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Thank you for taking time to visit our website to learn more about what’s going on at the AAO.  We’re gearing up for an exciting and busy new year.  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.

17th Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition

The Art Association of Oswego proudly announces the opening of the 17th Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition – a selection of carefully chosen artworks that represent visual arts currently being created throughout New York State.  The exhibition will begin on March 22 with an opening reception from 7-9 PM, and an award ceremony at 8 PM.  Light refreshments will be served, and musical entertainment will be provided by guitarists Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb.  This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 27 at 5:00.  The reception & the exhibit are free & open to the public.  The AAO’s standard gallery hours are Saturdays & Sundays from 2-5:00 PM, or by special appointment (call 343-5675 or e-mail info@OswegoArts.org).

The Art Association of Oswego is located in a red building at the north end of East Fourth Street, just before getting to Fort Ontario.  This exhibition is made possible with help from a generous contribution by Constellation Energy.

 

Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition – Acceptance List

The acceptance list to the 2014 Lakeside Statewide art exhibition has been posted to our Exhibitions page on this website.  If you have any questions, please send a message to Exhibitions@OswegoArts.org.

Thank you, and congratulations to those artists who’ve been accepted into this year’s show.  We had 75 artists submit over 200 artworks for consideration, and we’re only able to display about 60 items.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 17th Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition

The Art Association of Oswego is now accepting entries for the 17th 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 diverse cross-section of artwork currently being produced in New York State.

The juror for this year’s exhibition will be Ms. Gina Zanolli. Ms. Zanolli is a Rochester-based artist who specializes in drawing and painting. She regularly teaches classes in art through the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester and figure drawing through Monroe Community College. Ms. Zanolli earned her MFA and BFA at the University of Buffalo.

The postmark deadline for entries is Monday, February 17.  The exhibition will run from Saturday March 22 through Sunday April 27.  Over $1000 in prizes will be awarded. This exhibition is made possible in part by a generous grant from Constellation Energy.

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You may pay for your entrance fee here:





1st Annual Holiday Studio & Gallery Tour – November 9th

Visit local artisans’ studios & galleries!  Look at the incredible artistic work happening right here in Oswego. Maybe even find some unique items for holiday gift giving.

This event will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 3-6 pm, culminating with an opening reception at the AAO from 6-8 pm for Bob and Laurie Kester’s art exhibit.

Postcards containing information about each participating location will be handed out to each visitor.  Patrons who visit & get a signature at every location on the card are eligible to enter their card into drawings for art prizes at the end of the evening!

For more information, or to register your studio/gallery for participation in the tour, please contact Jackie Neveu at JNEVEU@TWCNY.RR.COM or home phone (315) 207-0143.  Deadline for registering is Oct. 7.

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