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January: National Mentoring Month

Third Week in January: No Name-Calling Week

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February: Black History Month

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

March: Women’s History Month; Bisexual Health Awareness Month

March 1: Zero Discrimination Day

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April, day varies: Day of Silence

April 18: National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 26: Lesbian Visibility Day

May: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month; Jewish American Heritage Month; Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 18: World AIDS Vaccine Day

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 22: Harvey Milk Day

May 24: Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day

June: LGBT Pride Month

June 5: World Environment Day

June 12: Pulse Night of Remembrance

June 19: Juneteenth

June 26: LGBT Equality Day

June 26: Anniversary of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S

June 27: National HIV Testing Day

June 28: Stonewall Riots Anniversary

July

July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day

August

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

September: National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)

September 15: International Day of Democracy

Starting the Sunday Before September 23: Bisexual Awareness Week

September 23: Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Last Week of September: Ally Week

October: LGBT History Month; National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15); Filipino American History Month; National Bullying Prevention Month

First Full Week in October: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 19: Spirit Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day

October 26: Intersex Awareness Day

Last Full Week in October: Asexual Awareness Week

November: Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

First Two Full Weeks of November: Transgender Awareness Week

November 8: Intersex Day of Remembrance

November 20: International Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 8: Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

Previewing the gallery

ch galleryYou are strongly encouraged to check out the gallery before your installation day. The gallery is located inside Albany City Hall. 

Address:
333 Broadalbin St SW
Albany, Oregon 97321 

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Gallery and cases

The gallery has a variety of different spaces and the sizes of your artwork will determine the number of pieces to be accommodated. Artists should have a minimum of 35 pieces. The display space will accommodate up to 80 pieces depending on the size. The Albany Arts Commission reserves the right to schedule two artists to exhibit at the same time should the proposed installation not have enough to fill the spaces.

Display cases may be available for three dimensional art. One lockable case is located on the ground floor of City Hall next to the main entrances. A second may be available upon request. 

Installation/de-installation

As the artist, you are responsible for hanging and securing all pieces on display at City Hall. 

The Gallery Chair will work with you to determine your installation and de-installation date and time. They will contact you about a month before your show to schedule these times. If you would like to schedule further in advance, get in touch with the gallery volunteer. All arrangements for scheduling the installation, exhibition, and removal of the show are at the discretion of Albany Arts Commission. The Gallery Chair will meet you on-site to answer any questions you may have and complete appropriate paperwork.

Loan Agreement and Inventory List

Artists are required to sign a “Loan Agreement”. At the time of installation, please provide an inventory list that captures what you have installed and the value of each work. The inventory list will be kept on file. The artist is required to also sign the loan agreement once the works have been deinstalled.

Parking

There are visitor spots located in the City Hall parking lot. Please use these for installation and de-installation.

Preparing your works for the exhibition

See the information listed on the Selection Criteria page

All pieces must be appropriately and securely framed and mounted for display. The ideal preparation for hanging framed artwork is to attach D-rings on a screw plate on the left and right sides of the frame for wood frames, the equivalent hardware on metal frames, with wire attached across the back. For other mediums, please use the best practice methods for your pieces. No sawtooth hangers, staples, thumbtacks, glue products, paste or rubber cement. Command strips are allowed.

Checklist for Artists

Before your exhibition:

  • Prepare your display materials
  • Artist statement or biography
  • Exhibition labels with pricing
  • Prepare works for exhibition using D-rings or similar hardware

Day of installation:

  • Exhibition labels
  • Exhibition inventory list
  • Sign-in your works on the loan agreement

Day of de-installation:

  • Sign-out your works on the loan agreement

Marketing

Albany Arts Commission will work with the City of Albany to advertise your exhibition via social media when possible. Artists are encouraged to promote their exhibits on their own social media platforms. Cross promotion for future exhibits is always appreciated to help keep the community informed about the gallery at City Hall.

Sales

Artists may choose to price their art and make it available for sale. The Albany Arts Commission does charge a 15% commission on all sales. If a piece is sold, a red dot will be placed by the piece to indicate the sale. The Albany Arts Commission prefers to leave pieces up for the duration of the exhibition. The City of Albany will dispense payment to the artist after the exhibit minus the 15% commission. A W-9 is required from the artist for payment from the City of Albany. Proceeds go to the Albany Arts Commission, which is charged with supporting public art in Albany.

Contact information

If you have any questions about your gallery show, you can contact Melissa Babcock Saylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A secondary contact is our Arts Commission Liaison Melissa Kemmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-917-7765.

The Albany Arts Commission manages the display space inside the lobby of City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW. We welcome requests for exhibit of all visual arts. The following are our selection criteria and application process.

Applying

Albany Arts Commission will jury artwork before exhibits are accepted.

