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TUPPER ARTS

Art Exhibits

2023 Tupper Arts Exhibits

Welcome to the Tupper Arts Visual Art Exhibits. Thank you for your support during the 2022 season, and we are excited to present our 2023 Art Exhibit season as we celebrate our 50th year of bringing arts to the Tupper Lake community.

All exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

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JULY - NOVEMBER 2023

Barney Bellinger:
Art and Design

Date: Saturday, July 1 through Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

"Barney Bellinger is a self-taught artist and designer who's passionate relationship with the Adirondack wilderness has influenced and inspired his extraordinary body-of- work throughout the last 25 years. Bushwhacking the backwoods, forging for mushrooms and fly fishing the streams, Barney's life is framed with vintage bamboo fly rods and furniture transformed from twist of burl.

He creates intricate designs that require a mastery of bespoke artisanal effects and hand-craftsmanship. His work represents an uncompromising commitment to vintage, industrial and abstract rustic form. Barney uses his artistic voice to raise awareness and respect for our fragile environment and wildlife.

Nature provides the basis for understanding Barney's vision and its influence on his life. He says, “I do not paint to please critics, but rather to record my travels. Painting for me is a privilege.”

Mr. Bellinger has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Adirondack Museum and appears in the permanent collections of the Orvis Company and the Smithsonian Institution. His work is also widely sought after and collected privately." Artist's bio from normalschoefiled.com.

Enjoy this sneak preview of some of Barney's work that will be debuted at Tupper Arts!

FREE and open to the public.

Patrick McPhee Plein Air Photo

OCTOBER 2023

Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, October 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a first-look at the art from the Plein Air Festival with light refreshments.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023

Show and Sale: Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

For the fifth year in a row, Tupper Arts is excited to partner with ADKAction and welcome plein air artists back to the Tupper Lake region to paint the beautiful vistas that our town has to offer. The festival takes place over the course of four days, during which painters will be able to venture through the town and the surrounding woods, and will conclude with a gallery and sale at the Tupper Arts Center.

Registration for the Plein Air Festival is NOW OPEN! Click here or follow the link below to find out more information.

ARTIST HOUSING NEEDED! Interested? Email Tupper Arts today!

FREE and open to the public.

Recent Exhibits

Kidz Korner Gallery Flyer

MARCH 2023

Kidz Korner: A Space for
Student Artists

Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 23, 4 - 6 p.m. |

Juice, Cookies, and Hot Chocolate Provided!

Date: Wednesday, March 8 through

Saturday, April 22

Hours: Wed-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

For the first time, Tupper Arts will be showcasing artwork created by L.P. Quinn students! Stop in to see the student artists' work on display, along with work by professional artists. Tupper Arts is excited to support and encourage our upcoming generation of artists. Students and families are welcome!

Kidz Korner is made possible through collaboration with L.P. Quinn Elementary School and The Wild Center.

FREE and open to the public.

Fair Winds & Following Seas Flyer

JUNE 2023

Fair Winds &
Following Seas

Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 1, 5 - 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 18, 2023

Hours: Wed-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

Working primarily with mixed media on wood, artist and teacher Wendy Cross has been able to contribute her take on land and seascapes through her on-going practice.

Cross, who was born in Maryland and has lived throughout the continental United States, is strongly influenced by  American photographer Ansel Adams, as she began her own career as a photographer and archival printer.  Her grandmother Elzene Sardino nurtured her passion for painting as she was a talented artist in her own right. Cross’ style of impressionism mixed with realism in her contemporary works reflects the influence of both artists.

Cross received her BFA from SUNY Oswego in 1994 and has enjoyed her tenure as a Fine Arts teacher In Arizona, Michigan and New York.  Her work has been shown at the Everson Museum in Syracuse as well galleries in Michigan and New Jersey. She has taught art and photography for over 20 years at every level from children to adults.

Her time spent teaching at the Tupper Lake School District and Tupper Arts Center has been filled with beautiful and creative memories. “Fair Winds and Following Seas”  is her way of saying thank you and farewell to her beloved students and the generous community of Tupper Lake as she continues her career as a teaching artist in San Diego, California. 

FREE and open to the public.

TLMHS Student Art Show Flier

JUNE 2023

High-School Student Art Show

Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 1, 5 - 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 18, 2023

Hours: Wed-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

To be displayed alongside the work of art teacher Wendy Cross is a selection of original artwork by some of Tupper Lake High-School's most talented artists! Featuring works by:

Andrew & Shannon Kavanagh

Sadie Tower

Zoe Abbott

Jay Quesnet

Jack LaQuay

Ky Lalonde

Cadison Seymour

Ava Lilley

Vivian Allen

Caydence Flagg

Haylee Callaghan

Aubrey Sparks

Madelyn Richardson

Lily Hollingsworth

Ava Fortier

Amira Foster

Gabrielle Staves

Eden Garries

and Maggie Burns

This gallery is made possible through collaboration with the Tupper Lake Middle-High School.

FREE and open to the public.

50th Annual Tupper Lake Arts Show Flyer

JUNE - JULY 2023

50th Annual Tupper Lake Arts Show 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, June 28 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Open to the public, enjoy light refreshments

Date: Wednesday, June 21 through Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

For the 50th year in a row, Tupper Arts is happy to host the Annual Tupper Lake Arts Show, featuring the work of artists in and around the Tupper Lake Community! Everything between woodworking, textile arts, sculptures, and paintings will be featured in our gallery, and most everything will be for sale. Make sure to stop by Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. to celebrate the long tradition of artistry in Tupper Lake!

