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Ithaca Artist Market

See it live. Buy it local.

Applications for artists here as word doc / as pdf.  Due on June 20th, 2016. 

Booth Fee

Applications for food vendors will be on this site by May 22nd
Applications for arts organizations will be on this site by May 22nd.

See it Live, Buy it Local!


Ithaca Artists Market, Friday, July 29, 2016
2pm to 8pm
Location: Ithaca Farmers Market

Steamboat Landing (Turn off Route 13 at Third Street. Corner of Aldi and B&W Supply.  For GPS, 545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY)

Thank you to our 2015 and 2016 sponsors!! Thaler & Thaler, P.C. and P.W. Wood & Son.

This year, art collectors will have another opportunity to "See it Live, Buy it Local" at the 26th annual Ithaca Artists' Market. The Artists' Market fills all 88 booths in a unique, once-a-year, can't miss event.

Over 75 established visual artists will be juried into the Ithaca Artists' Market to showcase and sell some of the best art in the region.

Check out images from past markets at our pinterest page!

Visitors to the market will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with all these artists in one place and to buy works of all shapes, sizes, and disciplines: paintings, prints, photographs, functional work, sculpture, collage, fiber art, furniture, jewelry, and digital work. Prices range from $5 to $1,500 (something for everyone), and attendance to the market is free!

In addition to the visual artists, about a dozen Tompkins County arts organizations will have booths, giving the public a chance to learn about their mission, and maybe get a sneak preview of their upcoming events.

The remaining booths will feature food vendors offering everything from full meals to desserts. King Ferry Winery/Treleaven Wines will be on hand with wine by the glass. Visitors will also be able to buy craft beer from Bandwagon Brewpub and Rogues Harbor Microbrewery! Music will set the mood all day long with local musicians from the East Hill Classic Jazz Group, (Johnny Russo on trumpet and trombone, Doug Robinson on guitar, and special guests to be announced).


Sponsor WITH Radio will be on hand, and interviewing participating artists for future broadcast.

"This is really an amazing annual event," says Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, who has been running the Artist Market for 22 years. "The Farmers Market's open air structure on the Cayuga Lake's inlet is beautiful, and since it is under a roof, we don't have to worry about rain! Music will be playing, there's plenty of food and wine and beer, and visitors can take their time meeting and looking at the artwork of over 75 artists, all carefully juried into the show. The local artist talent we have in Tompkins County is truly outstanding."

Kathy Morris (Newfield), one of the participating artists, says "I've been doing the market for over 20 years. This event is special to me in that it allows me to connect with a lot of people in a short time, and share what I do with the local community and out-of-towners. I like to offer something from all the different aspects of my art, from visual books to greeting cards to black-and-white darkroom prints to colorful digital montage. Every year there are fun surprises in what people go for: what makes them want to own that particular piece of art."

Carol Spence (Newfield) has been doing the market for over 15 years. Her work is mixed media paintings. "I use color fields, laying on layers of paint. I stay open to the surprises within an ongoing piece as I see images start to emerge. At that point, I may bring in representational elements. I work on three to five paintings at a time as I like the idea of them relating as a series. It also helps me to not overthink one particular image." When asked why she does the market, Carol says: "It is a revelation for me to bring my new work to the Artists Market and have conversations with people, and get feedback. My art gets better and I have a sense of whether there is a market for my ideas." Carol will be sharing a booth at the market with fellow Ithaca High School art teacher Jackie Richardson.

Allen C. Smith (Elmira) has been doing the market for 7 years. This year he is sharing a booth with wife and fellow artist Diane Janowski for the first time. Allen's work is abstract oil paintings on canvas, and Diane's work features multi-level collages that mix photographs, digital work, and watercolor. "We like doing the Artists' Market because it is a great venue. It has an outdoor art festival's lively atmosphere, but in a covered and sheltered venue. I also like the fact that it is a different show each year, with a new blend of artists, so visitors find something new and exciting every time they attend. We also find the conversations we have with visitors very interesting and challenging, with great questions from adults and kids!"

