Albany Center Gallery

Albany Center Gallery ACG is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region and building a strong audience for visual arts.
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Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual arts. We are a community-based and community supported organization. Albany Center Gallery is supported by city, state, corporate and foundation funds, as well as fundraisers, individual donations and memberships.

Mission: The mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience.

04/18/2020

DETAIL: Today’s MHRI 2020 Artist Highlight is Victoria van der Laan! ACG is dedicated to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Each day this week we will be posting a work from a different artist in the show and learning more about what drives their practice. Read more below to learn about what drives van der Laan’s eco-friendly practice.

“Gravely concerned about the climate crisis and the harmful role that the textile industry plays in it, I have committed to using no new textiles in my art practice going forward, relying only on what is already in my studio or on vintage, dead stock, or repurposed textiles to make my works.” (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

Detail: Victoria van der Laan, A two-way dream, 2020, sewn cotton, 30.75” x 25.25”, $562.50

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, @albanywinefest, @nyscouncilonthearts, and @parkalbany.

*ACG has waived commission fees. Full purchase value goes to the artist.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #mhri2020

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04/17/2020

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04/17/2020

DETAIL: Today’s MHRI 2020 Artist Highlight is Barbara Todd! ACG is dedicated to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Each day this week we will be posting a work from a different artist in the show and learning more about what drives their practice. Read more below to learn about what led Barbara Todd to her current practice.

“When I was seven years old, my grandmother taught me how to knit. Our first project was a red mohair sweater. At about the same time another well-intentioned mentor helped me to sew clothes for my Barbie doll. It’s possible my career as an artist began then.

“Jump ahead to 1980. I was a museum educator, researching an exhibition of old Ontario quilts. Looking at them, reading about them, touching them, gave me shivers. These quilts taught me that textiles, made for the home, could mean something.
“The following year I began my own quilt…” (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

Detail: Barbara Todd, Dragon Fried Fish, Watervliet Avenue, Albany, January 12, 2014, 2015, wool, 16” x 16” framed, $600

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, @albanywinefest, @nyscouncilonthearts, and @parkalbany.

*ACG has waived commission fees. Full purchase value goes to the artist.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #mhri2020

Last Thursday night, the Creative Impact Partners launched the Creative Impact Artist Fund for the Capital Region. Since...
04/16/2020
The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund | United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Last Thursday night, the Creative Impact Partners launched the Creative Impact Artist Fund for the Capital Region. Since then over $7,400 were raised and 90+ artists have applied for funding. But we can do more! Join us in supporting the local arts and artists during these especially trying times. Donate what you can to the fund here: http://app.mobilecause.com/form/8qS8Sw?vid=725ih. Every little bit helps. If you give $5, then ask all your friends to give $5, we can create big changes.

If you are an artist looking for a little extra support, apply for funding here: http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxgMIMqOyfMxq1yTxIwrTKnYfUT9pCGtJGqTJdGc41gTAZlw/viewform. By filling out the application, you also have the opportunity to sell your artwork on the Albany Barn’s website and be a part of CETV (Collectiveffort’s Live streaming platform). The first round of applicants is being reviewed this week already.
To learn more about this fund and its partners, visit this website: http://www.unitedwaygcr.org/creative-impact

Design by TrashKid. Join the Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Support Group to stay connected.

PRESENTED BY NUMEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERSApplicants to the fund will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, the opportunity to sell their artwork on the Albany Barn’s website, and/or be a part of Collectiveffort’s TV live stream.

04/16/2020

DETAIL: Today’s MHRI 2020 Artist Highlight is Joy Muller-McCoola! ACG is dedicated to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Each day this week we will be posting a work from a different artist in the show and learning more about what drives their practice. Read more below to learn about Muller McCoola’s practice.

“The tactile quality of the process draws me to felting. Through use of resists and sheared wool I am able to create surface and form simultaneously. Singular hairs amass into larger forms through direct massage. Soft materials create the illusion of firm stone and scale-less environments. My current work uses wool from nine breeds of sheep whose migratory history is similar to that of human beings. The movement and relationships of people, time, and the environment are subjects that I continually explore.” (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

Detail: Joy Muller-McCoola, Protect, 2019, wet felted wool, 5’ x 3’ x 30”, $1,500

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, @albanywinefest, @nyscouncilonthearts, and @parkalbany.

