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Margaret Jacobs is Artist in Residence

Margaret Jacobs; photo by Jack Rowell

July 9 - 20, 2018

This July, the Frederic Remington Art Museum will host Margaret Jacobs as its artist-in-residence. Jacobs will be in residence at the Museum between July 9th and 20th, when the public will have a number of opportunities to interact with the artist, in a wide variety of ways.


Throughout her residency, Jacobs’ artwork will be on display in the Museum’s Hirschey Family Gallery. Jacobs will be working in the same gallery, or in the Museum’s Eleanor Vilas McNally Courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to talk with Jacobs about her work. More formally, she will give an artist’s talk on her work on Tuesday, July 10th at 4:00 pm. The talk is free and open to the public and will be held in the Museum’s Tiffany Room.


Jacobs will be teaching three art classes while in residence. On Saturday, July 14th, at 10 am to 12:30 pm and at 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Jacobs will teach two torch welding classes in the Eleanor Vilas McNally Courtyard. A follow-up class for interested participants will be available on Tuesday, July 17th at 1:00 pm. Cost for a 2 ½ hour torch welding class is $40 for Museum members and $50 for nonmembers. Click here to register for one of the torch welding classes.


On Wednesday, July 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Jacobs will teach a class entitled, “Drawing from Nature.” Participants will create and use their own paintbrushes and acorn and black walnut inks. All ages are welcome. Cost for the class is $15 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. Click here to register.


All equipment and materials will be provided for Jacobs’ classes. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information call 315-393-2425 or email Laura Desmond.


As part of her collaboration with the Remington Museum, Jacobs has curated an exhibition of select Remington works, which will open on Monday, July 16th with a public talk by the curator at 6:00 pm in the Museum’s Addie P. Newell Gallery. The exhibition, entitled, “Form and Gesture: Drawings by Frederic Remington” will focus on Remington’s different uses of mark-making to convey form and gesture. The works presented include a variety of techniques and media including ink and gouache. Small drawings, large-scale works, and sketchbooks will be on view. This exhibition aims to demonstrate the complexity of Remington’s drawings as sketch, fully realized work, and where those lines cross.


Jacobs also served as juror for the Museum’s Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, which opened in May and which will remain on view through September 9th.


A fighting chance by Margaret Jacobs, 2015, steel, leather, and deer hair, 9" l x 7" w x 2.5" d

Jacobs is known for her sculpture, jewelry and drawings. She uses all three approaches to explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made elements, often intermingling contradicting materials to explore those relationships. She states, “Materials heavily inspire my work--I’m drawn to elements that have a combination of textures or can be used to make a combination of textures and surfaces. For this reason, I primarily use metal in my work—steel in my sculpture and powdercoated brass in my jewelry. I find metal is an incredibly versatile material that lends strength and visual weight to the work, but can also be worked so that it is organic and delicate.”


Born and raised in Ogdensburg, Margaret Jacobs is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. She attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she graduated with High Honors for her thesis work and received the prestigious Perspectives on Design (POD) Award. She has participated in several artist residencies including at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. She has shown at numerous galleries and juried art markets throughout the United States including at FLYNNDOG in Burlington, VT; 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM; Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN; and the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, ME. Her work has been featured in various print and online press including at in the article 11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What It Means to Be American. She was recently awarded the Rebecca Blunk Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Jacobs maintains a studio practice in New Hampshire where she is very active in her local community.

Art Highlights and Tea Series

The Art Highlights and Tea Series began roughly 16 years ago as a volunteer-led educational program. The "art highlights" talks by a great variety of volunteer presenters draw interested audiences every year. The program routinely includes four monthly lectures in January, February, March and April on the second Wednesday of each month. Lectures begin at 2pm and are always free and open to the public. Tea is served at 3pm. The cost to participate in the tea is $10/person if you’re a Museum member, or $15 if not. We offer a discounted rate if you purchase your tickets in advance for all teas in the series- $35 for members and $40 for non-members. To reserve your seat online visit:
2018 Series:
January 10, 2018: James D. Carl, “David Parish’s European Architect, Joseph Ramée, and an Early North Country Building Effort.” Dr. Carl will speak about French architect and landscape designer Joseph Ramée and his work in the North Country in the early 1800s. Ramée was brought to America in 1812 by David Parish of Ogdensburg to participate in Parish’s land development efforts in the area. Tea hosted by Ann Groome and friends.
February 14, 2018: Caroline Downing, "The Adirondacks and American Art." Many artists have been inspired by the Adirondack region of New York State, including Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frederic Remington, and numerous contemporary artists. Downing will look at the work of a number of these artists, studying their individual responses to the landscape, and noting, in many cases, their strong concern for protecting the distinctive environment of what is known today as the Adirondack Park. Tea hosted by Ann Spies, Fran Naccarato, and friends. Watch video.
March 14, 2018: The life and work of early 20th century Ogdensburg sculptor Sally James Farnham, as interpreted by Carole Berard. Tea hosted by Ann Groome, Nancy Skiff, and friends.

April 11, 2018: Sean O'Brien, "Irish Settlement Roads: Nineteenth-Century Stories of Migration to the North Country." Tea hosted by Luann Herzog, Kathie Wade, and friends. Watch video.

May 9, 2018: Morristown Areal Book Club panel presentation, "The Homesteaders." Tea hosted by Doris Whitehead and friends. Watch video

Follow the link to our Flickr sets to see past photos of some lecturers. fredericremington/sets/ 72157626264011882/ fredericremington/sets/ 72157626580595703/

Watch past videos:

Kathy Stein: Nostalgia of the West Talk at Remington Museum -
Visiting Artists
At the Frederic Remington Art Museum, we often have visiting artists who find inspiration using the artwork in our galleries. Check out our visiting artist’s websites:
Mary Sprague:
Andrew R. Wright:
David J. Hanson:

Flickr link to Mary Sprague as she works in the Albert Priest Newell Gallery: