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The Buffalo Society of Artists held their juried spring exhibit at the Keenan Center in Lockport NY. My painting, "In the summer of 2015, Ken picked the cherries from our tree, I made cherry cheesecake and our dog Annie Vick died." was given an award by juror wrote the following:

 

".......I would be remiss to not mention Michell Macotte’s painting, who fully embodied a sense of authenticity, and had one of the greatest titles in the exhibition. 

 

As the gallery director of a contemporary art gallery, who once was a practicing visual artist, one of my greatest joys is doing studio visits with artists.  This is an opportunity for me to get to know the work I am representing on a deeper level, “talk shop”, and understand the deeper context from which the artist is creating it.  I connect the dots by bringing this to my curated experience and also in my deeper discussions with collectors and visitors at our gallery.  While viewing the nearly 200 selections submitted for this show, I looked at each and every work as if I were doing a studio visit with the artist.   It was a joy and an honor to ‘visit’ with them all.    

 

 

John Brunelli

Director, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts

Binghamton, NY