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August 8, 2013

Art by the Lake event set for Saturday

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Cooperstown Crier

---- — The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown will host its sixth annual juried art event celebrating the relationship between artists and the landscape. 

Art by the Lake will he held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 on the museum’s lakefront lawn. The event will offer plein-air painting demonstrations, exhibits of works by contemporary landscape artists, educational programs, live jazz and food and beverages.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 15 selected artists. This year’s artists will include Deborah Angilletta, Meg Anderson Argo, Celia Clark, Jessica Dalrymple, Evelyn Dankovich, Denise Dolge, Grant Dolge, Olive Farrell, Tracy Helgeson, Andrea House, Tom Hussey, Linda Kollar, Lorraine Dewey Mulligan, Mary Nolan and Anne Pascale.

A panel of judges will determine awards, and spectator voting for Audience Favorite will continue until 2:30 pm. The award ceremony takes place at 3 p.m.

In addition to the art, there will be creative children’s art activities. Plein air artists will be sketching and painting on the museum’s lawn and just a short stroll away is a visit to the Native American interpretive site, “Otsego: A Meeting Place,” which will be staffed throughout the day.

Visitors can tour the museum’s summer exhibitions including “The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision,” “The Wyeths: A Family Legacy” and “Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes” by Susan Jones Kenyon. 

Visitors can also enjoy organic foods from Origins Café, locally crafted beers from Brewery Ommegang and wines. The Fenimore Café will also be open throughout the day. Community organizations at the event will include The Smithy Center for the Arts, the Cooperstown Art Association and Otsego 2000.

A gift basket donated by Cooperstown Wine & Spirits will be raffled off during the event.

Admission to Art by the Lake is $10 (ages 13-64) and includes access to the Fenimore Art Museum and this summer’s exhibitions. Members of NYSHA and children 12 and younger are free. Active and retired career military are also free when presenting their card at admissions. 

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. For more information, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org.