Adirondack Folk School teaches traditional arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondacks. Classes are small, hands-on workshops where students make anything from rustic furniture, jewelry, pack baskets, weaving, felting and more. AFS offers classes year round, and special Saturday Evening programs are offered throughout the summer. Registration and class schedules can be found on our website.
Artists & Art Organizations
Adirondack Folk School
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts center serving over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park. The Arts Center serves as presenter, producer and educator in the artistic disciplines of visual art, theater, music, dance and film throughout the Adirondack region.
9097 State Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
One of the largest museums in Upstate New York for Adirondack visitors to deepen their appreciation for what’s special about the region and to explore how people lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century right up until today. Interactive, hands-on activities abound making the stories of the Adirondacks and its people highly engaging for children as well as adults. Open daily from late May to mid-October.
Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre
Adirondack Voices, Inc.
P.O. Box 4145, Queensbury, NY 12804
Facebook: Adirondack Voices
Rehearsal Space: Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY
Adirondack Voices is a non-auditioned community chorus open to adults and high school students that have a love of music and can match pitch.
Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm.
Advokate / Kate Austin-Avon
Advokate is a service that helps artists and small businesses gain public awareness and increase sales via promotion, including web design, graphic design, social media assistance, press releases and more.
Our approach is inclusive and can be customized to fit any budget from shoestring on up. We create eye-catching, affordable designs in your very own flavor and offer guidance and customized plans to suite your promotional needs.
Whether you’re a fledgling artist in need of a website, a start-up company needing new business card designs or an established business who could use some Facebook help, Advokate is on your team.
Hire us for one project or let’s have coffee and draw up a map to get you where you need to be.
American Association of University Women
The Adirondack Branch of AAUW was established in 1920. The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a national organization, was founded in 1881 to promote equity for women, education and self-development over the life span, and positive social change. Today AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, breaking through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Undergraduates may join as student affiliates.
Anne’s etchings are realistic and playful, responding to her rural Adirondack environment. Using solar plates, she can print from one plate in a variety of ways, adding color, combining plates, adding papers. Anne is a certified Life Coach who includes art projects in the workshops and retreats she helps facilitate with the Bona Fide Butterflies.
Beaver Photography / Tony Beaver
Tony has spent decades hiking, fishing, boating, and hunting the Adirondack Mountains. Photography has always been a hobby, but it was just recently that he decided to spend more time capturing what he’s been seeing for years–nature’s emotions as well as the detail in her beauty. While he captures images wherever he goes, his favorite place is, and always will be, the Adirondack Mountains.
Beverly now has her Framing, Gallery and Studio in The Shirt Factory. Her current work in pastel captures the serenity in landscapes, still life, and florals. In an age where serenity is not found easily, her work allows the viewer to find it there. Beverly also has experience in graphic design, art consultation, framing design, animal portraits, etc.
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
bjsartworks Framing, Gallery, and Studio
bjsartworks is a diverse art, framing and design business, located at “The Shirt Factory” in Glens Falls, New York (the Adirondack region of New York State.) We specialize in art consulting, offering custom framing, original art, posters and prints for any interior, business, office and home, with an abundance of resources to choose from.
The Gallery hosts artwork by Beverly Saunders, as well as well-known regional and local artists, in a variety of mediums.
The studio offers original work, primarily in pastel, creating portraits, landscapes and still life. Commissions are a specialty with many satisfied clients in our portfolio.
An art marketing and design service is also available to artists, businesses, groups or organizations.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 6 pm; Saturdays 10 – 5
Absolutely Adirondack: Music performances with slide presentation. Explore the folklore and history of our Adirondacks, CD now available
Songspun Productions: Teaching Artist Brian Chevalier has many programs available for schools and workshops. With Brian, your school can write and produce its own CD! Address NYS learning standards and character education needs through music movement and art! Brochures available.
Carl Heilman II / Wild Visions, Inc.
Carl Heilman II is an internationally published landscape photographer, author, and photography instructor. He has been photographing North American wilds since the mid 1970′s, working to capture the grandeur of these special places. He leads a diverse series of landscape photography and Photoshop workshops both out of his home in the Adirondack Park, and other unique locations in New York State and around the country. His most recent books include “Photographing the Adirondacks”, “The Landscape Photography Field Guide”, “101 Top Tips for Landscape Photography”, and “Contemporary Landscape Photography.” For information about his books, calendars, DVDs, posters, and workshops please visit his website.
