Current Exhibition

37th Annual Photography Regional

March 3 - April 19, 2015

Opening Reception:
March 6, 6-8 pm

Photography Regional Postcard

The Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus is pleased to present The 37th Annual Photography Regional. Since 1979, the annual Photo Regional has served to highlight both emerging and established artists within a 150 mile radius of Albany. The exhibition runs from March 3 to April 19 with a reception on March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.   

The exhibition was juried by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison and features the work of 39 photographers selected from an open call for entries: Jim Allen, Jess Ayotte, Laura Brodsky, Beau Comeaux, Kayla Coons, Jean Dahlgren, Han Dogan, Treha Myth Downey, Michael Farrell, Steven Fink, Jeremy Fink, Jeanne Finley, Connie Frisbee Houde, Rachel Gagnon, George Guarino, Daesha Devon Harris, Stacey Hawkins, Stephen Honicki, Michael Hotchkiss, Scott Keidong, Matthew Klein, Paige Lescault, Michelle Mainella, Iris Mulhern, Clifford Oliver, Julie Pamkowski, Jill PeckVona, Katherine Petit, Branson Quenzer, Luba Ricket, Susan Sabino, Tom Santelli, Erin Shipley, George Simmons, Brittany Valick, Lawrence White, Brian Williams, Yaging Xie, and Liv Zabka.

37th Annual Photo Regional Award Winners:

Opalka Gallery Jurors' Award - $250
Daesha Devon Harris for all work

Opalka Gallery Director’s Award - $150
Erin Shipley for "Yielding Defects #3"

Morningside Gallery Award - $150
Clifford Oliver for "Rock Doves"

Carrie Haddad Gallery Award - $100
Beau Comeaux for all work

Jim Richard Wilson Memorial Award - $100
Matthew Klein for "Oh Darling"

Alacrity Frame Workshop Award - $75
Jeanne Finley for "Rally and March for Aref and Hossain"

Arlene’s Artist Materials Award - $50
Luba Ricket for "Softly Sweeping"

Photo-graphics Student Award - $50
Michelle Mainella for all work

The Tech Center at the Sage Colleges Student Award - $25
Jess Ayotte for all work

The Opalka Gallery thanks the sponsors who have contributed to this year's awards:

About the Jurors:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, a husband and wife duo, are known for surrealistic work that considers the interaction between humans and the environment. The ParkeHarrisons have exhibited and lectured widely and their work is included in numerous museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Website: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison


Marwencol PosterMarwencol (2010)
Thursday, March 26, 6:30pm
$5.00, Free with Sage College Student ID
Discount rates available to student groups from other schools

This award-winning documentary profiles Mark Hogencamp, an ordinary man whose recovery after a vicious beating involved building and photographing a fictional 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard.

16photographs16 Photographs at Ohrdruf (2013)
Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
Director Matthew Nash will be present for a Q&A after the screening

Matthew Nash's documentary explores the secrets contained in 16 horrific photographs taken by the filmmaker’s grandfather during WWII. Mr. Nash will host a Q&A session following the screening. Presented in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.