April 19, 2019No Comments

Gary Shankman 1986-2018: A Retrospective

We are honoring Professor of Fine Arts, Gary Shankman, who will be retiring this year.

Join us to celebrate Gary’s teaching career at Sage. An exhibit of his work “1986–2018 A Retrospective” will be on view at the LIttle Gallery.

April 22 — May 12
The Little Gallery, Rathbone Hall
Sage College of Albany

Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 3, 5:00 — 7:00pm

April 19, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Vernacular 50 Release

Join us on Wednesday April 24 for a preview release of Vernacular 50, the semi-centennial anniversary publication of the student-run art, design, and creative writing publication.

Hors d’ oeuvres and wine will be served throughout the evening. Vernacular 50 will be available for purchase at a special alumni rate (payable by cash or check only).

The Little Gallery, Rathbone Hall
Sage College of Albany Campus
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany NY 12208

Weds, Apr 24 from 5-7 pm

Courtney Jasmin; 518-244-2242 or [email protected]

$15; to register online click here

We will also be honoring Professor of Fine Arts, Gary Shankman, who will be retiring this year. Join us to celebrate Gary’s teaching career at Sage. An exhibit of his work “1986–2018 A Retrospective” will be on view at the LIttle Gallery.

February 22, 2019No Comments

Sage Students Show in the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council

Congratulations to Jossalynn Harris, Nicky Pepper, and Madison Scisci whose work has been selected for the 120° Intercollegiate Regional opening Friday, February 22nd, 5-8PM at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

February 22, 2019No Comments

Sage ISD students visit Albany Tile

Sage Interior and Spatial design students visited Albany Tile on Feb 11th. Owner Sarah Carpenter, ASID, Sage alum and former adjunct, hosted the group and provided information on tile (types, installation, trends etc).

February 22, 2019No Comments

Sage Design Alum Jessica Lucia named a Person to Watch by Graphic Design:USA

Every year Graphic Design: USA magazine (GDUSA) chopped a group of People To Watch. The people selected for this national honor are those individuals who embody the spirit of the creative community. They are people GDUSA has come to know and respect for their talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service.

For more than five decades, GDUSA has added to the roster with professionals like Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and Saul Bass. The Jessica Lucia and the other inductees to this list are helping contribute to its star-studded roster to say the least.

See the full story here: http://gdusa.com/peopletowatch2019/jessica-lucia

February 21, 2019No Comments

Capital Region Chamber Spotlight Sage Photo and Design Alums David Pramaggiore and Laura Pinckney

A Modern Muse Photography is a collaboration between David Pramaggiore and Laura Pinckney. David and Laura met in 2004 at The Sage College of Albany. Laura would graduate with a B.F.A. in Photography and David a B.F.A in Graphic Design. With a love of Photography, Art and Design in common, the two stayed in touch over the years. After graduating, the two worked in different areas and on different coasts of the country. After years of yearning for something more and with an ever-present interest in the arts, they decided to take a bold step. In the beginning of 2018 they decided to take their passion a step further and formed a partnership resulting in the creation of A Modern Muse Photography.

Always looking for a new viewpoint, an edgy composition, or classic and elegant lighting, David and Laura combine their skills behind the lens and computer to create truly unique and inspiring photographs. A Modern Muse Photography specializes in wedding photography throughout the Capital Region and beyond. They are also involved in commercial photography and portraiture and have been chosen to be the official photographers of the Saratoga Tour de Cure.

Ever striving to evolve and grow their business, they are working on construction of a new studio space in Scotia. What was once a free-standing garage is being transformed into a modern and inviting studio space where clients can come and have family portraits taken or enjoy a cappuccino as they discuss plans for their big wedding.

Story from: https://capitalregionchamber.com/news/member-spotlight-a-modern-muse-photography/

February 6, 2019No Comments

FRI, February 8, 5:30pm Artist Lecture: Kenny Rivero

Kenny Rivero received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2012. Rivero has taught painting, drawing and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts, Montclair State University, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is the recipient of a Doonesbury Award, the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, and has been awarded a Visiting Scholar position at New York University.

He has exhibited his work in the US and abroad in venues such as the Pera Museum in Turkey, the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, the Contemporary Art Museum in St Louis, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in New York City, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, and the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington Delaware. Residencies include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program in New York City, the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico, The Fountainhead Residency in Miami, The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, and The Macedonia Institute. Rivero is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Art.

October 11, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Professor Hovendick selected as a 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

Recent work from Professor Sean Hovendick’s on-going series “Lives of Men” has been selected by juror Jean Shin for the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region art exhibition at the University Albany Art Museum. Hovendick’s photographic series explores male identity through documentary photography and recorded interviews. Since 2014, he has traveled to numerous towns, meeting men in their natural habitat, to discuss the reality of being a man in the 21st century. Each encounter inevitably reveals concealed truths that men typically don’t feel permitted to share in everyday conversations.

Founded in 1936, the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. The exhibition focuses on contemporary artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region and rotates annually among the University Art Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

The group exhibition runs October 11 through December 8, 2018. Opening reception is October 19 from 5 to 8pm. Prof. Hovendick will also give a talk about his work Saturday October 20 at 1pm. 

May 2, 2018No Comments

Sage College once again named Top Design School by Graphic Design: USA

Once again, our Graphic + Media Design Department has been named one of the top in the country by Graphic Design: USA. The publication compiled a list of institutions which they feel prepare students to work in the design profession. They selected schools were chosen based on a mix of objective and subjective factors, including Graphic Design: USA's decades-long relationships with designers, students, educators, recruiters.
According to GD:USA, "Education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur."
We're proud to announce our selection as a Top Design School and to be listed with schools such as Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon, Cranbrook, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and School of Visual Arts.

March 27, 2018No Comments

Portfolio Review Day: Tuesday April 17, 2018

Want to be considered for admission to Sage? Now's your chance!
On Tuesday April 17, 2018, representatives from the Sage College Art + Design department will review portfolios and discuss the Graphic + Media Design, Art + Extended Media, and the Interior + Spatial Design programs.
Interested students should contact Julianna Reilly in admissions via email at [email protected] or call 518-292-1730