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, offer classes when possible, most recently at the Art Associates Gallery in Albany, NY. We have also partnered with the Hudson Valley Writers Guild to present Poetic License – Albany, since 2022.

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 visit 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

Poetic License – Albany

The Deadline to participate in Poetic License – Albany 2023 has past. 
We hope you will join this collaboration in 2024!

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 present Poetic License – Albany in November at the Fish Market Project in Troy AND in December at the Honest Weight Food Co-op in Albany. 42 individual poems, submitted by 38 poets; 21 poems were selected by 19 artists; who ultimately, made 31 works of visual art which will be exhibited.

Featuring art work by:
Ann Womack
Jason Medicine Eagle Martinez
Julia Baldovin
Lisa Schweigert
Lucia Mabel Smith
Maureen Kelly
Nina Stanley
Onna Adams
Patrice Malatestinic
Rebecca Schoonmaker
Ryan Smithson
Sven Willets
Phil Palmieri
Tess Lecuyer
Thom Francis
Thomasa Dwyer Nielsen
Timothy Reidy
Tina Johnston

and the Poets that inspired the work:
Anna Boughtwood
Brian Liston
Carole Fults
Chloe Glenn
Christine Orio
David Walsh
Don Maurer
Elaine Kenyon
Kate McCarroll Moore
Kate McNairy
Kathleen Anne Smith
Margaret McDermott
Mary K. O’Melveny
Megeen R. Mulholland
Noah Kucij
Rebecca Schumejda
Robert A. Miller
Susan Carroll Jewell
Tom Corrado

In conjunction with the art show, PL-A will present Artist/Poet receptions, poetry readings by the PL-A poets and collage workshops with a focus on words, at both locations.

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!