Past Exhibitions

"Eye Witness" : Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, Susan Weisend, Lin Price
January 22 - March 28, 2024

A group exhibition featuring Lin Price, Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, and Susan Weisand. The artists present representational and imaginary works in painting, drawing, and sculpture. 


"Black Sun": Willie Binnie
September 5 - October 20, 2023

A solo exhibition titled Black Sun features a visual artist, Willie Binnie. The artist, based in Williamstown, MA, presents large-scale canvases as well as small watercolor sketches and paintings primarily of monochromatic character.


(dis)content: Alyssa Cusimano
April 24 - May 13, 2023

The body of work titled (dis)content, displayed on the east side of the Dowd Gallery, was produced as a part of a BFA thesis requirement by Alyssa Cusimano, a painting major in the Art & Art History Department. Cusimano's work examines the effects of the beauty industry and the unrealistic standards of beauty that are perpetuated through social media.  


Student Select '23
April 24 - May 13, 2023

Student Select '23 exhibition features artwork created by SUNY Cortland students during the academic year 2022-23. The display spans three spaces - Dowd Gallery, Hallway Gallery, and Critiques Space, highlighting student art produced from across disciplines and majors, reflecting a wealth of creativity and dedication to the craft.

The student works will be on display from Monday, April 24, and will remain open to visitors on graduation day, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Saturday and Sunday except for graduation day.


Kindred Quilt: Katherine Kressner
April 24 - May 13, 2023

Kindred Quilt is a nearly 4-minute animated film produced by a fourth-year graduating student, Katherine Kressner, from the Graphic Design & Digital Media Program, Art & Art History Department. The Saratoga Springs native created this project as a year-long Independent Study course led by Professor Martine Barnaby.


Imagination Celebration: Art by K-12 Students and Teachers
March 5 - April 14, 2023

Imagination Celebration is a collaborative exhibition between regional art teachers, their students, and SUNY Cortland. The showcase includes both student artists and their teachers in three spaces in the Dowd Fine Arts Center. 


David B. Smith: "(re)Play"
January 23 - February 24, 2023

(re)Play, is a solo show by Brooklyn-based artist David B. Smith presenting an immersive, object-centered exhibition that includes recent and re-interpreted site-specific installations, interactive environments, and wall and floor objects.


BFA Thesis Exhibition
December 8 - 16, 2022

The BFA Thesis Exhibition is a two-person showcase featuring students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The final projects are produced by Lindsay Richards and Jacob Robinson.


"Family Tree": elin o'Hara slavick, Madeleine Slavick, Sarah Slavick, and Susanne Slavick
October 24 - December 2, 2022

Family Tree is a group exhibition combining art and poetry. This unique project brings together the works of four sisters with careers as artists and writers: elin o'Hara slavick (Irvine, CA), Madeleine Slavick (Wairarapa, New Zealand), Sarah Slavick (Boston, MA), and Susanne Slavick (Pittsburgh, PA).


Office Information

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106,
48 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934
Scott Oldfield, Interim Director

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thr: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. You may also schedule a visit.

The gallery is closed when the College is not in session

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