Whiteman takes first place at Guild’s juried show

Mark Kurtz presents Susan Whiteman with the first place award at the Adirondack Artists Guild’s annual juried show. (Photo provided — Barry Lobdell)

SARANAC LAKE – The 21st annual juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild opened on Friday, March 8 with a crowded reception.

Seventy four artists submitted 165 works from which the juror, Noreen Sadue of Plattsburgh, selected 69 pieces.

The first place award, given by the Artists Guild, went to Susan Whiteman of Saranac Lake for her soft pastel, “Our Little Town.” Jon Chodat of Malone won second prize, donated by Chris Covert of Guide Boat Realty, for his photograph, “In Thought.”

“Just Vote — But Not Against Your Own Interest,” an oil painting on hardboard by Susan Hoffer of Upper Jay, won third prize, given by Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis of Gear-to-Go Tandems.

Fourth place, donated by Franny Preston, went to “Scarabaeus Initium,” a beaded embroidery necklace by Alison Brown of West Chazy.

The exhibit will remain at the Guild through April 20.

Once again, a local friend of the arts is providing a People’s Choice award. Ballots are available at the gallery throughout the run of the show so that visitors may vote for their favorite work. When the show closes, the ballots will be counted and the winner will be announced.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

The Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.