Due to mandates from the Office of the Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, live and in-person events statewide have been cancelled or postponed in recent months and this trend will likely continue for the unforeseeable future. In response, many museums and galleries have taken to the internet to reach and entertain their patrons. The good folks at Choose Cohoes for Art are no exception. Undaunted, they have taken their 10th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase (CAS) online. Like previous Cohoes Artist Showcases, the Virtual CAS is designed to increase awareness of the arts while focusing on artists living or working in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties.
Being a virtual exhibition, the Virtual CAS is not encumbered by the limitations of a brick-and-mortar gallery space, so the Showcase will officially open on June 1, 2020 and remain live until traditional exhibitions can be resumed. Also, the Choose Cohoes for Art team will continue to accept submissions for the Showcase until they have 25 artists, 100 pieces of art, or until the end of June 2020, whichever comes first. If you're interested in exhibiting, there is still plenty of time and opportunity, so feel free to contact the Choose Cohoes for Art team vie e-mail or social media for information on how you can take part.
My contributions to the Virtual CAS are pencil drawings of three pop-culture icons: Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, The Child (more commonly known as Baby Yoda), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his role as The Comedian in The Watchmen film.
Visit the Virtual Cohoes Artist Showcase where you are free to enjoy the artwork, start or enhance your collection, connect with artists, or join the exhibition yourself. Your support and involvement are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Thanks to Dave and Ann Marie Koschnick, Fred Neudoerffer, and the Choose Cohoes for Art team for their generosity, dedication, and determination.
December 14, 2019-
Appeared at Alterniverse's 10th Annual Toys For Tots Toy Drive, 1164 Rockledge Plaza, Hyde Park, NY. Thanks to Anthony Just, Cliff Parmeter, Jim Dunaway, Dutchess County Toys For Tots, the US Marine Corps, fellow guests, and attendees for another wonderful and successful Alterniverse Toys For Tots celebration.
December 7, 2019-
Appeared at Makers Market at Arlene's, Arlene's Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to the Arlene's Artist Materials team- Andrew, Fernanda, and Jim- for their overwhelming hospitality and generosity. Special thanks to the participating artists, friends, and shoppers. You all made this a day to remember.
November 14, 2019-
Appeared at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, NY for their annual Game Day. Thanks to event organizer Carlene Schlemmer Kara and the FDR High School students and staff for a terrific afternoon.
November 3, 2019-
Appeared at Albany
Comic and Toy Show, The Red Lion Hotel, Albany, NY. Thanks to John Belskis, the Albany Comic Con team, fellow vendors, and attendees for another fine show. I contributed a pencil drawing of The Queen of the Jungle to the convention's classic heroes-themed VIP print and Ronald McDonald House Charities silent auction. Thanks to all who participated in the auction. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
October 27, 2019-
Appeared at IncrediCon, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Wappingers Falls, NY. Thanks to convention organizer Mike Lopez, the IncrediCon team, The Galleria Mall, fellow vendors, and all of the attendees and shoppers who made this event special. Mike Lopez is already planning the next IncrediCon go-round for March 2020. Stay tuned for details!
October 26, 2019-
Appeared at A Heroes and Villains Halloween Party! at Heroes and Villains, Cortland Corset Factory, Cortland, NY. Thanks to Stephen, Vannessa, and Dallas for being such gracious and welcoming hosts. Extra special thanks to the attendees, shoppers, friends, and costumed characters for a memorable and fun afternoon.
October 24, 2019-
Completed a pencil drawing of The Queen of the Jungle for the upcoming Albany
Comic and Toy Show which will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at the The Red Lion Hotel, Albany, NY. The drawing will be part of the convention's classic heroes-themed VIP print and Ronald McDonald House Charities silent auction where attendees are invited to bid on original art such as this and other memorabilia. Hope to see you at the show!
October 4-5, 2019-
Appeared at Sci-Fi Horror Fest, The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta, NY. Thanks to show organizers Dennis and Tiffani-Beth Gager, the Sci-Fi Horror Fest team, The Foothills Performing Arts Center staff, Jonathan and Lola Myers, DMon Productions, Loren Molloy, Lenn Oddity, honored guests, fellow vendors, and attendees for a fun and eclectic gathering. Very special thanks to Courtney Gains, kindred spirit and one of the finest neighbors one could ask for. This show keeps getting better every year and the Gagers have already started planing for the next Sci-Fi Horror Fest which will be held on October 24-25, 2020. Can't wait to see what chills they'll have in store. Hope to see you there!
September 20-21, 2019-
Appeared at Council of Five Nations XXXXII, Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY. Thanks to Bill Dickerson, David Cheng, the Council team, fellow vendors, and all of the convention attendees that dropped in.
September 22, 2019-
Appeared at Uticon, The Jorgensen Center, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY. Thanks to show organizer Bob Elinskas for the invitation to be part of this charitable event and for his kindness and generosity. In addition to the charitable aspect of the show, Uticon is a special day for the Upstate New York convention family- vendors, guests, and fans- to gather, reconnect, and find new friends as the fall season starts to settle in.
September 8, 2019-
Appeared at Upstate NY Collector's Show, The Venue @ St. Joseph's, Cohoes, NY. Thanks to show organizer Dan O'Neill, fellow vendors, and attendees for another short but sweet Collectors Show.
