The artists of the Arts Center include painters, photographers, clay artists and potters, jewelry makers, wood and metal workers, sculptors and artists in many other media. They are part of a vibrant, active community of creative people who enjoy the beauty and inspiration of our Finger Lakes region.
Works by our artists, as well as guest artists, are on display and for sale at the Flick Gallery on Main Street in Penn Yan, NY. Exhibits change almost every month. Stop by often to see the latest art and creations.
Artists are juried in to the gallery by an Arts Center curatorial committee that
reviews artwork from May – Oct. To apply please click the letter below,
“Becoming an Exhibiting Artist” and the appropriate form.
Some of our artists also give workshops and demos in a variety of media. Workshops are open to anyone who enjoys creating, from beginner to master. If you are an artist and would like to become an instructor at the Arts Center please click below.
SUNNY POINT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND ART RETREAT
Artists are innately drawn to the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. In 2008, thanks to a generous donation to the Arts Center of Yates County from the estate of Dr. Annie Smith, artists have an additional opportunity to fully experience the beauty of the Finger Lakes. This prime location on the east side of Keuka Lake boasts lake frontage, a charming guest cottage, art workshop and pottery boathouse. It is open from June through October.
ACYC Sunny Point is located at 868 East Lake Road Dundee, NY, eight miles south of Penn Yan, NY.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
This no cost residency is open to visual artists, literary artists, and performing artists who demonstrate professional standing in their field. This residency offers a 10 day use of the Arts Center of Yates County’s lakeside facility, Sunny Point. Keuka Lake is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
This opportunity includes the expectation that the participating artist will 'give back' to the Arts Center in some way—teach a class, do a demonstration, provide a piece of artwork associated with their stay at Sunny Point, or some other 'in kind' donation. Travel and meals are not included.
Artist in Residence program dates for 2021 include:
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021 or
Saturday, September 4 – Sunday, September 12
Check the application link below. For more information contact the Arts Center at (315) 536-8226 or email email@example.com. Deadline date for all applications is May 10, 2021.
Please note: in this age of uncertainty, the Arts Center takes the health of our artists and our community seriously. A residency may be cancelled or postponed if there is a question about the health of the resident artist or concerns about the spread of disease within our community at the time of the residency.
Artists! Bring your class to Keuka Lake! Sign up NOW for an Art Retreat!
For a nominal fee, you and your class can be inspired at Sunny Point, the Arts Center of Yates County’s lakeside property. This Art Retreat provides a place for artists, singly or in a group, to create on beautiful Keuka Lake located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
Artists stay and use the Sunny Point facilities for a 3 day, 5 day or 7 day period of time. Cost is determined by the length of stay. This lakeside cottage provides accommodations for up to six individuals, including linens and a full kitchen. Studio space is available in the red barn. Accommodations are offered on an 'as available' basis.
Art Retreat Season:
June 1 – September, 30, 2021
ANNIE'S BOATHOUSE POTTERY
Annie's Boathouse Pottery at Sunny Point houses a complete studio with potter's wheels, kilns, work space and a beautiful view of Keuka Lake.
Beginners and experienced potters alike are inspired by the many workshops and Open Studio time available at Annie's Boathouse Pottery.
Within the pottery studio are 4 potter’s wheels, a slab roller, pottery tools, kiln and tables used for creating and glazing. Cone 5 glazes and clay (please note that only clay purchased from the Arts Center pottery studio may be used at Sunny Point) are available for use with studio fees. Open studio time is available for a fee. Raku workshops are also offered. A pottery manager is available for studio instruction, kiln firing, consultation, and maintenance.
Open studio hours for 2021 TBA
No landline or internet service is available.
TAKE PART IN THE KEUKA ARTS FESTIVAL
Keuka Arts Festival is TBA
Planning for 2021 is in progress.
The Arts Center of Yates County now puts on the Keuka Arts Festival. The festival is a fine art and skilled craft show held annually along the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, only a few blocks from downtown Penn Yan. The event is free and features live entertainment and family activities.
If you're interested in participating as an artist, musician or vendor please visit the Keuka Arts Festival website for more information on how to make that happen.