New Moon Art Show: Bird Art Invitational
17 May - 7 June 2013
Opening Reception: 17 May, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Birds have always been considered subject matter for artists, probably going back to prehistoric art on cave walls, perhaps because they can "magically" fly or because of the seemingly infinite number of varieties. Birds come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors.
To coincide with the 11th Annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, area artists have been invited to submit works of art that include or are about birds for an exhibit that will be at the Paul Smith's College VIC from 17 May to 7 June. The opening reception will be Friday, 17 May, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
The following regional artists will participate in the show:
- Artist Meg Bernstein produces complex images in vibrant colors. "Color and shape are my primary artistic concerns. I love a broad palette and like to see many choices in front of me when I work. I also enjoy working expressively with brush strokes. My digital work is done in layers, with sometimes as many as 30 or 40 superimposed images."
- Artist Matt Burnett is a native of the Adirondacks, whose work has been exhibited in regional and international exhibitions. His interests in painting and environmental conservation have combined into his current practice, using various materials and processes to illuminate the wilderness experience.
- Sandra Hildreth primarily paints Adirondack landscapes in oils and watercolors, often working "en plein air", outdoors, on location. She is an exhibiting member of the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery and has a home gallery/studio in Saranac Lake.
- Artist Mary Johnson owns the Spectrum Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Saranac Lake.
- Photographer Barry Lobdell was introduced to photography while he was a university student, and he has pursued it creatively ever since. His photography centers around the mountains and waterways which surround him.
- Artist Gail McKay specializes in acrylic paintings. She finds inspiration in the light and composition of Adirondack vistas from her photos taken mostly while paddling in her Hornbeck canoe.
- Cat Micheels is a self-taught artist specializing in oils and acrylics on canvas. She currently resides in Saranac Lake.
- Photographer Burdette Parks specializes in fine art landscape/nature work. He has lived in the Adirondacks since 1990 with his wife Fran Yardley operating RoundLake Studios—focusing on the visual and performing arts.
- Artist Peter Seward worked professionally as an illustrator behind the scenes in New York City for two decades before moving to the Adirondack Park in 2004. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in upstate New York, New York City, New Mexico and Connecticut.
- Photographer Eleanor Sweeney has been making digital transfers on metal, paper, wood and fabric, as well as continuing to make traditional photographic prints.
- Artist Edith Urban does Adirondack oil landscape paintings. She began painting seriously in 1981. Her lifelong experiences living in the Adirondacks have been her inspiration.
- Artist Susan Whiteman specializes in pastel paintings of the Adirondacks and beyond. Her work draws inspiration from two schools of painting--the Impressionists and the Hudson River School.
- Cris Winters works in mixed media, fiber collage, and watercolor. She combines her interest in art with birding and wilderness paddling.
- Jeri Wright has been photographing the Adirondacks for half of her sixty-plus-year career in professional photography.