November is a good month to visit the Fine Arts Center. You can see beautiful artwork in our gallery, and you can attend classes throughout the month, where artists of all ages and ability are welcome. Aren’t these good reasons to visit the Arts Center? See details below.

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

November 2019

Watercolor of horse with flowing mane
  • Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October – November
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This month we are featuring our 2019 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 gallery hours (Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm).

clay turtle for native american totem project
  • Native American Animal Totem
  • Ornaments or Pendants
  • Instructor: Linda Knowles
  • Date: Sunday, November 10
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Age: 14 and up
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members 
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will learn about animal totems as seen through the Native American tradition and create an ornament or pendant that reflects the totem animal of your birth or other animals that have surfaced as teachers in day-to-day living. Pendants or ornaments will be made using air-dried clay and be ready to hang. Once dried they can be painted and finished as desired. You will go home with two pendants or ornaments. Bring a reference photo of an animal that inspires you.

pastel drawing of dog
  • Pastel Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Saturday, November 16
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to use soft pastels to create animal portraits from reference drawings or photos. A demonstration will be done by the instructor. A relaxed approach is used with a focus on composition, color and value. All ability levels are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references.  Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members 

illuminated clay lantern
  • Clay Luminary Lantern
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Dates & Times:
  • Sunday, Nov 17, 1 - 3 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 24, 1 - 2 pm
  • Cost: $45 members; $50 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn clay hand-building techniques as you make a decorative slab-built luminary lantern. This is a two-class project. In the first class, you will make a lantern then leave it at the center for drying and firing. On the 24th you will come back for glazing and painting. Lanterns will be fired again and ready for pick up the following week. 

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.

  • Sunday Artists: Pick Up Artwork
  • Dates & Times:
  • Friday, Nov 29, noon - 4 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 30, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Or By appointment

Alas, the Sunday Artists Show must come to an end. Sunday Artists, please pick up your artwork on the following dates and times: Friday, November 29, noon - 4 pm; and Saturday, November 30, 10 am - 2 pm. If these dates are not convenient, please make arrangements with us.

watercolor painting of winter scene
  • Winter Members Show Artists:
  • Artworks Solicited
  • Submission Dates & Times:
  • Friday, Nov 29, noon - 4 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 30, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Or By appointment
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Member artists are invited to submit works for our Winter Members Show, which is displayed at the Fine Arts Center December and January. The dates and times to submit artwork are Friday, November 29, noon - 4 pm; and Saturday, November 30, 10 am - 2 pm; or by appointment. Please read the Members Shows Entry Info and download, complete, and attach an entry form for each piece of submitted artwork.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.