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

For the last three years, we have been inviting past and present UAG members to show their work in a show at Art Associates Gallery at 21 Railroad Ave in Albany. 

Our Annual Member Show at the Art Associates Gallery- Studio Space will open on 1st Friday, 8/5/22 from 4pm-9pm. 

August 5th – August 26th and/or through September 30th and/or through October 28th 
Exhibition dates. Member work will be exhibited at Art Associates Gallery 21 Railroad Ave. Albany in August, with an option to continue to show the work through September and at Lark Hall 351 Hudson Ave Albany in October.

Opening receptions will be held on 1st Friday, 8/5/22 4-9PM, 9/2/22 4-9PM and 10/7/22 6-9PM.

Poetry readings and other events will be announced. Artists are encouraged to attend & donate food for the receptions. 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.

As for upcoming opportunities……

In September 2022, we are working with the Hudson Valley Writers Guild
to bring you “Poetic License – Albany”. More information on this show can be found here

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.

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.

Call For Art

Poetic License – Albany is open to all past and present UAG Members.  All media will be permitted. Work must have been completed in the last 24 months. Work must be able to be delivered and picked up on the dates specified.

Entrants must select a curated poem from the HVWG and the work should be inspired by the poem. Otherwise, your work is limited only by imagination, ability, and the following:

  • Maximum size of work in any direction is 6 feet.
  • Work must be wired & ready to hang.
  • Work must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, name of work, price, and contact information (including app-based pay options if applicable).

There is no submission fee for this show. Online submission forms will be accepted until 8/15/22 midnight.  Images of completed work must be submitted online by 8/25/22 so we can include them in an online gallery.

Artworks and the poems will be on display for two months and two locations, with readings and events planned throughout. The work will be exhibited at Art Associates Gallery 21 Railroad Ave. Albany in September and at Lark Hall 351 Hudson Ave Albany in October.

Artists whose work is sold will receive 100% of the sale price.  There will be no commission fee.  Patrons will be encouraged to pay cash, write a check directly to the artist or be provided the artist’s PayPal, Venmo or other app-based payment.

August 15th Midnight

  • Submission entry form must be received by 8/15/22 midnight in order to be considered.

August 16th

  • Emailed Notification of acceptance and other important details. Images of completed works uploaded to website for online exhibition.

August 27th-30th 12-3PM

  • Hand-delivered work must be dropped off to Art Associates Gallery on August 27th between 11am-3pm, 29th or 30th between 12pm-6pm. Please contact info@upstateartistsguild.org if other arrangements are necessary.

September 2nd – September 30th and October 7th- October 28th 

  • Exhibition dates. The work will be exhibited at Art Associates Gallery 21 Railroad Ave. Albany in September and at Lark Hall 351 Hudson Ave Albany in October. Opening receptions will be held on 1st Friday, 9/2/22 4-9PM and 10/7/22 6-9PM. Poetry readings and other events will be announced. Artists are encouraged to attend & donate food for the receptions. Gallery hours are planned throughout the exhibition and by appointment.

October 29th  12-3PM

  • All work must be picked up from Lark Hall on the 29th between 12-3PM. Please contact Rebecca ahead of time if other arrangements are necessary. THE UAG CANNOT STORE WORK.

There will be events throughout the month where the poets will read their poems and artists will speak about their work inspired by the poems.  It’s an amazing opportunity to bring art minded folks together- and we are really excited!

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