The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center's annual "Made in New York" show is as diverse as the state itself.
The 73 works by 56 state artists in this year's edition, Executive Director Donna Lamb said, spans many media, from paintings to Adirondack-style furniture. And that's just within the Cayuga County area.
Hannibal woodworker Andrew Terpening's table "Transient" takes its name "not only due to its slender figure, but also because one interacts with it merely in passing, perhaps in placing keys or mail upon it while entering the home," he said in his artist statement.
Terpening's piece is one example of what Lamb said is a more 3-D edition of "Made in New York" than usual. The ceramics, silver and other spacious pieces pose a challenge to the center's staff, Lamb said.
"It's always one of the more challenging shows for us to install," she said, "but it's fun."
Lamb said the character of "Made in New York" changes from year to year in part because it's always juried by different art minds. The work in the 2015 show was juried by Katie Waugh, assistant professor of studio art at Wells College, and David Hornung, professor of art and art history at Adelphi University, from a pool of 460 submissions by 247 artists.
Also making the cut was Skaneateles artist Hetty Easter's painting "Winter Stream."
"One of my great loves is plein air painting: It is a constant source of inspiration for me. I love watching and recording the colors changing daily and rhythmically with the seasons, especially in upstate New York," she said in her statement. "This desire and daily practice led me to think about how I could express this even more succinctly. How could I allow the inspiration and peace to show while being unencumbered by realistic rendering and familiarity of landscape — without losing my voice? I began recreating my paintings in studio in circular shapes, preserving the original color patterns and relationships."
The younger Terpening and older Easter also demonstrate another of Lamb's favorite aspects of "Made in New York."
"We always have some really interesting work by younger, emerging artists, as well as people who've been in the show many times," she said. "The diversity of work ... that makes it interesting."