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 Studi Space at 21 Railroad Avenue in Albany, NY. UAG Membership is free!
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.
Our Annual Member Show was held on August 5th – September 30th at Art Associates Gallery- Studio Space
21 Railroad Ave. Albany
Our 1st Poetic License-Albany show was on display
September 2nd – September 30th at
Art Associates Gallery Studio Space
and moved to Lark Hall 351 Hudson Ave Albany from October 7th- October 28th
A gallery of images from the Opening Reception, held on Friday 10/7 6pm-9pm will be here soon!
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild & the Upstate Artists Guild are excited to work together to present this opportunity for collaboration between poets & visual artists in the Capital Region.
Ekphrastic art is defined as the response of an artist in one medium to a work of art by an artist in another medium. Its more common manifestation is in poetry written about visual art, e.g., paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture, etc. Poetic License is a project that turns that around, giving local visual artists an opportunity to respond to the work of local poets.
For a few years now, the Poetry Barn in West Hurley, NY has collaborated with the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) to create a project they call Poetic License in which poems selected by poets/editors Tina Barry & Lissa Kiernan are shared with ASK artists for inspiration for work that is eventually presented to the public in an exhibit in which both the visual art & the poem that inspires it are displayed.
The folks at the Poetry Barn have graciously allowed us to imitate this project here in the Capital District & we are calling it Poetic License – Albany.
Stay tuned for more workshops and more opportunities to show and see art!