• Calling All Artists: Take Part in our Art4Skarts 2016 Event

    21 May 2016
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    Art for Skarts 2016 - Skaneateles Area Arts Council photo by StaciaCalling All Artists…… Guess what? SKARTS is having a Juried Art Show this year!

    Interested in being a part of it? Know someone super talented within a 15 mile radius of Skaneateles? All ages are welcome to apply…. yes kids of all ages!!! Deadline to enter is June 1st, 2016.

    So don’t delay, enter to join us for the ARTS4SKARTS event.

    Click here -read the entry document for all details. There is no entry fee and anyone can enter up to two pieces.

    SKARTS is extremely excited about this being a real community event celebrating the amazing local talents!!!

    Remember, The ENTRY DEADLINE is JUNE 1st @ 11:59pm.

    Please send jpegs to the email below and contact Chiara with any questions:

    Chiara Kuhns
    315-440-0221
    chiarakuhns@gmail.com

     

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  • Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) Announces Funding for 2016 Grants

    25 February 2016
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    UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 15!

    The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2016 funding opportunities for interested individuals and groups that live, or hold events in, the Skaneateles area, defined as within a fifteen mile radius surrounding the village of Skaneateles. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2016. You can submit your online application HERE.

    “SKARTS is delighted to provide this important community support once again,” said Gail van der Linde, Chairperson of SKARTS’ Grants Committee.

    To date, SKARTS has issued 68 grants to individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters, and other community non-profit organizations, committed to a pursuit of all arts, since the program was begun in 2006.

    The mission of the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) is to celebrate the visual, performing and literary arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. SKARTS is a tax exempt, non-profit 501c3 organization.

    For further information, contact Gail vanderLinde at 315-685-5061.

    About SKARTS: The mission of the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) is to celebrate the visual, performing, and literary arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community.

    SKARTS is a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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  • Skaneateles Area Arts Council Hosts Artist Studio Tours Oct. 3 and 4

    10 September 2015
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    Role Reversal -PatienceBrewsterThe Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) invites you to “Fall in Love With Art” Oct. 3 and 4, when it hosts open houses at 14 artist studios in and around Skaneateles. Another eight artists will display their work at Loft 42 and Imagine, while student works will be on view at Skaneateles High School.

    The self-guided tour runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets, which are good both days, are $25 and are available at skarts.org and at Imagine, Gallery 54, Skaneateles Artisans and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

    An artists reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Loft 42. Tickets for the reception—which includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment—are $50 and are available at skarts.org.

    Saturday, Oct. 3rd Reception Update:
    We are pleased to share that the following musicians will be playing at the Artist Reception on Saturday, October 3rd, at Loft 42.

    Violin Duo from Skaneateles High School:
    Jimmy Dranscak & Dominic Grasso

    Quartet from Auburn High School:
    Violin: Sheelan Mirza & Lydia Marteney
    Viola: Sam Hensel
    Cello: Chris Holmes

    Proceeds will fund the SKARTS grants program.

    Artists opening their studios are:

    Patience Brewster, artist/illustrator
    Michael Dietz, painter
    Jill Doscher, printmaker
    Hetty Easter, painter
    Rachel Harms, painter
    Jurgen Karker, painter
    Robert Kiltz, ceramist
    Stacia Landsberg, photographer
    Laurel Moranz, hand weaver
    Karen Pardee, hand weaver
    Betsy Menson Sio, artisan tin jewelry
    Stephanie Stevens-Cain, painter
    Gary Trento, painter
    West Lake Conservators, art conservation

    Artists displaying work at Loft 42, 42 E. Genesee St., are:

    Janie Darovskikh, bronze sculptor
    Jordan Dudden, jeweler
    Chiara Kuhns, artist/upcycling
    Christy Lemp, watercolors
    Peggy Manring, watercolors
    Stephanie Rudnick, painter

    Artists displaying work at Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., are:

    Jill Newton, watercolor
    Sarah Panzarella, jeweler

    “We’re humbled by the dedication of these brilliant artists, who will share their work and their sources of inspiration with the community,” says SKARTS president Jean Vincent, president of Vincent McCabe Inc. “We thank them and our sponsors, volunteer studio hosts and event attendees, whose interest and support make this fund-raising event possible.”

    FallArtistStudioTourStaciaPicasso-level sponsors of the weekend’s activities are Cowley Associates, CNY Mobile Web, Dr. Robert Kiltz and Loft 42.

