SARANAC LAKE - The 15th annual juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild opened at a gala reception on March 15. The show will be on display through April 21.
Awards, designated by Bill Crosby, this year's juror, were presented at the reception. First place, donated by the Adirondack Artists Guild, went to Jon Chodat of Malone for his photograph, "A Trip in the Packard." John Griebsch of Saranac Inn won the second place award, given by Lindy Ellis and Rich Shapiro of Gear To Go Tandems, for his aerial photograph, "Cascade Mountain." James Bullard of Potsdam received the third place award, donated by Dave Cilley of St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, for "Ausable River, Wilmington," another photograph.
Four Honorable Mentions were also given out at the reception. Winners were Mark Ellis of Saranac Lake for a photograph, "River Channel Autumn;" Shawn Halperin of Lake Clear for "Deconstructed Lily as a Landscape," a mixed media/collage; Catherine Hartung of Plattsburgh for an acrylic painting, "Moments of Clarity and Brightness;" and Jeri Wright of Wilmington for her photograph, "Tongue Mountain Pool." These awards were donated by the Left Bank Cafe, Bluseed Studios, The Community Store and Ampersound.
John Griebsch receives his prize from Lindy Ellis and Rich Shapiro of Gear to Go Tandem Bicycle Tours as guild member Burdette Parks looks on.
(Photo courtesy of Adirondack Artists’ Guild)
A new prize this year will be the People's Choice Award, donated by Hannah Hanford. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the winner will be announced at the close of the exhibit.
Bill Crosby, this year's juror, will give a talk at the gallery at 2 p.m. Sunday.
He received his MFA in painting from the University of Michigan. Retired from a 35-year career as a professor of art at the SUNY Plattsburgh, he continues to show his paintings and photography on a national, regional and local level. His paintings are shown at the Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, Maine, and at the Martin Gallery in Charleston, S.C., and are in many public and private collections.