The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the
appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Our mission is to promote art education and artistic
endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions,
lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.
+ Ironic January Show Announcement
+ December 17th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
The Upstate Artists Guild must admit it is late posting information about our upcoming show, Wrinkle In Time. Yep. We are late telling all of you about a show all about clocks.
With irony out of the way, it is time to make some art and make it on time! Check you calendar, your clock, just don't ask us for any help. We're just artists. Somebody else needs to keep up with the time. . . . . see here for more information:
Wrinkle In Time
+ Gingerbread Funshop
+ November 17th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Please read the following in your best overly dramatic announcer voice.
Attention Capital District!
The UAG is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the return of THE GINGERBREAD FUNHOUSE.
- Your Children
- Your Parents
- You In-laws
- Your Out-laws
All are invited to come make GINGERBREAD this December 6th.
for additional information.
+ Event Stroll
+ September 29th, 2014 at 10:23 PM
The UAG has joined Troy Night Out on the new mobile app EventStroll which can be downloaded for FREE for both iPhone and Android devices. You can find the links to the applications from the 1st Friday Albany
home page and they will be listed here soon. In the mean time:
The app features an interactive map and list of participants and venues. Our next show, ďOutside the Line", is also listed under the UAG logo.
Check it out!
+ Chalk Walk - Art at the Market
+ July 6th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Our very good friends at the Kinderhook Farmers' Market are hosting an event they call Chalk Walk.
This year's theme is "Delicious Inspiration".
For more information, see the linked PDFs or read the following information. (The PDFs have more detail than you can see here).
- Chalk Walk Flyer
- Chalk Walk Application
- Chalk Walk Release Forms
Each artist or team will be matched up with one of our local Hudson Valley vendors. Artists will be informed of their vendor when notified of participation.
Let the market as a whole, or perhaps the charming, unique historic setting along with
your vendorís locally harvested foods or delicious handmade offerings serve as your
inspiration to create a work of art in chalk celebrating the bounty of the farmersí market
and the season. Paintings will be completed in designated areas, and participation is limited.
Towels or kneepads are recommended for the comfort of all participants.
Kinderhook Farmersí Market
August 2, 2014
Number of Artists:
Public Viewing and Judging:
Announcement of Winners:
First Place - $100
Second Place - $50
Third Place - $25
- Applications must be received no later than July 18, 2014.
- Applications may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach a sample of your work with the application.
- Artists may compete as individuals or in teams. Teams should consist of no more than three artists.
- Participants will be provided with chalk and charcoal. Participants may only use the materials supplied by the eventís organizers.
- Artwork must be appropriate for all viewing ages. No political, religious, or sexual images or commercial advertisements are permitted.
- Participants will be notified by July 25, 2014, of acceptance for participation.
- Please see the linked PDFs above for more information, including all of the things we did not include here.
So get out there and DRAW people! Chalk!
+ Bombers Burritos Fundraiser
+ June 16th, 2014 at 11:08 PM
In connection with our Free Workshops (see below) the UAG is holding a fund raiser at Bombers on Lark Street
(across from the UAG Gallery) on June 20th, 7 - 8 PM.
Come support the arts, the UAG and burritos. Remember, great art is fueled by great burritos.
Cover Charge: $3
No vampires allowed.
+ Free Workshops For You!
+ June 16th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
The UAG is happy to announce a series of free workshops. These workshops our available everyone with a pulse. Yes, that means you.
Unfortunately, at this time we are able to offer these lessons only to the living. No vampires allowed.
To learn more, follow the link: Our Bodies Of Work
Additional Materials of Interest:
- Call For Art
+ June Newsletter
+ June 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
UAG's June Newsletter
+ UAG on WAMC
+ June 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Thank you to our friends at WAMC who recently sat down with our very own Tammy Maddalla, First Friday Coordinator, Rebecca Schoonmaker, Founding Member & Gallery Manager, and Nina Stanley, Founding Member and current Secretary of the Guild.
Follow this link to see more and listen to the interview.