About Albany Center Gallery
Albany Center Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living within a 100-mile radius of Albany, NY. The gallery seeks to inspire interest in and interaction with the works of art by an increasingly diverse audience. It aims to promote and showcase the region’s artists as a critical component of our local cultural offerings.
Albany Center Gallery is a nonprofit, community-based organization that is supported by membership; individual, corporate, and foundation funds; fundraising events; and commissions on the sale of original art.
The mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience.
For over 40 years, Albany Center Gallery has provided a platform for the work of contemporary visual artists to engage the public. Albany Center Gallery strives to encourage dialogue and critical commentary about the visual arts within the region. Albany Center Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of regional artists within a 100-mile radius of Albany. Since Leslie Urbach opened the gallery’s doors in 1977, 1,000's of the area’s finest contemporary artists have exhibited at Albany Center Gallery using the following disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printing, fiber arts, video, mixed media, installation, and most recently artist books.
Albany Center Gallery’s exhibition program serves the art community and the general public. Receptions, artist interviews, art in public places, panel discussions, and an education program are part of the gallery’s activity. The gallery presents at least seven major exhibitions a year in the main gallery, including the Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, and participates with performing arts organizations to present an Art in Education program. Many of the artists who exhibit at Albany Center Gallery gain national and international recognition.
At Albany Center Gallery (ACG), we believe that art should be accessible to everyone. This includes creating, admiring, and supporting creative works. For this reason, all of ACG’s exhibitions, receptions, and artist interviews are free and open to the public. The exhibitions are chosen based on topics that engage a broad and diverse audience.
Art has been proven by countless scholarly articles to build self-confidence, foster dialogue, promote exploration of society and the individual, provide economic opportunity, and produce numerous other benefits. We hope to foster an environment where individuals from all paths of life feel included and welcomed. ACG is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in all of its community interactions. This means that all volunteers, interns, employees, and other individuals associated with ACG, whatever their race, gender identity, sex, education, ability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, income or financial status, nation of origin, and ethnicity feel heard and valued. Accessibility of art and the opportunity to create is a driving force for our mission.
The gallery space is fully handicapped accessible.
We will fulfill this claim by ensuring equal opportunity to all individuals for artist submissions, employment with the gallery, election to the board of directors, volunteer options, pop-up exhibits, art purchasing and all other activities.
Board of Directors
Kevin Dubner, President
David Phaff, Vice President
James Carr, Secretary
David Brickman, Treasurer
William Harris, Esq.
Jessica Mansmith, MNA
Hazal Canisag Ozturk
William O. Pettit III
DIRECTOR OF EMERITUS
Joel Spiro, MD
Tony Iadicicco, Executive Director
Karina Wojnar, Development & Membership Coordinator
Jules Kotarski, VISTA Fellow, Outreach & Program Coordinator
Jennie Tang, Curatorial Associate
INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS
Alicia Barton, Curatorial/Exhibition Intern
Raina Briggs, Curatorial Management Intern
Lillian Futch, Curatorial Management/Marketing Intern
Haemin Hwang, Management/Marketing Intern
Theresa Swidorski, Administrative Volunteer
Juliette Prueitt, Curatorial Intern