As President and founder of Albarella Media, Jackie Albarella brings a rich background of over 20 years experience in video, television, theater, photography and multi media to every project she undertakes.
The range of her experience includes development and production of cutting edge social documentaries to Executive Director of the Arts in Education Institute of Western New York. Her work ranges from the nationally syndicated gardening program, Gardening For Real People, to documentaries including, “Mom Can We Go Home” - focusing on homeless women and children. Albarella is the producer and host of the award winning program, Lets Go Garden, part of MagRack, CableVision’s video on demand series.
Albarella has received numerous awards including a New York State Broadcasters Award for television, national Telly Awards and the Garden Writer’s of America award for broadcasting.
Ms. Albarella is an accomplished nature photographer. She has exhibited in numerous art festivals, as well as had one woman exhibits at the American Association of University Women in Rochester, NY, and a multi media, one woman exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, in Buffalo, NY.
As the founding Executive Director of the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center in West Seneca, NY, Albarella helped to create the organization, and many of the nature and art programs that continue at that site.
Today, Albarella is the Executive Director of the Arts in Education Institute of WNY. Their programs bring the arts into classrooms and encourage students to use their creativity and imagination as tools for learning. The Arts in Education Institute’s innovative programs connect the curriculum to the arts and help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Albarella is a lifelong gardener, a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Society, Erie County Agricultural Society, the Garden Writers of America and Buffalo Fine Arts Society. She has a regular column in the Buffalo News and gardens her parents original homestead in Gardenville, NY.