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TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

SELECT AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2022 | Yasuo Kuniyoshi Award for Sustained Excellence, Woodstock Art Assoc. & Mus.
2022 | Select Award, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
2020 | Best in Show, Fence Select, Ian Berry, The Tang Teaching Museum, Juror 
2019 | Martha Boschen Porter Award, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2019 | Finalist, The Hopper Prize
2018 | Best in Show, The Laffer Gallery, Laura Von Rosk, Juror
2018 | Alumni Jurors Award, University at Albany Museum, Jean Shin, Juror
2015 | The Hyde Collection Purchase Prize, The Hyde Collection
2014 | Award in Honor of Les Orbach, Albany Center Gallery
2010 | Best in Show, 14th Annual Juried Show, Columbia Co Council on the Arts
2008 | First Prize, 12th Annual Juried Show, Columbia Co. Council on the Arts
2005 | Clement Greenberg Award, Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art
2002 | Individual Artists Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts
2000 | Juror’s Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region ( Xu Bing, Juror)
2000 | Purchase Prize, Schenectady Museum
2000 | Purchase Prize, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY
1998 | Individual Artist Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts
1998 | Purchase Prize, Schenectady Museum
1998, 1996, 1993, 1992  SOS Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts
1995 | Finalist, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
1995 | Emerging Artist Award, Columbia Co. Council on the Arts
1994 | First Prize, 4th Annual Exhibition, Spencertown Academy
1992 | First Prize, 2nd Annual Exhibition, Spencertown Academy       
1983, 1982  Nessa Cohen Memorial Award, The Art Students League of NY
1981 | Elizabeth Carstairs Merit Scholarship, The Art Students League of NY
1977, 1976  Board of Control Special Scholarship, Art Students League of NY

2022 | Clement Gallery, Troy, NY
2021 | The Hallway at Second ST Studios, Troy, NY
2020 | Fern Apfel & Ali Osborn, Pulp Gallery, Holyoke, MA
2019 | Upstate Invitational, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY
2019 | Beyond Limits, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
2018 | Narrative, Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY       
2016 | Mohawk Hudson Invitational, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
2006 | Interpretive Visions, Landmarks Visitor Center Gallery, Hudson, NY
1998 | Still Life, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 | What is Lost?, Garage Gallery, Beacon, NY
2023 | Sacred Geometry, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY

2023 | Abide With Me, Main Gallery, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY       

2022 | Games Of Chance, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

2016 | Word & Image, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2013 | Fern Apfel: Paintings, The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham, NY

2011 | Studio Wall, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

2007 | The Book Pictures, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2007 | Inks & Collages, Café Gallery, Old Chatham, NY

2002 | Museum Peace: Reflections on a Collection, Columbia Co. Museum, Kinderhook, NY

2002 | Museum Peace: Reflections on a Collection, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

2000 | Daily Grace, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
2000 | Daily Grace, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
1999 | Daily Grace, The Shaker Museum & Library, Old Chatham, NY

1997 | Fern Apfel, North Pointe Center for the Arts, Kinderhook, NY
1993 | Alaskan Highway: Works on Paper, Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 | Un-Archive, Invitational, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

Critical Forum Artists, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
What We Hold: Stories & Objects, Create Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

 

2023 | Small Works Juried, Autumn, John P Murphy, Loeb Art Center, Vassar
Holiday Exhibition, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Text, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY
Regional, Juried by C. Chen, L.Scheff & W. N. Solokin, Spencertown Acad., NY

Counting the Seconds between Thunder & Lightning, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Summer Juried Exh., Blue Mountain Gallery, NY,  Pamela Salisbury, Juror

Far & Wide, Woodstock Art Assoc. & Museum, Shazzi Thomas, Juror

Hand me Down, 263 Gallery, Cambridge, MA  LaiSun Keane, Juror

Stepping Out Of History: Telling Our Story, Create Council Gallery, Catskil, NY
Fence & Fence Select, Arts Center of the Capital Region,Troy, NY

2022 | Mountain High, Valley Low, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
InstaSelect V2: Mark Borghi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

