- Mama Lane's Featured Artist: 2014 Spring featured artist solo exhibition; Mama Lane's Coffee House & Yarn Studio, Tarpon Springs, FL
- SUNY Student Art Exhibition: 2016 Spring exhibition of selected student work by art majors throughout the SUNY system; Plaza Gallery, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY
- SUNY Best of Student Art Exhibition: 2016 exhibition of juried student works from the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Student exhibitions by art majors throughout the SUNY system; New York State Museum, Albany, NY
- SUNY Student Art Exhibition: 2016 Fall exhibition of selected student work by art majors throughout the SUNY system; Plaza Gallery, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY
- SUNY Ulster Student Art Exhibition: 2016 exhibition of selected student work by art majors at SUNY Ulster; Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY.
- Thompson Family Foundation of NY Scholarship Student Exhibit: 2017 exhibition of selected works of Thompson Family Foundation scholarship recipients at the Woodstock School of Art; Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY
- SUNY Ulster Student Art Exhibition: 2017 exhibition of selected student work by art majors at SUNY Ulster; Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY
- SUNY Student Art Exhibition: 2017 Fall exhibition of selected student work by art majors throughout the SUNY system; Plaza Gallery, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
- "Sad Panda" design: Redbubble digital sticker pack for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digital-sticker-all-stars/id1202633245?mt=8#
- Vice President's Award for Excellence in the Arts: SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge NY. Work selected to be part of the permanent collection.
- 2017 Associate in Science - Fine Arts: With High Honors - SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge NY.
- Cumulative GPA: 3.88
- Phi Theta Kappa; President's List & Dean's list: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
- Scholarships: Friends of SUNY Ulster, 2016: $2500; Muroff-Kotler Scholarship, 2017: $500
- President and co-founder of the SUNY Ulster Art Association (SUAA) - Fall 2016-Spring 2017
- In Progress: Bachelor of Fine Art - Illustration; Art History Minor: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA.
- Scholarships: Presidential Scholarship: $15,500 annually.
About the Artist
"To me, art is a form of communication; a way to communicate ideas or express feelings that cannot be accurately portrayed via verbal or written form. It is a way to invoke deeper thought into the subject at hand, a deeper feeling that words cannot allow.
As a child, I loved birds of prey to the extent of wanting to be a falconer, and I still do to this day. Art took on a whole new dimensionality for me when I discovered the paintings of John James Audubon. He captured a harsh, beautiful reality of birds that I had yet to see before, and it became my goal to emulate that. My work often features birds of prey not only for my love of them, but because they've also become a key to expressing myself. The diversity of birds is parallel to the diversity of expression they allow: a crow can represent sorrow, trickery, and death, an owl can represent wisdom, intelligence, and secrets, and my personal favorite, the hawk, can represent vision, awareness, and spirit.
I enjoy employing a broad diversity of media across my work, as I feel limiting myself to a few would be to limit the extent of my expression. There are certain feelings that are better portrayed with specific media: the whimsicality of watercolor, the rawness of charcoal, and the intensity of pastels.
My work usually reflects my love for the cosmos; for both nature and outer space. I always aim to connect the viewer with a broader picture: the beauty, fragility, and infinitesimal reality of existing on Earth. I emphasize my ideas to the viewer through the use of subject matter that can be interpreted symbolically."
Amanda Tulacz is an artist and illustrator living and working in Beverly, MA and attends Montserrat College of Art full time as an illustration major, with a minor in art history.