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Deadline nears for painting exhibit

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is extending the deadline for submissions for paintings to be included in the 2018 art show to May 25.

Painters living in the state who want to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition are encouraged to read the show description and submit original work in the theme of Lock in the Fun: Recreation at Schoharie Crossing.

To recognize the centennial of the Barge Canal, Schoharie Crossing is hosting this second annual exhibition of talented artists. This year the focus will be on paintings only. Jurors have accepted the task of reviewing the artwork, and prizes will be awarded to those honored by the jurors.

Submissions can be made online at https://goo.gl/forms/4PjuP5kRW6ZF4wuy2. The exhibit’s opening celebration will take place during the Schoharie Crossing Canal Days festivities on July 14 and 15, and artwork will be displayed through August.

For more information, visit the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site page of the New York State Parks website, nysparks.com; call Schoharie Crossing at (518) 829-7516; email schohariecrossing@parks.ny.gov or look on Facebook.

The Erie Canal historic site and NYS Park is a place for recreation such as walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, picnics, and more. The site supplies views of nature as well and the historic canal structures are juxtaposed among the natural world of plants and animals along the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River. The trails along old towpaths of the canal allow for a journey back in time. Flora and fauna thrive within the tranquility of the waterways, wetlands and open spaces of Schoharie Crossing, lending inspiration for any artist.

All along the 200-acre site there is opportunity to explore artistic skills, from photography, painting, and even sketches. Discover more on the Schoharie Crossing Facebook page or on the Friends of Schoharie Crossing Instagram and Twitter.

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