Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Don't Forget Your Camera!

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is a great opportunity to take photo's of the landscape, your friends and family.  So don't forget your camera!











Sunday, June 8, 2014

Talented Artist Appearing At The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014

The next couple of weeks we will be highlighting just some of our wonderful and talented artists who will appearing at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival this year. 

Check out Betsy Sio from East Street Tins, Skaneateles. Her video will give you an idea of her fabulous jewelry.  http://vimeo.com/35467991


Terry Askey-Cole brings her love of nature to all her creations. A resident of Skaneateles for over thirty years, she finds inspiration in the beauty all around her.
She specializes in hand built ceramic leaves, leaf plates and platters, hand-painted functional ware, mosaics and sculpture, that can be wonderful accents to any home or garden. Terry is Co-owner of Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, which features the art of over fifty local artists.




Karen Pardee from Serendipity Saori Studio has a Bachelor of Arts in Fiber Arts and teach adult and children's classes at local art and community centers. Looking at just some of her work she will offering.  You can learn more about her here: http://www.serendipitysaoristudio.com/



Master Craftsman, William Bullard has more than 40+ years’ experience in woodworking from homebuilding to finish carpentry. All of his bowls are hand turned from one solid piece of wood. No two bowls are identical in grain, thus giving each bowl its own special characteristics.


Take a look at Don Walker's stunning handwoven wool rugs, properly made rag rugs and table runners.




Heather Bivens of Baldwinsville, NY is the artist and creator of Weathered Heather. Heather creates one of a kind, kiln formed art glass jewelry. Heather is just one of many new artist to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. http://www.weatheredheather.com/



Amy Brand, is the artist behind Sweet Pea Felts. Her whimsical soft sculptures are created through the art of needle felting. In addition to creating needle felted sculptures and wall hangings , Amy also teaches felting classes and provides demos locally.
In the spring of 2012, her work was exhibited at The Strong, national museum of play as part of their Whimsical Art Trail. On most days you can find her in the studio, needle felting a tiny world filled with whimsy and nostalgia.


New to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is Jacques Schickel. Jacques has earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University in 1985. And worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre Vermont and as a designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora NY. http://www.jacquesschickel.com/



We welcome back Chris Murray to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. He has been practicing landscape photography for over fifteen years. His work has appeared in several magazines including Nature Photographer, Shutterbug, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist.




Monday, May 19, 2014

Lavender Winter Damage and Changes to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

After evaluating our lavender field it has been determined that we have lost our more tender Intermedia (Grosso) lavender that blooms in July as a result of our frigid cold winter.  It is because of this reason that we will not be able to offer our usual U-Pick lavender bouquets this year.  Our plan at this point is to replace some of the Intermedia and introduce a hardier variety in its place to rebuild our U-pick in the future. 

An additional feature of the 2014 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will be a celebration of our farm’s 150th birthday at Lockwood Lavender Farm.  This FREE event offers a day of presentations, crafts, artisans, culinary delights and the Lavender Market.   Make sure you take time to sign our birthday card. 

The United States Lavender Growers Association has reported this year’s harsh winter has affected growers across the country with great loss that will affect this year’s harvest.  In our 13 years growing lavender we have not experience such a loss as this year.

We want to thank you in advance for your continued support to our family farm.  



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014 Poster Contest Winner Is...

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival committee is proud to present the winner of the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest is Kathleen Schneider of Camillus, NY.  The proceeds from the sale of the poster will be donated to the Syracuse Rescue Mission.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Calling All Artists!
Seventh Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival
 Art Poster Contest

Lockwood Lavender Farm is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 7th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster.   The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its posters, postcards, website, t-shirt and press releases.  It will also be featured in the summer issue of Plank Road Magazine, this year’s sponsor. The proceeds from the sale of the poster during the festival will be donated to the Rescue Mission Syracuse.
For inspiration and details please visit our website at: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The winning artist will receive:
·$100 cash prize.
·A copy of the finished poster and festival t-shirt.
·Artwork and artist biography will be displayed at Lockwood Lavender Farm.
·An opportunity to do a poster signing during the Lavender Festival.
· Featured on the lavender festival website. www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

The application, rules and requirements will be on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm 315-685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 25, 2014. Winning poster will be announced on May 1, 2014.

This is a unique opportunity for the winner to have their work be seen by visitors attending the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival and Festival and subscribers of Plank Road Magazine. The 2013 event had over 4000 visitors.   This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th.

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Lockwood Lavender Farm • 1682 West Lake Road • Skaneateles, New York 
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