Carol Law Conklin / Amity Farm Batik
I have been a batik artist for over 38 years. My college major was printmaking, but when I made my first batik it became my medium. My favorite subjects are nature, the seasons, mythological themes, and farm animals. Of all, the horse expresses the most of what I want to communicate in my art.
Chester Creek Press / Robert Walp
Chester Creek Press is involved in almost every aspect of the book arts including letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, paper making, illustration and workshop teaching. We publish small editions of prose and poetry in carefully designed hand-printed volumes bound by hand in unusual binding styles made with handmade papers and imported book cloths. We teach summer and fall workshops in bookbinding, letterpress printing, hand paper making, box making, book design and relief printmaking. A workshop schedule is posted on our website.
Robert Walp has a MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama.
Chip Perone Images
1 Cedarwood Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804
I believe that digital image editing can take a good photo and make it better. For me, photography should capture the world as it surrounds me via nature, landscapes or people. I use digital photography to stretch my creativity and enhance what I see within my mind’s eye.
Clay Concepts Studio / Dolores Thomson
Clay concepts offers pottery classes for children and adults. Learn to throw on the wheel or hand build with clay to create functional and decorative works of art. Call or email to receive a class schedule or for more information.
Crandall Public Library
Crandall Public Library provides resources, services and programs necessary to meet the informational, educational, cultural and entertainment needs of the public to enhance individual and community life. In addition to the many resources provided by libraries, Crandall offers special events for children, a gallery, film series, and more. The Folklife, History & Cultural Programs celebrate living and historical cultural heritage of the upper Hudson Valley and Adirondacks of upstate New York.
Crystal Paul is an Art Teacher and practicing artist living in Whitehall with her husband and twin boys. She creates two and three dimensional art using many mediums including but not limited to colored pencil, pen and ink, acrylics and oils, fabric, wood and metal. Animals, including pet portraits, are a favorite subject for the artist. Crystal has been exploring the art of Zentangle, an art form that uses ink and repetitive pattern in a small format.
Daniel Way, MD
Danielle Monahan is a mixed media artist who specializes in painting. Her subjects vary from images found in nature to portraits. She often combines images, distorts images or works with abstraction. Her main focus, while creating a work of art is subject matter, color relation, and layering technique. Have a look at her website for more information.
Doretta Miller, known for her gouache and watercolor paintings of China, recently returned to painting in oils on canvas. Recent subjects include local scenes, and still life objects including portraits of chairs. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Albany Institute of History and Art, and The Hyde Collection, and is represented at First Street Gallery, NYC.
Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien
Betty O’Brien is a regional artist who describes her work as “expressively realistic” in style. Hovering somewhere between real and abstract, the subject qualities are exaggerated and reconfigured to create meaning and feeling. Media manipulations and expressive marks further push reality beyond the descriptive. The landscape and organic lyrical forms gleaned from nature are frequent sources of inspiration.
Endless Rainbow Gems / Regina Eldridge
P.O. Box 187, Warrensburg, NY 12885
Endless Rainbow Gems is a collection of gemstones set by silversmith Regina Eldridge, portraying historic styles ranging from early Celtic, through Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco periods. Construction techniques include hand fabrication, die-struck filigrees, lost-wax casting and free-form jewelry sculpture from precious metal clay. Many pieces incorporate all of these techniques with unusual gemstone cuts to create unique, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches.
Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA, Inc.
Friends of the IBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to protect endangered short-eared owls and other ‘at risk’ birds of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area, or IBA. Our annual Art Show supports our work. We also founded, organize and co-sponsor Winter Raptor Fest in Fort Edward, and offer field trips so people can have the opportunity to see and experience the IBA and its amazing birds for themselves!
Golden Sands Resort
Golden Sands Resort offers a private natural sand beach, 15 mile views, pretty country setting, and is located directly on the shores of historic Lake George, the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains.
Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association, Inc.
58 E. Broadway, PO Box 140, Salem, NY 12865
518-854-7053 or 518-854-7247
The mission of the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association is to restore and manage the courthouse properties for the benefit of the region. The Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem, a landmark building with a well-preserved 19th century courtroom seating approximately 300, has the potential to host performing and fine arts programs, art gallery, community meetings, genealogical center, and youth programs. It is a resource for cultural development and economic revitalization. Membership is open to all.
