CNR Presents The Westchester Biennial 2012
03/19/2012 

The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) Castle Gallery will host The Westchester Biennial 2012 – a juried exhibit featuring 20 Westchester artists. Selections of paintings, installation, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and works on paper created in the last two years will be on view at CNR’s Castle Gallery beginning Tuesday, March 27, through June 17, 2012. The exhibit will open with a reception on April 15 from 2-4 p.m.

This is the eighth juried art exhibition that began in 1998 to showcase recent work by both emerging and established artists throughout Westchester County. It is the only show of its kind open exclusively to Westchester County artists. Works submitted must have been created within the last two years (2010-2011).

The goal of this exhibition is to “Showcase recent work by both emerging and established artists throughout Westchester County,” according to Katrina Rhein, Director of Castle Gallery. 

Artists selected (from approximately 100 applicants this year) for The Westchester Biennial 2012 exhibit have been chosen by a prestigious and experienced panel of jurors, including: Chana Benjamin, visual artist (photography, video) and founder, president/ director of New Century Artists, Inc., New York, NY; Mary Birmingham, curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; and Ruth Hardinger, visual artist (sculpture, installation, mixed media) and environmental activist, New York, NY.

Westchester exhibitors include:

PAINTING
   Ivy Dachman                       Croton on Hudson
   Galina Dargery                     Tuckahoe
   Jessika Hamilton                   Harrison
   Patricia Horing                      Larchmont
          
SCULPTURE
   Michael Anthony Natiello        Garrison
          
MIXED MEDIA
   Christine Shannon Aaron       Larchmont
   Tim Grajek                           Sleepy Hollow
   Yen-Hua Lee                         Scarsdale
   Leslie Madigan                       Hastings on Hudson
   Alex Masket                          New Rochelle
   Charles McGill                       Peekskill
   Avery Syrig                          Cortlandt Manor

INSTALLATION
   Tomoko Abe                         Rye

PHOTOGRAPHY
   Arnold Kastenbaum               Mamaroneck
   Diane Mitchell & Marko Gosar Yonkers
   Daniel Willner                       Katonah

WORKS ON PAPER
   Larry Blizard                        Dobbs Ferry
   Douglas Freeman                 Yonkers
   Rima Grad                           Larchmont
   Elena Grajek                        Sleepy Hollow
          

For general information, tours, and directions to the Castle Gallery and The College of New Rochelle, please call (914) 654-5423. Castle Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays and major holidays.