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Nigra Arts Center Seeks Submissions for Regional Art Show

Written By Editor on 2/22/23 | 2/22/23

Gloversville, NY – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is seeking submissions for its annual Regional Art Show, open only to artists who live or work in New York’s Fulton, Montgomery and neighboring counties. Submissions in all media and from any artist within the region are welcome. Pieces selected will hang alongside a showcase of art by elementary, middle and high school students from the region’s schools.


The show will be on display from March 31 to May 25. Community artists may submit now until March 5 through Please note that this is not a juried show, but this website is used for ease of submission and selection by the curators. For further submission guidelines or to submit artwork, visit or Artists may also email Brenda Dwyer at or visit the Nigra Arts Center to obtain an application form.


Art teachers at any of the local elementary, middle and high schools are invited to display their students’ artwork free of charge. High school pieces are eligible to be selected for awards. Student submissions are due by March 13. For more information about participating as a school, please visit or contact Brenda Dwyer at or (518) 661-9932.


The community artist fee for entry of up to three works is $15 for members of the Nigra Arts Center or $25 for non-members. Artists may submit an additional two entries maximum for a fee of $7 each for members or $10 each for non-members. There is no fee to display student artwork. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 8 and the dates for drop-off or mailing of artwork are March 22-25. More information about the drop-off procedures will be included in the acceptance notifications.


If you are not currently a member of the Nigra Arts Center but would like to join and receive a discount on your show submissions, please visit or contact Maria Nestle at or (518) 661-9932. Membership levels start at just $25 per year and carry benefits such as discounted admission to classes and art exhibitions, mailing list access, invitations to special events, charitable tax deductions and more.


Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a free one-year membership to the Nigra Arts Center.


The Nigra Arts Center will host a Meet the Artists Opening Reception for this show on Thursday, April 6, 4-7 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. The show will also be available for public viewing throughout its run weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A virtual tour of the exhibition will be posted after the opening reception on the Nigra Arts Center’s Facebook page,, and website,


The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville. For more information about this show or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit

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