The Artworks Gallery names Sally Stormon the June Artist of the Month. Sally’s watercolors will hang at the Artworks Gallery special gallery space at109 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls during the month of June.
Sally Stormon has a bachelor’s degree in Art Education, but went on to make her living in another field. She drew and painted as more of a hobby until a few years ago. She has exhibited in the National Exhibition of American Watercolors, The Art of New York, as well as numerous regional exhibitions. She won the Elsie M. Birch Memorial Prize for Watercolor at the Cooperstown National Juried Art Exhibition in 2021. Her work was chosen for the Syracuse Poster Project where it was paired with a poem and made into a poster to be displayed in downtown Syracuse.
Sally says, “I love watercolor! Although I got an A in my college oil painting course, there was something about the luminosity and freshness of watercolor that was more compelling to me. Using watercolor is more like having a conversation with the paint and the paper. Other mediums just sit there and wait for you to tell them what to do. Watercolor steps right in and makes its opinion known.”
Example of a watercolor by Sally Stormon.
Recently, she was commissioned to design four art banners for the City of Auburn, NY to draw attention to attractions in and around the city. She currently has a solo show at the Seward House Museum there. She also schedules meet-ups for a local plein air painting group.
The gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The gallery is staffed by volunteers. If you are making a special trip to visit us, you can call 315-257-0201 to make sure we are staffed. For more information visit online.
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