Art Exhibit at the Remington

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The Frederic Remington Art Museum announces the opening of its 2024 Members’ Juried Art Exhibition with a public reception on Saturday, May 18, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. During the reception, admission to the Remington Museum is free, and all are welcome to come and meet the artists, see their excellent work, and have some fun at the Museum.

For this year’s exhibition, the Remington Museum received 80 images submitted by 31 artists who are members of the Museum. Some of these artists have been exhibiting at the Remington since the Museum began doing juried art exhibits in 2001, and some started participating more recently. The Museum is proud to play a meaningful role in the artistic lives of its members, and is deeply grateful for their membership support.

Upcoming artist-in-residence Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders served as juror for the exhibit. She selected 38 works to be in the exhibition. She also selected three artworks to receive awards: a “best in show” prize of $100, second place prize of $75, and a third place prize of $50. The prizes will be announced at 3:00 pm during the opening reception on May 18.

Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders states, “It was an honor to be a juror for the Remington Museum’s Members’ Juried Art Exhibit. I was truly awed by the incredibly diverse art presented for this show. The innate human drive to create art transcends boundaries, serving as a universal language to convey beliefs and articulate insights into the human condition. For artists, their craft is not merely a form of expression but a testament to their identity, leaving an indelible mark that captures their essence in the present moment. As I immersed myself in their works I felt privileged to glimpse into the unique creative journey of each artist.” She continues, “To all the artists who submitted their work, congratulations, and heartfelt gratitude. Your submissions exemplified originality, artistic flair, and often remarkable technical prowess.”

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An additional “Public’s Choice” prize will be awarded based on an open vote during the exhibit, both at the Museum and online at www.fredericremington.org. The cut-off for voting is September 7. The prize, a museum wrapped canvas reproduction of Evening in the Desert. Navajoes by Frederic Remington, 1905-1906, will be awarded at the Museum after the close of the exhibit and tallying of votes. One vote per person, please.

The exhibit will be on view in the Museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery & Torrey Family Gallery and online at www.fredericremington.org. Many of the works on display will be for sale. One third of the proceeds benefits the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist.

The artists in the exhibition are: Deborah Baldino (Gouverneur, NY), Peter Basta (Carthage, NY), Brad Byrd (Landers, CA), Sharon H.J. Cheng (Potsdam, NY), Steven Cobb (Massena, NY), Carolyn Cook (Massena, NY), Louise T. Currin (Hadley, MA), Aimee Douglass (Massena, NY), Ashlee Guiles (Oswegatchie, NY), Vicky Hollis (Lisbon, NY), Kathleen Hyde (Lisbon, NY), Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda (South Colton, NY), Ann Larsen (Edinburg, NY), Gary Larsen (Edinburg, NY), Diane Leifheit (Paul Smiths, NY), Barry Lobdell (Saranac Lake, NY), Brenda Maxson (Gouverneur, NY), Jennifer McAdam (Churchville, NY), Douglas McDonald (Ogdensburg, NY), Janell McNeil (Ogdensburg, NY), Marc Montroy (Lisbon, NY), Lynda Mussen (Peru, NY), Sandra Nestlerode-Hale (Colton, NY), Beverly Patchin (Lisbon, NY), Paul N. Pedersen (Hermon, NY), Lynne Reichhart (Rome, NY), Thomas Robarge (Ogdensburg, NY), Kristen L. Rozelle (Norwood, NY), Terry Sametz (Ottawa, ON), Eleanor Sweeney (Saranac Lake, NY), and Larry Zuckerman (Potsdam, NY).

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This year’s juror and upcoming artist-in-residence at the Remington Museum, Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders, a member of the Bear Clan of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Territory, has a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s in education that turned into a 25-year career in education as a teacher, director, Indigenous content curriculum writer, and school principal. After retiring in 2007, she returned to her roots as an artist focusing on writing and photography. Her work has been acquired by the New York State Museum; Adirondack Experience, the Museum at Blue Mountain Lake; and St. Lawrence University.

Kaniehtonkie is also an award-winning photographer. Among other awards, she earned first and second place at the prestigious Adirondack Mohawk and Abenaki Art Markets in 2018 and 2019. In 2021, she had a one-woman show at the Native North American Traveling College, in 2022, she won second place in the juried Ganondagan Museum’s Hodinöhsö:ni′ Art Show in photography, and in 2024 had a one-woman show at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University. As proud Ista of four children and twelve grandchildren, she is currently the editor of Indian Time newspaper.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Frederic Remington Art Museum expands and deepens appreciation and understanding of Remington’s work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant. It is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works.

Museum hours through May 14 are Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

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Summer hours begin on May 15: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 12 to 4pm.

More information about the Museum and this event can be found online at fredericremington.org.

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