Tony Iadicicco has been a central, dynamic part of the Capital Region arts community for over half a decade. As Executive Director of Albany Center Gallery, an active board member of Albany Barn, and an award-winning artist and community volunteer, Tony works tirelessly to connect people with the arts and promote the creative development of our next generation of leaders.
"I paint to create beauty, working with colors to display movement, emotion, and balance. Painting, for me, is a release that allows me to share my experiences and perspective with others - it's my deepest and most satisfying form of expression.
Awards most recently include the 2014 Norman S. Rice Arts, Culture and Education Award, one of "Tomorrow’s Masters Today" by the Albany Institute of History & Art and Arts, Metroland Readers Poll "Local Art Hero" the Arts Ambassador Volunteer of The Year Award from The Stakeholders Inc., 2013, 2011 Best Local Artist by Capital Region Living Magazine and the Metroland Readers Poll "Best Local Artist".
In June of 2010, Tony held an art event to support kids art and music education in schools. This was important because it showed how art and music influences life’s, and how funding these programs should not be cut. This event was to raise money to start the “Artist to Artist” scholarship fund, which will be given to a local high school senior that wishes to continue their education in the arts at a college level.
Recently, Tony was working on multiple projects with different organizations which include Best Buddies, The Bus Stop Club, Northeast Parent & Child, Make -A- Wish Foundation, The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival painting, Sculpture in The Street with the Albany Business Improvement District and "RED" the performance at Cap Rep. in Albany, N.Y.