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2017 EVENTS!

Fall / Winter 2017 -

 

October 2 - 30, 2017.   Saratoga Library Hallway Gallery exhibit - "Doll Face" Fine art photography by Sue Clark.

October 28, 2017. Opening reception for "In Harms Way." Schenectady Historical Society, Mabee Farm 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY. All about Hurricane Irenes damaging visit to our area.  10 of Sue's photos have been chosen by  Director  Dr. Ellen McHale of the NYS Folklore Society. Thank-you, Dr. McHale!

November 4, 2017.

WHAT: "BEAUTIFULFACES+ART+FRIENDLYFACES POP-UP EVENT" 

WHERE: 9 Hampstead Place, Saratoga - Kiran Bora's Farmers Insurance Suite #106. The FIRST host.  (Beautiful Space.) Thanks Kiran!

Sue's Navajo Code Talker photo portraits will be displayed. (Art) + YOU!  (Friendly Faces) We would like to thank all veterans, first responeders, police officers, and fireman that come visit along with anyone wisheing to see a friendly face, and to talk. This is NOT an insurance event. We just wanted to create a friendly event.

Bring the grandkids.  We will be handing out info on the Code Talkers that can be used as part of their  school project!  Got Girl / Boy Scouts? Bring them!

Cider, donuts, wine, cheese, local freebies!  

 November 11- December 31, 2017. Saratoga Arts All Member Art Show!!! Opening Reception is December 2, 2017, 6-8 PM.

December 2, 2018. 6-8 PM.  Saratoga Arts All -Member Art Show Opening Reception and Potluck. (6-8 PM.) A favorite! We meet at Saratoga Holiday Inn for cocktails and a bite to eat before hand. See you there!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Oct072017

NYS Folklore Society!

Next, NYS Folklore Societys  Director, Dr. McHale has equested using some of my photos in an upcoming Schenectady Historical Society exhibit she is creating, also  featuring the story of Hurricane Irene. I offered my services when Doctor McHale and Nancy Soloman inrterviewed survivors of Hurricane  Irene at the Mabee Farms Histoprical Society Franchere Center last year.

The one lady that came, and was interviewed, and that I will never forget, is Rita. From start to finish she was there rescuing people, alerting people to the dangers of the flood waters, and then basing herself at the Rotterdam Junction Firehouse, never seeming to go home for months at a time. She gave her time and her heart during this epic storm and subsequent rebuild.  Rita was everybodys hero.

Saturday
Oct072017

Museums and Historical Societys want me!

Well, not me really, but my photography work! 

Long Island Traditions Society, a non profit on Long Island, and curator Nancy Soloman, have created a  new museum exhibit called "In Harms Way," focusing on how we can better survive super storms we are all experiencing. Director Nancy Soloman contacted me a while ago to purchase a photo of a Victorian  mansion in Prattsville damaged by Hurricane Irene, that I shot. I am honored for that request. Nancy said the photo looked great!   The huge house is actually tipped by the raging flood waters. It had just been painted those luscious "painted lady " colors those Virctorians are famous for.  A lot of work for which the owner was surely heart-broken over. The exhibit will be in the Long Island Museum. Opening was October 6, 2017 - December 2017.

Saturday
Sep302017

Past crisis with my "Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls" Photography Show

Once again I will be exhibiting my "Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls" doll face portrait  photography collection, this time at the Saratoga Springs Hallway Gallery October 2017.

I was completely surprised and deeply disturbed when hanging my Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls" photography show a few years ago, when the  owner of that space stated she didn't think I could continue hanging my "Doll Face " photography show,  as "she didn't think it was the type of theme  they wanted  for their  gallery space." I was forced to halt my hanging of the show when this person then said "she wouldn't stop me but, I might have to take my show down  in a few days."  Mind you I had only hung two of my professionally framed doll face photos up! I was stunned,  and then very angry. I don't like attacks that  come out of nowhere,  and make me wrong. I also  could not even begin to understand what she was seeing that she felt was not "appropriate" for her gallery.  This is my art. I have  taken the time, and  expense, to professionally frame my "Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls"  collection,  and I was chosen as a member of Saratoga Arts to hang my work in that gallery space.  I should have had no interference, let alone someone injecting their personal opinion of my art,  who claims to want an art gallery in their space.  I reminded this person of the gallery art selection process, and that I was chosen to hang my work there.  I then called the Saratoga Arts exhibition coordinator,  who I believe gracefully straightened this person out as to my right to hang my art there. Mind you, my "Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls" collection is family friendly.  Are some of the photos gloomy? Certainly! I found a trash pile, with two "lost dolls" left out in the rain,  and  took their portraits. Not all dolls end up in loving arms. And some of those blue eyed dolls have really piercing blue eyes. One of the dolls I have titled l the "C.S.I. Doll." She is very intense looking, and people just love looking at her. I get that people can view doll photography with the same lens as what they have seen in horror movies etc.  I ask that you view my show, the  "Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls," this October 2017, at the Saratoga Springs Public Library Hall Gallery,  through the lens of extraordinary artistry,  beauty, explosive color,  and context within the composition. Also remember that all these dolls were created by artists in their own right who strived to make their doll designs at times as realistic as possible.  Most doll artists went unrecognized.  If your reaction to any particular doll portrait of mine is all about your being reminded of a bad doll featured in a film, I get it. Nothing wrong there.  That's not what I am pointing to. As an artist with a unique eye, I often shoot subjects  that are " outside of the box"  for unique shots. Allow me to be an artist, and Enjoy the show! Oh...  and the Saratoga Public Library  has a used book shop, (stock up for Winter!) and a coffee shop too! Enjoy the show! 

"Doll Face / Valley of the Dolls" Photography Show at Saratoga Springs Library - October 2- October 30, 2017.  Free Event!    

Tuesday
Aug082017

Senator Tedisco and the Iwo Jima boys - Dr. Tom and Sal! 

See you Thursday, August 10, 2017,  10 AM sharp for the presentaion of  Sue's fine art portrait to the Senator, of  Senator Tesdisco, Dr. Tom Smith, and Sal Familaro, our fav WWII veterans. Their picture will forever hang in Senator Tesdiscos office as an appreciation for what he has done for our veterans. Patriot Guard will be present.

Tuesday
Aug082017

Summer 2017

JULY 16, 2017.  

I was truly honored to be chosen by the Director and Board of In Our Own Voices, after they decided I would be given The Friend of the Family Award,  for outstanding contributions to families. I was not expecting that call, much less an award from the Governor, and also State Senator Breslin. IOOV  hosted a red carpet event at Albany's State Street Events by Mazzone, for the ceremony. Family came too. What a beautiful Day! For their big fundraiser, many art pieces were auctioned off. I donated a few fine art prints,  with family and guests snapping them up. Thanks Barb Art and Joe! One was of Senator Tedisco, Dr. Tom Smith and Sal Famularo, our beloved WWII Iwo Jima Survivors. Senator Tedisco is a big fan of  our Iwo Jima vets, and will be presented with a Suzette! portrait of his two favorite WWII veterans  (Thanks Joe!) this Thursday, August 10, 2017.  I hear the press is going to be there!  A big event indeed!