25 E. Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
We’re a community arts center, dedicated to bringing the best of theatre, music, dance and the visual arts to our region. Founded as a not-for-profit corporation in 1978, Hubbard Hall has become a buzzing hub of cultural activity in our area, with dozens of programs and workshops , a critically-acclaimed theatre company and dance program, a co-op, village store, and art gallery, and much much more.
Hudson River Shakespeare Company
66 Mountainview Drive, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
The mission of the Hudson River Shakespeare Co. is to make available to residents of the area works of classic literature with emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare. Residents participate as both actors and auditors.
In the Tradition / Don Moeller
Inspired by old rustic designs at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, Don Moeller specializes in creating rustic clocks. Materials used are primarily birch bark and yellow birch, plus various other twigs, cones and bark. Clock styles include octagon and hexagon, banjo, school, mantel and chalet.
JC Parker Fine Art LLC
7 May Apple Way
Malta, New York 12020
Nationally known, painting in oils and watercolors. Maybe it’s because of my heritage. Maybe it’s because I’m self taught. Maybe it’s because I was born deep in the Adirondack mountains and have traveled extensively. Maybe it’s because a few years ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm that required surgery.
However, whatever the reason, my patrons say that my art provides a glimpse of the spirit and captures moments in time. Local images, framed exquisitely, affordably priced.
Jeffrey Anderson Photography
Award-winning and internationally published fine art and commercial photography. Equine Fine Art, Natural World, Fine Art Portraiture. Gallery located in The Shirt Factory (address above.)
Jenny Hutchinson considers herself somewhat of an anomaly. Her body of work features single, multiple, or conjoined forms that explore figuration in both abstract and representational modes. Each figure is a continuous stream of consciousness that transforms and develops as a result of artistic medium, observation, and memory. She likes to think of her use of drawing and painting materials as relative to alchemy. The materials serve as tools to help direct and translate the simultaneous narrative to provide a more sincere sense of reality and physical representation of a human body.
John David Geery
John David Geery has been photographing the Vermont landscape since 1984. His work is known for its ability to draw the viewer into the scene. Each photograph evokes an emotion, as he uses light and composition to capture the mood. He attends both LARAC festivals with his fine art photographs for sale.
John Thurman Historical Society
PO Box 7, Athol, NY 12810
The John Thurman Historical Society seeks to preserve and promote the history of the Town of Thurman through projects and programs throughout the year. The society meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month except November and January, in the Thurman Town Hall in Athol. Visitors and membership is open to all.
21 Cooper Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Fine artist, specializing in portraits from life and photography.
Kate’s work has been exhibited in Art in the Public Eye’s Gallery 99 and Third Thursday Art Walk. Kate has also exhibited paintings in LARAC’s juried still-life exhibit during the Adirondack Theater Festival at The Wood Theater and also at North Country Arts Center.
Kate’s art continues to be inspired by the locations she has traveled and the people she has met along the way, from the simplicity of a small, brightly painted town in Guatemala, to the decorative wrought iron found in New Orleans. Kate’s interest in architecture has fueled her love of travel. In the spring of 2011 she made a return trip to Europe with her son, Zack, upon his completion of high school.
“As an artist, I have always found inspiration in close observation of the natural world, and in the ever-changing play of light and shadow over organic forms. My recent paintings combine rounded rocks (collected in my travels), pears, wild mushrooms, seeds, and eggs. Through my art, I seek to convey a sense of visual poetry.” For twenty years, Kate has painted, exhibited, and taught art, with watercolors as her specialty. She ran a small arts school in Burlington, VT before moving to North Creek and is looking forward to teaching at Tannery Pond Community Center.
Lake George Arts Project
The Lake George Arts Project is a multi-arts presenting organization. Major programs include a year-round gallery exhibition series, the Summer Concert Series held in Shepard Park in Lake George, and the Lake George Jazz Weekend. The Arts Project also hosts a variety of arts workshops, readings, and occasional outdoor sculpture shows. The Arts Project is also known for its lively and off-beat annual fund raisers, which include Bands & Beans, a chili and music fest held in March, the Micro Brews Cruise in June, and the Black Velvet Art Party in November. The Lake George Arts Project is located in the Old County Courthouse on Canada St. (Amherst St. entrance) in Lake George Village.
Lake George Community Band, Inc.
