Experience Art in the North Country! Visit various museums and galleries in the Lake George & Adirondack Region of Upstate New York in 2013 to find unique & varied art presentations & exhibitions including: drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, master craftsmanships, textile collections, rustic furniture, historical artifacts, and assortments of collections by local artists, internationally recognized artists, and museum curators.
A collection of current & upcoming 2013 regional art exhibits have been compiled for you. They include a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions. For more art events, also check out the Antique and Art Events Page.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake
(518) 352-7715. adirondackarts.org
This art center serves over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park! Exhibitions are presented in the AC Gallery at the Adirondack.
- Student Art Exhibit – Mixed Media by local Adirondack students (exhibits April 5 – May 3, 2013)
- Members’ Show – Annual event by the Center’s members (exhibits May 9 – June 1, 2013)
- Mixed Media by Hannah Lightbody – Inspired by element of Maine, this artist used found objects & materials that reminisce the idea of home (exhibits June 7 – July 13, 2013)
- Book Arts: Tactile and Visible Stories – Unorthodox Book art by Hai Ri Han (exhibits June 7 – July 13, 2013)
- Trova de Amor – Painting by Miguel Alfaro, depicting figures dancing & playing guitars (exhibits June 7 – July 13, 2013)
- The Privileged Series – Illustrations by Anthony Dortch featuring a series of forms in words, paint, photos & ink (exhibits June 7 – July 13, 2013)
- Wearable Sound Sculptures - Mixed media art by Ricardo Onascimento explores cultures & places (exhibits July 19 – August 17, 2013)
- The Pantyhose Paintings – Sewn, stuffed & painted sculptured works by Jane Zweibel (exhibits July 19 – August 17, 2013).
- Underwaterlilies – Unique underwater digital photography by William Scully (exhibits July 19 – August 17, 2013).
Routes 28N & 30, Blue Mountain Lake
(518) 352-7311. adirondackmuseum.org
All special & permanent exhibits are displayed May 24 – October 14, 2013.
- Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts & Comforters – Historical quilts from the museum’s textile collection, contemporary quilts, comforters, and pieced wall hangings on loan from regional quilters.
- Let’s Eat! Adirondack Food Traditions – Examines the universal experience of preparing, presenting, and eating a meal while focusing on Adirondack culinary stories and traditions, as well as conveying the story of food in the Adirondacks to the present day.
- Great Wilderness, Great Expectations: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum – A collection of Adirondack landscapes over more than two centuries that depicts how the region was portrayed by artists, photographers and writers. The exhibit features drawings, prints, & photography by artists such as Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nathan Farm, Thomas Cole, John Frederick Kensett, William Trost Richards, Edward Bierstadt, Eliot Porter, Nathan Farm & more!
- Traveling with Stoddard – Discover the works of the popular Adirondack photographer, Seneca Ray Stoddard (1843-1917), featuring works that depicted the social side of tourism in the Adirondacks, including: outdoor picnics, people on stagecoaches, popular tourist sites, hotels, and more.
- Collections Database Online – Search the museum’s online catalog of 30,000 records & images including historic artifacts, art & other materials (available thru December 2015).
- Living with Wilderness – Introducing the geology, geography, and settlement of the Adirondacks.
- Roads and Rails: Everyday Life in the Age of Horses – Introducing early transportation and community life. Exhibit includes: Private railroad car, mammoth snow roller, Concord stagecoach, the carriage that rushed Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt to a train in North Creek the night President McKinley died, sleighs, buggies, a horse-drawn hearse and many other vehicles, farming gallery, peddler’s wagon, and a complete blacksmith shop.
- Boats & Boating in the Adirondacks – Illustrating the importance of boats for transportation and for leisure. View over 50 boats including guide boats & wooden canoes.
- Works in the Woods: Logging in the Adirondacks – Exploring the history and traditions of the timber industry. Discover the tools used and species harvested in the Adirondacks and products made of wood. See what life was like in a logging camp and how the industry has changed.
- Bull Cottage: Adirondack Rustic Furniture – Displaying important examples of Adirondack rustic furniture.
