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.

Operating as usual

Did you know?! The second Free Food Fridge is here! Right outside of ACG’s entrance on Maiden Lane, 488 Broadway, Suite ...
09/01/2020

Did you know?! The second Free Food Fridge is here! Right outside of ACG’s entrance on Maiden Lane, 488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany, NY 12207. 🥦🥬🍅🥝🌶

Thank you to Jammella Anderson for leading this initiative to bring produce and fresh food accessible to all, especially marginalized communities! To learn more on how to volunteer, donate, and get involved with Free Food Fridge Albany please visit freefoodfridgealbany.com !

Photo credit to Shannon Straney

Last week to see Visions at the gallery. Stop by Tuesday- Friday, noon- 5.pm..Featuring the work of regional artists Vir...
08/25/2020

Last week to see Visions at the gallery. Stop by Tuesday- Friday, noon- 5.pm..
Featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant Painter, Jon Christopher Gernon, Diane Golden, Andrea Hersh, Robert Morgan, and Christopher Murray. ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors.

Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Read more about the artists here: http://albanycentergallery.org/events/visions

The exhibit is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, as well as Scott & Helen Spiro, ParkAlbany, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival.

One week left to pre-register for the Photo Regional, so submit your works today! The 42nd Annual Photography Regional w...
08/21/2020

One week left to pre-register for the Photo Regional, so submit your works today! The 42nd Annual Photography Regional will be hosted at ACG from September 4 - October 2, 2020. The exhibition will begin with a Salon Show that will include all submissions and will hang from Sept. 4 through Sept. 12. The submitted work will then be juried by Karen Davis, curator and co-founder of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, N.Y., and the gallery will re-install the Photography Regional Select Show, which will be on display from September 18 through October 2.

Awards will be announced on September 12, the last day that the Salon Show will be on view to the public.

Over $1,000 in prizes will be distributed! There will be no opening reception instead; the gallery will do award announcements as a pre-recorded video that will be shared online and via email.

Photographers are allowed up to three submissions to the show within certain size constraints listed on our website and our Submittable application. Registration for ACG members is $30, and $40 for non-ACG members. Photographers may register early online through our Submittable form (link below) or in-person on the drop-off days August 28 or September 1.
The gallery will follow CDC guidelines for being open; at this time, we are open and masks are required.

Pre-register online until August 28 using the following link: https://albanycentergallery.submittable.com/submit/158590/42nd-annual-photography-regional-early-registration. You may also register in-person on one of our drop-off dates, August 29 or September 1!

#photoregional #photography #localart #albanycentergallery #art #callforart #callforartists #albanyny #artforalbany #albanyforart #nonprofit #morearteverywhere

08/21/2020

For those who have followed Healing: Portraits of the Pandemic and the work of Steve Derrick in recent months, here is a short video of Steve's work set to the music of Tommy Frame, another local artist from the Capital Region. Tommy wrote and recorded this original piece "We'll All Be Here Tomorrow" in April 2020 and to date Steve has painted over 120 images of medical workers from across the globe.

Stay safe, stay positive and a special thank you goes out to all who are making a difference in supporting our communities during these challenging times.

To veiw more of Steve's work, please visit: https://albanycentergallery.org/events/healing-portraits-pandemic

08/19/2020

Stop by the gallery to view Visions.

(Art shown left to right: Robert Morgan, Andrea Hersh, Virginia Bryant, Jon Gernon)

Visions exhibit featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant, Jon Gernon, Diane Golden, Andrea Hersh, Robert Morgan, and Christopher Murray. (ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors. Please note, at this time we will not be hosting an Opening Reception. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m..)

Visions explores the depths of the human subconscious through the lens of six local artists. Colorful dreamscapes are presented to us on both flat surfaces and in three dimensional space; each is an interpretation by the artist of what we experience when we’re dreaming.

Read more about the artists with the link in bio.

The exhibit is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, as well as Scott & Helen Spiro, ParkAlbany, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival.

Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Do you get our weekly newsletters? Yes? awesome, read a couple quotes from the youth employees about their experiences! ...
08/19/2020
Check out the finished Summer Youth Employee Murals!

