Upcoming Events:

Attention Artists and Craftspeople!
Cooperstown Art Association's Holiday Show & Sale is Coming Soon!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again! Everyone is invited to participate in the Holiday Member Show & Sale at the Cooperstown Art Association by bringing reasonably priced pieces of original artwork geared toward holiday gift giving. Delivery dates for the show are Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To participate in this show, all you need is a CAA membership. We offer full-year memberships for individuals for $25. You can sign up to be a member at any time, in person or on our website.

This is a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your work, whatever medium it may be! In the past, the show has featured a wide range of fine crafts and artwork including pottery, woodwork, ornaments, cards, stained glass, jewelry, clothing, photography, sculpture, paintings, and much more. Any two-dimensional work (11x14 or smaller) is limited to 6 pieces per person. Due to limited wall space, larger work must be limited to 1 or 2 pieces. For three-dimensional work, artists are encouraged to bring a body of work appropriate for the size of the pieces, quantity within reason.

A 30% commission will be retained by the CAA for all sales so participants should price their work accordingly. Original artwork only! The Holiday Show & Sale will be open to the public from November 10th – December 23rd!

Join us for the Opening Reception for this show on Friday, November 10th, from 5-7pm at the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries. The Holiday Show & Sale will be open for all of your gift-giving purchases during our Gallery Hours, Tuesday – Saturday 11am-4pm, until December 23rd.

The CAA is located at 22 Main Street, in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair Streets. Gallery Hours Tuesday – Saturday 11am-4pm. For more information please call (607) 547-9777, find us on Facebook, or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com.


Otsego 2000 to present Historic Preservation Series
Events to be held in Milford, Cooperstown, Springfield, and Morris

[Cooperstown, NY] Otsego 2000 will present a series on historic preservation topics featuring Dr. Cindy Falk, professor of material culture at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. On June 14 at 5:30 pm, Dr. Falk will present “All the Colors of the Rainbow: Deciphering Historic Paint Colors” at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center in Milford. This talk will give an overview of historic paint colors, how their popularity changed over time, and what colors were likely used architecturally and why. 

“This year's programs are purposefully interdisciplinary, incorporating science and history, as well as aesthetics, as they relate to building design, construction, and use, " says Falk.       

“This historic preservation series builds on the architectural walking tours Cindy led last summer,” said Ellen Pope, executive director of Otsego 2000. “The goal is to enrich our understanding of and appreciation for the built environment in Otsego County.”

Dr. Falk served as co-editor of Buildings & Landscapes: The Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum for five years and is the author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State.

Future programs include Historic Building Questions Answered at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, July 11 from 12-2 pm, with Dr. Falk answering questions about a building’s age, style, and context and where to find additional resources. Participants are encouraged to bring photos to this drop-in program. Ellen Pope will also be on hand to offer information on New York State Tax Credits available for people who own historic homes and barns. Otsego 2000 provides free one-on-one technical assistance in applying for the Historic Home and Barn tax credits. To set up an appointment, call 607/547-8881.

On Sunday, July 16 at 4 pm, Dr. Falk will lead a walking tour in Cooperstown titled “Glorious Glass: Stained Glass Windows in Houses of Worship.” On Sunday, August 20 at 4 pm, she will offer a talk “Raising Barns: Past, Present and Future” at Hyde Hall. Falk will explore connections among agriculture, buildings, and the historic landscape of central New York and argue that old barns still matter in the 21st century, even when their historic uses have faded.

“More than the County Fair: Walking Tour of the Village of Morris” will be held on Sunday, September 10 at 4 pm, and cover the founding of the village by French refugees, the role of the Morris family, and the Village’s architecture which spans almost two centuries.  On Sunday, October 15 at 3 pm, Dr. Falk will lead a walking tour of Cooperstown’s Indigenous Places, exploring the history of the Haudenosaunee in this area as well as the myths about Indigenous people that have developed over time with a focus on those shaped by author James Fenimore Cooper. It will further introduce a new signage program being undertaken by the Village of Cooperstown in partnership with the Cooperstown Graduate Program to help promote understanding of this often-misconstrued history.

The series will conclude on November 12, with a walking tour of Cooperstown offered in conjunction with Glimmerglass Film Days. Reflecting the film festival’s theme of “Messengers,” Dr. Falk will highlight signs, datestones, and makers' marks as well as less explicit communications that are embedded in the local built environment.

Talks are free of charge, the walking tours cost $10. Register in advance for the talks and walks at otsego2000.org or by calling 607/547-8881.

Otsego 2000 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 to ensure the Otsego Lake region remains a masterpiece of nature by protecting and supporting its environmental, scenic, cultural, historic, and agricultural resources and its economic well-being. Otsego 2000 accomplishes its mission through programs like the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Otsego Outdoors, Glimmerglass Film Days, historic preservation initiatives, and environmental stewardship.


Archive Vibes!
Early Twentieth-Century Photographs and Advertisements from the Arkell Museum Collection

Through December 30

This exciting new exhibition features newly framed photographs and color advertisements and showcases favorite materials rarely seen in person. Exhibition themes include the vitality of Canajoharie, NY, and the impact of the Beech-Nut Packing Company on the community and people across the nation. Come see photographs signed by Beech-Nut sponsors Amelia Earhart and Burgess Meredith!

American Art at the Arkell Museum
The Role of the Macbeth Gallery in Shaping the Collection
Through December 30