The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the
appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Our mission is to promote art education and artistic
endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions,
lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.
+ Motherart: UAG Art Show at Albany BARN Stage 1
+ April 13th, 2017 at 3:25 PM
May 5th-June 23rd, 2017
The Upstate Artists Guild is proud to present
The Motherart Show curated by Natasha Pernicka. This show will be held at the Albany Barn: Stage 1 Gallery located at 46 North Swan St. http://upstateartistsguild.org/Motherart
Eligibility: Open to all artists. All media will be permitted. Work must have been completed in the last 24 months and fit the theme of Motherhood.womanhood.sisterhood. Work must be able to be delivered and picked up on the dates specified.
Entry procedure and fees:
Artists are encouraged to email images and submission form information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions and Submission forms must be received by midnight on April 24th 2017. The Submission fee for this show is $10 (for 3 pieces) for UAG members in good standing & Albany Barn residents or $20 (for 3 pieces) for non-members/non-residents. More pieces may be submitted for an additional $5 per piece.
Drop off date for accepted work is Saturday, April 29th from 12-3PM. Please contact the Gallery Manager ahead of time if other arrangements are necessary. To make special arrangements or for questions, please email email@example.com with a subject of â€śMotherartâ€ť.
+ Wine & Dine 2017
+ January 6th, 2017 at 12:01 PM
We thank Wine & Dine For The Arts
for their continued support. Please purchase your ticket
today to support the arts in the Capital District.
+ Art Market
+ November 28th, 2016 at 5:12 PM
This month's UAG Art Market will be at the UAG Gallery on Lark Street. There will be a Benefit show for the UAG at City Church.
for more information regarding location, etc.
We are still in negotiations with the owners of the building regarding a new lease. While nothing is guaranteed, we may not have to move. Keep your fingers crossed!
+ Upstate Artists Guild moving out of Gallery space @247 Lark Street
+ September 22nd, 2016 at 10:58 AM
It is with a heavy heart that we announce to our Upstate Artist Guild supporters that we will be moving out of the gallery space we have called home for 11 years.
247 Lark Street became our home on September 17th 2005 Lark Fest. Many renovations, gallons of paint, LED lighting, blood, sweat and tears have gone into the structure of the space. Over 500 artists have exhibited their work on our walls, on our floors and hanging from our ceiling. We have hosted over 1000 events.
Over the years, members have dug into our own pockets to pay rent and other expenses. This past year, attendance is down, membership is down and people just aren't volunteering or donating like they used to. We are low on funds and manpower, so we are temporarily giving up our gallery space after our October show while we re-organize. This move will keep the Upstate Artists Guild running, and we plan to continue hosting 1st Friday events and have a pop-up show (still themed and accepting submissions) for each 1st Friday starting with November. We will most likely be at the current gallery space (247 Lark Street) for the November 1st Friday. The shows will only be the one night or possibly the weekend depending on the circumstance. We still plan on hosting our events- just in different spaces until we find a new home. Our goal is to find something more affordable and perhaps with another organization by April 2017's 1st Friday.
Thank you for your past and continued support!
+ Comedy Night At The UAG
+ July 18th, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Joins us at the UAG on Lark Street on Thursday Night for . . . "Tales From The Larkside".
- Open Mic: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
- Showcase: 9:00 PM
- Featuring Jaye McBride, Ed Smyth, Jim Felter, Quentin Davis, and Jake LaMarka
- Hosted by Tommy McGuire Jr.
- Music by Ryan Moore!
+ MACHINE COOP IS BACK BABY!
+ July 11th, 2016 at 9:59 PM
+ Barnes & Noble Fundraiser
+ May 28th, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make our first Barnes & Noble Fundraiser a success. We want to thank the community, the volunteers and most of all Barnes & Noble for making this possible.
If you missed the event, don't worry. There will be another in the fall!
Pictures are courtesy of our very own Tim Reidy. Below is a sample. Click here for more.
+ The People's Choice Show!
+ May 27th, 2016 at 3:34 PM
This will be a solon style show where all art will be accepted until we run out of space.
Submission forms, fee and actual artwork must be received no later than 6:00pm on May 28th 2016. The Submission fee for this show is $15 (for 2 pieces) for UAG members in good standing or $25 (for 2 pieces) for non-members. Additional pieces may be submitted for an additional $5 per piece.