Southern Tier Biennial (STB) exhibitions celebrate the vitality and diversity of contemporary art in the Southern Tier region. A professionally juried contemporary art exhibition open to nine counties of the southern tier, it was founded in 2003 to make a measurable and positive difference for rural artists. The STB affords artists an opportunity to take part in the process of a professional art competition and be rewarded for those efforts. The call for artists will begin in March 2015, with a deadline in June. For more information, the call, the schedule, and exhibition updates, see www.southerntierbiennial.com.
Dual opening receptions will be held on Saturday, September 19, at 3pm at the Olean Public Library Gallery with an award ceremony and light refreshments followed by an Art Party at 4:30 at The Center Gallery at JCC featuring hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and live entertainment. Both are free and open to the public.
The STB is a collaboration among the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Olean Public Library Gallery, Jamestown Community College, and the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation through the generous sponsorship of the F. Donald Kenney Foundation.