Thank you for your interest in participating in our SLC Arts events! We encourage you to visit our website http://slcartscouncil.org/ to learn more about our organization.

If you are participating in one of our events that involves the selling of your work directly to customers (for example, in a booth space at a festival), you must have your own NYS Sales Tax ID #. Learn more at: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/how_to_register_for_nys_sales_tax.htm.

If you are selling your work through a Gallery Show with SLC Arts, we handle sales and sales tax on purchases.

If you have any additional questions please contact us at 315-265-6860. 



SLC Arts presents a summer exhibition of artwork by SLC Arts members. A juried collection of two- and three-dimensional artwork by members of SLC Arts will be on display at our secure summer gallery location at the Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam.

Submission criteria:
 

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase at least a $25 basic membership); 
  • entrant must be 18 years of age or older;
  • artwork submitted must have been produced in 2018 or 2019;
  • each entrant may submit 1-5 pieces to be judged, at least 1 piece is guaranteed to be in the show, subject to approval;
  • 3-dimensional work is accepted;
  • must be ready to hang/display (hanging wire, no alligator clips for 2-dimensional work);
  • artists must include Title of Work, Date Produced, Media, Dimensions, Artists's Name, price including commission;
  • artists strongly urged to have their work for sale - listed price should include 70% for the artist and 30% commission for SLC Arts;
  • artists who do not wish to sell their work must still provide an estimate of value for insurance purposes.

 Exhibit timeline:
 

  • Sunday, June 9: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Friday, June 14: artists notified about accepted work
  • Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2 between 1 and 4 PM: artists drop off accepted artwork to gallery in Potsdam
  • Friday, July 12 from 5 to 7 PM: gallery opening event
  • Friday, August 9: last day on display
  • Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 between 1 and 4 PM: artists pick up work at Gibson Gallery; buyers pick up and pay for sold work

This unpaid internship is intended to result in academic credits earned towards a degree through a partnership with the applicant's college or university. Applicants should speak with their academic advisor about the process for registering for an internship through their college or university. The college or university does not need to be located in the North Country; applicants may be visiting the North Country, home for the summer. Internship hours can be flexible enough to be worked in around a job schedule.

Duties for this internship focus on the clerical aspects of planning and publicity for a range of public arts and culture programming. Depending on the abilities of the applicant, duties may also include data management and analysis, social media management, event planning, journalism, and/or artwork installation. The primary objective of the internship is to compliment the student's academic studies with professional work experience, and SLC Arts is committed to our interns' intellectual and cultural development. 

Successful applicants will: be comfortable using computers for a wide range of tasks and writing for a public audience, communicate clearly in person and through email, and demonstrate consistently professional conduct in on-line interactions including utilizing social media etiquette. Patience with staring at a computer screen performing repetitive actions is recommended. 

SLC Arts is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide Local Art for Everyone by connecting community members and arts organizers with local, contemporary artists and fostering community partnerships to serve underserved populations. SLC Arts in located in Potsdam, NY and primarily serves St. Lawrence County in New York State, offering exhibits, classes, publications, rentable workspace, and organizing community festivals and cultural events. In Jefferson and Lewis Counties, SLC Arts distributes state grant funding for community arts programming and offers consulting support to organizations. Please visit www.slcartscouncil.org.

*To apply, you must create an account; it's easy and it's free.

SLC Arts accepts nominations (including self-nominations) for art jurors who are willing to volunteer for a one-time task.

If selected, art jurors will be asked to evaluate and rate images of two- and three-dimensional artwork by regional artists submitted for consideration to SLC Arts.


Potential jurors should:

  • be arts professionals or have a broad understanding of the arts in general (for example, a knowledge of 2D & 3D visual art forms; a working artist with experience participating in shows; experience with community based visual art and cultural diversity);
  • have the ability to evaluate other people's work and make comparisons;
  • be able to articulate their opinions and be open to the ideas of others; and
  • have experience in group decision making.


To nominate someone, please complete this form.


*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free.

Panel nominees should:

  • be reliable,
  • have a commitment to the arts, 
  • be able to articulate their opinions and be open to the ideas of others,
  • be comfortable with group decision making,
  • have a knowledge of Northern New York communities, and
  • expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, community arts programming, community development, or financial expertise.  

SLC Arts strives to appoint panels which are diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, age, culture, geographic representation*, and artistic focus.  Because of the need to form well-balanced panels, we may not be able to consider all the qualified people who are nominated. However, it is very helpful to have a pool of candidates for future years. Thank you for your assistance in this process!

*At this time we are especially seeking potential panelists from Jefferson or Lewis counties.

To nominate someone, please complete this form. You may self-nominate.

*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free.

Artists are invited to propose an exhibition of a unified body of work or collaborative shows for the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall.  SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%.

SLC Arts offers a variety of classes for community members, taught by local artists and art teachers, in downtown Potsdam, NY (here).

These artists are independent contractors, working around their own availability on a temporary, short-term basis.

If you are interested in teaching at SLC Arts in the future, and have not taught for us previously, please complete this form.

In addition to handling the registration and publicity for your class, here are some of the ways we will promote your class:
  • Compose and send an article about your class to over 50 local media sources, including newspapers and radio;
  • Distribute monthly class fliers to all 22 libraries in the North Country, 14 regional organizations, and over a dozen businesses in downtown Potsdam;
  • Feature in our weekly email newsletter;
  • Publish in class schedule in SLC Arts Quarterly newspaper with 2,000 copies printed;
  • Post on our website's events calendar, where students can register electronically 24 hours/day;
  • Share on our social media sites including our Facebook Page which has around 700 likes.
If you have not taught at SLC Arts before, you must submit this form before submitting any class proposals.

