Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual arts. We are a community-based and community supported organization. Albany Center Gallery is supported by city, state, corporate and foundation funds, as well as fundraisers, individual donations and memberships.

The mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience.

COVID 19 update (5/19/2020): Show dates for the Salon show have been changed. Pre-registration is now extended to August 28, and drop-off dates have changed to August 29 and September 1. Please read carefully below.

Albany Center Gallery (ACG) is requesting entries for the 42nd Annual Photography Regional Salon Show, which will be a traditional salon-style show from Friday, September 4, 2020, to Friday, September 19, 2020. The opening reception will be on Friday, September 19, 2020, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM where awardees will be announced. The exhibition will be juried by Karen Davis, curator/co-founder of Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY, now in its eleventh year. Upon selection, the gallery will take down and re-install the selected works for the 42nd Annual Photography Regional Juror Select Show, which will open Friday, September 25, 2020 until Friday, October 2, 2020.

About the Juror:

Davis Orton Gallery exhibits photography, mixed media and trade and artist-published photobooks by a wide range of artists – from emerging to mid-career to established; from the Hudson River Valley, the US and the world. Davis has presented artists whose work speaks to important issues of the region and beyond.

Davis teaches Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Fine Art Photography online for the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA. She has taught photo-based and word and image art at Lesley University, Radcliffe Seminars/Harvard, Tufts University’s X-College and Suffolk University.

Her photo-based work is featured in a permanent installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and in the collections of Center for Photography at Woodstock/Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art; Lishui Museum of Photography (China); Houghton Rare Books Library/Printing and Graphic Arts Collection, Harvard University and in corporate and private collections.

About the Photo Regional:

Since the late 1970s, artists within a 125-mile radius of Albany have entered for an opportunity to have their work picked by prestigious jurors for the Annual Photography Regional exhibition. This annual exhibition rotates between its host sites: Collar Works, Troy NY; Albany Center Gallery, and Opalka Gallery at Sage College, Albany, NY. All works must have been completed within the past two years to be eligible to exhibit. Artists must reside within a 125-mile radius of New York's Capital Region. (Artworks previously exhibited in the Photography Regional are not eligible.) 

Over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded at the opening reception. 

Guidelines:

Entrants may submit up to three images, with the following restrictions: INCLUDING MATS AND FRAMES, THE  TOTAL COMBINED LENGTH OF THE SUBMISSIONS CANNOT EXCEED 72” TOTAL, AND NO ONE DIMENSION CAN EXCEED 36”.  Secret Phrase: "tiny dogs in tiny socks."  Save all files LASTNAME_firstname_TITLE

Drop off for the Annual Photography Regional Salon Show will be from Noon - 3:00 PM on Friday, August 29, 2020, or Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Important: All pieces not chosen for the Annual Photography Regional Juror Select Show MUST be picked up on Saturday, September 19, 2020, or Tuesday, September 22, 2020, between Noon - 3:00 PM but NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September, 2020. ACG will not be responsible for pieces left after that date. All pieces left after that date will incur a $5.00 fee per day, and after 30 days the piece becomes property of the gallery.

The 42nd Annual Photography Regional Juror Select Show artist pick up will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020, and Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from Noon - 3:00 PM.

ACG will not accept registration via email. Please register online prior to the drop-off or register in person on drop off days. Artists may drop off up to three ready-to-hang photographs on the dates listed above. Any works not wired or otherwise ready to install will not be accepted. (We will measure all submissions upon drop-off)

The submission fee for ACG members is $30, and $40 for non-ACG members. Must be a valid member through July 2020 to receive ACG member rate. 

The gallery retains 25% of all art sales from the show; artists will receive 75% if their work is sold. Please price accordingly. Works may also be “Not For Sale” (“NFS”).

If you have any questions, please contact us at the gallery by email director@albanycentergallery.org or by phone (518)-462-4775.

Albany Center Gallery is looking to connect with talented local artists for consideration in upcoming pop-ups and art rentals. ACG's art rental program seeks to match up local artists with businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to rent artwork. By facilitating art rentals, we hope to beautify public spaces, help businesses and homeowners customize their spaces, and promote our area's rich assortment of artists.

To be considered for future art rental opportunities, please submit the following information:

  • Requested personal information
  • Brief artist statement
  • Attach images of 5-10 artwork samples that you would be willing to rent out
  • Save all files as Lastname_Firstname_Title_Dimensions. If the submission file of artwork isn't saved as requested, the work will not be considered.
  • Include the pertinent information for the respective artwork samples

Please note, your submission does not guarantee that your work will be selected for an art rental.

