Essential Art is the title of the Cooperstown Art Association 21st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition on display through June 1st, 2012. The Art Associations Galleries are located at 22 Main Street Cooperstown, across the street from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Jurors Leila Durkin and Susan Benedict Hand had the difficult task of whittling down the 189 entries to just 88 they felt were worthy enough to take part in this year’s exhibition of New York State artists. Among those chosen this year were three Amsterdam artists; Lucy Suhr, Jessica Murray and Jerry Skrocki.
Lucy Suhr’s mixed media work titled, Eagle and Pine
Jessica Murray’s block print and acrylic work titled, Your Face – My Feelings
Jerry Skrocki’s digitally enhanced fine art photographic print titled, Phoenix
The unusually warm spring this year brought out the blossoms on Cooperstown’s Main Street.
The weather was so nice we just wanted to stay outside.
The opening reception for Essential Art was held Friday evening, May 4, 2012, in Gallery A.
Museum Director Janet G. Erway greeted the artists and guests at the sign in desk.
This was the grand price winner of a solo exhibition
Members of the World Peace and Health Organization (and fellow artists) were kind enough to show their support of the Amsterdam artists by attending the exhibition opening.
This is a great experience and I am honored to have my work displayed among New York State’s best artists. I am very humbled by the overwhelming show of support I received from my friends in the WPHO and on Facebook when I announced my work was selected to take part in Essential Art.
There is some really great artwork on display in Gallery A in Cooperstown and it available for purchase. If you get the chance, please stop by and take a look. The gallery is open daily from 11-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm, Closed Tuesdays through Memorial Day. If you have questions, call the Cooperstown Art Association at (607) 547-9777.