About the Judges-2022

McCauley
Cannizzo

Electric City Barn

McCauley currently works as the Programming, Events, and Membership Coordinator at Electric City Barn in Schenectady, NY. Electric City Barn falls under Albany Barn Inc. and she has been with the organization since June of 2021 and feels right at home. She holds a M.S. in Organizational Membership with a Public Administration Specialization from Sage Graduate Schools. Her B.F.A. in Studio Art is from Cazenovia College, with minors in Arts Management, Art History, and Photography.

Indiana
Nash

Daily Gazette

Indiana is the Arts Columnist at The Daily Gazette, and has been for the past six years.  She covers the arts extensively in the capital district.

Heather E. Schwartz

Author

Heather is a local author for Scholastic, Grand Central Publishing, Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, and the Smithsonian.

Rick
Sacchetti

Artist

Rick is a long time Schenectady artist.  He has consistently been recognized for his work in the Annual Stockade Art Show.  His paintings can be seen in an exhibit starting February 1st, 2023 at the Moon and River Cafe.

Richard
Genest

Proprietor of the Moon and River Cafe

Richard maintains a continuous rotation of art exhibits at his cafe located at 115 S. Ferry St, Schenectady, NY, and has been a consistent promoter of the arts in Schenectady for nearly 20 years

Samuel
Petreikis

Musician

Sam is in his second year at SUNY Purchase majoring in Music Composition.  He heads up the alternative band “Is This Thing On”, and has been writing and performing for the past three years.  The anagram “ITTO” can be found on Spotify.

Orlondo
Hundley

Community Art Leader

Londo is active in the arts community, as creator of Last Pine Productions, and event promoter. He writes and performs musically, and can be found under “97OTIS” on Spotify.

Caroline
Bardwell

Schenectady Trading Company

Caroline Bardwell is the sole owner of The Schenectady Trading Company on lower Union Street in downtown Schenectady, a modern general store selling handmade artisan goods, local food products, gifts and souvenirs. She is a proud Schenectadian who loves to discover and celebrate local creative talent of all forms. A scientist turned shopkeeper, she is on a mission to show off the best parts of the Electric City and surrounding area with locals and visitors alike.

The above lists a few of the 10 judges who participated in this year’s Electric City Arts Contest, thank you!!