Langescapes – Paul Lange
Paul Lange, a prominent fashion photographer in NYC for 25 years, relocated to New York’s Hudson Valley in 2004 to concentrate on portraiture and fine art photography–a natural progression from the celebrity portraits, beauty and editorial location work for which he is known. His new work explores a variety of natural subjects: landscape, birds, and flowers; concentration on their anthropomorphic similarities and the painterly effects that can be created in-camera from classical and realistic representation to abstraction, without exaggerated enhancements or manipulations in Photoshop.
Lapham Gallery at LARAC
7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-798-1144 ext. 2
LARAC’s Lapham Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
“Since my time as an artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, I feel as though I have been on the other end of Monet’s see-saw. While he pressed his work from strict observation into abstraction with his late lily paintings, I am pushing mine from abstraction back into representation. In my most recent work, I like to sit on the edge between the two possibilities. I am happiest when I can make a very abstract composition and yet imbue it with all sorts of qualities that are only possible in a representational context, such as light reflections, transparencies, translucencies, glitter, sparkle and shimmer. How light affects natural surfaces, such as flowers, insects and water; and artificial surfaces, such as patent leather, foil, Mylar, transparent ribbons, and glass, become part of my visual arsenal. For a while the more elusive and impossible the image was to paint, the more it interested me. A painting succeeds for me when it seems as though the light is emanating from inside the canvas.”
Lise Winne is known for her songwriting, guitar and angelic soprano vocals. Winner of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, on the playlist of the prestigious “Mists of Avalon” radio program out of NJ and the member of two bands, The Spirites Consort (classical, Renaissance, new interpretations of old songs) and Saratoga Faire (folk and originals), Lise’s style is often innovative and defies categorization. “Winne recalls early Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, but her sound is actually older–it’s ancient, timeless. . .” (David Malachowski, Albany Times Union, former guitarist for Shania Twain). Lise has released 3 albums since 1996 and her 4th is to be released soon. Lise started out as a visual artist and has a bachelors in studio art and a masters in art education and still exhibits occasionally.
Lito Allegra Abrams
Lake George, NY 12845 (518)668-5376
Sarasota, FL 34235 (941)377-6424
Fascinated by the “topography” of living creatures, Lito paints people and animals in acrylic and watercolor. With an eclectic and impassioned eye for the visual, she focuses on the subject, pushes what can be done with color, moves into questions of what is real in terms of figure/ground, and references an art history background for its rich tapestry of ideas. Works usually have a subtle play of humor, contrast between the formal and information, and an attempt to influence the viewer, whether it’s a feeling of tension or a very direct pull into the work.
Little Theater on the Farm, Inc.
Since October 2006, The Little Theater on the Farm in Fort Edward, NY has been providing a space for theatrical performances, parties, auctions, craft fairs and even the odd historical reenactment. The Little Theater’s mission is to make available economical theater space for performers and educational programs so that area residents may increase their appreciation for the arts, area history, and environment.
Love is on Lake George
Kathy Miller of Love is on Lake George has a collection of some unique metal art decor and art stationary products that capture the Lake George Region experience for our residents and visitors. Shelf Sitters, trivets, ornaments, notepads and note cards are featured. Personalized items are available and custom metal work can be created to your design. Feel free to contact Kathy by phone or email.
Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council
LARAC is an arts service organization, founded in 1972, which serves Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga Counties. LARAC’s mission is to lead in the improvement of the quality of life in the lower Adirondack region by supporting arts and culture. Its goal is to coordinate, develop, sponsor, improve, encourage, and provide arts-related activities in the above-defined region. In addition, our facility houses the Lapham Gallery, which is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 am-3 pm.
Lynn creates realistic paintings of Adirondack scenes–mountains and lakes, wildflowers and hot air balloons. You can also visit her gallery in scenic Lake Luzerne for limited and open editions of her work.
M. C. Huskie
Mandalas for Modern Meditations / Bob Nottke
Mandalas for Modern Meditations bring an ancient art into your personal spaces. They have a rare ability to transform chaos into ordered pattern and represent a way to find beauty in the random and confusing world we live in. Viewers who focus on their unusual shapes and tiny details may find themselves slipping from the conscious world into the special complex and baroque environments they create.
Bob was an elementary school art educator in southern Saratoga County for 35 years and exhibited widely in the Tri-Cities area during that time. He has photographed widely in both North America and Europe. In 1986 he won a national fourth prize for his photograph Children of Fear in the Photographer’s Forum national competition.
