Local Artist Opportunities

BJ Spoke Gallery

All fine art photographers are invited to apply to BJ Spoke Gallery’s photography competition and exhibit, Focus 2018. The definition of photography in this show is broad.  Your work can be anything from cell phone snapshots to silver gelatin prints, from digitally manipulated photos to polaroids, to sunprints. The photographers will be chosen by juror Kelly Sidley. Ms. Sidley is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography of the Museum of Modern Art, NY. All entries will be through the CaFÉ (call for entry) website.  For details, instructions and our full prospectus, see www.bjspokegallery.org/juried-competitions/focus-2018.  Our deadline is April 30, 2018; the exhibition will be held in August.



Call for Plein Air Artists

The Hyde Collection is hosting a juried Plein Air Festival in collaboration with Plein Air Adirondack to coincide with its annual Community Day scheduled for Sunday, August 12, 2018. The juried plein air event will take place August 9 – August 12. Participating artists will be selected by Guest Juror Ann Larsen.

The Plein Air Festival will begin August 9 with a presentation by Guest Juror Ann Larsen, followed by two days of outdoor painting, including a nocturne painting invitation Friday, August 10, in downtown Glens Falls. The Plein Air Festival will conclude with an art show and award ceremony August 12 during The Hyde’s Community Day celebration.

Interested artists should read the Artist Entry Form Guidelines and submit the Entry Form by April 30.

Call for Plein Air Artists



Saratoga Arts’ 10×10 Exhibition

June 30 – September 8, 2018

Artwork Drop-Off:Monday & Tuesday, June 18 & 19 | 9am-6pm
Artwork Pick-Up:Monday & Tuesday, September 10 & 11 | 9am-6pm
$10 entry fee

The annual 10×10 show exhibits the artwork of new artists, veteran artists, young and old artists, artists who are showing their work for the first time and artists who have been exhibiting their work for years. This exhibition also features the 10×10 artworks created by hundreds of young artists participating in Saratoga Arts’ Visual Arts Summer Camp program. By the end of August, this exhibition will present over 800 works by over 500 artists!


Artisan Trails in Washington County

Washington County artisans/artists are invited to participate in the first county-wide event ‘Artisan Trails in Washington County’. This is a self-guided tour during which the public will visit artisans stores/galleries or studios during the weekend of July 13 – 15. A Artisan Trails Map will be available online and at all participating artisan sites Mid-June.

The purpose of this event is to educate the public about the skill and processes that go into the production of craft or art work. We believe that through personal contact with each artisan, visitors can become loyal customers and supporters of the diverse craft traditions currently practiced in Washington County NY.

Additional information about the event is available on the website; www.artisan-trails.com. The deadline for artisan applications is June 1st. Questions should be directed to the email address, info@artisan-trails.com.