Artist's Opportunities

THE CENTER at CSSC, a program of Colonie Senior Service Centers, is looking for artists to teach
weekday, daytime classes to seniors in Albany. Mediums can include acrylic, pastel, collage, pencil
drawing or any creative platform. Experience teaching is required. Pay is flexible, as is time and duration
of classes. Please contact Caroline Barrett, Lifelong Wellness Director at 518-459-2857 x 327 or
BAA Art Challenge
This is a new opportunity for artists, a monthly art challenge.  We 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.  
Chris Ortel at the Spinney Group apartments on Van Dyke Rd. in Delmar is looking to hire an artist to paint a mural on a living room wall inside one of their apartment units. They have no specific design
in mind and would like to work with the artist on ideas and concepts.
Please contact Chris at this email address if you are interested. ( 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.  
Dorthea Osborne, who did the BAA Fall Workshop in November 2019, will be having classes in her studio.  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.
Jim Coe will be 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:
RIVERFRONT Figure Drawing and Painting F

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.  For now, these will be virtual shows.  Full details can be found in the newsletters preceding the  shows.

The Glenmont Branch of the National Bank of Coxsackie, and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy are venues that are reserved for BAA Members.  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  work to ensure a good fit.  See the previous page for the current schedule.    To sign up, contact Jacqueline Smith at or 518-489-1882. 

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