Thank you for your interest in our #CapitalWalls Mural Program. We are continually looking for a diverse range of talented and passionate artists for mural painting and teaching opportunities in and around the Capital Region. We are seeking to inspire our community with uplifting, educational, or thought-provoking works of public art.

The first step to becoming a muralist with #CapitalWalls is to submit your resume, experience and samples of your artwork. We will review these submissions as they are received; the next mural cycle will begin May 2020. This call is open year round for submissions. Strong applicants will be placed in a pool to be considered for future mural commissions and public art projects. We also use this form for our Mural Apprentice/Volunteer Program.

If you are interested in designing and completing public art projects, or if you are an artist that would like to assist in bringing these murals to life, please submit the following:

  • Complete the form below
  • Upload your current resume
  • Upload up to 10 digital image samples of your artwork
  • The following naming conventions should be used for your digital images: your last name, first initial of your first name, number 01 through 10, and then the .jpg extension (ex. smithj-0l.jpg)

ACG looks forward to receiving your submission and the chance to work with you to benefit our local community! 

Albany Center Gallery's ongoing #CapitalWalls project seeks to inspire our community with uplifting, educational, or thought-provoking works of public art. ACG is seeking new buildings, ramps, and walls in the local area to function as canvasses for future mural projects. Please complete this form if you have a suggestion for a wall or space that could be enhanced by a work of public art. 

The location for a new mural is important for the project as a whole; a mural's location will affect the identity of the mural, as well as how members of our community interact with it. Chosen mural locations will be matched with muralists and their project ideas to make the greatest impact on our surrounding community. 

Thank you for your interest in The Store @ ACG! The Store will sell functional fine crafts created by the skilled artisans of the Capital Region; housewares, ceramics, paper goods and jewelry are just some examples.

Please submit image samples of the goods you have available for consignment at The Store, along with the title, medium, wholesale price, retail price, a brief description of the item, and quantity available. Please also include a short biography and artist statement.

If you have any questions, please contact Karina Wojnar at kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org


Albany Center Gallery is accepting submissions for future exhibitions and is inviting local and regional artists who live within 100 miles radius of Albany, NY to submit their work for consideration. This call is free and open to the public.

All mediums welcome; artists at all stages in their art career are invited to submit. Submissions are considered for solo and group exhibitions. Albany Center Gallery accepts proposals throughout the year. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the 2021/2022 exhibition cycle is April 15, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. ACG will continue to accept submissions after May 1, 2020, to be considered for exhibitions in 2021 and beyond. 

Eligibility: Anyone living within 100 miles of Albany, NY can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and strong body of work when submitting. Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application. 

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Jury and Curation: ACG’s selection process involves a two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by ACG’s Exhibit Committee, which is a 6-10 member panel of professional, academic advisors and artists with a broad range of expertise. The Exhibit Committee then passes along their recommendations to the Executive Director who will make the final selections from the feedback received. Solo proposals are handled in a similar way. While artists may provide a specific goal for an exhibit, the final selection and layout of works will be determined by ACG.

Commission: Works that sell while on exhibit at ACG are subject to a 25% commission, artist retains 75%. Please take this into consideration when assigning artwork prices.

Application Guidelines:

  • All media are welcome (painting, photography, sculpture, etc.)
  • Submit up to 12 images that accurately represent your body of work.
  • Do not exceed 30 seconds for Quicktime video clips.
  • Images should be no smaller than 72 dpi or bigger than 300 dpi and should not exceed 10 MB per file.
  • Save all files as Lastname_Firstname_Title_Dimensions. If the submission file of artwork isn't saved as requested, the work will not be considered.

Additional required documents:

  • Exhibition list outlining each artwork submitted with title, medium, size, year, and price (including 25% commission)
  • Resume or CV
  • Artist statement
  • Artist biography

Submission:

  • All submissions must be sent through Submittable.com. You will need to create an account with Submittable in order to submit.
  • No email submissions will be accepted.
  • At this time, we are accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. The ACG Exhibitions Committee will be reviewing submissions three times a year in April, August and December for consideration in the yearly exhibition cycle and beyond.
  • Based on the date of your submission, you can expect to hear from us in the month following the quarterly review of submissions. We appreciate your patience as we carefully and diligently consider each artist's submission. 

Only complete proposals that adhere to the ACG’s submission guidelines will be considered. 

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