September 23, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Photographic artist Robert Gullie visits Sage

On September 11th, the Topics in Photography course participated in a hand-coloring workshop at Sage with photographic artist, Robert Gullie. The students explored the 19th century art of hand painting silver prints in a contemporary context, applying these techniques to photographic imagery.

Some of the techniques Robert shared included hand-coloring, photo collage construction, and his book illustrations.

As we begin a new academic year, this engaging workshop served to introduce the students to advanced photographic techniques that mixed historic processes with contemporary applications.


April 16, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Four from Sage included in Photo Regional

Mark McCarty and Susan Myers juried the 36th Annual Photography Regional, selecting from 131 photographers' entries. Sage College of Albany Professors Sean Hovendick and Beau Comeaux were both included and took fourth and fifth place respectively. Sage students in the show were Kayla Coons and Brian Williams, with Williams getting an an honorable mention.
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Professor Beau Comeaux receives an award at the Albany Center Gallery during the 36th Annual Photography Regional
Professor Beau Comeaux

(photo credit: Michael H Wagner)

March 23, 2014No Comments

Students Explore Encaustic Photo Techniques

On March 1st, the Alternative Photographic Processes course participated in a workshop at R&F Encaustic Paints in Kingston, New York. Here the students explored the ancient art of encaustic painting in a contemporary context applying these techniques to their photographic imagery.

Workshop instructor Cynthia Winika, a well known artist whose painting have been exhibited world wide, shared some of her techniques with the class. The initial aim of R&F workshops is to introduce artists to fundamental encaustic painting techniques, while demystifying the process for the artist and educating and providing the most up-to-date technical information.


March 23, 2014No Comments

Wide Awake Show at Sage's Little Gallery

WIDE AWAKE, an exhibition at SCA’s Little Gallery opening April 4th, will feature the work of 2013 Color Photography class. Together with their instructor, Linda Morrell, Sage students have chosen a sampling of photographs that display the convergence of concept with color design to create imagery to both engage and intrigue the viewer.

March 23, 2014No Comments

Sage Photo Students Selected for Photo Regional

Two Sage photography students, Kayla Coons and Brian Williams, were selected to be included in the 36th Annual Photography Regional at Albany Center Gallery, March 11 through April 18th.

This year, regional photographers Mark McCarty and Susan Myers selected 43 photographers from the 131 who submitted. The resulting 36th Annual Photo Regional includes several well-recognized and established professionals as well as a few highly talented and innovative newcomers The work ranges from the traditional to the cinematic, from the avant-garde to the formalist. Wedding photographs stand beside abstractions, which stand beside surrealist psychological self-portraits.


Catey 2013 by Brian Williams

March 23, 2014No Comments

SCA Photo Students in Juried Show

Seven Sage photography students have been selected and will be exhibiting within the 2014 Student Juried Show sponsored by the Photo Center of the Capital District in Troy, NY. Selected students include Chelsea Weber, Jessica Blessing, Dakota Rider, Brian Williams, Kayla Coons, Rebecca Zayas and Ian Chan.

Jurors selected more than 60 images from about 200 entries. Excellence and innovation abound in this exhibit. The selection was a joint effort by Assistant Director Mary Gordon, Eamonn McBride, David Rozen, and gallery owner Nick Argyros.
The show reception, and announcement of $500 in awards, will be Friday, March 28. This event coincides with Troy Night Out.


Sleeping Beauty by Dakota Rider

February 14, 2014No Comments

Pecha Kucha Night at Sage

Join us in the Opalka Gallery at 6:30pm on February 28 for the Capital District’s first official PechaKucha Night, as our Art + Design faculty present 20 images x 20 seconds. Featuring local beer from Rare Form Brewery. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

February 14, 2014No Comments

Sage Art Faculty Featured in "Perceptions" Exhibit

The faculty and adjuncts of the Department of Art + Design are featured in the new exhibit, "Perceptions", which is on display in Sage's Opalka Gallery from January 21 through March 2, 2014.