'Art in the Wilds' show set for June 22 and 23

Ellen Paquette, last year’s Art in the Wilds artist was awarded the 2018 “Best of Show” for 2D (paintings, drawings and photography) at last year’s show and received a ribbon and cash for her artwork. Award winners are granted an automatic entry for the next year’s show and do not have to be juried in. Paquette is from Warren and has been in the Art in the Wilds show for the past four years and will participate in the 2019 show in June.

KANE Preparations are well underway for Kane's 13th annual Art in the Wilds art show, the highlight of Kane's annual reunion weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Evergreen Park in Kane.

According to Marilyn Blackmore, show director, 39 artists have been invited to participate in this year's show. "We had a great number of artists who submitted their work to a panel of art experts, hoping to be selected to show their art, and we are delighted with the quality and diversity of the art that will be offered for sale."

The Art in the Wilds committee is pleased to welcome the following artists to the 2019 Fine Art and Fine Crafts Show:

4Painters Chandler Beatty, Al Dornisch, Denise Drummond, Dawn Johnson, Jack Paluh, Ellen Paquette, and new artist Earl Martz.

4Fiber artists Pamela Bartl, Connie Blair and three new artists Susan Murphy, Francia Patti, and Evian Zukas-Oguz.

4Jewelers Gerina Faison, Leslie Halably-Moore, Peggy Houser, Donna Little, Deborah Moyer, Dan Sullivan, Megan Whitten, returning artist Leanne Marquis, and new artist Megan Gillis.

4Wood crafters Gregg Kristophel, Jack Northrop, Robert Vrboncic, Dave Zaborowski, and new artist Larry Schneider.

4Metal workers Anthony Arkus and Mark English.

4Glass workers Karen Fitzpatrick and Kathleen Schnell.

4Photographers Larry Downey, Rocky Holland, John Kamerer, and Curt Weinhold.

4Potters Lana Heckendorn, Stacy Johnson-Leske, Caelin McDaniel, and new artists Mike and Karen Baum.

4New mixed-media artist Carol McDonald.

"We are very proud of what our all-volunteer group has been able to accomplish," said Blackmore.

"Our mission is not just to offer artists an opportunity to display their work, but to give residents in our region a chance to see and purchase fine art. And, of course, tourists who come to the show help our local economy."

Each year the two-day show draws thousands of people from throughout western New York and Pennsylvania to Evergreen Park.

"This wonderful art show would not be possible without the support of our generous community-minded sponsors," said Julie Cleland, president of Art in the Wilds.

Those sponsors include grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Kane Community Development Foundation and sponsorships from UMPC Kane, Zook Motors, County National Bank, Highlander Energy, New Growth Resources and Northwest Bank.

In addition, Art in the Wilds works in cooperation with the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Route 6, The Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, and the Kane Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Art in the Wilds and to see examples of the artists' works, visit http://www.artinthewilds.org or Facebook and Instagram.