70th Annual Central Adirondack Art Show announces 2021 award winners

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OLD FORGE — View arts center, at 3273 Route 28, recently announced the 2021 award winners of its 70th annual Central Adirondack Art Show.

The Central Adirondack Art Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition created by View founder Miriam Kashiwa in 1951 and was held that year in her front yard. Today, it showcases the finest artists throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond and is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors of the Adirondacks.

In the Masters Division Awards in memory of Edna V. Tillman, First Place given by Margaret Huskins was awarded to “The Tragedy at Big Moose,” by Greg Klein from Old Forge. Second Place was awarded to “Adirondack River Scene,” by Judy Soprano from Livonia and Third Place was awarded to “Early Morning,” by Nikolay Mikushkin from Syracuse.

In the Special Category Awards, Outstanding Ceramic given by Joseph and Bette Rintrona was awarded to “Woodland Raku Torso,” by Catherine Ellsworth from Watertown. Outstanding Abstract in memory of Virginia & Joseph Di Fazio given by Beatrice Foley was awarded to “Hill Town,” by Carol Saggese from Oneonta. Outstanding Portrait given by the Loretta Lepkowski and Peter Ostrum Family was awarded to “How I Met My Wife,” by Stephen Fletcher from Forestport. “Silver Morning” by Alana Haehl from Old Forge was selected for The Stevenson Hume Evans Scholarship and given by Margaret Huskins.

Masters Division was awarded to Brenda Cretney from Brockport, Martha Deming from Remsen, Edward Donnelly from Tupper Lake, Stephen Fletcher from Forestport, Drayton Jones from Fayetteville, Gregory Williams from Olmstedville, Ann Larsen from Edinburg, Lynda Naske from Johnstown, David Reichard from Sherrill, and Tara Charles from Auburn.

In the Open Show Awards, starting with the 3D/Sculpture/Functional category, First Place was awarded to “Dipping the Midnight Breeze,” by Suzanne Firsching from Frankfort. “Perky Kingfisher,” by William Whitehill from Utica took Second Place and “Serenity,” by Bette Rintrona from Old Forge took Third Place.

In the Drawing/Printmaking/Mixed Mediacategory, First Place was awarded to “Departure Coming Home,” by William Stephens from Honeoye Falls. Second Place was awarded to “Circle of Life 5: Spring Splendor,” by Sherrie L. Turkheimer from Saratoga Springs and Third Place was “Suffolk Sunset,” by Pamela Lynch from Oneida.

In the Painting category, First Place was “Barefoot,” by Marybeth Sorber from Syracuse. Second Place was “Bougainvillea,” by Jana Laxa from Hamilton and Third Place was “Buttermilk Falls,” by Diane Bellenger from Rochester.

In the final category, Photography, First Place was awarded to “Orange Glow,” by Gary Larsen from Edinburg. Second Place was “The Glory of Dawn,” by David Waite from Amsterdam and Third Place was “Rooted in Color,” by Sherrill Barlow from Rochester.

The exhibition is now open and will run through June 6. The Opening Reception will be held at View on April 23 from 5-7 p.m. in accordance with COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Registration is required, and can be done by visiting ViewArts.org/Eventsor calling 315-369-6411.

There will also be an Online Reception on April 28 at 5 p.m. at www.ViewArts.org/Exhibitions, and will include an online exhibition of all the artwork, information on this year’s award winners, a video about the exhibition and more.

To learn more about View programming, visit ViewArts.org, or call 315-369-6411.

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