Regional Arts Information

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

Upcoming Catskill Events

“From the Bench: Concerts and Commentary” are set for Sundays at 3 pm for 2019. Justin Kolb will perform on a resonant, gorgeous toned, nine foot ebony, concert grand piano in a large, yet intimate, performance space with panoramic mountain views. Performances will be: January 13: Liszt and the Barefoot Carmelite; February 17: Chopin: Confounding, Beloved, Legendary; and March 17: Music of the African Diaspora. Performances are held at 1136 Hog Mountain Road, Fleischmanns. Seating is limited so reservations are required. For reservations call 845-551-8601 or email mellonkolb@gmail.com.

The Longyear Gallery hosts “Artists Choose Artists,” a group exhibit featuring member work alongside that of invited artists, from February 15 through March 17, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 16, from 3-6 pm. The Longyear Gallery is located at the Commons Building, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. More information is available at: longyeargallery.org.

Artist Opportunities and Resources

Artists who reside in the following towns: Andes, Arkville, Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Halcottsville, Halcott Center, Pine Hill and Roxbury are invited to participate in the first annual AMR Small Works Show. The exhibition will run April 19 to May 13, 2019, with an opening reception for artists on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 3 to 6 PM, a the Upstairs at the Commons Gallery, 785 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Margaretville. Submission deadline is March 1, 2019. Details are available at amropenstudios.org. For more information, email info@amropenstudios.org.

Longyear Gallery, an established cooperative of professional artists in Margaretville NY, is currently accepting applications for membership. To learn about the gallery, visit www.longyeargallery.org. For information and application form, please write to mar.sil@verizon.net.

The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in three New York state regions—Capital, Catskills, and Southern Tier. Each of the three regions has a grant pool for arts projects of non-profit arts organizations. Applicants can apply for grants of $1,000 to $5,000. The online grant portal will be accessible beginning today, February 8th at afairgame.net. A conference call to field grant questions will be held on February 22, from 2-3:30pm. The grant applicant deadline is March 15, 2019. Additional information is available at afairgame.net.

The Hudson Valley Seed Company is accepting submissions from all US-based artists for images of artwork for 2020 Seed Packs. All mediums are accepted except still life photography. We are always looking for a diversity of mediums including but not limited to watercolor, oil, collage, quilting, carving, assemblage, stained glass, etching, handmade paper, seed mosaic, plant material collage, wood burning, metal work, clothing, and functional pottery. Photographic images may be used if they are an element (less than 50%) of the work. The winning artists receive: An Art Pack featuring your work, $300, 10 Art Packs, a percentage of sales of your fine art print, 50% off seed purchases, inclusion in the pack art gallery show, your name on the pack, link on hudsonvalleyseed.com, seedy satisfaction, and green garden love. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019. For more information, visit: hudsonvalleyseed.com.

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills announces its 2019 Literary Workshops and Book Club for Kids & Teens – Registration is taking place now. The workshops will be in Bright Hill’s Education Wing at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY, one block north of Del. Co. Rte 14. Winter Workshop I: Icebergs: How They’re Made, How They Calve, How They Flip will take place from February 18-22. Winter Workshop II: Cave Art: Who Made It and Why will take place from April 15-19. Registration forms and details are available at brighthillpress.org. To register for the workshops and for information regarding fees and scholarships, email bkrogers@delhitel.net; to register for the book club, email wordthur@stny.rr.com.

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating permanent site-responsive works of public sculpture for the Rockland County and Westchester County landings of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path. Sculptures may include remnant steel, sourced from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge, which will be provided by the Authority. Submissions must be made electronically, via the online application portal, accessible through the following link: artswestchester.submittable.com and all qualifications must be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019. Additional information is available at: artswestchester.org.

The 2019 Arts for All Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve. Artists receive a modest stipend for leading workshops, giving demonstrations, acting, singing, reading poetry or prose, and other shareable arts activities. Opportunities are also available to sell your artwork. If you would like to be added to the list of participating artists, send an email briefly summarizing what you would like to do to info@mknhp.org. For more information, visit mknhp.org.

 

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 phoeniciaplayhouse.com/jobs. Send resumes and  letters of interests to jobs@phoeniciaplayhouse.com. 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 community@roxburyartsgroup.org.

 

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 community@roxburyartsgroup.org.