When it comes to getting a great shot, Kiki always hits the mark.
Best Graphic Designer
Uniting art and tech to make some sharp web designs.
2ND (TIE) CAROLINE CORRIGAN, LAURYN SCHROM
The team behind videos for Sean Rowe, Girl Blue, and Wild Adriatic swept this category with a vengeance.
2ND JAMEL MOSELY
3RD KIKI VASSILAKIS
Dark, abstract and provocative–Alex Waters has the kind of edge that is at times missing in the Capital District art scene.
In addition to creating his own beautiful graphic novels and hosting free Comic Jams at your local library, Ira produced the magic that is this week’s cover.
2ND DANA OWENS
3RD TERESA BURNS PARKHURST
She’ll have you shipping some adorably sexy robot-human couples among other trademark characters.
An entertaining and inspiring performer to watch.
2ND SARA SENECAL
The founder of Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is known for her take on a variety of genres and inspirations to create beautifully creative performances.
2ND SARA SENECAL
3RD ROBIN CRIST
Best Dance Studio
This isn’t your mom’s stuffy dance studio – the heart & soul of dance pro Nadine Medina, TDF takes hip-hop, tap and chairlesque seriously, and also produced an epic dance video on a rooftop.
2ND ELLEN SINOPOLI DANCE COMPANY
3RD DANCE FORCE INC.
Tried and true. William Kennedy captured the Albany of old while critiquing the Albany of present.
NICOLE VAN SLYKE
Producer-Director at WMHT, Nicole’s local documentary production is sure to bring a tear to your eye.
2ND (TIE) MAGGIE MANCINELLI, JOHN YOST
3RD CHRIS FOSTER
Best Set Design
A resourceful artist who knows how to provide a sense of place.
2ND JOHN STEGEMANN
Best Small Theater
This familiar home for local theater handily won the category. This year’s production of An Iliad is a shining example of what makes The Rep so special.
3RD (TIE) ALBANY CIVIC THEATER, STEAMER NO. 10
Best Large Theater
Known as the “community’s living room,” Proctors consistently delivers world-class Broadway in the same breath as it provides the region’s most robust educational programming, support for countless non-profits, and community programs like the Downtown Ambassadors – and our readers know it!
2ND THE PALACE
3RD THE EGG
Best Local Production This Year
“This show deserves full houses for each and every remaining performance,” our theater critic Amy Durant wrote.
Best Touring Production This Year
This acclaimed masterpiece and cautionary tale gained chilling modern relevance in this remarkable tour.
Host of several local open mics and variety shows and always at the ready with her guitar, Erin is a stalwart in the comedy scene and ever at home on the stage.
2ND WILLIAM HUGHES
3RD ETHAN ULLMAN
Best Comedy Series
The best way to understand this hybrid of a comedy show and storytelling event is to just go see it.
2ND CHICKS ARE FUNNY
Best Comedy Club
The best club in the area for stand-up, but they won’t be held responsible if the comedian makes fun of your outfit.
2ND (TIE) COMEDY WORKS, MOPCO
The social justice advocate, poet and artist is calling for change and has captured the local community’s attention, rocketing her to the top.
2ND D. COLLINS
3RD MARY PANZA
Best Poetry Night
A fresh scene full of new and powerful voices. Troy Kitchen has become a cocoon for new talent.
Best Burlesque Collective
The hottest burlesque troupe in the area is keeping the scene alive.
2ND BING BAMBOO ROOM
Best Burlesque Performer
Creative, gorgeous and daring. Persephone Pomme won our readers’ hearts and votes.
2ND TEASY ROOSEVELT
Best Fashion Designer
Kim’s studio – Khymanyo – features special occasion, custom designs creating a unique, unconventional look that our readers love.
Best Movie Theater
Albany’s arthouse theater remains king in a sea of multiplexes and IMAX theaters.
3RD (TIE) BOWTIE, SCOTIA CINEMA
Best Drive-In Theater
The best place to catch a movie in your car and kick back the way your parents used to.
Great flicks in a historic theater with super tasty popcorn makes The Madison the best screen on the scene.
2ND SPECTRUM 8
Best Art Gallery
A compelling new location has helped invigorate this already vital gallery.
3RD COLLAR WORKS
You can’t beat the Cohoes Mastodon that’s been on display at the NYS Museum since 1915. You just can’t!
2ND (TIE) ALBANY INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART, MASS MOCA
Best Art Museum
The Clark’s essential exhibits are not only inspirational but a boon to the Northeast. Its recent “Picasso Encounters” show was a revelation.
2ND MASS MOCA
3RD ALBANY INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART
Best History Museum
The Albany Institute has an Albany attitude—its exhibitions punch above their weight and are always sharp and smart.
2ND NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
Best Museum for Kids
Want your kids to grow up inquisitive and interested in understanding how the world works? Bring them to miSci.
2ND NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
3RD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY