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Pelham Art Center Faculty Exhibition

Pelham Art Center’s first exhibition of 2024 will feature a selection of new artwork by its very own teaching artists. The Faculty Exhibition will be on display through February 25, 2024, and features artwork in a variety of mediums ranging from drawings, oil paintings, ceramics, mixed-media, computer-generated work, collage, and more. 

Emlyn Taveras is one of the teaching artists with work featured in the Faculty Exhibition.

“The artwork was created as a message and call for peace,” she said of “Offerings.” “Most of my work is a direct response to my environment, culture and the social climate. The materials hold significant meaning in the part of the story being told. ‘Offerings’ is created with handmade paper and texture that symbolizes the facets of our spiritual and physical identity.”

The Faculty Exhibition provides an opportunity to collect original art from established artists and to view the diverse expertise that instructors impart in the classes at Pelham Art Center.

“I enjoy the faculty exhibit because it allows us all a peek into other aspects, interests, and sides of our colleagues,” said Susan Saas, who has a recent self portrait and two illustration pieces from the early 2000s featured in the show.

Pelham Art Center instructors are professional artists in their associated media. They are also curators, collectors, entrepreneurs, scholars, and community pillars who have kindled creativity in thousands of students. Many are graduates of premier fine arts programs, hold prestigious awards and apprenticeships, and have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. Since its founding in 1970, Pelham Art Center teaching artists have nurtured the creative potential of students of all levels.

Participating Artists in the 2024 Faculty Exhibition Include: Fiona Agababian, Mecca Alim, Jeanne Carreau, Elizabeth de Bethune, JC English, Frank Fanelli, Helayne Friedland, Letizia Gentile, Frank Guida, Sonika Gupta, Satish Joshi, Barry L. Mason, Eleanor Grace Miller, Kristin Moore-Gantz, Susan Nathenson, The Nerdy Duo (Melissa Weiland & Erin Cardullo)Nancy Nikkal, Samantha Richardson, Donna Rose Ross, Susan Saas, Ana Saura, Gal Segall, Maria Spiess, Emlyn Taveras, Daniel Villeneuve, Judith Weber.

Pelham Art Center is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study and experience the arts, foster lifelong arts appreciation and thereby strengthen the community.

The Art Center was founded in 1970 and now serves more than 16,000 people each year. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, and Pelham Community Members and Annual Fund Donors. Visit