DAFF-ART: Artworks members are invited to submit art for a special Daffest art exhibit. Click HERE for info. Work Due May 1-5.
rachel lambCongratulations to Rachel Lamb, winner of the Cover Art Award, for her wood carving (pictured), and Sandy Hildreth, Best in Show in the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks Cover Art Show in Lake Placid.
Last chance to renew membership and be included in our membership brochure! April 30!
January is membership month - be sure to join or renew this month so you can be included the cooperative advertising that will be done. See the Membership Info page for details. February brings Winter Carnival - the 3rd through the 12th.!
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Mark Kurtz Photography
has also moved to studio space up above the Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52 Main St. and will have a celebration from 5:30 - 8:30 on Nov. 18. Mark Coleman, owner of Ampersound Music, moved his shop to the former Borealis Color space, next to the Adirondack Artists' Guild, at 52-B Main St.
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has moved to a new location - 70 Main St., and painter Georgeanne Gaffney has moved her studio from 70 Main St., to her home.
historic saranac lakeNov 1 - ArtWorks will be presenting a check for $2000 to Historic Saranac Lake - proceeds from the "Paint the Town" Silent Auction at the 2011 Adirondack Plein Air Festival.

The Holiday Season is approaching - are you planning any special art event? Let us know so it can go on our web site and the Home for the Holidays calendar. ArtWorks is working on our "Art Under $100 Show & Sale" - make some art.

Are you having a show somewhere - send us the info.


On Wednesday, April 13 a reception for the art exhibit “Out of Season” will be held at the St. Regis Café at Paul Smith’s College from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.  Artists Lee Ann Sporn and Cris Winters will exhibit recent works, hosted by students in the Culinary and Hospitality Practicum. Cris Winters, a Saranac Lake artist, will exhibit works based on a winter trip through the natural areas of Florida, with collage, watercolors, and art quilts. Lee Ann Sporn, a faculty member at Paul Smith’s College, will show her recent oil and watercolor paintings and her jewelry inspired by the botanical understory of the Adirondacks. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 13 through April 30, 2011. For more information, call 518-524-0533.
Calligraphy Workshop offered by ArtWorks member Gail Brill

Fun with Calligraphy!

Ever want to try your hand at calligraphy but couldn't figure out how to use the pen? Let nationally recognized calligrapher Gail Brill show you how. In this 3 session workshop, Gail will introduce you to the tools of the trade, give you some fundamental guidelines and set you loose on paper! Don't expect to learn calligraphy in 3 sessions, that takes years, but do expect to have fun! Starting on Thursday night April 21st and continuing on April 28th and May 5th in the Art Annex, 6-8pm. Workshop cost $100. Supplies are additional. Call 891-0182 to reserve your spot and get the details. Space is limited to 9.

ArtWorks member Mark Kurtz had one of his photos selected for the National Geographic Magazine online web site.
fringe Turns One! - and is hosting an 8x10 People's Choice Competition - read more HERE.
bluseed checkMarch 12, 2011

Saranac Lake ArtWorks presented a check for $1200 to Carol Vossler, Creative Director of Bluseed Studios.

The money was raised during the "Paint the Town" event at the 2010 Adirondack Plein Air Festival. Artists were given a 5x7 canvas, panel, or paper and asked to work somewhere in the village of Saranac Lake and to donate that piece for a Silent Auction. The paintings were on display at the Adirondack Artists' Guild.

The 2011 Adirondack Plein Air Festival will be Aug 18 - 21 and the "Paint the Town" Silent Auction will benefit Historic Saranac Lake.

Pictured in the photo are (left to right): Larry Poole, Tim Fortune, Sandy Hildreth, Carol Vosler, and Mark Kurtz.
Shaun Ondak photo.
Art that Celebrates Winter - January 2011
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Two artists who love winter and the outdoors teamed  up on a community art project in Long Lake. Adirondack native and ArtWorks member Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller created illuminated snow sculptures in several locations.

The project, called “E-lumination”, included projected lights and images on snow sculptures at night. The artists hope they challenged viewers to think about art, nature and technology.

Hear about it on NCPR

Click thumbnails to see larger views.

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ArtWorks members currently have artwork on display in the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Office, the Clarkson University Adirondack Business Center, and the Adirondack Medical Center.