Southern Tier Biennial (STB) exhibitions celebrate the vitality and diversity of contemporary art in the Southern Tier region – the counties of Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins. A professionally juried contemporary art exhibition open to nine counties of the southern tier, it was founded in 2003 to make a measurable and positive difference for rural artists. The STB affords artists an opportunity to take part in the process of a professional art competition and be rewarded for those efforts. Half of the show is at Olean Public Library, and the other half is at the JCC Center Gallery, 260 N. Union St. in Olean.
OPL hours are: Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
JCC Center Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm and Friday 8am-3pm. * The gallery is closed on all college holidays.
Artists exhibiting this year are: Satyavani Akula (Elmira, NY, oil painting), Ellen Bahr (Alfred, NY, archival pigment print), Fay Bleier (Limestone, NY, oil painting), Gwendolyn Brown (Ellicottville, NY, oil painting), Judson Brown (West Valley, NY, oil painting), James Colby (Lakewood, NY, digital giclee), Schuyler Dawson (Alfred, NY, sculpture), Audrey Kay Dowling (Westfield, NY, block print), Jacqueline Fischer (Alfred, NY, sculpture), Mary Ann Fritz (Machias, NY, fiber art), Susan Forrester-Mackay (Fredonia, NY, oil painting), Barbara Fox (Little Valley, NY, oil painting), Lindsey Glover (Trumansburg, NY, digital print), Hall Groat II (Endwell, NY, oil painting), Anthony Hanakovic (Endwell, NY, oil painting), Theresa Heinz (Cuba, NY, mixed media), David Higgins (Corning, NY, mixed media), Dale Inglett (Alfred Station, NY, mixed media), Kellin Jansen (Alfred, NY, painting), J.W. Johnston (Whitney Point, NY, photography), Heather Kanazawa (Kennedy, NY 14747, painting), Susan Kendrot (Windsor, NY, monotype), Medis Kent (Findley Lake, NY, fiber art), Ashley Kerr (Alfred Station, NY, sculpture), Mark Kirsch (Jamestown, NY, dye print), Jennifer Miller (Westons Mills, NY, oil painting), Barbara Mink (Ithaca, NY, painting), James Mullen (Endwell, NY, linocut), Richard Nolan (Johnson City, NY, wood), Catherine Panebianco (Jamestown, NY, photography), Serena Preston (Belfast, NY, drawing), Eileen Proto (Olean, NY, gelatin silver print), Nicole Shields (Randolph, NY, mixed media), Jeremy Speed Schwartz (Wayland, NY, animation), Christine Sullivan (Elmira, NY, oil painting), Hannah Thompsett (Allentown, NY, ceramic and fiberglass), Chris Walters (Corning, NY, photography), Mikel Wintermantel (Allegany, NY, oil painting), Celeste Withiam (Trumansburg, NY, drawing), Hope Zaccagni (Alfred Station, NY, oil painting), Stephanie Zwyghuizen (Jamestown, NY, linocut print). Artists’ statements and photographs of their work are on the STB website, www.southerntierbiennial.com.