Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild’s 25th Annual Juried Show to Open March 24

"That Persistent Memory," watercolor painting by Valerie Patterson.

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present its 25th annual juried art show from March 24 through April 19. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., with awards announced at 6 p.m. Cash prizes will be given for first, second, and third place, donated by the Adirondack Artists Guild, Guide Boat Realty, and Gear-to-Go Tandems. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fine art on display, and to talk with the artists.

During the course of the show, visitors will be able to vote for the People’s Choice award, given by a friend of the arts, and presented after the exhibit closes. A total of 69 works were accepted out of 179 pieces submitted. Many local artists will be represented, as well as several from a slight distance. This year’s juror was Valerie Patterson, a watercolor artist who until her recent return to her hometown of Ogdensburg, was a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild.

She writes, “During the jurying process for this exhibition, I was searching for works that demonstrate technical proficiency together with purpose and thoughtfulness; skilled art that moves beyond mere aesthetics. To this end, each entered work was carefully considered multiple times before selections were made. Creating works of art, then sharing them with the world, is an act of bravery. Putting work forth to be judged requires courage and strength. Congratulations and thanks to every artist that entered this exhibition as well as to all of those with works selected.”
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 Street in Saranac Lake, NY. Please call (518) 891-2615 for more information. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.

Photo at top: “That Persistent Memory,” watercolor painting by Valerie Patterson. Photo provided by Eleanor Sweeney of the Adirondack Artists Guild. 

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