Friday, May 29, 2015

Lots of Art with Intermittent Kayaking!

Wow! Where has the week gone???

It's Friday night already and I all can remember from Memorial Day Weekend and the following week is....lots of Art with Intermittent Kayaking!

Last Friday night I attended the opening reception for the Spring Show at the Sackets Harbor Arts Center, where I won first place for "Invitation", pictured above.

On Saturday and Sunday I participated in the 2015 Artists' Studio Tour Along the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands and Surrounding Areas. I was the guest artist at The Lyric Coffeehouse in Clayton NY.

While at The Lyric I demonstrated watercolor...actually finished 3 paintings over the 2 -day event! I had lots of friends and relatives stop by to visit. Also quite a few people who had bought my paintings in other shows in the 1000 Islands area, stopped by to say hello.

All of the paintings shown at The Lyric that weekend were St. Lawrence River and Indian River Lakes scenes.

I was happy to sell quite a few prints and small framed pieces. My large original paintings were on display too, but they usually sell after after a customer has seen the work and then come back another time...or even two, to make sure they really want to buy. 

Hey What About the Kayaking???

After spending 2 days from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm painting and talking to customers, I was ready for a break. That's where the kayaking comes in! Luckily the rain held out till Monday, so I was able to paddle on Thursday, Friday (too tired on Saturday) Sunday and Monday before and after the rain. Also Tuesday morning.

I was also fortunate to have company that weekend who provided dinner for us on Saturday night. Thank you Beth, Randy and Rachael. (Randy is pictured with me above)

More Art (of course!)

Tuesday afternoon I worked my shift at Bay House Artisans in Alexandria Bay, (see related post below) and Wednesday back home to Syracuse to teach my Wednesday morning Drawing class at the Y. 
Wow what a whirlwind.

Where has the week gone?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fourth Annual Artists' Studio Tour May 23 and 24

Along the Beautiful St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands and Scenic Surrounding Areas

Wow! That's the longest title for any event I have ever been in! And I'm really excited to be a part of this tradition. In the 2013 tour I was one of the guest artists at Better Farm in Redwood, and what fun that was!

This year I am the guest artist at The Lyric Coffeehouse in Clayton, where I will be showing paintings which feature scenes from the Thousand Islands and Indian River Lakes. In addition to showing and hopefully selling work, I will be demonstrating watercolor throughout the 2 day event.'s a bonus...

At The Lyric you not only get to see artwork, you eat some delicious food too. ( I recommend the turkey panini )

There are approximately 27 artists in 17 locations participating in the 2015 Artists' Studio Tour. Locations include Redwood, Alexandria Bay, Wellesley Island, Clayton, Cape Vincent and Three Mile Bay. All types of art from decorative to functional will be represented in this event.

The Lyric Coffeehouse is located at 246 James St. in Clayton. I will be there from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24.

Hope to see you there!


You can click on the link below to the Facebook event. I have a few more visuals there!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bay House Artisans: a One of a Kind Delight in Alexandria Bay

Opening Day May 8....Come On In!

" smells so good in here." That's usually the first thing anyone says as they enter Bay House Artisans. The smells of essential oils and herbs mixes with mellow music by Willie Nelson or Cowboy Junkies. Beautiful hand-made jewelry, pottery and sculpture line the shelves. The walls are filled with paintings and photographs depicting scenes from the St. Lawrence River and surrounding areas. Yes, Bay House Artisans, now in their fourth year of operation, is a one-of-a-kind delight in Alexandria Bay.

Regional Artists and Artisans

Bay House Artisans is a co-op made up of approximately 30 artists and artisans living and working either full time or part-time in the North Country. The shop is staffed by members of the co-op so while browsing through Bay House you will have an opportunity to chat with the artisan on duty that day. 

Special Events

Bay House has some special events planned for the summer including several "Art Walks" throughout the summer months. The Soldiers Art Show will be held on June 17 - 18 and
Pirate Week Activities for kids will be back again in August. 


Bay House Artisans is open Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Hours will change as we get closer to summer; the store will be open each day till 9:00 pm.


You can't miss it! We are right in the center of Alexandria Bay, the Heart of the Thousand Islands! Ok, I'll be more specific. It's the quaint old white house located at 21 James St. (the main street with all the shops)

Come on in and check us out!