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Region art events.
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.
+ Carnival on the Hill!
+ August 14th, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Where: Judson Street & Second Street, Albany
When: Saturday, August 18, 12pm - 5pm
What: Volunteer for UAG Art booth at Carnival on the Hill
How: Volunteers will work with local children to create art, posters, and generally have a good time. Email Karen pronto (see link below).
Why: Kids + Art = FUN!
Contact (Email): Karen Revitt
+ Gala pictures
+ March 7th, 2012 at 10:46 PM
See pics of our 1st annual Gala Fundraiser on our events page: http://upstateartistsguild.org/UAG1stAnnualGala
+ Seeking Items for Silent Auction & Chinese Auction!
+ February 3rd, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Seeking: original artwork, artists prints, gift certificates for goods & services, and more.
Donate your item, gain exposure at a great venue
and help us keep community arts alive! The Upstate Artists Guild is a 501c3 organization. Participating donors may attend the Gala at the reduced $20 rate.
Interested in finding out more? Contact UAG member Rebecca Schoonmaker at email@example.com and send a description of your donation. Thank You.
+ UAG 1st ANNUAL GALA!
+ January 18th, 2012 at 9:56 PM
To purchase tickets visit Eventbrite
Back in the Black
(Black and White attire encouraged)
Feb 25th 2012
Normanside Country Club 150 Salisbury Rd. Delmar, NY 12054
6p-10p Champagne Preview 5p-6p
$100 ea Honorary Committee; Includes Champagne Preview and reserved seat at a table, name listing in program, Drink Ticket
$50 ea Champagne Preview
$35 ea, $60 for 2
$20 ea, Discount for artists who donate/display art
Food & Beverage: Grille One Six Five at Normanside Country Club has graciously donated the hors D’ oeuvres and displays, Cash Bar.
Entertainment: Vaudeville Style with 3 to 4 bands, 3 to 4 poetry, performance, DJ OFI, musicians, etc.
MC: Corey Aldrich
Art: Local arts groups will have a space/booth for their members ART/information
Silent Auction & Chinese Auction: Original Artwork, Gift Certificates for Local goods & Services. BUT IT NOW option will be available during Champagne Preview. 50/50 Raffle.
Visit the event page.
+ The UAG $500 Challenge
+ December 6th, 2011 at 9:05 PM
Dearest Members and Friends of the UAG,
The Upstate Artists Guild needs your help. The Guild is challenging YOU to raise $500 over the next eight months to help keep our gallery space from slipping away.
The Upstate Artists Guild is behind in its rent and other bills. While we are in the process of securing a line of credit with our bank, that will not be enough to keep the gallery going indefinitely. We need to generate a continuous flow of money from as many sources as possible so that our organization can continue to keep a roof over its head. We hope that this new fundraising appeal will provide us with the financial resources to get us back on track and earning funds into the future. We hereby challenge our individual members and community friends to take a pledge with us and contribute $500 over the next eight months.
There are many ways you can do this…. Here are some ideas!
-Sell prints in the gallery with sales going as a donation to the Guild.
Member Adam Furgang found prints from his college days and has been selling them for $5 each at the gallery. In 3 months he has sold 35 prints, raising $175 for the guild!
- Sell merchandise with sales going as a donation to the Guild.
Member Blair Allen made hats that he painted on and sold them in one night!
-Throw a party. Use the UAG Gallery space or your own home/apartment.
Member Bill Petit will be hosting an art party at his home and donating the proceeds to the guild.
-Just donate the money!
Two of our members have accepted the challenge by deciding to just donate the money to the guild. One is paying in $100 increments and the other all in one shot!
-Find us an Angel Member.
Angel members pay a $500 per year membership fee. Maybe you don’t have $500, but you know someone who does. Donations and membership fees are a tax write-off because of our nonprofit status. Your friend will get to donate to a great cause, be on our mailing list, have his or her own page on our website, and will be able to enjoy all membership benefits.
Join us in the pledge to save our gallery space. Take the UAG $500 Challenge today!
Rebecca Schoonmaker Finnen
The Upstate Artists Guild
+ Give the Gift of Art
+ December 6th, 2011 at 9:03 PM
For the past six years, the Upstate Artists Guild has been dedicated to providing both a gallery space for local artists and a community resource for arts-related instruction and idea sharing. In this short time, we have been home to the work of more than 600 artists. We have seen our membership grow to include more than 120 community-focused and amazingly artistic minds, and we have initiated and administered 1st Friday – a monthly arts event pulling in more than 50,000 patrons in five years. We’ve also participated in and hosted multiple city events including monthly poetry, film, and music events. Look who we’ve proudly collaborated with over the years:
Troy Night Out • Schenectady Art Night • First Night • Winterfest •Art on Lark •Tulip Fest • LarkFest • Champagne in the Park •Winter WonderLARK • Albany Poets •Jawbone Reading Series •UAlbany English Department • St. Rose Reading Series • Albany Sonic Arts Collective • College of Saint Rose Student Art League • The Clearview Center • The Carriage House • The Albany and New York Bicycle Coalitions • The Edwood Film Festival • The Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society •The Upstate Independents • Grand Street Community Arts • the ARC • various local and international bands
None of this would have been possible without the financial support of our members, our artists, and our community. The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit community arts organization fueled entirely by donated time and money – a collaboration of hard-working and single-minded volunteers. We have become known as a center for arts in Albany and a unifying force among the wealth of Upstate New York’s arts. We now reach out to the community for support to keep us here on Lark Street and ensure continued growth and support for your local arts. Please help however you can by giving a gift to your local art community:
1) Make a tax-deductible donation. Every little bit helps! Use the "Donate" button on our website to donate online via PayPal or by stopping by the gallery for a cash or check donation.
2) Join the UAG. Become an Associate Member ($50/yr), Member ($120/yr), or Angel ($500/yr). You can join online at http://upstateartistsguild.org/info/join.php. If you wish to upgrade your member level please send us an email or give us a call.
3) Purchase artwork from the gallery. A portion of each sale goes to supporting the UAG. Members and Angels receive a 10% discount towards purchases of artwork from the UAG Gallery.
4) Submit your artwork to our shows. Submission fees help pay for the gallery rent and maintenance. You can find our upcoming shows listed online
Upstate Artists Guild
+ Arts Marketing Workshop
+ September 21st, 2011 at 10:22 PM
Join us for a workshop in arts marketing on October 22nd at 4pm at the gallery.
+ Artwork - A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Economics
+ June 17th, 2011 at 9:43 AM
A valuable web resource for artists, we would like to share: