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Opportunities for Artists

 

  The Arts Center Gallery 

 
 
2019 Call for Artists: Online Application Open January 15 - May 15, 2018
All applicaitons must be submitted online. Click here to apply today!
 
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.

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

 


 

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.
  • Schedule your 2019 Art in Public Places exhibition beginning on January 22, 2018!

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.

 


 

120° Intercollegiate Regional

 

March 30 - April 20, 2018 | The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Entry Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2018 | $20 Entry Fee | All Media Welcome

Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council present the 120° Intercollegiate Regional, a juried fine art exhibition for students attending an accredited College or University located within 120 miles of Saratoga Springs, Troy, or Glens Falls, NY. The exhibition travels to a different host site each year highlighting the best of collegiate art students in the region.

Click here for more information and to apply.
Questions? Contact Belinda Colon, Curator at The Arts Center for the Capital Region at belinda@artscenteronline.org or call 518.273.0552.


 

2018 Home and Lifestyle Art Show

 

March 2-4, 2018 | Saratoga Springs City Center
 

The Fourth Annual Rotary Art Show is right around the corner! The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs, NY has successfully expanded its annual art show to include the entire second floor of the Saratoga Springs City Center. More than 5,000 square feet will again be devoted to artists and art-related vendors of the Art Show.

This exciting Art Show, which is part of the larger Home & Lifestyle Show, begins Friday, March 2nd and runs through Sunday, March 4th. Art exhibits will be exposed to the thousands of people attending the Home & Lifestyle Show. Prizes and giveaways will ensure a steady flow of traffic throughout Art Show space. Saratoga Arts members receive a 10% discout on their booth rental fee!

Artist Participation  |  Step-by-Step 

  • Original works of art are encouraged, and we ask that you limit the number of reproductions you exhibit
  • When submitting your application, please submit a photo of your work and/or booth.
  • Each 7/8/10 x 10 foot curtained booth is provided by Rotary; however, we cannot provide furniture or hanging surfaces; that will be the artist/vendor’s responsibility.
  • Artist/vendor must be present or have a representative (or neighbor) present at the booth throughout the show. The Rotary Club takes no responsibility for an unmanned booth.
  • Artist booth rental is $235 for a 10 x 10 ($220 if payment is received by January 2, 2018). Your booth reservation is not confirmed until Rotary has received your payment.
  • Smaller Artist booths are available, 7 deep x 10 wide for $170 ($155 if paid by 1/2/18) and 8 deep x 10 wide for $190 ($175 if paid by 1/2/18).
  • Limited space will be available for Wine and Spirit vendors on a first come first serve basis, special pricing does apply.
  • Booth rental fee is for the entire show. Early birds will get the best locations.
  • Artists may team up with other artists to share booth space, but the booth must be registered under one name.
  • All sales are the responsibility of the artist or vendor. Rotary requires no commissions for this show and does not track vendor sales.

 

To access the application, please email: RotaryArtShow@nycap.rr.com or for more information on the Rotary Home and Lifestyle Show please visit www.RotaryHomeShow.com 

 


Summer Community Show | 10 x 10

 

June 30 - September 8, 2018
Artwork Drop-Off: Monday, June 18th & Tuesday, June 19th | 9am-6pm

 

View the full submission guidelines and print your artwork labels here!

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 Annual Members' Show

 

November 10, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Artwork Drop-Off: Monday, November 5 | 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. 
 

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!
  • There is a $5 day-of entry fee.
 

 

 

The Arts Center Galleries

9am-5pm
Monday through Friday

11am - 5pm
Saturday 


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

 

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