Artist David (RC) Oster of Utica, New York (left), winner of the Fenimore Award, stands with Fenimore Art Museum President and CEO, Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio at Fenimore Art Museum’s fifteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational that took place Saturday, August 13 in Cooperstown.

Awards Presented at Fenimore Art Museum’s 2022 Art by the Lake Event

Cooperstown, New York – The Fenimore Art Museum hosted its fifteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational on Saturday, August 13.  Eight awards were presented including the prestigious Fenimore Award which represents “best of show”–won by artist David (R.C.) Oster of Utica, New York.

Art by the Lake 2022 award winners:

Fenimore Award (best in show) – David (R.C.) Oster (Utica)

Photography Award – Kathryn DeZur (Niskayuna)

The Painting Award – Kevin McKrell (Saratoga Springs)

2D/Mixed Media Award – Sonoka Gozelski (West Edmeston)

Sculpture/3D Award – John Jackson (Jefferson)

Painter’s Award (best use of color) – Olivia Weaver (Richfield Springs)
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Judges’s Award (best painting technique) – Alex Roediger (Brooklyn)
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Viewer’s Choice Award – Megan Joubert (Fultonham)

About Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit