Local and Regional Art in the Spotlight at Fenimore’s Art by the Lake Event

Event: Art by the Lake

Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50; FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. 

Cooperstown, New York — Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown presents its fifteenth annual Art by the Lake celebrating artists who are inspired by the region and its beauty. The event takes place Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on the museum’s expansive lakefront lawn. A wide range of art will be available for visitors to see and purchase including watercolors, acrylics, oils, photographs, prints, ink drawings, sculptures, and more.

In addition to the local and regional art on display, the event features artist demonstrations and great food from the Fenimore Café. The Cooperstown Distillery will be on-site with tastings and bottles for sale. At 2:00 p.m., enjoy an engaging storytelling performance by Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) at the Museum’s lakeside Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater.  Perry’s Talking Turtle Stories features traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) stories shared in a memorable, participatory performance. This program is a family favorite and suitable for all ages. You’ll also find children’s art activities throughout the day–all with the beautiful backdrop of Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 28 artists from the region.

Artworks will be judged by noted artists Tracy Helgeson and Susan Jones Kenyon.  Six cash prizes will be awarded as well as two additional prizes sponsored by Golden Artist Colors. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:00 p.m. Artists this year include Meg Anderson Argo, Marta Baxter, Karen J.F. Cooper, Maggie Danan, Richard Deon, Kathryn DeZur, Roger Dowse, Louise H. Falling, Rachel Fierman, Robert Fisher, Erin and John Gardner, Sonoka Gozelski, Branden Hurd, Tom Hussey, John Jackson, Megan Joubert, Matthais Kern, Gary Lawrence, Andrea Lawyer, Kevin Mckrell, R.C. Oster, Alex Roediger, Robert Schoenfeld, Amy Silberkleit, Wendy Stevens, Maureen Wallace, Olivia Weaver, and Mauricei Weygant.

While at Art by the Lake, tour the Fenimore’s popular summer exhibitions featuring Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of WaterDrawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studiesand four othersas well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The Museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open throughout the day.

Admission to Art by the Lake

Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50; ages 19 and under are FREE. Admission is always FREE for members as well as active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission for those receiving SNAP benefits—up to 4 people (see website for details). Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street.

Art by the Lake is graciously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Shields. Proceeds from this event benefit Fenimore Art Museum’s education programs.

Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org.

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