It's a Busy October at ACOR!

It’s officially Fall and we’ve got a busy month ahead of us here at ACOR!


By now, if you’ve been working on a submission for the Arts Alive! grants program administered by ArtsWestchester, you should be well aware that that deadline is Wednesday, October 2nd, at 11:59pm! Information about the program, including grant guidelines, can be viewed here.


Due to the application deadline falling over Rosh Hashanah, we’ve decided to extend the Call for Artists for the ACOR Members’ Show to this Friday, October 4. The Terms and Conditions may be viewed here. Please contact Cheryl Baun at if you are interested in participating and return the signed Terms and Conditions form to Cheryl or bring with you at drop-off.

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We are having an Open Studio event at the ACOR office and Members’ Gallery this Sunday, October 6. We are located within the Garner Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Avenue, Building 24, Suite A, Garnerville, NY 10923. Between 2:00-4:00pm, come visit us for the following:

  • A special viewing of "Solace Uncovered: Photographic Poems of Love," by Scott Bandremer - the artist will be present!

  • Learn about the workshops and opportunities we offer for Rockland County artists!

  • Chat with the Executive Director and members of our Exhibitions Committee and learn how you can exhibit at one of our galleries!

  • Everyone who attends has the opportunity to be entered into a special raffle to win a FREE membership or FREE registration to the upcoming "Connecting through Story: Master Class with Jim Fyfe" event!

  • FREE Apple Cider and Apple Cider Donuts!



Join Lisa D’Amico and Jane CoCo Cowles for a 2nd Saturday Series presentation titled “What is Your Art Worth?” on Saturday, October 12, from 2:00-4:00pm at the Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage, NY 10989.

The reality of modern life for any working artist is diversification. If you want to make an income as a photographer or artist, sometimes it’s not always enough to rely on gallery exhibits and freelance clients. Luckily, as the world has changed, the opportunities for artists to make money from their creativity have also expanded. We will explore different ways to monetize your art in order to achieve both creative and financial strides.

Deciding what price to put on your artwork can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With simple steps, you can take the guesswork out of placing a price tag on your artwork. We will discuss key aspects of pricing including comparables, negotiation techniques, and long term strategies.

2nd Saturday Series workshops are always FREE for ACOR members; only $10 for non-members. All are welcome! Please register here. To read more about our presenters, click here.

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In addition to monthly professional development workshops (2nd Saturday Series), ACOR is committed to providing additional opportunities for artists of all disciplines to also develop personally, in order to help advance their work. Through our Master Class Series, we encourage artists to step away from their studios, rehearsal spaces, cameras, etc. for additional learning and networking. Our first Master Class workshop is a collaboration with the Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) on Monday, October 21, from 7:00-9:00pm.

ARTISTS! Learn how to explain your work to others and to yourself! A fun, interactive workshop for creatives of all disciplines.

$20 for members of ACOR or RoCA
$25 for non-members

Click here to register.

Jim Fyfe coaches speakers for TED and TEDx events and has taught on-camera technique, acting, and improvisation. He has written for "Biography," and "Night after Night" on Comedy Central among others.

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