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Art Available - Gallery 1

Hope by Ron Warford, 40' x 30 " Graphite on Black Board, Framed $900
Mr. Warford's work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a national traveling exhibition in 1973. He was one of the initial founding and teaching members at the Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse. His work spings from his imagination and is masterfully executed. Tel (315) 391-5115 for more info or to purchase. One of the presidents of a local art guild referred to Ron's work as  "master works" for their power and quality.

Strength , by Ron Warford. 20 " X 30"   $750.

Home is Where the Hearth Is by Jaws. This piece took 600 hours. Amazingly, to produce this the artist had to put the snowflakes  in first on a white fine piece of paper and then build everything around it. Think about it - this amazing work, and other pieces of the artists work can be seen at CNY Artists Gallery, which purchased this piece in 2013.


Dream Horse by M. Smart - $450



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Plein Air Painting/Sketching 6 Replies

Hi folks! Are there any plein air painters here?  I'm just getting started in it and would like to hear your experiences.  I'm part of the Eastern Hills Artists Community and there are a few of us…Continue

Tags: drawing, sketching, painting, open, air

Started by Yu-Ting Feng. Last reply by Joyce Backus Jun 1, 2011.

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Comment by Penny Santy on January 18, 2014 at 6:47pm

Come to the opening reception of my show this Friday, Jan. 24. See the event listing at:

Comment by Kathleen GURRY Cotter on February 5, 2013 at 12:10pm

Recently back from the South.  So glad to see all the advancements made at CNY Art.

Comment by Rose Skinner on July 17, 2012 at 2:35pm

Hi guys I am a mural artist illustrator/graphic artist and would love you guys to check out some of my stuff. Thanks so much:)

Comment by Jenny Terrero Rivera on April 5, 2012 at 7:14pm

Hi friends, i am mostly a writer/poet. I dont think much of my art work but I though I would spring it on you all anyway. There are certainly some awesome artist here. God bless your work and continue to inspire you! Jen

Comment by Eliyahu BenYsrael on October 22, 2011 at 6:04pm
hi all; just updating the page and checking the message board out  for my first  I've been a muralist, so I did plenty of outdoor painting, sometimes with some questionable entrepreneurial pharmacists at work a few feet behind me on the corner. I like Golden acrylics the best; great colors and not likely to be stolen, or attract unnecessary attention. Haven't done much outdoor with oils, which I mostly paint with now; and recommendations on drying mediums?
Comment by Judith K. Hand on July 22, 2011 at 1:34pm
Just F.Y.I., The Onondaga Art Guild (OAG) will be sponsoring a Plein Air Workshop with Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, September 8th, 9th & 10th.
Elizabeth's website:

Saturday, the 10th is the first day of the International Plein Air Paintout, so the timing is perfect. Check out

Here is information on the OAG workshop:
Day 1: Sketching presentation, visit several sites to gather field sketches,
Return to church to work on composition
Day 2: Paint from sketches in chosen medium (Oil, Pastel,Watercolor) and
Receive individual instruction on composition & technique
Day 3: International Paint-Out Day: Paint on location using techniques
Learned over the previous two days.

The fee for the Workshop is $100.00 for OAG Members; $110.00 for non-members. Make check out to OAG; send to: Elaine Crough, 3633 Melvin Dr. S., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.
Comment by Yu-Ting Feng on July 22, 2011 at 10:10am
Hi Don, thanks for your feedback! 
Comment by Wildlife Arts Gallery on July 16, 2011 at 10:07am
Feng, I have both a French easel and a 1/2 box french easel. I use the half box for local plein aire trips. I use the full box french easel for trips around the State and country. I even bought a large beach umbrella that screws into the ground for those hot days at sunny areas. I have a set of small Paint tubes for my 1/2 size french easel setup, since space is limited, and some screw lid pallet cups for my mediums and solvent. I keep an extra bottle of solvent in my car. I always bring my camera so I can touch-up my paintings later at home.
Comment by Eva Hunter on July 13, 2011 at 9:34am

Yu-Ting the trip I did was offered by the Art Store; Sharon does one every year. It's a great opportunity to learn some new tricks, try some new mediums (Sharon brings all kinds of goodies for us to try) and meet other artists. I enjoyed it very much! I checked out the website you suggested. It looks like there is a lot to do, I'll have some time in August to do something with the group. Thanks for the tip.


Comment by Yu-Ting Feng on July 8, 2011 at 9:39pm
It looks like I have to  try the Open acrylics some day.  Sounds very interesting.  I also have a homemade cigar pochade box that my husband helped build for me.  But I'm looking for a bigger setup now - either a halfbox french easel or a Guerrilla Painter French Resistant Pochade.  Anyone got experience with any of these?  Or suggest other setups?

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