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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34th Annual Juried Photography Show

June 1–July 2

The State of the Art Gallery announces the 34th Annual Juried Photography Show. Eighty-two images by 55 photographers have been selected from 271 photographs entered by 81 photographers from New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and California.

The show will run from June 1, 2023 until July 2, 2023. There will be an opening reception Friday, June 2, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

Roger Freeman judged the show.

Featured Artist: Linda Fazzary

I love creating lyrical allegorical mixed media paintings. Weaving them like a tapestry with many layers of textures, patterns, collage, writing, symbols and paint.

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

News from our members

Washington Avenue and Monroe Street, Endicott, 2021, Harry Littell

Harry Littell will have a solo show of photographs at the Orazio Salati Gallery, 204 State Street in Binghamton June 2 through July 28. Littell’s series Avenue Collection presents urban landscapes from the Southern Tier region of New York. The opening reception is Friday, June 2, 6–9 p.m., and Friday, July 7. Gallery hours are Saturdays 11–3 p.m. and by appointment during the week.

Barbara Behrmann, a member of The Quilt Divas, has three pieces on display as part of their exhibit in the parlor of Ithaca’s Unitarian Universalist Church. The show opened on April 14 and runs through June 5. The show can be viewed when various events are taking place at the church or during coffee hour after a service. See the calendar of events.

Carol Spence will be teaching the workshop Abstract Collage Compositions at Blue Door Studio on Sunday, June 18th, from Noon–4 p.m. For more information contact Carol.

The State of the Art Gallery is sponsoring a ten gallery themed show called Seeing Ithaca. Ten local galleries including SOAG will exhibit art based on that theme in August. For information visit the website:  Seeing Ithaca.

Breaking Free, Annemiek Haralson

Annemiek Haralson has mixed media pieces in Cayuga Arts Collective ‘s show Synesthesia: The Color of Sound at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. The show runs June 3–July 28, with and opening reception Saturday June 3, 7–9 p.m.

Lotus, Nacy Ridenour

Nancy Ridenour has two photographs that will be permanent additions to the newly finished Nappi Institute in Syracuse. There is an open house on June 2, 12–2 p.m. open to anyone interested. are Saturdays 11–3 p.m. and by appointment during the week.

Cherry Blossoms, Ileen Kaplan

Ileen Kaplan will be a featured artist in the exhibit Art in the Finger Lakes at the Yates County Art Center in Penn Yan. The show runs from June 27th through August 6th, with an opening reception on Friday, June 30, from 5–7 p.m.

Hsiao-Pei Yang will be teaching a spring outdoor painting class for kids in grades 2–5 at Belle Sherman Elementary School every Thursday 2:00–4:30 starting on April 20 and continuing until June 8. The cost for the workshop is $160, which includes supplies. Contact Hsiao-Pei for further information.


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