The Irondequoit Art Club will hold its 61st Annual Spring Show & Sale April 25 through May 4 at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Irondequoit, NY 14617. Credit card sales will be accepted. Admission is free. The site is handicapped accessible. Best of Show, Juror & Merit Awards will be presented to those pieces deemed noteworthy by a professional artist judge. Jane Adams and Joan Karas Hinman are Co-Chairs of this event.
This year’s judges are Patricia Tribastone, a nationally-recognized artist who paints primarily in pastel and oil and Rosa Montante, a classically-trained oil and acrylic painter. Tribastone has been in many national exhibitions, and is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Signature and Board of Directors member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Most of Tribastone’s paintings depict still-lifes and are done in a representational style. Her bold use of color and light are distinguishing factors in her work. Montante is an accomplished oil painter and Signature Member and Board Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Her award-winning representational florals, still-lifes and portrait paintings explore the impact of light and shadows, stillness and movement, frailty and strength, transiency and existence.
Artist awards will be presented during the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 PM. As in previous years, there will be a “Meet the Artists Day” on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 1PM. Several artists will speak for up to 10 minutes about their entries and field questions. This will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into the artist’s process in terms of inspiration, artistic journey, background, and techniques.