Upcoming Exhibits

Mon-Thurs: 11AM – 7PM
Friday: 9AM – 4PM
Saturday: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday: Noon – 4PM

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

All receptions coincide with Troy Night Out, the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted.



Fence Show
May 22 – June 29, 2014 | First floor galleries
Reception: Friday, May 30, 5-9PM* | Awards at 7PM

Fence Select
July 19 – August 29, 2014| Main Gallery
Reception: Friday, July 25, 5-9PM

The Fence Show is an annual opportunity for all Arts Center members to display their work in our galleries. In 2013, we accepted and displayed 555 pieces, including paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass and sculpture. There is also a separate category for young artists in grades K-12. Robert R. Shane, Ph.D., Art History & Criticism, will serve as this year’s juror for the Fence Show. He will identified approximately 50 pieces from various artists from the Fence Show to be later assembled into the Fence Select, an exhibition that runs for several weeks after the salon-style show is dismantled. The Select will open on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Troy Night Out. Click here to download a PDF version of the Fence 2014 Call for Entries.

East Coast National Screenprint Biennial
September 12 – October 11, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 12, 5-7PM

In September, 2014, The Arts Center will be hosting the first ever East Coast National Screenprint Biennial. There is currently no screenprint biennial in the United States, and this exhibition will be an opportunity to begin a dialog that can expand the discipline of screenprinting and its place in the world of art. This exhibition will showcase a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed, editioned prints, to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This invitational exhibition will in no way seek to act as a survey or “who’s-who” of screenprinting, but will assemble an exhibition that is consistent in showcasing artists who utilize adventurous, relevant, and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The East Coast National Screenprint Biennial is the curatorial project of Nathan Meltz, printmaker and lecturer in the Art Department of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Learn more at www.screenprintbiennial.com


Congressional Art Competition
May 1 – May 8, 2014 | President’s Gallery
Reception: Friday, May 2, 5:30-7PM

Every spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. Each member of congress has the opportunity to select one piece of artwork from their congressional district to be displayed in a tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol. For updates and information about the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, please visit Congressman Tonko’s website at www.tonko.house.gov.

Student Fence Select
July 19 – August 29, 2014| Foyer Gallery
Reception: Friday, July 25, 5-9PM

On view are works from several young artists selected from larger salon-style Fence Show. Robert R. Shane will jury this exhibit as well.

July 19 – September 28, 2014| President’s Gallery
Reception: Friday, July 25, 5-9PM

Fence Show 2013 Best in Show, Philip J Palmieri

Philip J Palmieri’s paintings deal mainly with portraiture and figurative work. His exploration in painting often deals with medical images, drawing on his experience as a physician. He often uses medical text books not only as references but for his painting surfaces as well.


Questar III New Visions Senior Art Exhibit
May 19 – June 1, 2014 | Faculty Student Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, May 19, 6-8PM

Questar III New Visions: Visual and Performing Arts, Class of 2014 presents an exhibition of their artwork that they have created throughout the school year. 

The exhibits program at The Arts Center is sponsored by architecture+, EP&M International and NYSCA, New York State Council on the Arts.

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