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 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/

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 14, 2017Comments are off for this post.

Yeun Allard named 2017 Student to Watch

So proud of Sage Graphic + Media Design student Yeun Allard, who has just been named a 2017 Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA!

January 9, 2017Comments are off for this post.

GMD student Jessica Lucia wins CA Award of Excellence

Our congratulations to recent Sage Graphic + Media Design graduate Jessica Lucia, who just received a 2017 Award of Excellence from the prestigious Communication Arts magazine. Her typography work will be featured in the 2017 January/February Typography Annual issue.
Jess competed with some of the top designers in the nation for this honor, and we couldn't be more proud. Way to go, Jess!

December 8, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Alice in Wonderland Collaboration

Sage Graphic + Media Design students in the Animation course designed custom animations that are currently being projected as a set component of this fall’s production of Alice in Wonderland. It has been a great performance run so far and our department has truly enjoyed collaborating with the Theatre Department to help create this dynamic, multi-media production. The performances will run through December 15th and more information can be found here: Theatre.sage.edu
Congrats to the Theatre Dept. Cast, Crew, and Faculty!
alice_3Lewis Carroll’s unflappable young heroine takes a tumble down an enchanted rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of mock turtles, dancing flora, punctual rabbits, and mad tea parties. Whimsy and wordplay are the order of the day in this imaginative musical adaptation of a family favorite.

November 17, 2016Comments are off for this post.


We had a great time hosting the AIGA EMERGE event this week! The lecture hall was packed with students and graphic designers with zero to five years experience. There were some great presentations by working designers and professionals who had a lot of advice and encouragement to offer. Everyone took a look around our Technology Center in the Art + Design Building as well. EMERGE 2016 was a great opportunity to connect with some of the local graphic design community here in Albany.

AIGA EMERGE 2016 from Art + Design at SCA on Vimeo.

August 5, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Sage student awarded Medal of Distinction in AIGA competition

Congratulations to Sage Graphic + Media Design student Paula Laverde, whose project honoring the designer Jennifer Morla was awarded the Medal of Distinction in AIGA's My Favorite Medalist competition. Paula's design competed with over two hundred entries from design schools all across the nation. Well done, Paula!