Seeing Ithaca
Through the eyes of artists

This year State of the Art Gallery Ithaca will again be sponsoring Seeing Ithaca: Through the Eyes of Artists. It will take place during the month of August 2024. Last year’s event included nine galleries, each gallery exhibiting art on the broad theme “Seeing Ithaca”. This year we are expanding the scope to include galleries, artists with studios, and art related businesses. Stay tuned for more information!

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Andrew Gillis

I have been photographing in Ithaca since 1970, primarily in black and white. My focus has been mostly the revealing details rather than large sweeping vistas, and most of my work consists of toned fiber base silver prints made from 4×5 negatives.

Open August 10.

Annie Sheng

I am a Finger Lakes based visual artist who specializes in bold acrylic, gouache, and sumi ink paintings, often speculative and narrative in nature, as well as other media, such as ceramics, found objects, and digital art. I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology at Cornell University in 2022 and my paintings reflect my interest in mythology, foodways, the natural world, ecology and human connection.

Open August 10.

Atelyay

Atelyay is a small art space with a drive to support and encourage artists of all ages and experience levels. Atelyay offers art classes, workshops, and private lessons as well as exhibitions.

Austin MacRae

I specialize in acrylic landscapes featuring local scenes.

Open August 10.

Barbara Harrison

As a visual artist, I wander the environs, eyes in motion–delving into textures, patterns, colors, and lines painted by light. Expanding the view a scene presents by altering perspective. Exploring patterns of illumination, the observer has a chance to visualize the possibilities, rather than what is.

Open August 10.

Carla Stetson

I live and work in the countryside of New York state in a converted barn that is home to quite a few wild creatures besides its human occupants. My partner and I have a small apiary (Sky Barn Bees) and harvest honey. My work reflects how human and natural realms are entangled in fascinating, marvelous, multiple and necessary ways. Global concerns about our environment along with our interdependence with creatures that are often deemed insignificant gives rise to themes I explore in large scale drawings, mixed media and sculptural works.

Open August 10.

Andrew Gillis

Open August 10.

Annie Sheng

Open August 10.

Austin MacRae

Open August 10.

Barbara Harrison

Open August 10.

Carla Stetson

Open August 10.

Carlton J. Manzano

I work in oils on canvas or board, creating impressionistic landscape paintings.

Open August 10.

Carol LaBorie

I work primarily in textiles, fiber, paper, and mixed media such as encaustics. When you visit my studio you will discover a variety of colorful handspun yarn, hand-dyed silk scarves, botanical prints, felted paper, felted handbags, and fiber sculptures. I enjoy showing and telling visitors about the processes that I use in my artwork.

Open August 10.

Casey Shepherd

My art is my passion, I dabble in a bit of everything, but I love to dedicate my time to my resin paintings and chess sets. My paintings consist of safe epoxy resin, alcohol ink, mica powders, genuine crystals and gemstones, as well as live edge wood in some pieces. I focus a lot on nature and the oceans.

Open August 10.

Cathy Emilian

Over the last couple of years I have been re-exploring drawing and watercolor painting. I am just starting with acrylic painting and am looking forward to seeing where this will lead me. Please join me at my Cabbage House Studio. My friend, potter Perri Lopinto, will be there as well with some of her work.

Open August 10.

Community Arts Partnership

For over 30 years, our grants, programs, and services have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Community School of Music and Arts

Our exhibit for August will be Resonance. This unique exhibit redefines the traditional visual-centric approach to art by focusing on sensory elements that enable individuals to explore and appreciate art in innovative ways. The exhibit features a carefully curated collection of tactile artworks, sculptures, and installations inviting visitors to engage with the pieces through senses other than vision.

Corners Gallery

Paintings by Rosalyn Richards and Sculpture by Jamie Banes will be on view in August.

MIX Art Gallery & Event Space

MIX Art Gallery is an ever evolving art gallery and event space featuring contemporary art for your home or office. See featured artists in the gallery space, on the Ithaca Commons, or shop all artists work online at our web site.

Petrune Gallery/Studio

Petrune Gallery/Studio is an exhibition space and the studio workshop of Domenica Brockman. Hours may vary—open most Saturdays, and by appointment. Check website for details.

State of the Art Gallery

We are a cooperative fine art gallery operated by our members from the Finger Lakes region of New York, seeking to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our community. Information about our members and their contacts can be found at our members page.

Atelyay

Grayhaven Motel

The Inlet Valley Arts Center hosts a monthly gallery show in the lounge of the Grayhaven Motel. The Grayhaven Motel is a boutique, mid century modern motel hosting travellers in 18 rooms. For August, our featured art is Wind, Waves and Water: Seneca Stone Art by Michael Callahan.

Handwork

Handwork is owned and staffed by its artist members. Our shop features a plethora of fine handcrafted goods and home decor, including pottery, woodwork, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, and more. Please visit our website for more information.

Ithaca Print Commons

Ithaca Print Commons is an art space in downtown Ithaca, New York, dedicated to providing access, education, and print services to the Ithaca community and beyond through workshops, exhibitions, and more. Get in on the fun at Ithaca Print Commons.

The Frame Shop

We will be featuring the work of local artist Laurel Guy during the month of August. You might find Laurel on the side of the road or standing out in a field in either Ithaca, New York, or Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York and the Southwest couldn’t be more different and yet they both inspire her. It’s about the sky. The hills. The color. Her car is always packed with art supplies and ready to go. On a perfect day, she takes out her easel, soft pastels, sanded paper, and her dog Hugo, and makes a painting. There is something about the view in that particular place that made her stop and look at the world.

The Frame Shop is a woman owned and operated business in downtown Ithaca, framing your artwork since 1956.

For further information, email Seeing Ithaca.