We are a cooperative fine art gallery operated by our members from the Finger Lakes region of New York, seeking to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our community.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.
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2023 Annual December Juried Show

Entries now being accepted  for the 2023 SOAG Annual December Juried Show, open to all 2D and 3D media except photography. See full details in the prospectus and FAQ. Or you can go right to EntryThingy to submit your application.

Porter and Newton

August 31 through October 1, 2023

Patty Porter will share the main gallery in September with Diane Newton for their fourth duo show at SOAG. Diane’s work in pastel draws upon subtleties and moods created by ever-changing light in landscapes both rural and urban. Patty’s oil paintings focus on fluctuations of the seasons and excitement in the pollinator paradise of her perennial garden.

The show will run from August 31 until October 1, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, September 1, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

In the Salon

August 31 through October 1, 2023

The Salon gallery will show works by members.

The show will run from August 31 until October 1, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, September 1, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

Featured Artist: Jane Dennis

A variety of materials in my studio helps me as I seek Painting satisfaction and Mixed Media thrills. I make many mistakes! I get off track and roam paths which become dead ends, but I believe in the value of making things, anything, so I silence my inner critic and push forward. Sometimes I make a piece I really like, sometimes I don’t, but it always feels worthwhile.

To learn more about Jane and her art visit her member page.

News from our members

Barbara Behrman

Watch Your Step

The Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse recently purchased one of her quilts, Watch Your Step, to be part of their permanent art collection in their new cancer center in Verona, New York.  The quilt is based on a photo she took of the path that connects Lower and Upper Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca.

Barbara had a piece juried into the Southern Tier Biennial 2023 Exhibit, which will run from September 16 through November 4 in the Peg Bothner Gallery at the Tri-County Arts Council in Olean.

Katrina Morse

Katrina Morse  has a new website where you can see her current class listings. Check it out at  Blue Door Studio.

Harry Littell

Harry has a photograph on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 2023 Member Show. The piece, Main Street, Owego, 2021, will be on exhibit from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15.

Daniel McPheeters


Daniel McPheeters will be showing some of his Bubbletrees at the Stonecat Cafe in Hector beginning mid July.

Annemiek Haralson

Annemiek Haralson will give workshops on Nature Journaling 10–11:30am on Saturday September 2 and 16 at the Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Road. The workshops are free, and materials are provided. No drawing skills required. For more information and to register email Annemiek.

Eva Capobianco

Finger lakes Trail, Map 9—October Stream and Trees

Eva M. Capobianco will have one piece in the Southern Tier Biennial show at the Tri-County Arts Council in Olean. The exhibit opens with a reception on September 16 from 3–5pm and continues through November 4.

Margy Nelson

Goby, Sponge, Lizardfish

Margy Nelson will be part of a big show at Cornell’s Mann Library, The Art of Symbiosis, in which she will have three pieces. The show runs from September 2, 2023 through January 15, 2024.

Vince Joseph

Lake View Morning

Vince Joseph will show work at Leidenfrost Vineyards together with Ithaca artist Herb Shapiro. The show runs through September 30 and is open daily 10am to 6pm.

Nancy Ridenour

Copper Sculpture and Clematis

Nancy Ridenour will have Copper Sculpture and Clematis in the Arnot Art Museum’s  77th Regional Exhibition July 11 through September 15.

Bronze Hotpot and Peonies

Nancy will have 8 canvas prints from her member show Intersections with artifacts and flowers at the Tompkins County Public Library Art Show July through October.


Nancy has a new show at Satori Salon in Ithaca. The exhibit will be in the salon for the month of August and focuses on flowers.

Patricia Brown

Remnant 2: Rude and Bold 2

Patricia Brown will be showing her stitched Remnants Series in a show titled From Rags to Stitches at Lansing Community Library. Hours are Monday–Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–2pm, September through October.

Patricia, along with SOAG members Katrina Morse and Carol Spence, are holding a class titled The Art of Looking through LifeLong. Look and participate in interactive conversations about art at the State of the Art Gallery, September 14, October 12, November 8, and December 14 from 1–2. Register at Lifelong.


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