Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space supported by membership; individual, corporate, government, and foundation donations; fundraising events; and commissions on the sale of art. Our vision is a community shaped and enhanced by the visual artists, who reflect and influence the evolving, inclusive, and multifaceted culture of the Greater Mohawk-Hudson Region.


The mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit art produced by the region’s emerging and established artists and engage, enrich, and inspire the community to appreciate the importance of art. Learn more about our values and programs on our website.

Please join Albany Center Gallery for its first ever Summer Art Fest on Saturday, July 27! 

We will be hosting a pop-up OUTDOOR exhibit during this event. Submit your artwork for this interactive, immersive ALL AGES arts festival in Downtown Albany. 

Guidelines:

  • Submit up to three pieces of artwork, along with the title, medium, dimensions, year (if known) and price of each work.
  • Maximum artwork size is 36”x36” including frame or matting due to space constraints. Artists who submit multiple smaller works have a higher likelihood of showcasing more than one. If the work or frame/matting is larger than 36”, we cannot accept or hang the work.
  • All two-dimensional artwork is welcome. Work must not need an outlet and must be able to be hung on a wall. 
  • If you have three-dimensional or sculptural work and are interested in applying, please email Emily at operations@albanycentergallery.org
  • Images must be saved as .jpg, 150 dpi or larger, color.
  • Save images as “Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg” 
  • Back of work must be labeled with artist name, email, phone number, and title.

Submission:

  • Submission is FREE. Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024 @ Noon.
  • We will notify you on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 if your work is selected for the exhibit.
  • If your work is selected there is a $15 fee for ACG members and $30 for non-members. This is per person, not per piece.
  • All submissions must be sent through Submittable.com. It is free to sign up. No email submissions will be accepted.

Commission:

  • ACG will take a 25% commission on sold non-member artwork. Please include this in your pricing. ACG will take a 15% commission on sold member artwork.

Artwork Drop-Off: Drop-off date is Saturday, July 27 between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Summer Art Fest Location (19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207). All artwork must be suitably framed, wired and ready to hang. If it is not able to hang safely, ACG will not install the piece. Please note that there is wind and we will not take any chances. Albany Center Gallery is unable to store or mail artwork back. 

Feel free to bring business cards to promote yourself, if you hang out with us at the event.

To become a Member or learn more, visit www.albanycentergallery.org/donate#membership 

Artwork Pick-Up: Please plan to pick up your work between 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. on July 27 at the Summer Art Fest Location. We will call you if your work is sold. If this time does not work for you, please confirm alternate arrangements to pick up your work at the time of drop off or upon acceptance.

Please Note: If work is left behind, there will be a $5/day fee for transportation & storage. ACG is not responsible for any damage during the event or until pickup; event is rain or shine. ACG’s pop-up gallery will be under a tent and/or overhead covering.

Please contact Emily at operations@albanycentergallery.org with any questions regarding the application process.

For more information about Summer Art Fest, visit www.albanycentergallery.org/SummerArtFest2024


 

IN SEARCH OF: DJs, solo musicians, photographers, etc.
Albany Center Gallery is looking for more artists who have experience/expertise with music, DJing, photography, videography, and like-mediums. ACG is expanding its Artists’ Receptions to offer additional artist opportunities, foster community atmosphere, and increase celebratory energy of receptions.
ACG’s receptions will usually be Fridays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., typically on the first Friday of the month. ACG hosts 7-9 exhibitions a year. Here is a photo album of a recent Artists' Reception for context.


Photographers are expected to:

  • Take pictures to document the exhibition as well as candid shots of attendees in and outside of Albany Center Gallery
  • Take pictures of award recipients, if applicable
  • Ensure photos are taken of artists featured in exhibitions, if attended
  • Return 3-5 digital photos to ACG within 24 hours
  • Return full digital albums (20-30 photos) to ACG within 1 week of exhibition
  • Bonus: if you take artsy, unique shots
  • Usually only shoot 6:00-7:00 p.m. during the reception, unless otherwise established

Full list of expectations given after acceptance.


DJs/Musicians are expected to:

  • Provide atmospheric, ambient entertainment for the entirety of the reception, usually 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Set-up and provide speakers and technology necessary for reception by 4:30 p.m. (and awards ceremony, if applicable)
  • Play music related to theme of exhibition, if applicable

Full list of expectations given after acceptance.


**We may reach out about additional opportunities. This could include a pop-up exhibition or event, or to document or enhance a program.
We will review these submissions as they are received. This call is on-going, but please submit sooner rather than later. We are looking for artists to begin this initiative ASAP! It is free to submit. Please fill out the submittable form and upload the required documentation. Estimated time to complete application: 5-10mins (if you have your artist samples ready).