    Georgia O’Keefe-level sponsors are Hospitality Concepts Group LLC, M&T Bank, Sally and Bob Neumann, N2 Publishing (Skaneateles Life), Skaneateles Journal and WRVO Public Media.

    Frida Kahlo-level sponsors are Roland and Tacie Anderson, Anyela’s Vineyards, Delmonico Insurance Agency, Dermody Burke & Brown CPAs, Sandy Ezzo, Stacia and David Landsberg, Rudnick Family Trust and Dr. Bettina Smallman.

    John Barrow-level sponsors are Dietz Designs, Group M Communications, Kimball and Jim Kraus, Doug and Nancy McDowell, McGlynn Interiors, The Law Office of Charlene E. McGraw, Laurel Moranz and John MacAllister, and Vincent McCabe Inc.

    Hosts at each artist’s studio will assist visitors and facilitate presentations. Hosts are still needed. To volunteer, call Jean Vincent at 315-685-7227 or send a message through skarts.org.

    The tours and reception are coordinated by SKARTS committee volunteers Fouad Dietz, Sandy Ezzo, Chiara Kuhns, Katie McDowell, Laurel Moranz, Sarah Panzarella, Bettina Smallman, Joseph Strodel, Gail van der Linde and Jean Vincent.

    SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.

    Since its inception, SKARTS has issued 65 grants to individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters and other nonprofit organizations. Along with its free concerts and cultural programs, SKARTS has provided more than $70,000 in community support.

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  • SKARTS Announces 2015 Grant Awards

    13 August 2015
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    The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is pleased to announce our 2015 grant awards have been issued.

    The recipients are as follows:

    • MasterWorks Chorale, $950 to support its 50th Anniversary 2015 Messiah Sing.
    • Auburn Chamber Orchestra, $500 for the purchase of LED stand lights.
    • The Holy Trinity Church in Skaneateles, $1,000 for the presentation of two chamber music concerts performed by the Jefferson Quartet.
    • The Auburn Public Theater, $1000 to provide scholarships and musical instruments to middle- and high-school students from low-income families for its music education program, Exchange Street Records.
    • Amberations Inc. in Marietta, $200 for acoustic music to complement a wellness workshop.
    • The Skaneateles Music Guild, $1,000 to help support the annual July, free to the public, Symphoria Concert.
    • Skaneateles Town Historian Beth Batlle, $100 toward the printing of the booklet, “History of Skaneateles for Young Historians.”

    Since its inception in 2006, SKARTS has provided grants to 70 individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters and other community non-profit organizations within a 15-mile radius of Skaneateles.

    The mission of SKARTS is to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives. SKARTS funding is dependent upon its generous supporters and annual fundraising events.

    2015 Fundraising Event

    A Fall Artist Studio Tour, “Fall in Love with Art,” will be its main fundraiser this year. It will be held Oct. 3-4 with more than 20 different artists either opening their studios or exhibiting their art in and around Skaneateles. For more information regarding this event visit and to purchase tickets online:

    http://skarts.org/artist-studio-tours-2015/

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  • M&T’s Sandy Ezzo Elected to SKARTS Board

    13 May 2015
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    Sandy Ezzo 1SKARTS is delighted to announce that Sandy Ezzo is a new member of its board of directors.

    Sandy is Vice President and Senior Branch Manager of M&T Bank, Skaneateles. A 30-year veteran of the banking industry, she has helped individuals and businesses with every aspect of their banking needs. Her volunteer work includes leading fundraising teams for the United Way, The March of Dimes and The MDA, as well as rolling up her sleeves and pitching in during Earth Day celebrations.

    M&T bank supplies millions of dollars in funding every year to a wide range of community-based organizations-over $165 million in charitable contributions over the past ten years, and is the official sponsor of the Antique and Classic Boat Show here in Skaneateles, where you’re sure to see Sandy manning the M&T booth.

    Sandy is happy to be a part of promoting the arts as a member of SKARTS.

    “SKARTS is thrilled that Sandy will be bringing her expertise and enthusiasm to our board,” said Jean Vincent, President of SKARTS.

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  • SKARTS Welcomes Sarah Panzarella to Its Board of Directors

    4 May 2015
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    Sarah Panzarella is the sole proprietor of Imagine, an American handcraft gallery and jewelry store in the village of Skaneateles. She was blessed to take over this wonderful business that her father started in 1994. Sarah is also a jeweler, with her work available at the gallery.

