Gloversville – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is proud to announce the opening of its 2018 New York State Summer Art Show. The show will hang until September 25. It features work in a wide variety of media from artists all around New York State, including local cities, Ballston Spa, Cambridge, Castleton, Delanson, Edinburg, Fort Plain, Hadley, Lake Pleasant, Lockport, Milton, New York City, Niskayuna, Olmstedville, Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Scotia, St. Johnsville and more.

Forty-five artists are exhibiting more than 110 pieces in this show. The featured artists include Deborah Angilletta, Cheryl Bielli, Tiina Bockrath, Margaret Bromford, Lacy Brower, Lewis Bryden, Bob Buck, Doreen Calhoun, Donald Cooper, Richard Joel Davis, Constance A. Dodge, Carollee Duross, Bob Fisher, Dick Foster, Jutta Gloeckner, Lawrence Groesbeck, Deborah Handy, Alexandra Higgins, Sandra Hildreth, David Holly, Jack Horning, Nancie Johnson, Elizabeth Knapp, Leena Kutti, Maria Licciardi, Garlyn MaGinnis, Maryanne Malecki, L. Paul Masto, Carol McCord, Shannon Meers, Alan Montinari, John Morrette, Sandra Peters, Joanne Petrozzi-Jones, Timothy Prendergast, Vanessa Rhodes, Margo Singer, Paul Valovic, Darlene Van Sickle, Lynne Vokatis, William W., Sean Walmsley, Gerald Wein, Linda Wilkinson and Kevin Wright.

Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions in this show. Award winners will be announced at the Meet the Artists Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 12, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome to attend, see the show and meet some of the featured artists. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees of the reception will receive free admission to the gallery.

The public is welcome to view the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center’s Community Gallery throughout its run. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The admission fee for the gallery is $5 per person. Members of the Nigra Arts Center, children under the age of 18 and artists who have work in the current show are exempt from the admission fee. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

About the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts:

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is a beautiful, year-round arts center open to the community. It houses premium art venues, hosts fun family events and provides educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Nigra Arts Center was founded in 2015 by Lexington, a chapter of the Arc New York, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services, whose employees work tirelessly to support people with disabilities and believe that every person can achieve success and fulfillment.