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August 15, 2013

Art By the Lake winners announced

Cooperstown Crier

---- — Artist Mary Nolan of Cooperstown received the “Fenimore Award” at the Fenimore Art Museum’s sixth annual juried art festival Art by the Lake, which was held on Saturday. 

According to a media release, the award recognizes the one work of art that can be considered “museum quality.” The award of $500 was sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William Streck.

Other award winners include:

The Patrons Award – Jessica Dalrymple


Sponsored by Mrs. Veronica Gil Seaver

Recognizes the one work of art with the broadest universal appeal.

Avant Garde Award – Tracy Helgeson

Prize: $400

Sponsored by Mrs. Rose C. Wadsworth

Recognizes the most original and innovative interpretation of the landscape.

Audience Favorite – Celia Clark

Prize: $200

Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Leventhal

Recognizes the audience favorite as voted by attendees.

En Plein Air Award – Doug Jamieson

Prize: $100 Gift Certificate

Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors

Recognizes the best painting “en plein air.”

Art by the Lake is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Proceeds from this event benefit Fenimore Art Museum’s education programs.