“Occupy your office. Occupy your body. Occupy everything, because while dreams can save us, we can only have them together in public.” Nato Thompson, juror for the 2012 Mohawk Hudson Regional at the University Art Museum, is a social activist. He fervently believes in the power of art to influence society and culture, and his passionate “Occupy Everything” essay in the catalog is a call to action.
This is a still image from "Spring Cleaning," a video by Pooh Kaye.
“Blue Line in Winter” by Tatana Kellner is a photograph of a 350-foot-long ribbon she made from blue plastic bags and then placed in the woods.
Sandy Wimer’s artwork is a daily diary of breakfast food and garden flowers that appears on her Facebook page.
“Phil” is one of a series of five oil portraits by Philip J. Palmieri of Loudonville.
Mimi Czajka Graminski won a juror’s award for “Conversation, Game,” an installation made of crocheted cotton sculptures.
"It can't last forever" is a gouache on paper by Gina Occhiogrosso of Troy.
Abraham Ferraro's "Signature Piece" is a performance installation that includes a work table where the artist can make spiral drawings and produce paper with his signatures on it.