Artists announced for 64th annual Art in the Park/Taste of Olean

OLEAN – The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is proud to announce the artists participating in Art in the Park/Taste of Olean, to be held Sunday on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College. The 2013 artists represent a broad cross sector of the talent to be found in the Southern Tier, and visitors will be able to browse and shop among painters, jewelers, photographers, wood workers, toymakers and more.

Artists include Cherie Antle, John Balacki, Robin Zefers Clark, Lisa Conklin, Denise Drummond, Patricia Eckstrom, Jane Hittner, Sean Huntington, Elizabeth Jankowski, Kristina McLeod, Dee Marra, Elise Matthews, Keith McKale, Ellen Paquette, Cindy Pascatore, Sandy Pickert, Dee Smith, Southern Tier Symphony, JJ Watson and Michael Weishan.

Art in the Park, now in its 64th year, is a one-day juried outdoor art festival dedicated to excellence in the visual arts as well as enhancing and promoting the visual arts and the talented artists in the area. The event offers a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase locally-made artwork directly from the artists who created it. Jurors Mikel Wintermantel and Evelyn Penman will judge this year’s participants and ribbons will be awarded at 1 p.m. for Best of Show and two Juror’s Choice prizes. The 2013 event will again feature face painting, arts activities and additional family entertainment

Just across the sidewalk, the 2013 Taste of Olean will once again showcase the best of the Olean region’s restaurants and food organizations.