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May 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About The Exhibit

Opening Reception: Saturday May 27, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Through Sunday, June 4, 2017


Hilary McCarthy

Melanie Vote

Annie Wildey

This group exhibition, Vista, explores the depths of the visual field and the human capacity for vulnerability.  Through different applications of paint and immediate subject matter these paintings look beyond the moment of the human condition to see what is left just beyond the surface.

Artists’ Reception: May 27, 12-4pm

About The Artist

Hilary McCarthy is a contemporary figurative painter who has been living and working in New York City for the past seventeen years.  She exhibits internationally and her studio is located on the Upper West Side. Her work hangs in collections throughout the United States and Europe.  She earned a masters degree from New York Academy of Art and is working on a second degree in art history from Columbia University.  She has attended artist residencies in Puglia, Italy, Melbourne, Leipzig, and Johnston, VT, and will be teaching in Provence in August 2017.  In her work, she incorporates nature, water, and animals into narratives about the vulnerable human experience and the never-ending mystery of existence.


Melanie Vote, born in 1973, originates from Iowa and is a painter and multimedia artist based in New York.  She received a BFA from Iowa State University, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 1998. She teaches painting at NJCU, the New York Academy and has also taught at Pratt Institute and The New School. Additionally Vote has been a visiting artist at numerous schools including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited nation-wide and internationally. In New York at Flowers Gallery, The Lodge Gallery, Sloan Fine Art and DFN Gallery where the she had her first solo exhibition in 2008.  Additionally her work has been shown at the Indiana Contemporary Art Center, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery of CA, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea, and at ADAH, Abu Dhabi while an artist in residence there. Most recent solo exhibitions have been at Galleria Farina in Miami and Hionas Gallery of New York. She was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2006 and has been awarded numerous artist residencies including Jentel in Banner, Wyoming, KHNC for the Arts in Nebraska and the Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship from the Dodge Foundation in 2003.  In 2017 she will be an artist in residence in The Grand Canyon.


Annie Wildey is a British painter and printmaker.  She moved to New York City in 1989 and worked at the British Consulate. Art remained a part of her life during those years, but in 2006 she began a new chapter with art at the very center and enrolled in an MFA program at the The New York Academy of Art. This provided the instruction, immersion and creative freedom to develop her skills and artistic voice and proved to be a fruitful time bringing with it several awards including a post-graduate fellowship, Prince of Wales scholarships, and travel awards to Normandy, France and St Barts in the French West Indies. After the fellowship, Annie left New York for the east end of Long Island and spent two wonderful years as Artist-in-Residence at the William Steeple Davis House. It was here that Annie met and became a studio assistant to Master Printmaker Dan Welden and continues to assist him at workshops in the northeast, including Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Montserrat College of Fine Arts. In 2011 Annie left the Long Island and moved to Mystic CT, where she maintains a studio at The Velvet Mill in Stonington CT.  Annie’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, venues include:  The National Museum of China, The Mall Galleries, London; The Heckscher Museum, NY, and The University of Connecticut. Her work is included in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and can also be found in the book: Drawing Space, Form and Expression by Enstice, Wayne and Melody Peters.


May 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Union Arts Center


Roost Union Arts Center
2 Union Street
Sparkill, NY 10976 United States
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