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ATRE Call for Entry


CLAYTON, NY (April 16, 2018) – The Call for Entries for the annual Along the River’s Edge Art Exhibition and Sale, an annual juried art exhibition, is now open. The registration may be found at https://tiartscenter.org/artist-opportunities.php.  The deadline for submitting entries is May 8, and notification of accepted artwork is May 24.                                 

The juried show will feature artwork from premier regional artists representing the best in a variety of art mediums. TIAC anticipates that the exhibition will include over 100 pieces of artwork including fiber art, paintings – watercolors, pastels and oils – jewelry, sculpture – wood and metal – photography and pottery.  All of the artwork will be available for sale.  Proceeds benefit the artist and the Arts Center. 

                This year’s exhibition will be juried by Greg Lago and Mark McMurray.  Mr. Lago has worked over 40 years as a printmaker. His wood engraved prints have been part of international exhibitions in San Francisco and New York City, and the Society of Wood Engravers has included his work in touring exhibitions in the British Isles. His work is part of numerous permanent collections including the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York, and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Greg currently owns and operates Winged Bull Studio and is a member of the artist cooperative Fibonacci 321 in Clayton, New York.

                Mr. McMurray is the proprietor of Caliban Press, a private press using traditional letterpress printing methods in Canton, New York.  Begun in 1985, over 40 finely printed, limited edition, handmade books and broadsides have been published. Mark received his library degree from Columbia University in 1989, and has served as a special collections librarian for almost 30 years; first at New York Public Library in Manhattan and subsequently as Curator of Special Collections and University Archivist at St. Lawrence University until retiring in 2018 to pursue his printing and publishing activities full-time.

Awards will be presented as follows: Catherine C. Johnson Award ($500); Kincaid Award ($300); People’s Choice ($200); and Arts Center’s Choice ($100).  Awards are made possible through the generosity of the families of Catherine C. Johnson and James Kincaid.

Along the River’s Edge has been a perennial favorite for the River Community for over 30 years and is regarded as the kick-off to the River’s bustling social season.  The opening reception is Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the exhibition runs through July 11.  Admission to the exhibition is free for TIAC members; $5 for non-members.  There is no charge for the reception. 

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts through educational programs, classes, lectures, and exhibits.  Home to a nationally-renowned permanent collection and library of hand-woven textiles, the Arts Center also offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of students – from the beginner to the professional artist. The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s purpose is to encourage the art of handcrafts and to pass on the traditions of heritage arts.