TRASK Art Show to feature work by 50 artists

Art lovers and art makers will come together Thursday to benefit the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. The sixth annual TRASK Art Show & Sale is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.

The one-night-only juried art show and sale will feature the work of more than 50 local artists, including Marilyn Cavallari, Matt Chinian, Chuck Miller and Gail Stein. Dee Sarno, educator and founding executive director of Saratoga Arts, and artist Takeyce Walter will serve as judges.

“I love the TRASK event because preservation and visual art so totally complement each other,” Sarno says. “The foundation works to preserve the buildings, monuments and history of the past. The artists who share their artwork for the TRASK event are motivated by the foundation’s mission, capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of long ago, while also creating, through the arts, our ongoing history of today.”

Judge’s Choice, Curator’s Pick, Honorable mention and Best in Show – underwritten by the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel – will be among the prizes. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and a specialty drink called Yaddo Rosé, from Capital Wine & Liquor, will be available, and Tanager will provide live jazz music.

Textile designer Betsy Olmsted and photographer Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes are honorary co-chairs.

Tickets are $55 for SSPF members and $65 for non-members and can be purchased online until 5 p.m. Wednesday, by phone at (518) 587-5030, or in person at the SSPF office, 112 Spring St. on the day of the event.

Those interested in viewing the art before the event can purchase a $100 Sneak Peek ticket, with 5:30 p.m. admission. Those ticket holders will be able to purchase art in advance at a “buy it now” price, rather than participating in the silent auction during the event.

SSPF was founded in 1977 and is the leading advocate for the preservation of Saratoga Springs’ architectural, cultural and landscaped heritage. The TRASK Art Show & Sale is named after the late Spencer Trask, a financier, philanthropist and venture capitalist who was largely responsible for preserving the spring waters of Saratoga.

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