The 14 member artists of the guild decided they too would recognize some of their favorites in the show. The first "Guild Award" was given to "The Tempest," a dark and complex acrylic composition of organic forms twisting around a raven's profile by Bloomingdale artist Victoria Blair Celeste. Jon Chodat, Malone, received the second Guild Award for his interesting photograph, "Roost," where the main subject is in vivid color and the rest of the photo is classic black and white.
In addition to the selected award winners, the exhibit contains a maple burl crafted by Adirondack woodturner Ken Gadway of Morrisonville. Jeanne Danforth, Ellenburg Depot, and the 2008 winner of the Juried Show, contributed two more of her strikingly composed pastels and an oil painting. Susan Olsen, Saranac Lake, charmed the juror with her sharply cropped pastels with subject matter like her dog and laundry hanging on the line. Alice Wand, Willsboro, created two masterful collages of handmade paper, acrylic paint and digital imagery that focus on exotic orchids. There are assorted photos (both digital and traditional), paintings, intaglio prints, an ink drawing, gourd art, pieces of hand-made jewelry, lacework, a quilted wall hanging, fused glass, stoneware, earthenware and found object sculptures, and a finely-painted tree fungus. Styles range from funky to expressive to realistic to abstract.
The Adirondack Artists' Guild, located at 52 Main St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 12-3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.adirondackartistsguild.com or call 891-2615.