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.

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 in October; the next application deadline is September 30, 2019. 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 Jules Kotarski at (518) 462-4775 or at jkotarski@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 2020 exhibition cycle is November 1, 2019. ACG will continue to accept submissions after September 1 will be considered for exhibitions in 2020 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. 

Ends on November 8, 2019

The Members' Show focuses on the importance of local and regional artists that live and create work within 100 miles of Albany. The Members' Show will be held from Friday, December 6th, 2019 to Friday, January 10th, 2020. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, December 6th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will be awarding “Best in Show,” a cash prize of $250, along with other prizes and awards.

ACG’s Members' Show highlights and recognizes a wide range of talented members, bringing together a dynamic cross-section of artists, diverse in medium and degree of establishment. Members range from student and emerging artists to established and international artists, from painters and photographers to sculptors and mixed media artists. ACG sees this show as an opportunity for exposure, promotion, and appreciation of all who have invested their time and energy in making our gallery what it is today.

We invite you to be part of our Members’ Show! Please follow the submission guidelines listed below.

Submission Guidelines

  • You must have an active ACG membership. Not a member or need to renew? Visit  https://albanycentergallery.org/donate#membership or contact Karina Wojnar at Kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org to join.
  • Submit one ready-to-hang work of art - all 2-dimensional drawings and works on paper must be framed and ready to hang with a wire or sawtooth hanger at the time of drop-off.
  • Any medium accepted (2D, 3D or digital). All media is eligible for entry, excluding work previously shown at Albany Center Gallery. 
  • Size limitation: 25” x 25 " x 25" (including mat and frame) (Sculpture artists, please contact the gallery if you have concerns with sizing)
  • All works must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title, email address and phone number.
  • 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.
  • Any work that does not meet these guidelines will not be accepted. The Gallery retains the right to refuse work that is deemed unsuitable (i.e., hanging devices, content, size, etc).
  • To make sure you have read this information, we will ask for a "secret phrase" in the form. The phrase is "Colors bloom every now and then."
  • Artwork Drop-off: Artwork must be delivered to ACG on Saturday, November 9, or Tuesday, November 12 between noon and 3 p.m.. Artist should submit artwork information online via Submittable by Friday, November 8, at 11:59 p.m.. All mailed artwork must arrive by November 12.
  • Artwork Pick-up: Artwork must be picked up on Saturday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 14 between noon and 3 p.m.. Artwork left longer than 30 days after the closing of the show will become the property of the Albany Center Gallery.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jules Kotarski at jkotarski@albanycentergallery.org or call us at (518) 462-4775.

By completing this form electronically, I confirm that I have read and agree to the outlined terms and agreements.

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