About the Judges-2022


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.


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


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



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.


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



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.


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.

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