The 2015 Buck Moon Event

Hello everyone!

We have some exciting things in the works for the 2015 BuckMoon Festival!

The Festival will be happening on July 11, 2015.

The website is currently acting as an archive of events and vendors for the 2014 festival but we’ll have online applications and updated information on the site in early 2015.

We hope to see you there!

Thank You!

The 2014 Buck Moon Arts Festival has drawn to a close and we were thrilled to have so many people come to the campus over the weekend through both rain and shine.


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Festival!

We couldn’t have had a festival without you!


Thanks to all of the Vendors

(Again, we couldn’t have had a festival without you!)

Adirondack Balsam

Adirondack Kettle Korn

Amorici Vineyard

Jessica Arceri (Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.)

(The) Art Factory

Arthur’s “On The Road” 

Kathryn Benson (Pinewoods Potters)

James Best (Sacred Journey Ceramics)

Cheryl Bielli (Mrs. B’s Petite Gallery & Studio)

Rachel Brown (Deep Earth Designs)

Bart Carrig

Chartwells Dining Services

Coyote Hill Farms

Creative Connections

Creative Expressions (Lexington-Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc)

Pamela Curtis (Creative Choice Designs)

Danascara Artisan Cheese

Constance A. Dodge

Gary C. Eckhart (Moosewalk Studios & Gallery)

John Elliott  

Jennifer Ford (Bees Of The Woods Apiary)

FOVAPA-Friends of Visual and Performing Arts

Keith Freeman (Bees Of The Woods Apiary)

Grandpa’s Garlic

Barbara Green (Adirondack Green House Basketry)

Warren Greene

Alexandra Higgins

Linda K. Hinkle-Micropolis Gallery

Hummingbird Hills Winery

Becky Jarczynski

Jessie Jensen (Children’s Musical Program)

Jeep Johnson

Josh Kerr (Kerr’s Chainsaw Carvings)

Mary La Fleur (Pinewoods Potters)

Lakeland Winery

Landreth Seed Co.

The Lanzi Family

Kathryn Larsen (Pinewoods Potters)

Carol A. McIntosh (Leaning Tree Designs)

Arthur Marc (Arthur Marc’s Specialty Foods)

Eric Melito

Mohawk Bakery

Deb Mustico (Ice Delites) 

Nine Pin Ciderworks 

Palatine Cheese

Sandra J.Peters (Photography Creations)

Linda Popper (Nature’s Artistry)

Rogers Family Orchards

Saratoga Crackers

Cindy Schmidt

Smoothies On Wheels

Priscilla & Frank Spooner (Heal-Gemstones)

Stewart’s Shops-Ice Cream

SVAN-Sacandaga Valley Art Network

Sharon Swain

Jonathan Swartwout

Thousand Islands Winery

Through-The-Arts (Liberty)

Anita Tobler (Glimmer Glo Gemstone Designs)

Whalen’s Horseradish 

Thanks to all the Performers, Presenters and Panelists

(We couldn’t have had a festival without you either!)

The Bentwood Rockers

Linda Biggers



Bill Coffey

Michael Dimin 



Sawyer Fredericks

Alan Gessinger

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle

Hey Jude…The Tribute

Mahmood Karimi-Hakak

Jean Karutis

Yvonne Lieblein

Patrick Longo

Brian McElhiney

Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter

Penny Jar

Mark Swain

Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Co.

Alex Torres And His Latin Orchestra

Iona Troupe Irish Step Dance Group

Thanks to everyone at FMCC!

There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into making a festival like this happen and without the assistance and support from FM’s administration, facilities, public safety and staff this event would not have been possible.


Finally, thanks to the following organizations and businesses for their support of the festival!



Saratoga Arts Council 2

Fulton County





FMCC Banner





Price Chopper






Again, on behalf of the planning committee for the Buck Moon Arts Festival, we’re grateful and humbled to have had so much community involvement and support for our event.  We hope the festival becomes a tradition and we hope it’s one you’ll join us for again.

Festival Updates And Parking Information

The Festival is almost here and we just wanted to let you know of a few Festival updates!



  • Parking: Since Buck Moon takes place on a college campus, we have LOTS of FREE PARKING spaces, all with easy access to the main quad area where all the fun is happening. Public Safety officers will direct traffic and we ask that you please respect “reserved” signs on orange cones in Lot #4 saved for our performers.


  • The Festival kicks off on Friday evening, July 11 with a 7 pm talk in the Large Lounge in the Student Union building with American sculptor John Van Alstine who will talk about his work. John is best known for stone and metal abstract sculptures exhibiting exceptional balance and poise. 


