Our Shows

Like everyone in the country, we are finding new, creative ways to carry on and remain relevant during our ongoing pandemic. We are putting some of our shows in online galleries and are tentatively rescheduling remaining shows in our gallery in the hope that we will fairly soon return to normal.

Below you will find our current list of shows, their status as virtual or upcoming, and their dates and submission guidelines. Please check back for updates, which will be posted as soon as we know them.

If you are a member, consider showing your work in our online gallery. Here are the online gallery guidelines.

In addition to our virtual and upcoming shows, we also include 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.

Online Gallery Shows

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  • Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition
  • Online in our Gallery Menu

As always you will be delighted and amazed to see the outstanding art created by Oswego County students. Due to social distancing restrictions, our show has moved online.

There are various ways to see the show and learn who won the competition. To access the entire show, select Gallery from our main menu, then select desired tabs from the drop-down menu choices. You can view this year’s winners in two ways: 1) a carousel showing the winners and their artwork, and 2) a list of all of the awards - winners as well as honorable mention awards.

Show Sponsors: Deaton's Ace Building and Home Center, and NBT Bank
  • Thank You! To Our Sponsors
  • Student Art Show
  • Deaton’s Ace Building and Home Center
  • Deaton’s Agway
  • NBT Bank

We wish to thank all of our sponsors whose contributions make the Oswego County Student Art Show and Competition a success. Your generous support awards the achievements of our talented student artists, promotes the fine arts in our schools and community, and enhances community pride. We are all grateful for your support of the fine arts students in Oswego County.

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  • Covid-19 Photo Essay Virtual Show
  • Online Gallery

Our community was asked to contribute photos to help tell the story about how Coronavirus has impacted our lives and our small community. The response is inspiring. Together these photos show our hopes and fears, our acts of kindness and love, the small and large ways our lives have changed, and the many ways we are together alone and triumphantly carrying on. Click here to see the show in our online gallery or select Gallery - Covid-19 Show.

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  • 6 x 6 Community Art Show
  • Pick Up Purchased and Unsold Art
  • Online in Our Online Market

If you purchased artwork from our 6 x 6 Community Show and would like to make arrangements to safely pick it up, you may call Anna Blachman at 607-239-7031 or send an email to sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. A mask must be worn. The 6 x 6 artwork that wasn’t purchased before lockdown is now available in our online gallery and market. All proceeds from the sale support the work of the Art Center. Take a look to see if you can find a little something to brighten your home.

Upcoming Shows

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  • Sunday Artists Show
  • Guidelines & Dates
  • Submit Artwork by Appointment Only
  • Mon, June 1 - Thurs, June 4
  • Deadline for Digital Images
  • Thursday, June 4
  • Award Ceremony Facebook Live
  • Sunday, June 14, 1:00 pm
  • Exhibition Virtual and Gallery
  • June 14 - August 23
  • Pick Up Art by Appointment Only
  • Mon, Aug 24 - Thur, Aug 27
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

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. If you are a non-professional artist, you are invited to submit works for this show, which will be displayed June 14 - August 23. You do not need to be a member of the Fine Arts Center. The dates to submit artwork are June 1 - June 4, by appointment only. Please read the Sunday Artists Show Entry Guidelines for detailed information on eligibility and artwork guidelines, submission procedure, entry form and tags, and judging and awards.

Please note: this show and award ceremony are scheduled to be virtual this year. However, artwork will still be hung in the gallery. Viewing and purchases may be done by appointment only, following Covid-19 guidelines.

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  • Hooked on the Salmon River
  • Guidelines & Dates
  • Application Deadline
  • Friday, July 17
  • Acceptances Emailed
  • Friday, July 31
  • Deliver Accepted Artwork
  • Thurs, Aug 20, noon - 4 pm
  • Fri, Aug 21, noon - 4 pm
  • Opening Reception & Awards
  • Reception: Fri, Aug 28, 6 - 8 pm
  • Awards Ceremony: 7 pm
  • Exhibition
  • August 28 - October 14
  • Pick Up Artwork
  • Thurs, Oct 15, noon - 4 pm
  • Fri, Oct 16, noon - 4 pm
  • Sat, Oct 17, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

You are invited to participate in “Hooked on the Salmon River,” a themed exhibition that celebrates fishing and the beauty of the Salmon River. The exhibit was developed to feature work from the region’s fine artists inspired by this beautiful and swift-flowing river that runs through the small historic village of Pulaski drawing fishermen, nature enthusiasts and tourists from all over the globe. All styles and genres of fine art and fine craft will be accepted from both emerging and established artists 18 and older. Artwork must have been completed in the last two years and will be selected by talented local artist Lawrence C. Barone. The exhibit will be on display from August 28 through October 14 at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Please read the Art Exhibition Prospectus for detailed information on guidelines and requirements, awards announcement, entry procedure, juror bio, and entry form and tags.

Please note: all work will also be on display and for sale (if applicable) in our online virtual gallery. Should the gallery still be closed due to Covid-19, all events and award ceremonies will take place virtually.

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  • Silent Auction
  • Date: Friday, October 23
  • 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 a silent auction of artworks, including paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry and more, all done by talented local artists. There will be some amazing gift baskets and gift certificates from area merchants too. This is an event you won’t want to miss. It’s a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to something unique and support your community at the same time.  All donations and proceeds will help fund the center so that it may continue to be available to the community.

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  • Members Fall - Winter Show
  • Guidelines & Dates
  • Deadline for Art Submissions:
  • Sat, Oct 24, 10 - 2 pm
  • Opening Reception
  • Sun, Nov 1, 1 - 3 pm
  • Pick Up Artwork
  • Th, Jan 28, noon - 4 pm
  • Fri, Jan 29, noon - 4 pm
  • Sat, Jan 30, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

From November through January 2021 we are featuring our Members Fall - Winter Show, a collection of fine artwork created by our very talented Fine Arts Center members. We will hold an opening reception for the show on Sunday, November 1, 1 - 3 pm, and the exhibition will be from November 1 - January 27, 2021 in the Fine Arts Center. If you are a member, please consider showing your work in this event. The last date to submit artwork is Saturday, October 24, noon - 2 pm. Please read the Members Show Entry Prospectus and download, fill out and attach an entry form for each piece of artwork submitted.