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Opportunities for Artists

   

 

  The Arts Center Gallery 

 
 
The Arts Center Gallery presents between 6-7 exhibitions annually, ranging from solo, two-person or small group exhibits to large group or juried exhibitions. As a part of our mission to make the arts accessible to all, admission to all of Saratoga Arts’ galleries is free and open to the public. Our gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturdays from 11am - 5pm. We are also open on Sundays from 11am - 5pm in July and August.

 

Artist Participation  |  Step-by-Step
 

  • Artists interested in having their artworks included in a solo, two-person or small group show in The Arts Center Gallery (excluding the Members' Show or Summer Show) must apply via our annual submission process. 
  • Individuals interested in submitting curatorial proposals for The Arts Center gallery must apply via our annual submission process.
  • All submissions are reviewed by an exhibition review panel, consisting of an independent group of artists, arts administrators and gallery professionals.
  • Artists and curators who submit applications for consideration will be notified of the committee’s decision.

 

Applicaitons are accepted each year from early February through early May. We invite artists working in any medium and individuals interested in submitting curatorial proposals to apply for consideration by our exhibitions review panel. Artists will be considered for solo, two-person or small group exhibitions in our 2,000 square foot gallery space. Strong preference is given to artworks within a series or concept. Individuals who reside in Saratoga County and the eight surrounding counties are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your submissions to exhibit in our 2018 Exhibition Season! Aritsts who have applied will be notified if their artwork has been selected by the end of this summer. 

Questions? Please contact Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Coordinator, at ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org or call 518.584.4132

 


 

The Annual Members' Show

 

November 11 - December 31, 2017
Artwork Drop-Off: Monday, November 6, 9am-6pm

 

One of our most popular exhibitions of the year: The Annual Members’ Show! Whether a seasoned professional or curious student, all current Saratoga Arts’ members are invited to take part in this wonderful exhibition. Over five thousand people visit the Arts Center Gallery between November and December to enjoy this show highlighting the wealth of artistic talent our region has to offer. Annually, with over 230 artists exhibiting artworks ranging from painting, drawing and printmaking to sculpture, functional fine art and photography, our Annual Members’ show promises to be a real treat! Works in all media are accepted. Guidelines for the Annual Members' Show are posted in the summer.
 

Participation  |  Step-by-Step

  • Become a member of Saratoga Arts - if you are already a member, fantastic! Click here to become a Saratoga Arts Member.
  • Works in all mediums are encouraged.  We post the guidelines and the drop-off date for the exhibition in the summer.
  • Bring your work on the drop-off day during the designated times and that is it!  Over 5,000 people visit our gallery during the months of November and December, so if you would like you work seen, this is the show to participate in!
 

 

 


 

The Art in Public Places Program

 

The Art in Public Places Program (APP) features monthly or bi-monthly exhibits of member artists' work in various locations around the county.  The goal of the program is to present original artwork in easily accessible spaces throughout the Saratoga Region. Participation in the APP program is a benefit open to all members of Saratoga Arts from emerging artists who might be presenting their first exhibition to veteran artists with experience. 

 
Art in Public Places Locations
 
Saratoga Arts - Member’s Hall & Theater Reception Gallery - 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs Train Station - West Avenue, Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs Visitor’s Center - 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs Public Library - 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga's Community Federal Credit Union - 23 Division Street, Saratoga Springs

The Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library - Moe Road, Clifton Park
The Brookside Museum - 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa
 
Artist Participation  |  Step-by-Step 
  • Participation in our APP program is easy!  All you have to do is become a member of Saratoga Arts!  Click here to become a Saratoga Arts Member.
  • We are now scheudling Art in Public Places for 2018! Contact Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Coordinator, at 518-584-4132 ext. 204 to check site availability and schedule an exhibit on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Artists are responsible for installing and de-installing their APP exhibitions and will be issued a contract with specific guidelines for participation. Read the guidelines here.

 

Saratoga Arts is always looking for new businesses and organizations interested in becoming a part of our Art in Public Places program.  Businesses and organizations must have a suitable space to present between 10-20 artworks - it could be a hallway or other open area, it must be a public space!  Saratoga Arts will take care of the rest!  We will schedule an artist to install their work for either a monthly exhibition.

 


 

The Gallery Shop

 

The mission of The Art Center Gallery Shop is to provide high quality, hand-made, art and fine craft from member-artists.The Gallery Shop supports community artists and fine crafters through the display of their original works.The Gallery Shop offers pieces of original artistry including handcrafted objects, fine jewelry, accessories, fibers, ceramics, wood, glass, paintings, mixed media and books. Saratoga Arts will select work we think best reflects our marketing and exhibition goals. Saratoga Arts is conveniently located in historic downtown Saratoga Springs at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street with entrances on both streets as well as on Congress Park. Situated adjacent to The Arts Center Gallery, your pieces will be displayed in a venue that exhibits the work of nationally renowned artists and receives 12,000 yearly visitors.

 

Participation  |  Step-by-Step

  • Participation in our Gallery Shop is easy!  Become a Saratoga Arts member and set up an appointment to see our shop and show Saratoga Arts' staff your work! 
  • Click here to become a Saratoga Arts Member.
  • The Gallery Shop accepts hand-made art and fine crafts from member-artists including: handcrafted objects, fine jewelry, accessories, fibers, ceramics, wood, glass, paintings, mixed media and more.
  •  If you're interested in showing your work in The Gallery Shop, please contact Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Coordinator, at 584.4132.

 


 

Summer Community Show | 10 x 10

 

July 1 - September 2, 2017
Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork to the 10x10 exhibition!

 

In July and August, Saratoga Arts presents one of our favorite exhibitions - the 10 x 10 show. Participation in this exhibition is open to everybody; new artists, veteran artists, young and old artists, artists who are showing their work for the first time and artists who have been showing their work for years. Our 10 x 10 exhibition celebrates the community and community arts. All artworks are available for purchase at or around $100.  During the summer, thousands of visitors come to The Arts Center - last year over 100 works sold!

 

Participation  |  Step-by-Step

  • Participation in our 10 x 10 show is easy!  You do not have to be a member to participate in this exhibition.
  • Works in all mediums are encouraged - the only rule - the work must measure 10" x 10" and be ready to hang!  Artists can submit up to 3 pieces.
  • Deliver your artwork(s) on the drop-off day with the $10 entry fee, and the artwork labels for each piece.
  • View the artwork guidelines and print out your artwork labels here!

 

 

 

 

The Arts Center Galleries

9am-5pm
Monday through Friday

11am - 5pm
Saturday 


For more information about our Exhibitions program contact:
Emma Huneck,
Exhibitions Coordinator at ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org or 518.584.4132

 

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