Announcing the Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour 2018

Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour, Norte MaarNorte Maar’s Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour returns for its fourth 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 14 + 15 from 10am to 4pm.

An opening reception for the artists and the public will be held on Friday, July 13 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 5th 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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2018 Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour is supported in part by the Friends of Norte Maar, Ward Lumber, Lake Champlain Weekly and Keene Arts.


2018 Participating Artists + Art Spaces:


JAY

Norte Maar at 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 fostering the imaginative energy in us all. Presenting the 5th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay.
35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY 12941
646-361-8512 | Hours: by appointment only
www.nortemaar.org

Cheri Cross and Lee Kazanas at 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
www.jaycraftcenter.com

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 10am-5pm
www.youngsgallery.com

Bill Evans
Abstract and realistic landscape paintings; prints, mixed-media work, 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 Jabaut at The Jay House
Sculptures and other found assemblages.
35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY 12941
646-724-3948 | www.normanjabaut.org

Lauren McGovern at Jay Craft Center
As a guest artist at The Jay Craft Center, Lauren (Beads from the Barn) 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

Kate Sears at Young’s Studio & Gallery
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!
6588 NYS Rte 86, Jay, NY 12941
412-867-9105 | www.etsy.com/people/theimpliedline

Sid Ward
Now in my 17th year of creating practical and decorative wood cutting boards in many sizes and styles made in my home workshop. Proceeds to benefit a local non-profit: Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay will be this year’s recipient.
670 Glen Road, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-2636

Jeri Wright at The Jay House
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.
35 Randy’s Lane, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-2658 | jeriwrig@frontiernet.net


UPPER JAY

Cyndy Barbone
Figurative woven works in linen that explore connections between contemporary culture and ancient Greek ideals. Also showing handsewn hats made with upcycled clothing and vintage trims.
62 Springfield Road, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-744-0563 | www.cyndybarbone.com

Dan Christoffel
Figurative and portrait artist whose many paintings and drawings explore the American experience from the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Other works include portraiture in terracotta and mixed media.
Old Methodist Church, Upper Jay, NY 12987
www.danchristoffel.com

Susan Hoffer
My paintings explore themes of politics and place, using strong light and richly rendered brush strokes. Also on view are studies for sky paintings commissioned by the recently restored Saranac Lake Hotel.
62 Springfield Road, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-419-5125 | susanhofferpaintings.com

Scott Renderer at Upper Jay Art Center
Known locally as a theatre artist, Scott will offer a rare glimpse of recent figurative and still life oil paintings in the 3rd floor gallery of the Recovery Lounge.
12198 Rt 9N, 3rd Floor, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-6074 | www.upperjayartcenter.org


AU SABLE FORKS

Kyle Gero at 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

Heidi Gero at Tahawus Center
Passionate and deeply personal viewpoints of the Adirondacks captured in paintings in oils and mixed media.
14234 Rte 9N, Main Street, Au Sable Forks, NY, 12912
518-572-6684 | www.tahawuscenter.org

Gilles Lamarche at Tahawus Center
Works in oils, acrylics, and watercolors of traditional landscapes to modern abstracts.
14234 Rte 9N, Main Street, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
954-873-4903 | www.tahawuscenter.org

Kim Hildreth / Adirondack Originals
Paintings and prints of the ADK and its wildlife within. Being shown at my log cabin project at:
740 Hazen Road, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-524-2044

The Post Family / L Post Rustics
Our family creates Adirondack rustic art furniture and wood carvings. We are inspired by nature to produce heirloom art pieces as well as casual and fun rustic designs.
Workshop Address: 2082 RT 9N (Rustic Lane), Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5114 | www.lpostrustics.com

Lesley R. Vidich / LRV Art Studio
Presenting recent works in mixed media/collage, printmaking, fiberarts & jewelry.
13497 Rt 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-1212  | lrvartstudio@gmail.com


KEENE VALLEY

Steve Bowers and 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

The Corscaden Barn Gallery
Established by Martha Corscaden in 1971, The Corscaden Barn Gallery supports young local talent. It also exhibits a wide range of award winning contemporary artists.
58 Beers Bridge Way, Keene Valley, New York 12943
518-576-9850 | https://www.facebook.com/kvartbarn/

Stephanie DeManuelle
Stephanie DeManuelle is inspired by the turbulence and sense of primal life in the Adirondack woods. She often zooms in on a piece of driftwood or images of gnarled river roots in her paintings and drawings.
32 Laight Hall Lane, Keene Valley, NY 12943
917-676-9987 | www.stephaniedemanuelle.com

Bill Hall
Bill Hall’s outdoor sculptures of large scale welded steel incorporate found industrial materials. His indoor pieces use unusual tree formations coupled also with found elements.
32 Laight Hall Lane, Keene Valley, NY, 12943
917-204-9551 | wmgh59@gmail.com

Amanda Harrington
Featuring watercolors of historic structures in seasonal settings and local flora.
21 Interbrook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
413-329-7347 | mndyha@gmail.com

Ann and Margaret Hearden at Keene Valley Porch Studio
New to the area! Ann spins sheep and alpaca wool to create yarns and fiber products. Margaret paints original acrylic paintings of nature and people.
1775 NYS Rte 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943
920-246-7548 | kvporchstudio@gmail.com

Sid Miller
Working primarily in oils my representational paintings are my favorite things. Landscapes and animals encountered in everyday life primarily in the Adirondacks and Vermont will be on view.
21 Interbrook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
802-238-8702

Frank Owen
Abstract paintings and works on paper by this established artist who has been painting in Keene Valley since 1959.
49 Adirondack Street, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-569-4203 | Hours: by prior appointment

