Each year, two judges are selected from the Capital-Saratoga Region to jury the TRASK Art Show & Sale. Judges are selected based on the merit of their own artwork and contributions to the regional visual art world as well as judges representing arts administration from art galleries, museums, and other visual arts organizations. Judges are independent from the show and will work together to aid the curation of the show and in selecting winners for prize awards and honorable mentions.
Our 2015 TRASK Judges:
Kristen Holler, Executive Director, Albany Barn
Kristen Holler is a native of the Capital Region who has worked with Albany Barn, Inc. in various capacities since 2006, including as a founding board member and Director of Volunteer Coordination. Ms. Holler received a B.S. in Community and Human Services Administration from Empire State College. Professional experience includes several years in community and Human Services with Schenectady ARC and Bethesda House of Schenectady, as well as 12 years in the theatrical costuming industry with The Costumer, Inc. Ms. Holler is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Capital District Human Resources Association, Women in Development of Northeastern New York, and Zonta International.
Tom Myott, Painter, Gallery Owner, and Art Teacher
Tom Myott is a working artist who co-established the Corner Gallery in the Glens Falls Shirt Factory. Myott captures the action and vitality of each subject. The canvas comes alive with a myriad of lush, vibrant color. Dots, dashes, and loose strokes are the genesis of his work. He also creates panoramic landscapes and large portraits, working predominantly with acrylic paint in a contemporary style, characterized by unique brush strokes and intense color. Thoroughbred racing has been the primary subject of his painting. His large racing images have become the coveted artwork of numerous private collections including a commission of the 2011 Belmont Stakes winner, “Ruler On Ice”.
Myott earned a B.S. in Education at SUNY Buffalo and a M.A. in Education at SUNY Plattsburg. He resides in his hometown of South Glens Falls, NY, where he has also been a much-loved high school art teacher since 1993.