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.

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: http://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.

Starting in June, we will 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!

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 May 30, 2022. 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 Karina at kwojnar@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.
  • You are a mentor. It’s important to give youth the space to create, explore, ask questions, be inspired and uplifted. Please only submit artwork and workshop proposals that reflect this.

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, but to ensure your application is reviewed in a timely manner, please submit by March 5, 2022. However, 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. 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 kwojnar@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.

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 2023/2024 exhibition cycle is February 22, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.. ACG will continue to accept submissions after February 22, 2023, by 11:59 p.m., to be considered for exhibitions in 2024 and beyond. If you are submitting past the deadline of February 22, 2023, we will keep your submission for review with our committee for our 2024/2025 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.

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.

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. 

The 24th Annual High School Regional Juried Exhibition will be hosted at Albany Center Gallery from March 21 to April 22, 2023. Jurying will take place on February 28 and March 1. Selected works will be confirmed and teachers will be notified between March 2 and 3. The exhibit at the gallery will be free and open to the public. An artists' reception will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023, with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m..

Enrolled school districts should abide by the following guidelines:

·  Submit up to 25 works total, including video.

·  All student video submissions must abide by the Fair Use Guidelines for Student Productions http://www.ismassn.net/resources/fairuse  (use this link as they do change)

·  Videos should be submitted as an mp4 file or otherwise compatible with Quicktime player.

·  Videos should not exceed 5 minutes.

·  Images should be sent as jpegs.

·  The preferred size for two-dimensional work is 36” x 36” including the mats or frame. All frames must be wired and ready to hang. 

·  Series work is a single entry.

·  No more than four works by any one student.

·  The committee reserves the right to exclude work that includes imagery inappropriate for a school audience, or if the work does not accurately represent the submitted image.

·  Represent two-dimensional works in one single image. If you are submitting multiple images for one work, please compile the images into one PDF file to upload as a single submission.

·  You may submit up to three separate images of three-dimensional works. Please compile the images into one PDF file to upload as a single submission.

·  Photograph as true to original work as possible.

·  Name your digital images to correspond with the pre-assigned inventory number.

·  The school contact person will receive an inventory sheet in Google with specific inventory numbers, he/she can share it with the appropriate teachers working on the inventory. Do not change your inventory numbers since they are specific and assigned by district to provide organization and anonymity for the jurying process.

·  Send the images through Submittable to Albany Center Gallery. You will need to open your own account.

·  The Submittable form will open on Wednesday, February 1 and close on Friday, February 17, 11:59 p.m.

·  When the work is accepted, attach a completed label to each piece. The label will be included in an email sent after jurying.

·  The gallery is looking for the most professional and favorable way to best highlight the work. If mats are used, please use white, off white, and light gray professional mat board only, with no shrink/acetate wrap. No black mats. No tag board or paper mats. If there is a question about how a selected piece should be hung, it is best to send an inquiry to both Nancy and Tony (at Albany Center Gallery). Together we can decide what will work best for the piece. Works not framed or without clear hanging method may be affixed to the wall with Velcro or command strips.

·  Please spray charcoal, pastel, or pencil with fixative

·  Drop-off for the High School Regional will be on Tuesday, March 7, from Noon - 5 p.m. at the gallery. Works must be ready to hang, or they will not be accepted in the show. Pick-up will occur on both Tuesday, April 25, 2023 and Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 2 - 5 p.m.. All artwork must be hand delivered and picked up.

·  Pack images appropriately when dropped off. If you are leaving boxes and portfolios, please label portfolios and with school name and list of contents. If the box secures a specific piece of sculpture, include student information in addition to the school's name.

·  Although we are as careful as possible, we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged artwork. We suggest you take digital photos of all entries so your students will have a record of their artwork for portfolios.

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