Art has always been an essential part of Mary’s life. At the age of two and a half she began drawing with crayons on anything she could-including her bedroom wall. At four she received her first set of “real” watercolors from a relative in Europe which inspired the animals she painted on the back of her closet door. Mary was not a mischievous child by any means; she just wanted to “make pretty things”. She has studied various forms of art throughout her life; pottery, sculpture, textile design, fiber arts and jewelry making. Painting and drawing however are her favorite forms of expression with painting being her “passion”. Mary works in pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache; she is the happiest when she can ”make pretty things”. Mary is also the author of “The Adirondacks that are the Other Half of Me”…
Music From Salem
25 E. Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
Established in 1986, Music from Salem brings together musicians of international reputation to prepare and perform chamber music in the peace and beauty of rural Washington County, NY. Music from Salem offerings include: concerts, free open rehearsals, listening clubs, children’s workshops, cello and viola seminars for professionally-bound musicians, and other events.
Since leaving the design world, Nancy has worked in oils and pastels. She has shown her work in two national shows and one international competition. She has also participated in four solo shows and seven group shows. She is a member of the Adirondack Pastel Society, and in 2011 she became an Associate Member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. At this point Nancy has the freedom to say, “It’s important for me to do what’s right for the painting by being flexible and sensitive. For so many years, in the design world I had to please and alter work for different clients. Now, it’s time for the work to lead the way.”
North Country Arts Center
North Country Arts Center is a non-profit cultural organization for artists, artisans, and people interested in the Arts. Our purpose is to support emerging artists, encourage creative endeavors and to provide suitable and accessible locations for works to be exhibited. NCAC oversees exhibition space at the 2nd Floor Gallery at the Glens Falls City Hall, Glens Falls Post Office, and the Art in Chestertown Gallery.
We hold a Juried Art and Juried Photography Exhibit at the Crandall Public Library. We also run workshops for artists to help them improve their technical and business skills. Support for NCAC comes from contributions and dues from individuals and companies interested in the arts. Benefits of membership: quarterly newsletters, participation in Members Only Exhibits, invitation to annual meeting, art exhibits & receptions, and opportunities to serve on the Board of Directions and NCAC committees; for membership information, call Dorothy McDevitt at 518-532-9866.
Our Town Theatre Group
My painting style is realistic, in a general sense. There will be areas of indistinct representation in each painting that could suggest that I am not a slave to detail. Truth be told, however, I am a slave to detail. I feel that the images I represent will have meaning to someone who has much more experience with the subject than I and I want them to be satisfied that the image is accurate – then move on to the image is interesting.
Persis (“Perky”) Granger, a freelance writer, is the author of the young adult historical novel Adirondack Gold, its accompanying teacher’s guide and a sequel, A Summer of Strangers, most available in the LARAC shop. She presents living history programs, conducts writing workshops for youth, and hosts The Adirondack Mountain Writers’ Retreat and The St. George Island Writers’ Retreat, both for adults. She is also available to present Alzheimer’s programs, based on the book she edited and coauthored, Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer’s: Writing a Path to Peace. Learn more at www.PersisGranger.com.
Peter & Carol Jonietz
Ray Palmer resides in Glenville, NY. Primarily a nature photographer, Ray is drawn to landscapes, wildlife, and macro imagery. However, he looks at photography as a medium of opportunities, so any subject is fair game. His work has appeared in publications, calendars, and various exhibitions.
Ray gets himself and his gear into some spectacular locations. While much of the year includes shooting the Adirondacks of New York, his website and images reflect extensive time spent in locations around the country and beyond.
Opportunity can find you on a rugged trail waiting for a break between snow squalls, or witnessing dawn on the docks of a working lobster harbor. It is always a challenge to capture a sense of place. It is in the lines of the land, the rapids of the river, the angle of the wildflower’s tilt. With the right light, the right season, and some helpful weather, the photographer may get a moment of grace.
Running Ridge Studio / Diane Burk
All of Diane’s designs are original and hand hooked by her with 100% wool yarn and the finest backing materials. She takes great pride in creating a high quality product. With proper care they can become heirlooms to last many years. She would love the opportunity to incorporate some of your ideas and interests to help you personalize your rug or wall hanging. All of her designs can be put into kit form or you can purchase the design printed on monk’s cloth or Scottish burlap if you prefer. Please call or email for pricing and details.
