Fenimore hosted its sixteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational on Saturday, August 12. Eight awards were presented including the prestigious Fenimore Award which represents “best of show”–won by printmaker Matthias Kern of Andes, New York.

Art by the Lake 2023 award winners:

Fenimore Award (best in show) – Matthias Kern (Andes, New York)

Photography Award – Kathryn DeZur (Oneonta)

The Painting Award – Marie Sanderson (Ithaca)

2D/Mixed Media Award – Sonoka Fukuma Gozelski (West Edmeston)

Sculpture/3D Award – John Jackson (Jefferson)

Painter’s Award (best use of color) – Karen Cooper (Duanesburg)
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors

Judges’s Award (best painting technique) – Alex Roediger (Brooklyn)
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors

Viewer’s Choice Award – Kate Sullivan (Cooperstown)

Call for Artists for 2024

Fenimore Art Museum will accept submissions in 2024 for our annual summer art show, Art by the Lake. The event will take place in August 2024 on the museum’s expansive back lawn overlooking Otsego Lake.

Painters, photographers, and sculptors are invited to submit their work. Selected artists will have the opportunity to display, demonstrate, and sell their art during the event.  Awards will be presented featuring cash prizes.

Learn more and fill out an Artist’s Packet here! (coming in early 2024)


Printmaker Matthias Kern of Andes, New York (left), winner of the Fenimore Award, stands with his work at Fenimore Art Museum’s sixteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational that took place Saturday, August 12 in Cooperstown.

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