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Brown to join Southern Tier Biennial

OLEAN—Judson Brown, of West Valley, will be joining artists in the Southern Tier Biennial, on Sept. 23 in Olean. Brown will enter oil paintings and be joined by artists across the Southern Tier.

This year’s jurors, Tullis Johnson, curator and manager of archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, and nationally recognized fine artist Thomas Paquette from northwest Pa., reviewed submissions of 165 works from over 60 artists. They have selected work that continues the tradition of presenting a diverse group of artists for this regional survey of contemporary art in the nine counties of New York State’s Southern Tier.

Brown’s Churning Buttermilk will be displayed. In his artist’s statement, Brown says he tries to encourage others to hike and discover “some of the magic” in nature.


“There are special moments that usually just happen when you remain long enough,” he said in his statement. “Making the ordinary into the reason for the painting, and its essence.”

The dual exhibition will open Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Olean Public Library Art Gallery. Light refreshments will be served along with the presentation of awards. An Art Party will follow at the Center Gallery at Jamestown Community College at 4:30 p.m. Both the reception and party are free and open to the public.

The STB is produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, in collaboration with the Olean Public Library, Jamestown Community College and the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, made possible by an endowment from the estate of F. Donald Kenney.



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