NM announces the 2nd Annual Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour

Norte Maar, Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour, Keene, Keene Valley, Upper Jay, Jay, Wilimington, Au Sable Forks, art, gallery, Adirondack

Norte Maar’s Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour returns for it’s second year featuring artist studios and art spaces that feature a wide range of creative artists living and working in the townships of the Au Sable River Valley including Keene Valley, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Wilmington and Au Sable Forks. The Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour was created to offer the public an opportunity to be invited into the working spaces of artists in the Au Sable River Valley and to have an authentic experience visiting these working artists.

An opening reception for the artists and the public will be held on Friday, July 15 from 6-9pm at the Jay House (35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY). This opening celebration will be held in conjunction with Norte Maar’s 3rd Annual Jay Invitational of Clay that features a regional exhibition of ceramics and a weekend of programs and demonstrations in clay. Studios and art spaces will be open to the public Saturday + Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

The Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour is presented by Norte Maar in collaboration with Jay Craft Center, Young’s Studio & Gallery and Stoneledge Pottery

2015 Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour is supported in part by funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Norte Maar, Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour

2016 Participating Artists + Art Spaces:



Norte Maar @ The Jay House
Celebrating over a decade of creating, promoting and presenting collaborations in the arts connecting emerging artistic communities and foster the imaginative energy in us all. Presenting the 3rd Annual Jay Invitational of Clay.
35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY 12941
646-361-8512 | Hours: by appointment only

Cheri Cross & Lee Kazanas @ Jay Craft Center
Creating and selling handmade one-of-a-kind stoneware and porcelain pottery since 1980. Gallery also features jewelry, fine art, photography, wooden children’s toys, books and work by other local artists.
12953 NYS Rte 9N, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-7824 | Summer Hours: Open Daily, 10am-5pm / Call for seasonal hours

Sue & Terry Young @ Young’s Studio & Gallery
Oil paintings, etchings, silk scarves, unique book bindings by Terry plus functional and sculptural works in clay by Sue. Wood work, photography, fiber, jewelry and stained glass by local artists. Living and working as artists in the Adirondacks for over 30 years.
6588 NYS Rte 86, Jay NY 12941
518-946-7301 | Summer Hours: Open Daily, 10am-5pm / Winter: Tues – Sat 10am-5pm

Barbara Smith @ Buttons Buttons
Unique and antique vintage fabrics, trims, buttons and findings.
9 John Fountain Road, Jay, NY 12941
518-524-4429 | www.buttonsbuttons.com

Bill Evans
Landscape paintings, prints, wall assemblages & assorted drawings. Present location since 2006.
12984 NYS Rte 9N, Jay, NY 12941
518-586-1660 | www.wbevansart.com

Wayne Ignatuk @ Swallowtail Studio
Custom built furniture influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.
522 Trumbulls Road, Jay, NY 12941
518-524-0078 | www.swallowtailstudio.com

Norman Jabaut @ The Jay House
Sculptures and other found assemblages.
35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY 12941
646-724-3948 | www.normanjabaut.org

Joe Kahn @ Buttons Buttons
As the Nordic Ski School director at Mt. Van Hoevenberg for 20 yrs, Kahn’s work reflects his love of the area and the activities it offers. Watercolors featuring dramatic Adirondack scenery and related sports.
9 John Fountain Rd, Jay, NY 12941

Lauren McGovern – Beads from the Barn
As a guest artist at The Jay Craft Center, Lauren will showcase and demo fused glass and metal clay jewelry designs. Some discounted “seconds” may be for sale.
@ Jay Craft Center, 12953 NYS Rte 9, Jay, NY, 12941
518-946-7824 | www.jaycraftcenter.com



Heidi Gero, Audrey Godlewski & Patty Tender @ Wells Memorial Library
“3” Artists, Friends, Backgrounds, Styles, Personal Journeys, and Interpretations.  We are excited to share with you a diverse collection of oil paintings.
Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Rte 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-2644 | www.wellsmemoriallibrary.com

Kim Frank at River Glass Studio
Stained glass panels and sun catchers.
12197 NYS Rte 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12981



Norte Maar’s Pop Up @ The Mintzer’s
The creative team of Norte Maar takes over storefront in downtown Au Sable Forks to present an eclectic curation of local and regional artists.
14218 NYS Rte 9N, Main Street, Au Sable Forks, NY, 12912
646-361-8512 | www.nortemaar.org

