Call for Artists

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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.  McNeill 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.


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?



Community Arts Challenge

DEADLINE: Nov 1, 2021


The 12th Annual Community Arts Challenge is a celebration of the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County.

The Artistic Theme for this event is CHANGE.

Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers and writers to participate.

For more info and application:

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CNY Artist Grants

Covid-19 Arts Impact Fund for Artists

Unrestricted grants to provide relief for artists in the region that experienced financial loss due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Awards may range from $250 to $2,500. Location: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


Other places around Cortland 

Center for the Arts of Homer - Art Gallery

Cinch Art Space

Cortland Corset Building

The Cortland Free Library

Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland 

Local Food Market