Juried Art Exhibit at the Remington

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By Craig Thornton

 


The Frederic Remington Art Museum announces art selected for the 2013 International Juried Art Exhibit, which opens Saturday, September 21 with a public reception from 2 – 4 PM.

Juror Susan Ashbrook selected 38 works of art by 35 artists from a group of 144 images submitted.  The biannual exhibit is open to artists within 100 miles of Ogdensburg, NY.  Come and meet the artists, see their excellent work, and have some fun at the Museum. 

Congratulations to Shawna Armstrong, Plattsburgh, NY; Stephanie Arney, Watertown, NY; Timur Isack Azaev, Hannawa Falls, NY; Georgette Bacon, Nicholville NY; Angela Ballou, Potsdam NY; Gail Bourgeois, Gatineau, Quebec; Marion Bradish, Winthrop, NY; Roy Brash, Ottawa ON; Ian Burcroff, Peru NY; Patricia Caffrey, Kanata ON; John Elwood Cook, ; Bruce Dana, Morristown NY; Erika Déruaz, Ottawa, ON; Shay Dygert, Gouverneur, NY; Gregg Fedchak, Booneville, NY; Lorre Florin, Ogdensburg NY; Genine Gehret, DeKalb Jct., NY; Jennifer Kershaw, Ottawa ON; Gary Larsen, Edinburg, NY; Ron Larsen, Crary Mills, NY ; Paul Leberge, Merrickville, ON ; John Morrow, Ogdensburg, NY; Paul N. Pedersen, Hermon NY; Norman Pirollo, Ottawa, ON; Lynne Reichhart, Westernville, NY; Terry Rempel-Mroz, Orleans, ON; Thomas J. Robarge, Ogdensburg, NY; Kari Robertson, Black River NY; Sue Robinson, Ogdensburg, NY; Sylvie Sabourin, Stittsville, ON; Eleanor Sweeney, Saranac Lake, NY; Anne Swiderski, Chelsea QC ; Judy Andrus Toporcer, Colton, NY; Greg Trombly, Baldswinsville, NY; Mary Ann Varley, Ottawa, ON.

The exhibit will be on view in the museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery September 21, 2013 – January 11, 2014.   For more information on the Remington’s three different juried art exhibit opportunities, contact Laura Foster at lafo@fredericremington.org.

Many of the works will be for sale.  One third of the proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist. The exhibit will have an online gallery at www.fredericremington.org.

About the juror: Susan Ashbrook studied oil painting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada and graduated as a commercial artist from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She went on to work in the fields of advertising, publishing, trade exhibits and even designing and building parade floats.

In the early 1990s Susan was travelling a lot and needed a faster drying medium, so she switched from oils to acrylics. She worked in an ultra-realism style and particularly enjoyed painting nautical and garden themes. With the evolution of new acrylic paints and mediums Susan found her interests changing. She became fascinated with textures, mixed media and other painting techniques creating unlimited potential. Currently she is producing abstract and semi-abstract works inspired by natural elements and, of all things, the construction industry!

She exhibited her work, winning prizes and awards, the most notable of which were placing as a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s annual international competition, and receiving an honorable mention in the International Artist magazine competition. Susan’s work was featured in the book “How Did You Paint That: 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens,” and International Artist magazine published her article on marketing oneself as an artist.

Susan enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and has taught oil painting, a variety of acrylic painting techniques and business of art classes and workshops through the City of Ottawa, Visual Arts Centre, Orleans, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum. She also offers workshops in her studio in Cumberland, (Ottawa) Ontario.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. The Museum is open October 16 – May 14, Wednesday -Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 15 - October 15, Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

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