ALTERED: Changed, Repurposed, Reconsidered


The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) is pleased to announce its 38th annual Fall Invitational, this year titled “ALTERED: Changed, Repurposed, Reconsidered.” Curated by Ann Welles, the exhibit features the work of six artists all of whom challenge us to experience the familiar in new ways. The show takes place from October 15 through November 20, with gallery hours Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1-5 p,m,

The Opening Gala is Saturday evening, October 15, from 7-9pm. This event is free and open to the public, with music by jazz pianist Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Fueled by the notion that exposing us to new ideas reformulates what we already know, Ann Welles describes the genesis for the show as follows: “I was inspired by the building that houses the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. Formerly a Baptist church, its past holds power and adds dimension to its current role in the community. I selected artists whose work can play off the building’s energy and whose practices tap into the power of the altered.”

The invited artists are:

  • Julianna Dougherty, a digital-based artist who utilizes 3d modeling in both ceramic and plastic 3d printing.
  • Ronald Gonzalez, a sculptor whose figurative works meld objects with human forms that address mortality, memory and psychic pain.
  • Philip Kuznicki, a multi-media artist whose collages and assemblages make use of estate sale cast-offs that when reconfigured take on a decidedly surrealist quality.
  • Natalie Mijatovic, a Serbian-American artist whose work poignantly examines humanity where change is the only constant.
  • Gary Sczerbaniewicz, a 3d artist whose work seeks to disorient viewers through shifts in scale while combining post-Cold War imagery, cultural icons and architectural elements.
  • Robin Whiteman, a sculptor known for her diminutive porcelain figures that merge religious iconography and myth — creating works that are both contemplative and potent.

A gallery talk with participating artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 3pm. For more information visit

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