LAKE PLACID - Anne Diggory, Eleanor Sweeney and Lynda Naske won Best In Show honors in this year's Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists, which will be on exhibit through Oct. 20 in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts' Fine Arts Gallery.
Gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Winners were announced at the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 14. This year's jurors, Caroline Welsh and P.J. LaBarge, announced three Best In Show prizes along with second- and third-place awards and four honorable mentions:
Anne Diggory and her winning painting, “Making Waves”
-Best in Show, painting, for most original treatment of subject, technical excellence and quality of presentation: "Making Waves" by Anne Diggory
-Best in Show, photography, for composition, technical excellence and quality of presentation: "Palm Streams" by Eleanor Sweeney
-Best in Show, drawing, for originality of subject, technical excellence and quality of presentation: "A Little Night Music" by Lynda Naske
-Second Place, painting: "From the 1% to the 99%" by Valerie Patterson
-Second Place, photography, "Misty Cataracts of the Opalescent" by Olaf Soot
-Third Place, photography, "Ausable Impression V" by Jeri Wright
-Honorable Mentions: Susan Camp for "Passings," William Crosby for "Avalanche Pass," Suzanne Doin for "Point The Sky: Champlain Sunrise" and Ken Wiley for "Not Juliet's Balcony."
The annual Adirondack Juried Art Show is open to artists of all media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. The LPCA awarded approximately $1,000 in cash and gift certificates.
About the jurors:
-Caroline Mastin Welsh is director emerita of the Adirondack Museum, an art historian and a specialist in museum exhibits and collections management. Her work in the museum profession includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the museum division of an exhibits design and a production firm. As a museum curator she has produced innumerable exhibits and has lectured and published widely on the subject of Adirondack art and artists.
-P.J. LaBarge is a self-taught bronze sculptor with a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the anatomical movement sciences. Born in Tupper Lake, she resided on the West Coast for 25 years. In Marin County, California, she was art designer and director of the marketing and graphics company Fiskin/LaBarge. A shift to sculpture began while working with mountain lion preservation, designing and creating a line of wildlife jewelry, then moving into the medium of bronze. In 1990 she moved to Laguna Beach, Calif., and became the summer artist in residence at the Lake Placid Lodge. At present she resides in Lake Placid. Her sculptures are in Kean University, Na Anai Kai, Botanical Sculpture Garden in Kauai, as well as with corporations and international collectors.