Monday, July 11, 2011


The 2011 Keuka Lake Art Association outdoor show was this past weekend. Once again Diane and I joined the brave artists to weather the storms of criticism and, well, just plain weather.

This year Diane created 8 pieces specifically for the event - paintings of Janowski Gardens, created with Janowski Gardens dirt. It was her own concoction of chunky mud and acrylic polymer. Several people told her that she was "clever, clever, clever!"

I framed 16 watercolors, each 1 x 1 inch in a beautiful ash frame. At least nobody said I was clever.

We decided to forgo our vendor tent, and we hung on the snow fence. We enjoyed lots of visitors, many drove up from home, some staying at the lake. We truly enjoyed chatting with the artists. Only about 60 artists entered this year - some newbies, mostly regular faces. I'm afraid there are just too many competing distractions for the artists and the audience. Art shows in Rochester, Elmira, Wellsboro. All kinds of activities and just beautiful weather. If I had been lounging at the lake, you would have had to force me to leave the dock this weekend.

Anyway, we had fun. Next up for summer excitement is the Ithaca Artists Market, the last Friday of the month, July 29th, 2-8PM. More to come

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