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.
+ Upcoming Events at the Gallery
+ October 13th, 2013 at 9:34 PM
Saturday October 19 from 2 to 5pm Nina Stanley will be demonstrating a drawing technique using white and black charcoal on grey paper. This is a quick and satisfying way to capture still life and figures. The demonstration is free, and there will be materials available for a small fee for those who would like to try it out.
Friday October 25 from 4 to 9 pm Liz Maloney will run a workshop for participants to design their own ready to wear masks in a guided workshop. $7 at the door.
Gingerbread Funshop will be returning with Winter Wonderlark on Saturday, December 7! More information to come.
+ Drag Show - October 4 2013
+ September 26th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
The UAG is proud to present this month''s after-hours extravaganza - The Drag Show in Grey!
The show starts at 9:30.
There is a $5.00 cover at the door.
Bring Your Eyeliner and we would prefer it if you wore a dress.
+ You Got Kitsch?! Enter The Seven Year Kitsch show
+ August 25th, 2013 at 3:07 PM
What is Kitsch? You ask.
Kitsch ( loanword from German) is a style of mass-produced art or design using cultural icons. The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial or gaudy works, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal. The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama, hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art.
UAG is still accepting entries for September's The Seven Year Kitsch show (also this September is UAG's and First Friday's Seventh B-day!), so send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, medium and price.
Call For Art
+ Entering the Fence show!
+ May 31st, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Remember, every person who enters will get at least ONE PIECE in the show! Work will be accepted until the gallery is full! Print out your entry form and bring one to three pieces to the UAG Gallery this weekend, June 1 and 2, between 2 and 5pm!
More questions? Email email@example.com!
+ CALL FOR ART - June Show
+ May 28th, 2013 at 8:49 AM
There is still time to submit art for the upcoming June show. This month's theme, Don't Fence Me In, is intentionally wide open. You have art, we want to show it to the world.
For more information:
Don't Fence Me In
+ ASAC LUVS UAG Benefit Show: Saturday, 4.27
+ April 24th, 2013 at 2:27 PM
JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR UAG! Last year, the Upstate Artists' Guild (UAG) faced financial challenges that threatened its existence. To help save this essential resource for the Capital Region?s art and music scenes, the Albany Sonic Arts Collective (ASAC) presented a showcase event featuring an array of local performers from the Albany area?s improvised and experimental music world. One year later, UAG?s here; ASAC?s here, and we couldn?t be happier. Once again ASAC wants to thank and give back to UAG. Please join us!
Saturday April 27, 2013
Upstate Artists' Guild 247 Lark St. Albany, NY
4:00PM - ???
$5 as a minimum suggested donation, but everything you can do to help out UAG will be tremendously appreciated! Donations at the door and proceeds from merchandise sales to benefit the Upstate Artists Guild. Starting at 4PM sharp, ASAC will present an evening of continuous sound featuring:
Fossils From The Sun
Closing the evening out will be Western MA via Portland ME noise legend Crank Sturgeon! If you missed his recent performance at UAG, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!
ASAC and UAG have worked together since 2007 to provide a regular space for audiences to experience a wide range of experimental and improvised musical styles not represented by other area venues.
+ Mobile Library - Coming This Friday!
+ April 16th, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Come See the Mobile Library Friday Night at the UAG!
When - Friday, April 19th
Where - 247 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210
Why - Because it is art made mobile!
+ Better Late Than Never - March Newsletter
+ March 26th, 2013 at 8:54 PM
They say it is better to be late than never. Unfortunately, this is more than stylishly late, but that just means it is just that much more interesting. Or something.
UAG March Newsletter.