CAVE @ Tahawus Center
An exhibition of works by New York City based artists Alessandro Keegan, Mike Kenney, JJ Manford, Albeliza Perez, Elisa Soliven, and Zach Ziemann. Curated by local artist Mike Yaniro.
Tahawus Center, 14234 Main St, Ground Flr, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5950 | www.tahawuscenter.org

Connie & Susan Cassevaugh @ Asgaard Farm
The Cassevaugh sisters will present oils and watercolors in Rockwell Kent’s former studio. Susan is well known for her Adirondack themes. Connie, for her realistic still life painting.
Asgaard Farm, 74 Asgaard Way, AuSable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-8614 | www.asgaardfarm.com

Kyle Gero @ Tahawus Center
Portraits and landscapes in the realist/impressionist style.
14234 NYS Rte 9N, Main Street, 2nd flr, Au Sable Forks, NY, 12912
518-647-5950 | www.tahawuscenter.org

L Post Rustics Inc
Custom one-of-a-kind Adirondack rustic art furniture cabinetry, and hand-carving created by the Post Family.
2056 NYS Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5114 | www.lpostrustics.com

Gilles Lamarche
Work ranges from invented constructions, abstracts, landscapes, and figures rendered in paint, and drawings. I am a retired publication Art Director / Teacher active in creating art for the last fifty years.
448 Sheldrake Rd, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
954-873-4903 | www.gilles.fineartstudioonline.com

Lesley R. Vidich / LRV Art Studio
Presenting recent works in tapestry weaving. Artworks also in mixed media, printmaking, painting & jewelry.
518-647-8752 | lrvartstudio@gmail.com



Beatrice Bardin
I am inspired by nature, the woods around me in Keene Valley. I love working with the water and colors on the paper to make an image.
62 Porter Mill Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9582 | www.beatricebardin.com

Steve Bowers & John Monroe @ Bald Mountain Rustics
Design and build free form high-end rustic furniture made from roots, twigs and slabs, with a focus on sculpted chairs and root based tables.
11 Market Street, Keene Valley, NY, 12943
518-576-9916 | www.baldmountainrustics.com

Cinda T. Longstreth
Works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and graphite.
41 Lowrie Way (off Bede Lane), Keene Valley, NY 12943

Edward Bear Miller
Taking notes from the playbooks of Courbet and Van Gogh, Edward Bear Miller makes oil paintings and works on paper that celebrate wildness enduring in the Anthropocene era.
12 Lowrie Way (on Beede Lane), Keene Valley, NY  12943
202-812-3717 | www.edwardbearmiller.com

Wendy Sheasby @ Keene Valley Library
Wendy is an abstract painter and member of the High Peaks Artists and expanding her horizons to open her personal family works to you. She also exhibits at Heidi’s Studio near Woodstock, NY, and has lived in Keene Valley year round.
Keene Valley Library, 10151 NYS Rte 9N, Keene, NY, 12943

Samantha Stytzer @ Keene Valley Library
Wood burning is a remarkable form of art, touching so many of the senses. Whether decorative or functional, my work is rooted in the simple beauty found in nature and life.
Keene Valley Library, 10151 NYS Rt 9N, Keene, NY, 12943
845-706-7025 | www.simplysamdesigns.com

Frank Owen
Abstract paintings and works on paper by this renowned artist who has been painting in Keene Valley since 1959.
49 Adirondack Street, Keene Valley, NY 1294
518-569-4203 | Hours: by appointment



Keene Arts
Rotating exhibitions throughout the summer. On view through August 21: Harold Weston: Beyond The Known, rare works by this historic figure on loan from the Harold Weston Foundation.
Old Methodist Church, NYS Rte 73, Keene, NY 12943
914-309-7095 | Summer Hours: Thurs-Sun, 1-5pm / Call for seasonal hours

Monica Bradbury
I am a landscape painter because I can never resist the challenge of translating the energy and life of the Natural world onto its antithesis, a flat rectangular surface. In other words, creating my own world that runs on it’s own dynamics just as nature does.
141 Hulls Falls Road, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9914 | Hours: TBD



Wendy Hall @ Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Animal imagery. Works in pastels.
977 Springfield Rd, Wilmington, NY
914-715-7620 | www.adirondackwildlife.org

Janice Miller – Seams Perfect
Custom sewing and alterations. Handmade bags, pillows, sachets, etc. An accomplished stain glass artist. Demonstrating stained glass window assembly and sandblasted etching techniques. Adirondack designs.
5716 NYS Rte 86 (behind Wilmington Post Office), Wilmington, NY 12997

