First Friday Art Night Skaneateles
You are Invited
Skaneateles Artisans is featuring the work of Evelyn Dankovich, Mike Greenfield and Sandy Philips at our First Friday Art Night, November 5th from 6 to 9 PM.
Please join us for our monthly celebration as we feature exciting new works by three of our members: paintings by Evelyn Dankovich, pottery of Mike Greenfield and painted furniture by Sandy Philips. Enjoy festive music provided by LuBosa. Refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs through November 30th.
Skaneteles Artisans is located at 11 Fennell St, Skaneateles, NY. The gallery offers off-street parking and accepts major credit cards. For more information visit www.skaneatelesartisans.com or 685-8580.
Evelyn Dankovich, paintings
Artist, Evelyn Dankovich, of North Syracuse, NY, began her career painting landscapes and portraits of the people and places she knew. As she explains ”I love the challenge of painting what I see and feel.”
She uses watercolor, acrylics, or oils to capture the unique beauty and moods of nature. With an emphasis on rural, woodland, and water scenes her work takes us beyond cities and suburbs to rural America and to the natural wilderness of the Adirondacks and our other wilderness parks. She hopes that the viewer will walk the paths she walks and work to preserve our environment.
Materials used are acid free and archival. All subject matter is drawn from places the artist has been. The location is identified on the back of the painting. Her palette for all mediums uses the same hues wherever possible.
Art Awards: Best of Show RACC 2003; Best of Show Vineyard 2004; Best Acrylic /Oil in 2006 Syracuse Arts and Craft Show; Honorable Mention w/c at the Allentown Show in Buffalo 2005 and third place acrylic/oil 2007; 2nd place in the Old Forge theme shows- ‘Things with Wings’ (2005) ‘Leave Only Footprints’ (2007); 3rd place in w/c at Colorscape 2007; accepted to Midyear Show at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2005 and 2007; 3rd in painting Allentown Show, Buffalo, NY in 2008; Grand Prize 2008 at Cooperstown Art Association 73rd Annual National; Masters Award and 3rd in Acrylic at Old Forge Regional 2008; People’s choice and Acrylic Award at A Taste of The Sublime, Cooperstown 2008; 3rd Acrylic/Oil Colorscape 2008; Award of Merit 2009 Cooperstown 74th Annual National; Best of Show NSAG 2010.
Evelyn is past president of the North Syracuse Art guild, and is also a member of the Central New York Watercolor Society, and the Central NY Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Her work can viewed online at www.EvelynDankovich.com
Mike Greenfield, pottery
Mike Greenfield has been making pottery since he was eight years old. He has developed a uniquely personal style with a line of functional pottery expressed in a variety of utilitarian forms. Visit Mike’s web site at: www.greenfieldpottery.com
Sandy Philips, painted furniture
Sandra Philips is a decorative artist as well as a portrait artist who paints in acrylics and oils. Her passion for decorative art leads her to paint on multiple surfaces that are either functional or decorative. Combined with her love of the holiday seasons her work spans the spectrum from unique and detailed hand painted ornaments to refurbished sleds and toboggans. Sandra is known for her paintings on sleds, often taking commissions painting on treasured sleds from owners’ youth.
Originally trained in oils Sandra has taken lessons from portrait artist, Karen Patton of Wichita Kansas. She has painted pet, home and people portraits including a full length life size painting of Dolph Schayes for the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.
Sandra has taken private art lessons since she was a young child and continues her training with multiple yearly seminars. She is a member of the National Society of Decorative Artists and a member of the North Syracuse Art Guild. Her work can be viewed on line at: www.sandyphilipsartist.com