June 2, 2023 - November 4, 2023
“TAG, YOU’RE IT!” Opening Reception: June 2 (Fri) at 6-7:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch | View the art and enjoy a performance by The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio. The performance is co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association. Dates & Hours: June 3 through Nov. 4, 2023 | During branch open hours Location: Pine Hills Branch, exhibition pieces displayed throughout the building About the Exhibition: APL celebrates the 100th anniversary of its 1923 founding this year, and the 1920s are when the Surrealists developed a collaborative parlor game known as “Exquisite Corpse.” To celebrate this enduring communal artistic exercise, we invited artists to complete one of three sections of the body (head/torso/legs) in an orchestrated and “blind” mail exchange. Seventy six artists from the Capital Region and beyond accepted the challenge, and we will get to see their 25 collaborative drawings for the first time this evening. The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio will perform, co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association with our heartfelt thanks! This event is part of First Friday Albany. Artists: Yura Adams, Fern Apfel, Polly Apfelbaum, David Austin, Ever Baldwin, Richard Barlow, Sharon Bates, David Behl, Judith Braun, Farrell Brickhouse, Donnabelle Casis, Beth Casper, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Pauline Decarmo, Andrew Evans, Jean Feinberg, Rebecca Flis, Peg Foley, Rich Garrison, Danny Goodwin, Kathy Greenwood, Niki Haynes, Andrea Hersh, Juan Hinojosa, Natasha Holmes, Tana Kellner, Jenny Kemp, Anna Kenar, Hedya Klein, Chad Kleitsch, Henry Klimowicz, Lucretia Knapp, Jacqueline Lake- Sample, Madison LaVallee, Jessica Loy, Iain Machell, Jeff Mack, Willie Marlowe, Mindy McDaniel, Josh McPhee, Catherine McTague, Jeanna Mead, Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr, Paul Miyamoto, Laura Moriarty, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Sara Farrell Okamura, Fernando Orellana, Ruby Palmer, Ahndraya Parlato, Giselle Potter, Tatiana Potts, Ken Ragsdale, Steve Rein, Ben Schwab, Dana Sela, Claire Sherwood, Gail Skudera, Greg Slick, Kamilla Talbot, Kim Tateo, Christina Tenaglia, Melissa Thorne, Barbara Todd, Rebekah Tolley, Rebecca Shepard, Stephen Tyson, Anya Ulinich, Jason Kates van Staveren, Hanna Washburn, Jeff Wigman, Immanuel Williams, Lynne Yamamoto, Deborah Zlotsky THE ART AT APL PROGRAM Art at APL, which is curated by Opalka Gallery, is a fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. The program, which began in 2013, integrates professional artwork into public spaces within the library, enriches the library experience, and gives visitors something interesting and educational to look at while they browse the collections. Art at APL is funded in part by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library.
Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards - Museum of History and Industry
June 4, 2023 - September 5, 2023
Museum of History and Industry
The Behnke Foundation, Cornish College of the Arts, and the Museum of History and Industry are proud to announce that this year, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Neddy Artist Award, we will be presenting a major exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Curated by Negarra A. Kudumu, ‘Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards’ features 34 of the past Neddy grand prize award recipients – some of the most significant Northwest visual artists of the last quarter century. Celebrating a broad range of creativity, this exhibition of contemporary artworks highlights the fruits of creative growth and community-driven support that the Neddy Artist Award program has fostered for the last 25 years.
Hybridity - February 25 - May 4, 2023 The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
February 25, 2023 - May 4, 2023
Curated by Audra Lambert at ANTE Projects.
MASS MoMA: Artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley
April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
TurnPark Art Space
MASS MoMA: Artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley curated by LabSpace (artist/curators Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres will open at TurnPark Art Space on Saturday, April 1st from 3pm to 5PM! This exhibition will showcase 40 artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley MA: Yura Adams, Reed Anderson, Susannah Auferoth, Richard Britell, Donnabelle Casis, Brantner Deatley, Shoshana Deatley, Carol Diehl, Katharine Dufault, Grigori Fateyev, Jacob Fossum, Jared Gelormino, Sean Greene, GUZMAN, Brece Honeycutt, Wayne Hopkins, Jane Hudson, Susan Jennings, Philip Knoll, Seth Koen, Ellie Kreischer, Zohar Lazar, Sharon Ligorner, Sue Muskat, Cassi Namoda, Barbara Neulinger, Sara Farrell Okamura, Hideyo Okamura, Mark Olshansky, Kristen Palazzo, Ron Ronan, Alexander Ross, Karin Schaefer, Katy Schneider, Katia Santibañez, Julie Shapiro, James Siena, Shira Toren, Cathy Wysocki, Geoffrey Young The exhibition will run from April 1st to April 30th. This event marks the unofficial opening of TurnPark’s 7th season. The galleries will be open every Saturday and Sunday in April from 1pm to 5pm. Untitled (221-11), gouache on paper, 20 x 16 inches, 2021
April 4, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State University
Curated by Kim Carlino. Opening reception April 13, 2023, 4 - 6 PM at Arno Maris Art Gallery, Westfield State University.
