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. 



***CHANGE OF PLANS We will select winners of the battle electronically through May. We are considering options for sharing content and still creating an option for "People's Choice" award. For more information, email director@slcartscouncil.org.***


The LoKo Festival of the Arts is a 10-day endowed festival at SUNY Potsdam that offers a wide variety of arts events to everyone on campus and in the larger Potsdam community. This year, SLC Arts will expand the partnership we formed with the LoKo team in 2019, and help them to draw college students to local businesses, with the Saturday “Loko Downtown” event. 

As part of LoKo 2020, SLC Arts is teaming up with SUNY Potsdam's Madstop Records to host a “Battle of the Bands” event in Ives Park in downtown Potsdam, on Saturday, May 2nd. (Rain location TBD) Musical groups from both the SUNY Potsdam student community and the general public are encouraged to apply to be selected for the battle. There is no fee to apply. A jury panel will listen to all submissions, and select an afternoon’s lineup of bands from the demos received (a certain number of the group spots will be reserved specifically for SUNY students). 

A full schedule of performances will be published within the first week of April. Each selected band will play a set of less than 30 minutes. Marcus Alvarez of MA Entertainment will be the primary sound engineer for the battle with assistance from Madstop Records.

On the day of the event, the bands will each have an opportunity to perform their set in the Ives Park Gazebo, in front of an audience of LoKo festival-goers, as well as a group of judges. At the end of the day, the judges (consisting of both SUNY Potsdam students and community members) will choose their top two bands. The audience will also have a chance to vote in a "People's Choice Award" to select an additional winner. The three winning bands will be a part of the 2020 Ives Park Concert Series, each performing a show on a Saturday in August and September, plus the band will be paid $500 for their performance! Winners get to choose the weekend they perform.


Submission criteria:

  • The agency or person who will accept the payment must complete a W-9 form, and therefore must be eligible to work in the U.S.;
  • each entrant may submit 1-5 pieces to be judged. MAXIMUM 10 MINUTES. While the music submitted does not have to be the same as the music performed for "Battle of the Bands", it should be representative sample of the band's style. When choosing music to submit, keep in mind that the concert will be a public and family-friendly event;
  • a strong preference for original music or music in the public domain.


Battle of the Bands timeline:

  • Friday, May 1: deadline for musicians to submit music on-line
  • Mid to late May: musicians notified about acceptance in competition
  • August-September (TBD): Ives Park Concert Series featuring winning bands from Battle of the Bands

SLC Arts is building an Artist Directory. Enter your organization's information here.

Artists are invited to submit artwork for our 2020 themed show, "The Natural World". We ask that you submit any artwork that, in your opinion, speaks to this theme. We will select works for the show after we have received all of the submissions.

The opening event for "The Natural World"  will be June 3rd, 2020, at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam, NY. All artists with chosen work are encouraged to attend this opening exhibit, and meet with other artists and the public in a celebration of their work. 


The exhibits will all be held at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam, NY for the duration of the show. All artists exhibiting their work must be current SLC Arts members at the time of the show. SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%.


We ask that exhibiting artists join us for the exhibit openings listed above. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged.

Submission criteria:

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last 3 years;
  • each entrant may submit 1-5 pieces to be judged;
  • 3-dimensional work is accepted if it can be displayed in a shadowbox - artist must supply shadowbox
  • must be ready to hang/display - Town Hall gallery exhibits are hung using S-hooks on a molding - please use strap hangers or very stable eye screws towards the top of your frame, no wire needed.
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year 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, May 10: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Monday, May 18: artists notified about accepted work
  • Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26 between 1 and 4 PM: artists drop off accepted artwork to gallery in Potsdam
  • Wednesday, June 3: 5:30 to 7 PM: gallery opening event
  • Wednesday, August 12: last day on display
  • Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14 between 1 and 4 PM: artists pick up work at Potsdam Town Hall; buyers pick up and pay for sold work


