A fine arts cooperative in Ithaca, New York
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

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.
☆ Ithaca Times Best Gallery in Ithaca for 2022 ☆


November 2–26, 2023

In the Salon, Ed Brothers presents Divergence-Convergence, explorations in oil pastel paintings. His choice of subjects is a constant effort to look both ways; looking for something new and fresh, but always being drawn to the familiar and rich experiences of the past. The images range from favorite fly fishing locations to the mouth-watering details of a Greek pizza.

The show will run from November 2–26, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, November 3, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.


November 2–26, 2023

The main gallery will show Harvest, works by members.

The show will run November 2–26, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, November 3, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

Featured Artist: Patricia Brown

My recent paintings employ a spontaneous approach to both color and mark-making. I scrape, drip, glaze, scribble, brush, and rub the canvas with brushes, rags, rollers, spatulas, crayons and markers to blend and layer color and explore composition. I continue to stitch into my paint rags—to find design in the random blotches of color stained from rubbing my canvas or cleaning my brushes. I will be sharing a larger body of this work in September 2024.

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

Becoming a member

Interested in becoming a member of SOAG? Learn the benefits, responsibilities, and how to apply.

2023 Annual December Juried Show

The jury accepted 76 pieces from 62 artists for the show, which opens November 30.

See the prospectus and FAQ.

Member News

Brown, Morse, & Spence

Katrina Morse, Patty Brown, and Carol Spence will be hosting Look Club at the gallery every second Sunday, 2–3 to look at the artwork on display. Learn about different types of artwork and how to talk about art. What do you see? How does it resonate with you? The next Look Club will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2–3.

Eva Capobianco

On Saturday, December 2nd, Eva M. Capobianco will sell craft items at Alternatives Federal Credit Onion. Stop by for unique holiday gift items: Boxes, puzzles, business card holders and more. Hours are 10:00 to 12:30.

Hsiao-Pei Yang

Hsiao-Pei Yang is helping the Ithaca Community Gardens by creating their annual 2024 Calendar, available for sale in the gallery and many other local stores. All profits will go to ICG to support the restoration of the garden, which has gone through two years of devastation due to local development. Find more details about this fundraising effort.

Patty Porter

Patty L. Porter will be showing Top of Sirrine Road in the Trumansburg Invitational Art Show during Winterfest 2023, upstairs at Hilary Gifford’s Studio, 15 West Main Street, which is open weekends from 1–5, Saturdays and Sundays. There will be an opening reception December 2 from 3 to 6

Mary Ann Bowman

Mary Ann Bowman has work in the 2023 Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Fall Invitational Into the Wild(e), an exhibit that features the work of six artists, all of whom bring aspects of wildness to their work. The show runs October 15–November 19. A gallery talk and closing reception will take place Sunday, November 19 at 3

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.

Behrman & Morse

Barbara Behrmann and Katrina Morse have fabric art and paintings showing at the Kendal of Ithaca art space from November 1 through January 31.

Vince Joseph

Backyard - Revised by Vincent Joseph

Vince Joseph will teach a weekly class at Blue Door Studio beginning October 17. The class will last for eight weeks. During the first class, we will have a discussion about color as relationship, movement and plastic space. The second class will be devoted to painting. The remaining classes will follow this pattern: A discussion class one week followed by a painting class the next week. Class size is limited to 12 people. For more information contact Vince.

Topics for discussion.

Week 1
Color as relationship, movement and plastic space.
Week 3
Color is thinking, drawing is emotion.
Week 5
Color as radical space in Matisse’s The Red Studio and more.
Week 7
Color as expression, find the color that expressed your subject.

Carol Spence


Carol Spence will be displaying mixed media work at the RASA Spa in Ithaca from November 2023 through March 2024.