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Folkstore Artist Spotlight

The Folkstore Artist Spotlight (FAS) is a special showcase of work from a local artist or group of related artists. These exhibits highlight the local living traditions of the North Country through locally-made products which are on view and for sale in The TAUNY Center. The Folkstore Artist Spotlight Series also allows TAUNY to present a greater range of work by these local producers.   

Folkstore Artist Spotlights:

Johanna Kingsley

& Marie Cogar

November 2 - November 30, 2019

The TAUNY Folkstore is ushering in its Annual Holiday Showcase on Saturday, November 2nd with the opening of two Folkstore Artist Spotlights, featuring work by Johanna Kingsley (DeKalb Junction, NY) and Marie Cogar (Saranac Lake, NY). Visitors can meet both artists at an opening reception that day, from 2:00-4:00 pm. All work on view will also be for sale. 

Johanna Kingsley creates relief prints reflecting the natural and agricultural beauty of Northern New York. She began making prints for family and friends in 2016, following a gift of a student linoleum cutting kit. The meditative quality of carving and bold graphic quality of the resulting prints quickly turned block printing into her favorite medium. This exhibit will include handmade prints of wildlife, domestic scenes, and more. Shop for Johanna Kingsley’s prints online at

Marie Cogar has expanded her knowledge and techniques of fusing glass through weaving, combing, screen melting, cold working, kiln firing, and combining metal and wood with glass. She has tapped into her inner life to discover aesthetic possibilities, harmonies, colors, and tones. Her works have been in juried art shows in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Marie’s studio, Wellsprings Spectrum, is situated on her home property where she lives with her husband and six animals, with spectacular views of the High Peaks. Shop for Marie Cogar’s glass works online at

Past Folkstore Artist Spotlight Exhibits

Folkstore Artist Spotlight Exhibit: Catherine LaPointe Vollmer - Along the Path  
October 5 - October 26, 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Dorothy Badger
September 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Camp and Cottage Style
June 8-August 31, 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Sue Ulrich
May 4-25, 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: David Buchholz
April 6-27, 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Earth, Water, and Fire - New Works by Women Ceramic Artists of the North Country
February 23-March 30, 2019

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Susan Robinson
November 3 - November 24, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Kathy Montan
September 8 - October 26, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: William Newman

May 5 - June 28, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Roxanne Locy
March 3 - April 28, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: The Enduring Mystique of the Adirondacks in American Writing
February 3 - February 24, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: The Art of Recycling and Upcycling

January 6 - January 27, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: North Country Heritage Award Recipients

November 4 - November 25, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Ola Aldous

September 14, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: New Work from the Swartzentruber Amish Community

June 24, 2017 - September 2, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Bill Smithers

April 29, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Romi Sebald

March 11, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Sara Lynch

January, 7, 2017 - February 25, 2017


Featured Folkstore Artist: James Gonzalez

November 5, 2016 - November 26, 2016

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