- The Buck Lake Club: An Adirondack Hunting Camp – A unique 20th Century one-room log cabin used as a hunting camp.
- The Log Hotel: Hotels, Camps and Adirondack Clubs – The 1876 Log Hotel’s lobby and a guest room will help visitors imagine the early days of tourism in the Adirondacks; enjoy artifacts that relate to travel, lodging, private camps and clubs.
- Woods and Water: Outdoor Recreation in the Adirondacks – Displays of hunting, fishing, camping and hiking equipment; explore outdoor recreation in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s.
- The Great Outdoors – An exhibition just for children and families featuring hands-on discovery stations all about outdoor sports. Cook a meal over the campfire, take a nap in the tent, use snowshoes in the summer time or try rock climbing.
- Outdoor Exhibits, Historic Buildings, and Scenic Spots - “Outdoor Exhibits” and “Historic Buildings” includes: Artists’ Cottage – Used as a summerhouse and is furnished with objects from the museum’s rustic furniture collection; Sunset Cottage – a one-room cabin decorated with split-spruce pole siding; Reising Schoolhouse – a one-room schoolhouse built in 1907 is now a family activity center offering games, toys and crafts from a by-gone era; Whiteface Fire Tower – climb to the top of the Whiteface Fire tower for a spectacular view of the museum grounds and surrounding mountains and lakes. “Scenic Spots” includes: Marion River Carry Pavilion – home to demonstrations and activities, 1901 H.L. Porter Company Steam Engine and passenger car, the steam launch Ospey, and a unique diorama depicting turn-of-the century transportation system; Rustic Gazebo – an open-air summerhouse from the Blue Mountain House Era; Merwin Hill Pavilion – provides a shady resting spot and panoramic views; Lake View Deck and “Museum Gardens – over a dozen Museum Gardens.
Art in the Public Eye
176 Glen Street, Glens Falls
Exhibits are showcased at “Vantage” – a fine art gallery that displays primarily under-represent and experimental works by emerging and established artists. Vantage is operated by Art in the Public Eye.
The Shop at Vantage features original work by contemporary artists: Serena Kovalosky, Laura Von Rosk, Jamie Perian, Helga Grobel, and more. Call for gallery hours: (518) 321-4265.
bjasartworks at The Shirt Factory
71 Lawrence Street Suite 212
Glens Falls NY 12801
bjsartworks.com (518) 793-9350
Four well-known regional and local artists are hosted on a continual basis including painter, sculptor and editorial illustrator “Dan Zollinger,” oil & pastel landscape painter “Ann Larsen,” pastel painter “Beverly Saunders,” and sculptor “Pam Barker.”
Bolton Historical Museum
4924 Main St., Bolton Landing
(518) 644-9960. boltonhistorical.org
Photographs and exhibits feature hotels, old tools, boats, ice harvesting equipment, local businesses, steamboats, camping, ice boats, vintage clothing, lakeside mansions, farm implements, schools and families. Many historic photographs were taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard and Fred Thatcher. A 1900 Smith-Granger rowboat and a steel sculpture by local artist David Smith are also on display.
Warren County Bicentennial 1813-2013 Exhibit: Old Bolton and Warren County – Celebrating Warren County (exhibiting May 25 – October 13, 2013)
- Spring: Open Weekends 9AM-2PM
- Summer: Open Daily July 4 – Labor Day 9AM-2PM, and 7-9PM (but closed on Sunday Evenings).
- Fall: Open Weekends 9AM-2PM
Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen St., Glens Falls
(518) 793-2826. chapmanmuseum.org
“Remembering the History of Glens Falls, Queensbury & the Southern Adirondacks.”
- The Delong House – Guided & self guided tours of the late 19th century Glens Falls home (permanent exhibit).
- John Keenan & The Lime Industry – In this mini exhibit, view donated historic portraits of Ann & John Keenan, founder of Jointa Lime Company, as well as other photos & items relating to this Glens Falls lime company (exhibits thru early 2013).
