Just Add Water 3 – Call for Art

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This is our third year of Just Add Water; a collaborative exhibition with Golden Artist Colors. 

The sample packets used to create each piece of art is part of Golden Artist Colors’ QoR watercolor line.

Packets and exhibition agreement forms can be picked up or requested through our business office; Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

All artwork must be delivered to the KAC by July 5th at 4:00 PM.

If you are mailing your artwork to us, you need to postmark it by July 5th for us to receive it on time for the show.

Because of the high volume of artwork received for this show, we cannot accept work after July 14th.


If you are not familiar with this line, then you are in for a TREAT!

QoR retains the best qualities of traditional watercolors while expanding the range and versatility of each color. QoR‘s exclusive binder provides more pigment in every brushstroke, offering a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors.

The unique QoR formulation accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. It provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

QoR [pronounced ‘core’] has been formulated to embody the essence of watercolors while offering these unique qualities:

  • Vibrant, intense colors that stay brilliant even after they dry
  • Exceptionally smooth transitions, flow and liveliness on paper
  • Excellent resolubility in water and glazing qualities
  • Vivid depth of color with each brushstroke
  • Greater resistance to cracking and flaking
  • More density of color than traditional watercolors
  • Exclusive Aquazol® binder used in conservation


If you would like to learn more about the products and services that Golden Artist Colors offers, we strongly recommend connecting with them online:

Subscribe to their extremely informative e-newsletter (JUST PAINT) and following their Facebook page!

Connect with Golden Artist Colors online at www.goldenpaints.com.  

Also follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goldenartistcolors and www.facebook.com/qorwatercolors

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Upcoming Exhibition at the Kirkland Art Center Gallery

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This Multi-Artist Show features work from

  • Suzanne Gonsalez – Smith

  • Kathryn Johnson

  • Taryn Wells


On Display

June 13th – July 14th 2017

Opening Reception

Sunday, June 18th: 4 – 6 pm

Free and open to the public


Kirkland Art Center

9 1/2 East Park Row

Clinton, NY 13323

www.kacny.org 315.853.8871

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We are keeping busy at the KAC!


Our annual Festival on the Green


Run & Walk


Festival on the Green SignKAC Run Walk 2017


Kirkland Art Center’s Second Annual

Baking Contest

(Clinton, NY) On Saturday, June 3 2017, the Kirkland ART Center (KAC) will host the 39th Annual Run & Walk. Family Fun, Entertainment, Food and Fitness all in one day! The KAC will also be bring back their Baking Contest, which will determine our area’s best bakers. So tighten your aprons and get to cooking! There will be prizes for the following categories:

  • Cakes and Cupcakes
  • Cookies and Bars
  • Pies and Tarts
  • Bread
  • Specialty (gluten free, vegan, other)
  • Youth Bakers (Age 14 and Under)

The goodies will be judged by a panel of professionals and foodies.

There will also be an opportunity to WIN a seat at the judge’s table!

There will be a raffle for $10 each chance to be a Baking Contest Judge. The lucky winner will be selected and announced on the Green prior to the contest start. Raffle Tickets for a judgeship will be available at the KAC and on the Green until 12 PM.

To enter your baked good(s), register and pay $10 per entry. The entries will be anonymous so whether you are a professional or amateur baker, the Judges won’t know.

To be included in the contest, all entries must be submitted by 11:00 AM. You may also drop them off Friday, June 2nd between 9:00 AM  – 4:00 PM. Refrigeration space is limited.

Register at the KAC or, online at www.KACNY.org. Platters will be available for pick-up at the KAC, or we recommend a disposable plate/platter for entries.

No limit to the number of entries per individual.

Not feeling competitive? The KAC Board of Directors hosts the Annual KAC Bake Sale from 11AM until it runs out; also on the Green. Bakers may drop off their baked goods at the KAC on Friday, June 2 from 12-4 PM and Saturday, June 3 from 9-11 AM (and at the KAC Bake Sale table after 11 AM).

For more information, call the KAC at 315-853- 8871 or go to our website: KACNY.org.





The KAC’s Art Cycle Store is in full bloom!

Spring has sprung at ART CYCLE Creative Re-use!

When spring cleaning, please consider donating your leftover arts and craft materials to the Kirkland Art Center.

Many new items have been donated this week to ART CYCLE!

ART CYCLE Creative Re-use Store has art books, coffee table books,

art instruction books. Only $1!


Shop our up-cycled and recycled art supplies and materials.

We have some truly unique and creativity-inspiring goodies. Let your inner artist, Pinterest-queen (or king), DIY-er, or crafter OUT!

Visit Us:

Tuesday – Friday 9:00am -4:30pm

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Please consider a donation the Kirkland Art Center today!


Dear ARTS Supporter:

2016 has been a year of positive transition for the Kirkland Art Center!

In June, the Board of Directors appointed Megan Ratcliffe as Executive Director (she was previously the KAC Membership Coordinator and Programming Director). In addition, the KAC has had many successful programs in the music arena with many more to come. Classes have enjoyed good attendance (Dance, Zumba, Nia, Line Dancing, Pottery, Painting and many more). Community events like the Annual Gala and the KAC RUN/Walk, The Spring Recital, The Nutcracker Ballet, monthly exhibitions like our Annual Members Show, the UCP Show, Mohawk Valley Watercolor Society, and Just Add Water II were just a few highlights from this past year.

The KAC also received great support from NYS Council of the Arts, Oneida County, and several other private funders. That said, the KAC could not continue its’ mission of promoting the ARTS without our faithful annual contributors, like you!

Please consider a gift to the Kirkland Art Center to maintain access to the ARTS everyday here in our region. The KAC has had a creative impact on our community since 1961, let’s keep the tradition alive!

Best regards,

Elizabeth C. Tantillo, KAC Board President

KAC Board of Directors, and Staff

Edie Danovitz, VP; Scott Leonard, Treasurer; Louisa Ruffine, Secretary; Steve Bellona, Barbara Decker, Martine Guyot-Bender, Amy James, Robert Knight, Mark Landrey, Nancy Robinson, and Gail Strout.


Donation in honor of:

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Are you part of an

artist, mommy / parent support,

or discussion group?


We would like to host your next meet-up, or you can join one of ours!

Become a part of the KACommunity, and share in ideas, art and learning projects, family wellness, and more with like-minded community members.

Coming soon:

CPR Training for Families

Mommy / Parent Discussion

Mommy and Me Story-Time

Family Wellness

Contact our office to find out more!

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