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Celebrating over 25 Years of Contemporary Art at the Courthouse Gallery!

For more than 200 years the pristine waters and majestic mountains of Lake George have inspired artists to create some of their most enduring work, from 19th century painters Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, to 20th century artists Georgia O’Keeffe and David Smith, to a rich and diverse community of artists living and working in the region today.

For over 25 years the Lake George Arts Project has presented exhibitions of regional, emerging and established contemporary artists at the Courthouse Gallery. In keeping with this mission, Art @ The Lake, now an annual event, presents a new generation of artists exploring their vision of Lake George.

In the summer of 2013 Art @ The Lake was held at The Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing, NY, on the shores of Lake George.  Work from over 30 contemporary artists was on exhibit, and available for purchase, with proceeds directly benefiting both the artists, and the Lake George Arts Project.
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Artists exhibiting at A @ TL 2013:

Marjolaine Arsenault
Marjolaine Arsenault received a B.A. in Fine Arts, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 1984. Her background as a graphic designer and later on as a garden designer is reflected in all her pieces. Composition, color harmony and texture are integral to every creation. Nature is her main source of inspiration. She is a feltmaker artist who loves to create wearable art. Nuno feltmaking invites the imagination to paint with fibers and to explore the limitless possibilities for creating unique seamless garments and accessories. She is a member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild and lives in North Creek, NY.

Robin Blakney-Carlson
Robin Blakney-Carlson works with felt as her primary medium.  She studied fine arts at California College of the Arts and Crafts, Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Art, and with numerous master-feltmakers.  Her work has been represented in exhibitions and galleries throughout New York and New England. 
My work is influenced by the shifting character of life and seemingly mundane patterns that surround us.  I am fascinated by the nature of surfaces as they transform over time. When I am felting, I find my sense of balance.  I manipulate multiple layers of wool, silk and textile fragments with my hands, soap and water to create the foundation of my compositions.  It’s a very tactile, meditative process.”  Robin owns Luckystone Feltworks Studio in the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, New York. She has taught feltmaking throughout the US and Australia.  She is an active member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild and Surface Design Association.

Cheri Bordelon
Cheri Bordelon, (born 1969, Marrero, LA) is a local event photographer and freelance photojournalist. Her love of the outdoors began to grow while exploring and fishing with her family along the Atchafalaya River Basin, and the many other swamps, bayous and wet lands in deep South Central Louisiana. She moved to Alaska as a young adult, and explored mountain ranges and glaciers while residing there for 14 years. She has been a resident of the southern tip of the Adirondack Park since 2006. Cheri enjoys observing the people, culture, and landscape as it creates a surrounding environment. Her true passion is capturing the best of people as they interact with each other and their surroundings by use of traditional photography mixed with a photojournalistic touch.
Lisa Brzozowski
Lisa Brzozowski fell in love with ceramics at Skidmore College where she earned a BS in studio art.  The marriage between art and utility drew her to pottery. While developing her skills in the useful arts, she apprenticed with some of the best production potters in Massachusetts, Virginia and New York.  She has traveled internationally, paying particular attention to pottery in different cultures.  She was particularly influenced by her travels in Japan, which she references in her current work of candle lanterns. In 2004 she and her husband started a Pottery and Gallery, Scenic Outlook Studios, Inc. on the Hudson River in Riparius, NY.  Along with her own pottery, she sold the work of 35 local and regional artists working in a wide variety of mediums.  This allowed her a close and personal experience with other artists’ work as well as a better understanding of how the public views and uses art. The lessons she learned while running the gallery still informs her work.  Currently, Lisa has turned from production pottery to making one-of-a-kind detailed items.  She and her husband Ken live and work in an old warehouse building on the banks of the Hudson River while frequently spending time in Manhattan continuing their interactions with other artists and absorbing some of the great amount of art New York City has to offer.

Chicken Coop Forge
The Chicken Coop Forge is artist-owned and operated by Jeannette Brandt and Mike Parwana in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Brandt and Parwana’s interest in blacksmithing quickly turned from a hobby shop in the backyard chicken coop of their home in Lake Luzerne into a career as full time smiths. Their studio is now located near West Mountain in Glens Falls, NY on the southeast corner of the Adirondack Park and only about a mile from the Adirondack Northway (I-87). They create commissioned heirloom-quality ornamental ironwork using traditional forging methods and modern techniques. This includes a wide variety of traditional and contemporary products forged in iron, steel, bronze and copper.