Tintillation - An Exploration of Color
September 12, 2022 - January 6, 2023
DONNABELLE CASIS | OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY OCTOBER 14th 6-8pm Live jazz piano by Rob Fontana *Masks are recommended. Donnabelle Casis is a Filipina-American woman artist working in Western Massachusetts. She is fascinated by visual perception and how meaning is derived from what we see. Casis looks for hidden geometries which may connect discrete perspectives to form a greater whole. Her current works explore the relationship of personal identity to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. Donnabelle draws from various sources such as Filipino tribal tattoos and textiles, facial recognition software, cosmology and the philosophy of metaphysics, among others. Filipino tribal imagery is tied to storytelling, marks of accomplishment, and societal roles. Facial recognition software maps physical characteristics which determine one’s visual identity. Her interest in the tangible universe and what transcends experience helps her understand her place in the world and beyond. Donnabelle earned an MFA in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle. She primarily works as a painter, but she has recently explored creating interactive, kinetic sculpture installations. She will install a version of "Kinetic Peripatetic" at Click Workspace to be experienced for one night only during the opening reception on October, 14th. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the US and abroad at venues including Platform Gallery, PULP, Albany Center Gallery, Tacoma Art Museum, Newport Art Museum, among others. Donnabelle has received numerous awards and grants, including the Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting granted by the Behnke Foundation, and grants from the Northampton Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work is included in several public and private collections. Additionally, she hosts a weekly radio segment called ArtBeat Report which highlights local artists and arts organizations on Fridays on the Bill NewmanShow/WHMP. Donnabelle is also co-curator at the ArtSalon and is a Board member of Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity. She also founded and continues to produce an annual community arts street festival called Florence Night Out. Here is a video of her recent kinetic art installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBRiZy_zwTs&t=352s A profile on NEPM's Connecting Point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1aApLiDTcI A recent conversation at STCC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr5kdSQ0VCc See the installation in motion here:
Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational - Albany Center Gallery
May 6, 2022 - June 4, 2022
Albany Center Gallery
Annually, The Albany Center Gallery selects artists from the previous year’s Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibit, a rotating, juried exhibition. The Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region show highlights the work of some of the best visual artists in the region and is always one of the area’s most prestigious and popular shows. For the first time in the exhibition’s history, the 2021 Mohawk-Hudson Regional was hosted at three separate locations, each of which had a different juror selecting work. 97 artists were selected to have their work on display this past fall at Albany Center Gallery, Opalka Gallery, and/or the Albany International Airport Gallery from a submission pool of over 500 regional artists. The gallery is honored to provide these seven accomplished and distinguished artists with an opportunity to showcase their work in greater depth. The 2022 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational is curated by ACG Curatorial Associate Jennie Tang. The exhibition is made possible by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff; and Kevin Dubner, Partner & Wealth Manager at Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC. Additional support is provided by Rita & Daniel Papandrea and the New York Council on the Arts with the Support of the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature.
