LPCA calls for artists to submit to open Juried Art Show

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts\ is encouraging artists of all genres and media to submit work for the annual LPCA Juried Art Show.

This show is designed to celebrate the talents of our regional artists and highlight the creative visions of residents in and around New York’s North Country.

More information including prospectus and entry forms can be obtained at 518-523-2512 or www.lakeplacidarts.org/gallery/artist-opportunities.

About LPCA Juried Art Show

Open to all artists and media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. Work should be delivered to the Gallery at LPCA (17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid) Sept. 11, 12, 13 and 14 from 1 to 5 p.m.,­ accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The entry fee covers up to two submitted works. No more than four entries per artist. Jurors Holly Friesen and Tim Saternow will determine exhibited and non-exhibited works and awards. A list of exhibited works will be posted at LakePlacidArts.org by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The show will hang in the Gallery at LPCA through Nov. 2.

The LPCA also invites the public to attend an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

New awards for 2019

New this year, the show will offer three avenues for artist recognition. The first two avenues include works accepted into the juried show and prizes awarded for first place ($2,500), second place ($1,750) and third place ($1,000).

The third avenue is acceptance into the Salon des Refuses, an exhibition of all non-juried work modeled after the subversive exhibit held in 1863 Paris to assuage artist protests while allowing the public to make their own judgments of works that were not selected for the elite Paris Salon. The LPCA’s Salon des Refuses will celebrate this year’s non-juried works with a reception in the Annex building (17 Algonquin Drive) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.

About the jurors

Holly Friesen was born in Saskatchewan and studied visual arts at John Abbott College in Montreal and painting at York University in Toronto. Her paintings are collected internationally and part of both corporate and private collections. Friesen’s passion is painting vibrant landscapes from the inside out while collaborating with other artists to make art more visible in our everyday world.

She has served as the artistic director and curator for Center d’Art E.K. Voland, the Montreal Curator for ArtBomb, and founder and director of Art Barn Mont-Tremblant and Artbeat Studio. She has studied at York University, John Abbott College and the Vermont Studio Center. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation.

Tim Saternow is an American painter whose watercolor paintings explore the lost and forgotten areas on the edges of the urban scene. His work encompasses the old High Line train trestles above the gritty industrial streets of New York City, the empty homesteads of Joshua Tree, California, and the dignified and genial old houses of Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Saternow is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, elected member of the Allied Artists of America, and a signature artist of the Hudson Valley Art Association. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including the 2016 and 2017 American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibitions and the Prague Quadrennial in The Czech Republic. Saternow received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale Drama School, Yale University, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Purchase. He is also currently represented by the KOBALT Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.