Upcoming at KAC

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Just Add Water – Call for Artists

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Kirkland Art Center presents a new exhibition in collaboration with Golden Artist Colors and You!

Artists are provided with up to five (max) new QoR watercolor sample cards. Samples include QoR paint and watercolor paper. Artists are invited to create and donate an original artwork using the provided materials with the option of including one other medium. All artwork will be exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center for the exhibition: Just Add Water from July 2nd to August 7th 2015.

All participating artists are provided one complimentary ticket to the pre-party ($10 value) to be followed by the opening reception on Thursday July 2nd.

(1) Best of Show: $100, $150 Golden Gift Certificate and KAC Membership
(2) Honorable Mentions: $100 Golden Gift Certificate and KAC Membership

All donated artwork will be for sale for $20 to support the KAC’s mission:
The mission on of the Kirkland Art Center is to educate children and adults to advocate for artists and the arts, and to engage the community in a range of cultural experiences and opportunities. 

All participating artists will have their name listed on KAC’s web site with optional web link. Artwork exhibited in the gallery will be anonymous with the artists name to be revealed once the artwork has sold.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting exhibition please write to: info@kacny.org or call the office at: (315) 853-8871

Tag #justaddwater @i_heart_kac  to your entries on Instagram and KAC may re-gram.


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KAC Presents: Ustad Khan

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In the Gallery: A Long, Long History Cut Short…

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Madeline Bartley, Jacob Crook, Paul Dressen, Holly Greenberg, Shorty Greene, Dusty Herbig, Kevin Larmon, Landon Perkins, Eli Show, Taro Takizawa and Stefan Zoller

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30th 5pm – 7pm


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John Bentham – Portrait Event

A big thank you to John Bentham for his portrait night as part of this year’s KAC community photography project. Everybody who came out for the fun can find their photos at this link:



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Artist in Residence – Summer 2015

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Kirkland Art Center offers:

  • Free studio space and access to a fully equipped ceramics studio and painting/drawing studio
  • The opportunity for focused, independent work.
  • The opportunity to share work.


  • Full time focus on creating new work.
  • Provide one public outreach opportunity. Examples may include a slide lecture, workshop, demonstration or open studio.


  • Artist is responsible for his or her materials and supplies
  • Ceramic artists are responsible for firing fees.
  • Meals not included.


  • Please send 20 examples of current work and/or a web link to an online portfolio.
  • CV/bio
  • A brief statement that includes a proposal of what you hope to achieve during your residency. (not to exceed one page)
  • Send applications to: info@kacny.org

Application deadline extended to April 10th. 

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Where Art Lives

What a year we have had! The KAC has hosted multiple events monthly from Coffeehouse to Jazz and Classical concerts; our standard dance performances from Nutcracker to Spring Recital to Tiny Tots Ballet; 8 fabulous art exhibitions from cutting edge to our annual Members’ show; classes, camps, and fitness including: Yoga, Zumba and Line Dancing. And that doesn’t even include our fundraisers like the Book Sale, The KAC Gala, the new Raku Fest and the KAC Run and Walk!

ART happens at the KAC and has for 55 years! In addition to all the great programming, we have worked diligently on our historic facility located in the heart of Clinton. In the last year, we’ve completed projects including the installation of a new dance floor, refinishing the main gallery floor, the complete renovation of the Lower Pottery Studio including a brand new kiln, updating the Upper Pottery Studio and equipping it for artist rentals, organizing and outfitting the jewelry studio with equipment, repairing and restoring our steeple and roof to keep varmints out of the attic, intense cleaning and painting in most areas and the list goes on. (Many of these projects were funded by grants and private donations with loyal KAC volunteers doing much of the work).

The KAC Mission is to share the arts with all in our community expanding our horizons with new cultural and fun experiences. Naturally, we cannot do this without your financial and moral support. While this last year has been positive in so many ways, the transitions and improvements still require significant fiscal support. We hope we can count on your Annual Giving donation this year. Your assistance means all the difference to our arts mission and to our community.

Thank you for your consideration of the KAC in the past and today. Your gift truly makes a difference.



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In the Gallery: Guess Who – Community Art Project

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Past Exhibitions:


Marie-Dolma Chophel 
Jenna North
Sunghee Park
Claire Sherwood

Jenna North

Claire Sherwood

Marie-Dolma Chophel

Sunghee Park

January 8th – February 13th
Opening Reception: January 22nd
5pm – 7pm

KAC Gallery presents Telluric a new exhibition that explores the complex relationship between humans and our natural environment. Through painting, sculpture and printmaking each artist creates works that interpret this concept. Claire Sherwood creates sculptural geological formations created by careful observations and beautiful
interpretations. “The dirt, rock and debris that surround us give us clues to who we are, where we come from and how far we have traveled from our home. By examining the surface beneath our feet, the soil under that surface, the rock buried deep with in that soil, I find comfort in the place I am currently occupying.” Sunghee Park explores the formal qualities of our cyclically changing landscape through multi-layered printmaking series. Marie-Dolma Chophel creates works that study the technological and virtual impact on the perception of the natural world. “I paint imaginary landscapes inspired by my musings on the outside world and a mind’s inner geography.” Her works are explosive, celestial and reminiscent of microcosms. Jenna North investigates the energy exhibited in natural and virtual phenomenon through unique experimental mixed media works. North describes her process as: “…serious, sensuous and mischievous.”


Small Works Invitational

Tanya Gadbaw

Diana Godfrey

William Evans

Dan Bacich

Chris Cirillo



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First Directors Show


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