It's spring! Spring brings real excitement to the Fine Arts Center. In April we feature artwork created by very talented Oswego County students in the Annual Student Art Show and Competition. And we are offering fine arts classes, including a free class for Pulaski-area families during International Screen-Free Week. Come join us at the Fine Arts Center. Check our calendar below for details.

Also check out our Month-by-Month Calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

April 2019

Student Art Show Artwork
  • Oswego County Student Art Show
  • Date: until April 24
  • Time: Regular Gallery Hours
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

You will be delighted and amazed to see the outstanding art created by Oswego County students, so be sure to make time this month to catch the Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition. Students from grades 7 through 12 are showing works in various mediums, including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, graphics, video, animation, sculpture and ceramics. The show can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special arrangement. Check out our gallery to see some of this year's winners. Groups are encouraged to visit. (The gallery is open during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and by special appointment. Call the Arts Center at 315-298-7007 to arrange special viewing hours.)

Oswego County Student Art Show Artwork
  • Thank You! To Our Sponsors
  • Deaton’s Ace Building and Home Center
  • Deaton’s Agway
  • NBT Bank

We wish to thank all of our sponsors whose contributions make the Oswego County Student Art Show and Competition a success. Your generous support awards the achievements of our talented student artists, promotes the fine arts in our schools and community, and enhances community pride. We are all grateful for your support of the fine arts students in Oswego County.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center Screen-Free Week Classes
  • International Screen–Free Week
  • Free Drawing Class
  • Date: Thursday, April 18
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center
  • 4848 Jefferson St, Pulaski

Looking for something fun to do during spring break? For International Screen-Free Week, we are offering a free class on Thursday, April 18, to tempt Pulaski-area families away from television screens. Our drawing class, offered from 6 – 8 pm, provides free drawing lessons for artists of all ages and abilities. The class and the materials are free; no registration is required and no experience is necessary. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

Student Art Show Artwork
  • Remove Artwork for Student Art Show
  • Date: Thursday, April 25
  • Time: 3 – 5 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Alas, all good things must end, so too this great show. We would appreciate art teachers giving us a hand in taking down and removing their students’ artwork, ensuring each piece is returned to its creator. We would also appreciate students who submitted work individually stopping by and claiming their work. All entries not picked up by April 30 become the property of the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. If there is a problem meeting these guidelines, please call the Art Center at 315-298-7007.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center Member Show Oil Painting
  • Spring Members Show: Artworks Solicited
  • Submit Artwork: Saturday, April 27
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Member artists are invited to submit works for our Spring Members Show, which is displayed at the Fine Arts Center May and June. The opening reception will take place in early May. The date to submit artwork is Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 12 pm). Please read the Members Shows Entry Info and download, fill out, and attach an entry form for each piece of submitted artwork. Toward the end of our Spring Show, we will again be soliciting artwork for our Summer Members Show, which will be displayed July – August. Please check this website for updated information.

feathers made from leather
  • Leather Feather Workshop
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: Sunday, April 28
  • Time: 1 – 5 pm
  • Age: 16 & up
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Come join the fun and learn to make a variety of leather feathers, from a colorful pheasant feather to realistic bald eagle feathers. These can be turned into earrings, wristbands, necklaces, bookmarks, wall hangings, etc. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Class size is limited. Please register early as a minimum of 7 students is required. For questions or to register, please call 315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer; or text or call Anna Blachman at 607-239-7031. You can also sign up at the Fine Arts Center. Make payment by cash, check or PayPal. This project is made possible with funds from 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.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

May 2019

Salmon River Fine Arts Center Spring Members Show Watercolor
  • Spring Members Show
  • Dates: May – June
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Viewing this annual treat is a great way to celebrate spring, see the amazing talent in our area, and maybe pick up a lovely piece of art. This exhibit will hang in our gallery through May and June and can be seen during regular gallery hours. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

Watercolor by instructor for arts center course
  • Watercolor Workshop: Northern Cardinals
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 9 am – noon
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor techniques class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. No drawing or artistic skill required. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic watercolor techniques and complete one small painting. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided, or you can bring your own. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from 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.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center
  • Annual Board and Membership Meeting
  • Date: Tuesday, May 7
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

As always, this important annual meeting will guide our Fine Arts Center through the year ahead, making it better than ever. Along with attending to various Arts Center issues, we will elect a slate of officers. Board and regular members, please note this important date in your calendar. And members, please remember your dues for the year.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.