Fredonia Artists Selected for Exhibit


Jamestown, NY – The works of two Fredonia artists are among the selections for Women Create, the first juried exhibit of women’s art at the new 3rd On 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown, New York.

Women Create will exhibit a wide range of art and fine crafts in a variety of media.


Simplicity of Rocks by Sue McNamara

Jill Johnston’s mixed media print “Red Garden 5” and Sue McNamara’s mixed media “Simplicity of Rocks” will be on display from February 11 to March 31.

With the show created to feature the work of local and regional women, the preponderance of artists comes from throughout western New York. Johnston and McNamara are the only Fredonia artists to be included.

In her application for the show, McNamara described herself as having “a passion for learning and facilitating learning for others.” She has worked in the business world, government service and most recently as a college professor. Art has long been at the heart of her interests along with nature, exploring, traveling and her daughter. She finds her inspiration in “our local landscapes. Technique is gained by participating with a group of women, Artists @ Heart, led by a teacher that believes, ‘Effort is more powerful, at the end of the day, than ability, as long you have the true passion to grow.’”

Red Garden

Red Garden by Jill Johnston

A native of Canada, Jill Johnston lived in the Baltimore area for 15 years where she taught animation, film production and digital imaging classes at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She now lives in Fredonia, where she is the director of the new animation area at SUNY Fredonia. Her artwork explores the narrative format through animation, film, photography, and painting. The recipient of numerous awards, her work has been shown throughout the United States as well as in Croatia, Korea, Turkey, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and more.

Women Create’s opening reception will be 6-8 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Jamestown’s 3rd On 3rd Gallery, 116 East Third Street, adjacent to the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Women Create will be the gallery’s first major juried show and the second major group/multi-artists show since it opened last year.

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