Paul Nigra Center to hold spring art show

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts unveiled its 2021 Spring Art Show, featuring works in a variety of media by artists from New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida. The show will be on display from today to March 25, with a public opening reception on Feb. 18.

The show will display 124 pieces by 45 artists. Featured artists include Bill Ackerbauer, Jeffrey John Ardizzone, Tiina Bockrath, Janene Bouck, Santiago Brion, Donald Cooper, Edward Cox, Isabella Cox, Ruth Crotty, Frances McLean Dorman, Terry Failing, Torrance Fish, Bob Fisher, Leslie Foss, Richard Freeman, Katey Germain, Christina Giza, Dolores Haberek, Deborah Handy, Carol M. Hesselink, Nancie Johnson, Elizabeth Knapp, Linda Kollar, Juliet Konieczny, Noah Lair, Gary Larsen, Sierra Luck, Morgan McFee, Edward Mills, John Morrette, Don Z. Muldovan, Paul M. Murray, Lynda Naske, Joy Pendlebury, Timothy Prendergast, Regina Quinn, Amy Silberkleit, Andrea Smrtic, Darlene Van Sickle, Karlene VanDeusen, Sean Walmsley, Gerald Wein and Janet Marie Yeates. The exhibition also includes collaborative pieces by artists from Saratoga Bridges Creative Endeavors Art Center and the Transitions program in Mayfield.

 Through the donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center, which grants them access to special events and discounts on classes, workshops and future gallery submissions. Award winners will be announced on the Nigra Arts Center Facebook page, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards are not able to be presented publicly.

A Meet the Artists Opening Reception is scheduled for Feb. 18, 3 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free reception to view the show and speak to some of the featured artists. Please be aware that there will be policies in place to ensure safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing measures and a limit of 50 visitors at a time inside the building. Visitors also must sign in and complete a brief screening questionnaire upon entering the Nigra Arts Center.

The public is also welcome to view the show at any time during its run. The Nigra Arts Center is located at 2736 Route 30, and its hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. gallery admission is a suggested $5 donation. members of the nigra arts center, children younger than 18 and participating artists are admitted for free. The show will also be available to view virtually on the Nigra Arts Center facebook page,, and website,, after the Feb. 18 opening reception.

The Nigra Arts Center offers annual memberships to anyone who seeks to support the arts and community events at the Center. Membership levels start at $25 per year and carry benefits such as discounted admission to classes and art exhibitions, mailing list access, invitations to special events, charitable tax deductions and more. For additional information about memberships and to sign up for one, visit or call (518) 661-9932.

For more information about this exhibition or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit

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