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November Reception

Our next “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on Friday, November 7 from 5 to 7pm.

A special exhibit entitled “Graphic Analysis of a Small City’s Architectural Assets,” a series of six photo collages by Micropolis artist Linda K. Hinkle, will be featured. Linda received the 2014 F-MAG individual artist grant for her public art project. She focused on historic, religious, commercial, residential, public and industrial structures in the city of Johnstown— six topics captured in six works of art. Large format photographic collages are now on display in six downtown Johnstown storefronts through the end of 2014.

Hinkle’s goal was to encourage people to become more aware of their surroundings and to see the community through a new lens. This project received support from Fulton Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG), which is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by Saratoga Arts.

There will also be new work from all of our artists. Come see what's new, meet and greet your neighbors, and enjoy some refreshments! Hope to see YOU there!




Public Art Installations

The public art project “Graphic Analysis of a Small City’s Architectural Assets” will be unveiled in six downtown Johnstown storefronts on October 25 during the Johnstown Harvest Festival.

Large format photographic collages created by graphic designer and member Linda Hinkle will be installed on Main, Market and Perry Streets. Hinkle photographed local architectural gems and then created digital collages focusing on historic, religious, commercial, residential, public and industrial structures in Johnstown. The final artwork has been produced as both large and small format murals. Hinkle hopes to encourage people to become more aware of their surroundings and to see things through a new lens— with expanded interest and renewed pride.

The small reproductions of the collages will be on display at Micropolis Cooperative Gallery. The show opens with a “Meet the Artist” reception on Friday, November 7 from 5-7pm and will run through the end of 2014. The gallery is located at 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market.

This project received support from Fulton Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG), which is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by Saratoga Arts.


May in the Hamlet by Janet Marie Yeates    Razzle Dazzle by Linda Naske
Janet's "May in the Hamlet," 9x12, oil, plein air       Lynda's "Razzle Dazzle" Prismacolor drawing

Janet Marie Yeates and Lynda Naske have had work accepted in The Adirondack Juried Show: A showcase of regional artists at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA). Janet will be showing two recent oil paintings and Lynda's artwork is a colored pencil (Prismacolor) drawing. The show runs from September 26 to October 18.

Janet Marie Yeates was selected to participate in the Seneca Lake Plein Air Painting Festival in Geneva, NY, October 1–5. The artists will paint around Seneca Lake, participate in a timed painting competition, and attend two exhibits in which their work is available for sales and awards on the final days.


Janet Marie Yeates and Ruth Crotty attended a New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP) Retreat at Great Camp Sagamore for three days in early September. Ten members of the Mohawk and Southern Adirondack NYPAP regions painted in watercolor, acrylics, pastel, and oils. After a day of painting, they enjoyed camaraderie and presented an informal exhibit for staff and guests registered for other programs at Sagamore.

During August, Janet Marie Yeates and Ruth Crotty participated in the Morristown Public Library Plein Air Festival and the Adirondack Plein Air Festival sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks. Many of their plein air paintings will be show at Micropolis over the next few months. Ruth is exhibiting a painting at Micropolis completed during SVAN Art Trails. The painting is "Peaches and Blueberries" from Mohawk Harvest. Janet is also exhibiting a 10x20 inch oil painting, "Souper Rhythms", which she completed during SVAN's August 16-17 Art Trails event.


The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg announced that Micropolis artist Janet Marie Yeates has been selected as juror of the NYS Juried Art Exhibit which will be installed at the museum from October 4, 2014, to January 11, 2015.


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On August 8th, Micropolis will hold a “Meet the Artists” reception with a special exhibit of artwork celebrating the Fulton-Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail. The FMQBT is a tourism trail that will visually connect the outdoor landscape with unique quilt barn squares throughout the two counties. Two of the actual barn quilt squares are included in this special gallery exhibit.

In support of the trail, Micropolis artists have designed and produced “quilt squares” using traditional and non-traditional methods and materials including wood, fiber, paint and prints.

FMQBT project organizer Liz Argotsinger will be available to answer qustions and explain how people can get involved or join the trail.

Also on display in the gallery will be original artwork by Micropolis artists which includes original paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber collages, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, batik, and pottery.

The reception will be held in the gallery between 5 and 7pm on Friday, August 8, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. The event also marks our third anniversary!