If you have taught at SLC Arts before, it is recommended that you take some time to view our current class schedule before submitting a proposal.

accepting proposals in | professional development for artists | dance | theater | 3-dimensional visual art | music | 2-dimensional visual art | mixed media |

The Potsdam Food Co-op is seeking submissions of food-related artwork for their print newsletter. Co-op Community News is the official newsletter of the Potsdam Consumer Cooperative, Inc. in Potsdam, NY.  It is published seasonally and serves as an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Co-op members.

You can view back issues here: http://www.potsdamcoop.com/content/co-op-newsletters

View submission guidelines for articles, recipes, and more here: http://www.potsdamcoop.com/sites/default/files/documents/Newsletter%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf

Please email newsletter@coop.com with submissions and questions.


SLC Arts is a small non-profit organization, based in Potsdam, NY, working to build creative community capacity in St. Lawrence and neighboring counties. While we do not have any positions open currently, we like to retain resumes on file in case of future openings. If a position opens that is suited to your experience and skills, we will contact you.

Things you should know about our work environment:
  • Strong computer skills are very important to the work we do. On a daily basis, our employees use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, DonorSnap, WordPress, HootSuite & other social media platforms, submittable.com, and QuickBooks.
  • We are a small, close-knit team and everyone is expected to pitch in. This means that sometimes the Director sweeps the Dance Studio floor after an event, the Graphic Designer picks up the office supply order, the Program Coordinator sets up chairs for a meeting, and so on.
  • How you behave in the community reflects on the organization as a whole. The strong relationship we have with individuals and organizations in our community is our greatest asset, and as an employee your image impacts our image.
  • We have a sense of humor. It's how we stay sane in a fast-paced office while multi-tasking and trying to meet deadlines.

Fine Art Up North is an annual calendar published by SLC  Arts showcasing the work of North Country artists. Artists are invited to submit up to three images for consideration by a panel of jurors for inclusion in the calendar; a maximum of one image per artist will be published in the calendar. Submissions may include high quality images of 3-dimensional artwork. Artists must be current SLC Arts members or join at the time of submission (purchase a $25 basic membership here).

Our local customers frequently purchase our calendar to give as gifts to relatives and friends who live outside the North Country region. For this reason, when selecting landscapes and other scenes depicting outdoor life, we will give preference to images which evoke the spirit of life in this region.

Submission Requirements:

- SLC Arts membership (purchase a $25 basic membership here)

- Up to Three (3) Digital Images:

  • The calendar is horizontal, 8.5 inches tall by 11 inches wide. Artwork  should have the same proportions or be cropped to the same proportions  (for example, 17” X 22”).
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  • These images are your submission, they are not a preview. Images must be at least 350 pixels per inch at 11.5 inches wide; No images will be accepted which: include background which detracts from the artwork; include glare or shine from glass; are fuzzy or blurry; are vertically oriented; are crooked/angled views of two-dimensional work; do not meet the minimum resolution.
  • Submissions may include high-quality images of 3-dimensional artwork which meet all the same criteria.

The UPS Store in Potsdam offers paid assistance scanning your artwork or preparing your digital images for submission. Contact them at  315-265-4565 or <store5986@theupsstore.com>.

We are looking for a self-motivated and talented part-time Communications Manager to lead our marketing and public relations activities. In this position, you will be in charge of coordinating the production of high-quality content that engages customers and builds brand recognition.

Your main duties will also include creating informative content, press releases, articles, and media opportunities to share SLC Art’s brand and services. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with brilliant presentation and organizational skills.

What you will do:

  • Create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials.
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing materials, including quarterly print newsletter, regular weekly email newsletter, social media and website.
  • Work directly with per diem graphic designer to create large program flyers and quarterly print newsletter.
  • Build relationships with companies and nonprofit partners to offer advertising opportunities for their businesses in our email newsletters and quarterly print newsletters.
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies that build member-donor base, brand awareness and customer satisfaction.
  • Work with other staff and community partners to generate new ideas and strategies.
  • Supervise staff, intern and volunteer support to guarantee all content is publication-ready.
  • Work closely with program and grants staff to develop strategies to market existing and new programs and services.
  • Respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in business, arts management, communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities


SLC Arts is a small non-profit organization based in Potsdam, NY serving St. Lawrence County by providing art opportunities to local communities and supporting local artists. The position is part-time to start: 20-25 hours per week at $12-15/hour. Annual benefits include paid time off and 6 paid federal holidays. We are evolving and planning to grow, and we hope this position can expand to full time for the right person. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Work schedule for this position includes an average of 1 evening event per month and 1 weekend event per quarter. Other weekly work hours can be flexibly scheduled based on the needs of the candidate.

Things you should know about our work environment:

  • Strong computer skills are very important to the work we do. On a daily basis, our employees use computer software and web apps for social media, graphic design (Canva), online data file management, email and email marketing, website management and financial management. While hands-on training is provided for each of these systems, social media savvy and computer proficiency are prerequisites.
  • Our office environment is flexible and family-friendly. We understand that appointments come up and you might see a kid wandering around occasionally due to some scheduling conflict. We’re in and out and all around the communities we serve, and that’s the way we like it.
  • How you behave in the community reflects on the organization as a whole. The strong relationship we have with individuals and organizations in our community is our greatest asset, and as an employee your image impacts our image.

Non-discrimination policy: SLC Arts does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Questions? Contact Maggie McKenna, Executive Director of SLC Arts at director@slcartscouncil.org or 315-265-6860.

St. Lawrence County Arts Council