Art in the Park 2017 Returns to War Vets Park Sunday, July 23rd!
The EARLY BIRD reduced booth fee deadline is June 18, 2017. See artist guidelines and application HERE.
Art in the Park / Taste of Olean 2016
It was hot, but that didn't keep the people away. War Vets Park was an oasis of beautiful art and delicious food on Sunday, July 24th. Along with the artwork and food there was entertainment organized by Olean Community Theater, free public swimming in the pool, and bounce houses from the YMCA. The huge trees of War Vets Park provided welcome shade and the numerous picnic tables scattered under the trees and in the dining pavilion gave people places to land and enjoy their food with friends. It was one big happy summer picnic in the park.
The CCAC booth featured pottery wheel demonstrations by several of our studio monitors and volunteers. Melissa Scholl kicked off the day as the first demonstrator followed by Pattie Rosenswie, Cheryl Wintermantel, Emalee Dedrick, Tara Dedrick and James Van Scoy. These demonstrations were a huge success, bringing people to our booth to learn about the classes we offer not only in pottery but other art forms as well. Thank you to our volunteers for coming out on such a hot day. We appreciate it!
The feedback we received from the public was positive for both the location as well as the quality and variety of work on exhibit. Early in the day Art in the Park Guest Juror and painter, Samila Sosic from Bradford, PA, toured the artists’ booths and selected the three show winners. Best of Show was awarded to Dutch Hill Pottery’s Gregory Ricciardiello of Fillmore, with his eclectic display of fine pottery. The Best New Exhibitor recipient was Laura McCormick of Gaea Gems, from Olean, with her steampunk jewelry. Best Presentation for her booth display went to ceramic artist Beverly Fehringer, owner of Black Raven Pottery in Delevan.