*ACG has waived commission fees. Full purchase value goes to the artist.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #mhri2020

04/15/2020
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Thanks to our friends at the Community Foundation! If you would like to donate to the fund to sustain the arts and culture of the region, or are a creative who would like to apply for funding, please visit
www.unitedwaygcr.org/creative-impact

The Community Foundation is honored to support the “The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund” launched last week. As we continue to navigate these uncertain times due to the detrimental impact of COVID-19, many artists across all disciplines have found themselves without work altogether or with a substantial part of their income gone. Demands for gigs, gallery work, performances, exhibitions, commissioned projects, workshops, and art sales have all rapidly declined for the unforeseeable future. This fund was created to help alleviate some of the financial stress many are enduring.

The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund is presented by Acting with Aaron, Albany Barn, Albany Center Gallery, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Collectiveffort, Creative Action Unlimited, D. COLIN, Youth FX, with support by the Community Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Read more about the fund and how you can help on the United Way’s website and join the Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Support Group.

https://www.cfgcr.org/the-creative-impact-capital-region-artist-fund-presented-by-numerous-community-partners-live-calls-for-applicants-and-donors/

04/15/2020

DETAIL: Today’s MHRI 2020 Artist Highlight is Jane Feldblum! ACG is dedicated to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Each day this week we will be posting a work from a different artist in the show and learning more about what drives their practice. Read more below to learn about the works Feldbllum is exhibiting in the MHRI 2020.

“Inspiration generally comes from organic forms in nature, a geometric sense of order and/or something else I’ve seen that visually resonates. I can unite individual parts to come together into a logically progressive whole. As I work on one piece, a new idea often germinates into the next one. The pieces in this exhibit represent work from my fiber passion period with some of the 3D work generating from previous 2D pieces.” (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

Works (left to right): Jane Feldblum, Smoke, 1989, linen and flax, 3” x 2” x 6”, $187.50; Curved Piece, 1986, copper wire and wool, 3” x 2.5” x 4”, $281.25; and Untitled (Wire), 1985, copper wire, 2” x 1.5” x 4”, $281.25

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, @albanywinefest, @nyscouncilonthearts, and @parkalbany.

*ACG has waived commission fees. Full purchase value goes to the artist.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #mhri2020

04/14/2020

DETAIL: Today’s MHRI 2020 Artist Highlight is Cyndy Barbone! ACG is dedicated to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Each day this week we will be posting a work from a different artist in the show and learning more about what drives their practice. Read more below to learn about Barbone’s climate-conscious practice.

“Over a decade ago, during the 2008 US Presidential election, there was no mention of the growing water crisis, even though published reports stated that 40% of the world’s population would be affected by water scarcity. As an individual artist, the one way I could conserve water was to stop dyeing my own yarn. I replaced color with white/natural by using varying thickness of linen to explore how transparency and density in weave structure can convey images and ideas, thereby eliminating the vast amount of water used in the dyeing process. I have been exploring weaving in this way ever since, as the issue of climate change intensifies. The illusion of light in the resulting work is a powerful metaphor for the human spirit.” (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

Detail: Cyndy Barbone, Our Generation Should be Different, 2019, woven linen, 25” x 53”, $5,625

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, @albanywinefest, New York State Council on the Arts, and @parkalbany.

*ACG has waived commission fees. Full purchase value goes to the artist.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #mhri2020

Some news about the cultural sector about this time. "The estimated nearly $5 billion in losses across the cultural sect...
04/14/2020
Survey of US Arts Organizations Points to Devastating Losses During Pandemic

Some news about the cultural sector about this time. "The estimated nearly $5 billion in losses across the cultural sector, however, does not reflect the experience of individuals in the arts — about three quarters of respondents were nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with the balance being commercial arts businesses and only a few individual artists."

http://hyperallergic.com/554708/americans-for-the-arts-covid-19/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sf&fbclid=IwAR2aJKJbCrB5YrduIFBSzVYDD1TH8TT2q-V3xmrtNdymAZ0EZzUY6eAXtiA

Based on its findings, Americans for the Arts estimates nearly $5 billion in losses across the US’s 120,492 arts nonprofits.

Save the Date: The ACG Annual Meeting 2020 will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM Did you know tha...
04/11/2020

Save the Date: The ACG Annual Meeting 2020 will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Did you know that as a member of Albany Center Gallery you get a vote? Here’s how to use it: On Tuesday, April 21, ACG’s Board of Directors are hosting the Annual meeting, where we will present the Fiscal Year 2021 Slate of Officers & Directors and other business, recap successes and challenges of the last year, and celebrate all of you! Although we are unable to gather in person this year due to the coronavirus (COVID 19), ACG will be hosting the Annual Meeting as a live stream on Zoom starting at 5:30 PM on April 21. The annual Member Appreciation Reception that we usually pair with the meeting will be held on a later date to be announced, so stay tuned for the rescheduled reception date!

