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"The Signs of Past Times"
"Summer Solstice"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2010 All Rights Reserved
Contemporary & Memory Inspired Art by Finger Lakes Artist Susan Wake Susan Wake 2013
"Eau de Vie (Water of Life)"
Palettes of Keuka
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"Bella Vista"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2014
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Susan Wake 2007
"Slo September"
Palettes of Keuka
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"Blue Diamond"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2015
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The Palettes of Keuka

"Keuka-The Charm of the Finger Lakes"
The Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2009 All Rights Reserved
4216 Turnpike Road in Towlesville, New York
(25 minutes from Hammondsport, NewYork)

"Chula Vista"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2012
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Contemporary and Memory Inspired Art of Finger Lakes Artist Susan Wake
"October Best"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2011
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For nine of the twelve years with the Palettes of Keuka, my palette has been displayed at the former Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor. My second year Palette, Reflections on Keuka was painted with my left hand as my right hand was incapacitated. I was sketching the preliminary drawing for the palette and was wishing for a boat to come along and it did. It was a Runabout. So I painted it into the painting. When I dropped off the painting the folks at the Chamber said, Hey! There's John Jensen! I said, Who is John Jensen? And they said, "he is the owner of the ice cream shop AND your sponsor! So after that coincidence, his sponsorship and cameo appearance became a tradition.

Each year it was the same. In July the palettes would come out, I would pay John a visit at the ice cream shop and I would ask if he was satisfied with the painting. He would say that he was very happy with it and we would discuss the painting. Then he would ask, But, am I in it? And I would say, "Well, let's look and see." Then he would say, "Is that me in my boat?" And I would say yes it was, and he would smile.

 This year his cameo is no exception. I would like to think he would be pleased.

"Reflections on Keuka"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2008 All Rights Reserved

"Adagio"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2016
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  The Palettes of Keuka is an annual event sponsored by the Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce in Hammondsport, NY. Susan has been a participating artist in the Palettes of Keuka since it's inception eleven years ago.

This year she was pleased to be sponsored by the Keuka Baking and Oil Company. Her 2017 Palette, "First Light, Keuka" was displayed at that location.

Each year participating businesses sponsor an artist to create artwork on an oversized palette. The palettes are displayed throughout the summer months at participating businesses in the Hammondsport area. At the conclusion of the event, the palettes are sold at auction.

"First Light, Keuka"
Palettes of Keuka
Susan Wake 2017
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First Light, Keuka displayed at it's new home