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

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
  • Course Fee: $30 members; $35 non-members
  • Materials Fee: $5
  • 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. There is a $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

collage composed of various objects
  • Mixed Media 6 x 6 Art Class
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, January 12
  • Time: 1 - 3 pm
  • Course Fee: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Materials Fee: $10
  • 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. There is a $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

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
  • Course Fee: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Materials Fee: $10
  • 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. There is a $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

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 want awesome photos of your kids, there’s so much to learn! This class does require you to bring your own DSLR camera. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

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

painting of cat by elementary student
  • 6 x 6 Art Show Submissions
  • Date & Time:
  • Saturday, Feb 1, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Saturday, February 1, is the last day to submit your artwork for the 6 x 6 Community Art Show. Projects can be submitted from 10 am - 2 pm; there is no entry fee. As this is a fundraiser, all art submitted is donated to the center and will be for sale to benefit the Fine Arts Center. Click here for guidelines and important dates. And thank you! for participating in this fun community project.

watercolor painting of pine trees in snow
  • 6 x 6 Community Art Show Preview
  • Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, Feb 5, noon - 4 pm
  • Thursday, Feb 6, noon - 4 pm
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

You are invited to view the inspiring and eclectic artworks our community of artists have created for our 6 x 6 Community Art Show before they go on sale at our opening party. If you would like to purchase these artworks, please come to our opening reception for this show Friday, February 7, 6 - 8 pm. All artworks are $15 and benefit the community’s arts center.

painting in shades of red
  • Opening Party
  • 6 x 6 Community Art Show
  • Date: Friday, February 7
  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Please join us at an evening party as we celebrate art in our community with our 6 x 6 Community Art Show. You will see the exciting art community members of all ages have created and have an opportunity to purchase your favorites. All artworks are $15 and benefit the community’s only fine arts center. So everyone can enjoy these creations, they will remain on display at the Arts Center until March 21, when you can pick up any you have purchased.

hand sculpted air-dry clay
  • Meditation in Clay
  • Instructor: Linda Knowles
  • Date: Sunday, February 9
  • Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Class Fee: $15
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Experience clay and make art with senses other than your sight. In this group class you will explore sculpting air-dry clay into a unique art piece using your hands only. Discover the intimate textures of the clay as you mold and shape a loving memory into a work of art. This relaxing and meditative art class will nurture your sense of touch. It teaches you to drop expectations, trust your inner guide and realize that the journey is more important than the result. A perfect class to experience with a partner for Valentine’s day or individually. Everyone will leave with a sense of relaxation and a unique piece of sculpture art. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. This unique process of creating art works on many levels, and you will enjoy your sculpture and the memory it represents each time you view it for years to come. Don’t miss this beautiful sensory journey. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

scene of a sheep in a flower field, all made of wool and other fibers
  • Painting with Wool
  • Instructor: Sharon Spaker
  • Date: Saturday, February 15
  • Time: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Class Fee: $35
  • Materials Fee: $10
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class we will make a unique fiber art piece. We will begin with a background canvas of prepared wool. Using both needle and wet felting techniques, we will create pictures with wool, silk fibers, and fabrics. Come with your inspiration images for making your fiber art piece unique. Please bring: 2 old towels; a waterproof apron or smock; a plastic bowl (about 2-quart size); latex gloves (optional); photos of inspiring landscapes, scenes or people; and a bag lunch. There is a $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. You can sign up for classes by registering and paying at the arts center, or via PayPal using either the center’s website or Facebook PayPal link, or by mailing registration details and a check.

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.

tile depicting sun, waves, and fish
  • Pickup Purchased and Unsold Art
  • 6 x 6 Community Art Show
  • Dates: Wed, March 25 - Fri, March 27
  • Times: noon - 4 pm

Please come to the Fine Arts Center on any of the above dates to pick up your art treasures during regular gallery hours: noon - 4 pm. And thanks so much for making this special community event a great success.