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Guthrie Medical Center and McNeil Building Gallery

Cortland Arts Connect manages two galleries in our community: Guthrie Medical Center and the McNeil Building at 19 Main St., Cortland.  

 

The Guthrie gallery is located in their staff cafeteria.  There are approximately 31 feet of wall space.  Currently, exhibits are rotated on a 6 month basis.  Guthrie personnel participate in reviewing artworks submitted for consideration.  Sale prices are not permitted in the display but the artist’s contact information can be included with the biographical information that is displayed with the artworks.

 

The McNeil Gallery is located in the first floor entry passageway at 19 Main Street.  (Cortland Arts Connect maintains office space in that building.)  Artworks can be displayed on both sides of the gallery; each side is approximately 40 feet long.  Generally the area can hold 30-40 pieces, depending on size.  Options for this space can be for a single artist, two artists (one on each wall), or a group show.  McNeil Gallery shows are rotated on a 2 month basis.  A poster with information about a current show is displayed in the window facing Main Street.  The Cortland Standard publishes a Community Living article for each opening.   Artists may include sale prices with their works.

Gallery Application

Art Gallery

First Friday

DEADLINE : The 20th of the month prior

Cortland Arts Connect hosts First Friday each month. We welcome both virtual and in person events. 

Artists, musicians, venues, please reach out and tell us what you have in mind. New work to post? An opening to promote? A concert to stream?

Email firstfriday@cortlandartsconnect.org

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"Where Are the Artists?"

Cortland Arts Connect is highlighting the breadth of arts and culture in our area by developing a county-wide Cortland Arts Trail (CAT) that will feature artists, studios (art, dance, music), art installations (murals, statues, etc.), art venues, music venues, galleries and businesses that support the arts.

 

We are implementing a hybrid model for online and in-person map that will identify these locations and contact information. We’re asking for Cortland County artists of all genres to register their information and give permission for listing on the CAT map

Where are the Artists application

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Painters Painting Painters: A Portrait Exhibit

Are you interested in being part of a group portrait exhibit and meeting other local artists? The idea of this exhibit is for artists to create a portrait of another local artist. A local artist will then create a portrait of of them. Portraits must be able to hang on a gallery wall. The show will be on display at McNeil Building Gallery in early 2023, with the possibility of moving to another location after!

Currently I am gathering names of interested artists. No limit on the medium, but it must be able to hang on a gallery wall. The gallery space cannot currently accommodate 3D works.

Contact organizer Emily at artbyemilygibbons@gmail.com if you are interested!

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The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

THE NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/

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NYS RURAL AND TRADITIONAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP:

NYS RURAL AND TRADITIONAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP:

The Fellowship takes a place-based approach with the goal of inspiring and building lasting connections to rural people and places and to acknowledge and support artists living and working within rural communities. This project is meant to celebrate the creativity and innovative nature of the artist and the connection between arts and land. Fellowships will provide a 10-month process to develop a work integrated with and in response to the artist’s rural community. The project must demonstrate a deep commitment and place-based engagement with the artist’s rural community. Fellows must propose an actionable idea that responds to, is inspired by, and/or engages with the land through their artistic practice. Fellows may choose to work with a farm, a park or arboretum, a significant parcel of land, or another rural-based entity that is meaningful to the artist and their community. Eligible artists are those living and/or working in a rural community. For the purposes of this initiative, a rural community is defined as having populations of less than 30,000 and not part of an urban or suburban cluster. Artists working across disciplines are eligible.

artswyco.org/rural-and-traditional-arts-fellowship

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Gallery at Cortland Free Library

Gallery at Cortland Free Library seeks artists:

The Cortland Free Library hosts art exhibits on a rotating basis. Please email Theresa at 

artswyco.org/rural-and-traditional-arts-fellowship

Call for Artists

Inspired by Ireland - A Group Exhibit

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Deadline: extended to Feb 29, 2024

 

Inspired by Ireland - March/April 2024 at McNeil Building Gallery, 17 Main Street Cortland

Cortland Arts Connect invites artists to submit works that have been inspired by Ireland. This is an open show, non juried. Whether plein air paintings created on the west coast, studio works created from listening to some trad reels, a collage of green, please submit! Open to anyone.

Works must be able to hang on the wall. Works on paper must be framed.

 

Please email us at firstfriday@cortlandartsconnect.org with 1 or 2 images, titles, size and price of your pieces. 

Butterflies & Bloooms

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Deadline: April 30, 2024

Butterflies & Blooms - May/June 2024 at McNeil Building Gallery, 17 Main Street Cortland

CAC invites artists to exhibit works in this group show. Have fun with the theme! Open to anyone. Works must be able to hang on the wall. Works on paper must be framed.

 

Please email us at firstfriday@cortlandartsconnect.org with 1 or 2 images, titles, size and price of your pieces. 

