As always, December is an exciting month at the Fine Arts Center. On Sunday, December 8, we are contributing to the Light Up Pulaski festivities by hosting an opening reception for our new show and providing live music by the Tug Hill Players. Homemade refreshments will be provided. We hope you will join us. Throughout the month we will be showing fine art works by our talented members in our Members Winter Art Show, and we will be offering classes for artists of all ages. Stop by and see our beautifully decorated gallery and impressive artworks, attend a wonderful holiday party, and nurture your inner artist by coming to our classes.

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

December 2019

Christmas tree decorations
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Opening Reception for Winter Art Show
  • Live Music by Tug Hill Players
  • Date: Sunday, December 8
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Celebrate the beginning of the winter season with us. As part of the annual Light Up Pulaski festivities, we will be hosting: Mugs, Music and Makers at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Stop by for the opening reception of our Winter Members Exhibit, talk to some of our artist “makers”, sip some warm cider, and enjoy delightful music by the Tug Hill Players. We’ll be offering a limited special selection of handmade mugs donated by our local artist members for you to purchase and enjoy some free warm cider. Mugs are only $15 and make wonderful holiday gifts. All the money from the mug sales directly supports the Fine Arts Center. This is a family-friendly event and light refreshments will be served. Be sure to stop by!

Christmas tree decorations
  • Tug Hill Players
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Date: Sunday, December 8
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

During our Light Up Pulaski festivities, we are again this year proudly presenting The Tug Hill Players, a group of musicians who perform their own arrangements of Celtic, Irish, Scottish, and other traditional music on a wide variety of instruments. You won’t want to miss this beautiful music! To learn more about the Tug Hill Players and listen to some of their music, visit their website: tughillplayers.com.

watercolor of winter scene of trees and water
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates: December – January
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This month we are featuring our Winter Members Show, a collection of fine arts created by our talented members. This exhibit will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

greeting card showing winter scene
  • Relief Printmaking Class:
  • Greeting Cards
  • Instructor: Jessie Joss
  • Date: Sunday, December 1
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center 

Make your own greeting cards using relief printmaking, carving tools and techniques. Learn how to mix ink, handle paper, and finesse pressure to produce beautiful personalized greeting cards. Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members.

Mandala snowflake design on tile coaster
  • Mandala Coaster Class
  • Instructor: Kathy Peters
  • Date: Sunday, December 15
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will learn to make and design a Mandala snowflake coaster. Mandala in Sanskrit means circle and mandala designs bring a sense of calmness. You will complete two coasters to take home to treasure or give as beautiful handmade holiday gifts. The cost of the class includes the fee for materials.

drawing of dog
  • Free Drawing Class
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to draw in graphite pencil creating works of art from reference photos. Each week the instructor will demonstrate and help you develop classic drawing techniques using a range of graphite pencils. The class is relaxed with a focus on precision and composition. All ability levels are welcome, all materials provided.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references. (Donations are welcome!)

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

abstract painting featuring bright reds
  • 6 x 6 Community Show
  • Call for Submissions
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are inviting YOU and anyone in our surrounding communities to create art for our first ever 6 x 6 community art show. As this is a fundraiser, all art submitted is donated to the center and will be for sale for $15 each. All sales benefit the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. You don’t have to be a member or an artist to participate, all art is hung anonymously, and there is no entry fee. Projects are due at the center Thursday, January 30 – Saturday, Feb 1 and will be displayed until March 21. Click here for guidelines and important dates.

January 2020

oil painting of country church in winter
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates: December – January
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This month we are featuring our Winter Members Show, a collection of fine arts created by our talented members. This exhibit will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

watercolor of pine trees in snow
  • Nature’s Splendor Watercolor Class
  • Instructor: Bob Jones
  • Date: Saturday, January 11
  • Time: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Level: Beginner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

If you enjoy watercolor painting, this class is for you. Class demonstrations will include masking, lifting, spattering, working wet into wet, and using a variety of brush strokes. You will complete two paintings, one of a size of your choosing, the other a 6 x 6 inch painting using cold press watercolor paper. The 6 x 6 inch painting can be submitted in the upcoming 6 x 6 Community Show if you choose. Material fee: Pay $5 to instructor at time of class.

