Upcoming Exhibitions and Calls for Art

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Upcoming Calls for Art

in order of submission deadline:

Nourishing Our Waters: Sustaining Our Stories: June 17, 2024
Creative Partner Showcase: August 19, 2024
2024 Potsdam Town Hall Exhibitions: See submission deadlines below

“Nourishing Our Waters: Sustaining Our Stories” (July 23, 2024- September 27, 2024)

James F Montpelier Gallery at Ogdensburg Free Academy: 1100 State St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

SLC Arts invites artists aged 16+ to explore the vital role of the waterways in the North Country region and their profound impact on our lives and communities. We are seeking submissions of both 2D and 3D artworks that celebrate the beauty, resilience, and significance of the region’s rivers, lakes, and streams. Artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, incorporating traditional ecological wisdom and cultural narratives that honor the interconnected relationship between humans and water. Through their art, we hope to convey the ways in which these waterways have sustained us physically, culturally, and spiritually, while also highlighting the importance of conservation and stewardship for future generations.


  • Artists may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork(s) in any 2D or 3D media.
  • All work must be finished and ready for exhibition—no wet work, no assemblage required unless performed by the artist on site.
  • Flat works are limited to 36”w x 60”h and should be framed. Works on paper must be framed and protected with glass or plexi. Please attach hanging hardware as needed.
  • Sculpture should not exceed 60”h x 24” x 24”.


  • Submission Deadlines: June 17, 2024
  • Notice of Acceptance: July 1, 2024
  • Drop off Artwork: July 15 – 16 at SLC Arts, July 17 at OFA
  • Gallery Opening Event: July 23 at 5:00pm
  • Last Day on Display: September 27, 2024
  • Pick Up Date: September 28 at OFA, October 1 at SLC Arts

“Creative Partner Showcase” (September 12, 2024- November 11, 2024)

Creative Spirit Community Arts Center: 6-8 Raymond Street in Potsdam, NY 13676

We are excited to announce our 2024 Creative Partner Showcase! We welcome submissions from Creative Partners in all mediums. There is no jury fee.

We will host an opening reception at the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center located at 6-8 Raymond Street in Potsdam on Thursday, September 12, 2024.

Artists must be a Creative Partner to participate. Partnerships may be purchased at slcartscouncil.org/join


  • Creative partners may submit up to five pieces of work. One piece is guaranteed to be included.
  • Artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years.
  • 2D artwork must be framed with hanging wire – no sawtooth hangers.
  • Artists are strongly urged to have their work for sale – listed price should include 70% for the artist and 30% commission for SLC Arts. NYS Sales Tax ID required for all artists selling work.


  • Submission Deadlines: August 19, 2024
  • Notice of Acceptance: August 26, 2024
  • Drop off Artwork: September 3 – September 5
  • Gallery Opening Event: September 12, 2024
  • Last Day on Display: November 11, 2024

2024 Town Hall Exhibition Series

The 2024 Potsdam Town Hall Exhibition Series is developed and curated by Sharon H.J. Cheng, an artist working with SLC Arts through the Creatives Rebuild New York grant program.

There is no jury fee for the 2024 Town Hall Exhibition series. 

All community members, including those who many not describe themselves as an “artist,” are welcome and encouraged to submit!

Exhibition TitleDeadline for SubmissionDate of Opening ReceptionSubmission Link
“New Work for a New Year”January 6, 2024Thursday, January 18 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269645/call-for-art-new-work-for-a-new-year-2024
“Happy Time”March 9, 2024Thursday, March 21 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269764/call-for-art-happy-time-2024
“Sincerely Yours”May 11, 2024Thursday, May 23 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269760/call-for-art-sincerely-yours-2024
“Summer Waterflow”July 20, 2024Thursday, August 1 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269761/call-for-art-summer-waterflow-2024
“Fall’s Full Display”October 5, 2024Thursday, October 17 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269762/call-for-art-falls-full-display-2024
“Action in the Kitchen”December 7, 2024Thursday, December 19 at 5pmhttps://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/269763/call-for-art-action-in-the-kitchen-2024