Artist's Opportunities

NEW - BAA Art Challenge
This is a new opportunity for artists, a monthly art challenge.  We will provide a new reference  photo each month.  Artists can produce a new piece of art based on it and it will be shown in a new BAA Art Challenge page. is organizing an art celebration for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year.  You can register as an artist, submit a digital image of your work, upload it to their website and they will list it on their online gallery linked back to your website if you have one.  If you need help with the process you can email them directly.  There is no cost to participate.  It is a good promotional opportunity.  Click here to learn more:    
The Beverwyck Retirement Community is looking for an art instructor.  Someone with an art background to help residents, one on one, in different mediums of art (pastels, watercolor, drawing, etc.) Needed from 1 to 3 pm. every Friday. Pay is $100 per class ($50 per hour)
Here's an exciting opportunity.  The Bethlehem High School Art Department is seeking volunteers to do art demonstrations in their classrooms this coming year, as well as volunteers to participate in plein air sessions at Five Rivers Environmental Center with students.  The efforts of which shall be on display at the Center next summer.  Mentors are needed in the following mediums: Markers, Pen, Color Pencil, Acrylic, Oil, etc.  
BAA Member Ritvik Sharma will be holding several watercolor workshops and classes in the area.  For more information and to register hit the button and go to "workshops-classes
Dothea Osborne, who did the BAA Fall Workshop last November, will be having classes in her studio beginning in mid January.  She will have Drawing: structured and open drawing, Mixed Media Merrymaking and an Encaustic workshop.  All the details are on her website: under the category of news.
BAA member Marion Reynolds will teach several workshops at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy.  For more information or to register go to:  You can also contact Marion directly at
Jim Coe will be also be conducting a series of weekly plein air sessions around the Capitol Region. The sessions are going on even in the winter on Tuesdays, 9 am. to noon and will involve a demonstration followed by guidance. The focus will be on oils, but any medium is okay.  The fee is $40 per session.  Sign up for email and text announcements by contacting Jim at or 731-6981.  Click on the brochure to the right for tentative dates and more information.
The New Covenant Presbyterian Church has a Tuesday Farmers Market and is looking for artists to participate.  The church is at 916 Western Avenue in Albany and the market runs from 3 to 6 pm.  The fee is sales and donation based.  No sales, no donation and up from there.  Contact Roger Cooper at​​​
Drawing Groups
The Riverfront Artists Club Meets on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10
for figure sessions.  Meetings are behind Gochees Garage, 329
Delaware Ave., Delmar.  For more information contact Kevin Kuhne
Sage College has a Tuesday night sketch club. 
For more information click here:
The Union College Sketch Club meets on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 pm. Interested artists can get more information through their Facebook Page.  Click here:

The Bethlehem Art Association holds annual spring and fall member shows at the Bethlehem Public Library. The shows are held during the months of May and November.  The May show is a juried show and the November show is an open show.  Full details can be found in the newsletters preceding the  shows.

The Four Corners Luncheonette, the Glenmont Branch of the National Bank of Coxsackie, and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy are venues that are reserved for BAA Members.  The Four Corners Luncheonette has monthly shows. It has ten hangers, but most can accommodate doubles.   The Bank of Coxsackie has 15 hooks in various offices.   The Land Conservancy has 6 - 8 hooks and room for an artist's statement. They prefer landscape and would like the opportunity to preview work to ensure a good fit.  See the previous page for the current schedule.    To sign up, contact Peter Keitel at or 518-588-0005. 

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce  There is a new exhibit every three months at this venue.  The next exhibit will begin in December.  There is room for 12 artists. In order to participate, contact Diane Wozniak at 518-861-5084 or