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The Water of the Lake by Jianfen Wells and Jianfen Wells holding Boat House at Ingleneuk by Frederic RemingtonOGDENSBURG, NY - The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s announces the Public's Choice Award from the 2016 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, which was on display from Saturday, May 21 through September 11, 2016.
The exhibition was in the museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery and Torrey Family Gallery. The exhibit​, themed 'water',​ included  67 works of art by 66 artists. 
The public was invited to view the exhibition, either in person or online at, and vote once for the Public’s Choice Award. The 2016 Public’s Choice Award went to Jianfen Wells for The Water of the Lake 2016. Jianfen was awarded a framed print of Frederic Remington’s 1904 painting, Boat House at Ingleneuk.
Juror Catherine Tedford selected prize winners from the art included. ​​The 3rd place prize went to Georgette Bacon of Nicholville, NY for Ocean Song 2016, organic sculpture, 6 x 8"; 2nd place went to Gary Larsen of Edinburg, NY for Split Rock Falls 2014, B&W infrared photograph, 20 x 20"​; and Best in Show went to Jian​fen Wells of Ogdensburg, NY for The Water of the Lake 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 36"​.​ ​Jian​fen Wells was also the only artist who had more than one work selected for the exhibit. Both Gary Larsen and Georgette Bacon are repeat prize winners from previous years in the annual members' exhibit.
We congratulate all the artists in the exhibition - Ravinder N. Agarwal, Ogdensburg, NY; Dianne Drayse Alonso, Ogdensburg, NY; Jenifer Backus, Massena, NY; Georgette Bacon, Nicholville, NY; Lawrence C. Barone, Sackets Harbor, NY; Marion Bradish, Winthrop, NY; Roy Brash, Ottawa, ON; Gerard Butler, Garrison, NY; Sharon H. J. Cheng, Potsdam, NY; Angela Verlaeckt Clark, Orleans, ON; John Elwood Cook, Wellesley Island, NY; David Crowell, Canton, NY; Louise Currin, Hadley, MA; Kasarian Dane, Madrid, NY; Kylee Disotelle, Malone, NY; Eric Drayse, Ogdensburg, NY; Kimberly Eiss, Watertown, NY; Gregg Fedchak, Boonville, NY; Dave Ferry, Ogdensburg, NY; Lorre Florin, Ogdensburg, NY; Anna Gerhard-Arnold, Waddington, NY; Mark Yale Harris, Santa Fe, NM; Sally Hartman, Rensselaer Falls, NY; Katie Leigh Heiss, Ogdensburg, NY; Frederick Holman, Brant Lake, NY; Stephen Horne, Paul Smiths, NY; Samantha Johnson, Canton, NY; John Jungklaus, Chase Mills, NY; Deborah Kaufman, Little Falls, NY; Mark Keller, Norwood, NY; Marion Kratky, Northville, NY; Gary Larsen, Edinburg, NY; Suzanne Lebeda, South Colton, NY; Anni Lorenzini, Waterford, VT; Cindy Lou Lyons-Hart, Ogdensburg, NY; Jim Lyons-Hart, Ogdensburg, NY; Pamela May, Whippleville, NY; Jessica McCauley, Malone, NY; Kat Mereand, Watertown, NY; Nikolay Mikushkin, Syracuse, NY; Bruce Millen, Kingston, ON; Pamela Morley, Ogdensburg, NY; Lynne Reichhart, Westenville, NY; Thomas Robarge, Ogdensburg, NY; Susan Robinson, Ogdensburg, NY; Carol Musser Rose, Hermon, NY; Susan Runyon, Wilmington, NY; Sylvie Sabourin, Stittsville, ON; Terry Sametz, Ottawa, ON; Robert Selby, Colton, NY; Cheryl Simeone, Three Mile Bay, NY; Mary Simon, Ogdensburg, NY; Lydia Stauffer, Nicholville, NY; Kathy Sturr, Clayton, NY; Eleanor Sweeney, Saranac Lake, NY; Michiko Taylor, Potsdam, NY; Mary Ann Varley, Ottawa, ON; Jian​f​en Wells, Ogdensburg, NY; Raymond Whalen, South Colton, NY; Kenneth Wiley, Saranac Lake, NY; Pamela Winchester, Hammond, NY; Sean Witucki, Depew, NY; Janet Marie Yeates, Northville, NY; Sandra Young, Dickinson, NY; Christine Zavgren, Potsdam, NY; Sergey Zorov, Brookline, MA.
Many of the works were for sale​, and four were sold, including Jianfen Wells' The Water of the Lake​, winner of both the Best in Show award and the Public's Choice award. ​ ​​​One third of the proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist.​ Juror Cathy Tedford, Director of St. Lawrence's Richard F. Brush Art Gallery bought the painting to hang in the office of Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, ​Karl Schonberg.
​With the unprecedented success of this exhibit, in terms of numbers of artists involved, and overall ​​quality, ​the museum will continue the practice introduced with this year's Members' exhibit of having a theme. 'Water' was met with such excellent artist response as well as an intriguing, cohesive exhibit, we will theme next year's exhibit 'reflection.' With the expectation of even greater response, we may slightly reduce the maximum size of the art. 
​Following the Members' Exhibit, the museum held an opening reception for its 201​6​ ​NYS Juried Art Exhibit on Saturday, ​September 17th, 201​6​ . The exhibit will be on display through January 1​5​, 201​7​. The juror was ​ceramicist Kari Zelson Robertson.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. The Museum is open October 15 through May 15, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 16 through October 14, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.