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I am organizing several Lewiston NY artists to hold an Outdoor Studio Tour on August 8th (rain date August 9th), 2020. This year so many art festivals have been cancelled with the result that artists have very few exhibit opportunities and the public must be art starved!
And,,,, I really prefer showing my work at my home anyway!
There will be 9-11 artists involved, safely spread out around Lewiston NY village and Lewiston NY town. And their exhibits will allow you to socially distance while seeing the art.
You can have a great day driving or biking around Lewiston NY, easily see all or some of the artists, catch a great meal at one of the many great restaurants in the Lewiston NY area, and have fun seeing and hopefully buying something interersting, exciting, heartwarming, intriguing.... etc.
Our Facebook page is River Region Artists' Studio Tour and Art Walk. We will soon be populating it with artists profiles and addresses. But once you go to one artist they will have the list of other artists.
Please pay us a visit.
2020 Vision will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York’s five counties. The art of nearly two hundred women will be on the gallery walls of this prestigious contemporary art museum on the grounds of historic Niagara University near Lewiston NY. Intended to show the breadth and depth of the work of women artists, this exhibit will allow viewers to hear all the voices of this region’s women artists. Asking the artists to submit works representing the experience of being a woman artist in Western NY encouraged all artists in the five Western NY artists to submit their work.
Local corporations, and especially businesswomen, are invited to participate in the Business Purchase Award program by purchasing a piece of art from this exhibit to support women artists. Art by women artists will support corporate diversity programs, enhancing corporate and personal spaces. The opportunity to purchase art with this program will start during the opening on Feb 20, 2020 and continue for six months. Signage will advertise purchasers to the 10,00 – 15,000 visitors expected at this exhibit. Castellani curatorial staff and local artist interpreters can advise corporations about selecting art from the exhibit. The Castellani is not responsible for art sales; all purchase funds will go directly to the artist.
The Castellani Art Museum is open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday, open 1:00 – 5:00 pm Sundays and closed Monday. Admission is free. The Castellani is a 30-minute drive from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. In summer, the free Discover Niagara Shuttle drops people off at the Castellani and the NFTA bus #50 and #52 travels to the Castellani.
Combine a visit to the Castellani with the Niagara Power Vista, the Niagara Power Authority’s visitor center, just a short walk from the Castellani through Niagara University. Its power generation exhibits are on par with the best science museums in the country, the new virtual reality ride is gripping, and the Power Visa is sited on a visually stunning Niagara River overlook. Admission is free. The scenic and historic Village of Lewiston with its excellent restaurants is just a short, few-minutes, drive away.
For more information:
Michelle Marcotte, Lewiston artist, writer and coordinator of 2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY
Michael Beam, Exhibitions Curator, Castellani Art Museum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susan Clements, Coordinator of Community Relations, (email@example.com)
Greeting Cards featuring vegetables, fruit, the occasional piece of cake and laughter. With over 40 designs with warm, useful, amusing greetings for all life's events and tricky situations.
Food is full of goodness; our world needs more goodness. Fun, difficult, tricky, warm, friendly, loving things need to be said, and we need to be nice to each other.
So, sayitwithvegetables.com was born to help you say the fun, difficult, tricky, warm, friendly, loving and amusing things that need to be said, with goodness at heart.
I paint the ideas in oils on canvas with the same care that I paint my fine art paintings. I write each card thoughtfully. The cards are printed by small, family businesses.
It is a new design approach. Each card is nice enough to be framed as a print in a 5”x7” frame.
About the artist
Sayitwithvegetables greeting cards are the brainchild of me, Michelle Marcotte, a Canadian-American painter, an artist, and foodie. Ideas spring up from talking to family and friends, from life, from happy and sad events and in-between.
SAVE $$ on CARDS - Have cards ready when you need them!
Each card is $4.00 but if you buy 6 cards at the same time you will save $6.00 AND you will save $2.00 on shipping (six cards, shipping included = $20.00)
YES! I can:
Produce larger volumes: If you want a really large printing of cards at a much reduced price, I can have my designs commercially printed on normal card stock. Email me for price quotes.
Do your mailings for you: I can sign, address the envelopes, stamp and mail for you at an additional cost of $1.00 per card (and I will reduce the shipping cost by half (card, signed, addressed, stamped and mailed = $5.50)
United airlines had a wonderful big idea. A contest for women artists to paint an airplane.
Here is the script of my video and my design submission:
As an artist I look for the elements, the lines that connect us all. Land - agriculture – food - connect us. Air connects us. And water connects us. Those elements inspire me and this design.
Fly over NY state and NJ and what do you see? Fields and forests and water. Cities that grew because of water. The Atlantic coasts of NY City and its bustling islands, the beach coasts of NJ, up the Hudson to the canals that lead to the Finger Lakes of Upstate NY. And finally, the Niagara River, the roar of Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes of Western NY. One can fly the blue skies or, one can traverse from NY city to Buffalo New York by blue water.
Connection is a Big Idea. Water, its connection to life and its importance to our region deserves a big platform – a United airplane platform.
This design starts with the Great Lakes and Niagara in United Blue. On large scale, Niagara Falls should be white. And that small bit of Canada shown near the nose is in Pantone Cool Gray. I’ve used Premium Purple to follow the canals to the Finger Lakes tracing up to Lake Champlain and down the Hudson River. You will find the land of NY, Long Island and the New Jersey coasts in Pacific Blue. The deep Atlantic is Atlantic Amethyst, and a thin line of Sky Blue runs along the top of the plane. Each component is emphasized with a crisp black line.
I’m Michelle Marcotte, an artist in Lewiston NY, along the Niagara River. I’m an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Buffalo Niagara Art Association. I paint land, agriculture, food and water. And in doing so, I paint life.
Women are 51% of all artists but we are under-represented in museums and collections. Women artists need art collectors to look up, way up and see that women hold up half the sky.
Hello, Niagara Falls in September! Perfect time to visit, fewer tourists, perfect views of Niagara Falls, new spaces at the NF State Park to see, some fall colors, better weather ------ AND I am having a one-woman show of my food paintings at a terrific wine bar and restaurant downtown.
Come for the opening or closing parties on September 2 or September 30th from 6:00 - 9:00 or drop in during the month.
Terrific food on the walls and in the restaurant. Come and see how people and family and life in general can be described through the food we prepare and enjoy.
Hope to see you there!