SLC Arts presents a summer exhibition of artwork by SLC Arts members. The Member Show is a chance for our members to display their original artwork. Each member is guaranteed at least one piece to be included, and therefore, it is one of SLC Art's most highly-anticipated events, by both the members and the community. Unlike SLC Art's other 2020 art exhibits, the Member Show has no set theme, so submissions can be any original work produced by the artist. A juried collection of two- and three-dimensional artwork by members of SLC Arts will be on display from June 17th to June 27th. This year, the Member Show will be in a new location: the Old Town Hall in Waddington, NY. This exhibit will correspond with several other Father's Day Weekend events taking place in Waddington, and should be a fun and exciting event for the entire North Country community.

The opening reception for the Member Show will be held June 20, 1pm-3pm. Artist attendance is encouraged, but not required.


Submission criteria:

 

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • 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 if it can be displayed in a shadowbox - artist must supply shadowbox;
  • must be ready to hang/display - Town Hall gallery exhibits are hung using S-hooks on a molding - please use strap hangers or very stable eye screws towards the top of your frame, no wire needed (FOR POTSDAM TOWN HALL GALLERY ONLY); 
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year 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, May 24: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Monday, June 1: artists notified about accepted work
  • Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16 between 1 and 4 PM: artists drop off accepted artwork to Old Town Hall in Waddington
  • Wednesday, June 17, show on display
  • Saturday,  June 20, and Sunday, June 21, Father's Day Weekend events in Waddington; Opening Reception: Saturday, June 20, 1pm-3pm
  • Saturday, June 27: last day on display
  • Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30 between 1 and 5 PM: artists pick up work at Waddington Old Town Hall; buyers pick up and pay for sold work


In the past, SLC Arts has used a 12-month "Fine Art Up North" calendar as an opportunity to raise funds, as well to showcase 12 different artists' works in homes and businesses all over the region. It was found, however, that with Google Calendars, phones, and other technology, people are growing less and less likely to purchase a physical wall calendar. This year, SLC Arts has decided to go a different route. Instead of submitting work for a calendar, we are sending out a Call to Artists to submit work for a set of 6 different greeting cards. SLC Arts will use the greeting cards in much the same way as the "Fine Art Up North" calendar; they can be purchased at various SLC Arts events, on the SLC Arts website, as well as at local businesses.

The theme for the greeting cards is "Sweet and Spicy". The idea behind this is to be able to accept more traditional artwork (the "Sweet" cards), as well as some more contemporary, edgy, "out there" work (the "Spicy" cards- the kind of art you think is clever and hilarious, but that you might not find appropriate to send to your grandmother in her birthday card). Artists are encouraged to interpret the "Sweet" and "Spicy" themes in their own creative capacity.

Just as with any other gallery submission, all artwork will be judged and chosen through a juried process. Of the submissions, the jury will choose 3 designs from the "Sweet" category, and 3 from the "Spicy" category. Each chosen artist will receive a pack of the complete set of "Sweet 'n' Spicy cards", featuring their artwork, and the artwork of the 5 other chosen artists' designs. SLC Arts is excited to try something new, and looks forward to hearing artists' feedback on this medium, as well as viewing submissions.



Submission criteria:

 

  • entrants must be an SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • each entrant may submit 1-5 pieces to be judged;
  • only 2-dimensional work, or photographed images of artists' original 3-dimensional work may be submitted, as the image will appear on a 2-dimensional greeting card;
  • All work must be 4" by 6", as it must fit the dimensions of a standard greeting card, and images must be 300dpi or higher.
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year Produced, Media, Artists's Name, and whether your design is being submitted in the "Sweet" or "Spicy" categories;


  Exhibit timeline:

 

  • Sunday, July 26: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Monday, August 3rd: artists notified about accepted work
  • TBD: all images will be send to printer
  • TBD: "Sweet and Spicy" greeting cards will be available for purchase at SLC Arts events, on the SLC Arts website, and at local businesses



 Artists are invited to submit artwork for our 2020 themed show, "Abstract Art". We ask that you submit any artwork that speaks to at least one of the themes in your opinion. We will select works for the show after we have received all of the submissions.