Meg Stone
My studio is located on our farm in Wilmington. I make goat’s milk soap from our goats, wool items from the wool of our sheep and hand woven baskets and originally designed notecards (please no dogs).
2103 Haselton Rd, Wilmington, NY



2016 Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour Sponsors:

Lake Champlain Weekly
The region’s magazine in newsprint serving New York, Vermont and Quebec since 2000. Official media sponsor of Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour.
4701 US Rte 9, Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Ward Lumber
4th generation family owned company serving the North Country for over 125 years. Quality, service and value since 1890. Lead sponsor of the Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour.
697 Glenn Road, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-2216 | www.wardlumber.com

20 Main Tavern
Your friendly neighborhood pub with Happy Hour daily and live music every Friday night and Saturday afternoon. During the warmer months, enjoy the river and sunset in our beautiful outback.
14231 NYS Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY
518-647-5869 | www.the20main.com

ADK Cafe
A delicious kitchen in the heart of the Adirondacks, creates cafe-made dishes with locally sourced ingredients.
2837 NYS Rte 73, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9111 | www.theadkcafe.com

Adirondack Life Magazine
Published since 1970, Adirondack Life Magazine explores the region’s people, places, wildlife, history and public issues, and gives readers insider tips on outdoor recreation, from hiking and canoeing to ice-climbing and back-country skiing. The Magazine is based in Jay, NY.
PO Box 410, 12961 NYS Rte 9N, Jay, NY 12941

Adirondack Realty
Family owned company serving the real estate needs of Buyers and Sellers in the High Peaks-Lake Champlain region since 1935!
1774 NYS Rte 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9840 | www.adkrealty.com

The Alpaca Shoppe
“A Unique Little Shoppe in a Unique Little Town.” We feature alpaca sweaters, socks, hats, gloves, stuffed animals, yarns and accessories. Everything we sell is soft, warm and cuddly!
13036 NYS Rte 9N, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-7886 | www.alpacashoppe.com

Asgaard Farm & Dairy
Asgaard Farm and Dairy is a family owned and operated farm that produces farmstead cheeses and other dairy, meat, poultry and vegetables for the local community. The farm is set on 1,500 acres of organic fields and second growth forests in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, just outside the village of Au Sable Forks. Grains are grown for flour produced in our local mill and feed to our animals. We harvest logs for the local sawmill under American Tree Farm Certification.
74 Asgaard Way, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-646-5754 | Hours: Thurs, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm

BA Straight Real Estate LLC
B.A. Straight Real Estate is located in the Historic Town of Jay with an extensive working knowledge of the local area. All us to help find your perfect Adirondack property.
Valley Road & NYS Rte 86, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-2600 | www.bastraightrealestate.com

The Birch Store
In the spirit of a general store, there is a bit of everything in this shop which has served Keene Valley since the 1890s; delights for men, women, babies, pets and home.
1778 Main Str, Keene Valley NY, 12943
518-576-4561 | www.thebirchstore.com

Brookside Motel
Located on the East Branch of the Au Sable River in Upper Jay, NY, we offer comfortable affordable rooms with full kitchens and two baths and a great hostess!
7 Springfield Rd, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-8369 | www.brooksidemotorinn.com

Candy Man / ADK Chocolates
Handcrafting chocolates in the Adirondack Mountains since 1977. Stop by our Wilmington location at our factory store to see everything being made. Also in Lake Placid on main street.
5680 NYS Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12941
800-232-4626 | www.adirondackchocolates.com

Cedar Run Bakery & Market and Cedar Run Wine & Spirits
We carry hard to find food items, fresh baked goods, homemade meals, local farm products, wine for any occasion, and much more. “A Modern Market with Grandmother’s Charm.”
2 Gristmill Lane, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9929 | www.cedarrunbakery.com

Corscaden Barn Gallery
Supporting the artist of all kinds since 1971 our gallery features contemporary fine art, Adirondack landscapes, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Please find more information on Facebook.
58 Beers Bridge Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943

The Country Bear
This family diner, nestled in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks serves up a fine Breakfast and a filling lunch. Come see our full line of baked goods daily. We also take special orders from our bakery for all your occasions.
5830 NYS Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2691 | Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 7Am-2PM

