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    Palitz Gallery

    The second floor of Syracuse University’s Lubin House is home to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery. Made possible through the generous support of alumna Louise Palitz and her husband, Bernard, the gallery hosts several art exhibits throughout the year, including two major public shows—one in the fall and one in the spring.

    The SUArt Galleries on campus, the generosity of private collectors, and the talents of alumni are what help to make the Palitz Gallery a popular feature of Lubin House.

    Curators of the Palitz Gallery exhibits are Domenic Iacono (, director of SUArt Galleries and David Prince (, associate director/curator.

    You can contact the SUArt Galleries staff at 315.443.4097.

    Current Exhibit

    Gregory Heisler, Robert Ballard

    Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition

    April 24 - June 1, 2017
    Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Saturday, 11 a.m. -4 p.m.

    Click here to check out our exhibition checklist.

    New York, NY – The Palitz Gallery proudly presents the tenth annual Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition open now through June 1. Palitz Gallery is located in Syracuse University’s Lubin House at 11 E. 61st St., New York City. The Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition draws attention to the achievements of artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities. Exhibition hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Memorial Day weekend. It is free and open to the public. Contact 212-826-0320 or for more information.

    Each of the award winners receives a portion of a $60,000 per year allotment from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. This year, 21 works are on display, including pen and ink drawings, textile art, tempera on paper and mixed media. Grant winners are Monica Chulewicz, Laura Craig McNellis, Jason DeSilva, Dustin Grella, E. Jane, Katya Tepper, Melvin Way and Cathy Weis.

    A selection committee reviewed the nominees, determined the winner, and decided how the grant money would be dispersed among the artists. This year’s selection committee members were Emily Dittman, exhibitions and collections manager, Syracuse University Art Galleries; Carolyn Lazard, artist; Barbara London, curator; and Frank Maresca, partner, Ricco/Maresca Gallery.

    About the Awards 

    Wynn Newhouse was a prominent and avid art collector who lost functional use of one hand in an industrial accident as a young man. By midlife, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Newhouse envisioned The Wynn Newhouse Awards in 2005.  The program provides grants to talented fine artists with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Newhouse was joined by top artists, curators and critics who shared his belief that many disabled people have unique insights and skills that can enhance their ability to create exciting art. He hoped that these exhibitions would enable the arts public to see the many creative ideas contained in their works. He  passed away in 2010.

    About Palitz Gallery

    Palitz Gallery, located in Syracuse University's Lubin House, is the Syracuse University Art Galleries' visual arts venue in midtown Manhattan. Opened in 2003, the gallery is made possible through the support of SU alumna Louise Palitz and her late husband Bernard. Throughout the year, the gallery presents a variety of notable exhibitions from the University’s collection and private and museum collections.

    The exhibition is free and open to the public. Contact 212.826.0320 or for more information.