If selected: You will be compensated! Rate will be $250 per gig/reception.


We look forward to receiving your submission and the chance to work with you to benefit our regional community! If you have any questions, please email Emily at operations@albanycentergallery.org


This project is made possible in part by the Albany for All funding program and the President's American Rescue Plan (ARPA).

Call for Artist Mentors 

Thank you for your interest in being an artist mentor for ACG’s Youth Art Programming. You can take a look at our past programs here: albanycentergallery.org/youth-art-series-look We are continually looking to collaborate with a diverse range of talented and passionate artists in and around the Capital Region.

We host monthly youth art workshops (coined Art. Work. Space.) in partnership with The RED Bookshelf. The programs are led by local artist mentors on the 2nd Saturday of each month throughout the year. The themes of the workshops will depend on what the youth want and the medium(s) of each artist. We have had workshops in screen printing, comic book making, collaging, art with nature, acting & performance, weaving & fiber art, and more!

Additionally, local organizations frequently reach out to ACG about offering youth or community art programs in their spaces. Some of these may be week-long, multiple days, or multi-week programs. The applications from this Submittable will be used for those artist opportunities as well.

We will review these submissions as they are received, but to ensure your application is reviewed in a timely manner, please submit by August 31, 2023. However, this call is open year round for submissions. It is free to submit. You must be 18+ years old. Please fill out the submittable form and upload the required documentation.

We look forward to receiving your submission and the chance to work with you to benefit our local community! If you have any questions about the program or with submitting, please email Emily at operations@albanycentergallery.org


Some additional details to consider, if selected to be a mentor with ACG:

  • You will be compensated! This is a paid gig. The exact amount will be determined based on your artist’s rate and the budget for the specific project. Cost of supplies will be a separate expense that the artist is NOT responsible for.
  • We host monthly youth art workshops (coined Art. Work. Space.) in partnership with The RED Bookshelf. The programs are led by local artist mentors on the 2nd Saturday of each month throughout the year. The themes of the workshops will depend on what the youth want and the medium(s) of each artist. We hope to have workshops in writing, mural painting, screen printing, comic book making, collaging, clothing design, graphic design, watercolor painting, music, poetry, literacy, movement, sound, and more!

Thank you for your interest in the #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 work 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 relevant experience and samples of your artwork. We will review these submissions as they are received, as this call is open year round. However, to ensure your application will be reviewed for the 2024 mural season, please submit by April 20, 2024. Strong applicants will be placed in a pool to be considered for future mural commissions and public art projects. It is free to submit. You must be 18+ years old due to necessary insurance.
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 a resume/CV/portfolio (optional)
  • 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)
  • Submit a range that you feel best showcases your abilities

We look forward to receiving your submission and the chance to work with you to benefit our local community! If you have any questions about the program or with submitting, please email development@albanycentergallery.org

Visit albanycentergallery.org/capitalwalls to read more about the #CapitalWalls and see the murals in the program.
Some additional details to consider, if selected for the program:
 

  • You will be compensated! This is a paid gig. The exact amount will be determined based on your artist’s rate and the budget for the specific project. Cost of supplies will be a separate expense that the artist is NOT responsible for.
  • Depending which wall you are paired with, you may have to operate a lift, and be up in the air on a moving lift while painting. If you are uncomfortable with heights, please be honest. You need to be able to create!
  • Please keep in mind that painting a mural can be very physically demanding due to size, outdoor elements, and surface textures.


Annual Call for Art for 2024/2025 Exhibition Cycle is NOW OPEN and ACCEPTING submissions. Please read below for more information!


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 are 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 2024/2025 exhibition cycle is Saturday, February 10, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. ACG will continue to accept submissions after Saturday, February 10, 2024, by 11:59 p.m., to be considered for exhibitions in 2025 and beyond. If you are submitting past the deadline of Saturday, February 10, 2024, we will keep your submission for review with our committee for our 2025/2026 cycle.

Eligibility: Anyone living within 100 miles of Albany, NY can submit a proposal. Artists should keep in mind the need for a consistent and strong body of work when submitting. Artists may submit multiple bodies of work in up to 3 separate submissions. 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 genres 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 ACG's curatorial staff 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 is welcome (painting, photography, sculpture, installations, 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 (100 words)
  • Artist biography (100 words)

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.

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



If you have questions, please email Max at exhibits@albanycentergallery.org

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. 

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.

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