Welcome to the Art Association of Oswego’s Website


Thank you for taking time to visit our website to learn more about what’s going on at the AAO.  Our exhibitions & classes are posted on our events calander.  Please come join us in the fun!

The Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East 4th Street in Oswego. Regular gallery hours are from 2-5 pm on weekends or by appointment.

Contact us at info@oswegoarts.org for any questions or comments about classes, exhibitions or volunteering.

“God of Wonders” Exhibition Open Now


The exhibition currently on display at the AAO is entitled “God of Wonders” – a selection of artwork created by Truth Seekers, a diverse group of creative individuals from various denominations who serve God through their art. This Oswego-based group’s vision is to share their common faith in Christ through creative expression. Their goal is to bring together like-minded individuals who have an interest in expressing their faith through their art.

Gallery Hours are 2-5:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.  The show will run from August 30 until September 28.  There is no charge for admission.

Click here for more information.

Annual AAO Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception & Post Card Salon

aao 2014 members' show red posterThe Opening Reception for the AAO Annual Members’ Exhibition is Saturday, 7/19, from 7-9:00 PM at the AAO – located at the north end of East Fourth Street in Oswego. The reception is free & open to the public.

During the reception, the AAO will be holding a Post Card Salon fundraiser. Postcard sized artwork (4×6) in all mediums will be sold for $10 each – 50% proceeds to AAO, 50% to the artist. Please come out to support the AAO & Local Artists!

ART for YOUth!

Our grant-funded summer art program for children is filling up fast!  In fact, the 3-7 age group is already full, but there is still time to register for the 8-12 group or the 13-18 group.  Please visit our Calendar of Events page for further information.  Classes begin Tuesday, July 8 and run through August 20.

Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Art Association of Oswego is now accepting entries for the 16th Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition. Entry in this exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older, living or working in New York State over the last 2 years. Acceptable media include: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, digital media and all fine craft. The purpose of the exhibition is to offer a sampling of artwork currently being produced in New York State.

The juror for this year’s exhibition will be Benjamin Entner, an assistant Professor of Art and Art History at SUNY Oswego. Entner holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Syracuse University.  His work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently with solo shows at the Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center, the Riverviews Artspace in Virginia, and at Living Arts in Tulsa.

The entry deadline for the Lakeside Exhibition is Monday, February 18th.  Over $1000 in prizes will be awarded. The prospectus and entry form are linked below. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Constellation Energy.

2013 Lakeside Prospectus and Entry Form