Adirondack A&E e-News # 83


Adirondack Life won a total of 10 awards—two gold, four silver and four bronze—and was a finalist for Magazine of the Year (circulation under 35,000) at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) annual conference, presented May 13–16 in Ottawa. The awards, judged by a panel of industry experts from outside IRMA, honored work from 2021.

Executive Editor Annie Stoltie’s “On the Edge” (July/August), about the lasting impact of Tropical Storm Irene, took Gold in the Nature and Environment Feature category.

“New Wave” (September/October), by Adam Federman, won Gold in the Covid-Related Story category.

Benita Law-Diao took Silver in the Public Issues category for “And Nature for All” (Guide to the Great Outdoors).

Mark Obbie’s article “Backwoods Brotherhood” (May/June) won Silver in the Recreation Feature category.

In the General Feature category, Kathryn Joyce received Silver for “The Neighbors.”

Mark Mahorsky won Silver in Overall Art Direction (35,000 or Less circulation) and Bronze in the Cover category for the Guide to the Great Outdoors. The cover featured an illustration by Aaron Meshon.

“The Girls Next Door” (September/October), by Senior Editor Niki Kourofsky, won Bronze in the Historic Feature category.

Paul Greenberg won Bronze in the Essay category for “Shopping for the Apocalypse” (At Home in the Adirondacks).

Johnathan Esper received Bronze in the Photographer of the Year category.

Congratulations! Adirondack Life‘s website is HERE.

Tahawus Center hosts New Online Gallery

“A TOUCH OF WHIMSY,” Illustrations by Johannes Gaertner

A master of whimsy, “years ahead of his time” in his reflections on humanity, and beloved as a Lafayette College professor, Johannes Gaertner’s many drawings remained hidden from view—until now!

25 years after his death, his daughter Susanna fulfilled a long-time desire, and brought the extensive collection to light. Today Gaertner’s works appear fresh and coy and reveal a curious and contemplative mind. A retrospective exhibit of 75 pen and ink drawings was held at the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz, CA in September of 2021.

Now, Susanna Gaertner has opened an online gallery of over 50 works for viewing. The exhibit is hosted by the Tahawus Center of Au Sable Forks, NY, which joins a major trend in art galleries expanding to include virtual art. Displaying this rare collection digitally provides convenient access and attracts more visitors. Collectors can view the exhibit from all around the world without traveling and the new collector may feel less intimidated to dip their toes into the exclusive art world.

Read the full release, which includes a link for viewing the gallery, HERE.

Tahawus Center Gallery, 14234 Rt 9N, Au Sable Forks

Celebrate the Scot in You!

Fort Ticonderoga’s Popular Scots Day Event Returns on June 18

For the first time since 2019, this family favorite event is back! Fort Ticonderoga invites you to explore Scottish history during our Scots Day Celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Advance tickets can be purchased at or at the Admissions Booth upon arrival.

Explore Scottish clan tents to learn more about the rich ancestry and culture. Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage.

To learn more about the event, full schedule and participating vendors and clans, visit HERE or call 518-585-2821.

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is pleased to host the work of contemporary realist, Joe Remillard. Joe is a native of Peru, New York currently living in Georgia where he is a professor of drawing and painting at Kennesaw State University.

Remillard’s work has been recognized by various international and national realist organizations. Including the ARC Annual International Salon and the Portrait Society of America. His work has also been featured on the cover of International Artist Magazine and in a feature article in America Artist Magazine.

Burke Gallery, Myers Building

Open now through August 5, 2022

Public Reception Friday, June 10, 2022, 5-7 pm

Gallery Walkthrough with Joe Remillard, Saturday, June 11th, 1-2 pm

SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum | 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh

Gabrielle Stravelli at Recovery Lounge

More information, including registration, is HERE. Please note that proof of vaccination is required for attendance.

Hands-On at Whitcomb’s Summer 2022: Mixing Color!

Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8:30 pm
Adult class. Middle School and High School students welcome with permission. Please contact instructor Susie Tarnowicz at 845-443-0640.

Class Fee: $25 Materials Fee: $30 includes paint to take home, brush and paper.

In this technical workshop, participants will learn the formal basics of color theory and explore color mixing with Guaoche paint. Guoache, French for ‘body color’, is a water-based paint, consisting of natural pigment, water and a binding agent. It is designed to be opaque and often used in preliminary studies for oil painting.

More Information and register HERE



Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 7 pm

Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

Free, seating limited, please reserve. Donations and proceeds from book sales will benefit Razom for Ukraine.

More information is HERE.

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