(2016 participating artists will be posted in June of 2016)

Milly Acharya Watercolors
Adam Arnsten Delli-Bovi Acrylic on paper, prints
Susan Arnsten-Russell Line drawings digital prints
Khalil Bey, pastels
Helen Bigsby Watercolors, paintings
Carol Bloomgarden Mixed media
Christa M. Boice Photographs
Celia Bowers Oil paintings
Nancy Boyce Handpainted Objects
Domenica Brockman Oil paintings
James M. Burlitch Photographs
Lisa Burns Fused glass, stained glass
Cheryl Chalmers Watercolors, prints, cards
Aidan Chambliss Sculpture, jewelry, prints
Chris Charles Letterpress cards, posters
Marika Chew Watercolors, prints,
Camille Chew Handpainted jewelry, prints
Victoria Lee Connors Fiber needle felt paintings
Margaret Corbit Prints, ceramics, mosaics
Nancy Crane Clay statues, tiles,
Ryan Curtis Mixed media paintings
Diane Duthie Photographs
Donald Ellis Wood mobiles
Joyce Frank Photographs
Jan Frassetto Wood carvings, paintings
Marc Freedman Original wood sculptures
Sarah Gotowka Mixed media drawings
Hannah Graeper Decorated delicate pottery
Ronny Hardaway Beaded weavings, bracelets
Cynthia Harrington Linoleum prints, ceramics, jewelry
Benjamin Hobbs Fine furniture
Phil Hutchings Watercolor paintings
Mary Beth Ihnken Paintings, prints
Diane Janowski Mixed media
Hobit Lafaye Photographs
Rob Licht Photographs, drawings, paintings
Candy Lucas Collage, prints
Chyna Ly Oil paintings
Carlton Manzano Oil Paintings
Colleen McCall Hand painted ceramics
Daniel McPheeters Digital prints
Susan Mehringer Hand-woven items
Reese Moffatt Paintings, illustrations, drawings
Kathy Morris Photographs, prints, books, collage
Alice Muhlback Paintings, prints, posters
Bill Mutch Editorial photographs
Patrick O'Connor Paintings
Graham Ottoson Functional gourd art
Rachel Philipson Photographs
Jenny Pope Woodcuts, ceramics
Michael D. Price Paintings, prints, cards
Rita Rhodes Fiber art, sculpture, printmaker
Jackie Richardson Jewelry
Nancy Ridenour Photographs, tiles
Jon Riley Photographs
Gary Edward Rith Mugs, Vases, bowls.
Micky Roof Gold and silver jewelry
Kadie Salfi Cyanotypes
Mary Michael Shelley Painted woodcarvings
June Silberman Fiber art
Grant Silverstein Etchings
Allen C. Smith Abstract oil paintings, watercolors
Christi Sobel Watercolors, prints, hand painted shoes
Sophia Sophia Jewelry
Pat Sorbini Hand bound books, collage
Mark Speiser Functional wooden items
Carol Spence Mixed media & acrylic paintings
Michele Steffey Photographic prints
Ivy Stevens-Gupta Acrylic paintings
Meyer Stolov Paintings
Katie Vaz Hand lettered prints, cards
Cristina Velasquez Acrylic paintings
Susan Verberg Photographs
Karen Vogler Wire wrapped jewelry
Fred B. Warner, Jr. Watercolors

Art Club
Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
Community Arts Partnership
Community School of Music and Arts
Cultura! Ithaca
History Center in Tompkins County
The Ink Shop Printmaking Center
Ithaca Lit
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
State of the Art Gallery
Tompkins County Quilters Guild

On the Street (Pitas)
Asian Taste
Khmer Angkor Cambodian Food
Osaka-ya Japanese Food
Rogues Harbor (Pulled Pork, Desserts)
Veronika's Pastries

Bandwagon Brewpub
King Ferry Winery
Rogues Harbor Stouthearted Brewing

WITH -FM 90.1 - artist interviews for later broadcast
East Hill Jazz Group performances all day



Thank you to our 2016 Artist Market sponsors.