A Call for Artists!

Fenimore Art Museum is currently accepting artist submissions for its annual juried summer art invitational, Art by the Lake, taking place Saturday, August 10. 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. The application deadline is May 31, 2024 (5:00pm). Applications received after this date will not be considered. A non-refundable $15 application fee is required upon submission. Click here to apply and get more information.


Fenimore hosted its sixteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational on Saturday, August 12, 2023. 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)


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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