The Central Adirondack Art Show Awards Judge for 2018 is Stephen Fletcher. Born in 1967 in Utica, New York, Stephen T. Fletcher is a notable force in this generations Adirondack art scene. Fletcher started painting in oils at a very young age with the influence of his mother who was a hobby artist. He studied Commercial Art, Advertising and Design and later attended Munson Williams Proctor art Institute for fine arts. Fletcher's work has won numerous awards and can be found in a myriad of public places and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. He currently lives and creates his paintings in Forestport, New York.
It seems as long as I have been involve in the arts, I have been chasing the mysteries of light and shadow. Light has always intrigued me in the way it lands, bends and reflects on water, objects, animals and people. In my paintings I incorporate mood as well as a sense of place and time in contrasting shapes, colors, light and shadow. Ever since I was young I have had a fascination with the Adirondack region and its inhabitants. Therefor many of my works involve the many subjects within. In each piece I like to tell a tale in which the viewer can develop their own story. I work within my moods. My paintings may reflect my political views, regional assumptions, religion or anything that peeks my imagination. I like to reflect the sad, heartfelt, sarcastic, tragic, disturbing and sometimes humorous life and times in the mountains. I sincerely hope that in viewing my work, each person can bring away with them a feeling and a mental image of a tale that effected them in some way. –Stephen Fletcher
The Central Adirondack Art Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. The Show is open to living artists age 16 and up who are either members of View or reside within 200 miles. An entry fee of $20 / $15 for View Members allows artists to submit one work in any medium except video, film and sound. A full prospectus and pre-registration is available on View’s website: Here