Kinetic Peripatetic: A Mobile Art Installation
April 30, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
The Amy H Carberry Fine Arts Gallery will open on Saturday, April 30 for an opening reception from 12noon to 4pm. This event is free and open to the public. The first week in May the gallery will be open to visitors interested in seeing the new work created by Donnabelle Casis. Gallery hours: Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 10am to 1pm Wednesday, May 4, 12noon - 3pm Thursday, May 5, 11am - 2pm Friday, May 6, 10am - 1pm Photo credit: Richard Getler
Amy H. Carberry Gallery Artist in Residence - April 1 - 30, 2022
April 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
I'm excited to spend the month of April as an Artist-in-Residence at the Amy H. Carberry Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College. I will use the gallery space to create a 20 x 6 ft hanging mobile installation as an exploration into manifesting my ideas with sculptural materials. You can hear about my process during a Zoom conversation on April 26th from 11-11:45 am. Watch here. STCC’s Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery Announces Inaugural Artist-in-Residence with Visual Artist, Donnabelle Casis SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Time and space can be two important elements to a visual artist who wants to experiment and create innovative work. For the month of April in the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College, Florence artist Donnabelle Casis will have both time and space to create, explore, and produce new work. This inaugural artist-in-residence opportunity is a unique experience for both artist and gallery; her art studio in Florence was too small for large-scale work, and since the pandemic, the gallery has been exploring ways to both serve and support local and regional artists in non-traditional ways; first, in the form of virtual interviews, and second, in this “gallery as a studio space” opportunity. Donnabelle Casis, whose artwork was first installed at the Carberry Gallery in March 2020 only to close after two days due to the pandemic, is a Filipina-American artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Washington, and her work has been included in national and international solo and group exhibitions. Casis has received numerous awards and grants, including the Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting granted by the Behnke Foundation and grants from the Northampton Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work is included in several public and private collections. Throughout the month of April, the 1,000 square foot Carberry Gallery will serve as an art studio for Donnabelle Casis while she explores new and larger materials. Casis explains, “My interest in the tangible universe and what transcends experience helps me understand my place in the world and beyond.” Trained as a painter, she plans to use the gallery/studio space to expand on her mastery of 2-dimensional artwork to include large 3-dimensional artwork. She will be working in the gallery, which is closed to the public while she creates her large-scale hanging mobile. The gallery will reopen on Saturday, April 30 for an opening reception from 12noon to 4pm. This event is free and open to the public. The first week in May the gallery will be open to visitors interested in seeing the new work created by Donnabelle Casis. Gallery hours: Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 10am to 1pm Wednesday, May 4, 12noon - 3pm Thursday, May 5, 11am - 2pm Friday, May 6, 10am - 1pm Her current paintings explore the relationship of personal identity to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. She draws from various sources such as Filipino tribal tattoos and textiles, facial recognition software, cosmology, and the philosophy of metaphysics, among others. Filipino tribal imagery is tied to storytelling, marks of accomplishment, and societal roles. Facial recognition software maps physical characteristics which determine one’s visual identity. Casis says, “I am fascinated by visual perception and how meaning is derived from what we see. I look for hidden geometries that may connect discrete perspectives to form a greater whole.” Carberry Conversations, presented by Springfield Technical Community College’s Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, continues on Monday, April 26 at 11am with a virtual conversation between artist-in-residence Donnabelle Casis and associate professor and gallery coordinator Sondra Peron. Link to the Monday, April 26, 11am Zoom interview: stcc.io/conversations All Carberry Conversations are free and open to the public via Zoom. Carberry Conversations is a series of virtual talks throughout the academic year between Peron and several exhibiting artists whose work has been on view at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery since 2013. Conceived in response to the ongoing pandemic, these conversations function as a space to connect working artists and photographers to STCC and the Greater Springfield community covering a wide variety of topics including, origin stories, the impact of current events on artistic process, and the function of art and photography during times of crisis. This special artist-in-residence exhibition and all associated events are supported in part by the School of Liberal and Professional Studies (LAPS) and the Fine Arts (A.A.) program. About the Gallery The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College features works by artists of local and national repute as well as STCC student work. The gallery is located in Building 28, first floor, on the Pearl Street side of the STCC campus. The gallery is supported in part by funding from the School of Liberal and Professional Studies. Find the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on Facebook or follow on Twitter @STCCArtGallery. About Springfield Technical Community College Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequaled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science, and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity. For more information about STCC, visit www.stcc.edu. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@S_T_C_C). Photo credit: Isabella Dellolio https://www.facebook.com/isabelladelloliophotography Donnabelle's Studio Photo Credit: Isabella Dellolio Photography
Matrix & Mycelia: paintings by Donnabelle Casis and ceramics by Robbie Heidinger
November 1, 2021 - December 3, 2021
Pulp is pleased to announce a two-person show , Matrix & Mycelia with paintings by Donnabelle Casis and Ceramics by Robbie Heidinger. Catalogues are available. See the exhibit here.
Trinity College Exhibit Features Works of Symmetry
A review on Medium by Dr. Melissa Phruksachart
Cultural Cousins A Show of LatinX and Filipinx Artists at ChaShaMa
Hyperallergic lists Cultural Cousins as an event pick! https://hyperallergic.com/508487/latinx-and-filipinx-diasporas-unite-in-a-new-exhibition/
ArtBeat Report on The Bill Newman Show
In 2019, local artist Betsy Stone invited me to take over as the new ArtBeat Radio Host on The Bill…
Filipino American Artists Directory
Honored to be included in the beautiful publication created by Janna añonuevo langholz.