Charles Steckler works as a painter, printmaker, photographer, draughtsman, stage designer, and collage and diorama artist. He has exhibited his work in numerous one-person and group exhibitions and has designed stage sets nearly two hundred plays. He has been a Yaddo Fellow, an Associate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Resident Artist at the Vermont Studio Center, a Prix de Rome Finalist and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He received his B.A. from Queens College and his MFA from Yale University. He is Professor of Theater and Designer-in-Residence at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Robert Gullie of Cohoes, NY is an artist who works in the mediums of mixed media collage, hand-tinted photography and the photo intaglio printing process. His work has been included in over eighty-five exhibitions including over thirty solo exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; and was named “Best Photographer” by Metroland Magazine (1997). His work is in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute, University at Albany Art Museum, Mohonk Mountain House, Frances Kinnear Museum, Albany Medical College and the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts in addition to many private collections. He has been commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (2010-2013) to create images for such celebrated arts organizations as The New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra and MOMIX Botanica. His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.
Willie Marlowe has shown paintings in solo and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is included in museum, university, corporate and private collections, and has been supported by grants from Artist’s Space, NYC, and by numerous Strategic Opportunity Stipend awards from the New York Foundation on the Arts. She has been a visiting artist in Barbados, West Indies, in Cortona, Italy, and in Wexford, Ireland, where she had a ten year retrospective exhibition at the Wexford Arts Center.
She has had artist's residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, Emily Harvey Foundation for the Arts, Venice, Italy and at Milkwood International Residencies, Cesky Krumlov, South Bohemia, Czech Republic. She was a member of the Albany-Tula Alliance delegation to Russia; Tula is Albany's sister city in Russia. She was invited by the Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University as a visiting artist, and gave a presentation on her paintings done during residencies in Ireland and Italy.
Her work is informed by travel, going to museums and archaeological sites in Europe, the Yucatan and Russia. She often works on intimately scaled acrylic paintings on paper. Her luminous surfaces are achieved by using an intense palette and successive layers of translucent glazes.
She taught painting and drawing in the Department of Visual Arts, The Sage College of Albany, and has taught watercolor in two of The Sage Colleges’ international studies programs, “Sage at Oxford”, Somerville College, Oxford University, and “Celtic Connections” in Scotland and Ireland. She has had two sabbatical leaves to paint in 1986 and 2005. She is now Professor Emerita, The Sage Colleges.
Elaine Langerman earned her MFA from Maryland University. She began to make art when she was seven years old, after she won a prize in second grade. She is married with two children and has traveled throughout Europe, the US and Japan. She makes paintings, collages, sculptures and books.
"I seek to create places of enchantment for the heart. I work with channeled and dream images. When I begin, I feel as if I were inside a dark sphere with its many windows, each opening onto a unique universe which is embodied in my art. I aspire to create a body of work, totally my own, reflective of the realm of spirit."