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Charles Semowich Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Charles Semowich lends years of expertise to his work with Semowich Fine Arts and Riverside Church

He authored the books "American Furniture Craftsman Working Prior to 1920, An Annotated Bibliography," "A History of Interfaith" and "Rensselaer" (Acadia Press).

    RENESSELAER, NY, July 10, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Charles Semowich with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Charles Semowich celebrates many years' experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on years of expertise in education and the arts, Dr. Semowich excels as the owner and operator of Semowich Fine Arts, the grand organist for the Grand Lodge of New York, an organist for the Ancient Temple Masonic Lodge, and as a carillonneur for Riverside Church, which has been the highlight of his career thus far. Additionally, he leverages his varied professional experience as an associate minister with Interfaith Temple, president of De Laetsburg Press, curator for the Print Club of Albany, composer of three books of carillon music, curator and founder of the Museum of Prints and Printmaking, and organist for the Wadsworth Lodge 417 Free and Accepted Masons. Due to his vast knowledge, he parlays his expertise to students at Empire State College and the Chautauqua Institution. Over the years, Dr. Semowich honed his skillset through executive and educational positions with the City of Rensselaer, the Albany Center Gallery, Empire State College, Broome County, and the Susquehanna County Historical Society.

An expert in his field, Dr. Semowich holds a Bachelor of Arts in humanities and fine arts from Binghamton University, a Master of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture from The Catholic University of America, and a PhD in art history from International College in Los Angeles. In the ensuing years, he also received a certificate in auctioneering from Emporium Auction School and a certificate in interfaith ministry through the New Seminary for Interfaith Studies. Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, Dr. Semowich has aligned himself with the Wadsworth 417 Masonic Lodge, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Landmark Society of Broome Co., and the City of Albany Strategic Planning Committee for the Arts.

In conjunction with his work, Dr. Semowich has contributed to his community through board positions with the Rensselaer City Arts Council, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, the Albany-Tula Alliance, the New York Area Children's Art Exhibit, the American Guild of Organists, the City of Albany, and the Albany City Carillon. Due to his vast knowledge and experience, he authored the books "American Furniture Craftsman Working Prior to 1920, An Annotated Bibliography," "A History of Interfaith," "Rensselaer" (Acadia Press), and an article for the Hudson River Valley Review.

He has co-edited such works as "Dorothy Lathrop – A Centenary Celebration" and "William Buttre: Furniture History." Likewise, Dr. Semowich has been honored with the First Prize at the Regina Handbell Ringers Composition Contest, the Cogswell and Distinguished Member Awards through Print Club Albany, and the Cornerstone Award through the Cornerstone Staff of the Albany Masonic. Within five years, Dr. Semowich intends to experience his career's continued growth and success.

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