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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

Arts off Main Festival

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Deadline: early bird May 30, 2024. Applications still accepted!

Saturday August 3rd, 2024, 10 am to 5 pm

Court Street, Cortland NY

Booth spaces are 10 x 10 feet.

A NYS Sales Tax Certificate must be displayed at your booth.

Vendors Must sell original artwork, done by the applicant. Commercial products will not be considered.

Vendors will not be able to set up their booths the night before. Court Street will be closed to traffic starting at 6am. Vendors will be able to set up starting at 7am. All booths must be set up by 9:30am, with cars off the road and parked in lot.

Fees:

Booth Fees $75 (early bird fee is $60) Early bird fee is accepted until May 30th.

Application Fee $10 (this is non refundable)

All fees are due upon submitting the application. Booth fee will be refunded if not accepted. See paypal button below.

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Plein Air Paint Out at Alice's Dowry for the Arts

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Deadline: June 28, 2024

Sunday June 30 at 9am

Alice's Dowry for the Arts, 2789 State Route 26, Cincinnatus NY

Cincinnatus Hometown Days - June 30th, 9am to 4pm

Come Paint Plein Air with us at Alice’s Dowry!

Painting starts at 9am

Artists can set up on the grounds of Alice’s Dowry. The public is invited to walk around and see artists at work!

Artists have the option of putting their work for sale at Alice’s Dowry. See full details at cortlandartsconnect.org/calls-for-artists

 

email firstfriday@cortlandartsconnect.org to sign up!

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14th Annual Regional Photography Exhibit

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Deadline: Aug 16, 2024

Cortland Arts Connect Announces 14th Annual Regional Photography Exhibit

Cortland Arts Connect invites photographers of all levels and backgrounds to participate

in the Annual Regional Photography Exhibit, which will be on display at the Cortland

Free Library during the months of October and November.

 

As in the past, we are presenting new categories to challenge photographers and offer

the public interesting ways of capturing images of the world around them.  This year’s

specific categories are “Blue,” “Vegetables,” and “Metal.” Standard digital techniques such as brightness, contrast, and sharpening to enhance the final image is acceptable.

 

The fourth category is “Wild Card.” The criteria for this topic is based on the photographer’s original photo and ANY digital manipulations he/she choses to make. This is the category to get creative! Go wild!

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October Studio Tour

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Deadline: September 6

 

CAC is highlighting Artist Studios on October's First Friday. 

Studios must be open between 5 and 8pm that evening, Friday October 4th, 2024.

Email us at firstfriday@cortlandartsconnect.org if you are interested in participating. Studio must be listed on the Digital Arts Trail - Submission Form

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

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Deadline: Rolling

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 Proposals

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Deadline: June 30, 2024

Seeking solo/duo or group show proposals for an exhibit at McNeil Building Gallery for September & October 2024

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!

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.

Portrait of a Place - a plein air event

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Portrait of a Place is the first annual Plein Air Competition at the Center for the Arts of Homer.

Artists will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful natural scenery of the Homer New York township, and may paint at a variety of locations within the village, with suggested locations provided at check-in.

These will include historic lenticular bridges over the Tioughnioga River, multiple scenic vistas and beautiful parks, and period architecture including churches and homes on main street.

Author Edward Noyes Westcott was inspired to write David Harum: A Story of American Life, based on the life of Homer resident, banker and horse trader David Hannum (perpetrator of Cardiff Giant hoax). David Hannum’s home is one of the historic houses on main street in Homer village.

Creation period is 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th.

Each artist should complete at least a single two-dimensional work of art (mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, ink, mixed media, and pastels are acceptable). Paintings must be completed “en plein air” within the boundaries of Homer (village and/or township), New York and submitted to the judges by 4:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded during a reception Saturday evening at 6:00 pm in four categories; Beginner, Novice, Advanced, Professional. This activity is open to all artists of any skill level.

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