Jean H. Clark
Jean Holly Clark has spent most of her life working in art. For many years she was the senior designer for a stained glass studio in Manhattan. Influenced by the thriving New York art scene of the 1980s, she started to work on a more personal level. By the end of the decade, She moved to farmland in Upstate N.Y. She studied drawing, painting and textile design in NYC at the Art Students League and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also has attended printmaking workshops at the Arts Center in Troy, N.Y. and at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She says: “I am always exploring layers, textures, space and containment within the boundaries of paper.”

Katie DeGroot
Artist's Statement: “I have worked from nature for many years, I enjoy the discovery of a funny shaped leaf, or a fallen log covered with bright orange and purple mushrooms blooming after a rainy period. These found objects become a starting point for my studio investigation. My artwork has always been based on a traditional observation process, however the final appearance of the objects in the paintings is informed by contemporary ideas and concerns and more recently by my own quirky interpretation of the objects’ personality. Where these found objects lead me in my artwork has to do with my interests in surrealism and abstraction along with the pure physical pleasure of using color and paint.”  Katie DeGroot attended New York University and Illinois State University before living and working in New York City for nearly twenty years. She now resides on her great grandparents farm next to the Hudson River in Fort Edward, NY. Katie DeGroot is currently the Director of Skidmore Colleges’ Summer Studio Art Program.

Anne Diggory
Anne Diggory has painted out of her studio in Saratoga Springs for over 30 years and has been featured in Adirondack Life, American Artist Magazine, and the NY Times. She is known for her combination of accurate detail with expressive painting and strong abstract structure – an outgrowth of education at Yale, Indiana University, and 35 years of exploring the natural world. In the fall of 2014, her work will be featured in a solo show at the Hyde Collection.  For the past three summers she has been a resident artist at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Diggory has extensively researched and written about the19th century painting perspectives at Lake George of the artist John Frederick Kensett. Her current blog  http://saratogatrees.diggory.com/ is connected to an upcoming fall 2013 show partnering with Sustainable Saratoga and focusing on the urban and community forest of Saratoga Springs.

David Greenberger
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1979, having recently completed a degree in fine arts as a painter from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, David Greenberger took a job as activities director at a nursing home in Boston. It was that year he created The Duplex Planet, a long-running publication based on his conversations with the residents. Though he worked there only a couple years, the experience gave him a new direction as an artist, leading to a number of books, several documentaries, a comic books series, and recordings. For the past decade his focus has been on the creation of monologues with music, resulting in more than a dozen CDs and performances for museums, arts presenters, theaters, and universities. His pieces have also been heard regularly on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered.” In 2008 he was commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco to create a new work about memory, titled “Tell Me That Before.” The following year he was artist in residence for the Center on Age & Community at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, resulting in the CD and performance “Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time” as well as a documentary about its creation that has been airing on PBS. He is currently completing a new recording and performance, “They Like Me Around Here,” for the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.  During the last five years Greenberger has returned to visual art, picking up with some of the same areas of exploration he had been pursuing when he purposefully set aside painting in favor of other media some thirty years ago. His small square drawings are patterned fields made of words and small marks. They give the appearance of being abstract but reveal themselves to be quite specific and sometimes autobiographical.

Anne Gregson
Anne Gregson taught Kindergarten through 12th grade Art for 23 years and dabbled in many media in the process, finding drawing to be her favorite subject to teach. In 2000 she met and began working with Master Printmaker Dan Welden. In 2009 she left teaching to pursue Art and Life Coaching full time. “What I love about printmaking is its versatility – I can start with a drawing, a painting or even physical objects placed directly on the solar plate. Then I print an edition in which each etching is identical or play around with the ink, creating unlimited interpretations of a single solar plate. Printmaking also exercises the tiny logical side of my brain. The process requires careful measuring, attention to detail and being super clean. My work draws on the dance between me and the ink, my deep connection to my rural environment and the humor I find in combining a look that feels old timey with a contemporary subject.” She exhibits her work in the Glens Falls area and the Adirondacks.

