Help keep the Kirkland Art Center a place where art lives. Your generous tax deductible contribution helps to support our mission:
The Mission of the Kirkland Art Center is to educate children and adults, to advocate for artists and the arts and to engage the community in a range of cultural experiences and opportunities.
Fun Facts about the KAC:
- 55 Years of continuous service
- 37 Years of live music performances
- 36 Years of the annual race
- Between 50 – 100 people use the art center everyday.
- The KAC building is over 11,000 square feet
- The KAC exhibits 9 annual exhibitions
International Small Works Exhibition
November 5th – December 18th
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 8th 4pm – 6pm
The KAC Gallery presents the International Small Works Exhibition on exhibit from November 5th to December 18th. The exhibition features 100 works of art from 50 artists. “KAC received a tremendous amount of pieces this year.” John Gardner, Executive Director. The opening reception is Sunday, November 8th from 4pm – 6pm. All works are sized less than 24” x 30” and are for sale for $250 and under.
Call for Art for KAC’s annual Small Works Exhibition:
Exhibit dates: November 4th – December 18th
Opening Reception: Sunday November 8th 4pm – 6pm
Fee to exhibit: $10 per piece / $5 per piece (members)
Maximum 3 works per artist
All pieces must be for sale and priced at $250 or less.
All work must be 22″ x 30″ or smaller.
Join us this fall season for the KAC indoor Makers Market
The KAC Makers Market provides makers, crafters, growers and artists the opportunity to sell their wares and produce in the Kirkland Art Center during the fall holiday season.
Bejeweled (sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry)
Bolivers Gold and Silversmith (sterling silver rings, bracelets and earrings)
Champagnes Gourmet Bacon
Denchy C.o.a.l. co. (jewelry and accessories)
Grey Fox Felting
Fruit of the Fungi
Tarat Studio (Art)
The Goat Tree Soapery
The Wooden Pig (Art)
Quarry Brook Farms (Grass fed beef and lamb, Pasture raised pork and eggs)
Linden Street Paper (Paper Jewelry, Cards, Boxes)
Relas Original Fine Foods
Shaw’s Maple Products
Susie’s Soft Touch (Organic soaps and skin care and hand knit goods)
Susan Paroubek Jewelry
Thousand Islands Winery
Weekend Creations (Fabric gifts, beeswax candles and honey)
Food by: Gyros Express
Apply to be a vendor:
Spaces: 6’ x 4’
Spaces will be assigned indoors throughout the KAC including the main gallery.
Price per day: $10
Full Season: $80
(Optional table rental: $5 per day)
Day and Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 3:00pm
Full application available here: Indoor Market_Application
Fire and Earth, an exhibition opening on September 21 at the Kirkland Art Center will feature seven artists with work that represents our external environment; what the land around us yields and supports. The work, by John von Bergen, Linda Bigness, Mary Giehl, John Loy, Paul Mauren, Jim McDermid, and Vartan Poghosian, shares a common theme of weathering and endurance; objects created or inspired by components that have been buffeted by extreme or prolonged exposure to the elements on land. The materials used include wood, ceramic, metal, yarn, paint, and found objects. The colors are at times surprisingly vibrant, suggesting the resilience that characterizes the work as a whole.
A complement to the 2-dimensional and sculptural wall reliefs is the Fire portion of the exhibition: ceramic raku work. Demonstrations of the raku ceramic process will be held during Raku Fest on Sunday, October 18, from 10 am – 4 pm. There will be a silent auction for Raku pieces donated by Clinton Pottery to benefit the KAC. Meet the artists on this exciting arts day for the opening reception for Fire and Earth 2pm – 4pm.
A big thank you to Clinton Pottery for helping out with this event.
KAC’s Fall 2015 newsletter is now live. So many fun opportunities for youth and adults: dance, visual arts, exhibitions, studio rentals, ceramics, live music, fitness and more. Also exciting new programs and opportunities are regularly updated on the website. Download the pdf version of our newsletter by clicking on the link:
Twenty-year-old mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce is a native of Clinton, New York and has been an active performer in the area for many years. She has performed in various local productions such as: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Carousel (Julie Jordan) and many others. In 2014 she participated in the performance of Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount at Carnegie Hall with the Eastman Chorale and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Later that year she performed at the Vienna: Language of Lieder program in Vienna, Austria. Upcoming engagements include: the Oxford Lieder Festival in October 2015, and the Eastman Theatre double bill production of Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica (The Nursing Sister) and Umberto Giordano’s Mese Mariano (Suor Pazienza) in January 2016. She will be graduating from the Eastman School of Music in May with a degree in Voice and Opera Performance. She is currently in the studio of Kathryn Cowdrick.