    Sarah grew up surrounded by art, attending craft shows with her father, then working at the family’s gallery throughout high school. Sarah studied at Syracuse University earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. She continued her studies at Bennington College where she earned a Masters of the Art of Teaching with a dual major of Art and Elementary education. After teaching public school for 3 years, Sarah returned home to Central New York where she tutored at her local high school, taught private ceramics classes, and helped her father at Imagine. In 2010 Imagine opened a 2nd location in the village of Skaneateles in anticipation of moving the shop while their former location was being renovated. It was at this point that Sarah began running the 2nd location on her own, and the foundation was laid for Sarah to take over Imagine while her father looked forward to some much-earned free time. At the same time, time Sarah was expecting her 2nd child, and was struggling with the time sensitive material of clay as a medium for her creativity. She began playing again with metal smithing, which was always her 2nd creative joy over the years. She found that working with metals was much more conducive to being a busy working mom. She has been making jewelry exclusively for the last 2 years now, and has found great joy in the rediscovery of this medium.

    Sarah is honored to have a business in a community that is so supportive and passionate about the arts, it is with great pleasure that she now also sits on the SKARTS board.

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  • Want to Get Involved with The Arts in Skaneateles?

    5 August 2014
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    The arts community in and around Skaneateles is a precious and fragile thing.  Supporting it requires a specific game plan and committed volunteers.  SKARTS is looking for some highly energized volunteers to help advance its mission.

    To date, SKARTS has issued 63 grants to individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters, and other community non-profit organizations since the program was begun in 2006.

    If you have specific skills in accounting, fundraising, organization and events planning, SKARTS would love to hear from you!

    You can reach us by emailing HGregg3@gmail.com or calling 315-685-8336.

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    SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.

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  • Come See SKARTS at the Fabulous Curbstone Festival!

    18 July 2014
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    SKARTS Curbstone BoothIt’s a perfect day to travel to Skaneateles and shop for cool things at the Curbstone Festival. The Village is brimming with great stuff! While you’re strolling down Genesee Street, you will find SKARTS’ little booth. Be sure to say hello and order your tickets to the Gala Fundraiser on July 27th.

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  • SKARTS ‘n the Park Was a Blast !

    7 July 2014
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    It was another unforgettable night in Skaneateles with SKARTS’ 6th Annual SKARTS ‘n the Park concert featuring CNY favorites, Los Blancos!  The weather was perfect for the free event and more than 600 spectators enjoyed an evening of the southern blues and zydeco spiced musings.  What a great way to kick off the summer of 2014!Crowd and Bandstand Band in sun Crowd and Lake Band at night

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  • SKARTS Announces 2014 Grants Awards

    9 June 2014
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    Aub ChambThe SKANEATELES AREA ARTS COUNCIL (SKARTS) is pleased to announce seven grant awards for the 2014 funding cycle.  They are:

    Auburn Chamber Orchestra for $500 to hold a concert at the Merry-Go-Round Theater on October 24, 2014.

    Auburn Public Theater for $750 to support and advance the Auburn Public Chorus.

    Barrow Art Gallery in Skaneateles for $1,000 to update and replace the gallery lights.

    The Masterworks Chorale for $750 to help purchase a riser.

    Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce for $750 towards the purchase of five heavy-duty easels to display artwork of students or area artists during First Fridays.

    Skaneateles Music Guild for $750 for the annual July free summer concert.

    The Spafford Area Historical Society for $1,000 for the purchase of lighting fixtures for the Borodino Grange Hall stage.

    To date, SKARTS has issued 63 grants to individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters, and other community non-profit organizations since the program was begun in 2006.

    SKARTS’ funding for community projects is dependent on revenue raised primarily from its annual Gala fundraising event featuring visiting artists and a professionally catered dinner.

    This year’s Gala will be held at The Stella Maris Retreat Center overlooking Skaneateles Lake on Sunday, July 27, featuring pop superstar Melissa Manchester.

    The mission of SKARTS is to celebrate the visual, performing and literary arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community.  SKARTS is a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

    For further information on SKARTS grants program, contact Gail van der Linde at 315-685-5061.

    To reserve your tickets to the Gala, click on the BUY TICKETS button on the right side of this page.

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