Businesses again showcasing art with Palettes of Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2014 at 12:00 am

27 pieces of artwork are for sale to raise money for art scholarships

Photos by Tom Rivers – This painting was done by Christine VerSteeg of Kendall and is on display in Bindings Bookstore in Albion. There are 27 paintings in the Palettes of Orleans.

ALBION – The Chamber of Commerce has organized a public art project for the second straight year. Artists created 27 paintings on canvas that are displayed at local businesses.

The Palettes of Orleans project will conclude with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, 10609 Ridge Rd., Medina.

The community is welcome to submit bids for the artwork. The proceeds will go towards art scholarships at each of the five school districts in Orleans County.

“We have a lot of really nice pieces,” said Samantha Roskowski, coordinator of the project for the Chamber of Commerce. She also painted a canvas on display at Creekside Florist in Medina.

Five Star Bank in Albion displays this painting by Connie Maines.

The Palettes of Orleans debuted last year with 70 paintings on palettes. This year the numbers were reduced and the format was switched to an 11-by-14-inch canvas.

The list of participants includes:

Arnold’s Auto – Mark G.
Bloom’s – John Hewitt
Bindings Bookstore – Chris Versteeg
Knight’s Pride – Kim Martillotta-Muscarella
Hazy Jade – Connie Mosher
Orleans County Chamber of Commerce – Ed Rosko
Orleans County Farmers Market – Kim Nesbitt
Tillman’s Historic Village Inn – Sue Wells
Five Star Bank – Connie Maines
Marti’s on Main – Kim Martillotta-Muscarella

Partyka Farms – Amanda Wilmier

A Lily & A Sparrow – Glenda Gross
Apple Blossom Florist – Connie Maines
Ashlee’s – Brandi Zavitz
Blissett’s – Kim Martillotta-Muscarella
The Book Shoppe – Jen Scott
Case Nic Cookies – Nicole Tuohey (also sponsored by OC Farmers Market)
Creekside Florist – Samantha Roskowski
C&H PC – Clara Lake
Della’s Chocolate – Jen Scott
East Center Stop N’ Shop – Jim Nicholson
English Rose Tea Shoppe – Patricia Worrad
Lakes Wine N Spirits – Clara Lake
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – Eric Valley
Orleans County Farmers Market – Kim Nesbitt
Roberts Farm Market – Todd Eick
Rosenkrans – Mrs. Hamm
Vision 2000 – Glenda Gross