Our 2021 Festival Poster, Cascading Blooms, was painted by local artist Adam Freed. Adam has captivated us with the precise technique he used to portray the Oh Be Joyful Valley in this year’s poster. We have been in love with his painting since the moment we saw it. We’re excited for you to fall in love with the 2021 poster and even more excited to have a local artist representing this year’s poster!
Adam was born just outside the city of Poughkeepsie amidst the rural surroundings of upstate New York. From a very early age, Adam had shown a strong interest in drawing and painting and pursued these interests throughout schooling; Adam graduated from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.
Adam taught elementary school art in South Florida for three years before deciding to pack up and travel across the European continent. Adam trekked through thirteen different countries documenting his experiences in sketchbooks using drawings, collages, and the written word.
When Adam returned to the states, he began to focus more intently on his own personal art production. During this period, Adam headed west and discovered a love for the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Adam quickly settled into a life of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and of course, painting.
Adam has resided in Crested Butte for the last 27 years. He has made a home in our small mountain town with his wife and two sons where he paints full time from his home studio.
From June to September, Adam shows his work at the Sunday Art Market in Crested Butte. Adam will occasionally move his work into galleries, but at the moment he is not currently represented in any of the local galleries. He is, however offering studio tours by appointment.
This year we will be offering a signed fine art print of Adam’s poster with the Mariposa Lily and Fairy Slipper level of membership.