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Adirondack Artists Guild juried art exhibit is online all month

“Martini on the Rocks” won first prize in the Adirondack Artists Guild juried competition. (Soft pastel by Tracy Klinesteker)

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present its 23rd annual juried art competition exclusively online this year. It opened on April 1, runs through April 30 and is viewable on the Guild’s website, adirondackartistsguild.com.

Entries came in from all around the country as well as from many local and regional artists because the show is online, eliminating the need to deliver and pick up artwork.

This year’s jurors were photographer David Fokos and painter Sherry Kerlin. They both looked closely at all the entries and spoke of watching for “something I haven’t seen” and “giving each entry the deepest respectful consideration.”

Tracy Klinesteker of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was awarded first prize for a soft pastel still life, “Martini on the Rocks.”

Saranac Lake photographer Phil Gallos won second prize, donated by Chris Covert of Guide Boat Realty, for “Dawn Over Main Street.”

Third prize, given by Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis of Gear-to-Go Tandems, went to Jacqueline Meyerson of Macungie, Pennsylvania, for “On the Hudson,” a soft pastel.

Honorable Mentions were given to Ken Kochakji of Van Nuys, California, for “Societies Child,” a photograph, and to Marie Engels of Dickinson Center for “Ghosts,” a work in acrylic and collage.

The Guild gallery will remain open for in-person viewing through Sunday, April 18, when it will close for spring cleanup. Until then, hours of operation will remain Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. The usual COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. It will reopen for the summer season on Thursday, April 29.

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.

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