C O N T E M P O R A R Y A B S T R A C T E D L A N D S C A P E S & S E A S C A P E S
2017 Southern Tier Biennial Contemporary Exhibition
Christine Sullivan's "The High Road"24 x 20" oil on linen is one of 48 pieces
from 41 artists that were juried into the 2017 Southern Tier Biennial (STB)
exhibition whose goal is to showcase "a regional survey of contemporary art.”
This year 62 artists from the nine counties of New York State's Southern Tier
entered more than 150 works of art for consideration in this show by jurors
Thomas Paquette and Tullis Johnson. The submitted works represented a full
spectrum of media and genre that the jurors felt reflected their vision of the
unique qualities representative of contemporary art. A catalog will be produced for
this show and awards will be given at the opening reception September 23, 2017.
The STB is presented by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC), the Olean Public Library Gallery (OPLG), Jamestown Community College (JCC), and the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF) made possible by an endowment from the estate of F. Donald Kenney.
The Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency
In 2016 Christine attended the Vermont Studio Center for a month-
long artist residency. She was awarded a merit-based grant to attend
their residency program in 2015.
The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984.
Situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic
village of Johnson, Vermont the intention of VSC is to foster
creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection
supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains. Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists' and writers' residency program in the United States. Their mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery's 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
Every two years, Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition showcases the talents of emerging and established artists from a 27-county region of western New York. The 2015 show was juried by Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. He chose 68 works by 46 artists from a field of 920 entries by 330 artists. Sullivan's Finger Lakes Geomorphology was chosen for the show and received the OXFORD GALLERY AWARD, one of eight awards chosen by Juror Michael Rooks.
Press - Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle, July 26, 2015
MAG Exhibit Celebrates Regional Artists
By Michelle Shippers
Christine Sullivan wasn't sure she could make a career as a full-time artist until she was chosen
for her first Finger Lakes exhibition in 2011. Since then, she has exhibited her oil paintings at
numerous galleries from Massachusetts to Florida and beyond. This year will be her third time
at Finger Lakes. "It made all the difference in the world," said Sullivan...
Christine Sullivan Artist Talk at MAG - Memorial Art Gallery Website, August 27, 2015
ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE - JULY/AUGUST 2017 ISSUE
Christine Sullivan's July Solo/Featured Artist exhibition at Oils By The Sea / ROCCAPRIORE Gallery in Provincetown was mentioned and an image of her painting"Brand New Day"18 x 24" included in ARTSCOPE Magazine's "Best of the Outer Cape Gallery Crawl" article in the July/August 2017 issue.
2018 Cape Cod Institute Catalog / Website
Christine Sullivan's "Nauset Twilight"18 x 24" was chosen as the
cover art for the 2018 Cape Cod Institute catalog and website.
Each year the catalogue features a Cape-based artwork and
artists featured in the past include Paul Resika, Jim Forsberg,
Karl Knaths, Edwin Dickinson, and Blanche Lazzell (with
permission and from the Provincetown Art Association and
Museum collection). The Cape Cod Institute is a summer-long
series of week-long courses taught by leading contributors to knowledge and practice for health and mental health professionals, as well as OD and HR practitioners, and educators at all levels.