Ruth’s colorful acrylic and pastel stylistic abstracts on canvas and paper decorate the walls of her gallery North Main in Salem, NY. The vibrant colors in her abstract landscapes bring a special life to the pieces. Ruth says her work comes from “day dreams and night dreams” as well as places she has visited. Ruth also teaches at the studio; for more information on classes, click here.
Salem Art Works
Salem Art Works (SAW) is a contemporary art center and sculpture park located on a 199.4 acre former dairy farm in rural Washington County, New York. Founded in 2005 by artist Anthony Cafritz, SAW’s mission is to support both emerging and established artists in the creation of new and progressive work, as well as promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. At the core of SAW’s philosophy is the belief that inspired new works are created in an open and supportive environment encouraging interaction among artists and disciples. Based upon this tenet, SAW offers opportunities in four focal areas: cultural events, exhibitions, educational workshops, and artist programs.
Sandie is a folk artist specializing in brightly colored acrylic paintings of local scenes in Upstate New York. She is inspired by the beauty of the local hamlets and farms, and expresses that inspiration in her paintings.
Sara Pearsall / Polymer & Prints
I work with three distinct artistic mediums: photography, printing inks and polymer clay. My photographs and prints are vibrant images of the Adirondacks and nature. The jewelry features handmade beads incorporating the colors and textures I find in nature into the polymer beads.
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Fine handcrafted sterling silver jewelry incorporating high quality gemstones and pearls sourced from around the world. Designs are unique and timeless inspired from the natural curves and symmetry of nature.
Schuylerville Community Theater
Small Ponderings John H. Sharp
Creating metal sculptures ranging from several inches to several feet (often way out of scale), all with just a bit of whimsy, is one of the pursuits at Small Ponderings. Neither flora nor fauna are safe from interpretation! What could be next?
Starr Regan DiCiurcio
Queensbury, NY 12804
Starr is a mandala artist trained by international authority, Susanne Fincher, and her collaborator, Marilyn Clark. Starr offers mandala workshops and tutorials so others can explore the mandala as a means of self-expression and discovery. No artistic experience is needed. Starr is also an interfaith minister who directs retreats and offers spiritual counseling for individuals.
Suliveres Painting and Faux Finishing
Suliveres Painting and Faux Finishing specializes in high-end custom painting and faux finishes. Let me bring harmony, sophistication and elegance to your home at affordable prices. My specialties include Venetian Plaster, Marbling, Tuscan finishes, Gilding, Tone on Tone stripping, and many other types of glazing. I also offer interior and exterior painting and stain. No job is too small and the sky is the limit.
The Dance Center & Adirondack Ballet Theater
PO Box 652, 79 Warren Street Plaza, Glens Falls, NY 12801
The Dance Center of Queensbury has been established for 30+ years in the Glens Falls Region. The Dance Center established the Adirondack Ballet Theater in 1992, Resident Dance Company at the Charles R. Wood Theater. The studio/company offerings include ballet, pointe, pirouette, partnering, jazz, tap, modern, acrobatics, zumba, adult classes and preschool ballet/tap program. Our philosophy is to provide an excellent standard in dance education to children and young adults in our community. Our goal is to develop good people in addition to well-trained dancers. Our dance community of students, faculty and parents facilitate learning and personal growth for all. The company performs an annual Nutcracker, Spring Repertory Concert and annual Showcase Performance.
The Georgi Museum & Park Center
A collection of Renaissance art, European antiques and Asian collectables, situated on nine acres of park and gardens along the famous Battenkill trout stream.
The grounds are open dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Museum is open Fridays through December 15th, from 10 am – 4 pm, or call for an appointment.
Bring a picnic to our nine acre park on the banks of the Battenkill. Enjoy the lush lawns and beautiful gardens, visit our unique collection of 14th and 15th Century paintings and examine Henry Georgi’s vast mineral collection.
Come for a stroll or for the day, you’ll feel refreshed and renewed.
The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection is an art museum with an extraordinary collection of over 3,300 objects that span the history of Western art, including high caliber artworks by Old Masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Jacopo Tintoretto; modern masters such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and a fine collection of American art with works by George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, and Winslow Homer.
Charlotte Pruyn Hyde established The Hyde Collection as a nonprofit educational trust in 1952, dedicating her estate and art collection to the community with a vision, “to promote and cultivate the study and improvement of the fine arts, for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and vicinity and the general public.” The Hyde Collection opened its doors to the public as a museum after her death in 1963, and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013.
