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. 



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 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 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>.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Village of Canton and the St. Lawrence County Arts Council work together every fall to present the Art Show & Sale as part of the Remington Arts Festival, a “celebration of art excellence in the North Country." Artists who create high quality art and fine crafts are invited to apply for booth space in this juried show. This is a wonderful opportunity to show and sell your work to visitors from around the region. The Remington Festival includes a variety of musical and historical programs, and coincides with Family Weekend at St. Lawrence University, which brings in many parents from across the country.
Booth spaces are 12' x 12' outdoors on the Village Green in Canton, rain or shine.
Artists must supply their own display equipment, tables, chairs, etc. Tables should be covered to the ground. Tents or canopies are recommended, but not required. Set up begins at 7:00 am.  The show is officially open from 10:00am - 4:00pm, but artists may stay longer if they wish. All items on display and for sale must be original work or reproductions from the artist's original designs.
*Only SLC Arts members may participate. If you are not yet a member of SLC Arts, it's easy to join online: http://slcartscouncil.org/give

Booth Fee: $50.00 (if your application is accepted) + SLC Arts Membership
 

This form is only for artists who participated in Artists' Studio Tour in 2018.
>>> If you did *not* participate in the 2018 Artists' Studio Tour, fill out THIS FORM instead. <<<
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Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 2019

Studio Tour offers community residents and visitors the opportunity to take a self-guided driving tour of artist studio spaces across St. Lawrence County. Artists at any stage of their arts careers are invited to register to be a stop on the tour. Artists are strongly encouraged to offer a component focused on explaining their creative process to the public, such as a display, activity, or demonstration.

Artist/ Gallery Registration:  - $65 participation fee + SLC Arts membership required  - any artists in St. Lawrence County can participate  - Submit 1-2 High-Resolution images: 

  • JPG or TIFF format
  • Close-up
  • Detailed
  • Sharp & clear
  • Compelling & Engaging

No images will be accepted which: are less than 300ppi at 3" wide; include background which detracts from the artwork; include glare off glass; are not crisp and clear; are angled views of two-dimensional work.


Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 2019
Studio Tour offers community residents and visitors the opportunity to take a self-guided driving tour of artist studio spaces across St. Lawrence County. Artists at any stage of their arts careers are invited to register to be a stop on the tour. Artists are strongly encouraged to offer a component focused on explaining your creative process to the public, such as a display, activity, or demonstration.

>>> If you participated in the 2018 Artists' Studio Tour, fill out THIS FORM instead. <<<

Artist/ Gallery Registration:
- $65 participation fee + SLC Arts membership required
- any artists in St. Lawrence County can participate
- Submit 1-2 High-Resolution images:
 

  • JPG or TIFF format
  • Close-up
  • Detailed
  • Sharp & clear
  • Compelling & Engaging

 No images will be accepted which: are less than 300ppi at 3" wide; include background which detracts from the artwork; include glare off glass; are not crisp and clear; are angled views of two-dimensional work.

*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%.

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.

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Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY
$300 - $5,000 grants to municipalities, libraries, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to host community arts experiences. Free informational workshops June - August. For projects taking place January - December, 2020.  Application Deadline: September 15, 2019.


BEFORE submitting: Please read the complete guidelines for this grant.


Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at 315-265-6860 or grants@slcartscouncil.org.


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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.

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY
$2,500  fellowships to individual artists for creation of new work that engages a segment of the community through a public program, such as a public exhibition or performance, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the project’s development and creative process.  Free informational workshops June - August.  For projects taking place January - December, 2020.  Application deadline: September 15, 2019.


BEFORE Submitting: Please read the complete GUIDELINES for this grant.  
 

Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, at 315-265-6860 or grants@slcartscouncil.org.

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*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free. Draft copies of your application 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.
 

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY
$300 - $5,000 grants to artists or organizations for K-12 In-School Projects, as well as After-School/Community-Based Learning.   Free informational workshops June - August. For projects taking place January - December, 2020.   Application Deadline: September 15, 2019.


BEFORE Submitting: Please read the complete GUIDELINES for this grant.  


Questions about the grant?  Please contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, at 315-265-6860 or grants@slcartscouncil.org.


Technical questions about Submittable.com?  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.


*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free. Draft copies of your application 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.



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.

St. Lawrence County Arts Council