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Submissions for Springville Art Crawl due April 13, art jury announced

Sean Witucki

Sean Witucki

Nila Griffis Lampman

Nila Griffis Lampman

Donna Jordan Dusel

Donna Jordan Dusel

Springville Center for the Arts seeks participants and artwork submissions for the juried Annual Downtown Springville Art Crawl.

The deadline to submit is Saturday, April 13.

This one-night art event places artwork in small businesses along Springville’s East Main Street Historic District where visitors can stroll from location to location during the free event.

In addition to fine artwork, this year’s Crawl is looking for musicians and performers to play interspersed with the artwork, art installation proposals, art demonstrations and fine crafters looking to table in a sales area.

A small “pop-up shop” marketplace will feature small business owners that do not yet have a storefront space. Community organizations interested in setting up a table to promote their activities are also sought.

The Art Crawl takes place on Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To submit artwork, artists are asked to email images of their submissions and an entry form to SCAArtSubmissions@gmail.com.

Five original pieces of any medium may be accepted. There is no restriction on size or age. If accepted by the jury, artists will be notified and work must be delivered ready to display by April 27. A submission form and details are available at Crawl.SpringvilleArts.org

Performers, community organizations and others interested in participating should call the Center at 592-9038 or email SCAArtSubmissions@gmail.com.

The art jury this year includes Sean Witucki, Nila Griffis Lampman and Donna Jordan Dusel.

Sean Witucki is a drawing and painting instructor at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts; is a member of the Copley Society of Artists, Buffalo Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America, Western New York Artist Group; and is a Grand Central Atelier, Hudson River Fellow.

Nila Griffis Lampman, Executive Director of The Ashford Hollow Foundation, finds her passion in connecting people to the art, programs and history that can be found both at Griffis Sculpture Park and The Essex Arts Center. One of Lampman’s main goals is to pay homage to the

great history that the organization holds while ensuring its sustainability for years to come.

Lampman initially served as a dedicated volunteer to The Ashford Hollow Foundation for over 25 years, leading the charge of several fundraising events as well as the creation of marketing and press materials. She officially joined the Ashford Hollow Foundation as Executive Director in 2010. Lampman moved full time into the non-profit sector after careers in advertising and education.

Donna Jordan Dusel has been exhibiting her artwork and her photography work since receiving her MAH (Masters of Arts in Humanities) from SUNY University at Buffalo in 1978. She has exhibited her photos in many regional art galleries. Her work was also shown in Beijing, China, included in the Buffalo State Faculty exhibition in 2013. She received an “American Photographer” Award in 1984. Dusel has been an exhibiting member of The Buffalo Society of Artists since 1980 and served as curator of the D’Youville College Library Gallery in 2001, where she curated professional watercolor exhibitions.

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