Call for Art!

Fence Members’ Show

5/17 – 6/7/19 Main Gallery

The Fence Show got its name when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. Last year we accepted over 400 pieces, including paintings, drawings, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture. The artwork is displayed salon style (floor-to-ceiling) in our galleries, and all levels of skill and ability are represented, from novice to professional. We invite you to be part of our tradition by becoming a member.
Sponsored by architecture+Karen + Chet Opalka, and the Marcelle Foundation
This year’s awards ceremony will take place on May 31 at 6 pm during Troy Night Out. We will be awarding a total of $3000 in cash awards, including Best in Show, who will receive $600 and a solo exhibition at the Arts Center in the Wallace & Foyer Gallery in 2020. The awards support artists of all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation.

Each year, we invite a juror to choose artwork for the Fence Select, an exhibition curated from the works in the Fence Show. This year, the Fence Select exhibition will be juried by Nicole Hayes. She will identify approximately 50 pieces that will later become the Fence Select exhibit June 17 through July 7. 
The Fence Show is open to all members of the Arts Center whose membership is valid through June 30, 2019. Memberships can be renewed at any time before or during drop-off. Click above for more information about membership.
Enter online at and visit to download an artwork drop-off form. Please bring one copy of the drop off form per entry at time of drop off.
All artwork must be labeled with the artist name, title, medium, date, and price.