Friday, August 3, 2012

Annual National Exhibition of American Watercolors

On Friday, August 10 from 5-7pm View (the former Old Forge Arts Center) will hold an opening celebration for the 31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. The event will feature live music, a cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres.

The Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is View’s is a competitive exhibition featuring aquamedia works on paper from many of the best living painters in North America. It has been ranked one of the ten best competitive watercolor exhibitions in the country by The Artists Magazine, and has received many endorsements and accolades. The opening reception is free to View members. The exhibition will be displayed August 11- October 8. 

On the first morning the Exhibition, Saturday, August 11, From 10:30 to noon there will be a Continental Breakfast and Gallery Walkabout. M. Stephen Doherty, Editor of Plein Air Magazine, will lead a group discussion, about paintings displayed in the 2012 exhibition. The discussion will cover a wide range of topics using original artworks as a specific examples. Admission to the Gallery Walkabout & Continental Breakfast is $15/$10 members.

On display with the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors are ceramics by Cristina Salusti. Salusti received her BFA from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, has been awarded a Fullbright Fellowship and has studied stone-carving in residency in Iwate-Ken, Japan. Initially a stone-sculptor, Salusti has spent over three decades exploring her craft.

Admission is $10/$5 members. For more information on View, visit ViewArts.org or call 315-369-6411.

Illustration:  Ann Pember’s “Adirondack Memory”.

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