Lake Placid Center for the Arts Juried Art Show Winners

Annual LPCA Adirondack Juried Art Show –

2012 Winners Announced!

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 2012 Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists.  The Adirondack Juried Art Show will be on exhibit through October 20 in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5pm. Admission is free.

The Winners of this Juried Show were announced at the opening reception on Friday, September 14. This year’s Jurors, Caroline Welsh and P.J. Labarge, announced 3 Best In Show prizes along with 2nd and 3rd place awards and four honorable mentions.

The awards are as follows:

• Painting – Best In Show for most original treatment of subject, technical excellence & quality of presentation:  Making Waves by Anne Diggory.

• Photography – Best In Show for composition, technical excellence and quality of presentation: Palm Streams – Eleanor Sweeney

Drawing – Best In Show for originality of subject, technical excellence & quality of presentation: A Little Night Music – Lynda Naske

Second Place Painting was awarded to Valerie Patterson for From the 1% to the 99%; Second Place Photography went to Olaf Soot for Misty Cataracts of the Opalescent; Third Place Photography went to Jeri Wright for Ausable Impression V.

Honorable Mentions went to: Susan Camp for Passings; William Crosby for Avalanche Pass; Suzanne Doin for Point The Sky: Champlain Sunrise; Ken Wiley for Not Juliet’s Balcony.

 About the Jurors:

Caroline Mastin Welsh is Director Emerita of the Adirondack Museum. She is an art historian and a specialist in museum exhibits and collections management. Her work in the museum profession includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the museum division of an exhibits design and production firm in addition to the Adirondack Museum. As a museum curator she has produced innumerable exhibits and has lectured and published widely on the subject of Adirondack art and artists.

PJ LaBarge is a self taught bronze sculptor with a M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder in the anatomical movement sciences. Born in Tupper Lake, NY she moved and resided on the west coast for 25 years. In Marin County, California she was art designer and director of the marketing and graphics company, Fiskin /LaBarge. A shift to sculpture began while working with Mountain Lion Preservation, designing and creating a line of wildlife jewelry then moving into the medium of bronze. In 1990 she moved to Laguna Beach, CA and became the summer artist in residence at the Lake Placid Lodge. At present she resides in Lake Placid. Her sculptures are in Kean University, Na Anai Kai, Botanical Sculpture Garden in Kauai, corporations and international collectors.

The Adirondack Juried Art Show is an annual event open to artists of all media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions.  The Lake Placid Center for the Arts awarded approximately $1,000 in cash and gift certificates. For more information on how to become involved in the Arts, call (518) 523-2512 or visit online .


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