Regional Arts Information

Check back here often for updates about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for artists in our region!

Upcoming Catskill Events

The Cooperstown Art Association presents “An Artistic Discovery,” a collective exhibit of artwork by over 100 Otsego County High School Students. “An Artistic Discovery” will be on display through March 31, 2018 in Gallery A of the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries which are located at 22 Main Street in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair Streets in Cooperstown, NY. For more information call 607-547-9777 or visit

The William B. Ogden Library will kick off Saint Patrick’s Day with The Kennedys— Pete and Maura Kennedy, the band. The duo will be performing at the William B. Ogden Library at 11am and 1pm on the 17th. The 11am show will be tailored to children and families. The afternoon presentation will combine musical performance with an open discussion session for those interested in The Kennedys’ musical roots and training. Both library events will be free to the public, courtesy of Music on the Delaware’s Michelle MacNaught Memorial Fund and the library’s Judie Reina Moore Fund. For more information, visit the William B. Ogden Library’s Facebook page, website or call 607-865-5929.

Woodstock Sacred Harp will host March Woodstock Singing on Saturday, March 18. A singing school with Keillor Morse will begin at 1 pm with singing to being to happen between 2 and 4 pm at the home of Edwina & Tom Unrath, 57 Harmati Lane, Shady, New York 12409. For more information call 845-679-1273 or email

Writers in the Mountains is happy to announce the launch of RANDOM CONTEXT, our new and informal literary salon, to be held quarterly (every three months) at Union Grove Distillery, located at the junction of Routes 28 and 38 in Arkville, New York. The inaugural RANDOM CONTEXT is Sunday afternoon, March 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. All writers are welcome to come and read their poetry or excerpts from their novels, short fiction, essays, or other creative nonfiction pieces in the warm and inviting front room of the fabulous Union Grove Distillery. In March, RANDOM CONTEXT will feature the poet and creative nonfiction writer Anique Sara Taylor, with the rest of the afternoon filled with 5-minute open-mic slots. for more information:

thegallery@rhinebeck presents Jeremy Adams, executive director of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, on March 29 at 7pm as part of their Hudson Valley Celebrity Series. $15 suggested donation. RSVP via Facebook Event For more information visit

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site will host a presentation by the 2017-18 Cole Fellows on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. The 2017-18 Cole Fellows will present new research about Thomas Cole and the historic site where he lived and worked. This event will be held in the New Studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site located at 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. A toast and reception will open at 5, presentations start at 5:15pm. Admission is free. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site opens for tours on weekends in March. Hours for Thomas Cole’s home, studios and special exhibitions vary by season. For the full schedule: The grounds are free and open daily 8 am – sunset.

Paint the Farm at Crystal Brook Farm, 1892 New Kingston Road, New Kingston, NY, Thursdays from 2-5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm; June 30 through July 28.  Experience a NYS Century Farm while painting the view. To register: call 845-586-1721 or visit:

Drop-In Open Studio Hours for Kids at Artcentro, in Poughkeepsie, NY, ongoing, Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM. $10 per hour, guided open studio hours for children ages 6 – 12. For more information visit Artcentro online.


Artist Opportunities and Resources

THE ADIRONDACK LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, is looking for qualified artists working in all mediums to apply for solo/group shows at its location at 3446 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY in 2018.  Submission deadline MARCH 15, 2018. Interested artists should visit:; for questions, email

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT PLATTE CLOVE PRESERVE  The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program is the only one in the country situated in the historic landscapes which were the inspiration for the Hudson River School and provides a tranquil and rustic workplace. Open to artists working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began. Application deadline: April 6, 2018. Application information available at:

WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM) invites authors residing in, working in, or otherwise connected to the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions to a literary arts and community event and celebration we call Writers Unbound, the fifth in our series of annual literary festivals. This year the event takes place at the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY, on Sunday, April 29 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The registration deadline for participating authors is April 15, 2018. For more information, please visit, e-mail:, or phone at (607) 434-5917.

THE EAST END ARTS GALLERY is now accepting entries for their seventh annual national juried art competition and exhibit: INK. This competition is open to all ‘ink’ media including ballpoint, fountain pen, printmaking, Sharpie, tattoo ink (which may be submitted as photography of Tattoo artwork) alcohol ink, India ink—any and every ink media with the exception of desktop printer ink. (Two-dimensional submissions only.) Maximum height and maximum width 30” including the frame. Entries selected by the juror, Sara De Luca, the owner and director of ILLE ARTS gallery in Amagansett, NY, will be included in the INK exhibition, scheduled to run from August 3 through September 19, 2018 at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY. Entries may be submitted online by April 9, 2018 or by the late entry deadline of April 16, 2018 for an additional fee. Artists will be notified of the juror’s decisions of inclusion in the show on or before June 1, 2018. For complete prospectus, information on the juror, and to enter the show, visit:

WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS issues a Call for Submissions for “Raining Poetry & Painting in Roxbury 2018.” Writers in the Mountains seeks original, SIX WORD poems. The subjects for poems is open, but works connected to the Catskills are encouraged. Poems meeting length restrictions will be selected through a blind-judging committee of three, and overseen by Writers in the Mountains. Please send submissions to no later than April 16, 2018. Include your name, address, and phone number, in addition to your email address. For more information:

THE COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION invites entries for “ESSENTIAL ART: The 27th Annual Regional Juried Art Show.” “Essential Art” is open to all New York State artists and work in all media.  Entries must be delivered to the CAA on the designated delivery days, May 18th & 19th, between 11-4pm.  This year’s Jurors are Paul Chapman & Corey Pitkin.  There will be a possible $2,400 in prizes awarded.  “Essential Art” will be on display from May 25 – June 27, 2018. Entry rules, dates, information and complete prospectuses for “Essential Art” are all available now on

THE COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION invites entries for ”The 83rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition” is open to all U.S. residents and artwork in all media. All entries are submitted online. A link to that online submission form is available now on our website. Deadline for entry is May 15th at midnight. This year’s juror is Yulia Hanansen. There will be a catalog and a possible $3,000 in prizes and awards. The National Exhibition will be on display from July 13 – August 17, 2018. Entry rules, dates, information and complete prospectuses for ”The 83rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition” are all available now on

POLLOCK-KRASNER MID-CAREER RESIDENCY The Fine Arts Work Center is pleased to announce the Pollock-Krasner Mid-Career Artist Residency—a month-long residency for one visual artist at our complex located in coastal Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Art Related Jobs

THE PHOENICIA PLAYHOUSE seeks a Theatre Manager to actively promote and market the facility; oversee the use of the theatre; and supervise/organize technical aspects for all productions/events to ensure the safety of equipment, personnel, and the general public. The Theater Manager will also instruct, train, and supervise theater volunteers and vendors relating to theatre equipment, facilities, and procedures. Full details and description available at Send resumes and  letters of interests to Reviews of applications will be ongoing.

CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades.  RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature.  Please contact Solveig Comer, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or


The Roxbury Arts Group is thrilled to spread the word about art-related happenings and opportunities in our region because we feel it contributes to a vibrant and thriving art community! Let us know about your event by sending an email to


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