3rd Annual Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour!

Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour, Adirondack, Studio Tour, Norte Maar

Norte Maar’s Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour returns for it’s third 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. Studios and art spaces will be open to the public Saturday + Sunday, July 15 + 16 from 10am to 4pm.

An opening reception for the artists and the public will be held on Friday, July 14 from 6-9pm at the Jay House (35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY). This opening celebration will be held in conjunction with the opening of Norte Maar’s 4th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay that features a regional exhibition of ceramics and a weekend of programs and demonstrations in clay.

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
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2017 Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour is supported in part by the Friends of Norte Maar, Ward Lumber, Lake Champlain Weekly, and Keene Arts.

2017 Participating Artists + Art Spaces:


Norte Maar @ The Jay House
Celebrating over a decade of creating, promoting and presenting collaborations among the visual, literary and performing 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, 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 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 | Hours: Summer open daily / Winter: Tues – Sat 10 to 5

Barbara Smith @ Buttons Buttons
A unique and extensive fiber studio located on the Village Green in Jay. Antique textiles and buttons, knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing, hooking and weaving. Open by chance or by appointment Spring, Summer and Fall.
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 at Swallowtail Studio
Custom built furniture influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.
522 Trumbulls Road, Jay, NY 12941
518-524-0078 | www.swallowtailstudio.com

Norman Jabuat @ 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 fused glass and metal clay jewelry designs. Some discounted seconds may be for sale.
@ Jay Craft Center, 12953 NYS Rt 9, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-7824 | www.jaycraftcenter.com

Sid Ward Jr.
Decorative wood cutting-boards in many sizes and styles made in my shop in my home. Proceeds will be donated to Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay.
670 Glen Road, Jay, NY 12941


Peter Bellamy @ Wells Memorial Library
In the 1970s Peter Bellamy photographed throughout Brooklyn with a large-format camera. He lives part-time with his wife in Upper Jay and exhibits widely. He also photographs the wilderness and has an ongoing playwright portrait project.
12230 NYS 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-2644 | www.peterbellamy.com | www.wellsmemoriallibrary.com

Kim Frank
Original stained glass panels and sun-catchers—trees, flowers, fairies, hummingbirds…
12197 Rte 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12981


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 lifes.
Rockwell Kent Studio at Asgaard Farm 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 Rte 9N, Main Street, Au Sable Forks, NY, 12912
518-335-4503 | www.tahawuscenter.org

L Post Rustics Inc
Custom one-of-a-kind art furniture, cabinetry and hand-carving designed and created by the Post Family. We love the Adirondack Rustic Furniture genre, but our work encompasses other styles as well–always in keeping with our regional flavor. Come visit our gallery as well (by appointment, please, since we are at work daily in our workshop).
2082 RT 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5114 | www.lpostrustics.com

Lesley R. Vidich / LRV Art Studio
Presenting recent works in tapestry weaving. Artworks also in mixed media, printmaking, painting & jewelry.
13497 Rt 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-637-1212  | lrvartstudio@gmail.com


Beatrice Bardin
Living in the North Country my work draws from my surroundings. Nature inspires me. Valuing a safe environment, I paint or print with water based and water soluble mediums.
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.
3 Market Street, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9916 | www.baldmountainrustics.com

Stephanie DeManuelle
Stephanie DeManuelle’s work-paintings, works on paper-are nature inspired, organic abstractions. Her subjects might be a piece of driftwood that she has ‘zoomed in’ on or gnarled river roots on the banks of the Au Sable River.
32 Laight Hall Lane, Keene Valley, NY 12943
917-676-9987 | www.stephaniedemanuelle.com

Bill Hall
Bill Hall’s outdoor sculptures are composed of welded metal and found objects. He also works with composites of wood, gauges and metal parts.
32 Laight Hall Lane, Keene Valley, NY, 12943
917-204-9551 | wmgh59@gmail.com

Amanda Harrington
Amanda has painted watercolor paintings of nature for over 35 yrs. Her paintings enhance private collections and her art shows can be viewed generally in the East coast year round. She lives in Lenox, Massachusetts.
21 Interbook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
413-329-7347 | mndyha@gmail.com

Edward Bear Miller
My paintings and drawings seek the place where humanity resides in wildness.
12 Lowrie Way (on Beede Lane), Keene Valley, NY 12943
202-812-3717 | www.EdwardBearMiller.com

Sid Miller
After a 30 year hiatus from painting in college at Skidmore I have resumed figurative landscape painting of mostly Adirondack landscapes and wildlife which are most dear to me.
21 Interbook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
802-238-8702 | stm4@comcast.net

Frank Owen
Abstract paintings and works on paper by this artist who has been painting in Keene Valley since 1959.
49 Adirondack Street, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-569-4203 | Hours: Sat and Sun 10a-4p

Wendy Sheasby
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 Valley, 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 Rte 9N, Keene Valley, NY, 12943
845-706-7025  | www.simplysamdesigns.com

Eliza Twichell
Eliza Twichell is an abstract painter who also makes automata-mechanical boxes with animated, hand carved figures, in humorous scenes- which often include a dog. She splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Keene Valley.
21 Interbook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-999 | etwichell@me.com

Cinda T. Longstreth
Works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and graphite. Has been exhibiting in Keene Valley since 1967 her work is in collections throughout the United State and Europe. She focuses on scenes of the Adirondacks and the South Western United States.
41 Lowrie Way (off Beede Lane), Keene Valley, NY 12943


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 its own dynamics just as nature does.
141 Hulls Falls Road #120, Keene, NY 12942
438-239-7532 | monica.bradbury@gmail.com

Bruce Gundersen
Bruce Gundersen presents his unique rustic home furnishings, intricately made lamps, picture frames and clocks. Printed cloth panels of Southeast Asian inspired images will also be featured.
47 Hurricane Road, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-2015 | www.brucegundersen.com

