Winners Announced as Popular Art Show Returns  

On Thursday, May 11, hundreds of people packed the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts as winners were announced for the 2017 Fulton-Montgomery Art Show. The award ceremony took place during the Meet the Artists Opening Reception. The exhibition features work from a wide range of artists who live or work in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Pieces created by student artists are also showcased. The featured artist is renowned local painter, sculptor and photographer Barney Bellinger.


2017 Fulton-Montgomery Art Show Winners


Student Awards:

Congregational Church Art Show Committee Award

First Place: “Childhood Memories 2, A Day at the Beach” by Taylor Griffith, Grade 12, Johnstown High School

Second Place: “Frank Gallagher” by Carolyn Smith, Grade 10, Broadalbin-Perth High School

Third Place: “Reveal” by Michael Darling, Grade 12, Northville Central School

Runner Up: Shelby Dopp, Grade 12, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Community Artists’ Award – Best in Show

First Place: “Cat 2” by Sierra Luck, Grade 12, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Second Place: “Untitledby Amy Laubenstein, Grade 10, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Third Place: “Baby Crying” by Carter Ivancic, Grade 12, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Runner Up: “Girl in the Harley-Davidson Hat” by Sara Albright, Grade 12, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Traditions Award: Sara Albright, Grade 12, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School

Helen I. Hays Memorial Award: “Flower Girl” by Charlene Walters, Grade 12, Broadalbin-Perth High School

Antoine Harazin Award: Lauryn Pianelli, Grade 11, Mayfield Junior/Senior High School


Community Artist Awards:

Best in Show – Photography

First Place: “Snowy Glare” by Warren Greene

Second Place: “Intricate Dandy” by Paul Valovic

Third Place: “Big Brother” by Ron Dennis

Best in Show – All Media

First Place: “The Hedgerow” by Nancie Johnson

Second Place: “Between Races” by Sharon Miller

Third Place: “In Pemaquid Park” by Lynne Vokatis

Fulton County Show Alumni Award

First Place: “Geraniums” by Marilyn Batty

Second Place: “The Glove” by Jack Horning

Third Place: “1949 Studebaker” by Robert Stangle


The Fulton-Montgomery Art Show is a re-creation of the long-held Fulton County Art Show at the First Congregational Church in Gloversville. This show no longer exists, so the Nigra Arts Center was happy to resurrect and expand it to include Fulton and Montgomery Counties. 


The show will hang through June 5. The public is welcome to view the winning pieces as well as the rest of the artwork in our Community Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.