PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bi-annually The Strand Center for the Arts produces exhibitions focused on presenting the talents of its members; the Holiday and Summer Members Shows. Members at any artistic level, from hobbyist to professional, are invited to submit works for these “Members Only” exhibitions.

The Strand Center for the Arts Holiday Members Show is open to all members whose membership is valid through January 1, 2019. Memberships can be renewed or started anytime before or during drop off, online at www.strandcenter.org or by phone at 518-563-1604, during regular gallery hours. Entries may be in the form of any media, including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, stained glass, bead weaving, printmaking, mixed media and woodwork. Two-dimensional artwork must be framed under glass or plexi-glass and be backed with wire for hanging and all artwork must be labeled on the front and back.  Artists can download the full guidelines, artist contract and artwork labels at The Strand Center for the Arts website at www.strandcenter.org or pick them up in our offices at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh.

Drop off for submissions will run from Tuesday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Artwork should be dropped off at the reception desk in the Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh during regular gallery hours. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Annual Holiday Members Show will be on view in The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from December 7 to December 28, 2018. The Opening Reception will take place Friday, December 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts please call 518-563-1604 or visit www.strandcenter.org.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Drop off Dates for submissions: Tuesday, November 13 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Final Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Show on View: December 7 to December 28, 2018

The Strand Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high caliber arts center and theatre, providing the best of visual arts, music, dance, and theatre to the community.  The SCA is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the United Way, The Adirondack Foundation, Stewart’s Shops and the Cloudsplitter Foundation.

The Strand Center for the Arts’ Diamond Sponsor is NBC 5; Platinum Circle Sponsors are The University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital, and Twinstate Technologies. The Strand Center for the Arts’ Gold Sponsors are Northern Insuring Agency, Inc., Boire Benner Group, Best Western Plus – The Inn at Smithfield, Casella, 97.5 Eagle Country, Meadowbrook Healthcare, and Jeffords Steel and Engineering Company.