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 email@example.com for any questions or comments about classes, exhibitions or volunteering.
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.
The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of an exhibition of new work by Brenda Edwards entitled INFUSE. The show will be held in the Timothy McHenry Gallery at the Oswego Civic Arts Center, and will open with a reception from 7-9 pm on Saturday, August 31.
Brenda Edwards is a painter currently living and working in Central New York, and represented by the s.h.e. gallery in New Jersey. Ms. Edwards received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Syracuse University. Her current works are oil paintings created by adding and removing layers to create abstract compositions that are radiant and luminous. They are an attempt to reveal how light can represent an emotional moment in time.
In conjunction with this painting exhibition, the Art Association will also be displaying the results of the “Window Challenge” in the Jo Hyse Gallery on the first floor. The challenge was for artists to take home a six-pane window (an original Art Center window that was replaced during renovation) and turn it into a work of art.
As always, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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. These exhibits will continue to be on display until Sunday, September 29.
The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of its Annual Members Exhibition. The show will be held in the Timothy McHenry Gallery at the Oswego Civic Arts Center, and will open with a reception from 7-9 pm on Saturday, July 20. Any artists who are members of the Art Association or who become new members may exhibit artwork. Prizes will be awarded. The Best of Show award will be an offer of a solo exhibition at the AAO for the following year.
In conjunction with the Members’ Exhibition, The Art Association will also be holding a “Postcard Salon” fundraiser. Postcard-sized art (4”x 6” one-of-a-kind artwork in any media) will be displayed for viewing and sale in the Jo Hyse Gallery during the Members’ Show opening reception. Each postcard will be priced at $10 – half of the purchase price will go to the artist and half will go to the Art Association. Unlike work in the members’ show, the postcards will be sold directly off the wall and can be taken home that night.
As always, these events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The Members Exhibition will continue until Sunday, August 18.
Our Grant-funded ART for YOUth program will start on Wednesday, July 10 – not July 3 as originally posted.
Also, the contact info for registration has been updated to: Jackie Neveu – info@OswegoArts.org or (315) 207-0143 (home)
Please note: There will be a health & contact form to fill out at the 1st class. Attendees must be brought into the AAO facility and picked up from the AAO facility for each class by a parent or guardian. Students MAY NOT leave with any who is not on the contact list provided by the parent or guardian at the 1st class.
These free lessons are made possible by generous grants from the Golub Foundation (Price Chopper), Entergy, and the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of a new art exhibit at the Civic Arts Center called Eight by Ten. The show will be made up of 80 photographs–eight photographs each by ten area photographers. Included in the show are some local favorites: Charlotte Arcadi, Robert Clark, Deborah Engelke, Bob Gates, Peter Mahan, Phillip Moore, Paul Pearce, Kimberly Rossiter, Jim Russell and Kate Zacharewski.
An opening reception will be held at the Arts Center on Saturday, June 15 from 7 to 9 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
According to Art Association Exhibition Coordinator Bill DeMott, “This show will include sort of an A-Z of local photographers–Arcadi to Zacharewski–with subjects ranging from still life to landscape to figure. Expect a lot of approaches to photography from traditional black and white to manipulated color collage work. There will be something for everyone–something for everyone to appreciate and something for everyone to learn.”
The Oswego Civic Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East 4th street in Oswego, directly across from Fort Ontario. This exhibit will be on display until Sunday, July 7. Regular gallery hours are from 2-5 pm on weekends or by appointment. Group tours are encouraged. For further information please call (315) 343-5675 or visit them online at www.oswegoarts.org.
War 2, screenprint monotype by Colin Sixt of Oswego State
The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of a new show at the Oswego Civic Arts Center on Friday May 3rd. Making Good: Monotypes and Monoprints is an exhibition of artwork featuring one-of-a-kind prints.
According to exhibition coordinator Bill DeMott, “Usually in printmaking, a plate or block is cut and identical prints are made from it. This is called an edition. Monotypes are inked images printed from a blank plate or screen–one with no stencil or carving in the surface–essentially a painting transferred to paper. What makes them special and different from editioned prints is that they are usually much more spontaneous and direct–and the images are unrepeatable. Monoprints are one-time prints from a plate or screen that already has some kind of stencil or carving. In other words, monoprinting involves a unique inking of a surface that might otherwise be used to create a series of exact prints, so the variations can be creative and exciting.”
The exhibition will be held Oswego Civic Arts Center. This is another installment in the Making Good series, which annually features the work of area college students. The show will open with a reception from 6-9 pm on Friday, May 3rd. The reception is free and open to the public. This show is one of seven art shows that are a part of the May 3rd Oswego County Gallery Hop. See the Art Association of Oswego website for details.
This exhibit will be on display until Sunday, May 12. The Oswego Civic Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East 4th Street in Oswego, directly across from Fort Ontario. Regular gallery hours are from 2-5 pm on weekends or by appointment. Group tours are encouraged. For further information please call 315 343-5675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in need of people who are willing to teach art classes for children and/or adults during July, August, & September at the AAO, and who are willing to commit to do so now. Teaching Stipend is $20 per class hour. We’re working on putting together our summer brochure for publication. Please contact Education Coordinator Kathy Besaw for more information: email@example.com.
The opening reception for our 16th Annual Lakeside Statewide Exhibition was a huge success. Thank you to all participating artists, attendees and everyone that helped make the exhibition possible. (Photography by Al Neveu) Following is a list of all award … Continue reading →
Banded Blue Morpho Butterfly, a photograph by Polly Ann Henry of Baldwinsville
The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of the 2013 Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition, the 16th Annual, will begin with a public reception on Saturday, March 23rd, from 7-9 pm at the Oswego Civic Arts Center. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The awards ceremony will take place at 8 pm. Guitarist Loren Barrigar will be performing.
The Lakeside exhibition provides an annual showcase for new and exciting artwork from across New York State. It provides a display of diverse subjects and artistic styles for local area residents to enjoy. This exhibition is made possible in part by a generous grant from Constellation Energy. This year, fine artists from across New York State submitted over 200 entries to be considered for inclusion into the show.
The juror for this year’s Lakeside exhibit is Benjamin Entner Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at SUNY Oswego. He was charged with the duty of narrowing down more than 215 entries to the final 52 pieces that will be included in the show. He will also select the award winners once the show is in place.
The Oswego Civic Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East 4th Street in Oswego, directly across from Fort Ontario. The Lakeside exhibit will be on display until Sunday, April 15. Once the show has opened, regular gallery hours are from 2-5 pm on weekends or by appointment. Group tours are encouraged. For further information please call 315 343-5675.
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.