Upstate Artists Guild

Hello!

The UAG plans to operate on a virtual platform, without having a gallery location which we maintain. We will host an annual member show & UAG Membership is free!

We are currently working on a new website design (thank you for your patience!) There will be a member site where you can showcase some images and your bio.  We are working on other ways for members to be able to share ideas and promote opportunities.

If you think someone may be interested in joining the UAG, please refer them to our membership form. If you have any questions, please send an email to info@uagmembers.org.


Annual Member Show on display now!
August 5th – September 30th
Member work will be exhibited at Art Associates Gallery- Studio Space
21 Railroad Ave. Albany


Poetic License-Albany on display now!
September 2nd – September 30th
Art Associates Gallery Studio Space
and
October 7th- October 28th
Opening Reception, Friday 10/7 6pm-9pm
Lark Hall 
351 Hudson Ave Albany

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.

More information on this show can be found here.

 

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

 

Here is what we have planned for September in the Studio Space at Art Associates Gallery!

Friends of Art Associated Gallery are trying to make magic happen in the Studio Space (where our Member Show and Poetic License-Albany Show is on display) and in the adjacent work space.  We have planned a series of events and classes for the month of September.
If the magic happens….. then we hope to keep presenting the community with more events, more classes and more opportunities to come together and create!


Poetic License – Albany Featured Reading & Open Mic

The Poetic License – Albany show continues with two featured reading & open mic events in September.

Join us as we feature Mike JurkovicLaura Whalen, and Brian Liston whose work inspired the visual art hanging on the gallery walls.

$5 suggested donation.

Mike Jurkovic’s latest collections, mooncussers, (Luchador Press, 2022) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. CD reviews appear at All About Jazz. Host, New Jazz Excursions WIOX 91.3 FM. He loves Emily most of all.

Laura Whalen lives in Albany, New York and has studied with poets at the NYSWI, Vermont Studio Center and the Poetry Barn. She is passionate about fungi, foraging, hiking and wild food.

Brian Liston is an Autistic poet that has been published in the Hudson Valley and featured in numerous featured readings as well as in magazines, anthologies and his own chapbook, Through Autistic Eyes. He also documents his life life experiences on his blog, The Autistic SuperBlog, which was started in 2017 in the hopes to inspire and encourage others who are struggling.

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Friday, 9/16 6:30-8:30 the UAG presents “Collage & Sip”
Join us for an evening of collage art making at Art Associates Gallery on Railroad Ave.
We will provide the materials – magazines, papers, glue, scissors, wine, and snacks.
Cost – $15/person or bring a friend for $10/each (no limit on friends!)
Save a space by emailing info@upstateartistsguild.org



Drawing with Nina Stanley!  
Please reserve your spot by emailing: nina@ninastanley.com
Multiple class discounts available. More classes may be added- we will send updates!
Please bring your paper and drawing materials.  Some materials will be available at the workshop.

Date Day Time Event Contact/Coordinator Suggested $
9/15 Thurs 6-9 pm Drawing – Light and Dark Nina Stanley $25
9/17 Sat PM 12-4pm Drawing – Drapery Nina Stanley $25
9/18 Sun AM 10am-1pm Figure Drawing Nina Stanley $20
9/21 Wed 6-9pm Figure Drawing Nina Stanley $20
9/24 Sat PM 4-7pm Figure Drawing Nina Stanley $20
9/25 Sun AM tba Figure Drawing Nina Stanley $20
9/25 Sun PM tba Figure Drawing Nina Stanley $20


Other classes!

Please reserve your spot by emailing: nina@ninastanley.com
Multiple class discounts available. More classes may be added- we will send updates!
Suggested materials will be communicated by email when you register. Some materials may be available at the workshop.

Date Day Time Event Contact/Coordinator Suggested $
9/18 Sun PM 2-5pm Watercolor Textures and Techniques Nina Stanley $30
9/22 Thurs 630-830 Intro to Landscapes Bill Pettit $30
9/24 Sat AM 10am-2pm Intro to Painting Nina Stanley $30



Poetic License – Albany Featured Reading & Open Mic

The Poetic License – Albany show continues with two featured reading & open mic events in September.

Join us as we feature Megeen MulhollandCharlie RossiterJennifeeJill CrammondCheryl RiceBarbara Ungar, and Brian Liston whose work inspired the visual art hanging on the gallery walls.

Megeen R. Mulholland is the author of Orbit and Crossing the Divide. Her work has been called an “epiphany of parenthood.”

Charles Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient, hosts the bi-weekly podcast at www.poetryspokenhere.com (since 2015). His poetry collections include The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, a memoir in poetry, All Over America: Road Poems, and Green Mountain Meditations (all from FootHills Publishing). He lived in Albany during the 90s and currently lives and writes in Bennington, VT.

Jennifee is a songwriter currently in the midst of recording her first album. She was born and raised in Johnstown, New York, and currently resides in Capital Region.

Jill Crammond’s chapbook, Handbook for Unwell Mothers, is forthcoming in May 2023 from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies such as Slipstream, SWWIM, Sweet Tree Review, Limp Wrist, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Mom Egg Review, and Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her poems recently appeared as part of Poem Village, a community program celebrating local poetry in the Adirondack town of Saranac Lake.

Cheryl A. Rice is the author of Love’s Compass, My Minnesota Boyhood, and Moses Parts the Tulips. Host and founder of the now-defunct Sylvia Plath Bake-Off, her blog is at: http://flyingmonkeyprods.blogspot.com/.

A professor at the College of Saint Rose, Barbara Ungar lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her most recent book, Save Our Ship, won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019; it also won a Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and was a Distinguished Favorite at the Independent Press Awards.www.barbaraungar.net.

Brian Liston is an Autistic poet that has been published in the Hudson Valley and featured in numerous featured readings as well as in magazines, anthologies and his own chapbook, Through Autistic Eyes. He also documents his life life experiences on his blog, The Autistic SuperBlog, which was started in 2017 in the hopes to inspire and encourage others who are struggling.



Please share this info with anyone you think may be interested.
Direct questions to: info@upstateartistsguild.org


So that is what’s going on and where we are heading. We hope you will come along for the ride