Posted by: David Giacalone | September 12, 2020

unconventionally good outdoor art show

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Today’s 69th Annual Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show had special COVID-19 pandemic rules and procedures. Organizers and fans wondered whether the lack of registration, judging and awards would keep artists and patrons/browsers away, with a backdrop of virus-fueled agoraphobia. Well, we did not have to worry. Gorgeous weather, a palette-full of artists, and a robust number of masked visitors made the Show a bright success. Many thanks go out to all the organizers, artists and visitors.

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. . Alec Acevedo was back alongside Arthur’s Market on Front Street [L], accompanied this time by a colorful exhibit of pieces produced by his parents [R] while sheltering at home during the pandemic.

Although there was no Winners Circle at Lawrence Circle as a focus, this posting has about 90 images from today’s Outdoor Art Show presented in a Slideshow, columns, and/or individual photos. As always artists may use any image of their exhibits with no need to ask permission, and all others may use the images for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to giacalonephotos.com.

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This Slideshow has images from my first stroll up Front Street from Church St. to Lawrence Circle. For a larger version of a photo, pause the slideshow, right-click, and choose Show Image in Separate Tab.

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IMG_1956 . . IMG_1954 . . Kim Leahey was back again with a vast display of her Kilaarts art.

. . and, new Front Street neighbor Scott Friello exhibited for the first time (see below), as did a refreshing number of others, taking advantage of the waived registration fee.

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IMG_2014-001. . At 25 Front Street, I expected to see the art of the homeowner, Olivia Ortega. But, she and her husband Emmanuel Maillet were instead hosting the frequently-awarded art of Stockade resident Holly Van Voast. 

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. . Click on a tile in this mosaic for a larger, full version:

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Erik Rutnik once again brought several finished pieces, and again used his time well working on a new piece, catching the eye of Haley Viccaro:

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Above: Crowd favorite Oakley N. Lauren (L) got a lot of attention as he strolled the Show, but had quite a bit of competition in the cutest doggie contest (example on right).

This tiled mosaic has more images from the 2020 art show. Click on a tile for a full, larger version.

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. . (mea culpa) I did it again: Enjoyed conversing with veteran Art Show exhibitor Peter Watrous so much early Saturday morning, that I forgot to shoot pictures of this year’s exhibit in front of 29 Front St. He brought winners from prior years, such as this First Place painting from 2013:

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Stockader David Lira was also showing his stuff at 29 Front Street:

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Tireless Art Show organizer Zoe Oxley was visiting Holly’s exhibit when I took this photo:

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. . and, earlier, Rick Sacchetti’s display on N. Ferry Street:

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. Bright sunshine enhanced colors and shadows throughout the Show:

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Finally, here’s another slideshow of images I’d like to share of the 2020 Stockade Art Show. Thanks again to all those who made the Show so enjoyable to visit and photograph.

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In mem. Ivy Yuan. Many Outdoor Art Show lovers very much missed seeing the art and energy of Ivy Yuan, the 2019 Best First-time Exhibitor. Ivy passed away from cancer at 52 in May, leaving a void in our community and the life of her friends. You can learn about Ivy and her art here.

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postscript: Next year, let’s rendezvous at the new Arthur’s 1795 Market, with Haley Priebe and her crew.

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