- Papers & Prints: 200 Years of History from the Warren County Archives - In celebration of Warren County’s Bicentennial, The Chapman Museum partnered with the Warren County Records Center to exhibit 65 rare manuscripts, maps & legal documents of the Warren County over the past 200 years – providing insight into the lives of Warren County residents, the activities of county government, the stories of small communities, and glimpses of Warren County landscape (exhibits thru September 1, 2013). Many related programs, complementing this exhibit, will be taking place at the Crandall Public Library.
Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls
(518) 792-6508. crandalllibrary.org
- Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ – Quilt exhibition (exhibits March 1-31, 2013)
- World Awareness Children’s Museum Exhibit (exhibits April 1-30, 2013)
- On Your Own Time Exhibit – Featuring work by the Crandall Library staff (exhibits May 1-31, 2013)
- Inspiring Hands, Heart & Mind: The Arts & Crafts of the Adirondack Folk School – Showcases the Adirondack Folk School & its instructors (exhibits thru June 30, 2013)
- Water Color Society Exhibition (displays June 1-30, 2013)
- North Country Arts Center Exhibition – Juried photography (displays July 1-31, 2013)
- Friends of the Important Birds Area – Juried art show (exhibits September 1-30, 2013)
- Chris Smith Exhibition – An artist’s work (exhibits October 1-31, 2013)
- North Country Arts Center Show – Juried art work (exhibits December 1-31, 2013)
Route 74 East /100 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga
(518) 585-2821. fort-ticonderoga.org
- New Exhibit for 2013! “It would make a heart of stone melt” Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ticonderoga’s newest exhibit explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Medical care of troops was of paramount concern to the armies that sought to attack or defend Ticonderoga and each army had well-established medical systems. Organized into several sections, the exhibit presents an overview of medical practices, diseases of the army, and the treatment of wounds for the French, British, and American armies of the French & Indian War and American Revolution.
- Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution – Fort Ticonderoga has been recognized for its extensive and encyclopedic collection of historic weapons. A staple of the museum’s exhibitions for the past 80+ years has been its displays of weapons of the colonial wars and Revolution. In recent years significant additions have been made to the collection through strategic acquisition and major donations. Organized by theme, this exhibit explores the roles of military, civil, and hunting weapons in early American society and how through necessity and design, these weapons all came together to arm a fledgling American army struggling to become free. Located on the second floor of the soldiers’ barracks.
- The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America’s Great Artists – Fifty works from the Fort’s extensive art collection are brought together for the first time in a single exhibition, to present a visual history of Fort Ticonderoga. Located in the lower level of the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center.
Lake George Arts Project
1 Amherst Street, Lake George
(518) 668-2616. lakegeorgearts.org
All exhibits are displayed inside the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery:
- Patricia Bellan-Gillen Exhibition – Illustrations that reflect the artist’s studies of dream, cultural, mythological & religious symbols (exhibits March 9 – April 12, 2013).
- My Felting Journey: Lecture & Presentation by Japanese Fiber Artist Leiko Uchiyama – Creates incredible hand felted garments using her signature “Matsuba” or “Pine Needles” felt technique, inspired by her homeland of Hokkaido Island of Japan. This Lake George Arts Project event will take place at Samantha’s Cafe & Catering on 11 Broad Street in Glens Falls. (April 17, 2013).
- Melanie Kozol Exhibition – This painter, based in Brooklyn NY, focuses on light, color & landscapes and travels often to find new direction for her paintings. Her primary sites of investigation include the Northeaster terrain – forests, river & oceans. The artist says, “I am stimulated by the great outdoors where I embrace the sights, sounds and smells of the landscape.” (exhibits May 4 – June 7, 2013).
- Martin Myers Exhibition – This painter, sculptor and designer of Syracuse, New York will display a series of new hypnotic, pulsing paintings that “play with illusionary space employing color & shape.” (displays July 13 – August 16, 2013)
- Charles Geiger Exhibition (displays September 14 – October 18, 2013)
- Naomi Lewis Exhibition (displays November 16 – December 20, 2013)
Lake George Historical Association Museum & Bookstore
290 Canada St., Lake George
(518) 668-5044. lakegeorgehistorical.org
The history of the Lake George Region is well represented through a series & exhibits found throughout the Old Warren County Courthouse and displayed by the Lake George Historical Association. Conveniently located directly in the heart of Lake George Village, the Lake George Historical Association Museum is a landmark destination for locals & vacationers to visit. For a detailed description of special exhibits that lie within the Lake George Historical Association Museum & Bookstore, please click here.
