SOUTHERN TIER BIENNIAL OPENING SEPTEMBER 19: STB offers an exceptional opportunity for resident artists to enter a juried art competition and exhibition. This year’s jurors, Bleu Cease, the Executive Director/Curator of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and John Massier, the Visual Arts Curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, reviewed submissions from over 60 artists. The selected work continues the tradition of presenting a regional survey of contemporary art in the 9 counties of New York State’s Southern Tier. Join us for the dual exhibition opening September 19 at 3 p.m. at the Olean Public Library Art Gallery for awards and light refreshments followed by an Art Party at 4:30 p.m. at JCC Center Gallery featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live entertainment by Ade Adu. All are free & open to the public.
Community Arts, Artist in Community and Arts Education grants now available: For 2016, CCAC will administer and distribute over $70,000 through three grant programs funded by the New York State Council on the Arts in Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Chautauqua Counties. Now running across the tri-county region are free information grant workshops. Contact Courtney@myartscouncil.net to sign up for one in your area!
WE NEED A NEW PUGMILL! A new pugmill will allow us to continue to process left-over scraps of clay into useable material for future projects. Reclaiming clay means that we are able to save hundreds of pounds a clay a year to be used for adult and children’s classes as well as during open studio and JCC classes. Every donation will help us reach our goal of $3,000! You can donate directly here.
ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON TWITTER The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) has joined The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in #ArtistHotline, an Artist's Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month starting July 15, 2015. NYFA has created #ArtistHotline, a new initiative dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. The goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers. The dialogue will begin on Twitter using the hashtag: #ArtistHotline. Click here to find out how to participate. .
The North Union Street Art Walk has “Opened!” Twenty-eight artworks by a dozen area artists have transformed twenty-two storefronts on Olean’s North Union Street (between State and Wayne) into an outdoor art gallery. One pedestrian commuter has phoned CCAC to express appreciation, telling us that she leaves home earlier now so she can spend more time looking at the art on her way to work. The Art Walk was a joint venture produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Olean General Hospital, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and the City of Olean. North Union Street Art Walk Map (PDF)
We invite you to attend the many arts and cultural programs which received New York State Decentralization (DEC) Grant awards this year - DEC calendar of events.
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.
Cattaraugus County Arts Council | 100 W. Main St, Allegany NY 14706 | POB 406 Olean, 14760 | 716.372.7455 | firstname.lastname@example.org