Open Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, October 9, 2023
10am – 5pm
Open 7 days a week, including holidays
9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Artists & Inspiration
This program is only offered through Zoom.
Above Image Credit: Charles Ingham, 1837 (1966.114.0001)
This program is inspired by The Great Adirondack Pass, Painted on the Spot (Charles Ingham, 1837). Seeing paintings in the Adirondack Experience in the 1970s inspired artist Sandra Hildreth to find and paint some of the same locations. That led to a passion for plein air painting as she explored and then moved to the Adirondacks. This program will touch upon plein air works in the ADKX collection, and how contemporary artists like Hildreth connect with and draw inspiration from them.
Sandra Hildreth grew up in Wisconsin, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky University; and taught high school art in northern New York for 31 years, retiring in 2001 and moving to Saranac Lake. She works full time as an artist, primarily doing plein air paintings of the Adirondacks as well as traveling and painting some of our National Parks in the west. She is a member of co-op galleries in Saranac Lake and Malone; exhibits in regional and national juried shows and created the nationally known Adirondack Plein Air Festival, held the third week of August in Saranac Lake. Her paintings can be seen at SandraHildreth.com and studio visits are welcome, by appointment. Her work is represented in the ADKX collection. (Artist photo credit: Gary Lee)