2017 Central Adirondack Art Show

May 6 - June 11, 2017

Next Session: Saturday, May 06, 2017 / All Day

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 1952, by View founder Miriam Kashiwa in her front yard, 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. The exhibition is open to all artists, age 16 and up working in any media (except sound, video and film).

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Awards Judge: Anastasia Osolin

Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Anastasia has a B.F.A. in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied mostly painting (though it didn’t really take) and fell in love with the Dada and Surrealist art movements, especially the work of Remedios Varo and Joseph Cornell. Anastasia’s lifelong devotion to her other great love—books—eventually led to an apprenticeship in book repair and restoration. Besides her passion for fiddling with bits of rusty junk, Anastasia routinely self-actualizes as a conservation bookbinder (freelance), writer (unpublished), certified yoga instructor (sincere), mother (frequently bewildered), and former city girl happily ensconced in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

Awards and Prizes

Many thanks to the generosity of our donors, View is able to provide the following prizes to participating artists in the 2016 Central Adirondack Art Show. Each award winner will receive a traditional handmade Adirondack Chip Award, while monetary prizes awarded vary from year to year.

2016 Awards

Masters Division Awards in Memory of Edna V. Tillman

  • 1st prize, $200
  • 2nd Prize, $100
  • 3rd Prize, $100

Special Incentive Awards

  • Stevenson Hume Evan Scholarship Donated in memory of Edna V. Tillman, $500
  • The Cinque-Maloney Artist with a Disability Award, $100

Special Category Awards

  • The Miriam D. Kashiwa Award, $100
  • DiSpirito Award for Outstanding Sculpture, $50
  • Outstanding Ceramic, $100
  • Outstanding Abstract in memory of Virginia & Joseph Di Fazio, $100
  • Outstanding Landscape, $100
  • Outstanding Watercolor in honor of Roger and Kitty Blind, $50
  • Outstanding Portrait given by the Loretta Lepkowksi & Peter Ostrum Family, $100
  • Outstanding Photograph: In Memory of Harold & Lois Luther, $100
  • Outstanding Adirondack Themed, $100

Masters Division (top 15-20 pieces that demonstrate a level of excellence)

Open Show Awards

  • 3-Dimensional
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Drawing/Printmaking/Mixed Media
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Painting
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Photography
  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place



  • The exhibition is open to all artist, age 16 and up, who are members of View or reside within a 200 mile radius of View.
  • An entry fee of $20/$15 Members, allows artists to submit one work to the exhibition.
  • The exhibition is open to all media, except video, film, and sound.
  • All works must be of original design and execution and created within the past 2 years
  • Artworks may not exceed 48" in any dimension, or weigh over 100 pounds (unless prior arrangements are made)
  • 2-Dimensional work must be appropriately framed and ready for hanging. No saw tooth hangers, please.

Terms of Entry

  • All work must be priced or valued for insurance purposes.
  • View retains a 35% commission on all entries sold.
  • Artwork will be insured by View for the duration of the exhibition.
  • All submitted works may be used by View to publicize the exhibition or the facility.
  • Artwork unclaimed by July 15th, 2017 will become the property of View.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Delivery, Shipping, Pick-up

  • Works may be hand delivered Friday, April 21, Saturday April 22, Monday April 24, or Tuesday April 25, 10am-4pm each day.
  • View is unable to hold packing materials. All materials used in the delivery of the artwork must be removed from the premise once the work has been delivered.
  • View is also able to receive shipped work.
    • All shipped work must arrive no later than Friday April 21, 2017.
    • All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View.
    • The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition.
    • You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work.
  • Important!  The exhibition closes on Sunday June 11 at 4pm. Work will not be available for pick-up until the beginning of business on Monday June 12 at 10am.

Important Dates

  • Preregistration Opens: February 10, 2017
  • All Shipped Work Received: April 21, 2017
  • Acceptance of Hand Delivered Work: April 21, 22, 24, & 25, 10am-4pm
  • Judging of Awards: May 4, 2017
  • Notification of Awards: May 5, 2017
  • Opening Reception: May 6, 2017, 5pm-7pm
  • Exhibition Closes: June 11, 2017
  • Pick-up Begins: June 12, 2017, 10am
  • Last Day to Pick-up Work: June 17, 2017
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