Auburn exhibit to feature Wayne County artists

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"Made in NY 2020" at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn includes "Reflection" by Lyons artist Patricia Bacon.

Two Wayne County artists will be featured in “Made in NY 2020,” an annual juried exhibition organized by the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn.

The exhibit includes “Reflection” by Patricia Bacon, of Lyons, and “Untitled” by Michele Vair, of Newark. “Made in NY 2020” will open Aug. 7 for artists and Aug. 11 for the public, and run through Sept. 26.

“We are so excited that we were still able to have our annual ‘Made in NY’ exhibit,” program director Davana Robedee said. “It’s a staff favorite every year, because it showcases local talent and contemporary innovation in a variety of media.”

This exhibition features work in photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation and video. Donna Lamb, executive director, will announce this year’s winners, including Best of Show, during a Zoom session for artists at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 7.

Jurors for this year’s exhibit are Dewitt Godfrey, professor of art and art history at Colgate University, and Jaroslava Prihodova, director of the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland. The jurors reviewed 330 artworks submitted by 174 artists and selected 77 works for the exhibit.

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the Art Center will not hold a public opening reception. Exhibiting artists can make a reservation to view the exhibit with their families and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 7, or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 8.

There is a limit of 20 people in the gallery at one time. No refreshments will be served.

The Art Center will be open 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays for members who make a reservation and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public. Call (315) 255-1553 to make a reservation.

Visitors are required to wear a mask and the Art Center will have hand-sanitizing stations available. Visit for information.

Michele Vair, of Newark, is featured in "Made in NY 2020" at Auburn's Schweinfurth Art Center.