The Fenimore Art Museum hosted its fourteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational on Saturday, October 2.  Eight awards were presented including the prestigious Fenimore Award which represents “best of show”–won by artist Tatiana Rhinevault of Hyde Park, New York.

2021 Awards

Fenimore Award (Best in show) – Tatiana Rhinevault (Hyde Park, NY)
Photography Award – Robert Fisher (Delhi, NY)
The Painting Award – Tom Hussey (Auburn, NY)
2D/Mixed Media Award – R.C. Oster (Utica, NY)
Sculpture/3D Award – John Jackson (Jefferson, NY)
Painter’s Award (best use of color) – Marta Baxter (Ballston Spa, NY) Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors
Judges’s Award (best painting technique) – Meg Anderson Argo (Oneonta, NY) Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors
Viewer’s Choice Award – Matthais Kern (Andes, NY)


Art by the Lake
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Admission: $12 (adults); Free (ages 19 and under)

Fenimore Art Museum presents its fourteenth annual juried art event celebrating fine artists who are inspired by our region and its beauty, Art by the Lake, taking place Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the museum’s expansive lakefront lawn. A wide range of art will be available for visitors to see and purchase including pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, photography, printmaking, ink drawings, sculptures and more. The event features artist demonstrations, great food from the Fenimore Café, and Cooperstown Distillery will be on-site with tastings and bottles for sale. You’ll also find children’s activities related to the exhibition Keith Haring: Radiant Vision–all with the beautiful autumn backdrop of Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 21 artists from the region. Artworks will be judged by Fenimore Art Museum’s Assistant Curators, Ann Cannon and Julia Madore. 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, Roger Dowse, Robert Fisher, Sonoka Gozelski, Kim Harvey, Tom Hussey, John Jackson, Matthais Kern, Nancy Kieffer, David Oster, Anne Pascale, Svetlana Pavlicek, Audrey Prucnal, Tatiana Rhinevault, Lisa Tessier, Linda Tracz, Christopher Wakefield, and Andra Wilcox.

While at Art by the Lake, tour the Fenimore’s popular fall exhibitions featuring Keith Haring: Radiant Vision, Believe In Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur, and five 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 is $12 (adults) and free for ages 19 and under. Admission includes access to Fenimore Art Museum. Enjoy two events for only $20 by purchasing a 2-way ticket with The Farmers’ Museum and get admission to Celebration of Autumn–taking place across the street, on the same day.

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.

SAFETY: To maintain a safe environment, face masks are required for all visitors and staff (vaccinated and unvaccinated) inside the museum and inside the Art by the Lake tent.


Artist Tatiana Rhinevault of Hyde Park, NY, winner of the Fenimore Award, stands with Fenimore Art Museum President and CEO, Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, at Fenimore Art Museum’s fourteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational that took place Saturday, October 2 in Cooperstown.

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