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From August 4 - 28, 2020, Albany Center Gallery (ACG) presents Visions, featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant, Jon Gernon, Diane Golden, Andrea Hersh (featured in the above image), Robert Morgan, and Christopher Murray. ACG follows CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safe...

📷 Photographers Submit Today! 📸September’s right around the corner! Have you submitted to the 42nd Annual Photo Regional...
08/18/2020

📷 Photographers Submit Today! 📸

September’s right around the corner! Have you submitted to the 42nd Annual Photo Regional yet? The 42nd Annual Photography Regional will be hosted at ACG from September 4 - October 2, 2020. The exhibition will begin with a Salon Show that will include all submissions and will hang from Sept. 4 through Sept. 12. The submitted work will then be juried by Karen Davis, curator and co-founder of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, N.Y., and the gallery will re-install the Photography Regional Select Show, which will be on display from September 18 through October 2. Awards will be announced on September 12, the last day that the Salon Show will be on view to the public. Over $1,000 in prizes will be distributed! There will be no opening reception instead; the gallery will do award announcements as a pre-recorded video that will be shared online and via email.

Photographers are allowed up to three submissions to the show within certain size constraints listed on our website and our Submittable application. Registration for ACG members is $30, and $40 for non-ACG members. Photographers may register early online through our Submittable form (link below) or in-person on the drop-off days August 28 or September 1.
The gallery will follow CDC guidelines for being open; at this time, we are open and masks are required.

Pre-register online until August 28 using the following link: https://albanycentergallery.submittable.com/submit/158590/42nd-annual-photography-regional-early-registration. You may also register in-person on one of our drop-off dates, August 29 or September 1!

Click through to see the youth employee's finished murals!! Great work everyone. Awesome youth = awesome art. You inspir...
08/15/2020

Click through to see the youth employee's finished murals!! Great work everyone. Awesome youth = awesome art. You inspire us. Look out for these murals, they will be in public soon.

The youth had workshops by local artist mentors, visited public art, and worked closely with each other, and Lead Artist Mentor Eugene O'Neill and ACG Staff.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Bank of America, additional support from CDPHP, along with M&T Charitable Foundation, Stewart’s Holiday Match, Honest Weight Food Co-op, as well as Carlsbury Gonzalez, Georgiana Panton, I. David Swawite/ Omni Development Co., Joann Ryan, John & Patty Paduano, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Lisa F. Brown, Renaissance Albany Hotel, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Stantec, and Theresa Swidorski.
Partners: Albany Center Gallery, The Arbor Hill Development Corporation, City of Albany, and Tony Clement Center for Education

Masks are required at all times when in the gallery space, including our staff and youth employees.

#BofAGrants #AlbanyNY #MoreArtEverywhere #PublicArt #YouthProgram

Take a 360 tour of Visions featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant, Jon Christopher Gernon, Diane Golden,...
08/12/2020

Take a 360 tour of Visions featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant, Jon Christopher Gernon, Diane Golden, Andrea Hersh, Robert Morgan, and Christopher Murray.
( https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=dGSVx36c2KD )

Visions explores the depths of the human subconscious through the lens of six local artists. Colorful dreamscapes are presented to us on both flat surfaces and in three dimensional space; each is an interpretation by the artist of what we experience when we’re dreaming.

Read more about the artists here: http://albanycentergallery.org/events/visions

The exhibit is sponsored by ACG Premier Sponsors Howard Hanna & David Phaff, as well as Scott & Helen Spiro, ParkAlbany, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival.

ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors. Please note, at this time we will not be hosting an Opening Reception. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

“I was completely moved by health-care workers and what they’re dealing with...” Steve Derrick said. His portraits tell ...
08/12/2020
Health-care workers are opening their mailboxes and finding their own portraits

“I was completely moved by health-care workers and what they’re dealing with...” Steve Derrick said.

His portraits tell many stories, read more about them here in the recent Washington Post article.