Robert F. Hammerquist
Robert F. Hammerquist paints landscapes and images of Italy, Cape Cod, Maine, Sweden, the Adirondacks, Canadian Maritimes, various areas in the United States and whimsy. Before semi-retiring to Wellfleet, MA, he was a commercial artist, cartoonist and humor writer working for all major, and many minor, greeting card companies. He now paints full time. His paintings are in private collections in the United States and Europe. He has exhibited at Overlook Gallery in Stonington, Maine, the Gallery at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and at the Wellfleet Public Library. A graduate of Vesper George School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, he owns Herring River Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and is a member of the Wellfleet Art Gallery Association.

John Hampshire
John Hampshire (Born 1971, Chicago, IL). BS from Skidmore College ‘94, MFA SUNY Albany ’97. Selected solo exhibitions include “Layers and Labyrinths” at The Show Walls, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NYC (2008), “Expressive Eccentricities”, State College of Florida (2009), and “Labyrinthine” in The Project Room at the Phoenix Gallery, NYC (2005). Selected group exhibitions include “Black and White”. Lana Santorelli Gallery. NYC (2010), International Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries. New York University. NYC. (2001-2009), and “International Works on Paper”. Soho20 Gallery, NYC (2001). John is Associate Professor of Art at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, NY and lives and maintains his studio in a former church in Troy, NY with his wife and 4 dachshunds.
Carl Heilman
Carl Heilman II is an award winning outdoor photographer who specializes in nature panoramas, murals, and nature photography of Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, New York State, and Montana panoramas and photos. He also creates nature photos of National Parks and other wild areas in the US and Canada. Carl enjoys working in his digital 'darkroom' to produce fine art prints with vibrant detail. He has produced Adirondack multi-image programs, and is the photographer for several books, including, 'Adirondacks: Views of An American Wilderness', 'The Adirondacks', 'Wild New York', 'Our New York', and 'Two in the Wilderness'. He is also an avid outdoorsman and well known for his expertise on snowshoes, his snowshoeing clinics and digital nature photography and Photoshop workshops.
Sandra Hildreth
Artisit's Statement:   “I love the wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains - and most other wild places too. I find peace and harmony when I am out in the mountains hiking or skiing, or paddling my canoe in one of the rivers or ponds. This is what I hope to convey in my paintings. Growing up in Wisconsin, I learned to love the outdoors as a child. When in college my family moved to Kentucky and I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. I taught art in northern New York for 31 years, but always created art when I had time. When I retired, I moved to Saranac Lake and started painting full time. Comfortable with both oils and watercolors, I use whatever medium seems appropriate for what I want to paint. Working 'en plein air' (outdoors, on location) has become my passion although I also paint in my home studio when weather prevents outdoor work”.
Karen Koziol
Karen Koziol assembles objects to convey an idea, illustrate a story or define a moment much like a writer uses words.  She usually works within specific themes searching for parallels, metaphors and contradictions.  “It’s always amusing and challenging for me to create visual truths - things that we all know to be true or real, taken with a grain of salt or a spoonful of sugar,” she says.  Koziol tends to be drawn toward subjects that are nostalgic, so the use of objects from the past seem to be appropriate.
Naton Leslie mentions Karen’s work in is bok That Might Be Useful: Exploring America’s Secondhand Culture:  “Karen’s art consists of three-dimensional collages or assemblages, junk in communication with other junk.  Entire pieces looked like a hybrid of knickknack shelf, Cornell box,  Rube Goldberg contraption, and the random pattern of castoffs you might find inhabiting the corner of an attic.  Most of the pieces had a lost quality, as though something was missing or misplaced, and we were looking at only part of the whole.  Together the found objects created a narrative, micro-stories about something forlorn or forgotten.”
Melanie Kozol
Melanie Kozol’s work focuses on color, light and the landscape.  The Northeastern terrain – forests, rivers and oceans – are primary sites of her investigation.  She Says: “My work is a celebration of color, light and line inspired by the natural world. I am stimulated by the great outdoors where I embrace the sights, sounds and smells of the landscape. My paintings go beyond the literal. I am intrigued by the aura of light and building a sense of place. Weaving color and line with form and pattern, I develop an environment much like a musician layers sound to build a mood. I navigate between reality and memory, intention and chance. Capturing a play of light or a suggestion of form, my paintings evoke a sense of the familiar, a place remembered or just imagined.”  Melanie Kozol received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and an artist-in-residence at Teatown Lake Reservation. Other awards include an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in painting, a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and a Skowhegan scholarship for drawing at the New York Studio School. Her work has been widely exhibited and are in numerous public and private collections.
Heather Kranz
Artist's Statement: “I have been fervently drawn to painting landscapes after a particular two-week stay on a historic farm in Bolton Landing last summer. I felt compelled to document the natural beauty of Lake George and surrounding mountains, which stand in strong contrast to the encroaching development of its shores. I strive to capture my experience with the moment represented in each painting, allowing myself painterly, expressive marks. Through these paintings, I attempt to convey the profound beauty of not only the place, but the temporal moment of light, air, and sound as seen through the lens of my own state of mind. My goal is to create the nostalgia or longing for the experience of that place”.

