FORCE
Exhibition on view: May 8 – June 27, 2021
Closing Reception & Performances:
Sculptors John Umphlett and Vaughn Randall
Saturday, June 26 • 4 – 6 p.m.

SVAC is delighted to partner with Salem Art Works (SAW) to bring Force, an exhibition that brings some of the most progressive contemporary artists working today, to our galleries and outdoor spaces.

For the indoor gallery exhibition, curator and SAW Director of Administration Pearl Cafritz is selecting “art depicting and interpreting forces both seen and unseen at play in contemporary life.” SAW Executive Director Anthony Cafritz, curator for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, says the pieces “encompass a wide range of forays and investigations into artistic expression and how physical objects exist in the landscape. The exhibition represents a collection of contemporary expressions of what is possible.”

Artists included in the Force exhibition include SAW staff, board members, exhibitors, and other partners from across its 16 years of programming, residencies, and existence as a sculpture park. Almost 50 different artists will be included in Force, which will encompass sculpture, painting, prints, mixed media, glass, ceramics, and more.

Memorial Day Weekend activities:

Glassblowing Demonstrations by SAW artist Michael Scupholm
Friday, May 28 • 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 29 • 2 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 30 • 11 a.m – 2 p.m.
(drop in any time)

In addition to the glassblowing, there will be opportunities to meet the artists during the above times throughout the weekend.

The following artists will exhibiting in the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum. For more information about each one please click on their name.

Jordan Becker
Anthony Cafritz
Brian Cirmo
Luke Claymon
Walter Dunnington
Jenny Hillenbrand
Gary Humphreys
Zack Lobdell
Paul Mauren
Sanford Mirling
Enid Sanford
Micheal Scupholm
Russell Serrianne
Michael Richard Thron
Zac Ward

Nancy Welsh

Artists in the Stroup Family Sculpture Park:

Willard Boepple
Michael Biddy
Bill Botzow
Jane Bouchard
Paul Bouchard
Fred X Brownstein
Caroline Bugby
Anthony Cafritz
Barbara Carris
Shaun D. Cassidy
Joe Chirchirillo
Vivien Collens
Richard Criddle
Annie Daley
Chris Duncan
Andrew Dunnill
Jackie Fischer
Drew Goerlitz
Abby Golodik
Gary Humphreys
Paul Higham
Jene Highstein
Hannah Hones
Sam Horowitz
Jack Howard-Potter
Coral Lambert
Vaughn Randall
John Ruppert
Michael Scupholm
Michael Thron
John Umphlett
Mia Westerlund Roosen
Zac Ward
Christopher Yockey
Heidi Zenisek
Chris Zirbes


Salem Art Works is a nonprofit art center and sculpture park located in rural Upstate New York. Founded in 2005 by artist Anthony Cafritz, Salem Art Works is dedicated to supporting both emerging and established artists in the creation of new and progressive work, as well as promoting the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region.

Image:
Zack Lobdell, Relic, 2021
Acrylic, Spray paint, enamels on canvas

May 8 at 10:00am — June 27 at 5:00pm
10:00 am — 5:00 pm (1207h)