This October we can look forward to our glorious fall season with its breathtaking foliage, energizing brisk days, and, of course, special events at the Fine Arts Center. We are opening a new fine arts show, the Sunday Artists Show, where you will see remarkable art created by talented, non-professional artists. We are also offering art classes for artists of all ages. Aren’t these good reasons to visit the Arts Center?

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

October 2018

watercolor of local barn in fall
  • Opening Reception Sunday Artists Show
  • Date: Saturday, October 6
  • Time: 3 – 5 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Please join us for the opening reception of the Sunday Artists Show to see fine art work created by our non-professional artists and be on hand when awards for high achievement are given to this talented group. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

painting of horse
  • Sunday Artists Show
  • Dates: October 6 – November 23
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Beginning in October we are featuring our 2018 Exhibition & Competition of our Sunday Artist Show, a display of fine artworks by talented, non-professional artists. All works are original creations, in various categories including aqua media, ceramics, decorative arts, graphics, jewelry, stained glass, oil, photography, print making, and sculpture. The entries are judged on originality, creativity, and use of a particular medium, and the best are awarded prizes. This exhibit, which is sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., and Deaton's Building & Home Center, will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special appointment. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.) Check our gallery page to see some of the show's highlights.

fluid painting on canvas
  • Fluid Acrylic Painting
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, October 28
  • Time: 1 – 4 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 12+
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this 3-hour class on fluid acrylic painting – controlled pour, students will make two (or more) paintings and learn to use fluid painting techniques including negative background, dirty pour, ribbon pour, mallet smash, and swipe. Students should wear old clothes or bring an apron and also bring a box to carry paintings home (if you can’t leave them to dry). All materials provided; no experience necessary. Class size is limited to 8; 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. A $15 non-refundable DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. 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: Patricia A. Tanner
  • 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.

November 2018

painting of horse
  • Sunday Artists Show
  • Dates: until November 23
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Again this month we are featuring our 2018 Exhibition & Competition of our Sunday Artist Show, a display of fine artworks by talented, non-professional artists. All works are original creations, in various categories including aqua media, ceramics, decorative arts, graphics, jewelry, stained glass, oil, photography, print making, and sculpture. The entries are judged on originality, creativity, and use of a particular medium, and the best are awarded prizes. This exhibit, which is sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., and Deaton's Building & Home Center, will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special appointment. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • 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.