Betsy Krebs
Artist Betsy (Elizabeth) Krebs received her formal education in Art from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where she received an M.S. in Art Education and minored in painting. As with many artists, however, long before the diploma -- art was always a part of Betsy's life. Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions, and in group exhibitions throughout the North Country. Betsy's first solo exhibition was in 1990 at the Lake George Arts Project in Lake George, NY. Solo exhibitions followed at the Albany Boys Academy in Albany, NY; the College of Saint Rose (master show) in Albany, NY; the Gibson Gallery in Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY; the Cool Beans Cafe Gallery in Queensbury NY; Valley Artisans Gallery in Cambridge, NY; The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, NY; the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY; Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY; and most recently, at the L.A.R.A.C. Arts Gallery in Glens Falls, NY. Recently, Betsy's work was displayed in a group exhibition held at The Hyde Collection Museum in Glens Falls, NY and The Open Space Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY. Before that, group exhibitions included the L.A.R.A.C. Grant Recipients Show in Glens Falls, NY; the Adirondack Community College's Guild of Adirondack Artists show in Queensbury, NY; the Lake George Arts Project Juried Drawing Exhibition in Lake George, NY; the Urban Cultural Park's Open Space Invitational in Saratoga Springs, NY; The Hyde Museum's "Putt Modernism" invitational fundraiser in Glens Falls, NY; and many other galleries and colleges throughout the Adirondack and upstate New York area.

Stephen Lack
Stephen Lack is a New York based artist who exhibits internationally. One of the founding members of the ‘East Village Scene’ in NYC., his work has been shown in museums and gallery venues throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Stephen has been the subject of a Bravo TV profile on Arts&Minds as well as a retrospective of car related imagery in 2010 “AUTONATION” at the Illinois State School of the Arts in Normal Illinois. He had a survey show at the Lyman Allyn Museum in 1999 titled “The Edge of Innocence”. His work is in many major U.S. and international collections, both public and private.; such as Chase Bank, Ralph Lauren, The Brooklyn Museum, Australian National Gallery, Speyer Family , and the Rubell Family collection among others. His work has been reviewed by many of the major Art publications, including Art in America; Arts; Art News; ArtForum; The NY Times; and FLASH Art. He resides in Hebron, Washington County, NY. Stephen’s connection to Lake George goes back to his teenage years when for 3 consecutive summers he and his bunkmates canoed the entire lake; sleeping over at Turtle Island and Rogers Rock.

Bruno LaVerdiere
Bruno LaVerdiere studied at the Art Students League from 1965 to 1967. He was a monk and resident artist at St. Martin's Abbey in Washington State from 1955 to 1969. Bruno has taught at Skidmore College, Rochster Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, New York University, Greenwhich House Pottery, Claremont Graduate Schools, and the University of Gorgia in Catona Italy, and at SUNY Adirondack located in Queensbury, New York. Numerous pieces of his work can be found in private and public collections including the American Craft Museum, NYC, Columbus Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, and the J. Patrick Lannan Foundation. Bruno received Artist's Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and 1990, and an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1987. He also received a three-month residency grant from the La Napoule Art Foundation in the South of France in 1991, and shared the job of resident director of the La Napoule Art Foundation from 1995 to 1996. Bruno is a working artist living in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