Lower Adirondack Regional Area Council (LARAC)
7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls
(518) 798-1144. larac.org
Exhibits are displayed in the Lapham Gallery at LARAC:
- Passage of Time – Featuring the following artists: Marta Jaremko (painting), Karen Koziol (assemblage), Jon Segan (assemblage), and Sheri Snedeker (painting & drawing). Exhibits January 15 – February 15, 2013.
- 120 Degrees Intercollegiate Juried Exhibition – Featuring students enrolled at a college or university. Exhibits March 1 – 29, 2013.
- Bits and Pieces - Featuring the following artists: Carey Conaway (mixed media), Diane Golden (assemblage), Gammy Miller (mixed media), and Rebecca Mushtare (mixed media). Exhibits April 12 – May 10, 2013
- LARAC Members Show – Featuring eclectic artwork by LARAC members. Exhibits May 24 – June 28, 2013.
- Sigmund Abeles – Solo work. Exhibits July 12 – August 9, 2013.
- Story Untold Exhibit – Featuring the following artists: Valerie Patterson (painting), Suzanne Reed (assemblage), and Nicole M. Santiago (painting). Exhibits August 23 – September 20, 2013.
- Annual Juried Exhibition: Pattern and Texture – View original works of art that either exhibits texture and/or pattern work. Exhibits October 4 – November 1, 2013.
North Country Arts Center
6 Pine Street, Glens Falls
This non-profit cultural organization displays exhibit a few locations. These exhibits change on a monthly basis and is available to local artists year round.
The following exhibits are displayed in the 2nd Hall Gallery at City Hall on Ridge Street, Glens Falls:
- Julie (Jolie) Penistan – Mixed Media (exhibits in January 2013)
- Member Show – Mixed Media (exhibits in February 2013)
- Mike Willig – Painting (exhibits in March & April 2013)
- North Country Arts Center Board of Director’s Show (exhibits April 29 – June 1, 2013)
- Corey Pitkin – Pastel (exhibits in June 3 – 28, 2013)
- Wayne Rizzo – Oil Painting (exhibits in July 1 – August 31, 2013)
- Diane Swanson – Watercolor (exhibits in September 2013)
- Linda Beurkley & Joanna Albertson – Mixed Media (exhibits in October 2013)
- Carol Werner & Bernice Mennis – Mixed Media (exhibits in November 2013)
- Len Frazier – Mixed Media (exhibits in December 2013)
The following exhibits are displayed in the Chestertown Gallery at 6378 State Route 9 in Chestertown:
- Winter Light Exhibit – Featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, cards, jewelry, fiber art, woodworking, photographs & gifts (exhibits January 18 – March 2, 2013 on weekend 11AM-5PM).
- Spring Awakening (exhibits March 15 – April 27, 2013)
- Youth Visions – High School Juried Art Show (exhibits May 10 – June 1, 2013)
- Bountiful Arts (exhibits June 20 – August 3, 2013)
North Creek Depot Museum
5 Railroad Place, North Creek
(518) 251-5842 northcreekdepotmuseum.com
Local history & Heritage of the Adirondacks including the railroads, Teddy Roosevelt and skiing.
- View “North Creek and the Adirondack Railroad” – a scale model exhibit built by Dunham Studios (Railroads on Parade).
- Learn about the Adirondack Railroad and how it impacted the region.
- Discover Theodore Roosevelt’s ride to Presidency and how he affected American Life through his Presidency.
- Experience the History of Snow Trains and how it led to the skiing at Gore Mountain.
Old Fort House Museum
29 Broadway – Route 4, Fort Edward
(518) 747-9600. ftedward.com
Campus of historic buildings make up multiple permanent exhibits for visitors to enjoy including: The Old Fort House Museum, 1840 Tollhouse, Riverside School House, 1853 A. Dallas Wait Law Office, Cronkhite Pavilion, Water Works Barn, Doctors Apothecary Garden and Schoolhouse’s Privy.
