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.

Becoming a member

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

35th Annual Juried Photography Show

Entries are now being accepted for our annual juried photography show. The deadline for entries is 5, Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Read the prospectus here.

2024 Invitational Exhibit

February 29-March 31

The State of the Art Gallery is honored to present the 2024 Invitational Exhibit showcasing the work of seven artists: Stephen Clark, Geena Fratto, Bill Hastings, Charles Heasley, JW Johnston, Jordan Kornreich, and Catharine O’Neill. Media include sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography.

The show will run from February 29 until March 31. There will be an opening reception Friday, March 1, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

March 2024 Salon

February 29-March 31

Members are showing in the Salon.

The show will run from February 29 until March 31. There will be an opening reception Friday, March 1, 5–8pm.

You can view the show in the gallery or online.

Look Club

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, March 10, 2–3.

Featured Artist: Ed Brothers

I work in the medium of oil pastel and my paintings are small (about 9x12 inches) and generally executed in the style of “realism”. Subjects are varied, but united by their strong connection to personal life experiences. Here is a sampling of recent pieces.

To learn more about Ed and his art visit him member page.

News from our members

Daniel McPheeters

Beneath an Orion Sky by Daniel McPheeters

Frank Robinson from Kendal Ithaca writes:

“The new exhibition in our Kendal Gallery will be the work of Daniel McPheeters. Dan has exhibited often in Ithaca and the region, including at Kendal; our show, in various media, will give an idea of his remarkably varied achievement over the years.

“Three of his pieces, now hanging in the office corridor and the living room, are a highly imaginative combination of photography and printmaking, juxtaposing heavenly constellations with serene, idyllic landscapes here on Earth.

“Please join Dan and hear his comments on his work at the opening reception, with the usual refreshments, on Monday, February 5, at 4:00 in Conference Room A and the Gallery itself. The exhibition will be on view from February 1 through April 30.”

Margy Nelson

Blueprint For a Butterfly by Margy Nelson
Blueprint For a Butterfly by Margy Nelson

Margy Nelson is showing Blueprint For a Butterfly at the Weird and Wonderful show in Rochester.

Harry Littell

Significant Elements by Harry Littell

Behind the Scenes features photographs by Harry Littell and his Tompkins County Community College photography students, who visited several businesses and a research facility in the fall of 2023 and sought to create a visual record of their operations. The exhibit will be on display at the Ulysses Philomathic Library from January 6 through February 29, 2024, with an opening reception Saturday, January 13, 11:30 to 1:30.

Carol Spence

Memory

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

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