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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.

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+ UAG Show this November and December 2021 at Art Associates Gallery
+ October 12th, 2021 at 9:07 PM
We excited to share details for the upcoming UAG (name TBD) Show 11/5-2021-12/31/2021.
The show will be at Art Associates Gallery, located at 21 Railroad Ave, Albany 12205. This gallery and framing shop is owned by Atilla & Kinga Zalavary. www.artassociatesgalleryinc.com 518-459-1307

Any current or former supporter of the UAG may participate! The gallery is a large space with three rooms to show work. There are large walls and small spaces, so there are no restrictions on the size of your work. We have many artists who will be participating, so for now we will be limiting it to five pieces from each artist. However, if your work is on the smaller side, we could fit a few more. And, if the work sells during the show- you can opt to let the buyer take the work and you can replace it with another creation.

There is no submission fee, and the gallery does not charge a commission on sold works. That being said, please spend your time and money promoting the show and think of Atilla if you need any framing work done.

Drop off for the show will be as follows:
Saturday, 10/30 10am-3pm
Sunday, 10/31 by appointment (call Atilla)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/1-11/3/21 12pm-6pm
WE NEED TO HAVE ALL OF THE WORK BY 6pm WEDNESDAY so we can hang the show.
If you cannot make any of the above times, please reach out to Rebecca Schoonmaker and we will try to figure out an alternative for you. Please have a wire on your work. The gallery uses a rod and clip style and wires are what works well with it. Please also make sure your work is labeled so we know which label to use when hanging.

The show will be open during business hours and by appointment through November. We will also be hosting two opening receptions on Friday 11/5/2021 from 4pm-9pm and Friday, 12/3 from 4pm-9pm. We may also have more events throughout the two month span with possible music performances, poetry readings and art events.

The show will end on 12/31 and pick up of your unsold work will be in the days following. I will send out another email at the end of the show reminding you of the dates and times the space is open for pick-up.

Now, due to COVID, there will be some significant differences between this show other UAG shows you have been to. Most significantly, during the receptions, there is no food or beverages allowed in the gallery space, or within six feet of the entrance. Masks must be worn in the gallery space. There can only be 25 people in the space at one time. Luckily there is a significant amount of outside space where people can continue to mingle after seeing the art, while welcoming guests to the show and while waiting your turn to get into the space. It is very important that we adhere to the NYS guidelines on events during this time, and we appreciate you working with us on this.

Please continue to spread the word to past UAG members that you know. I tried to reach out to everyone, every way I could think of- but I do have old email addresses and not everyone is on social media. We want everyone to be included!
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+ UAG Goodtime Revival Show October 2020
+ October 1st, 2020 at 12:29 AM
Join us for a show at Art Associates Gallery 21 Railroad Ave Albany for a show with work form over 50 UAG members.

Opening Receptions on Friday 10/2 4p-9 and Saturday 10/3/2020 10a-3pm

More info on our Facebook Page

Artists Exhibiting or performing:
Adam Furgang/Carbonadam
Adam Wood
artqueen
b. Anderson
Carole Fults
Christa Dijstelbergen
Christhoph Speenburgh
Dan Wilcox
Daniel Madden
David DiPasquale
Deb Carpenter
Diane Segal
D. Osborn
Elizabeth Maloney
Ford P. R. McLain
Gary Masline
George Guarino
Jason Cosco
Jaye Frisina
Joanne Agopovich
John J Catalfamo
Joleen Button
Jorge Diaz
Joseph Ulrich
Kali Engelhardt
Lisa Schweigert
Margo Berch Singer
Mary Leak
Matt Ramsey
Michael Sperduto Mcmonkgus
Natalie Cruz
Natasha Pernicka
Nina Stanley
Onna Adams
Philip J Palmieri
R.M Engelhardt
Ralph Stark
Rebecca Schoonmaker
Robyn Diaz
Sarah Petrucci
Steven A. Willey II
Susan Himmel
Thomas D'Ambrose
Thomasa Dwyer Nielsen
Timothy Reidy
Tina Johnston
Tom Corrado
Tommy Watkins
Torrance Fish
Valarie Wolf

