Student work sought for Fulton-Montgomery at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Students from public schools in Fulton and Montgomery Counties are invited to submit their work to be featured in the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts’ first ever Fulton-Montgomery Art Show. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to have their work hung alongside that of some of our region’s most esteemed professional artists.

Students of all ages and grades are welcome to submit to the show, which will be on display from May 6 to June 5. Interested students should see their art teachers for submission forms. There is no fee for entry on student work.

High school students (grades 9-12) can submit individual and group pieces in all themes and media. Pieces created by this group will be juried and eligible for several awards.

Elementary and middle school students are also welcome to submit individual and group works in all media. Their pieces will be displayed on the wall under their teacher’s name, according to school and class. All themes are welcome, including works created for classroom projects.  Students looking for a theme may take inspiration from the county branding initiatives, “Fulton County Positive” and “Montgomery County: Made of Something Stronger.” These initiatives represent the efforts of both counties to promote future growth and development, so students are encouraged to interpret what that means to them in their work.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to see what the diverse work these young artists create. Student work can be delivered to the arts center between April 24 and May 3. An invitation-only reception open to featured artists and their guests will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 5-7 p.m. A public opening and meet-the-artist reception will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. Students may list their art for sale if they wish. Should their art sell during the exhibit, they will be subject to a 20% commission paid to the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.

The exhibit will be open throughout its run for viewing by students, families, school groups and the public Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville. For more information about this show or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.