OGDENSBURG, NY - The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 2019 Members’ Juried Art Exhibition will open Saturday, May 18, with a public reception from 2 to 4 pm. The public is invited to come and meet the artists at the reception, see their excellent work, and have some fun at the Museum.

For this year’s exhibition, the Remington Museum received 125 images submitted by 50 artists. Some of these artists have been exhibiting at the Remington since the Museum began doing juried art exhibits in 2001, and some are participating for the first time. The Museum is proud to play a meaningful role in the artistic lives of its members, and is deeply grateful for their membership support.

Upcoming artist-in-residence Rich Fedorchak served as juror for the exhibit. He selected 50 works to be in the exhibition, which will run through the Museum's busy summer season, until September 15.

Fedorchak states, “It was an honor and pleasure to jury this year’s Members’ Exhibit at the Remington Museum. Never having visited Ogdensburg before, I quickly discovered that there is a very vibrant artistic community in the area. I was particularly impressed by the variety of mediums and styles that these artists employed in expressing their artistic visions. Because of the large number of works submitted for consideration and for the sake of equity, I decided to choose one piece from each of the artists who participated. Such a task is always highly subjective. Regrettably there were many fine works that were not selected. I look forward to my artist’s residency at the Museum in July and hope to meet some of the local artists while I am there.”

There will be a “best in show” prize of $100, second place prize of $75, and a third place prize of $50. The prizes will be announced during the opening reception at 3 pm.

At the end of the exhibition, on September 16, a “public’s choice” award, a museum wrapped canvas print of Remington’s Small Oaks, 1887, will be announced. Anyone can vote for their favorite artwork from May 18 until September 12, at the Museum, or on the website, www.fredericremington.org. One vote per person, please.

Many of the works on display will be for sale. One third of the proceeds benefits the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist. The exhibit will have an online gallery at www.fredericremington.org.

The artists in the exhibition are: Carol Backus, Waddington, NY; Georgette Bacon, Nicholville, NY; Gary Baker, Ogdensburg, NY; Joannie Baker, Ogdensburg, NY; Kathy Braceland, Trout Lake, WA; Jan Byington, Clayton, NY; Sharon H.J. Cheng, Potsdam, NY; Steven C. Cobb, Massena, NY; Daniel Cogné, Gatineau, QC;  Julianna Collins, Potsdam, NY; David Crowell, Canton, NY; Louise T. Currin, Hadley, MA; Annie Dalton, Perth, ON; Jeff Davis, Hermon, NY; Russell Dirks, Ogdensburg, NY; Dianne Drayse-Alonso, Ogdensburg, NY; Gregg Fedchak, Boonville, NY; Blanche Gaudreault, Gatineau, QC; Sandra Hildreth, Saranac Lake, NY; Vicky Hollis, Lisbon, NY; Anders J. Ipsen, Fort Collins, CO; Paul Joseph Laberge, Merrickville, ON; Gary Larsen, Edinburg, NY; Suzanne Lebeda, South Colton, NY; Christine LeBel, Ogdensburg, NY; Diane E. Leifheit, Paul Smiths, NY; Marina Loew, Clayton, NY; Jim Lyons-Hart, Ogdensburg, NY; Mary Marcinko, Ogdensburg, NY; Doug McDonald, Ogdensburg, NY; Janell McNeil (with Luna McNeil), Lisbon, NY; Kathleen J. Mereand, Watertown, NY; Eleanor Morgan, Potsdam, NY; Lorraine Nagy, Ottawa, ON; Thomas Novosel, Massena, NY; Beverly J. Patchin, Lisbon, NY; Paul N. Pedersen, Hermon, NY; Maria  Pedroso-Parker, Gouverneur, NY; Julie Pratt, Canton, NY; Lynne Reichhart, Westernville, NY; Thomas    Robarge, Ogdensburg, NY; Will Salisbury, Clayton, NY; Terry Sametz, Ottawa, ON; Eleanor Sweeney, Saranac Lake, NY; Christine Tisa, Clayton, NY; Mary Ann Varley, Ottawa, ON; Raymond Whalen, South Colton, NY; Kenneth N. Wiley, Saranac Lake, NY; Pam Winchester, Hammond, NY; Janet Marie Yeates, Northville, NY

The next opportunity for artists to enter a juried exhibit at the Museum is in the fall, for the 2019 International Juried Art Exhibit. That exhibit is open to artists within 100 miles of Ogdensburg.

 

Pictured: Mein rostiger Bus parkte auf der Straße, Russell Dirks, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24". Dirks’ painting is one of 50 works included in the upcoming Members’ Juried Art Exhibit opening at the Remington Museum in Ogdensburg on May 18.