August, like July, is a busy month at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. We are exhibiting our Summer Members Show, and we are offering a variety of fine arts classes as well as our free Thursday night drawing class. See details below.

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

August 2019

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

Escape the summer heat and come to the Fine Arts Center to view the artwork created by our talented members. This exhibit can be seen during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon – 4 pm; Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

Throwing on Potters Wheel
  • Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel
  • Instructor: Lauren Boyer
  • Dates:
  • Monday, Aug 5: 9:30 am – 12 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 6: 9:30 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, Aug 16: 10 – 11 am
  • Cost: $60 members; $65 non-members
  • Age: 13 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

These semi-private lessons will teach you basic techniques in throwing on the wheel. In the first two classes you will learn how to center clay and create/shape a small vessel. Due to drying time, the third class will be held a week later, when you will glaze. The pieces will be fired again, and it will be your responsibility to come to the Salmon River Fine Arts Center during their gallery hours to pick up your finished artwork. 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.

Ceramic jar with decorative knob
  • Handbuilding in Ceramics
  • Instructor: Lauren Boyer
  • Dates:
  • Monday, Aug 5: 12:15 – 2:45 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 6: 12:15 – 2:45 pm
  • Friday, Aug 16: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Cost: $60 members; $65 non-members
  • Age: 13 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Come join us at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center for a three-day introductory course in handbuilding in ceramics. This course is for beginners and advanced students alike. We will be making a slab built jar with a lid and decorative knob. 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.

Leather cup holding pencils
  • Make a Leather Cup
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: Sunday, August 11
  • Time: 1 - 5 pm
  • Cost: $35 member; $40 non-member
  • Age: 15 & Up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn the art of leather working by making a great desk cup. In this class you will learn to use a pattern; lay it out on leather; and cut, texture and color the leather to create a hammered copper look. You will also dye an aged fade, create an edge finish, punch stitching holes, hand sew, and set rivets. You can use your desk cup to hold pens, brushes or a beverage. All materials, except the pattern, are included. You will need to purchase a leather pattern ($4.44) from Tony See’s Etsy Shop (DieselpunkRo) or pay an additional $5 if you haven’t pre-purchased the pattern. 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.

Alcohol Ink Landscape Painting
  • Alcohol Ink Workshop
  • Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Tuesday August 20
  • Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 14 – adult
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn to work with alcohol inks to create a landscape painting on yupo paper. You will use various techniques, including blending, sculpting, wiping, spattering, misting and finger painting; and we will discuss color and composition. You will love working with these beautiful, vibrant colors to create your own unique art. No painting experience necessary. The fee includes all supplies. 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.

Variety of leather feathers
  • Creating Leather Feathers
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: Sunday, August 25
  • Time: 1 – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $25 member; $30 non-member
  • Age: 15 & Up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will learn to make beautiful leather feathers. Using a variety of tools and exploring different approaches, we will make as many feathers as time allows, starting with pheasant and bald eagle feathers and ending with smaller feathers. Feathers will be drawn or traced onto the leather and then textured, cut, molded, and painted. At least one feather will be finished with snaps, lace, or earring findings to complete the project. All tools and materials will be provided. 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: 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.

watercolor of beach umbrellas at beach
  • Summer Members Show Artists:
  • Pick Up Artwork
  • Date: Thursday, August 29
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm

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.

photo of barnyard scene
  • Sunday Artists Show Information and Entry Form
  • Date to Submit Entries: Thursday, September 26
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm or special arrangement
  • Fees:
  • Members: $10 per entry (limit 3 entries)
  • Non-members: $15 per entry (limit 2 entries)
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are pleased to once again announce our Sunday Artists Show and invite non-professional artists to enter. The show will hang in our gallery during October and November. All works must be original creations and the best will be awarded prizes. Each artist must pay a nominal fee per entry, and each entry must have an entry form. To learn more about entering the show and to obtain entry forms, click on the following links: Sunday Artist Show Entry Guidelines and Sunday Artist Show Entry Forms. Call us (315-298-7007) for additional information or if you need to submit your entry on a date or time other than that listed above.