A ceramic arts center, gallery and farm offering classes, workshops, and residencies in the arts, food and sustainable farming.
501 Hurricane Road, Keene, NY 12942
518-242-6535 | www.craigardan.org



Kate Sears / The Implied Line
Fantasy and pop culture have been major influence on my work.  My special fx and theater background have given me the time to develop a passion for creative product design.  The opportunity to use a common material for something it was never intended brings me joy!
5748 Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
412-867-9105 | etsy.theimpliedline.com

Meg Stone
My studio is right on our farm. I make goat’s milk soap from our goats, wool items from the wool of our sheep as well as hand woven baskets and originally designed notecards (please no dogs).
2103 Haselton Rd, Wilmington, NY 12997

Jeri Wright at Natural Expressions
Natural Expressions by Jeri Wright are her award-winning photographic images captured over several decades in the Adirondacks, across the USA and its neighbors, and in Europe.
23 Indian Rock Road, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2658 | jeriwright@frontiernet.net

Heidi Gero
A passionate and deeply personal viewpoint of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center through the eyes of an artist.  Take this opportunity to view this collection of artwork and wander the paths of the Refuge.  Paintings in oils/mixed media.
977 Springfield Road, Wilmington NY  12997
518-572-6684 | gero312@charter.net

2017 Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour Sponsors:

Lead Sponsors:

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

Keene Arts
Presenting “23 artists of the Atea Ring Gallery” opening July 20
Exhibition is on view from July 20 thru Aug 20
Old Methodist Church, NYS Rte 73, Keene, NY 12943
914-309-7095 | Summer Hours: Thurs- Sun 1-5pm

Media Sponsors:

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

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



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 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

Adirondack Spruce Lodge
Located at the base of Whiteface Mountain, Adirondack Spruce Lodge is a boutique hotel at the foot of the iconic peak that offers a luxurious retreat in the rugged wilderness. You’ll find only the most comfortable amenities in each of our 11 well-appointed rooms and extended service to enhance your unforgettable stay.
5675 NYS Rte 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-8232 | www.adirondacksprucelodge.com

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
977 Springfield Rd. Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2428 | www.adirondackwildlife.org

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 & Dairy is an Animal Welfare Approved farm with a goat dairy and creamery at its core.  We milk a herd of Alpine, Nubian and Saanen goats that currently numbers 55.  Award-winning farmstead cheeses have been produced here since the dairy’s inception in 2008.  In addition to the goats, we raise grass-fed beef cattle as well as pastured layers, broilers and pigs.  We are also part of the American Tree Farm system and sustainably manage adjoining woodlands to produce logs for cut lumber, firewood and wood chips.
74 Asgaard Way, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-646-5754 | Hours: Thurs, 2pm-6pm, Sat, 10am-2pm

Ausable Brewing Company
It doesn’t get any better than local unfiltered brews! Ausable Brewing Company brews a variety of craft beers as well as sodas in small batches with an emphasis on local ingredients and local economy.
765 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville, NY
518-900-2739 | www.ausablebrewing.com

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. Call us to help find your perfect Adirondack property.
Valley Road & NYS Rte 86, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-2600 | www.bastraightrealestate.com

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.
3 Market Street, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9916 | www.baldmountainrustics.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 | Cedar Run Wine & Spirits
We feature soup and sandwiches to go, hard to find food items, fresh baked goods, take n’ bake homemade meals, local farm cheeses and meats, wine fro any occasion, and much more! “A Modern Market with Grandmother’s Charm.”
2 Gristmill Lane, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9929 | www.cedarrunbakery.com

Dee’s Hair & Nail Salon
We are a full service salon: cuts + colors, highlights + perms, keratin smoothing treatments, manicures + pedicures. Walk-ins are welcome if time is available.
14233 Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912

Devins Garage & Deli
Your local hometown garage and deli. General repairs, towing, gas, NYS Cheddar 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

Hometown Deli & Bakery
2486 NYS Rte 9W, 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
518-946-7824 | www.jemsgroup.com

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 Valley Lodge
Located in the High Peaks Village of Keene Valley, we have been the home away from home for artists, hikers, climbers, paddlers and skiiers for over 18 Years. Offering cozy rooms, hearty breakfasts, and fascinating fellow guests.
1834 Rte 73, Keene Valley NY 12943
518-576-2003 | www.keenvalleylodge.com

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

Owls Head Rustics
We design and build authentic Adirondack furniture. Large selections in home furnishings, rugs, lighting, bedding, and gifts. Open year round in the Heart of the High Peaks.
3345 Rte 73, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9588 | www.ohrf.com

Rivermede Farm Market
Since 1906, Rivermede Farm has been in integral part of Keene Valley. The farm raises vegetables, small fruits, greenhouse crops, chickens, and maple syrup. The Farm Market, located on Rte 73, is open year round and features locally grown produce and meats, maple products, baked goods, and much more! Take out lunch can be enjoyed on our deck or picnic tables. Hot meals are offered every week from 4-6pm for Take Out Tuesday.
1925 Rte 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-2021 | Open Daily May-Dec: 8-6pm / Jan-Apr: Fri-Mon 9-5, Tues 9-6

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

SubAlpine Coffee
Founded in 2015, SubAlpine Coffee is a community café providing specialty coffee and high quality homemade bakery, breakfast, and lunch to lovers of the mountains, wilderness, wellness and the greater Adirondack Park. Whether the Adirondacks are your home or your getaway, you are welcome to join us in our hub to the amazing world of specialty coffee and wholesome food.
1767 NYS Rte 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-930-4645 | www.subalpinecoffee.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 the 2nd floor Windows Gallery.
14234 Rt 9N, Main St, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
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, 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

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