  • Artists will supply examples of work to the Albany Arts Commission before the deadline listed.
  • Artists must include a short bio or artist’s statement.
  • Guilds and galleries are encouraged to apply and will be treated as a single artist/exhibit.
  • Depending on the applicant pool, exhibits may be considered for one or two month periods.
  • Artists may submit pieces for review each year; however, priority may be given to new artists.

Selection of work

Artists will be notified if they have been selected within sixty (60) days of the application deadline. All members of the community* may submit their work to the Albany Arts Commission for consideration.

  • Albany Arts Commission will jury artwork before exhibits are accepted.
  • Albany Arts Commission will be responsible for determining the quality and merits of the art. The Commission reserves the right to refuse any art.
  • One criterion for determining the acceptability of art will be its space requirements or size.
  • Albany Arts Commission is prohibited from displaying pornographic or obscene material pursuant to ORS 167.087.

Read more about the selection process...

Displaying your artwork

All arrangements for scheduling the installation, exhibition, and removal of the show are at the discretion of the Albany Arts Commission. If your work is accepted you will receive an "Information for Exhibiting Artists" handout about hanging and space requirements, installation, and other details.

  • Work that is deemed too fragile or unsafe for display will not be accepted.
  • Suggested maximum weight is 15 lbs.; although exceptions may be made.
  • All pieces must be appropriately and securely framed and mounted for display as described in the Information for Exhibiting Artists handout.
  • Each of the works of art need to be accompanied by an information tag with title, artist, medium, and price (if necessary).
  • An inventory list of all items shown in City Hall is required by the Albany Arts Commission to be kept on file.
  • The artist is required to sign an “Incoming Loan Agreement”.

Read more about the City Hall gallery space...

Sales of artwork

The artist may choose to price their art and make it available for sale.

  • The Albany Arts Commission takes a 15% commission on all pieces sold.
  • If a piece is sold, a red dot will be placed by the piece to indicate the sale. The Albany Arts Commission prefers to leave pieces up for the duration of the contract.

If you have questions regarding the space or application procedure, contact the Arts Commission liaison, Melissa Kemmer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-917-7765.

*Albany Arts Commission members will be subject to the same requirements as community members in exhibiting their work but they must publicly announce to the Commission that they have submitted work for consideration and that member will not be allowed to take part in the selection process.

The Albany Arts Commission manages Albany’s gallery at City Hall. We welcome requests for exhibit of all visual arts. The gallery is located in the lobby of City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany, OR 97321. 

  • All members of the community may submit their work to the Albany Arts Commission for consideration.
  • Albany Arts Commission will jury artwork before exhibits are accepted. Artists will supply examples of work to the Albany Arts Commission before the deadline outlines below. Artists must include a short bio or artist’s statement.
  • Albany Arts Commission members will be subject to the same requirements as community members in exhibiting their work with these exceptions:
    • Albany Arts Commission members who submit work for consideration must publicly announce to the Commission that they have submitted work for consideration. That member will not be allowed to take part in the selection process.
  • Work that is deemed too fragile or unsafe for display will not be accepted.
  • One criterion for determining the acceptability of art will be its space requirements or size.
    • Suggested maximum weight is 15 lbs.; although exceptions may be made.
  • All pieces must be appropriately and securely framed and mounted for display as described in the Information for Exhibiting Artists handout.
  • Each of the works of art need to be accompanied by an information tag with title, artist, price, and medium (if necessary).
  • An inventory list of all items shown in the gallery is required by the Albany Arts Commission to be kept on file.
  • Albany Arts Commission is prohibited from displaying pornographic or obscene material pursuant to ORS 167.087.
  • Albany Arts Commission will be responsible for determining the quality and merits of the art. The Commission reserves the right to refuse any art.
  • The artist is required to sign a “Loan Agreement” (please see attached).
  • All arrangements for scheduling the installation, exhibition, and removal of the show are at the discretion of the Albany Arts Commission.
  • Guilds and galleries are encouraged to apply and will be treated as a single artist/exhibit.
  • Depending on the applicant pool, exhibits may be considered for one or two month periods.
  • Artists may submit pieces for review each year; however, priority may be given to new artists.
  • The artist may choose to price their art and make it available for sale.
    • The Albany Arts Commission takes a 15% commission on all pieces sold.
    • If a piece is sold, a red dot will be placed by the piece to indicate the sale. The Albany Arts Commission prefers to leave pieces up for the duration of the contract.

Vacancies are filled year-round. Recruitment for positions that expire December 31, 2021, will be made beginning in November 2021.

Applicants must live within the Albany city limits. By policy, councilors shall make appointment from their respective wards whenever possible. The mayor’s appointments are at-large.

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Residents may not serve simultaneously on the Budget Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission as these groups have the greatest influence on city council decisions.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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Community Development Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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Human Relations Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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Library Board
Term: 4 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 6/30/2025
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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Parks & Recreation Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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Planning Commission
Term: 4 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  3. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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