38th Annual KAC Run & Walk

KAC Run_11x17_2016_web

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just Add Water 2

Just Add Water_web

Kirkland Art Center presents an exhibition in collaboration with Golden Artist Colors and You! 

Artists are provided with up to three (max) new QoR watercolor sample cards. Artists may submit up to five works for the exhibition on any substrate. Sample kits include QoR paint and watercolor paper. Artists are invited to create and donate an original artwork using QoR paint with the option of one other medium. Submitted works must be 4″ x 4.”

All artwork will be exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center gallery as part of Just Add Water 2 from July 11th – August 12th 2016.

(1) Best of show: $100 (value) prize package and KAC membership
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50 (value) prize package and KAC membership

All participating artists are provided one complimentary ticket to the pre-party from 6pm – 7pm ($10 value) to be followed by the opening reception from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday, July 14th.

All donated artwork will be for sale for $20 to support the KAC’s 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. 

All participating artists will have their name listed on KAC’s website with optional web link. Artwork exhibited in the gallery will be anonymous with the artists name to be revealed to the buyer.

To be part of this exciting exhibition please contact:
(315) 853-8871  – info@kacny.org

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KAC Spring Dance Recital



Wednesday May 18th
6pm – 8pm

At the Clinton Performing Arts Complex

$8 general admission
$6 children under 12 and seniors

Posted in Events | Comments Off on KAC Spring Dance Recital

Fractured Terrain

Fractured Terrain-1

Fractured Terrain

April 4th – May 15th

Reception: Sunday, April 17th 4pm – 6pm


Jane Fine

Nicole Trimble

Heather Swenson

Gallery hours are 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday or by appointment.

Posted in Exhibitions | Comments Off on Fractured Terrain

The Wiyos

The Wiyos

Friday April 8th – 8pm

$18 / $15 KAC members



“Revelatory original songs” -Chicago Tribune

The Wiyos have been rolling for over a decade. They were one of the first “old-timey” bands to emerge on the national scene in the first wave of acoustic bands riding the renewed popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. Their relentless touring in the US and Europe, and numerous critically acclaimed albums and EPs landed them a full 28-day summer tour as openers of the 2009 Bob Dylan Show. The Wiyos were also featured in the BBC television documentary, “Folk America – Hollerers, Stompers and Old-Time Ramblers”. In 2010 they were featured in the BBC television special “No Sleep ‘Til Yell”.

In 2012, The Wiyos released their fan-funded concept album, Twist, a 14-track eclectic musical collage loosely based on The Wizard Of Oz. Twist is undoubtedly The Wiyos’ strongest and boldest work to date. Of course, The Wiyos are mostly known for their amalgamation of “old timey” sounds, but on Twist the band lets their late 20th Century upbringings creep in with their vintage sensibility. Scotland’s The Herald reviewed one of the 2012 release shows of Twist in Glasgow and called it [everything from] “junkyard blues to Cuban neighborhood via surf song harmonies and backwoods Appalachia… a fascinating travelogue” Other reviewers write of Twist:

“A surreal Americana opus—Big Pink meets Pink Floyd.” -Chronogram Magazine
“Sounds a bit Lennon/McCartney, circa the Summer of Love” -AmericanaUK
“Wonderful, weird and at times scary – it’s well worth checking out!” – Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio

In 2013 The Wiyos (Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber and Sauerkraut Seth Travins) return to their roots, leaving some of the electricity of the Twist tours in the studio and reintroducing Michaels legendary washboard. The Woodstock Times writes “the fact that it is getting harder to pigeonhole their style(s) is perhaps the best indicator of their growth.” They have been continually unveiling new material and re-interpreting their own 6-album catalogue. In 2013 The Wiyos are booked for select shows in the US (including a family concert at Carnegie Hall), a UK tour and there’s even rumors of another album in the making. Stay tuned.

Posted in Coffeehouses, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Wiyos

Celebration of Dani Riposo

Please join us in  celebration of Dani Riposo (1936-2016), who taught us so much through her yoga instruction.

When: Sunday, April 10th, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Kirkland Art Center, 9 ½ East Park Row, Clinton, NY 13323


4:00-5:30 Yoga practice in honor of Dani. Please bring your own mat and props.

5:30-6:00 Refreshments (feel free to bring food/drink)

6:00-7:00 Sharing and Conversation

Come for all or part.

Please spread the word. We hope to see you and other friends of Dani’s there.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Celebration of Dani Riposo

Free Acoustic Jam

Acoustic Jam

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Free Acoustic Jam

KAC Run director search

We’re hiring! KAC is searching for a run director. 

The Run Director will help fulfill Kirkland Art Center’s mission by organizing one of KAC’s largest fundraisers. The Run director will be a positive leader who exhibits great attention to detail, is well organized, communicates effectively both in person and in written correspondence and who can effectively prioritize multiple tasks.

For a full job description please e-mail: info@kacny.org




Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on KAC Run director search

Blended Threads

Blended Threads_2

Blended Threads
2/17 – 3/30
Opening Reception: 3/6  4pm – 6pm

A national survey of fiber based artists featuring:
Jane Bartlett
Betty Busby
Anne M. Fischer
Valerie Goodwin
Susan Martin Maffei
Nelda Warkentin

Posted in Exhibitions | Comments Off on Blended Threads


2017 KAC Call for Art

The Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY seeks submissions for our 2017 – 2018 exhibition season. All visual media accepted.

The gallery is the main room of a former Methodist church with an over 50 year track record of exhibiting the work of regional and national contemporary artists. There is uninterrupted wall space along two 47 foot walls with 16 foot ceilings. Adjustable track lighting runs parallel to each wall.

KAC is responsible for:
Publicity: announcement cards (mailed to our member list and distributed locally), web site and social media outlets (facebook, instagram and e-newsletter).
Opening reception with refreshments provided (Usually a Sunday 4pm – 6pm)
All artwork is insured while on premises
KAC receives a 30% commission on all sold artwork

 TO APPLY: DEADLINE IS Friday, April 1 2016

Please submit via e-mail to info@kacny.org

with “KAC EXHIBITIONS” in the subject line:

  • 10 jpeg images clearly labeled with artist name and title of work
  • A corresponding slide list that includes: the artists name, title of work, date of work, medium and dimensions
  • A one page artist statement
  • CV

Weblink to online portfolio including the above information is acceptable. 

 Selection is based on quality of work presented for review.
 The KAC Exhibition Committee is comprised of working artists, art and museum professionals and KAC Staff who select and schedule exhibitions.
The committee convenes for the selection process once per year.

The KAC Gallery is open to the public M-F 9:30am – 4:30pm and by appointment. 

Posted in Exhibitions, Uncategorized | Comments Off on CALL for ART