Upstate Artists 11th Annual, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY Eliz. Dubben, Juror
A Circle of Horizon Lines, Woodstock Art Museum, Jess Wilcox, Juror

Tip of the Tongue, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA Santiago Cucullo, Juror

Radius 50: Woodstock Art Museum, Jayne Drost Johnson, Juror

Risk & Experimentation, Woodstock Art Museum, Seph Rodney, Juror
Painting at Night, Collarworks Gallery & Mother/Artist Podcast, Troy, NY
Largeness Writ Small, Woodstock Art Assoc & Museum, Buzz Spector, Juror
                 

2021 | In, On, Of Paper, Presented by Zeuxis, There Space, NY, NY

Pieced Together, Albany Public Library, Curated by Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY

One in a Year, The Painting Center, NY, NY

The Vision of Care, Woodstock Art Ass. & Museum, Robert Shane, Juror

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

Fence Select, The Art Center, Troy, NY, Dan Cameron, Juror

Holiday Show, Labspace, Hillsdale, NY

2020 | Making a Way, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

Making a Way, Salem State University, Salem, MA

Fish & Dish: A Fresh Take on Still Life, WoodstockMus., Jason Andrew, Juror

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY, Susan Cross, Mass MoCA, Juror

Biblio Spectaculum, Main ST Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, Scott McCarney, Juror
National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, NY, NY, Andrew Arnot, Tibor de Nagy, Juror

From the Pages 2, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA Art Assoc., Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, Juror

Fence Select, The Art Center, Troy, NY, Ian Berry, Juror

A Different Kind of Now, Woodstock Art Assoc & Museum, Douglas Culhane, Juror

So Close, Side x Side Contemporary, Virtual Exhibition

Shown from Afar: Art during the Pandemic, Womenswork.art

About What’s Going On, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA

2019 | Nine by Nine, Pulp Gallery, Holyoke, MA

Ear to the Ground, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, Julie Torres

Upstate Invitational, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, Valerie Palermo

 

2018 | Home, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY, Cara Manes, MOMA, Juror

Upstate Artists, Laffer Gallery, Schuylersville, NY, Laura Von Rosk, Juror

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, SUNY Albany Museum, Jean Shin, Juror
The River Flows Both Ways, Hastings on Hudson, NY
The Golden Age of New Paltz, Part 3, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY

 

2017 | Undercurrents, Dorsky Museum of Art, Suny New Paltz, Livia Strauss, Juror
What’s Leaping in your Heart, Collarworks Gallery, Troy, NY, Alex.Foradas, Jur.

 

2016 | Reclamation, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY, Ian Berry, Tang Teaching Museum

Recent Acquisitions, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Michael Oatman, Jur.
Albany Center Gallery Invitational, Albany, NY
Spencertown Academy Regional, Nicole Hayes, Juror

 

2015 | The Arkell Museum Juried Art Show, The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY

Give & Take: Decentralization Individual Artist Grant Recipients, Catskill, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Rachel Uffner, Jur.
Fence and Fence Select, The Arts Center of the capital Region, Troy, NY

 

2014 | Worlds of Wonder, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, Ian Berry, Juror

Small & Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Institutes Collection, Albany Inst.

Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute, Stephen Westfall, Juror
Rock, Paper, Scissors: NY State Collage, Greene Co. Council, Catskill, NY

 

2013 | Out of Print, Albany Public Library, Albany, NYJudie Gilmore, Curator
Out of Print, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Dan Cameron, Cur.