Charlene Leary
Interpretations of natural elements are found in Leary's fiber work for body and home. Her  handwoven, hand dyed and sculpted fabrics are often enhanced with vintage cloth, shibori, stamping and felting to create contemporary, hand made cloth for one of a kind designs. Leary found her expressive voice in fiber when she was introduced to weaving as part of her occupational therapy training in 1970.  Using fiber to capture the energy of the Adirondack Mountains where her studio is located, Leary hopes that her work strikes a visual dialogue with others in her desire to interpret the diversity of nature.
Patricia Lyell
Patricia Lyell received her BS in Art from Skidmore College and her MFA from the Mt. Royal Graduate School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD). She has shown extensively throughout the region, including at the Lake George Arts Project, the Saratoga County Arts Council, the Rice Gallery in Albany, NY, and Blue Mountain Gallery in NYC. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art and in several corporate collections in Albany, NY and Boston, MA.  She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Skidmore College, teaching courses in Drawing and Painting.  She has won several grants, awards and residencies including a decentralization grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Virginia McNeice
Virginia McNeice's work in oil and pastel is inspired by nature, and her primary focus is color relationships, contrast and the effect of light at various times of the day. She lives and works on an old farm in Cambridge, NY where she also displays her work and teaches workshops in her studio/gallery. Born in New York City, McNeice attended Pratt Institute of Art and has studied at the Art Student's League, SUNY Albany, Skidmore College and the Vermont Studio Center. She is currently represented by the Valley Artisans Cooperative in Cambridge. Her work is included in many private, corporate and public collections.
Gammy Miller
Gammy Miller is a native New Yorker whose formative years were spent collecting and identifying plant and animal life along the south shore of Long Island and Putnam County. Her plan to be a marine biologist was quashed when she refused to swim in waters over her head.  She turned to the textile arts and drawing using the natural sciences for subject matter and inspiration. Her principle media have been pen and ink, collage, waxed linen and thread. Her current drawings are depictions of small non-viable organisms in which the course of natural selection has gone awry. They can be seen as amusing although their intention is to bring awareness to the environmental changes threatening our wild life and waterways.   Her work has been shown in many New York galleries including the Courthouse Gallery, Lake George; The Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls; The Hudson Opera Gallery, Hudson; The New York State Museum, the Paramount Center and the Center for Book Arts.  Her work is in the collection of the Roberson Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Catherine Minnery
Catherine Minnery views the landscape as an important source of inspiration, particularly the Hudson Valley and the Adirondack region of upstate NY. "Working from nature is important to me but the final work is done in the studio. In the environment, I make quick sketches in small journals, covering the drawings with written notes. Perhaps a small watercolor study and a few quick photos will be done for reference, but I rely more on memory and the unseen, not the strictly visual, when creating a piece.” In June 2010, she was part of the “Tomorrow’s Masters Today” exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY, where she was one of ten artists whose work was chosen to be designated as part of the “Master Class”. In 2001, she, along with painter Anne Diggory, was part of the New York Times, “In Art’s Footsteps”; a 10 part series that revisited locations illuminated by the Hudson River School Artists. Her work is in museum, corporate and private, national and international collections. She is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio and a resident of Saratoga Springs, NY. She has been a member of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY, since February 2004 and has had 5 solo exhibits at that location.

Mia Muratori
Mia Muratori studied painting at the Art Students League in New York with Robert Beauchamps, ceramics at the Ceramics Institute in Faenza, Italy and received her MFA from the University of Delaware. Muratori exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work reflects thoughts on the evolution of consciousness, the construction, destruction and reconstruction of popular myths and symbols and the promotion of universal themes. She recently began making rugs after realizing that her artwork had much in common with traditional Oriental and Tibetan rugs. “I am driven to make thoughts visible through visual narrative, similar to rug weaving cultures around the world. Our life is a reflection of our consciousness and rugs are a reflection of the lives of the people who make them and those who use them. Historically rugs have held documentation of man’s achievements and adventures.”

Martin Myers
Martin Myers is a painter, sculptor and designer. His work over the last 40 years combines representation, abstraction, illusion, flatness, graphic clarity, and painterliness. Through the use of perspective, grids and flat geometric shapes of intense color, Myers creates hypnotic, pulsing paintings where space is constantly advancing, bending and receding. Martin says: “While most of my life has been spent in cities I am now living in the beautiful and overwhelming Adirondack Mountains in Schroon Lake. This rural existence leads me to value human constructs all the more, as their scarcity is as jarring here as their overabundance is numbing in the city. This environment is a reminder our artifices have biological origin. With beautiful vistas, aromas, soaring forests, dramatic raking winter light, mesmerizing patterns formed by lichens and moss or fallen trees, it is an environment impossible not to bounce against and measure one’s humanity against. While its solitude demands an inwardness, it has made my work more outward, friendly and social.”
Martin Myers was born in Syracuse, New York and attended middle and high school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After ten years in California and then twenty plus years in New York City, he moved to Schroon Lake, located in the Adirondack Park in New York State, where he currently lives and works. Myers received his BFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA from California College of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many private and public collections. In 2005 he received recognition from the New York Architectural League for the design of the Sandra Gering Gallery in New York City, and in 2010 he was the recipient of a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