Eliza Twichell
Eliza Twichell makes automata – mechanical devices that portray scenes with people and animals. Powered by the viewer turning a crank, the creatures move and interact in funny or serious ways.
21 Interbrook Way (up John’s Brook Road), Keene Valley, NY 12943
914-475-3786


KEENE

Keene Arts
Keene Arts is a multi-purpose art center serving the community of Keene, Keene Valley, and the High Peaks. Offering venues in cinema, theater, music, art, and lectures, Keene Arts brings people together to experience all forms of artist expression. Opening Jul 12 thru Aug 5: Gary Casagrain, Rachel Finn, Cinda Longstreth, James Prosek, Michael Ringer, Rebecca Weston with additional works by Linda Fisher, Matt Horner, Pat Kirmer, Frank Owen, Pieter Vanderbeck, and Harold Weston.
Old Methodist Church, NYS 73, Keene, NY 12943
914-309-7095 | Summer Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-5pm
www.facebook.com/KeeneArts

Alice K. Boardman
Photographs that celebrate the beauty of nature… foliage, water, rocks, and mountains predominate. Abstraction and realism merge in original, imaginative images. Layered and manipulated photo collages as well.
15 Red Fox Way, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9253

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 (just off 9N), Keene, NY 12943
518-576-2015 | www.brucegundersen.com

R.L. & Karen Stolz / Vertical Perspectives Photography
Fine art imagery portraying the vision of lifelong photographers and career mountain guides. Our work concentrates on landscapes, including rock and ice climbing subjects from the Adirondacks and worldwide.
10873 NYS Rt 9N, Keene, NY 12942
518-576-9881 | www.verticalperspectivesphotography.com

Samantha Stytzer at 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, NY, 12943
845-706-7025  | www.simplysamdesigns.com


WILMINGTON

Wendy Hall at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Wendy Hall is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education so it is not a surprise that her artwork in pastel focuses on animal imagery. She is the owner of the Wildlife Refuge Center that includes two miles of educational hiking trails, and a public fishing access trail.
977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY 12997
855-965-3626 | www.adirondackwildlife.org


2018 Sponsors


LEAD SPONSORS:

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

Keene Arts
Keene Arts is a multi-purpose art center serving the community of Keene, Keene Valley and the High Peaks. Offering venues in cinema, theater, music, art, and lectures, Keene Arts brings people together to experience all forms of artist expression.
Old Methodist Church, NYS 73, Keene, NY 12943
914-309-7095 | Summer Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-5pm
www.facebook.com/KeeneArts

 

SPONSORS:

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 Out Back.
14231 Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-837-7400 | https://www.yelp.com/biz/20-main-tavern-au-sable-forks

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 | www.asgaardfarm.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 Mountain Coffee Cafe
Serving breakfast and lunch and the Adirondack park’s finest Adirondack Mountain Coffee.
8 Artos Way, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-6080 | Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-2pm | www.adkmountaincoffee.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

B.A. 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 & 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 and features the W.B. Evans Art Gallery.
1778 Main Street, NYS Rte 73, 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 Road, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-8369 | www.brooksidemotorinn.com

Candy Man / Adirondack 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 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
Established in 1971 represents local young talent as well as a wide range of award winning contemporary artists. (1.5 miles South of Keene Valley on Rte 73)
58 Beers Bridge Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943
518-576-9850 | www.facebook.com/kvartbarn

Craigardan
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

Devin’s 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
Devin’s Garage and Deli

Hometown Deli & Bakery
‘A great lunch spot in Au Sable Forks!’ Sandwiches, wraps, and a full deli counter for groceries.
2486 NYS Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5338 | https://www.facebook.com/Hometown-Deli-and-Bakery-122085507832037/

The Hungry Trout Resort & Restaurant
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 Community News
A Service Dedicated to Building a Community Spirit in the Townships of Jay, Au Sable Forks, Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene, Keene Valley & Keeseville New York
www.jaynews.org

Jay Entertainment & Music Society
A community-minded organization since 1987, producing music, workshops, and entertainment on the Village Green and in the Amos & Julia Ward Theatre.
15 Parkside Drive, Jay, NY 12941
518-946-7824 | www.jemsgroup.com

Joy Walking Gardens
Perennial plant nursery specializing in hostas & day-lilies. We have almost 4 acres of perennial gardens, and ½ mile of scenic paths.
293 Rolling Mill Hill Road, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5143 | https://www.facebook.com/Joy-Walking-Gardens-157983940919881/

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.keenevalleylodge.com

L Post Rustics
Our family creates Adirondack rustic art furniture and wood carvings. We are inspired by nature to produce heirloom art pieces as well as casual and fun rustic designs.
Workshop Address: 2082 RT 9N (Rustic Lane), Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-5114 | www.lpostrustics.com

Little Supermarket
Mobil Gas and Diesel pumps! Wilmington’s one-stop shop. Full grocery, full service hot and cold deli, ice cold beer and soda. Fishing and hunting supplies, and Adirondack souvenirs.
5794 NYS Rt. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2274 | www.littlesupermarketplaza.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 with live music and people dancing about. 12 craft brews on tap, whiskey scotch and cocktails.
14224 Rte 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
518-647-2222 | https://www.facebook.com/Mad-River-Pizza-co-141603531690/

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: 8am-6pm / Jan-Apr: Fri-Mon 9am-5pm, Tues 9am-6pm
www.rivermedefarm.com

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

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
www.sugarhousecreamery.com

Tahawus Center
Described as ‘an exciting new gem of a space,’ by the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, Tahawus Center serves Au Sable Forks and the 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 Rte 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, 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. The Recovery Lounge was voted ‘Best Music Venue’ in Adirondack Life Magazine’s 2018 readers poll.
12198 NYS Rte 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987
518-946-8315  | www.upperjayartcenter.org

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