Old Fort House Museum Hours:
- Open 1-5PM daily June- August (closed Mondays, closed on National Holidays)
- Open 1-5 weekdays September – mid October (closed Mondays, closed on National Holidays)
- Open year round by appointment
Railroads on Parade
7903 State Route 9, Pottersville
(518) 623-0100. railroadsonparade.com
A 5,000 square foot magical miniature world of model trains. View trains & trolleys, animation, neon signs, computerized day-night lighting, amazing scenery, and backdrops in this world-class million dollar exhibit. This four season exhibit includes these displays:
- “The Station
- “The Hell Gate Bridge”
- “Park Avenue”
- “1939-40 World Fair”
- “Prince Edward Island
Located on Route 9 in Pottersville - take Exit 26 of I-87 (Adirondack Northway).
Salem Art Works
19 Cary Lane, Salem
(518) 854-7674. salemartworks.com
Exhibits are displayed within two galleries (1. Barn 2 Gallery and 2. the Cary House Gallery) which are located at Salem Art Works.
1. Exhibits displayed in the Barn 2 Gallery (a converted dairy barn that shows various experimental contemporary art on a monthly basis):
- Fiber 2 Form – Featuring Ben Cuevas, Derek Parker & Claudia Sbrissa (exhibits June 8-29, 2013)
- Salem2Salem Artist Collaborative (exhibits August 15 – 28, 2013)
- Young & Emerging Artist Exhibition (exhibits September 14 – October 4, 2013)
2. Exhibits displayed in the Cary House Gallery (newest exhibition space in a restored rustic farmhouse that houses avant-garde imagery of contemporary art):
- Anne Roecklein – Solo exhibition (exhibits June 8 – 29, 2013)
- Russell Serrianne – Solo exhibition (exhibits July 6 – 26, 2013)
- Larry Alice – Solo exhibition (exhibits August 3-23, 2013)
- Elizabeth Coyne & Adrian Landon Exhibit (exhibits September 14 – October 4, 2013)
The Shirt Factory
Corner of Lawrence & Cooper Streets, Glens Falls
A community of artists and merchants housed in the former McMullen-Leavens Shirt Factory. Visitors are invited to wander around & see artists’ studios, shop, take classes/workshops, and visit galleries. The Shirt Factory Gallery represents the tenants of the Shirt Factory & exhibits their artwork and handmade work. Shirt Factory Shows:
- Tenant’s Show – Shirt Factory Artists’ works are showcased (exhibiting April 13 – June 15, 2013)
- Guild of Adirondack Artists – Selected Works (exhibiting June 28 – July 27, 2013)
- Georgia On My Mind – In conjunction with Georgia O’Keeffe Hyde Collection exhibition (exhibiting August 9 – September 14, 2013)
Slate Valley Museum
17 Water St., Granville
(518) 642-1417. slatevalleymuseum.org
Enjoy a variety of special events, programs, and exhibits that talks, shows & informs the public on the geology of slate, the history of slate quarrying, and the life of the quarrying community in the New York and Vermont Slate Valley Region.
- Rivals in Slate, Brothers in War: The Slate Valley Unites for the Union Cause – discover the story of how the Slate Valley community reacted to the war in ways that reflected both where they lived and their native culture (exhibits until June 2 2012).
