Saranac Lake The sixteenth annual juried competition at the Adirondack Artists Guild opened on Friday evening, March 14, with a festive reception. Juror Laura Von Rosk of the Lake George Arts Project selected 95 works out of 203 submissions, and also chose the award winners.
First Prize, $200 donated by the Artists Guild, went to Valerie Patterson for her watercolor, “Summer Afternoon.”
Catherine Hartung’s watercolor, “Patterned Poppies,” won the second prize, $150 donated by Gear-To-Go Tandems.
The $100 third place award from St.Regis Canoe Outfitters was given to Ed Williams for his photograph, “Flushed.”
Five gift certificates of $25 each were give to Jim Abendroth for “Cathedral Visions,” George Dirolf for “Homage to C.B.,” Cheryl McFadden for “Breaking Ground,” Arnie Sauther for “Teasel,” and Cris Winters for “October Bog II.” The gift certificates were donated by the Blue Moon Cafe, the Downhill Grill, the Lake View Deli, the Left Bank Cafe, and Saranac Lake Discount Liquors.
Every year the first prize winner is given the opportunity to present a solo show at the gallery in November.
Once again this year a friend of the arts is giving a $50 People’s Choice Award. Ballots are available at the gallery for the duration of the show, and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibit.
The juried show will run through April 13. A wide variety of media is represented, with artists from the Tri-Lakes and much farther afield participating. Everyone is welcome to stop in and enjoy the fine art work.