Your chance to showcase your artworks: Calls for Art

In this blog, I’ve chronicled my artistic and emotional journey, as I take the hurts and pains and loneliness of my life and turn it into Dream Windows and award-winning photographs.

In today’s blog, I want to change the perspective, so to speak.  Instead of my telling you where I’m going with my artworks…

I want to share some upcoming exhibits for you to consider sharing YOUR artworks.

Thacher Park Nature Show

The Thacher Nature Center is looking for artists interested in participating in the  12th Annual Nature Art Exhibit,  on display  at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center  from Saturday, March 5 through Friday, March 25, 2016.   The opening reception will be Saturday, March 5, 1 – 4 pm.

The exhibit showcases artwork with the theme of nature.  Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration by a jury.  Artwork in any medium will be considered.  All submissions must be nature inspired or created using natural material.   Please note:  we will do our best to choose 3 pieces for hanging, but may need to limit number of pieces due to spatial considerations.

The hanging fee for the exhibit is $15 per artist.

Opening reception for the exhibit is March 5, 2016,  1 – 4 pm.

In conjunction with the art show, the Nature Center is looking for artists who are interested in teaching classes during the duration of the exhibit.  At present, the dates available are March 6, March 12, March 13 and March 20.

For more information, please contact director Joy Scism at this e-mail link.

Times Union Home Expo Art Show

Are you an artist who transforms old into new? This year, Albany Center Gallery and Times Union Home Expo come together to support local artists and bring their recognized artwork into the home. ACG is looking for inventive artists who breathe “new life” to various re-used, recycled, and re-claimed materials at the Times Union Home Expo.

We are NOW accepting email submissions of up to 3 pieces until February 2 at 5pm.  If accepted, artists will receive a confirmation email on Saturday, February 6.

*Email images to with subject “TU art submission”. Email must include your name, title, size, date created, material of your work, and value for each submission.  Please save your image as “lastname_firstname_title_size”

*All media welcome to submit, within 36”x36”. No size restrictions for sculptures.

*Artists are responsible for drop-off and pick-up at the TU Center. There will be a $15 fee for non ACG Members if work is accepted.  [ACG members will not pay an entry fee]

Note: NOT all submissions will be accepted.

*ACG only accepts submissions from artists within 100 miles of Albany in support of its mission.

Times Union Center Home Expo Event Dates: Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21

So why am I offering these calls for art to you?

Simple.  These are great opportunities for you – not just photographers, but also painters, sculptors, craftspeople, those with the creative mind and the ability to transform their imagination into reality – to get your work seen and loved and maybe even bought.

I’ve participated in both the Thacher Park  Nature Show and the Times Union Home Expo in the past, and I’m looking forward to participating in those same projects in the future.

That being said, last year I was very pleased and humbled to see that several of my blog readers submitted their photos at the Altamont Fair photography competition, with those readers winning well-deserved ribbons for their efforts.  And if I can encourage you to submit to Altamont…

Then let’s all take the next step together.

This we can do.

And let’s all do it.  ‘Kay?