CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Buy art, save farms – that is what your purchase at Landscapes for Landsake will do. Since 1990 the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) has worked to accomplish a singular mission: protect the farms and forests, rich soils and agricultural landscape in Washington and Rensselaer counties for future generations. In that time, ASA has managed to conserve over 26,000 acres on 150 farms. For the last 19 years, a significant source of funding has come from Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale and Exhibition, a celebration of the land by our community of local artists.
Landscapes for Landsake is the region’s largest art buying event of the season and ASA’s largest fundraiser of the year. The online sale is available October 10-30 on www.LandscapesforLandsake.com. The website features elegantly designed collections from each artist, bios, videos and so much more, accessible from the comfort of your home. Participating artists generously donate 50% of their proceeds to support ASA’s farmland conservation work. The sale includes over 600 works from 58 artists.
This year’s featured artist is Takeyce Walter of Round Lake. Her work embodies the beauty of the world she sees from her easel, and lucky for us, it’s right in our own backyards. She is inspired by her love of the landscape and her passion for vibrant colors. She works in both oils and pastels. Her painting, “Passing Storm” is highlighted on posters and postcards throughout the region, as well as at Maple Ridge. “Passing Storm was chosen as the featured work because it exemplifies the spirit of the show. Takeyce has an innate ability to take the ordinary and make it feel magical,” said Leah McCloskey, curator of the show.
Renee Bouplon, ASA’s incoming Executive Director, explains “This event celebrates the connection between the art and the landscapes we are working to protect. It’s what makes Landscapes for Landsake so special. The success of this event has had a tremendous impact on ASA’s ability to protect local farms.”
The exhibit is curated by Leah McCloskey, a resident of Salem, NY and active supporter of local farmers. Leah is the Administrative Coordinator for the Artists Fellowship and former director of Exhibition Outreach at the Art Students League of New York. Leah’s creativity and eye for beauty are bound to make ASA’s exhibition a tremendous success again this year. “There really is no other venue in the region that has all of these incredibly talented artists in one place at one time. It’s an art event not to be missed”.
This year’s artists include:
Deborah Bayly, Susan Beadle, Gigi Begin, John Begin, Marilyn Cavallari, Matt Chinian, Eden Compton, Susan Coon, Robert Coppola, Ruth Crotty, Huseyin Erdogan, Yucel Erdogan, Ann Fitzgibbons, Janine Gibson, Laurie Goodhart, Tracy Helgeson, Ali Herrmann, Conard Holton, George Van Hook, Margaret Horn, Mary Iselin, Carolyn Justice, Clarence King, Palma Kolansky, Serena Kovalosky, Matthew Lerman, Pamela Marron, Dona Ann McAdams, Courtney McCloskey, Naomi Meyer, Catherine Minnery, Robert Moylan, Maryann Mullett, Harry Orlyk, Leslie Parke, Terry Peca, Leslie Peck, Zena Pesta, Joan Piekny, Christopher Pierce, Mark Pohl, James Rodewald, Tom Ryan, Elisa Sheehan, Laura Shore, Pam Short, Robert Skinner, Anne Sutherland, Scott Taylor, Terry Teitelbaum, Janine Thomas, Mark Tougias, Diane Veros, Frank Vurraro, Takeyce Walter, Regina Wickham, George Wilson, Janet Marie Yeates
ASA would like to thank all the businesses who have demonstrated their commitment to protecting our farmland by sponsoring the show. Special thanks to our Cream of the Crop Sponsors, Boralex, Breanna Lundy – Financial Advisor and Salem Farm Supply, Inc. and our Title Sponsor, Capital Tractor, Inc.
We are also grateful for the follow businesses for their generous support: Currin Compliance Services, Inc., Farm Credit East, Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC – Law Firm, Kelly & Sellar Ryan Law, PLLC, Maidstone Wealth Management, Owl Pen Books, Archdale Agricultural Products, Betterbee, Blue Flame Gas Co., Cambridge Valley Machining, Curtis Lumber, Glens Falls National Bank, TCT Federal Credit Union, Booth’s Blend Compost, Braymer Law, PLLC, Caffry & Flower, Attorneys at Law, Cambridge Village Market, Hulbert Engineering and Land Surveying, DPC, Maple Abstract & Realty Corporation, Preble Realty, Schutze Family Dentistry and The Conners Family.
The Agricultural Stewardship Association was founded by farmers to protect agricultural land and ensure a future for farming in our region. Since its founding in 1990, ASA has worked with farmers and their families to protect 26,000 acres on 150 properties in Washington and Rensselaer counties.
–Agricultural Stewardship Association
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