During May we are featuring our annual Spring Members Show, a collection of fine artwork created by our very talented Fine Arts Center members. Also, we will hold our annual board and members meeting. And we are offering art classes throughout the month. So along with enjoying the warm weather and amazing flowers, celebrate spring by stopping by 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.

May 2018

Pastel of Art Supplies
  • Date to Remove Artwork for Student Art Show
  • Date: Thursday, May 3
  • Time: 3 – 6 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 May 31 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.

Traveler's Notebook
  • Mandala Leather Stamping Workshop
  • Traveler’s Notebook Project
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: 2nd Class
  • Sunday, May 6
  • Time: 1 – 4 pm
  • Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members
  • Age: 10 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join AnnaB Leatherworks and learn to create beautiful geometric designs in leather. No leather working experience is required. We will start with a small practice piece to learn the moves, and then you will create your unique traveler’s notebook cover (for 5” x 7” inserts). Projects not completed during the two scheduled sessions can be completed during other leather classes or during our “open leather sessions” most Fridays from noon to 4 pm (no additional charge). Returning students may choose an alternative project and/or design. Please contact Anna for details and costs. For questions or to register for the class, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (call 315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer or email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com) or contact Anna Blachman (607-239-7031 - msg or call). Class size is limited. 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.

tulips
  • Spring Members Show
  • Dates: May 9 – June 30
  • 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.)

Fine Arts Center
  • Annual Board and Membership Meeting
  • Date: Wednesday, May 9
  • 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.

Beaded Bracelet
  • Native American Medicine Wheel
  • Beaded Bracelet Class
  • Instructor: Linda Knowles
  • Date: Sunday, May 13
  • Time: noon – 2 pm
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Using all natural materials (including glass and crystal beads), participants will create a beaded leather bracelet that represents the Seven Directions of the Medicine Wheels in the Native American Traditions. This bracelet wraps up to three times around the wrist, works well for those who have metal allergies, and is easily adjusted to provide a custom fit for the wearer. Class size is limited. For questions or to sign up, please call the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email the center at sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. 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.

Woven Rug
  • Warping and Weaving a Round Rug
  • Instructor: Sherry Webb
  • Date: Sunday, May 20
  • Time: 1 – 4 pm
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Age: 10 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Come to this class and learn how to warp and weave a colorful, useful and unique rug using recycled materials. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own in your favorite colors: approximately 1.5 inch strips of cloth, rope, anything. Class size is limited; to register or inquire about the class, call the Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. You can also sign up at the Arts Center. 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.

June 2018

Watercolor of Iris
  • Spring Members Show
  • Dates: May and 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.)

Alcohol Ink Tile
  • Alcohol Ink Workshop
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, June 3
  • Time: 1 – 3 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 21 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join award winning alcohol ink artist Beth Sotherden and create our own unique and amazing ceramic tiles in bright, vibrant alcohol ink colors. You will learn to use spray air, drinking straws, stampers, brushes and other tools to manipulate the ink and create beautiful works of art. No painting experience necessary. For questions or to register for the class, please call the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. 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.

Watercolor of Chickadee
  • Watercolor Workshop: Black-Capped Chickadee
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 9 am – noon
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • 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. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided. You will complete one 5 x 7 painting. 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.

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.

July 2018

Watercolor of Beach Scene
  • Summer Members Show
  • Date: July - August
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Escape the summer heat and come to the Arts Center to view the fine arts artwork created by our talented members. This exhibit 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.)

Watercolor of Sunflowers
  • Watercolor Workshop: Sunflower Delight
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Tuesday, July 10
  • Time: 9 am - noon
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic techniques of masking, mixing colors, and spraying watercolor pigments, techniques to encourage creative approaches to working with watercolors. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided. You will work on one 9 x 12 painting. 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.

Pottery Bowl
  • Intro to Pottery: Wheel Throwing
  • Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson
  • Dates: 2 days
  • Tuesday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 12
  • Times: 2 sessions
  • 9 – 11:30 am
  • 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Age: 16 & up
  • Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this semi-private class – 3 students only each session – students will learn the basics of clay and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Each student will have her own wheel. Topics covered will include clay bodies and their uses, preparing for throwing, tools, body position, steps for throwing and, if time permits, trimming. This class will emphasize making cylinders. With practice some students may be able to make other forms. Everyone should complete at least one good pot that will be bisque fired. The class will meet both days; students may choose either the morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited to three students; to register or inquire about the class, call the Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. You can also sign up at the Arts Center. 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.

Raku Pottery
  • Raku Sculptural Pottery Workshop
  • Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson
  • Dates & Times: 4 days
  • Tuesday, July 17, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 19, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 24, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 26, 9 am – 3 pm (firing day)
  • Cost: $60 members; $70 non-members
  • Age: 14 and up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will pinch, coil and use slabs of clay to create pottery forms having elements that resemble items from the natural world. You will also learn decorative techniques including sgraffito, facetting, burnishing, underglaze, clear crackle, horse hair, and lustrous RAKU glazes. The class will meet both days; students may choose either the morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited; to register or inquire about the class, call the Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. 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.