Branches, Brambles, & Roots: an exhibition celebrating trees

June 25 - July 31, 2016

Trees provide shelter, building materials, shade, food, warmth, a place to sit or nest, a place to climb, play, and more. They have been celebrated, venerated, feared, worshipped, and cut down. View is seeking artists for an all media, juried exhibition that explores all aspects of trees in art, from raw material to inspiration and everything in between. Join us this summer in celebrating trees in all their myriad uses and forms.

Join us for a reception on Saturday June 25, from 5-7 pm celebrating the opening of Branches, Brambles and Roots, Atelier Four and Lavern Kelly.


Through the generous donate on of our supporters is able to offer over $3,400 in awards and prizes.

  • First Place: $1500, Greg Navrati, Hot on the Trail 
  • Second Place $1000, Lisa Conway, Forest Series: Dancer
  • Third Place $500, Eric Goldberg, The Awakening 
  • Judge’s Choice (2): $200
    • Selected by Bob Erikson: Ellen Price, Tug 
    • Selected by Micheal Trivieri: Carol O'Neill, Sassafras Serenade  
  • Golden Paints Award for Outstanding Color: Jean K. Stephens, Flown   
  • Adirondack Art & Frame Award for Outstanding Regional Artist: Robert Imundo, Graphite Entanglement

Participating Artists

Kelly Adams Winterville, NC
Laura Ahola-Young Pocatello, ID
Brenda J. Antonowicz Ava, NY
Wendy Barrett Leonardsville, NY
David Bartlett Morehead, KY
Kathie Beale Cortland, NY
Jeff Beekman Tallahassee, FL
Julie Benda Minneapolis, MN
Jody Boyer Council Bluffs, IA
Stephen Brucker Camillus, NY
Pat Chandler Wayland, MI
Lisa Conway NY, NY
Donald Cooper Amsterdam, NY
Jason Crespin St. Paul, MN
Audrey Dowling Westfield, NY
Lenore Fiore Mills Dunmore, PA
Stephen Fletcher Forestport, NY
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord Newburyport, MA
Eric Goldberg Philadelphia, PA
Joyce Hanson Malone, NY
Holly Heckler Williamson, NY
Amy Hnatko Cortland, NY
Mary Hood Tempe, AZ
Ryan Horvath Edwardsville, IL
Robert Imundo Old Forge, NY
Sue Jenkins Scranton, PA
Patrick Kana Geneva, NY
Dawnice Kerchaert Pontiac, MI
David Kiehm Oneonta, NY
Jessie Knirsch San Antonio, TX
Gary Larsen Edinburg, NY
Merrell Leavitt Schuyler Falls, NY
Nadine Longmore Rochester, NY
Stacy Maiorano Bridgewater, NJ
Dana Mano-Flank San Carlos, CA
Paul Melchior Moosup, CT
Carol Mullen Sandia Park, NM
Greg Navratil Gearhart, OR
Christopher Owen Nelson Santa Fe, NM
Richard Nolan Johnson City, NY
Carol A. O'Neill Fair Haven, NJ
David Patterson Old Forge, NY
Alan Pouch Indian Lake, NY
Ellen Price Oxford, OH
Sarah Price Whitesboro, NY
Peter Rashford Cold Brook, NY
Bob Ripley Marietta, NY
Maria Rizzo East Syracuse, NY
Maggie Royce Minneapolis, MN
Karen Rush Philadelphia, PA
Carmen Schaar-Walden Coweta, OK
Ruby Schwarzschild Lakeland, FL
Roarke Sharlow Warren, VT
Tony Shipp Huntsville, TX
Joe Smith Phillipston, MA
Judy Soprano Rochester, NY
Jean K. Stephens Honeoye Falls, NY
Jarem Van Dyke Layton, UT
Michael Weinbrecht Vero Beach, FL
Amy Wendland Durango, CO
William Winbush North Hollywood, CA
Peggy Wyman Macomb, MO


Bob Erickson


Bob Erickson received his BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MFA from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He is Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

According to Lesley Wright, Director of the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College “Erickson captures his North experience in prints and paintings of isolated, evocative, familiar yet unidentifiable objects: humps, mounds, piles, stacks, tangles, and skeins. As subjects, seen without the benefit of a relative point of comparison, they are almost impossible to identify as monumental or tiny. The original source could be a forest leaves or a cloud, a stack of peat or an ocean cliff. The confusion of scale happens no matter what the size of the art work: his panels and prints range in dimension from six by six inches up to 43 x 53 inches. In their earth tones and mottled backgrounds, his works are infused with the passage of time, erosion, decay, and with processes that gather, organize and collect small pieces into larger accretions. Erickson revels in the multiplicity of association that his images evoke, hoping we will bring to them our own memories of river beds, dangling moss, hay stacks, or weird rocks distilled from wherever we find our spiritual connections in the natural world.”

Erickson’s work is in the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Amoco Oil Corporation, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Special Collections and and many others. He has been an artist in residence at the Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain, NY, Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Italy, Armstrong-Prior Inc., Phoeniz, AZ, and The Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including Bob Erickson: Recent Works on Paper-Gail Art Museum, South Korea; Arts in Isolation: Contemporary Printmaking in the Rural United States, Tartu, Estonia and Trondheim, Norway; 150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Bob Erickson and Rita Wobbe: Rock & Water, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland and the 1999, 2002 and 2005 Wisconsin Triennials, Madison Museum of Modern Art, Madison, WI. He is represented in the United States by Armstrong Prior Inc., Phoenix, AZ and the Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Erickson's series North will be featured in a solo exhibition in View's Eco Gallery April 24-July 10, 2016, for more information click here.

Michael Trivieri

Michael Trivieri is an artist completely in tune with his media. Trivieri began life as a logger and forester, from which developed an obsession with creating in wood. Whether carving a burl into a bowl, shaping milled pieces into highly detailed relief scenes, filled with denizens of the Adirondacks, creating furniture or carving works in the round he is consistently maintaining a dialogue in the marks he makes onto his material. In his work grain becomes water or clouds, a small crack becomes a leading line through the composition, or the undulations of a burl determine its final rendering as a bowl.

Trivieri’s work is held in the collections of the Wild Center, View and numerous private collections throughout the world. Trivieri resides in Tupper Lake, New York where he works on public and private commissions from his studio.

Trivieri will be teaching a relief carving workshop June 24, 25, and 26 at View, for more info click here.

Important Dates                                                                                                                                             

  • Notification of Awards: June 24, 2016
  • Bob Erickson Lecture: June 25, 4pm - 5pm
  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: June 25, 2016, 5pm - 7pm
  • Exhibition Closes: July 31, 2016
  • Pick-up Dates: August 1 - August 4, 9am-5pm



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