Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is encouraging artists of all skill levels, media and genre to submit work for the Annual LPCA Juried Art Show. This show is designed to celebrate the talents of our regional artists and highlight the creative visions of our Adirondack residents.

More information including prospectus and entry forms can be obtained by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at

About LPCA Juried Art Show

Open to all artists/media including: photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints & constructions. Work should be delivered to the LPCA’s Fine Arts Gallery in Lake Placid September 12, 13, 14 & 15 from 1 – 5pm accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The entry fee covers two submitted works. No more than four entries per artist. Jurors, John Paul Gardner and David Monette, will determine exhibited and non-exhibited works and awards. A list of exhibited works will be posted at by 5pm on Wednesday, September 19.  The show will hang in the Gallery at LPCA through November 3.

The LPCA also invites the public to attend an opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, September 21 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

About the Jurors

John Paul Gardner is an internationally exhibited award winning artist living and working in New York. His works range from immense installations to intimate works with paper. Gardner received an MFA from the University of Oregon and a BFA from SUNY Potsdam. Recent notable exhibitions include: a solo show in Nebraska at the Peru State College Gallery, Expanse at the Brattleboro Art Museum in Brattleboro, Vermont and Dissolve at the Portland Building Installation Space in Portland, Oregon. Recent publications include: Gravity, LAHAR, Berlin 2017 and 3Elements Review, Chicago, IL, 2018. Gardner is currently the Director of Visual Arts at View in Old Forge, NY.

David Monette was born and raised in the cold rural hinterlands of upstate New York. As a typical kid in a typical community, life for him was pretty… typical. He liked to draw creatures and contraptions but as the second born of four sons, such ability was merely a convenient way of standing out from the crowd. After inexpertly stumbling through high school, he decided to attend Mohawk Valley Community College, where he received his associate’s degree in Advertising Design and Production. He then went on to Syracuse University where he learned a great deal about art and eventually wound up with a bachelor’s degree in Illustration. Soon afterward, he received his first illustration job and from that point on, he didn’t look back. As an illustrator, his highly detailed fantasy and science fiction work has appeared in many books, magazines, board games, and collectible card games. With this knowledge and experience, he went back to school and received his master’s degree in Illustration from the University of Hartford. While there, his instructors reviewed his written work and strongly suggested that he combine his writing ability with his talent as an illustrator to chart his own path. And hence, an author was born. Monette wrote and illustrated a trilogy of novels that was then published by Severed Press and he is in the process of selling his next manuscript. In addition to his writing and illustration, he also works as the gallery director at The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, NY.

About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.