Cortland County Arts Trail

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Deadline: Rolling

 

Cortland Arts Connect is highlighting the breadth of arts and culture in our area by developing a county-wide Cortland Arts Trail (CAT) that will feature artists, studios (art, dance, music), art installations (murals, statues, etc.), art venues, music venues, galleries and businesses that support the arts.

 

We are implementing a hybrid model for online and in-person map that will identify these locations and contact information. We’re asking for Cortland County artists of all genres to register their information and give permission for listing on the CAT map.

Scholarship

Pottery Workshop

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Cortland Arts Connect Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Cortland County residents who want to expand their creative growth/interest through participation in local instruction.

Cortland County residents of any age are eligible for consideration. Individuals can
apply by submitting an interest statement through cortlandartsconnect.org/scholarship or at the
recommendation of a teacher or mentor from a local organization (i.e. Cortland County school)
through cortlandartsconnect.org/scholarship. Consideration will be given to expressed interest in
the arts and financial need.

First Friday

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Deadline: The 20th of the month prior to event

Cortland Arts Connect hosts First Friday each month. We welcome both virtual and in person events.

Artists, musicians, venues - please reach out and tell us what you have happening!

McNeil Building Gallery & Guthrie Gallery

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Deadline: Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. These dates are: March 31, June 30, Sept 30, Dec 31. Artists will be notified of acceptance 2 weeks after the deadline.

Cortland Arts Connect manages two galleries in our community: McNeil Building Gallery at 19 Main Street Cortland and a gallery at Guthrie Medical Center.

The McNeil Gallery is located in the first floor entry passageway at 19 Main Street.  (Cortland Arts Connect maintains office space in that building.)  Artworks can be displayed on both sides of the gallery; each side is approximately 40 feet long.  Generally the area can hold 30-40 pieces, depending on size.  Options for this space can be for a single artist, two artists (one on each wall), or a group show.  McNeil Gallery shows are rotated on a 2 month basis.  A poster with information about a current show is displayed in the window facing Main Street.  The Cortland Standard publishes a Community Living article for each opening.   Artists may include sale prices with their works.

The Guthrie gallery is located in their staff cafeteria.  There are approximately 31 feet of wall space.  Currently, exhibits are rotated on a 6 month basis.  Guthrie personnel participate in reviewing artworks submitted for consideration.  Sale prices are not permitted in the display but the artist’s contact information can be included with the biographical information that is displayed with the artworks.

If you have tried applying to the gallery Jan and Feb this year, please let us know (admin@cortlandartsconnect.org) Our old submission form lost some of the applications! We have a new form up, see button below!

Being Female

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Deadline: Feb 15, 2024

 

If you've dreamed of exhibiting your artwork in the Homer Center for the Arts' Art Gallery, or of performing on that magic stage in the Whiting Theatre, we can help make those dreams come true. Being Female will hold an Art and Performance Showcase at the Center on March 8, International Women's Day, and will feature both the visual art and performance creations that you submit to us. Join remarkable women visual artists, writers, dancers, crafters, singer/songwriters, and dramatists in submitting your entry for this event. Get your application in today, the deadline has been extended to February 15! Here is your link to submit: forms.gle/vUoTgeDzqhtqWeSV6. If you have ANY difficulty with your submission, just email us at beingfemalecortland@gmail.com.

beingfemalecortland@gmail.com.

Creative Cortland - Reverence

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Deadline: Feb 9, 2024

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Presents Creative Cortland - A Community Visual Arts Exhibition

REVERENCE

The 2024 theme is Reverence: a deep respect for someone or something, or honoring the human experience through creative expression. Interested in exhibiting artwork? cortlandrep.org/art-gallery/

The 2024 pop-up exhibition opens Friday, March 1, and is on display through Sunday, March 10. There are two LIVE events with an Opening Reception on First Friday, March 1 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and a Friday Happy Hour on March from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Exhibiting artists can attend the Opening Reception for free with additional tickets available for purchase at the Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office for $15. There are LIVE art demonstrations and music performances on both Fridays with light refreshments and a cash bar available. It is a great opportunity to exhibit work and network with fellow creatives while connecting with our community audience. 

Cortland Free Library

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Deadline: Rolling

 

The Cortland Free Library seeks artists to exhibit in their gallery.

Please email reference@cortlandfreelibrary.org or call 607-753-1042 for more information.

Rural and Traditional Arts Fellowship

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Deadline: Feb 19, 2024

The Fellowship takes a place-based approach to inspire and build lasting connections to rural people and places and to acknowledge and support artists living and working within rural communities. This project is meant to celebrate the creativity and innovative nature of the artist and the connection between the arts and the land. The ten fellows who will represent their rural communities across New York state will each receive a $10,000.00 fellowship and will represent a wide range of artistic genres.

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