Annual Juried Exhibitions

The Art Center hosts two annual juried exhibitions.


DEADLINE TO ENTER IS AUG. 6! Click here for details and to apply

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an annual juried quilt exhibition that has been held since the Art Center’s opening in 1981. Each year the exhibit attracts competitive entries from some of the world’s leading quilt makers and fiber artists. This year's exhibition will be Nov. 2, 2024- Jan. 5th, 2025.

2024 Jurors: Dorothy Caldwell and Michael James 

Made in NY

Applications are closed. Call typically goes out in the in the winter.

Made in NY is an annual exhibit that features work by New York artists. The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. Prizes will be awarded, including $1000 for Best of Show. The exhibit is open to all media, such as photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation, and video.

2024 Jurors: Juan Perdiguero and Bill Hastings.


Member Show


All Art Center member artists are invited to participate in the Member Show. It is open to painting, drawing, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and more. There is no entry fee for this exhibit and all submissions are accepted into the exhibition.


Joint Exhibition at Schweinfurth & Cayuga Museum

Cayuga Museum & Schweinfurth Joint Exhibition Call for exhibition proposals: not currently accepting proposals, call typically goes out in December.

The Cayuga Museum and the Schweinfurth Art Center annually seek proposals from emerging artists for exhibitions that will be held in both the Cayuga Museum and Gallery Julius at the Schweinfurth. It is a unique opportunity for artists to present an exhibition in both a contemporary gallery space and an historic space at the same time.

The exhibit will be on display at both the Cayuga Museum and the Schweinfurth Art Center, which are located next to each other. Special consideration will be given to artists whose proposal reflects on the juxtaposition of exhibiting in both locations simultaneously.


Curated Exhibitions

Each year the Schweinfurth Art Center curates solo or group shows based on a theme. Artists are selected from studio and gallery visits, referrals, artist websites, artist proposals on file and ongoing research. Occasionally the Art Center works with guest curators. Exhibits are planned two to three years in advance. Exhibitions are selected based on overall artistic integrity and how the subject, medium, or curatorial content fits in with annual exhibit and program plans each year. The Art Center generally does not consider exhibits based solely on membership in a club or an organization.

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