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New York Folklore Society
NEW YORK TRADITIONS
Gallery of New York Artists at the New York Folklore Society

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NEW YORK TRADITIONS:
Gallery of New York Artists at the New York Folklore Society



129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008

Gallery Hours:
           Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


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.
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Stone Angel by Mark Swanberry.
Photo by Harry Wirtz
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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 CD’s 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.

HAVE A LOOK INSIDE OUR GALLERY ⇒


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:

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In Harm’s Way
COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE

October 28, 2017 – October 1, 2018
Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, NY


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.

SEE PHOTOS from the opening of the New York Folklore Society’s exhibit, “In Harm's Way: Community Responses to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee,” mounted in collaboration with Long Island Traditions and the Schenectady County Historical Society. Thanks to all who attended!


READ about GALLERY ARTISTS.

FIND OUT about our
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS

READ about our current and past EXHIBITIONS
at the Gallery.



Shop Online at New York Traditions for folk art, books, music, and handmade gifts. Check out these new items. Open 24 hours for your shopping convenience!
Large Dream Catcher with feathers
Songs to Keep songbook
pie shaped basket with cardinal pottery insert


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Clockwise: Dreamcatcher, Basket, Peppermill, Songbook

NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY ♦ 129 Jay Street ♦ Schenectady, NY 12305 ♦ 518.346.7008 ♦ Fax 518.346.6617 ♦ nyfs@nyfolklore.org