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National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens Aug. 2

Posted 7/31/19

OLD FORGE — View, the Center for Arts and Culture, 3273 Route 28, will present the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors during gallery hours from Saturday, Aug. 3, to …

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National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens Aug. 2

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OLD FORGE — View, the Center for Arts and Culture, 3273 Route 28, will present the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors during gallery hours from Saturday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 29.

Each year View presents the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water-based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. Two nationally recognized artists juried this annual exhibition.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Aug. 2 from 5-7 p.m.

The reception will feature light refreshments, a cash bar, and the opportunity to meet with several of the exhibiting artists. The reception is free and open to the public.

Attendees will also toast and celebrate the exhibitions, Nancy Staub Laughlin: Pastels/Photographs/Assemblages, and All Things Wild and Wonderful: Wildlife Art by Linda Daniels. Continued exhibitions include Mountain Air Painters ADK Expressions en Plein Air and 10x10.

This exhibit is a reminder of Miriam Kashiwa, who created the Arts Guild of Old Forge, which became the View. This is View’s 38th annual exhibition and the highlight of its exhibition season — 88 works will be featured from artists across the nation — offering a rare visual treat of works of this caliber for art aficionados and the casual visitor of the Adirondacks.

Architect and renowned architectural illustrator Richard Sneary, NWS acted as the Juror of Selection. Richard is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Missouri Watercolor Society, a member of the American Watercolor Society, and a member of Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Recent awards include 1st Place in Fast & Fresh at Plein Air Richmond 2013, 1st Place in Quick Paint at Easels in Frederick 2013, and 1st and 3rd Place in watercolor at 2013 Stems Plein Air Paint. His work is represented by Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.

Kathleen Giles, NWS, WHS acted as the Juror of Awards. She is an artist that works primarily in watercolor and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, American Women Artists, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, and a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Giles teaches two eight-week sessions each year at the Kenan Center in Lockport, N.Y. and teaches workshops in the U.S and Canada. She has co-hosted a weekly cable show on Lockport Cable television entitled “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy,” since 2012.

On the net: ViewArts.org

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