2018 Fulton Montgomery Art Show Call for Artists

Show Dates: April 11 – May 14, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 18, 2018

 

Exhibition Details:
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is pleased to announce its second annual Fulton Montgomery Art Show, featuring only the work of artists living and working in New York’s Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This show and sale is a recreation of the former Fulton County Art Show that the Congregational Church in Gloversville hosted for many years. The Fulton Montgomery Art Show will display submissions from individual and group artists working in all media alongside the work of a special guest artist and pieces by student artists from the Fulton/Montgomery region’s schools.

The featured artist of this show is Rhea Costello, a painter and ceramic artist from Bleecker, NY. Her landscapes and wildlife paintings exemplify the Adirondack Rustic Art genre with their intricate detail and peaceful mood. Her ceramic work combines throwing pottery with carving to create imitations of leather and metal paired with sculptures of animals and elements of nature. A primarily self-taught artist, Costello has exhibited work at the Adirondack Rustic Expo, Southern Adirondack Art Show, Adirondack Rustic Furniture Fair, Lake Placid Lodge, Old Forge Center for the Arts, Adirondack Living Show, Western Design Conference in Cody, Wyoming, and many more distinguished galleries and shows.

All works must be submitted via the website www.OnlineJuriedShows.com.

Awards:
Through the generous donation of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes for this show.

Eligibility:
•    All works must be original works of the artist.
•    All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 2 years.
•    Artwork previously shown at Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is not eligible for submission.

Fees:
The fee for entry of up to three (3) works will be $25 for non-members ($10 per additional entry) for a total of five entries. Members of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts may submit three entries for $15 ($7 per additional entry) for a total of five entries. Payment should be made at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

Legal:
•    All works must be of original design and copyright of the artist.
•    The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to the Statewide Summer Art Show in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of the arts center.
•    The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts may rescind the right of hanging any work unsuitably presented or misrepresented.

Selected Works:
•    Selection notification will be sent by email by March 22, 2018.
•    Selected works must be received at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts during the following days: Wednesday, April 4; Thursday, April 5; and Friday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.
•    Works that are shipped to the Nigra Art Center must be received by April 7, 2018. The mailing address for the Nigra Art Center is 2736 New York 30, Gloversville, NY 12078.
•    The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will retain a 20% commission on all works sold.
•    Selected artwork must be suitably framed and ready for installation.
•    All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up condition report at the conclusion of the exhibition. You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work. Accepted artists will receive detailed information regarding shipping and handling requirements.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: March 18, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 22, 2018
Work to be received at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts by: April 7, 2018
Selection of Awards: April 9, 2018
Notification of Awards: April 9, 2018
Private Artists-Only Opening Reception: April 14, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
Public Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 19, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition Closes: May 14, 2018

Entering Your Images:
You can enter your images online at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx. If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here: https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx

Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Location: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 New York 30, Gloversville, New York

 

 

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts unveils 2017 New York State Summer Art Show

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is proud to announce the opening of its second annual 2017 New York State Summer Art Show. The show, which will hang from June 15 until September 27, features work from artists who come from cities across New York State, including Latham, Niskayuna, Schenectady, Utica, Lake George, Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs, as well as local artists. 

South Beach by Linda Hinkle

South Beach by Linda Hinkle

More than 35 artists and 93 pieces are featured in this show. The featured artists include Amy Andujar, Linda Biggers, Joshua Brooks, Donald Cooper, Rhea Costello, Julius Cucinella, Ron Dennis, P. Dwyer-Orlosky, Richard Freeman, Sheridan Gowen, Jamie Hayner, Linda Hinkle, Nancie Johnson, James Leddick, Eva Marie Loucks, Greg Maklae, Maryanne Malecki, Carol McCord, Teresa Mielewski, Christian O’Callaghan, Allison Patnode, Reuben Peeler, Caroline Pendlebury, Sandra Peters, Michelle Raspanti, Lily Seeley, Brian Tanner, Bonnie Tompkins, Paul Valovic, Darlene Van Sickle, Jessica VanSlyke-Seeley, Lynne Vokatis, David Waite, Sean Walmsley and the artists at Saratoga Bridges Creative Endeavors Art Center.

Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes for this show. Award winners will be announced at the Meet the Artists Opening Reception on Thursday, June 29, 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at this reception, which will be attended by some of the featured artists. All are invited to view the pieces and talk to the artists about their work.

The public is also welcome to view the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center’s Community Gallery throughout its run. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts seeks artists for Fulton-Montgomery Art Show

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to host its first ever Fulton-Montgomery Art Show, featuring only the works of artists who live or work in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This show and sale is a recreation of the former Fulton County Art Show that the Congregational Church in Gloversville hosted for many years. Like that show, the Fulton-Montgomery Art Show will feature the work of a special guest artist alongside other submissions. This year’s guest is Barney Bellinger, a local artist who specializes in steel sculptures, oil paintings and sculptural furniture.

Individual and group artists are welcome to submit pieces in all media, and the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is happy to include a special showcase of art created by students from the public schools of both counties as well. Students who are interested in submitting should approach their art teachers for submission forms. Artwork from students in grades 9-12 will be juried and eligible for several awards.

