BluSeed’s juried exhibition winners

SARANAC LAKE – BluSeed Studios recently announced the winners of our second annual juried art competition, “Abstraction,” which opened on Jan. 24.

Works in the abstract in a variety of media were submitted by area artists and selected by this year’s juror, Linda Sweeney.

A total of 45 works are on exhibition, and five were awarded prizes at the opening reception on Jan. 24: best of show, first place, first honorable mention and two honorable mentions.

Best in show went to Ken Wiley for his oil painting, “Homage to Rinehardt and Kline.”

First place was awarded to Jess Collins for her untitled graphite work.

First honorable mention went to Barry Lobdell for his photo titled “Blue and Green.” Honorable mentions include Julia Holmes for her fusion work, “3 Coins in the Bat,” and Peter Shrope for his two piece ceramic work with Adirondack Rockware original glazes, “Sibling Rivalry, The Introvert and the Extrovert.”

In addition, this year a “Peoples’ Choice Award” was voted on by attendees of the opening reception. Artist, Andrew Cziraki won with his acrylic on Masonite work titled, “Transcendence of the Planes of Reality.”

“Abstraction” will run through Feb. 23.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment.

BluSeed Studios is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide space where artistshave the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community.