  • On Saturday July 12, the Festival opens at 10 AM, and the first featured musical act, Hey Jude, begins at 11AM.  A full run down of the all of the schedule can be found on the Festival Schedule page.


  • A number of food vendors and artisans will be on site selling delicious food.  You can find more specific information on the food artisan and vendor page.


  • General Map Of Events




  • Vendors are located in and around the Quad area.
  • The Main Stage (Saturday – Hey Jude, The Bentwood Rockers and Alex Torres And His Latin Orchestra   – Sunday – Penny Jar, Flame, and Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter)  is located outside the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • The Large Lounge (Friday – John Van Alstine –  Saturday – the Business Panel Discussions For Artists: “The Entrepreneurial Spirit“, “Developing Your Business Plan”, “Promoting Your Art: Building An Audience and Building A Buzz” and “Funding Yourself: Show Me the Money!” ) is located in the College Union building.
  • Raiders Cove (Saturday – Sawyer Fredericks, Bijoux, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Clank, DOOOJJ and Young Dealz – Sunday – Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Company) is located in the Cove on the map
  • The FM THEATRE (Saturday -Iona Troupe,  Carl Heilman, Scorpio screening and The Exonerated  – Sunday – The Exonerated) is located in the Visual Arts and Communications building.
  • Restrooms are located in all labeled buildings.


We have some great performers, vendors and events planned and we hope to see you there!


Website Updates And A Weather Update For The Festival

New Vendors Announced!

There have been a number of additions for vendors for the Festival this coming weekend.

1.  There’s more information about the Art workshops for papermaking, egg shell mosaics and relief print making.  You read about all of those here.

2.  The Art Vendor pages has been updated with a number of new arts vendors and there are a number of new food artisans and vendors as well.  You can read about those here.


Weather Forecast


It looks like we’ll have great weather for the festival!  We hope to see you there!


FM’s Buck Moon Arts Festival Offering Free Panel Discussions For Local Artists

Johnstown, NY – At any given moment, thousands of artists are pouring blood, sweat and tears into their art, but only a fraction of those artists are making money from their efforts and an even smaller percentage are actually making a living at it. In an effort to help local artists and hobbyists monetize their art, a series of interactive panel discussions with working artists and industry professionals will be hosted as a part of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Buck Moon Arts Festival on Saturday, July 12. The diverse expert panelists include people such as Yvonne Lieblein, a writer and creative producer who worked for the SCRABBLE brand before launching her marketing and PR firm, Lieblein Associates LLC. and Patrick Longo of Upaya Productions who successfully raised over $23,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a musical that will run at Proctor’s Theatre this fall.

Saturday’s panel discussions begin with a presentation at 11:00 a.m. entitled, “The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Manifesting Your Dream,” by Yvonne Lieblein.

The second panel discussion at 12:00 p.m. (“Developing Your Business Plan,”) will focus on the business of art. The presenters for this panel include Dan Barner (founder and lead strategist for Prolific Marketing in Ballston Spa), bassist, author and clinician Mike Dimin, Yvonne Lieblein, and FMCC business faculty member Mark Swain.

The 1:30 p.m. panel discussion, “Promoting Your Art: Building an Audience and Building a Buzz,” will focus on many issues surrounding promoting one’s self and one’s art. The panel presenters include Dan Barner, independent artist Bill Coffey, Yvonne Lieblein, Patrick Longo, Leader-Herald newspaper Sunday Editor Brian McElhiney, and Mark Swain.

The 3:00 p.m. panel discussion, “Show Me the Money!” discusses traditional and alternative means of making money as an artist including crowd funding and grant funding. The presenters on that panel include: Bill Coffey, Mike Dimin, Patrick Longo, FM’s Director of Grants and Grant Funded Programs Jean Karutis, Yvonne Lieblein and Mark Swain.

The day’s panel discussions will conclude with a screening of the documentary Scorpio which will be followed by a panel discussion entitled,  Scorpio: A Case Study of Creating Art Under “Impossible” Situations with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak and Elahe Golpari of Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI); a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and screening of unseen films from around the globe.  This 43 minute film, rarely seen in the U.S. and never publically screened in Iran, is a documentary about an Iranian rock band called “The Scorpio” and the impact of rock music on Iranian youth culture during its pre-revolution period in Iran.

The approaches and advice that will be presented in the panel discussions can be applicable to artists working in any medium.

The panel discussions are free to the general public, but seating is limited so please RSVP through Eventbrite before July 11th!


Eventbrite - Buck Moon Arts Festival - Making Money From Your Art - Panel Workshops