Garrison Art Center Holds First Small-Works Juried Exhibition

Recent Paintings by Andy Cunningham also opens Dec. 14

View From Harriet's Window" by Lisa Burger Lentz, winner of the 2D category at Garrison Art Center's smallWORKS juried competition

View From Harriet’s Window” by Lisa Burger Lentz, winner of the 2D category at Garrison Art Center’s smallWORKS juried competition

A small works juried exhibition, the first of its kind there, opens Saturday, Dec. 14, at Garrison Art Center, accompanied by another show, Recent Paintings by Andy Cunningham. Both exhibits run through Jan. 5. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14. [postponed until Sunday due to weather, 3-5 p.m.]

Sacramento artist Cunningham provides a whimsical and unique take on modern painting. Cunningham was born in New York and now lives and teaches drawing in Sacramento, Calif. He is a 1996 graduate of Hunter College, where he received an MFA for combined media.

“My work is about painting and color,” Cunningham states. “It is about space, the grid, line, mass, shape, and composition. The residue of working in a speedy fashion has always been an integral part of my work. I like to see the artist ‘hand’— it speaks of history and its connection to the process.”

SmallWorks 2D, 3D, 4D, the first of annually-planned juried small works shows, resulted in 56 works chosen from a large pool of very strong submissions. This year’s jurors included noted artists Matt Frieburghaus, Grace Knowlton and Don Nice. They named ‘Best Of’ in the three categories. Best 2D work is View from Harriet’s Window by Lisa BurgerLentz; Best 3D work is Hudson River Bundle by Stacey Farley; Best 4D work is an untitled digital video by Kate Elden. Numerous honorable mentions were also awarded. Visit

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