Devins Garage & Deli
Your local hometown garage and deli. General repairs, towing, gas, NYS Cheddar Cheese Store, subs and deli meats.
13024 NYS Rte 9N, Jay, NY 12941
Garage: 518-946-7285 | Deli: 518-946-2235
Hours: Mon-Sat, 8AM-5:30PM

Feek Pharmacy
Your hometown pharmacy.
14223 NYS Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912

The Hungry Trout
Located in the heart of the beautiful Northern Adirondack Mountains, our resort features spacious accommodations, gourmet and pub dining rooms, spectacular views and access to some of the best world class outdoor adventure recreation anywhere.
5239 NYS Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2217 | www.hungrytrout.com

Jay Entertainment & Music Society
A community-minded organization since 1987, organizing music, workshops and entertainment on the Village Green and in the Amos & Julia Ward Theatre in Jay.
15 Parkside Drive, Jay, NY 12941

Joy Walking Gardens
We have almost 4 acres of perennial gardens, and ½ miles of scenic paths with approximately 150 varieties of hosta and daylilies for sale at all times.
293 Rolling Mill Hill Rd, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912

Keene Arts
Rotating exhibitions and special events throughout the summer.
Old Methodist Church, NYS Rte 73, Keene, NY 12943
914-309-7095 | Summer Hours: Thurs- Sun 1-5pm

Ledge Rock at Whiteface
The Ledge Rock is nestled on a hill directly across from Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, and only a few scenic miles from the Bobsled Run, Ski Jumping Complex, Ice Skating Arena and Lake Placid. Be at the center of the many sporting events and activities that have earned Whiteface the reputation as “The Winter Sports Capital of The World.”
5078 NYS Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
(518) 946-2302 | www.ledgerockmotel.com

Little Super Market
Mobil Gas & Diesel pumps! Wilmington’s one-stop shop. Full grocery, full service hot & cold deli, ice cold beer & soda. Fishing & Hunting supplies, Adirondack souvenirs.
5794 NYS Rt. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2274 | www.littlesupermarketonline.com

Mad River Tavern & Pizza Co.
A restaurant and bar with amazing burgers, steaks and of course our handmade pizza. Kinda like a Nashville Juke Joint live music and people dancing about. 12 craft brews on tap, whiskey scotch and cocktails.
14224 NYS Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912

Rooster Comb Inn & Rustic Store
Building rustic furniture for the home and garden since 1998, specializing in custom rustic pieces including unique root chairs, lamps, dining tables, Westport chairs, arbors, benches and other garden related rustic creations.
3 Market Street, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9916 | www.roostercombinn.com

Running Horse Farm
Horses, Fine Art, & Polled Hereford Cattle. Visit our website to learn more about our services and our very special Adirondack farm.
116 Stickney Bridge Rd. Jay, NY 12941
518-537-5246 | www.runninghorsefarmusa.com

Sugar House Creamery
Sugar House Creamery is a raw milk dairy and farmstead creamery tucked away in the high peaks of the Adirondack Park. Small by design, we dedicate ourselves to the preservation of milk and the production of a food worthy of its ingredients.
18 Sugar House Way, Jay, NY 12941

Tahawus Center
Described as “an exciting new gem of a space,” by the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, Tahawus Center serves Au Sable Forks and surrounding region with space where the art world and the village community engage with innovative projects.  Dance, yoga, and theater activities are offered in the 3rd floor Cloudsplitter Studio.  Art and education enrichment activities are held in our storefront Window Gallery and 2nd floor.
14234 Rt 9N, Main St, Au Sable Forks, NY
646-734-7151 | www.tahawuscenter.org

Upper Jay Art Center / The Recovery Lounge
Founded by Scott and Byron Renderer in 2005, The Upper Jay Art Center is a place to enjoy music, theater, and visual art. In 2008, it incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and, with a wink and a nod the brothers, upholsterers by trade, they named the performance space The Recovery Lounge. Over the past decade, the Lounge has become an essential gathering place in the Au Sable River Valley, bringing an eclectic array of professional musicians to this rural corner of the Northeast Adirondacks throughout the year and staging plays by classic and contemporary playwrights, acted by an ever expanding troupe of local talent.
12198 NYS Rte 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-8315 | www.upperjayartcenter.org

Whiteface Mt. Regional Visitors Bureau
Your source for fun and recreation in the Adirondacks. Make sure and join us September 10th for the Festival of the Colors!
5753 NYS Rt 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2255 | www.whitefaceregion.com

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