The Central Adirondack Art show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists from throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. Held for the first time in 1951 in the front yard of View’s founder Miriam Kashiwa, the Central Adirondack Art Show is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Adirondacks.
Opening Reception: April 23 5-7pm at View
Online Reception: April 28th 5pm
The reception will include a slideshow of the award winners, video by Juror of Awards Jeanne Lampson and more!
AWARDS JUDGE: JEANNE LAMPSON - Check out Jeanne Lampson's solo exhibit
The arts have been a very influential part of my life, even from a young age. I grew up on a farm near Brownville, New York where my father operated a landscape and greenhouse business. Our family went on many camping and hiking trips to the Adirondacks, both in my own youth and again with my children. This helped give me a love and appreciation for nature and provides my greatest inspiration for my new paintings. I started drawing at a young age and was always encouraged by my family. I took all the art classes offered in both high school and college, and numerous classes from local watercolor artist. However, I have been mostly self-taught in the watercolor medium through observation, private study and vast amounts of time practicing. The look of watercolors, so fresh and spontaneous, is what originally drew me to them and my paintings now range from realistic to impressionistic. In addition to running my business, I have been teaching adult education watercolor in workshops in the area. I am grateful to my students as they often give me inspiration and fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm. I belong to several Watercolor Societies. I’m an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, Signature member of Central New York Watercolor Society, and Associate member of the North East Watercolor Society.