Calendar of Exhibits in Cortland NY

First FridayFirst Friday Art Experience

5-8 pm. This event on the First Friday of each month will encourage collaboration among non-profit, university, and commercial venues to showcase the wealth of talent of local potters, painters, artisan crafters, poets and musicians in our community. For more information e-mail, visit, Facebook or call (607) 753-1188.

Cemetery Art Show Submit August 15-29, Opening September 5, 2014

Beard Building Gallery

June, The Arts from Cortland County's Southwest Townships: Exhibit features artists and musicians from the Southwest Townships of Cortland County. These townships include Virgil, Harford, Lapeer, Freetown, and Marathon. We are looking for artists and musicians from these places to exhibit. Please email or call 607-753-1188 if you are interested!

July 10 - August 7, 5th Annual Regional Juried Photo Exhibit.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, First Friday July 10.

August 14 - September 25, Second National Juried Photography Exhibition

The Beard Gallery, located at 9 Main St., is a collaborative effort of SUNY Cortland, the Cortland Downtown Partnership, SUNY Cortland AEA, and the Cultural Council of Cortland County. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Cortland

Topographies, March 2 - April 10 

TopographiesThe Dowd Gallery is pleased to present Topographies, an exhibition featuring prints, lightboxes and a three-channel video installation by Lindsey Glover and a site-specific fibers installation, drawings and small sculptures by Claudia Sbrissa. Both artists explore the natural and artificial aspects of the landscape in their work.  The exhibition will be on view from March 2-April 10, 2015.

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the Art Exhibition Association, The Cortland College Foundation, a Campus Artists Lecture Series Grant and an Auxiliary Services Corporation Grant.

Events and Programs:

-An opening reception will be held on March 5 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

-An artists' talk by Lindsey Glover will take place on March 10 at 5:30 pm.

- An artists' talk by Claudia Sbrissa will take place on March 25 at 5:00 pm.


The Dowd Gallery is located in SUNY Cortland's Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, corner of Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace, Cortland, NY.

Gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday and by appointment. Closed whenever the university is not in session. For more information, call 753-4216, e-mail or visit their web site. All programs are free and open to the public. Group tours are available; please inquire.

Borg-Warner Morse TEC Art Gallery, Center for the Arts in Homer

A Stitch in Time Quilting ExhibitMay 22 - June 23, "A Stitch in Time"

Quilting exhibition celebrating a 25 year collaboration of quilt making by Joe and Kathy DeForest. Monday - Friday, 12 noon-4 pm.

June 7, 2 pm, Gallery Reception.

Borg-Warner Morse TEC Art Gallery, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Hours Monday through Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm or by appointment. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or e-mail


CPF Gallery

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5:30 pm & Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm. The gallery is located at Cortland Picture Frame Co., 9 N. Main St., Cortland. For more information call (607) 756-6499.

Cortland Free Library

November 6-7, 2015, Reel CNY: A Festival of Shorts. The Cultural Council, partnering with the CNY Living History Center and Cortland Free Library, is hosting its Innaugural Short Film Fest! All submitted films will be shown during the months of November and December in the theater of the CNY Living History Center.

We feature month-long rotating displays in our art gallery. Please contact the library at 753-1042, if you'd like to display your work in our gallery.

Hope Lake Lodge

The Cultural Council of Cortland County is cosponsoring a continuing exhibit of local art with Hope Lake Lodge in Virgil. Works will be rotated semi-annually. Paintings and photographs are of local scenes, all of which are for sale and framed, ready to hang. All works are on display for six months or until sold and a 20% commission is given to CCCC. The CCCC’s mission is to promote the arts in Cortland County and values collaboration with other local organizations and businesses. For more information call (607) 753-1188, e-mail, or visit