Accepting Submissions for This Summer's “Art by the Lake” Juried Art Festival

Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Communications
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—March 24, 2014—The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York is now accepting submissions for its summer, juried art competition. The seventh annual Art by the Lake will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 10:00 am–5:00 pm, on the museum's exquisite back lawn overlooking Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art festival celebrating artists and landscape. An artist's information packet with application is available on the museum's website. Artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or mixed media are invited to submit their work. Selected artists will have the opportunity to display, demonstrate, and sell their art.

Awards will be presented at the event. Judges’ decisions will be based on creativity, interpretation of color and relationship to the landscape theme.

Applications must be postmarked by May 4, 2014. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by May 18, at which point they will receive detailed event information and an artist’s contract.

In addition to showcasing outstanding artists in all genres of landscape art, Art by the Lake features artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music and some of the best food, wine, and beer from across the state, all while enjoying the backdrop of picturesque Otsego Lake.

For more information on Art by the Lake, visit; email:; or call (607) 437-7912.

Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
March 2014