Artist's Opportunities

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is looking for artists to create sculptures that relate to  birds and their habitats to be placed on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail this summer.  

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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.  

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.
Drawing Groups
The Riverfront Artists Club Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 9:15 for figure sessions.  Meetings are at 1 Maple Avenue in Troy.  There is a fee of $10 per session.
For more information contact Kevin Kuhne at



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:
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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