FREE and open to the public.

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JULY 2023

Deborah Geurtze:
Our Precious Wilderness

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Open to the public, enjoy light refreshments

Date: Friday, July 7 through Thursday, July 20, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

"Deborah Geurtze is an artist/printmaker whose intricate etchings and monotypes reflect her deep connection with nature, a force that directs both her life and her work. In describing her work, the artist notes, "Wilderness – its patterns and complexity – are a continual source of inspiration. My panoramas explore the ever changing natural world and give expression to themes of passage –from dark to light, along a country road, from man-made to overgrown, chaotic splendor."

Deborah Geurtze attended Rhode Island School of Design and studied printmaking with Robert Bero at the State University College of Potsdam, N.Y.

After teaching abroad at the American school of Tangier, Morocco, and at Vail (Co.) Mountain School, she returned to upstate New York, and established her studio in an historic 1838 Greek revival "mansion", where she worked for 25 years. In 2011 Deborah moved to Rocky Neck." Artist's bio from rockyneckartcolony.org.

"The precious alludes to the gold leaf I am using to embellish some small familiar vistas as etchings."

-Deborah Geurtze

FREE and open to the public.

Patrick Kirmer Gallery Flyer

JULY 2023

Patrick Kirmer,
A Study of Light & Motion:
The Master of John's Brook

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Open to the public, enjoy light refreshments

Date: Friday, July 7through Thursday, July 20, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

"Patrick Kirmer, “The painter of Johns Brook,” continues to paint in his new residence at the Keene Valley Neighborhood House. Born in Hollywood, Calif., Kirmer was one of six children of a butcher and stay-at-home mom. He attended Hollywood High School just a few years ahead of Carol Burnett. Kirmer’s formative years were dusted by “Tinsel Town” during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” After serving in the U.S. Army, Kirmer parlayed his G.I. Bill into a bachelor’s degree in art from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

His teachers included Sabro Hasagawa, Jason Schoener and Richard Dieberkorn. He relocated East to pursue art in New York City. He was an art teacher at Baldwin School for 30 years. He first came to this neck of the woods to teach art at the Baldwin School Camp mid-century in Keene Valley. This was when he adopted Johns Brook as his lifelong study, coming to the Adirondacks each summer for 1964 until 1989 to develop his own personal art work." Artist's bio from keenearts.com.

FREE and open to the public.

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JULY 2023

Stitchin' Bees Quilt Show

Date: Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2023

Hours: Fri-Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

Join us in July for the Stitchin' Bees Quilt Show! 

This summer from July 21st through July 23rd, the Stitchin' Bees will be presenting their art as they display over 75 quilts at the Tupper Arts building. Some of these quilts will be for sale, along with an assortment of smaller items, like table runners, wall hangings, and other crafts. Don't miss the chance to win a queen-sized loon quilt that will be raffled off to benefit Tupper Arts and the Stitchin’ Bees quilt club.

 

Stop in at Tupper Arts during gift shop hours to buy $5 quilt raffle tickets ahead of time! The raffle winner will be drawn at the close of the show on July 23, so stay tuned!

FREE and open to the public.

I Like to Paint Jon Prime Flyer

JULY - AUGUST 2023

I Like to Paint:
Works by Jon Prime

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, July 25 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Open to the public, enjoy light refreshments

Date: Tuesday, July 25 through Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

Enjoy original works by Lake Placid native Jon Prime, including ADK scenes, still lifes, abstracts, and whatever else inspires!

A Lake Placid native, Jon Prime graduated from Northwood School and Middlebury College, with one year of studies at the University of Grenoble, France. Following two years at the Brooks Institute of Photographic Art & Science in Santa Barbara, CA, he pursued a career in commercial photography in NYC, specializing in still-life advertising.

Tempted by the chance to be an owner of the well-known Adirondack Store, he came home in 1984 where he owned the business for 32 years. For 15 of those years, he returned to NYC part-time as co-owner of the Adirondack Store branch in nearby New Canaan, CT.

Since selling the business in 2016, Jon has traveled, fixed up a new home, made it through the pandemic, and painted.

FREE and open to the public.

Michael Rossi Flier

JULY - AUGUST 2023

Michael Rossi

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, July 25 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Open to the public, enjoy light refreshments

Date: Tuesday, July 25 through Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

Michael Rossi is a self taught artist who became interested in oil painting at the age of twelve.  After completing high school, Michael continued to work on his own, learning different techniques to enhance his paintings.  In his mid twenties, he focused on a career and family while finding a creative outlet in landscape photography.  Michael began to paint again in his late thirties, taking a particular interest in painting en plein air.  He continues to participate in workshops and to study videos of current artists whose work inspires him. 

Michael's work is heavily influenced by his travel throughout the Northeast, some of his favorite painting locations being the Adirondacks, the White Mountains, and the Maine coast.  He continues to learn and hone his techniques with the aim of sharing his experiences of travel through his artwork.

Michael Rossi grew up in northern New Jersey, where he currently resides. 

FREE and open to the public.

Gary Cas. Flyer

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2023

Adirondack Inspired:
The Art of Gary Casagrain

Date: Thursday, August 10 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |

Sun, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake, NY

"Art enhances life and brings joy to the heart.

"It is a universal language that stimulates, inspires and broadens our living world."

"It also celebrates the lives, the places and the things associated with it.

"Being able to document our diverse and beautiful world is a privilege which I do not take lightly."

-G. Casagrain

FREE and open to the public.

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