Annual Shows

Every year we feature the following fine arts shows, which provide opportunities for our members, established artists, non professional artists, local junior high and high school students, and the community at large. Our commitment to these annual shows helps to achieve our mission “to enrich and educate our community through sharing and displaying fine arts in our gallery space . . .”

Arts Center Shows & Events 2024

Shows & Events Dates
6 x 6 Community Show & FUNdraiser February 1 - 24
VIP Opening February 2
Public Opening February 3
Interpreting Life & Landscape - Special Exhibit March 7 - April 13
Opening Reception March 8
Oswego County Student Art Show April 18 - May 11
Art Due April 11 - 13
Awards Ceremony April 21
Sunday Artist Show May 23 - June 22
Drop off art May 16 - 18
Member Summer Show July 5 - August 17
Drop off art June 27 - 29
Hooked on the Salmon River Juried Exhibition August 29 - October 19
Application Deadline August 3
Silent Auction September 21
Member Fall - Winter Show October 31 - Jan 18, 2025
Drop off art October 24 - 26
Light Up Pulaski: Mugs and Makers December 1

Annual Shows

oil painting of blue lake, blue sky, and one row boat near the shore

6 x 6 Community Art Show & FUNdraiser

Our annual 6 x 6 Community Art Show is a fundraiser for our community arts center. Each entry is 6-inches x 6-inches in size, all art submitted is donated to the center and is for sale for $15 each. All sales benefit the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. All members of the community are invited to participate, the art is hung anonymously, and there is no entry fee. For the month before the show we offer classes focusing on 6 x 6 artwork. Show Guidelines 2024.

Special Shows

In March we offer the opportunity for special exhibits, such as a featured member show or a guest curated show bringing a unique display of art. If you have ideas or thoughts or a proposal about such a show, please email us at

encaustic painting of sunset over Lake Ontario

student painting of trees, pond, and two ducks

Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is pleased to host the Oswego County Student Art Show & Competition every spring. This show exhibits exemplary artwork of Oswego County students and offers prizes for outstanding work. Original artworks are accepted through participation in a school, an organization, or independently. Importantly, this show allows the community to see the amazing student talent in our community. Prospectus 2024 and Entry forms.

Sunday Artists Show & 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 open to both members and non-members. Prospetus 2024.

painting of a large wave crashing on shore

mixed media depiction of water elements with fish net

Members Shows

Each year the Salmon River Fine Arts Center offers its members an opportunity to enter artworks in our Members Shows, which often occur twice a year. These are great opportunities to present members’ work for display in our gallery. Guidelines 2023 (pdf).

Hooked on the Salmon River Juried Art Exhibition

The “Hooked on the Salmon River Juried Art Exhibition,” is a themed exhibition that celebrates fishing and the beauty of the Salmon River. It is open to all artists whose work is inspired by the river and surrounding landscape. All styles and genres of fine art and fine craft are accepted from both emerging and established artists 18 and older. Cash prizes are awarded and artwork must have been completed in the last two years. Prospectus 2023.

painting of a salmon underwater caught on a hook