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Fenimore Art Museum¹s Outdoor Summertime Event Art by the Lake set for Saturday, August 6

July 25, 2011

Fenimore Art Museum’s Outdoor Summertime Event Art by the Lake set for Saturday, August 6

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (07.25.2011) — The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown announces its fourth annual juried art event celebrating the relationship between artists and the landscape – Art by the Lake, taking place Saturday, August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Museum’s expansive back lawn. The event offers plein-air painting demonstrations, exhibits of works by contemporary landscape artists, music, educational programs, lawn games, and samplings of New York State foods and beverages – all in a lavish setting overlooking Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 14 selected artists. These artists, chosen this past May, include Jessica Dalrymple (oil), Evelyn Dankovich (Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic), Lorraine Dewey Mulligan (pencil drawing, oil, watercolor), Denise Dolge (Pastel), Grant Dolge (Pastel), Lois Holz (Watercolor), Tom Hussey (oil), Bill Mowson (Watercolor), Mary Nolan (oil), Marilyn A. Roveland (watercolor), Elaine Wentworth (watercolor, acrylic), Meg Anderson Argo (Pastel), Andrea House (Oil), and Susan Jones Kenyon (Oil). A panel of judges will determine awards for categories such as “Best Interpretation of a New York Landscape,” Most Outstanding Use of Color,” and others. There will be spectator voting for the “Audience Favorite” until 2:30 p.m. The award ceremony takes place at 3:00 p.m.

The Museum will provide tours of current exhibitions including Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Among the Kwakiutl with curator Eva Fognell (11:00 a.m.); A Window into Edward Hopper with curator Michelle Murdock (12:00 p.m.), and Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute with curator Chris Rossi (1:00 p.m.).

In addition to the spectacular art, there will be children’s activities from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. including lawn games such as bocce and croquet. Kids can get creative in the Children’s Activities Tent and partake in an afternoon tea (1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.). Just a short stroll away is the latest addition to our Native American Interpretive Area – Otsego: A Meeting Place.

Enjoy a cheese tasting provided by Cabot/McCadam Cheese accompanied by beer tastings by Brewery Ommegang and wine tastings. Find out about Good Nature Brewing, a new microbrewery located in Hamilton, N.Y., and its focus on sustainability. The Museum’s staff will create dishes incorporating ingredients from local sources – available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Fenimore Café will also be open throughout the day.

The Fenimore Art Museum Shop will offer a 10% discount on all books during Art by the Lake. Shop inside or under the retail tent in front of the Museum.

Admission to the event is free with paid admission to the Fenimore Art Museum. Adults (13-64): $12.00 and seniors (65+): $10.50. Members of NYSHA, children 12 and under, as well as active and retired career military (must present card at admissions) are free.

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Art by the Lake is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The event is sponsored in part by Cabot/McCadam Cheese.

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