- Economic Geology: A Study Through Photography – Photographs from glass plate negatives, from the New York State Museum collection, that reflect the slate industry of the Slate Valley & geological studies from post-Civil War to early 1900s in North America (on exhibit now in 2013)
- Preserving a Heritage, Building a Community: The Carpatho-Rusyns in the Slate Valley – Discover the immigrant communites in the slate quarries, focusing on the stories of Carpatho-Rusyns living in the Slate Valley during 1890s – 1920s (exhibit begins June 7, 2013)
- The Dream and the Reality: Immigration and Assimilation in the Slate Valley of New York & Vermont, 1840 to Present – learn how immigrants to Slate Valley helped the slate industry into a booming business (permanent exhibit)
- Heavy Lifting: Human and Technological History of moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850 to present (permanent exhibit)
- Neil Rappaport Photographs: Documentary Photographs of Slate Company Workers in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s (permanent exhibit)
Tannery Pond Community Center/ Widlund Gallery
228 Main St., North Creek
(518) 251-2733/ (518) 251-2421. tpcca.org
All art is exhibited in the Widlund Gallery at the Tannery Pond Community Center (10AM-4PM):
- AntARTica: Exploring Art & Science at the Bottom of the World – This collaborative exhibit features the experience of biologist Sam Bowser & artist Laura Von Rosk working in Antarctica (exhibits March 30 – April 24, 2013)
- Coalescence V – Fiber art by Charlene Leary, Francelise Dawkins, Joanna Monroe, Robin Blakney-Carlson, and Kris Gregson-Moss (exhibits April 26 – May 30, 2013)
- Wildflowers of the Adirondacks – Photography & Ceramics exhibit by Curt Austin & Delores Thompson (exhibits May 31 – June 27, 3013)
- Betsey Krebs – Oil Paintings (exhibits June 28 – July 25, 2013)
- Dance Around the World – mixed media from Children’s Awareness Museum (exhibits July 26 – August 29, 2013)
- Historical Display – By the Johnsburg Historical Society (exhibits August 30 – September 26, 2013)
- Dancing Spirits - Serena Kovakosky with Gourds (exhibits October 25 – November 21, 2013)
- David Francis – Pastels (exhibits October 25 – November 21, 2013)
- Upper Hudson Water Color Society – Water colors (exhibits November 2 – December 19, 2013)
Town of Chester Library
Main St. (Route 9), Chestertown
(518) 494-5384. chesterlibrary.org
- Various artists’ works are exhibited on a monthly basis in both the Ruplin Gallery and in the Display Case at the Town of Chester Library.
Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
3754 Main Street. P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885.
(518) 623-2928 www.whs12885.org
Learn about the history of Warrensburg (people, places & events) through artifacts, photographs & exhibits.
Local Agriculture: The Past 200 Years – Warrensburgh Museum travels through history to explore the drastic transformation of its agricultural landscape. These lands that continue to feed us today were also cultivated by some of the regions’ first settlers, and were transformed by industry to supply larger regional and even national populations. Today, a resurgence in local and sustainable food systems is once again changing how we use the lands of our forebears (exhibited in summer 2012)
Warrensburgh Bicentennial: 200 years of Progress – Narrative, photos & artifacts depicting people, places and events over the past two centuries; a celebration of Warrensburg’s Bicentennial (now exhibiting in 2013)
World Awareness Children’s Museum
89 Warren Street, Glens Falls
(518) 793-2773. worldchildrensmuseum.org
The Museum’s NEW permanent interactive hands-on exhibitions “Go! Where Children Discover the World.” These fun, educational & interactive exhibits focus on home and family life, music, world fashion, money and marketplaces, art and artifacts from around the world. Kids will be able to immerse themselves in other cultures through hands-on multi-cultural activities and connect with other international kids through art, costumes, traditions, and face-to-face via computers. Discovery guides and special activities & programs are offered.
The following are additional World Awareness Children’s Museum exhibits:
- Winter Solstice – View art depicting winter solstice from the museum’s International Youth Art Exchange (exhibits December 30 – January 28, 2013)
- Chinese & Other New Years – View art depicting Chinese New Year & other worldly New Year celebrations from the museum’s International Youth Art Exchange (exhibits January 30 – March 4, 2013)
- International Youth Art Exchange: Best of 25 Years! – An exhibition featuring the World Awareness Children’s Museum Art Exchange’s best pieces from the collection, in celebration of 25 years (exhibits May 1 – June 30, 2013)
- Food – From Seed Table – Featuring pieces from the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s International Youth Art Exchange that depicts international cuisine (July 1 – August 31, 2013)
This page is updated regularly. Please check back again for more upcoming exhibits.
Also check out Past Exhibits from past years.