To all my friends and fellow artists,
It goes without saying that this is a very difficult and trying time. I have received emails from many of the region's cultural and art centers stating their organization’s halt to in-person exhibits and shows. It is as if we are frozen in place and time. I have been trying to sort out things as I’m sure you all have been doing. It seems counter intuitive to be sending out a call for artists at this time of crisis. I have been resisting doing so as I feel it is insignificant and will get lost with all that is happening around us. But I realize that that we need to keep and promote some semblance of routine and hope.
My place of refuge is in my studio. And although difficult at times, creating art is helping me deal with the situation. I’m sure that is true for you too. I think that what we are producing during the Covid-19 crisis is somehow special and unique and will be very meaningful to future viewers. Although our annual show may be delayed, we want to plan for it anyway and invite you to be part of it whenever it occurs. Currently we are scheduling the show to run from June 17 to July 11.
Please stay safe and continue to create your art,
Tupper Arts plans to reopen its gift shop and gallery on July 15th, 2020, if all required metrics are met for phase four reopening. Hours will be 12-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The July 15th opening date is contingent on no new upswings in COVID-19 infection rates, the continued availability of testing for the virus and antibodies, sufficient contact tracing, and the availability of personal protective equipment for staff and volunteers. Be checking the Tupper Arts website and Facebook page for updates.
Due to the delayed opening date, Tupper Arts will combine the Annual Tupper Lake Art Show and the Adirondack Woodcrafts Show to run from July 15 through July 30th, 2020. Submissions are still being accepted for both exhibits.
The revised calendar for upcoming events at the Tupper Arts Center gallery is:
Annual Tupper Lake Art Show & Sale/ Adirondack Woodcrafts Show July 15-30, 2020
Peter Thomas Wildlife Sculpture August 1 – August 16, 2020
“Relatively Speaking” August 19 – Sept. 7, 2020
Randy Jones Art Show Sept. 9 – Sept. 27, 2020
Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2020