Trumansburg, N.Y. — The first-ever Clothesline Art Show of Trumansburg will take place in the auditorium of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) on August 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will showcase the drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints of both amateur and professional artists from around the county. All displayed work will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will go to the artists.
“Traditionally, a ‘clothesline’ show is one that’s quick, relaxed, unpretentious,” said TCFA executive director Sandy List, who developed and planned the event.
“My main ideas were that it be informal and fun [and] wide open to the range of art abilities around this area.”
A secondary attraction at the event will be the venue itself: the auditorium, formerly a Baptist church, was constructed in 1851 in the Greek Revival style and “is a story in itself,” according to List.
TCFA is still seeking submissions. By paying a $10 application fee, an artist can submit two works for approval by List. List hopes to receive submissions from artists of all ages and experience levels.
“We especially hope to see some work from young people—kids and teenagers,” List said. “I like the idea of seeing that alongside pieces from more practiced and known artists.”
(The deadline for submission is August 1. For more information about the submissions process, contact Sandy List at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Clothesline Art Show is one of several events organized by TCFA. Others include art shows in the spring and fall, a fashion show displaying the work of local designers, and a recital by fiddler Rebecca Lomnicky, winner of several major Scottish fiddle competitions.
Services the organization provides include dance classes, artists’ workshops, and a budding theater program, according to List.