expanding the local arts vernacular in conversation with regional artists

Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker sits down each week with local artists to talk about their artistic processes, inspirations, trials and tribulations in art + life. Collar Works Radio highlights the thought-provoking, worth-seeing exhibitions at fellow art institutions throughout the region that you will not want to miss!

Collar Works Radio is in partnership with the Sanctuary for Independent Media's radio program Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Listen in LIVE on WOOC 105.3 FM on Tuesdays at 6:15pm and Wednesdays at 7:15AM and 9:15AM. Episodes available on demand here and at

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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews guest Susan Meyer about her artistic practice, sculptures that draw inspiration from Buckminster Fullers geodesic domes to Borsch Belt comics.

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Artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter discusses her own art practice with host Justin Baker. We explore how she creates her work and what lies beneath the surface of her evocative and powerful body of work “Future Ancestors” currently in the ‘In Place of Now’ exhibit on view at Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY through April 14.

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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews guests Madison LaVallee and Julie Casper Roth, 2/3rds of the curatorial team organizing the up coming show In-faux-structure at Opalka Gallery at Sage College in Albany, NY. Discussed was the open call (what they are looking for) , the upcoming deadline (April 1st), how to submit and how to get involved.

To learn more about In-faux-structure

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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker sits down with artist + educator Brian Cirmo to discuss his upcoming show ‘Brian Cirmo: Paintings’ at Lake George Arts Project opening on March 9. Listen in as Cirmo discusses his inspiration and how his painting process has evolved over the last decade.



Justin Baker is a board member of Collar Works and a practicing artist who lives and works in Troy, NY. Justin teaches digital imaging and web art and design at Hudson Valley Community College. He currently lives in Troy, NY with his wife Kyra, daughters Lola and Rona, cats Lulu and Lilly.



Sean Fuller is an artist and independent curator. Most recently he co-organized, with Monica Bill-Hughes, the exhibition Ever Upward at Collar Works, featuring work by recent New York State M.F.A. graduates.Recently he worked for Printed Matter, Inc., managing the opening their new satellite location at Swiss Institute in New York. Prior to Printed Matter, he worked at the Tang Museum as the Store and Publications Manager.

Sean also spent eleven years at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he managed the Design and Book Store, overseeing buying and merchandising, and organizing author and artist events. During this time, he co-organized the 2015 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival.


Collar Works is a non-commission art space located in Troy, New York dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New York’s Capital Region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.