Art by the Lake
Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fenimore presents its fifteenth annual juried art event celebrating fine artists who are inspired by our region and its beauty, taking place 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 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). 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. This year’s artists include Meg Anderson Argo, 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 Water, Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies, and four others–as well as the museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open throughout the day.
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. 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 and sponsored in part by Paperkite, The White House Inn, and Golden Artist Colors. Proceeds from this event benefit Fenimore Art Museum’s education programs.