September 2019

25 Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Opening Reception
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Show
  • Date: Sunday, September 8
  • Time: TBA
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center
  • 4848 Jefferson St, Pulaski

Please join us at our opening reception for our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Memorial Show. We are celebrating 25 years displaying fine art in Pulaski by showing artwork created by some of the artists who started our fine arts gallery. Although these members have sadly passed away, their artwork, their vision, and their arts center live on. Refreshments will be served.

25 Year Anniversary Celebration
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Show
  • Date: September

This month we are featuring artwork created by the artists who started our fine arts gallery 25 years ago. Our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Memorial Show celebrates our deep appreciation for their gift to our community and its artists, and honors their memories. Many of you will know these artists and enjoy seeing their artwork and reminiscing with us regarding their contributions to our community. All will appreciate seeing their work in the center they helped establish. You can see this show all September during gallery hours.

Painting of Lion for Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Date: Friday, September 20
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Please join us for an exciting evening at the Fine Arts Center. We are holding our annual silent auction of artworks, including paintings, pastels, drawings, photography, and prints. It will be a great time and a wonderful opportunity to purchase artworks to brighten your home (or someone else’s). All donations and proceeds will help fund the center so that it may continue to be available to the community.

Alcohol Ink Landscape Painting
  • Alcohol Ink Workshop
  • Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, September 22
  • Time: 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 14 – adult
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn to work with alcohol inks to create a landscape painting on yupo paper. You will use various techniques, including blending, sculpting, wiping, spattering, misting and finger painting; and we will discuss color and composition. You will love working with these beautiful, vibrant colors to create your own unique art. No painting experience necessary. The fee includes all supplies. 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: 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.

photo of barnyard scene
  • Sunday Artists Show Information and Entry Form
  • Date to Submit Entries: Thursday, September 26
  • Time: 1 – 7 pm or special arrangement
  • Fees:
  • Members: $10 per entry (limit 3 entries)
  • Non-members: $15 per entry (limit 2 entries)
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are pleased to once again announce our Sunday Artists Show and to invite non-professional artists to enter. The show will hang in our gallery during October and November. All works must be original creations and the best will be awarded prizes. Each artist must pay a nominal fee per entry, and each entry must have an entry form. To learn more about entering the show and to obtain entry forms, click on the following links: Sunday Artist Show Entry Guidelines and Sunday Artist Show Entry Forms. Call us (315-298-7007) for additional information or if you need to submit your entry on a date or time other than that listed above.

October 2019

Watercolor of Barn in Fall
  • Opening Reception Sunday Artist Show
  • Date: Sunday, October 6
  • Time: 2 - 4 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.

Photo of Cows in Barnyard
  • Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October – November
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Beginning in October 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).

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.

November 2019

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

Beginning in October 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).

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.

  • Sunday Artists: Pick Up Artwork
  • Dates: November 21 - 30
  • Time: Gallery Hours

Alas, the Sunday Artists Show must come to an end. Sunday Artists, please pick up your artwork promptly during the following dates: Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 30, during gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. If these dates are not possible, please make arrangements with us.

December 2019

Christmas tree decorations
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Opening Reception for Winter Art Show
  • Live Music by Tug Hill Players
  • Date: Sunday, December 1
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

As part of the annual Light Up Pulaski festivities, we are hosting two major events at the Fine Arts Center, and we hope you will join us. We are holding an opening reception for the Winter Art Show, featuring fine arts by our talented members, where you will be able to see their impressive work and talk with many of the artists. We are also offering delightful live music provided by the Tug Hill Players, beginning at 2 pm. Throughout the reception we are offering delicious homemade refreshments. Be sure to stop by!

Christmas tree decorations
  • Tug Hill Players
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Date: Sunday, December 1
  • 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.

Skaters ice skating on pond in winter
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates: December – February
  • 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.

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.