The opening event for the exhibit will be August 27, 5:30-7:00PM

The exhibits will all be held at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam, NY. All artists exhibiting their work must be current SLC Arts members at the time of the show. SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%.
We ask that exhibiting artists join us for the exhibit opening listed above. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged.

Submission criteria:

 

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • 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 if it can be displayed in a shadowbox - artist must supply shadowbox;
  • must be ready to hang/display - Town Hall gallery exhibits are hung using S-hooks on a molding - please use strap hangers or very stable eye screws towards the top of your frame, no wire needed (FOR TOWN HALL GALLERY ONLY); 
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year 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, August 2: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Monday, August 10: artists notified about accepted work
  • Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 between 1 and 4 PM: artists drop off accepted artwork to gallery in Potsdam
  • Friday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7 PM: gallery opening event
  • Wednesday, October 14: last day on display
  • Thursday, October 15 & Friday, October 16 between 1 and 4 PM: artists pick up work at Potsdam Town Hall; buyers pick up and pay for sold work


 Artists are invited to submit artwork for our 2020 themed show, "Fiber Arts". We ask that you submit any artwork that speaks to at least one of the themes in your opinion. We will select works for the show after we have received all of the submissions.

The opening event for this exhibit will be held October 28, 2020, 5:30-7:00 PM


The exhibits will all be held at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam, NY. All artists exhibiting their work must be current SLC Arts members at the time of the show. SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%.
We ask that exhibiting artists join us for the exhibit opening listed above. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged.

Submission criteria:

 

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • 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 if it can be displayed in a shadowbox - artist must supply shadowbox;
  • must be ready to hang/display - Town Hall gallery exhibits are hung using S-hooks on a molding - please use strap hangers or very stable eye screws towards the top of your frame, no wire needed (FOR TOWN HALL GALLERY ONLY); 
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year 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, October 4: deadline for artists to submit work on-line
  • Monday, October 12: artists notified about accepted work
  • Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 between 1 and 4 PM: artists drop off accepted artwork to gallery in Potsdam
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30 to 7 PM: gallery opening event
  • Wednesday, December 16: last day on display
  • Thursday, December 17 & Friday, December 18, between 1 and 4 PM: artists pick up work at the Potsdam Town Hall; buyers pick up and pay for sold work


We're working on developing our region's barn quilt trail!

Submit your information here to be posted on an online map of barn quilts in St. Lawrence County, New York. This map will help promote area barn quilts, celebrate community arts, and let enthusiasts know where to find barn quilts around St. Lawrence County to come check out. Fill out this form to let us know all the Ws about your barn quilt!    

What is a barn quilt?
A barn quilt is a painted wooden or metal square featuring a single block of a traditional quilt pattern. They are usually based on traditional quilt block patterns, and sometimes include new imagery, that expresses something about the maker’s own identity, heritage, or interests. They can range in size from 1’x1’ to 8’x8’, in publicly visible locations such as on barn, garage, or house walls on their property.  

Multiple Barn Quilt Listings

If you would like to list more than one barn quilt, please fill out a separate form for each.

The Barn Quilt Tourism Project

This map is being launched as part of the 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project. Project partners are: TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, and the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee.The Barn Quilt Tourism Project is made possible by a Regional Economic Development Council Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Learn more about the project at www.tauny.org.

Further questions?

Please contact Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY Director of Research and Programs, at camilla@tauny.org.

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Please note: This map will be fully visible to the public online. By listing your barn quilt, you are encouraging possible visitors to come see it.  

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 |

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.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2020. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
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Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by SLC Arts.





Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2020. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:
 

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at grants@slcartscouncil.org.
Technical questions about Submittable.com?  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.  


*Draft copies of your Final Report can be saved for 21 days after your last saved copy.


Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by SLC Arts.





Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2020. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at 315-265-6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org.
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*Draft copies of your Final Report can be saved for 21 days after your last saved copy.


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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.

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