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FROM the RIVER to the SEA with David Burns May 3 - June 21, 2014

Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

When working the family farm, I never considered a building that housed animals would become a subject for art; yet, returning years later, as if in a different light, I then noticed how winter’s sun accentuated the vertical boards, exaggerated the angle of its eves and how the cast shadows became tinted by light that bounced off the new fallen snow. At that found moment, I wondered who among the generations past would have noticed; if our great-grandfather, while leading his teams of horses back to that barn, had he ever observed those similar effects?

An artist could be anyone who is attentive to his surrounds; notices when a common scene becomes caught in an uncommon light. Long before I considered art, before painting, on this one occasion, in the middle of the night, with a patient in dire straights, as the flood of light ‘bathed’ the green surgical drapes-even then, I took notice of the effects known as ‘chiaroscuro.’

An artist is one who desires to capture that moment and put it eventually into a frame; it will always be an elusive pursuit. Many have helped with my effort; but two notable watercolorists: Guy Corriero, AWS and the late Bus Romeling, have led the way.

Upcoming Shows

Opening receptions offer an opportunity to meet the artist in a small group setting, enjoy light refreshments, and perhaps an art discussion with a new acquaintance.  Receptions are free and open to the public.

17th Annual Great Art Giveaway June 28 – August 16, 2014

Saturday, June 28  2:00 – 4:00 PM

We have beautiful works of art from some of the top artists in the area. We have a gallery full of pieces of art to raffle. There is something for everyone – paintings, pottery, photography, sculpture, and stained glass.

Tickets will be mailed to members in June and will also be available at MVCA. The more tickets you buy, the better chance you have to win the work of art that you desire. The drawing will take place this fall. More details to follow.  

Regional Art Show – “From the Land” August 23 – September 27

Saturday, August 23  2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Regional artists are invited to participate in this juried show. Selection of show pieces and cash awards will be determined by a selected juror. Exhibition of juried entries will open August 23 in the 401 Gallery.

This year’s theme is “From the Land.” With the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival as the backdrop, we invite artists to submit recent works of art that depict our natural landscape and/or pieces of our natural environment. All types of artwork are welcome.

Fee: $15 per entry.

Artists may drop off artwork before August 17.
Artwork should be wrapped and labelled with the title and retail price of the work.
We encourage pieces to be for sale. MVCA provides the artist with 70% of all sales.

Please call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email for more information. 



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