October 6-28, 2018 Fifth Annual Juried Show Light + Shadow: The Artist’s Eye, Perceptions, and Choices Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Opening reception: Sunday, October 7, 3:00-5:00pm

43 artists, presenting work in a range of mediums including ceramic, woodcut, oil, acrylic, pen and ink, silk-screen, and a silverpoint drawing. All works are for sale. See the article on IMBY for more info.

Saturday September 23, 2018 The History of Austerlitz, The Book & The Movie 3:00pm, admission is free, reception to follow the talk and the film

The Book: Tom Moreland, Town Historian, author of The Old Houses of Austerlitz: A history of the Austerlitz area from 1750 to the present. The Film: Spencertown Academy: Keeping our History Alive. A short documentary, produced and directed by Monk Shayne-Lydon.

August 31-September 3, 2018 Thirteenth Annual Festival of Books

The annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit, snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili. New this year, Spencertown Academy members will have first crack at the books during the Member’s Preview on Friday, August 31 from 1:00-8:00pm. Free for members, $10 for member’s guests, memberships will be available at the door. Preview shoppers will enjoy wine and cheese from 6:00-8:00pm. See the full schedule.

August 22, 2018 Deadline Call for Entries – Juried Regional Show

Show to be held October 6-28, 2018
Theme: Light + Shadow. The artist’s eye, perceptions and choices.
For more information.

July 21-August 12, 2018 They Made the Cut

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 4:00-6:00pm

To cut, is a process we use over and over again in our daily lives. It has many different meanings and can be both a verb and a noun. Cut can mean to pierce sharply; to divide into parts, to reduce, to stop or to make a sudden shift. It can also mean to remove or exclude from something larger or to make a design in a particular way. The six local artists exhibiting each use cutting as an integral role in creating their own unique artistry.
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Sunday, July 29 Workshop: Invisible Made Visible 10:00am- Noon. No charge. Pre-registration is required.

Artist Melissa Sarris will offer this hands-on embroidery workshop in conjunction with They Made the Cut show in the Gallery. Men from Green Haven Correctional facility were asked to respond to questions about how they see themselves and to allow the outside world to see their humanity and potential. Sarris took their hand written responses and enlarged and printed them on linen fabric. In the upcoming workshop participants are invited to embroider these words. Embroidery stitches will be taught. An informal conversation on the topic of mass incarceration will be encouraged. All materials will be provided (donated by Up-Stitch, Albany, NY). This workshop is limited to 10 participants. All abilities welcome. Register here.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 A Workshop in Habitat Design 9:00am-Noon. $65 Academy members, $75 nonmembers

The workshop, led by Linda Horn and Heather Grimes, will begin at Linda Horn’s restored, native habitat, Spencertown property and will study the design of the landscape around the house, the plant choices that were made for diversity and the nature of the maintenance involved. Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Next stop, just a short distance away, a site visit to a property that has not been extensively landscaped.
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June 23-July 15, 2018 Second Annual Regional Juried Photo Show

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Illumination. Light from darkness. A flash of understanding, insight, epiphany.
This year’s Second Annual Photography Show highlights the work of twenty one photographers who artfully display, in both black & white and color, how this year’s theme, Illumination, inspired their imagery. This impressive exhibit exemplifies the deeply personal process of creating art in all its forms.