Information about FMQBT can be found at www.fmquiltbarntrail.com



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Flag Day Parade by Janet Marie Yeates

Ruth Crotty and Janet Marie Yeates attended Plein Air magazine's Adirondack Paint Week (June 17–22) as members of the Adirondack Mountain School of Painters. More than 115 painters worked in all mediums and produced more than 850 paintings at scenic locations throughout the north country. Ruth and Janet will each be showing many of their ten new paintings at Micropolis over the coming months. See a video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6cpPfEJQ9s&feature=youtu.be

On June 14, Janet and Ruth partnered with the Saratoga-Arts ARTSFest plein air event on Broadway which coincided with Saratoga's Flag Day parade.

Janet's easel was across the street from the mobile viewing stand prior to the parade. Approximately 15 artists worked all day and displayed their paintings at an evening reception.


      
Evening on the Hill by Janet Marie Yeates

Janet Marie Yeates is showing eighteen plein air oil paintings at the Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. The July exhibition is titled, Plein Air, and Adirondack Perspective and includes pastels by Diane E. Leifheit, drawings by Frances Gaffney, and watercolors by Sarah Yeoman. An artists' reception is scheduled for July 12, five to seven. For more information: janet@janetmarieyeates.com



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New banners being hung in downtown Gloversville designed by member Linda Hinkle.



Carriage House from the Gardens by Janet Marie Yeates

Janet Marie Yeates's painting Carriage House from the Gardens has been selected for the Masters Division at the 63rd Annual Central Adirondack Show at VIEW in Old Forge. The exhibition by artists and photographers within a 150-mile radius of Old Forge opens May 3 and runs through June 22.


<i>Phantoms</i> Prismacolor Pencil on paper    <i>Into the Woods</i> oil on linen
Phantoms, Prismacolor Pencil on paper by Lynda Naske and Into the Woods, oil on linen by Janet Marie Yeates

Lynda Naske and Janet Marie Yeates have had artwork accepted for the Small Works Show at The Bennington, Bennington, Vermont. Work in this national juried show will be shown from May 10 to December 21, 2014.


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Our next “Meet the Artists” reception is not far away! Join us March 14 from 4:00-7:00 pm as we mark the Grand Re-opening of Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery. Renovations are complete and it’s time to celebrate the new gallery space and new work from regional artists.

In addition to the regular gallery participants, past guest artists and members will also have work on display in this “inaugural” show — a thank you to everyone who supported the gallery from the very beginning. It was three years ago in March that a group of local artists met to discuss the possibility of launching a cooperative gallery!

Artists will also be available in the gallery to answer questions and discuss the artwork on Saturday and Sunday during the Mohawk Harvest and Happy Jack re-opening events.


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Stone Arabia Amish Farm, an alla prima ('all at once' on location) oil painting by Janet Marie Yeates and Teapot Rising, a Prismacolor drawing by Lynda Naske.

Micropolis members Janet Marie Yeates and Lynda Naske have been juried into The Shirt Factory Small Works 2014 at the historic shirt factory in downtown Glens Falls. One of Janet's oil paintings is from last September's Plein Air—Vermont juried plein air festival. The other, also an 'alla prima' work, was painted in Stone Arabia last October. Two of Lynda Naske's prismacolor drawings of household objects from her antique collections have also been selected for the exhibition which runs from April 4 to 26.



Carriage House from the Gardens, an alla prima oil painting by Janet Marie Yeates

Janet Marie Yeates had two larger oil paintings accepted for the 16th Annual Juried Art Competition at Adirondack Artists Guild, Saranac Lake. Carriage House from the Gardens was painted on location at Plein Air–Vermont. Clearing from West to East is a view of a family orchard south of the Mohawk River on a blustery fall day.

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Soul of an Iris III by Judith Plotner


Two of member Judith Plotner's pieces will be included in WHAT THE FIBER! March 3- May 2, 2014 at the West Windsor Art Center, 952 Alexander Road Princeton Junction, NJ.
The opening reception is Sunday March 9 from 4 to 6pm, with a gallery talk at 4:30. For gallery hours and more information call 609 716-1931 or visit www.WestWindsorArts.org


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Change of Space! Our artwork is currently "under wraps" as members are hard at work replacing old paneling with new drywall. Renovations to our space at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market are part of a major expansion of Happy Jack's kitchen. See more about the kitchen here Look for news about our grand re-opening soon!

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Janet Marie Yeates is showing three paintings in a juried show at VIEW, Old Forge. "Winter Air" will open on January 18 and run through April 27, 2014.


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