Vicky Palermo
In the “Pool Party” series, Palermo invites the viewer to dive into pools of color and light. Her current work incorporates the light effects of colored translucency in multiple forms at various scales. Her most recent project “Bus Stand” is a permanent public work commissioned by Kidspace at Mass Moca, installed in the city of North Adams, MA. Palermo is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Art in General, New York, White Columns, New York, and Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, among others. She received her BS from Skidmore College and her MFA from Bennington College. Palermo is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Skidmore College. She lives in Queensbury, NY.

Leslie Parke
Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest grant as artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leslie has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections. Her paintings are currently on exhibit in Toronto, Canada, Houston and Dallas, Texas, and San Francisco, California.  Leslie lives on the New York/Vermont border and works in a studio that spans the top floor of a 19th century factory building. Over the years she has worked on both sides of the pond in Sweden, France and Germany.
Liz Parsons
Artist’s Statement: I thrive on the unknown. The less that I have planned out before the start of the picture, the better the process seems to go. First, the canvas is stretched on wood stretchers that I cut and screwed together. It’s sanded and given a color. (what ever color is available and appealing at the time.) Then I use one of my larger paintbrushes to broadly apply paint – largely by using intuition, instinct and experience. This stage is meant to be expressive and free of judgments, as to broadly explore my limitations, strengths and weaknesses as an artist. That layer is meant to sit awhile to dry. In the meantime, I look, read, draw, search for something in my books, in my head, in my life that is currently interesting to me – and I learn about it. This is where all of my “process-art” comes in.
Nadia Rymanowski
A native of the Albany Area, and still a resident, Nadia Spiak Rymanowski has always been fascinated with Lake George, with its majestic mountains and endless waters, and with its surprising changes in color and light. Her rich atmospheric views evoke all the seasons, from the ice flows of late winter, to the hard contrasts of Summer and Autumn. Though starkly representational, the paintings exude the atmospheric and coloristic mood, both spiritual and emotional, of the lake. “I am still painting Lake George,” she says. “The best landscapes make you want to return and Lake George inspires this sentiment in me. The sky, the light, the horizon and the great passage of clouds, somehow take hold of you.” Ms. Rymanowski has a BFA Degree from the University of New York at Albany and has studied at Skidmore and Russell Sage Colleges. Her landscapes have been widely exhibited in Art Galleries throughout the United States and are found in numerous private and corporate collections. She is listed in the publication “American Artists of Renown”.

Jon Segan
Jon Segan lives and works in Fort Edward NY. He studied painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. After many years he returned to doing art work in 2007. His work combines painting ,sculpture, and assemblage. He has been showing his work regionally, including the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls, The Small Gallery in Cambridge, The Mohawk Hudson Regional in Albany, and the Fence Select show in Troy.

Richard Stout
Richard Stout, a resident of Hague, N.Y., was a life long summer resident before moving there permanently. He received a B.A. in Fine Art and Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters in Fine Art from Montclair College, Montclair, N.J. Richard Stout taught Fine Art for 20 years at both Ocean County College and Brookdale Community College in N.J. He has exhibited in many juried art shows, college exhibitions and private galleries("Art Forms", Red Bank, N.J.). Richard Stout paints in a style that reflects an appreciation of "Modernism". Primarily a landscape painter, nature (Lake George and the Adirondacks) in all four seasons are recurrent themes. 
Richard Stout is also a contributing art columnist for the Lake George Mirror.
Marguerite Takvorian Holmes
Marquerite came to the United States in the 1970s and studied at the Art Student League for several years. She was introduced to the techniques of the old masters by Frank Mason and studied drawing with Robert Beverly Hale. Later, with Richard Poussette-Dart, she was exposed to Abstract Expressionism, where I began my struggle to reach an inner vision.  In the early 90′s she studied photography at the International Center for Photography in New York City, where she bridged her learning of Abstract Expressionism, old masters technique, and photography, and began to experiment with oils, acrylics, and photo-transfer.  When she moved to Washington County, New York, she felt an overwhelming desire to go back to a more descriptive form of expression by studying nature and finding a way to translate her understanding of its beauty into her work. She took her French easel back into the fields and let nature guide her brushes.

