Upstate Artists Guild


The Upstate Artists Guild (UAG) is currently operating on a virtual platform, without having a gallery location which we maintain. We host an annual member show & have started offering classes at the Art Associates Gallery Studio Space at 21 Railroad Avenue in Albany, NY. 

We are STILL working on a new website design (thank you for your patience!) The plan is to have a member site where artists showcase images of their work, bio, contact information and upcoming opportunities.

UAG Membership

UAG Membership is free! If you or someone you know are interested in joining the UAG, please go to our membership form

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Annual UAG Member Show

May 5th – May 27th, 2023 at Art Associates Gallery.

We are excited to get together and share art with each other and the community. This is the last show at the 21 Railroad Ave. location. Atilla wanted the UAG show to be the last, which is such an honor.

April 29th – May 2nd
Hand-delivered work must be dropped off to Art Associates Gallery (AAG) on April 29th between 10a-3pm or May 1st, 2nd between 12-6pm. Please contact if other arrangements are necessary.

May 4th  2pm-???
Hanging the show- we could use your help doing this! Email Rebecca if you think you may have time on this afternoon/evening to help out (even if only a half hour!)

May 5th – May 27th
Exhibition dates. The work will be exhibited at Art Associates Gallery 21 Railroad Ave. Albany

An opening reception will be held on 1st Friday, 5/5/23 5-9PM.  Poetry readings, workshops and other events will be announced. Artists are encouraged to attend & donate food for the reception. Gallery hours are planned throughout the exhibition and by appointment.

Art Associates Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm-6pm, Thursdays 12pm-8pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

May 27th  OR May 28th  12-6PM
All work must be picked up from the Art Associates Gallery on 5/27 or on 5/28 between 12-6PM. Please contact Rebecca ahead of time if other arrangements are necessary. THE UAG and AAG CANNOT STORE WORK.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time

An Update on Art Associates Gallery

While AAG’s current lease expires at the end of July- the landlord is asking them to leave at the end of May on a technicality.  Its really unfortunate.   AAG is exploring new locations and hopes to reopen in a new space. This last month in the space will be emotional, but as an eternal optimist and believer that everything happens for a reason, I am certain that more good things are to come!

We will not be collecting a submission fee for the show.  There is no commission taken on art sales.  If you are able or would like to make a cash donation to the Art Associates gallery, we ask that you do so through Rebecca.  She will collect all the proceeds from sales/donations and present it to Attila in one lump sum, at the end of the show. This gift may help with moving expenses or for loss of income as they pack, move and get resettled in a new space.

If you would like to hold a workshop, class or event in the Studio Space- now is the time to set that up with Atilla.  One day events cost only $75.

Poetic License – Albany

The poems have been submitted, 95 of them!

Once the jurors have selected the poems, we will reach out so you can go to and read through the accepted works.  From there you will be able to select a poem (or 2) that inspires you to make a visual work of art.

Last year, inspired by a project created by the Poetry Barn in West Hurley, NY & the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), we created our own version of this project which we called Poetic License – Albany. 113 individual poems were submitted by 62 poets; ultimately, 18 works of visual art were exhibited at the Art Associates Gallery & at Lark Hall in Albany, with 3 readings held in conjunction with the exhibits.

Inspired by that success, the Hudson Valley Writers Guild & the Upstate Artists Guild are excited to work together again to present this opportunity in 2023 for collaboration between poets and visual artists in the Capital District.

Do you have a show opportunity or class/workshop you are hosting that we could help spread the word about? 

Email with the information or Call for Art or class schedule and we can help!