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Linda Hinkle

Nov. 6 - Dec. 29

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) announces a new exhibition by artist and graphic designer, Linda Hinkle, entitled "Never Quite the Same".

The exhibit at the SVAN Gallery located in the Northville Library at 341 South 3rd Street in Northville, NY is on display commencing November 6 and continues through December 29. The public is welcome to enjoy the creative works that are available for purchase. A meet-the-artist reception will take place at the Library on Tuesday, November 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Hinkle shared that, “Design surrounds us all, but it is the artist who takes joy in the basic elements he or she sees and uses it for inspiration. Cropping an image down to its core elements, then enhancing color, shape and pattern discovered within those boundaries is critical to my work. Employing a variety of techniques and media, layering them into a single graphic design or painting is the result of my current level of analysis. Texture is the underlayment and line work is the finishing touch. The subject matter is only a starting point and not necessarily evident in the finished work.”

After earning a BFA Design at the University of Michigan, Hinkle began her career as art director at WOUB-TV, the PBS affiliate at Ohio University. Relocating to New York, she worked for 45 years in Johnstown as a freelance designer, developing materials for print and products for manufacture. In 2005 she began studying mixed water media. Hinkle states that, “Learning to be free with paint rather than controlling with a computer was initially a challenge but one which proved beneficial both creatively and professionally.”

As recipient of the 2014 Fulton Montgomery Individual Artist Grant, Hinkle created a public art project— Graphic Analysis of a Small City’s Architectural Assets— encouraging people to become more aware of their surroundings and to see things differently, hopefully with greater appreciation of their surroundings. Her hope was that an interest in good design and the expansion of arts opportunities will play an important role in the revitalization of small towns in the region.

Hinkle is a member of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), Saratoga Arts, Albany Artists Group and Firehouse Artists. She has been instrumental in helping to establish, with other artists, venues for artists to exhibit. In 2009, with the support of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, she helped SVAN open the SVAN Artists’ Gallery at the Fulton County Visitor Center in Vail Mills. Hinkle is SVAN’s Exhibit Coordinator for the Vail Mills Gallery. In 2011 she worked with a group of local artists to establish Micropolis, a cooperative art gallery in Gloversville, NY. The gallery (now in its seventh year) celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2016 by holding a juried art show, Art — Food for the Soul. 









Sandra Peters

Along My Way: A New Path

Meet the Artist Reception
Tuesday, March 20th 6-8 PM

This exhibit captures many scenes that Peters witnessed ‘along the way’ in her photo-journaling travels. Whether in nature or indoor subject matter, Peters applies her eye and abilities to provide the viewer with pleasing images. Since 2002 when Peters first began to capture images, she has been mindful of her environs and had her camera at-the-ready for opportunities that would otherwise pass unnoticed.

Peters has had selected work exhibited at the Micropolis Cooperative Gallery’s juried art show, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Symposium, the Paul Nigra Creative Center for the Arts, the Fulton-Montgomery Art Show, the New York State Summer Show, the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center juried art show and at two of the Buck Moon Arts Festivals. In addition, Sandra has had work on exhibit at the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network gallery at the Tourist Information Center in Vail Mills, NY and the SVAN Arts Center in Northville, NY.

The artist states that this exhibit brings her to a peak and crossroad in her venture as a photographer. “This show has allowed me to assess my progress and consider whether I am achieving my goals to take notice, memorialize and share some of the most evident miracles around us in our day-to-day lives. This juncture also allows me to mark ‘a path’ as I go forward, continuing to enjoy nature, with a more experienced perspective and to exercise a more practiced eye.”

Peters is a native of Gloversville, NY and resides there today with her husband, William H. Peters. She enjoys time with her family. Peters is a strong advocate for volunteerism and has applied her commitment as a member of the Soroptimist International of Fulton County, Inc. where she has held officer and board positions as well as civic involvement with the City of Gloversville and in a trustee role and Arts Center Manager with the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network.







Noc 6 - Dec 29

Linda Hinkle

MIxed Media

Pine Lake Storm

Adirondacks Viewed From Vermont

Artichokes Wild

Cuba Wired



Blushing Beauty

Ethereal Forest

Lilies and Lace

Where God's Light Shines