Call for artists

The Albany Institute of History & Art is seeking artist submissions for the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region.

The exhibition, which is celebrating its 78th year, highlights the work of the best visual artists in the region. It is open to artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls.

Submission deadline is Aug. 4. Detailed information about the submission process, as well as electronic entry forms, can be found on the museum’s website www.albanyinstitute.org.

This year’s juror is Stephen Westfall, a painter, writer, and professor who exhibits his work in the United States and Europe.

The 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region will open on Friday, Sept. 26 with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and awards ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition will run through Jan. 19, 2015.

More Out & About

  • KNOX — The Northeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. became the stewards of Knox Cave in 1978 and in that time, thousands of people have been able to enjoy, appreciate, and study this wonderful natural feature and safe and conservation minded stewardship.

  • RENSSELAERVILLE — Conkling Hall is calling all cooks and bakers for its annual Cook Off on Oct. 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

    Pork ’n’ Pie will offer tasty samples of pulled pork and dessert pies from cooks and bakers vying for cash prizes. The entry fee for each category is $15.

  • GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven has a very busy fall schedule starting with the Rotary Pet Fair on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Heritage Society.