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Contact: Irene Villaverde (914) 654-5235


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, March 17, 2008 -- The Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle (CNR) will present its sixth biennial juried art exhibition, Westchester Biennial 2008, from March 30 – June 15, 2008, with an opening reception to be held on Sunday, April 6, from 2 – 4 p.m.  The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

Created in 1998, the Westchester Biennial showcases recent work by emerging and established Westchester County artists. Through the Westchester Biennial exhibits, Castle Gallery recognizes the diversity and innovation of artists living and working in the County. This unique exhibition is the only venue of its kind. Pieces included in the exhibit are new works created during the last two years.  They were selected by notable jurors Madeline Segall-Marx, sculptor and former president of the National Association of Women Artists, and David C. Terry, Senior Officer of Awards and Creative Development for the New York Foundation for the Arts. Twenty-one artists were chosen for this year’s exhibition in the categories of painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, mixed media and installation/video.

The exhibiting artists in each category are:


Mia Brownell (New Rochelle)

Livia Gus (Bronx/Rye)

Leslie Lew (Mohegan Lake)


Charles Cutietta-Olson (Valhalla)

Loren Eiferman (Katonah)

Charles McGill (New Rochelle)

Luiz Mendes (Mount Vernon)

Miranda Small (New Rochelle)


Pam Connolly (Pleasantville)

Palmer Davis (Larchmont)

Arnold Kastenbaum (Mamaroneck)

Alan Model (Larchmont)


Judd Boloker (Bronxville)

Yen-Hua Lee (Scarsdale)

Moira McCaul (Yonkers)

Alexandra Rutch (New Rochelle)


Maria Lago (Mamaroneck)

Desi Minchillo (Mount Vernon)

Jesse Sanchez (Mount Vernon)


Curt Belshe (Peekskill)

Marcy B. Freedman (Croton on Hudson)

The Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle was established in 1980 as an art resource for the entire community. Dedicated to teaching and committed to providing a rich diversity of art experiences, the Castle Gallery serves school groups and art lovers from throughout Westchester County with innovative exhibits, lectures, and programs.

The Castle Gallery is situated in the historic Leland Castle on the Main Campus of CNR, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Castle Gallery Hours: Tues & Wed, 10 am to 8 pm, Thurs & Fri, 10 am to 5 pm, Sat and Sun, 12 to 4:00 pm. It is closed Mondays and major national holidays. Additional images available upon request.   For additional information, tours, and directions to CNR, please call (914) 654-5423 or  click here.

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The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School.  The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.  The College maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.

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