The Gallery of New York Artists at the New York Folklore Society is a consignment folk art gallery that provides a sales outlet for folk arts from New York State. Over 65 folk and traditional artists are represented in the gallery. This includes Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) beadworkers and basketmakers, wood carvers, quilters and other fiber artists, stone carvers, and furniture makers.
We also carry hard-to-find books of regional interest and CDs of folk and traditional music.
Located in an airy and light-filled storefront on historic Jay Street in Schenectady, we offer a wide variety of woodcarving, quilts, decoys, Iroquois handicrafts, handwoven baskets, historic tinware, Amish furniture and quilted wallhangings, and books and CDs of regional significance among many other items related to New York State.
Please take the time to come visit with us and peruse our journals of VOICES and New York Folklore and New York Folklore Quarterly, dating back to its inception in 1945, and our many other publications.
Along with selling affordable traditional art, the gallery also provides educational material about the artists and their artistic traditions, which serve to enlighten the public about various cultural communities around New York State.
Folk Artist Demonstrations are made possible with a grant from the Schenectady County Initiative Program of the Schenectady County Planning Department.
The New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series is also supported by Schenectady County Initiative Program. View past exhibits here. The New York Folklore Society and its programs are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
See WNYT-Albany’s report about us for Small Business Saturday below ⇓ Created: 11/28/2015 5:35 PM WNYT.com
See Executive Director Ellen McHale on Schenectady Today, February 25, 2014.
The gallery is made possible with the generous support of the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation
ON EXHIBIT NOW:
In Harm’s Way COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE
A partnership with the New York Folklore Society, this timely exhibition explores local responses to hurricanes, the devastating impact natural disasters have on communities, and the resiliency of our neighbors.