For Immediate Release
January 17, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512
February Juried Art Show Continues LPCA Tradition
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is encouraging artists of all skill levels, media and genre to submit work for a Black & White Juried Art Show. A Black & White themed show has been held at the LPCA approximately every other year over the past 20 years and is designed to celebrate the talents of our regional artists.
More information including prospectus and entry forms can be obtained by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
About LPCA Juried Art Show
Open to all artists/media including: photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. Work should be delivered to the LPCA's Fine Arts Gallery in Lake Placid February 6, 7, 8, & 9 from 1 - 5pm accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The entry fee covers two submitted works. No more than four entries per artist. Jurors John Hampshire and Matt Burnett will determine exhibited and non-exhibited works and awards. A list of exhibited works will be posted at LakePlacidArts.org by 5pm on Wednesday, February 13. The show will hang in the Gallery at LPCA through March 23.
The LPCA also invites the public to attend an opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, February 15th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.
About the Jurors
John Hampshire was born in Chicago, IL in 1971. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art from Skidmore College in 1994 and Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Albany in 1997. He is currently a Professor of Fine Art at SUNY Adirondack, where he has taught for the last 13 years. Prior to that he taught for numerous local colleges, including Skidmore College, the Sage Colleges, Siena College and the College of St. Rose. John has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. Solo exhibitions of his work have occurred at such locations as The Show Walls at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in NYC; The Fine Art Gallery at the State College of Florida in Bradenton; The Hunter Gallery in Middleton, RI; The Rice Gallery at McDaniel College in MD; and the Project Room at the Phoenix Gallery in NYC. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity, the NYFA fellowship grant, and the Purchase Award from the Hyde Museum. Publications with reviews of his work include in the New York Times, the Times Union, The Daily Gazette, and The Metroland Magazine. John has appeared in articles and interviews in “Artvoices Magazine,” the Times Union, The Troy Record, Pulse Magazine, as well as a television interview on “A House for the Arts” on PBS. He also wrote an article on his work published in “The Artist’s Magazine.” John lives and maintains a studio in the former Church of the Holy Trinity in Troy, NY.
Matt Burnett is a native of the Adirondack Mountains. He graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a BA in Fine Arts, concentrating in Painting and Photography and earned an MFA in Fine Arts from Maine College of Art. Working in paint, multimedia and environmental installation, Burnett’s work explores the history, paradoxes and environmental dilemmas of nature/culture relationships. His work has been exhibited across the United States and Internationally. Matt is currently a professor of Graphics and Multimedia Design at SUNY Canton. In addition to his art career he is a former New York State Assistant Forest Ranger for the Department of Environmental Conservation and is currently a licensed NYS guide in the Adirondacks.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.