The Fulton-Montgomery Art Show will hang from May 6 to June 5. Throughout its run, the arts center will host a number of special events to encourage the public to visit and enjoy the artwork. Artists may submit work now until April 9 through www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. Please note that this is not a juried show, but this website is used for ease of submission and selection by the curators. Artists who wish to submit should visit the website and scroll down until they find the Fulton-Montgomery Art Show. Further submission guidelines are available there. Student artists who enter work through their art teachers do not need to submit through Online Juried Shows.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will hold two receptions for the featured artists. The first, invitation-only reception will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 5-7 p.m. This reception is a private opening where artists and their guests will have the first look at the artwork and the first chance to purchase pieces before the public is invited in. A public opening and meet-the-artists reception, where the greater public is welcome to view the show, will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m.

Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer monetary awards to outstanding submissions. The grand prize winner will receive $100, while the second prize winner will receive $50 and the third prize winner will receive $35. All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center, which grants them access to special events and discounts on classes, workshops and future gallery submissions.

The fee for entry of up to three works is $15 for members of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts or $25 for non-members. Artists may submit an additional two entries maximum for a fee of $7 each for members or $10 each for non-members. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 17 and the dates for drop-off or mailing of artwork are April 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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 www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

 

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.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts announces award recipients for 2016 Statewide Summer Art Show

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts has unveiled its 2016 Statewide Summer Art Show, featuring paintings, photography, mosaics, sculptures and mixed media pieces by more than 45 artists from all over New York State. Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts was able to offer $750 in awards and prizes for the participating artists, including the Helen Ireland Hays Memorial Award for watercolor works, the Mary Cleland Art Award for all eligible media and the Frank Nigra Memorial Art Award for all eligible media created by individuals with disabilities.

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 Lucy Suhr, winner of the Helen Ireland Hays Memorial Award for Watercolor; Linda Biggers, honorable mention for the Mary Cleland Art Award; Linda Kollar, winner of the Mary Cleland Art Award; and Francis Dempsey, winner of the Frank Nigra Memorial Art Award.

Pictured: Lucy Suhr, winner of the Helen Ireland Hays Memorial Award for Watercolor; Linda Biggers, honorable mention for the Mary Cleland Art Award; Linda Kollar, winner of the Mary Cleland Art Award; and Francis Dempsey, winner of the Frank Nigra Memorial Art Award.

Helen Ireland Hays was an avid painter with a particular fondness for watercolor. Born and raised in Johnstown, she lived there for nearly all of her 100 years. Hays was a strong supporter of the arts who encouraged and contributed to many arts organizations, programs and individual artists. The recipient of the award named in her honor is Lucy Suhr of Amsterdam for her watercolor painting “Chinese Eagle and Pine.” Honorable mentions went to James Leddick of Oneida Lewis ARC in Utica for his painting “Berries” and Sally Storman of Auburn for her still life “Two Apples.”

Mary Cleland is an artist who has worked many media, including oils, acrylics, watercolor and ceramics. As a retired art teacher, she has shared her love for art with countless people and is thrilled to have a granddaughter following in her footsteps as an artist. For the award named after her, Cleland selected Linda Kollar of Glen and her mixed media piece “Enlightened” as the recipient. Honorable mentions went to Linda Biggers of Broadalbin for her mixed media and eggshell mosaic piece “Moonlight Dancers” and Janene Bouck of Broadalbin for her photograph “Glove City Swamp.”

Frank Nigra was a prolific artist who painted more than 1,000 pieces in his lifetime. He was also the father of the late Paul Nigra, the former longtime executive director of Lexington who gave the arts center its name. Frank Nigra’s work is an inspiration to his family and to the men and women supported by Lexington. The recipient of the award given in his memory is Francis Dempsey of Mayfield for his mixed media piece “Freedom to the Galaxy.” Honorable mentions went to Pritpal Anand of AHRC in Suffolk County for his photograph “Timeless” and Stephanie Brown of AHRC in Suffolk County for her photograph “Inside Out.”  

Winners of each award will receive $250. The show will hang from August 4 to October 5. The public is welcome to view the winning pieces as well as the rest of the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center’s Community Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

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.

Call for Artists – Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts 2016 Statewide Summer Art Show

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is calling for artists to submit pieces for its 2016 Statewide Summer Art Show. Artists are asked to submit works using the website https://onlinejuriedshows.com. The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 10, and artists will be notified of acceptance on Friday, July 15. Accepted artwork may be dropped off at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, NY 12078, on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon or Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, July 25-27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We welcome all artists and encourage artists who have shown with us to consider submitting new pieces to the exhibit.

Works will be on display in our Community Gallery with a free opening reception on Thursday, August 4,  from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will remain on display to the public until Wednesday, October 5.

Through the generous donation of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer $750 in awards and prizes.

For more information about classes, events and workshops for the public at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 518-661-9932. The Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Summer Show Call for Artists

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is calling for artists to submit works for a new rotation of artwork in the Community Gallery at the Center on Saturday, April 23, 2016. We welcome new artists to our Center and encourage artists who have shown with us to consider submitting new works to the exhibit.

Works will be on display in our Community Gallery with an opening reception on Thursday, May 12, 2016 and will be on display to the public until Saturday, July 22, 2016. All works in the show are for sale unless marked NFS by the artist on the entry form and on the reverse of the work. The Nigra Arts Center assumes a 20% commission from the listed price. Each artist will have a bio and artwork description displayed adjacent to the work in the Gallery. Please include all pertinent information on the application so we can share this information.

We are excited to hang another show and share your talent with our visitors during this busy summer season.

Click here for the application.