"The purpose of OAG shall be to promote artistic skills and interest in the fine arts through education and practice"
Our members normally meet the first Tuesday of each month at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 W. Yates St., East Syracuse, NY, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, from September to May except for Winter meetings via Zoom in January, February and March.
Meetings include the sharing of valuable information on local and regional shows, art events and other art-related opportunities. Following a brief meeting, OAG offers a presentation by a notable artist, who offers a demonstration or brings insight from an artistic perspective. Our December and June meetings are social events with at an alternate time, beginning at 5 PM.
OAG routinely sponsors exhibits in local physicians offices and at various community venues. Each year, we hold a juried exhibit with awards and the Spring Art and Sale Show. All members in good standing are eligible to participate.
Every year, OAG grants a scholarship to one or two senior HS students who have been admitted into an art program in higher education and who have graduated from the Syracuse School District.
Annual membership is $30.
In order to become a member, interested artists or art supporters attend 2 meetings and pay membership dues. After that, they are welcome to participate in all guild events and voting.
OAG meetings are cancelled if Syracuse School District has cancelled classes due to weather conditions.
OAG Co-Presidents: Julie Gratien and Cindy Wells