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The Creative Spirit Community Arts Center located at 6-8 Raymond Street in Potsdam is OPEN!

Visit us Tuesday-Friday from 10 to 6pm or Saturday from 10 to 5pm.

Upcoming Calls for Art

in order of submission deadline:

Portraits of Service: May 7, 2024

The Re-Imagined Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party: May 7, 2024

Nourishing Our Waters: Sustaining Our Stories: June 17, 2024

Creative Partner Showcase: August 19, 2024

2024 Potsdam Town Hall Exhibitions: See submission deadlines below

Portraits of Service (November 17, 2024- January 2, 2025)

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

Portraits of Service is an upcoming exhibit that seeks to pair talented artists with individuals who have made significant contributions to our community. Through this partnership, artists will have the opportunity to learn about the life and work of a community member dedicated to bettering our region. Using these personal narratives as inspiration, artists will create an original piece of art that reflects and honors the service and commitment of their partnered community member. Our opening reception at the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center will showcase the artwork and allow community members to engage with both the artists and the individuals whose lives have inspired the creations.

Artists: If you’re an artist interested in participating, we invite you to submit samples of your work along with a brief statement explaining your interest in this collaborative project. Selected artists will be paired with a community member and provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations to gain insight into their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Using these shared stories as inspiration, artists will then create an original piece of art that captures the essence of their partner’s journey of service. Artists who are chosen will receive a $100 stipend for the creation of artwork.

Community Members: Are you a community member who has dedicated your life to making a difference in the North Country region? We want to hear your story and celebrate your contributions. Selected community members will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with an artist to help them create a meaningful representation of their service and impact.


  • Artists are asked to create one piece of artwork in any 2D or 3D media.


  • Submission Deadline: May 7, 2024
  • Notice of Acceptance: May 16, 2024
  • Meeting of Chosen Artists and Community Members: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6pm
  • Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday, November 5, 2024 or arrange sooner
  • Gallery Opening Event: Thursday, November 17, 2024; 5:00pm – 6:30pm reception
  • Last Day on Display: January 2, 2025

The Re-Imagined Judy Chicago Dinner Party (January 16, 2025- March 26, 2025)

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

SLC Arts is thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for women artists to contribute to the reimagining of Judy Chicago’s iconic artwork, “The Dinner Party.” This project aims to honor and celebrate prominent women who have made significant contributions to our society, particularly those who were not included in the original installation because over 40 years have passed.

We are making a call for 24 women artists with strong ties to the North Country to apply to be chosen to create a portion of our dinner party with 12 settings which include 12 tapestries and 12 place settings. To be considered for this collaboration project, please complete the following form. Artists who are chosen and complete their portion of this artwork will receive a $100 stipend.


  • 12 artists will create tapestries honoring notable women, while the other 12 will design place settings using their preferred mediums.
  • Artists will be paired to ensure cohesion in the representation of each prominent woman, but will work independently on their pieces. The women that will be represented in the gallery showing will be chosen as a collective on our collaboration meeting on June 6th.
  • A mini Dinner party will be hosted in the SLC Arts gallery starting in January 2025, showcasing the completed settings and tapestries alongside a list of honored women emulating Judy Chicago’s work.


  • Artists will draw inspiration from the archives of “The Dinner Party” to select figures for representation on our meeting collaboration meeting on June 6, 2024 at 6:00pm at SLC Arts.
  • Highlighted women will be local Mohawk women, historical figures from St. Lawrence County, and influential artists who have paved the way for others.


  • Submission Deadline: May 7, 2024
  • Notice of Acceptance: May 16, 2024
  • Initial Meeting of Chosen Artists: June 6, 2024 at 6pm at SLC Arts
  • Artwork Drop Off: January 2, 2025 or earlier
  • Gallery Opening Event: January 16, 2025
  • Last Day on Display: March 26, 2025

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