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 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.

June 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 gallery hours (Wednesday – Friday, noon – 4 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 pm).

Example of wet felting arts project
  • Wet Felting Class
  • Instructor: Sharon Spaker
  • Date: Sunday, June 23
  • Time: 1 – 4 pm
  • Cost: $35
  • Age: Adults
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This 3-hour class will provide general information about the history, current trends, uses, methods, materials and processes of wet felting. It is a prerequisite to “Scarves and Shawls.” You can choose to make a felt trivet, small art piece, potholder, dresser tray or similar using merino wool and embellishment fibers. This class is intended for adults. You must be able to stand for long periods and have the upper body strength to perform the felt making. Each participant needs to bring 3 old bath towels, a plastic bowl or small pail, 2 plastic grocery bags, and ½ pool noodle or pvc pipe or larger diameter wooden dowel. Recommendations include bringing a waterproof apron and wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. 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. Pre-payment is recommended to reserve your spot.

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.

Detail from Watercolor from Spring Members Show
  • Spring Members Show Artists:
  • Pick Up Artwork
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Member artists, please pick up your artwork on Thursday, August 29, 1 – 7 pm. If this date and time are not possible, please make arrangements with us.

Detail from watercolor from Summer Members Show
  • Summer Members Show Artists:
  • Artworks Solicited
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Member artists are invited to submit works for our Summer Members Show, which is displayed at the Fine Arts Center July and August. The date to submit artwork is Thursday, June 27, 1 – 7 pm, unless otherwise arranged. Please read the Members Shows Entry Info and download, fill out, and attach an entry form for each piece of submitted artwork.