The updated vendor application for the 2015 Buck Moon Arts Festival is now online!
You can download it by clicking here or by clicking on the link below!
We have great things in the works for the 2015 festival! We hope to see you there!
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!
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.
We couldn’t have had a festival without you!
(Again, we couldn’t have had a festival without you!)
Adirondack Kettle Korn
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)
Chartwells Dining Services
Coyote Hill Farms
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)
Jennifer Ford (Bees Of The Woods Apiary)
FOVAPA-Friends of Visual and Performing Arts
Keith Freeman (Bees Of The Woods Apiary)
Barbara Green (Adirondack Green House Basketry)
Linda K. Hinkle-Micropolis Gallery
Hummingbird Hills Winery
Jessie Jensen (Children’s Musical Program)
Josh Kerr (Kerr’s Chainsaw Carvings)
Mary La Fleur (Pinewoods Potters)
Landreth Seed Co.
The Lanzi Family
Kathryn Larsen (Pinewoods Potters)
Carol A. McIntosh (Leaning Tree Designs)
Arthur Marc (Arthur Marc’s Specialty Foods)
Deb Mustico (Ice Delites)
Nine Pin Ciderworks
Sandra J.Peters (Photography Creations)
Linda Popper (Nature’s Artistry)
Rogers Family Orchards
Priscilla & Frank Spooner (Heal-Gemstones)
Stewart’s Shops-Ice Cream
SVAN-Sacandaga Valley Art Network
Thousand Islands Winery
Anita Tobler (Glimmer Glo Gemstone Designs)
(We couldn’t have had a festival without you either!)
The Bentwood Rockers
Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle
Hey Jude…The Tribute
Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter
Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Co.
Alex Torres And His Latin Orchestra
Iona Troupe Irish Step Dance Group
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.
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.
The Festival is almost here and we just wanted to let you know of a few Festival updates!
We have some great performers, vendors and events planned and we hope to see you there!
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.
It looks like we’ll have great weather for the festival! We hope to see you there!
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!
The website has a link to directions for the festival location, the activity schedule, and all pertinent information for this celebration of regional arts festival. Information can also be found on our facebook page found here.