The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is transforming the quality of life in the Southern Tier of New York State through education, service and community outreach. Every class we teach, every child who paints, every grant we administer, every event we promote, every artist we support, every tourist we draw, every festival we organize, is for the purpose of making this beautiful place we live an even better place. An interesting place. A stimulating place. A place where people want to live, and work, and raise families.
Southern Tier Biennial Call for Artists - Entry Deadline June 2nd
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is announcing a call for artists for the Southern Tier Biennial (STB), a professionally juried exhibition of works by artists 18 years of age or older, who reside in one of the following New York State counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga or Tompkins. The deadline for entries is June 2. This year’s jurors, internationally exhibited fine artist Thomas Paquette and Burchfield Penney Art Center Curator and Manager of Archives Tullis Johnson, will review the entered artworks in June, and artists will be notified of acceptance beginning July 7. Artists can read application guidelines and submit entries online at www.southerntierbiennial.com.
Art in the Park Early Bird Reduced Fee Deadline is June 18
Artists come join us at Art in the Park on July 23rd at War Vets Park in Olean. The mature shade trees, picnic tables and dining pavilion at this park bring people in to spend the day eating at Taste of Olean and browsing the artists' tents. Find the artist application and payment button on the Artist Guidelines page.
In the Galleries:
May 5-June: Connie Bahan paintings at Art on Main Gallery, 100 West Main. St., Allegany
It was a lovely evening honoring artists and arts organizations at the Bartlett Country Club on April 1st. The Lifetime Achievement Award was named for Thomas Barnes, long-time CCAC President and one of the founders of the Arts Council, and Carson Waterman was named as the 2017 recipient of this award. Thank you to all who came out to support the arts and of course to our generous sponsors - Erick & Marianne Laine, Fox Financial, St. Bonaventure University, Seneca Gaming Corporation, Seneca Nation of Indians, Wilday Group at Morgan Stanley, Jamestown Community College, and Worth W. Smith. See some of the candid photos taken by Adam Miller here.
Patrons can find regional arts & cultural events there and organizations can post their events directly!
REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR LAUNCHED! Promoting the cultural arts in our region is a primary mission of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. To that end, for several years CCAC has been publicizing regional events through an email newsletter sent to a CCAC subscriber list. To provide easier access by the public and give organizations the ability to submit their own events directly, CCAC has commissioned a Regional Community Events website calendar. Cultural organizations, non-profits, artists, and businesses can submit arts events for any of the following categories: dance, fairs & festivals, film, galleries, music, reading & lectures, theater, and classes. Patrons of the arts can find regional arts events listed in one calendar so you can easily find events and groups you like to see and support. Come one and all to find the arts at events.myartscouncil.net.
CCAC's programs and services are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support comes from the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, community business sponsors, and private memberships and donations.
CCAC is the proud recipient of a 2015 Give for Greatness General Operating Grant, a program of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
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