updated 10/01/20 12:22AM
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+ CALL FOR ART
+ September 8th, 2020 at 10:22 PM
So.................
If you were ever a member of the UAG, and still make art, and would like to show/perform that art in an amazing gallery space in October (yes 3 weeks from now), please contact Rebecca Schoonmaker ASAP. We are organizing a pop-up show at Art Associates Gallery that will run from 10/2-10/31. We are looking for one or two pieces from each past member and are hoping to also include some performance pieces throughout the month. Spread the word, tell your friends and contact Rebecca for more information. The UAG Goodtime Revival Show! will not disappoint.
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+ Motherart: UAG Art Show at Albany BARN Stage 1
+ April 13th, 2017 at 3:25 PM
May 5th-June 23rd, 2017
The Upstate Artists Guild is proud to present
The Motherart Show curated by Natasha Pernicka. This show will be held at the Albany Barn: Stage 1 Gallery located at 46 North Swan St. http://upstateartistsguild.org/Motherart

Eligibility: Open to all artists. All media will be permitted. Work must have been completed in the last 24 months and fit the theme of Motherhood.womanhood.sisterhood. Work must be able to be delivered and picked up on the dates specified.

Entry procedure and fees:
Artists are encouraged to email images and submission form information to info@upstateartistsguild.org.

Submissions and Submission forms must be received by midnight on April 24th 2017. The Submission fee for this show is $10 (for 3 pieces) for UAG members in good standing & Albany Barn residents or $20 (for 3 pieces) for non-members/non-residents. More pieces may be submitted for an additional $5 per piece.
Drop off date for accepted work is Saturday, April 29th from 12-3PM. Please contact the Gallery Manager ahead of time if other arrangements are necessary. To make special arrangements or for questions, please email info@upstateartistsguild.org with a subject of “Motherart”.
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+ Wine & Dine 2017
+ January 6th, 2017 at 12:01 PM
We thank Wine & Dine For The Arts for their continued support. Please purchase your ticket today to support the arts in the Capital District.
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+ Art Market
+ November 28th, 2016 at 5:12 PM
This month's UAG Art Market will be at the UAG Gallery on Lark Street. There will be a Benefit show for the UAG at City Church.

See 1stfridayalbany.org for more information regarding location, etc.

We are still in negotiations with the owners of the building regarding a new lease. While nothing is guaranteed, we may not have to move. Keep your fingers crossed!
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+ Upstate Artists Guild moving out of Gallery space @247 Lark Street
+ September 22nd, 2016 at 10:58 AM
It is with a heavy heart that we announce to our Upstate Artist Guild supporters that we will be moving out of the gallery space we have called home for 11 years.

247 Lark Street became our home on September 17th 2005 Lark Fest. Many renovations, gallons of paint, LED lighting, blood, sweat and tears have gone into the structure of the space. Over 500 artists have exhibited their work on our walls, on our floors and hanging from our ceiling. We have hosted over 1000 events.

Over the years, members have dug into our own pockets to pay rent and other expenses. This past year, attendance is down, membership is down and people just aren't volunteering or donating like they used to. We are low on funds and manpower, so we are temporarily giving up our gallery space after our October show while we re-organize. This move will keep the Upstate Artists Guild running, and we plan to continue hosting 1st Friday events and have a pop-up show (still themed and accepting submissions) for each 1st Friday starting with November. We will most likely be at the current gallery space (247 Lark Street) for the November 1st Friday. The shows will only be the one night or possibly the weekend depending on the circumstance. We still plan on hosting our events- just in different spaces until we find a new home. Our goal is to find something more affordable and perhaps with another organization by April 2017's 1st Friday.

Thank you for your past and continued support!
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+ Comedy Night At The UAG
+ July 18th, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Joins us at the UAG on Lark Street on Thursday Night for . . . "Tales From The Larkside".

  • Open Mic: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

  • Showcase: 9:00 PM

  • Featuring Jaye McBride, Ed Smyth, Jim Felter, Quentin Davis, and Jake LaMarka

  • Hosted by Tommy McGuire Jr.

  • Music by Ryan Moore!

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