Our Shows

Below you will find information on our current and upcoming shows as well as a list of our annual shows. Our current show is our Winter Members Show, featuring artwork by our talented members. In February and March we are holding a special fundraising show, 6 x 6 Community Art Show, to showcase artwork from community members of all ages and abilities and to raise funds for the arts center. In March - April we are pleased to again host the always popular Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition.

Throughout the year we offer an array of shows. Some are unique, first-time shows, and some are annual shows. Here is information regarding our annual shows and links to their guidelines.

For an overview of all our Fine Arts Center activities, check out our Month-by-Month Calendar.

Current Show - Winter Members Show

oil painting of winter village scene
  • Winter Members Show
  • Exhibit Dates: December – January
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In December and January 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.

  • 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.

Upcoming Show: 6 x 6 Community Art Show

painting in shades of red
  • 6 x 6 Community Art Show
  • Fundraiser for Arts Center
  • Guidelines and Dates
  • Submissions: Jan 30 - Feb 1
  • Show Preview: Feb 5 - Feb 6
  • Opening Party: Feb 7
  • Exhibition: Feb 5 – Mar 21
  • Pick Up Art: Mar 25 - Mar 27
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are holding our first ever 6 x 6 Community Art Show, a fundraiser for our community arts center, and YOU are invited to participate. As the show name implies, each entry is 6 inches x 6 inches in size. 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. We are offering classes during January focusing on 6 x 6 artwork. Please consider participating in this fun event. See below for more information and relevant dates. Click here for show guidelines and here for the entry form (pdf) to accompany each entry.

mixed media 6 x 6 artwork
  • Call for Submissions 6 x 6 Show
  • Submission Dates & Times:
  • Thursday, Jan 30, noon - 4 pm
  • Friday, Jan 31, noon - 4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb 1, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are inviting YOU and anyone in our surrounding communities to create art for our 6 x 6 Community Art Show, a fundraiser for our community 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 the 6 x 6 entry form to accompany each entry. Thank you for participating in this fun community project.

watercolor painting of pine trees in snow
  • Preview 6 x 6 Art Show
  • 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.

watercolor painting of sunset sky and green pine trees
  • Opening Party 6 x 6 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.

art tile featuring sun, waves and fish in shades of orange
  • Exhibition 6 x 6 Show
  • Exhibit Dates: February 5 – March 21
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

From February 5 - March 21 we are featuring our 6 x 6 Community Art Show, a collection of art created by community members of all ages and in any medium. This exhibit can be seen on these dates during regular gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon - 4 pm, and Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.

Abstract paintin of sky, sun, and waves
  • Pick up 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.

Upcoming Show: Student Art Show & Competition

colored pencil drawing of red apples
  • Oswego County Student Art Show & Competiton
  • Guidelines & Dates
  • Entry Date: Thursday, March 19
  • Awards: Sunday, March 29
  • Exhibit: March 29 - April 18
  • Pick Up Artwork: Thursday, April 23
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are pleased to again host the always outstanding Oswego County Student Art Show and Competition. This opportunity is open to all Oswego County students enrolled in grades 7 - 12 as of March 2020. Artwork will be accepted and judged in two categories: Junior Artist, grades 7, 8, 9; and Senior Artist, grades 10, 11, 12. Prizes will be awarded for best of show and for first, second, and third place in each category. Below are important dates and details for this event.

colored pencil drawing of frog on green leaves
  • Enter Artwork Student Art Show
  • Date: Thursday, March 19
  • Time: noon - 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We will be accepting artwork for the Student Art Show on Thursday, March 19, noon - 4 pm. If unable to make this time, please contact the art center at 315-298-7007 to make an appointment. 

pastel drawing of cat
  • Opening Reception Student Art Show
  • Date: Sunday, March 29
  • Times:
  • 1:00 pm Reception Begins
  • 1:30 pm Awards Begin
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Please join us for the awards reception for the Student Art Show to see all the great artwork and be on hand when the students receive their well-deserved awards. The naming of awards will begin at 1:30. Cash prizes for best of show and first, second, third place in each category will be awarded. Refreshments will be served.

painting of spotswear
  • Exhibition Dates Student Art Show
  • Date: March 29 - April 18
  • Time: Regular Gallery Hours
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

You will be delighted and amazed to see the outstanding art created by Oswego County students, so be sure to make time to catch the Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition. Students from grades 7 through 12 will show works in various mediums, including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, graphics, video, animation, sculpture and ceramics. The show can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special arrangement. Groups are encouraged to visit. (The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and by special appointment. Call the Arts Center, 315-298-7007, to arrange special viewing hours.)

colored pencil drawing of crayons
  • Remove Artwork Student Art Show
  • Date: Thursday, April 23
  • Time: noon - 4 pm
  • And By appointment
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Alas, all good things must end, so too this great show. We would appreciate art teachers giving us a hand in taking down and removing their students’ artwork, ensuring each piece is returned to its creator. We would also appreciate students who submitted work individually stopping by and claiming their work. If there is a problem meeting these guidelines, please call the Art Center at 315-298-7007.

Annual Shows

Announcement for Members Shows

Each year the Salmon River Fine Arts Center offers its members an opportunity to enter artworks in our three Members Shows. The spring show is typically held in May and June, the summer show July and August, and the winter show December and January. These are great opportunities to present members work for display in our gallery. Here are details and entry forms for this show.

Announcement for Sunday Artists Show and Competition

Each year the Salmon River Fine Arts Center offers non-professional artists an opportunity to enter artworks in our Sunday Artists Show and Competition, held at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. This is a great opportunity to present work for competition and display in our gallery. This show is typically held in October and November. Here are details and entry forms for this show.