collage composed of various objects
  • Mixed Media 6 x 6 Art Class
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, January 12
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Level: High School & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Be creative with mixed media using collage papers, paint, fibers, pens and more to make three 6 x 6 inch mini paintings. These can be created to hang as a group or stand alone as individual, unique designs. Learn layering and creating strong compositions, along with a little color theory. Although some supplies will be available, we ask that you bring things you like to personalize your art, such as magazine or catalog pages, copies of photos, printed 3-ply napkins, patterned tissue paper, other patterned paper, sheet music, old paperback books, scraps of corrugated cardboard, fabric, string, and small 3-d objects, such as shells, buttons, and old jewelry. Material fee: Pay $5 to instructor at time of class.

tile depicting sun, waves, and fish
  • Clay 6 x 6 Art Tile Class
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Dates & Times:
  • Saturday, January 18, 9:30 am - noon
  • Saturday, January 25, 9:30 am - noon
  • Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Level: Beginner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Let clay be your canvas for this class. Carve, sculpt, emboss and paint clay art tiles to make your own unique designs. In this two-part class you will create two clay 6 x 6 inch tiles, which can hang as a group or be displayed as individual, unique designs. In the first class you will create your tiles. After they have dried, they will be fired to bisque form and brought to the second class. In the second class you will glaze and paint the tiles. You can pick up your artwork the following week. If you choose, you may submit them in our 6 x 6 Community Show in February.

image of dslr camera
  • Camera and Photography Basics
  • Instructor: Sarah Fowler
  • Date: Sunday, January 19
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

If you have a DSLR camera but are unsure quite how to use it, this is the class for you. You will learn the ins and outs of your camera and how to shoot in manual mode to get professional looking photos. As a group, we will take a small walk through the park to do some live shooting, so wear appropriate shoes.  Whether you have a business and need better product photography, take photos for fun or simply just want awesome photos of your kids, there’s so much to learn!   This class does require you to bring your own DSLR camera.

abstract drawings and designs on leather
  • Leather 6 x 6 Art Class
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: Sunday, January 26
  • Time: 1 - 6 pm
  • Cost: $40 members; $45 non-members
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Level: Beginner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this five-hour class, you will turn a doodle into a work of art using the principles of tessellation, a process that can be applied to different forms of art (quilting, block printing, etc.). We will doodle, snip, trace, flip and flop the design to create a round or square design, which we will then transfer to leather. Using your choice of leather tools, we will stamp (and possibly cut out) the design, create a leather “wood” frame, and finish up by coloring. The result: one unique 6 x 6 piece of leather artwork, which you may take home or submit to our 6 x 6 Community Show in February. Material fee: Pay $5 to instructor at time of class.

drawing of dog
  • Free Drawing Class
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to draw in graphite pencil creating works of art from reference photos. Each week the instructor will demonstrate and help you develop classic drawing techniques using a range of graphite pencils. The class is relaxed with a focus on precision and composition. All ability levels are welcome, all materials provided.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references. (Donations are welcome!)

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

  • Member Artists: Pick Up Artwork
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates & Times:
  • Thursday, January 30, noon - 4 pm
  • Friday, January 31, noon - 4 pm
  • Saturday, February 1, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Or by appointment

Alas, the Winter Members Show must come to an end. Member Artists, please pick up your artwork on the following dates and times: Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, regular gallery hours. If these dates are not convenient, please make arrangements with us.

watercolor of pine trees at sunset
  • 6 x 6 Community Show
  • Call for Submissions
  • Submission Dates & Times:
  • Thursday, Jan 30, noon - 4 pm
  • Friday, Jan 31, noon - 4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb 1, 10 am - 2 pm

We are inviting YOU and anyone in our surrounding communities to create art for our first ever 6 x 6 Community Art Show. As this is a fundraiser, all art submitted is donated to the center and will be for sale for $15 each. All sales benefit the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. You don’t have to be a member or an artist to participate, all art is hung anonymously, and there is no entry fee. Projects are due at the center Thursday, January 30 – Saturday, Feb 1 and will be displayed until March 21. Click here for guidelines and important dates.

February 2020

drawing of dog
  • Free Drawing Class
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to draw in graphite pencil creating works of art from reference photos. Each week the instructor will demonstrate and help you develop classic drawing techniques using a range of graphite pencils. The class is relaxed with a focus on precision and composition. All ability levels are welcome, all materials provided.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references. (Donations are welcome!)

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

March 2020

drawing of dog
  • Free Drawing Class
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to draw in graphite pencil creating works of art from reference photos. Each week the instructor will demonstrate and help you develop classic drawing techniques using a range of graphite pencils. The class is relaxed with a focus on precision and composition. All ability levels are welcome, all materials provided.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references. (Donations are welcome!)

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