You must be a Member in good standing to attend the ACG Annual Meeting and register in advance at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscO6hqTgjIb-682tQfLg1hFWnRPrsSA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you are unsure of your membership status, please reach out to Karina at [email protected] prior to registration.

We hope you can join us for a recap of what was a record Fiscal Year for ACG and to get a glimpse of what’s in store for Fiscal 2021. See you on the 21st. Stay safe!

If you are not able to log in on a computer or use ZOOM, you can call in. Once you register, you will be given a number to call.

The  Null//Void X Albany Center Gallery Collaboration is officially here. Null//Void Apparel designed a shirt to celebra...
04/10/2020

The Null//Void X Albany Center Gallery Collaboration is officially here.

Null//Void Apparel designed a shirt to celebrate ACG's 43rd birthday! Check out nullvoidapparel.storenvy.com/collections/1868008-acg-is-43 for t-shirts and crew neck sweatshirts with never before seen designs by Nullvoid.

All proceeds (minus cost of production) will be donated to Albany Center Gallery, a 501(c)3. Thank you null void, and thanks to all of you for keeping ACG a local arts organization for 43 years! Here’s to many more years filled with thoughtful art programming, community events, thought-provoking exhibitions, and supporting local and regional artists.

front reads: “to create is to grow / albany center gallery”
back reads: “The impact you’ve created is greater than you know.

04/10/2020
Joy Muller-McCoola: Artist Highlight

ACG is committed to sharing art throughout the community even through difficult times. Even though we will be closed through the 30th, we will still be sharing artist highlights from the Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 virtually, free and open to the public as usual. Today’s artist highlight is Joy Muller-McCoola!

“When you pick up a pebble in the natural world, you admire its uniqueness or a little line or a variation, and I think I just am drawn to make the next stone and the next stone for all those possibilities, the small changes, those small differences in color.”

The Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2020 exhibition is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, with additional support from Joann Ryan, The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival, New York State Council on the Arts, and ParkAlbany.

#albanycentergallery #virtualgallery #morearteverywhere #artforalbany #MHRI2020

Stay Tuned... all will be revealed at 3pm.We have been working on something fun with Nullvoid.
04/10/2020

Stay Tuned... all will be revealed at 3pm.
We have been working on something fun with Nullvoid.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! www.unitedwaygcr.org/creative-impactAs we continue to navigate these uncertain times due to...
04/09/2020

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! www.unitedwaygcr.org/creative-impact

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times due to the detrimental impact of COVID-19, many artists across all disciplines have found themselves without work altogether or with a substantial part of their income gone.

The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund was created to help alleviate some of the financial stress many are enduring. Payments to artists will be in the form of $100 Visa Gift Cards and will continue to be distributed to artists until funds have been depleted. The more that is raised, the more that can be given to artists. If you are wondering what you can do at this time, please give what you can to support artists in financial distress. Text “CREATIVEIMPACT” to 91999 to get a link to our contribution page.

The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund is presented by Acting with Aaron, Albany Barn, Albany Center Gallery, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Collectiveffort, Creative Action Unlimited, D. COLIN, Youth FX, with support from Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region & United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

An individual artist from the four counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady who is suffering financial losses due to canceled events and projects because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in all disciplines, is invited to apply. (i.e. performances, readings, workshops, gigs, commissioned work, or other like opportunities).

Visit www.unitedwaygcr.org/creative-impact for application and more info!

Design by TrashKid/ Jade Warrick

Join the FB group: Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Support Group

#CapitalRegion #upstateNY #supportcreatives #CreativeImpactNY

Please join us as we give thanks to Jules as her year-long service through the AmeriCorps VISTA program out of Academic ...
04/09/2020

Please join us as we give thanks to Jules as her year-long service through the AmeriCorps VISTA program out of Academic Community Engagement at Siena College comes to an end next week.

Jules's role as Outreach and Program Coordinator over the last year has helped the gallery, artists, and community as we expand and established new partnerships as well as fostering new collaborations. Notable projects include the Albany PRIDE Community interactive mural, the ROCKtoberfest moveable mural with Community Miracles in Action, as well as expanding and reviving our retail store at the gallery that supports local creatives and overseeing ACG's social media and communications via weekly emails.

Thank you Jules for your time and dedication to supporting the gallery, patrons, and supporters. Best of wishes on your future endeavors and we know you will continue with the efforts to bring #morearteverywhere.

Photo by TR Laz from ACG's 2019 Annual Fall Gala.

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Albany Center Gallery is open from noon - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Wonderful!!
Looking forward to the members show in 2019! Great art at the gallery always.
Great opening and crowd last night. Gorgeous show i.e. inspiring. Thank you, ACG.
Is Richard Lovich having a show of photos?
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