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2017 Art of Winter Winners & Online Exhibition LaunchWarning - this news article expired on 2017-02-20. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable


CLAYTON, NY (February 15, 2017) – The Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) opened its annual winter exhibition, Art of Winter, with a reception on Friday, February 3rd. Over 140 people attended and nearly all cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award which is given on opening night to the crowd’s favorite piece of artwork. This year the People’s Choice Award was a tie and went to Chris Murray (Syracuse), for his photograph “Edge of Winter” and Mary Knapp (Watertown) for her quilt “Seven Corners Crossing.”


Other awards included Most Original, and went to Greg Lago (Clayton) for “Forest Mann,” a life-sized wood assemblage; and Best Story was awarded to Faye Ingerson (Clayton) for her oil painting “Midwinter Break.” Three Staff Picks were also awarded and went to: Marina Loew (Ithaca) for her paper “Fish Bowl Nouveau”; “Winter’s Breath” a photograph by Chris Murray (Syracuse); and “December Afternoon No. 1,” a watercolor by the late R. Paul Saphier (Hammond).


The exhibition is also available for complete viewing at here and purchases may be made over the phone by calling (315) 686-4123. This marks the first complete online interactive exhibition for TIAC. “The online exhibition component is part of an ongoing effort to have a greater online and social media presence,” said Executive Director Leslie Rowland of the launch. “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to better promote our talented artists and to serve or membership and community, especially during the winter months when many TIAC members and friends travel south, but still like to stay connected.”


Art of Winter contains over 100 pieces of artwork drawing from multiple mediums including textiles, jewelry, basketry, mixed media and ceramics, as well as painting and photography. Many of these pieces are still available for purchase and will be on display until March 17. Proceeds from Art of Winter support the artist and the Thousand Islands Arts Center. TIAC’s galleries are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Art of Winter is generously supported by D.H. Leonard Consulting and Grant Writing Services, LLC, and Caskinette Ford.