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Seven Columbia High School students had artwork selected to the High School Regional Art Exhibition (L to R: Akashi Walsh, Michaela Toomey, Adam Williams, Ella Buff, Kseniya Chunayeva, Patrick Tracey. Brielle Bucher – not pictured).

Columbia High School art teachers submitted 25 student works to the highly competitive High School Regional Art Exhibition. As a juried show, judges were given the challenge of selecting only 113 pieces of student art from the nearly 500 pieces submitted, by 24 area school districts.

Seven pieces from Columbia High School were accepted into the show.

“This is only the second time we’ve had so many pieces selected for one show,” said Andrea Neiman, a Columbia Art Teacher and the Art Department Chair. “We’re very excited, especially after a challenging few years in education. The East Greenbush Central School District is home to such hardworking and resilient students. We’re just so proud of them!”

The virtual opening reception, hosted by the Albany Center Gallery, will be held on Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. The gallery will display the work from March 22 through April 22. The exhibit is free and open to the public (with mask wearing and social distancing requirements in place) Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12-5 p.m.

“It has been such a pleasure working with these talented, young artists,” said Ms. Neiman. “We are looking forward to seeing their work on display in an authentic gallery setting.”


  • Michaela Toomey ’22 – Untitled
  • Patrick Tracey ’23 – “A Sapsucker’s Holes”
  • Ella Buff ’24 – “Poppy’s Place”
  • Kseniya Chunayeva ’24 – “Nesting”


  • Akashi Walsh ’22 – “The Furies of Francis Bacon”
  • Adam Williams ’23 – “As Above, So Below”

Mixed Media:

  • Brielle Bucher ’22 – “Desperate to Live Among Fantasy”

Michaela Toomey ’22

“A Sapsucker’s Holes”
Patrick Tracey ’23

“Poppy’s Place”
Ella Buff ’24

Kseniya Chunayeva ’24

Ceramic artwork“The Furies of Francis Bacon”
Akashi Walsh ’22

“As Above, So Below”
Adam Williams ’23

“Desperate to Live Among Fantasy”
Brielle Bucher ’22