July 13, 2019-
Appeared at Electric City Comic Con, Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY. Thanks again to Electric City Comic Con's Leah LaFera, Chad A. Burdette, Shane Moore, and the planning committee for the honor of joining them for this year's Artist Alley. Thanks also to the Electric City Comic Con staff and volunteers; Schenectady County Public Library staff; and fellow artists and vendors. Special thanks to all of the attendees who are such a big part of this convention and community.
As mentioned previously, this Electric City Comic Con saw the official launch of Christian N. St. Pierre: Sketchbook, Vol. 3, the third volume in my sketchbook series. Christian N. St. Pierre: Sketchbook, Vol. 3 is a collection of drawings of comic book and movie characters that is intended as an entertainment and learning tool. Comprised of preliminary sketches alongside finished drawings, it is designed to give a peek at the process behind the artwork as well as a close up look at some finished pieces.
July 10, 2019-
This Saturday, July 13th, Electric City Comic Con will take place at Schenectady County Public Library. I've been invited to be part of the indoor Artist Alley this year and will debut the third volume in my sketchbook series at the show. Christian N. St. Pierre: Sketchbook, Vol. 3 is a collection of drawings of comic book and movie characters that is intended as an entertainment and learning tool. Comprised of preliminary sketches alongside finished drawings, it is designed to give a peek at the process behind the artwork as well as a close up look at some finished pieces.
Electric City Comic Con will take place this Saturday, July 13th at Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free to the public and all are welcome. Drop in and enjoy the show!
July 6, 2019-
Appeared at Highland Library Comic Fest, Highland Public Library, Highland, NY. Thanks to Highland Library's Caitlyn Stever and Lisa Gil; Bill Diamond, Dorian and Belinda Sinnott, Eddy Eder, Reinaldo Pizzaro, The Bus crew, fellow guests, and exhibitors; and Alterniverse's Anthony Just for a wonderful event. Special thanks to the attendees who braved the summer heat to drop in and spend the day.
June 22-23, 2019-
Prints of Catwoman, Mystique, and Black Orchid will be on view at the 9th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase being held at Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY. The Cohoes Artist Showcases, organized by Choose Cohoes for Art, are designed to increase awareness of the arts and artists in New York's Capital Region.
A framed print of Catwoman will be part of the auction to benefit Choose Cohoes for Art productions and the Lise Toch Creative Arts Education Fund.
Thanks to Fred Neudoerffer, Dave and Ann Marie Koschnick, and the Choose Cohoes for Art team for all of their hard work and dedication.
June 8, 2019-
Appeared at IncrediCon, The Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown, NY. Thanks to show organizer Michael Lopez and the IncrediCon team for all their hard work. Thanks also to all of the shoppers who took the time to browse through the IncrediCon exhibitors, artists, and guests.
June 2, 2019-
Appeared at Albany
Comic Con 21, The Red Lion Hotel, Albany, NY. Thanks to John Belskis and the Albany Comic Con crew, fellow guests and vendors, and especially the attendees for an excellent show. It was as John Belskis framed it: a day of comics, friends. and fun. I contributed a pencil drawing of Marvel Comics' Mystique to the X-Men-themed VIP print and Ronald McDonald House Charities silent auction. Thanks to all who donated or placed a bid. The charity auction is always a major part of the Albany Comic Con events.
May 11-12, 2019-
Appeared at Hudson Valley Comic Con, Gold's Gym & Exhibition Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Thanks to Kayla Burachowski and the Hudson Valley Comic Con team for a fun weekend. Thanks to Alterniverse's Anthony Just for arranging this appearance and for his support and generosity. As always, a heart-felt thank you to the attendees for making this weekend one to remember.
May 4, 2019-
Celebrated Free Comic Book Day and May The 4th at Alterniverse, Hyde Park, NY. Thanks to Anthony Just, Tom Best, Jess Burkey, Cliff Parmeter, Steve Desario, fellow guests, and all the Alterniverse faithful for a fun-filled day. I am very fortunate and grateful to be part of the Alterniverse family.
April 6, 2019-
Appeared at The Heroes and Villains Con, Heroes and Villains, Cortland Corset Factory, 75 East Court Street, Cortland, NY. Thanks to gracious hosts and Heroes and Villains store proprietors Stephen Vincent, Vanessa Mielke, and Dallas for their generosity and hospitality. Thanks to fellow guests The Yanceys, Brandon Whipple, Jonathan and Lola Myers, Brian R. Labelle, James Q. Nguyen, Wayne Beeman, Joe Orsak, and many others for making this a wonderful day of family and community gathering.
March 24, 2019-
Appeared at Albany
Comic and Toy Show, The Red Lion Hotel, Albany, NY. Thanks to John Belskis, Matt Belskis, Wayne and the Albany Comic Con team as well as the vendors and artist alley neighbors for a wonderful show. Special thanks to the attendees that made this a very busy, exciting, and fun day.
February 22-24, 2019-
Appeared at Genericon
XXXII, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, Troy, NY. Thanks to the Genericon staff and especially Artist Alley Coordinator David Burcat and his team for putting together a wonderful show. Thanks to Raymond Lowell and fellow artist alley guests as well as the attendees, convention family, and friends who make this all possible.