Join & Support


Your support of the Gallery is vital to its existence and is always appreciated, whether you are an artist, a collector or art lover, or are simply interested in contributing to the quality of life of the community in which you live and work. Your support allows Albany Center Gallery to continue to provide visual artists living within a 100-mile radius of Albany with a platform to share their artistic vision with the community.

Artist Opportunities

Albany Center Gallery offers artist opportunities for ACG Members as well as non-members. Opportunities for artists to showcase their work arise throughout the year, for community events like Art on Lark and the Black Arts & Cultural Festival or pop-up exhibits at local businesses. We annually host a Member's Only Exhibition in December/January and are launching a Member & Friend exhibition this summer.

Click here to visit our Artist Opportunities page.

ACG's Annual Call for Art is a specific call to invite artists to submit their work for consideration in curated exhibitions in the ACG gallery space. The Annual Call submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis for consideration for the next exhibition cycle and beyond.

ACG accepts artwork submissions through an online submission portal called Submittable. A free account is required to submit. All current calls for art through ACG are listed on the Submittable site.

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Get Involved

Call for Interns & Volunteers

If you are interested in contemporary art and have a passion for the regional art community, or are interested in non-profit management, Albany Center Gallery is a great fit for you! Albany Center Gallery offers internship opportunities for college students and welcomes volunteers as well. Individuals will experience what it’s like to work in a local, not-for-profit arts organization.

Internships at Albany Center Gallery are unpaid and intended for students who are looking to receive college credit toward their degree program. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. ACG will also consider individuals who are seeking an experiential learning opportunity and may not be looking for college credit.

ACG has a variety of volunteer opportunities based on your interests, expertise, and gallery needs. The monthly time commitment is flexible depending on how much time you'd like to commit and can be anywhere from 5 to 50 hours per month. 

Here are a few of the ways you can get involved: 
- Come to the gallery once or twice a week to help with day-to-day administrative tasks (filing, organizing, and gallery maintenance) 
- Support ACG staff at opening receptions and pop-up exhibits (talking with visitors, running the bar, maintaining food offerings, manning the membership table, etc.)
- Be an event photographer for openings & pop-up exhibits
- Offer insight into business, finance, technology, grants or fundraising
- Be an ACG Ambassador (talking with the public about ACG and what we offer, encouraging people to join as members, or suggesting the opportunity to become a sponsor and support the arts)
- Apply to join a committee (Committees: Gala, Public Relations, Exhibits, Finance, Development/Membership)

To learn more and get involved, please contact Karina Wojnar at kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org.

 

Intern Positions

Curatorial & Gallery Exhibition Assistant

This candidate will work in conjunction with ACG staff, artists, and the Exhibition committee to assist with exhibition installation, artwork submission tracking, behind-the-scenes exhibition processes, and more. Approximately 60 – 120 hours per semester.

Requirements

Development Intern

This candidate will work with the Development & Membership Manager to support fundraising, grants, membership and event planning. Approximately 60 – 120 hours per semester.

Requirements

Marketing Intern

This candidate will work with the Executive Director to coordinate marketing and public relations for ACG, including social media planning, weekly e-newsletter design, website upkeep, and exhibition press releases.

Requirements

Business Operations Intern

This candidate will support the Executive Director and Development & Membership Manager in overseeing the daily operations of a not-for-profit (501c3) organization. 

 

Please send your completed Intern Application (button below) and resume to Karina Wojnar at kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org.

Membership

For the past 44 years, Albany Center Gallery has been a primary showcase for the Capital Region’s arts community. Now, after over 300 exhibitions (featuring the works of over 3,000 talented artists), the Gallery has entered an exciting new phase in its development.

With your support, Albany Center Gallery’s presence will continue to grow, and we will be positioned to maintain, and expand, our role in the Capital Region’s arts community for generations to come. Therefore, we urge you to consider becoming a member of the Gallery, or renew your membership when it becomes due this year.

Thank you in advance for your continued financial support of Albany Center Gallery and its mission.

 

Have any questions about membership or when your current membership lapses?

Email Karina, the Development & Membership Manager, at kwojnar@albanycentergallery.org. 

 

Membership Levels & Benefits

Student $25

Membership Card
Invitation to "ACG members only" Facebook group
Receive weekly e-newsletter
Discounts for local businesses/organizations
Eligible to exhibit in Annual Members’ Show (December)
Printed invitations to all exhibitions
Priority for inclusion in The Store & Art Rental
First-to-know about local Art News, Call for Arts, & ACG events (incl. the annual Gala)

Become a member

Senior (65+) $40

Membership Card
Invitation to "ACG members only" Facebook group
Receive weekly e-newsletter
Discounts for local businesses/organizations
Eligible to exhibit in Annual Members’ Show (December)
Printed invitations to all exhibitions
Priority for inclusion in The Store & Art Rental
First-to-know about local Art News, Call for Arts, & ACG events (incl. the annual Gala)

Become a member

Artist Friend Individual $60 / Dual $100

Membership Card
Invitation to "ACG members only" Facebook group
Receive weekly e-newsletter
Discounts for local businesses/organizations
Eligible to exhibit in Annual Members’ Show (December)
Printed invitations to all exhibitions
Priority for inclusion in The Store & Art Rental
First-to-know about local Art News, Call for Arts, & ACG events (incl. the annual Gala)

Become a member

Art Enthusiast $150

All benefits include those for Student, Senior, Artist Friend, Artist Friend(s), as well as:
Free ticket for admission to the Albany Institute of History and Art
10% discount on art purchased through the gallery (excluding auctions, but including The Retail Store)

Become a member

Art Benefactor $500

All benefits include those for Student, Senior, Artist Friend, Artist Friend(s),
Art Enthusiast, as well as
:
Name recognition in the annual report
Invitation to annual VIP event
Name recognition on donor wall for entire exhibition year

Become a member

Friend of Les Urbach $1,000

All benefits include those for Student, Senior, Artist Friend, Artist Friend(s),
Art Enthusiast, Art Benefactor, as well as
:
Eligible to receive a complimentary space rental for an event at the gallery
One ticket to ACG's annual Gala

Become a member

 

Can't afford membership dues? Apply for the Art for All Membership Award. More info here.

 

Click Here for the Full List of Membership Benefits.

Sponsorship & Donations

As Albany Center Gallery looks back on past achievements and charts a course for a strong future, we remain committed to finding new ways to showcase local art and strengthen the region as a whole. A vibrant cultural landscape is critical to the strength, viability, and attractiveness of not just Albany but the entire Capital Region, and ACG is proud of the work we continue to do to make our community a better place to live, work, and visit. However, in these challenging economic times, collaboration is more important than ever, and we are constantly seeking new partners to help advance our mission to promote the arts and enhance the local region.

We hope you will consider lending your support to our efforts through a charitable donation. Your generosity and support will help us continue to ensure a prominent, enduring platform for the arts and a stronger future for our community.

To discuss and secure your sponsorship, contact us today at 518-462-4775 or director@albanycentergallery.org. Thank you for your consideration.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Signature Sponsor $10,000+

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Executive Partner $5,000+

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Corporate Leader $2,500+

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Benefactor $1,000+

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Associate $500+

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