Andrew Thompson
Bio / Statement: "I am an artist, illustrator and bookbinder born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am interested in the natural world and have focused most of my painting on wildlife and their living environments. Many of my works are created to be integral parts of one-of-a-kind or limited edition art books. Exploring the balance between traditional binding disciplines and traditional visual media has allowed me to create book forms that have content as compelling as the form and conversely are not simply decorative vessels for presenting visual media. Similarly, the design bindings I have created for existing texts explore the same realm of form and function and are a very direct, but unique way to respond to another artist or writer’s creative work. I spent over a decade in the art world as a scholar and dealer in turn of the century American paintings. I worked extensively on compiling the forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonne and continue to be a member of the Catalogue’s Expert Committee. This time studying the work of the great American masters from the 19th and 20th century was vital in the development of my work and has continued to be a strong influence on my aesthetics. I have a studio and small bindery in Brooklyn and spend as much time as possible in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Wasatch Mountains of Utah".

Dolores Thomson
Artist Statement: Creating with clay has been a journey of self-discovery. In learning to center the clay I found a way to center myself. As I explore the variety of forms and learn the complexities of the ceramic process, I find new ways in which to express myself. Nature, as well as Native American and Japanese aesthetics, inspires my designs and the forms I make.  The majority of my work consists of wheel thrown vessels. For me, the vessel is representative of the self, a receptacle for things that matter and need to be kept safe. In ancient times the vessel was a symbol for the Feminine; the giver of life,well being and nourishment.  Clay has taught me to have focus and patience. By its very nature clay connects us to the Earth, and I find my awareness of nature heightened. As I continue to create with clay, I continue to create myself.  I have been creating with clay for over twenty-five years. My work has been shown in galleries and featured in shows and art fairs in upstate New York. I studied ceramics at Skidmore College and for 12 years was the teacher's assistant for the evening raku/sagger class. I currently teach clay classes at my studio Clay Concepts Pottery Studio, and am the owner of Thomson Gallery, both located in The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY . 
Laura Von Rosk
Laura Von Rosk's paintings depict an experience of a landscape. Memories or impressions are refined: a sand ditch along the highway, a gravel pit, a cultivated field, or just a peculiar bend in the road. "There is a tension between form and what's going on in the real world. And the form (dips, ditches, open fields, etc.) isn't just a product of what I see, but combines what I know about constructing paintings with some deep and as yet unconscious memory system with what I see in the landscape." Laura Von Rosk received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase, NY. Her awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, a grant from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and residencies at Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, The Millay Colony, Centrum, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.
Bob Walp
Robert Walp began his bookmaking career in the Spring of 2000 at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont. He has participated in numerous book arts workshops since then and in 2006 earned an MFA in the Book Arts from The University of Alabama, where he received the Raymond F. McClain Book Arts Award. His work can be found in many collections including The University of Vermont Bailey Library, Dartmouth College Rauner Library, Brown University Rockefeller Library in Providence, Rhode Island, The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, the Penland School of Crafts Archive, The Smithsonian Institution Libraries, and The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. Robert works from his studio in the Adirondacks under the imprint of Chester Creek Press and has taught workshops in New York at The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, Bluseed Studio in Saranac Lake, the Town of Chester Public Library, and the Lake George Arts Project. He has also taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at The Great River Arts Institute in Bellows Falls, Vermont. He is a member of The Guild of Bookworkers and The Fine Press Book Association, and is curator of the Book Arts Collection at the Town of Chester Public Library.
Theodore P. Zoli, III
Theodore P. Zoli, III is an American structural engineer, and a leading designer of cable-stayed bridges. He is currently the National Bridge Chief Engineer at HNTB Corporation and is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. In 2012, he received the Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record (formerly the Man of the Year award). Zoli graduated from Princeton University with a B.S. in 1988, and from the California Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1989. Since 1990, he has worked for HNTB Corporation. He is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Zoli has focused on the retrofit of bridges across the United States. He developed a novel composite material for lightweight, blast-resistant coverings for a broad array of construction applications. Most recently, Zoli designed the new Lake Champlain Bridge connecting New York to Vermont, replacing an older structure. The unique segmented arch design has garnered praise from local users who were kept in the design loop throughout the conceptual phase.

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