The National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame
Opening its doors in 1986, The National Museum of Dance is the only museum in the nation dedicated to American professional dance and is an all-inclusive institution, dedicated to diversity and resolute in representing dance forms from a variety of cultural, religious, and class backgrounds of American society. The museum holds a firm belief that the arts should be accessible to everyone. A non-profit organization with three major goals: communicating and dramatizing America’s brilliant heritage in dance with a “living museum,” increasing our community and school outreach, and restoring a registered National Historic Landmark to appropriate public use. The Museum’s latest project is the School of the Arts offering dance classes to the community in the Swyer Studios.
5012 Lake Shore Drive
P.O. Box 417
Lake George, NY 12845
The Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association, founded in 1940, honors international opera singer Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935) at her former teaching studio and woodland retreat on Lake George. Our mission is to: Preserve and protect the museum collection, historical significance and legacy of Marcella Sembrich; Foster an appreciation for classical music, opera and the arts; Provide educational and performance opportunities to promote the study of classical music.
The museum is open from June to early September and a variety of events are held all season long.
The Shirt Factory Artists Association
An eclectic gathering of artists’ galleries and studios, retail shops, and healing arts community. Our artists work in various mediums including watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, monoprints, pottery, sculpture, textiles, porcelain, glass, metal, wood and photography. Our other shops include a quilt shop, a tea shop and a picture/framing shop. Our healing arts community includes an acupuncture studio, massage therapists, integrative bodywork therapists, an herbalist, and a yoga studio.
Timothy R. Barney / AFHG Images
Portrait artist, Trudi Smith, offers workshops in painting the portrait twice yearly. The workshops are held the first 3 Thursdays in May and October at her studio in The Shirt Factory.
Please contact Trudi for more information.
Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY 12816
Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
We, an artist cooperative, are beginning our 32nd year! From baskets, pottery, hand weavings, sculpture, jewelry to fine art…there’s a great diversity of excellent work for the discriminating collector.
Washington County Historical Society
The mission of the Washington County Historical Society is to promote the heritage of Washington County, to bring together parties interested in the area, and to collect materials for the Heritage Research Library. The public is invited to join, attend programs, do research, and check the bookshop. WCHS headquarters, the Wing-Northup house, is located at 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, across from St. Joseph’s, and is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to four or by appointment.
Watermedia Academy/Betty O’Brien
Located at the Shirt Factory
21 Cooper Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Classes in watercolor/watermedia, drawing and open studio time are offered in this studio and fully equipped teaching facility. Betty is a regional artist with extensive teaching experience. Call or email for more information or to register. A visit to studio 204 on the second floor of the Shirt Factory can be arranged on request.
Wayne Smith creates wheel-thrown functional work with particular care taken with form and surface. The wheel-thrown forms are often manipulated and altered after throwing. His interest is in evolving the form, developing surface treatments, and exploring the limits of that form’s functionality.
Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center
Tannery Pond Community Center serves as the cultural and meeting hub for North Creek. Tannery Pond Community Center provides a venue for public and private events, meetings and programs. Reservation contact is Cherie Ferguson, Town of Johnsburg 518-251-2421. The TPCC Gallery hosts rotating exhibits each month and is open Monday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm and on Sundays when the “open” flag is out.
Wilfred’s Woodcraft / Wilfred Charbonneau Jr.
My love of nature inspires unique and interesting works of art made on a scroll saw. My primary canvas is moose antler and the occasional piece of unique wood. Antler is such a natural media to work with that one can almost feel its energy. My goal in my art is to allow one to escape into the piece, if only for a moment, and take them to a place they may have been or wish to be, as I do while experiencing the joy of their creation. I feel this type of art brings a little bit of the outside, inside, and allows ones imagination to take over. I have done commissioned pieces that have a much more special meaning to the owner. Commissions allow me the joy of tapping into someone else’s artistic vision and creating a tactile image of their art. I am the current chairman of the Northeastern Woodworkers Scroll Saw Guild and give scroll saw presentations and instruction throughout the Capital Region.
World Awareness Children’s Museum
89 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
The World Awareness Children’s Museum fosters awareness, understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity through four channels: an International Youth Art Exchange Program, Onsite & Outreach Educational Programming, Exhibitions for Loan, and “go! where children discover the world,” a hands-on, global art and culture Museum for children and families!
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