fenimore-art-museum.JPGCooperstown, N.Y. - Fenimore Art Museum is still accepting submissions for its outdoor, juried art competition - which attracted over 800 visitors last year from all over the region.  The 4th annual Art By The Lake will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 on the Museum's grounds overlooking Otsego Lake. Art by the Lake is a juried art invitational celebrating artists and landscape.  An artist's information packet and application is available on the Museum's website at www.FenimoreArtMuseum.org/lake. Selected artists will have the opportunity to display, demonstrate, and sell their art.  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:  • Best Interpretation of New York Landscape  • Most Outstanding Use of Color  • Most Original Style  • Audience Favorite Judges' decisions will be based on creativity, craftsmanship, and relationship to the landscape theme.   Applications must be postmarked by May 2, 2011.  (Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the jury if space is available.)  Artists will be notified of their acceptance by May 16, 2011, at which point they will receive detailed event information and an artist's contract. In addition to showcasing outstanding artists in all genres of landscape art, Art By the Lake features interactive demonstrations, educational programming, live entertainment, and tastings of some of the best food, wine, and beer from across the state, all with the backdrop of the spectacular Otsego Lake.




About Fenimore Art Museum The Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake -- James FenimoreCooper's "Glimmerglass Lake" -- in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including: folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; an extensive collection of domestic artifacts; more than 125,000 historical photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region's unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprising more than 800 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions.  Founded in 1945, the Fenimore Art Museum is NYSHA's showcase museum.  FenimoreArtMuseum.org


Contact: Todd Kenyon, Public Relations New York State Historical Association Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers' Museum Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org