ACG recognizes the hard work, strength and bravery of all hospital workers, clinical, custodial, and clerical alike, as well as the essential workers who have continued to provide all of us with food and other necessities during this time, and would like to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude. Thank you Steve for sharing your creativity and heart with so many.

“It’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me,” said a nurse from Denver after she got her portrait.

08/11/2020
Youth FX

Local community organization Youth FX put together this film for Amplified Voices, a community collaborative public art project spearheaded by artist Jade Warrick. Thank you!

Amplified Voices is a community collaborative public mural project spearheaded by artist Jade Warrick to amplify the voices of local artists of color while also providing youth mentoring opportunities. Youth FX was proud to be a community partner on the project and to produce this short documentary profiling the weeklong program 🎨🗣✨⠀⠀

Filmed & edited by: Jeanette Lam ⠀⠀
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Artist mentors:⠀
D. COLIN⠀
Eugene O’Neill
Chloe Harrison
Jade Warrick
Sion Hardy
Vanessa Gray

Community Partners:⠀
Young Futures Inc.
A Block at a Time
Albany Center Gallery
Albany Barn
Youth FX
Downtown Albany BID
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#amplifiedvoices #blackfreedom #saytheirnames #inyouthwetrust

"Human beings use art to emote, to share facts, to evoke, to connect with one another."- Karina WojnarThank you Upstate ...
08/10/2020

"Human beings use art to emote, to share facts, to evoke, to connect with one another."- Karina Wojnar

Thank you Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy for taking the time to talk with highlight ACE Creative Karina Wojnar, our Development & Membership Manager.

Learn more here:
https://www.upstatecreative.org/ace-creative:-karina-wojnar/

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHYShow dates have changed and registration is extended. Please read carefully below for new drop-off a...
08/06/2020

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Show dates have changed and registration is extended. Please read carefully below for new drop-off and registration dates and deadlines.

The Photo Regional Salon Show will be hosted from Friday, September 4, 2020, to Saturday, September 12 2020. Awards will be announced on September 12, the last day that the Salon Show will be on view to the public. Over $1,000 in prizes will be distributed! There will be no opening reception instead; the gallery will do award announcements as a pre-recorded video that will be shared online and via email.

Photographers may still register online, or in person, using the links on our website. Pre-registration has been extended through August 28, or you can register in person at one of our drop-off dates August 29 or September 1.

The exhibition will be juried by Karen Davis, curator/co-founder of Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, now in its eleventh year. Upon selection, the gallery will take down and re-install the selected works for the 42nd Annual Photo Regional Juror Select Show, which will be open Friday, September 25, 2020 until Friday, October 2, 2020.

Pre-register online by August 28 or register in-gallery with your piece(s) on August 29 or September 1 at the times listed. Early Online Registration or In-Person Registration Form (please only register once)

We are excited to share some wonderful updates. Our annual youth art program transformed into the Summer Youth Employmen...
08/05/2020

We are excited to share some wonderful updates. Our annual youth art program transformed into the Summer Youth Employment Program with the City of Albany! Thanks to the City of Albany for working with us, as well as the Tony Clement Center for Education and Arbor Hill Development Corp. Now, the 7 youth participants actually get PAID for their time and creations! Huge thanks to Bank of America for their support to ensure these youth are able to have summer art programming and create uplifting artwork for their communities.

We are in full swing (halfway through Week 3 of 4). The youth have workshops by local artist mentors, visit public art, and work closely with each other, and Lead Artist Mentor Eugene O'Neill and ACG Staff. By the end of the program, each participant will have created their very own 4’x8’ moveable mural that will be put in public. More Art Everywhere! Stay tuned for more updates to come.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Bank of America, additional support from CDPHP, along with M&T Charitable Foundation, Stewart’s Holiday Match, Honest Weight Food Co-op , as well as Carlsbury Gonzalez, Georgiana Panton, I. David Swawite/ Omni Development Co., Joann Ryan, John & Patty Paduano, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Lisa F. Brown, Renaissance Albany Hotel, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Stantec, and Theresa Swidorski.

Partners: Albany Center Gallery, The Arbor Hill Development Corporation, City of Albany, and Tony Clement Center for Education

Masks are required at all times when in the gallery space, including our staff and youth employees.

