The Agricultural Stewardship Association will present its 22nd Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition again this October with both in person and online events.
I am delighted that the ASA jurors have chosen a large grouping of my work for this excellent art show and important fundraising event; I will have a dozen paintings available for purchase, all displayed at the live event.
The online gallery will go live on Saturday, October 7, 7pm here: https://landscapesforlandsake.com/
For direct link to my page on the site: https://landscapesforlandsake.com/collections/diane-swanson
October 1 - 31, 2023
22nd Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition
Maple Ridge, Cambridge, NY
Friday, October 6, 3-7pm: Preview Party for artists, past buyers, sponsors
Saturday, October 7, noon-5pm: Public Opening
Sunday, October 8, noon-4: Gallery open to public
October 8 - 31: Virtual exhibit, all remaining works available to purchase online
Every year, the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT and Stowe, VT presents a juried exhibition called Land and Light and Water and Air; the show is made up of work by established landscape painters from all over New England. I've been following the work of many of the artists in Bryan Gallery for some time, and am honored to have a piece included on their walls.
I'm happy to announce that Woodland Mermaid, my watercolor painting depicting Shelving Rock Falls on the East side of Lake George, made it into the exhibit. Woodland Mermaid is part of a series of Lake George paintings I completed in early 2021 for a solo show that same year. It measures 14"x10" framed to 20"x16" and will be available for purchase through the gallery for $600.
My painting is in the selection of Land & Light works at Bryan Gallery's new location in Stowe, VT. The show opens on September 6 and runs to December 23, with a reception on September 14. For locations of both galleries and hours: www.bryangallery.org/
Very close to where I live lies a small old graveyard shaded by an enormous ancient sugar maple, the final resting place for a Revolutionary War veteran and members of his family.
I often wonder what the land I've lived on for the past 10 years looked like 50, 100, 200 or more years ago, being where it is, placed on the map of this country's history. And I think about all the people that inhabited this place over the centuries, settled, struggled, hunted and farmed here, established their families, lived and died here.
The tree is a living testimony to history and change, partly damaged by the ravages of time, somehow still standing with a full canopy of leaves. It has played a role in the ever-changing landscape, very likely being the progenitor of much of the sugar bush throughout the surrounding woodlands - a symbol of longevity and resilience.