 1, 2017
This year long exhibition is made possible, in part, with support from to Con Edison
Give Us The Vote
On View: October 10, 2017 – January 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2017 4-6pm
The idea that American democracy is government “by the people, for the people” is fundamental to our national identity, yet the history of who has access to the ballot box in America is troubled. The right to vote is the most contested in American democracy. “Give Us the Vote” is a contemporary art exhibition inspired by the one hundredth anniversary of the victory for women’s voting rights in New York State, and examines the state of voting rights in America today.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and to Westchester Medical Center
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|2017 • From the Streets||2017 • The Photographer’s Journey|
|2016-17 • Remedy||2016 • SHE:Deconstructing Female Identity|
|2015 • Revisiting Arcadia||2014 • Grace in Motion|
|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|
FROM THE STREETS
April 11 – July 17, 2017
Guest Curators: Marc Leader and Melissa McCaig-Wells
In partnership with 212 Arts, guest curators Marc Leader and Melissa McCaig-Wells present “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.
Click here for a complete list of programs and events related to “From the Streets”.
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY: A TRIBUTE TO LARRY SALLEY
February 24-March 17, 2017
In honor of the memory of Lawrence (Larry) Salley, ArtsWestchester and the African American Men of Westchester are proud to present The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley, a retrospective show of Larry’s photographic work.
Larry Salley was a modern day “Jazz Man”, being active in numerous organizations and activities. One of Larry’s deepest loves was photography. Wherever Larry went, he was armed with his camera ready to capture that special moment. His photographic oeuvre ranges from exotic landscapes, portraiture, floral abstractions, wildlife, and musical performances.
Along with his travels, Larry was also an avid lover of Jazz. His photographs are a colorful documentation of local Jazz and blues musicians that capture the energy and improvisational atmosphere of their performances.
October 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling
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.
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
SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity
March 15 – June 25, 2016
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling
SHE: 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
THROUGH THE DECADES: Picturing 50 Years in Westchester
October 4, 2015 – November 21, 2015
Through 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
REVISITING ARCADIA: Contemporary Landscapes
July 15, 2015 – August 29, 2015
Curated by: Lea Banks
ArtsWestchester, 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
50 FOR 50: New Works!
May 19, 2015 – June 20, 2015
Curated by: Kenise Barnes
50 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
CROSSING BORDERS: Memory & Heritage in a New America
March 15, 2015 – May 2, 2015
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling
The 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
DRAWING LINE INTO FORM: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection
October 3, 2014 – December 6, 2014
Curated by: Brian Lang
Drawing 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.
May 20, 2014 – August 16, 2016
Curated by: Patricia Miranda
STEAM 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
HATTITUDE: The Milliner in Culture & Couture
February 9, 2014 – April 12, 2014
Curated By: Kathleen Reckling, Judith Schwartz, PhD, Tom van Buren
HATtitude: 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
GRACE IN MOTION: Photographing Dance
January 9, 2014 – January 25, 2014
Grace 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
PUSHING THE LINE: Drawing in an Age of Anxiety
October 25, 2013 – November 30, 2013
Curated by: Neil Watson
Without 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
A HORSE, OF COURSE
September 13, 2013 – October 12, 2013
Curated by: Alan Reingold
A 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.
HURRICANE SANDY: Through the Lens of Local Photographers
March 21, 2013 – April 27, 2013
Curated by: Kathleen Reckling & Marc Weinstein
Superstorm 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
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
Organized 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