#BofAGrants #AlbanyNY #MoreArtEverywhere #PublicArt #YouthProgram

From August 4 - 28, 2020, Albany Center Gallery (ACG) will present Visions, featuring the work of regional artists Virgi...
08/05/2020

From August 4 - 28, 2020, Albany Center Gallery (ACG) will present Visions, featuring the work of regional artists Virginia Bryant, Jon Gernon, Diane Golden, Andrea Hersh, Robert Morgan, and Christopher Murray. ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors. Please note, at this time we will not be hosting an Opening Reception. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Sold out performance today. Limited tickets, August 9, & 16, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meg Affonso and Albany Center Gallery...
08/02/2020

Sold out performance today.
Limited tickets, August 9, & 16, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meg Affonso and Albany Center Gallery present BODY, an experiential and immersive art installation that explores the sacred connection between the body and the soul that exists in each individual. The public is invited to attend free of charge (ages 12 & up, content not suitable for small children). Signing up in advance is encouraged to reserve a spot, but walk-ins are accepted if there is available room. Do so here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/body-tickets-112398521002

The event will take place inside Albany Center Gallery from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays August 2, 9, and 16.

The elements of BODY include: three short dance/dialogue-based films, live sculpture + movement, an immersive audience experience, collective artistic creation, photography, and movement labs and release through writing that will be transformed into physical art that represents rebirth. BODY is inspired by the poem “I Sing the Body Electric” by Walt Whitman and also by the current events in today’s world. BODY is representative of the struggles that individuals face from birth through death and the beauty that exists in between all of the difficulties. BODY is an examination of our ego, prejudices, biases and the truth of what we can be if we choose to grow and live our soul’s truth. This piece is a collective experience for the community not just by telling a story, but also by encouraging art as a path to the healing and joy that we can all experience no matter our backgrounds or beliefs.

BODY is created, written and choreographed by Meg Affonso. Performance Art by Meg Affonso & Emily Musial. Short Films are directed by Morgan Elizabeth Millogo and filmed by Mike Miller.

(ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors.)

Rehearsal for this Sunday.Limited tickets, August 2, 9, & 16, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meg Affonso and Albany Center Galler...
07/29/2020

Rehearsal for this Sunday.
Limited tickets, August 2, 9, & 16, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meg Affonso and Albany Center Gallery present BODY, an experiential and immersive art installation that explores the sacred connection between the body and the soul that exists in each individual. The public is invited to attend free of charge (ages 12 & up, content not suitable for small children). Signing up in advance is encouraged to reserve a spot, but walk-ins are accepted if there is available room. Do so here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/body-tickets-112398521002

The event will take place inside Albany Center Gallery from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays August 2, 9, and 16.

The elements of BODY include: three short dance/dialogue-based films, live sculpture + movement, an immersive audience experience, collective artistic creation, photography, and movement labs and release through writing that will be transformed into physical art that represents rebirth. BODY is inspired by the poem “I Sing the Body Electric” by Walt Whitman and also by the current events in today’s world. BODY is representative of the struggles that individuals face from birth through death and the beauty that exists in between all of the difficulties. BODY is an examination of our ego, prejudices, biases and the truth of what we can be if we choose to grow and live our soul’s truth. This piece is a collective experience for the community not just by telling a story, but also by encouraging art as a path to the healing and joy that we can all experience no matter our backgrounds or beliefs.

BODY is created, written and choreographed by Meg Affonso. Performance Art by Meg Affonso & Emily Musial. Short Films are directed by Morgan Elizabeth Millogo and filmed by Mike Miller.

(ACG will be following CDC guidelines for visitation to ensure the safety and wellness of all our visitors.)

Address

488 Broadway
Albany, NY
12207

General information

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(518) 462-4775

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For August First Friday and the entire month we will be donating 15% of all art and jewelry sales to ACG.
Tony, is the "Ease Our Pane" campaign current? Also, I would consider some volunteering if you have staffing issues.. Ed
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?
TONY CALL ME 365-2510