 

2012 | TYPO: Artists using the Alphabet as Visual Language, Greene Co. Arts, Catskill
CUT, Museum of Imagination, Hudson, NY
76th National Midyear, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

 

2011 | Hudson River Contemporary, Boscobel House, Garrison, NY
75th Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art

 

2010 | Eye Rhymes, The Tang Teaching Museum & Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Imagined Word, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Columbia Co. Council on the Arts, Hudson, NY

 

2009 | The Collage Show: With Ellsworth Kelly & John Ashbery, Spencertown Academy
First Annual Juried Exhibition, Columbia Co. Council on the Arts, Hudson, NY

 

2008 | 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, Columbia Co. Council on the Arts, Hudson, NY

 

2005 | Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

 

2001 | Work: Shaker Design & Recent Art, The Tang Teaching Museum,  NY

Recent Acquisitions, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Schenectady Museum

 

2000 | Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Univ of Albany Art Mus, NY Xu Bing, Juror

 

1998 | Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany International Airport Gallery

 

1997 | Albany Center Gallery, Harold Lohner, Prof. of Art, Russell Sage College,

BIBLIOGRAPHY

I Like Your Work Spring Catalogue, Boston, MA, April, 2024

Text, Chronogram, by Taliesin Thomas, September 12, 2023

Lost Worlds: Artists examine two antiques: letters & pay phones, The Highlands Current, by Alison Rooney, August 4, 2023

Charming Toads, immersive house parties delight onlookers at the Wassaic Project’s summer show, The Lakeville Journal, by Elias Sorich, May 31, 2023

Ephemera Front and Center at Arts Center in Troy, The Daily Gazette, by Indiana Nash, February 8, 2023

Interview with Justin Maiman, Ginger Radio Hour: February 7, 2023
Fern T. Apfel’s “Abide With Me” at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Chronogram Online, by Natasha Chuk, February 1, 2023

In Fern Apfel’s Exhibit, Words Embody the Art, Albany Times Union, by William Jaeger, January 31, 2023

Painting at Night an Artist /Mother Podcast, Exhibition Catalogue, 2022
Painting by Night at Collar Works profiles Mothers as Artists, Times Union, by Amy Griffen, July 13, 2022

Juror Talk, Seph Rodney, Woodstock Art Assoc. & Museum, You Tube, June 23, 2022

Fern Apfel at the Lake George Arts Project, Look TV, by Dayna Peck, April 1, 2022

Lake George Artist Paints the Loving & Speechlessness of Heartache, North Country Public Radio, by Monica Sandreczki, April 2, 2022
Abstraction & Narration Fold Together in New Exhibit, Saratoga Today, March 10, 2022

Art Seen Magazine, The Curator’s Salon, Spring 2022

WMHT/PBS: A House for Arts: February 10, 2021

Fish & Dish: A Fresh take on Still Life, Art Valley: Art & Culture in the Hudson Valley, April 10, 2020

Fish & Dish: Paul Smart, Woodstock Times, March 5, 2020

Dispatches: Stories from Four Gallery Destinations: Art on the Outskirts: Western Mass’s Edgy Scene, Art in New England Magazine, Sept-Oct 2019: The Gallery Issue, p. 42-44

Create Magazine, Spring 2019

Ken Ragsdale at LGAP & Upstate Invitational at Laffer Gallery, dbgetvisual.blogspot.com, November 23, 2019

Glue Sticks & Growth: Artist & Alumna Fern T. Apfel reflects on inspiration and taking one’s time, TheLittleRebellion.com by Joshua Goberdhan, Dec. 6, 2018

On Exhibit: Artists of the Mohawk Region set at University Art Museum by Indiana Nash, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY, Dec. 5, 2018

Invitational Show features often challenging work of four gifted artists by William Jaeger, Times Union, Albany, NY, June 2016

Fern Apfel: Painting, type and Ambiguity by Jesse DeGroodt, The Chatham Press, Sept. 2013

Hudson River Contemporary: Works on Paper. Catalogue. 2011

Objects of Inspiration by David Brickman, Metroland, September 5-11, 2002

Berrry, Ian. Work: Shaker design & Recent Art. Published by The Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 6, 2001

Apfel Opens Windows of the Mind by Maxine Brinkley, The Chatham Courier, 1993

COLLECTIONS

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
The Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY
The University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany, NY
The Shaker Museum, Chatham, NY
The Columbia County Historical Society & Museum, Kinderhook, NY
The Art Students League of New York, NY
Kidder Peabody & Co., NY, NY

Fidelity Investments, NY, NY

Capital Group Corporate Collection, London, UK

EDUCATION

The Art Students League of NY, NY

The State University of New York at New Paltz

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