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Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Melissa Schulenberg won the Purchase Award for work in the North Country Regional Juried Art Show, presented during the summer of 2004 at the Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam.

The North Country Regional Juried Art Show has been presented every summer for over 20 years at the Gibson Gallery and is open to artists who are residents of the North Country within a 200-mile radius of Potsdam, including Canada and Vermont.

The exhibition jurors (this year SUNY Oswego Professor of Art Richard Zakin and Helen Zakin, professor of art history and director of the gallery at SUNY Oswego) also select award-winners. The Purchase Award is the top award in the exhibition. Schulenberg's award-winning woodcut, Drift, will be submitted to the Gibson Gallery Collections Committee for acceptance into its Permanent Collection. The Purchase Award also includes the opportunity, along with the three top award-winners for the past three years, to participate the Gibson Gallery's Triennial Exhibition of North Country Juried Show Award Winners, taking place from January 28 to February 25, 2005.

Schulenberg earned her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, a master's degree at Purdue University, and the MFA at the University of Colorado/Boulder. Prior to joining the St. Lawrence faculty in 2002, she taught at Boulder and at Grinnell College in Iowa. Her work is frequently presented in juried exhibitions.

Posted: August 26, 2004