• The 2021 OAC Annual Members Exhibition


    As we emerge from the darkness of the COVID pandemic into brighter days, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 Ossining Arts Council's Annual Members' Show will be able to take place at the Ossining Public Library in June. The exhibit will also be mounted virtually! We are organizing the show a bit differently this year, so please do read this information and the entire Prospectus carefully.

    This Exhibition is open to all OAC Members in good standing. If you are not a member, you can join on or before May 15th.

    Each member is permitted to submit ONE entry to the show. All submissions need to be made by Wednesday, May 19th, and will be featured in the on site and virtual exhibits.

    NOTE:  Click here to submit your work!  All artists MUST complete this form online. No exceptions.

    Please send a high-resolution JPEG file under 10MB of the work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Please name your image file with your LAST NAME and Artwork Title (e.g. KIEFER Light Emerging). All artists MUST submit an image.


    MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE:  On or before Saturday, May 15th

    SUBMISSION FORM AND JPEG IMAGE DUE: On or before Wednesday, May 19th

    ART DROP-OFF DATES: Thursday, May 27th, 4:00-6:00 PM and Friday, May 28th, 4:00-6:00 PM

    SHOW DATES: June 2 -- June 27, 2021

    VIRTUAL RECEPTION: Friday, June 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (A Zoom link will be provided closer to the date.)

    ART PICK-UP DATES: Monday, June 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM and Tuesday, June 29th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM







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  • Dear Members and Supporters of the Ossining Arts Council,

    We are in urgent need.

    • We have had to maintain the Ossining Arts Council Steamer Firehouse facility.
    • We must pay insurance.
    • We have no income from exhibit fees.
    Please understand that we are a TOTALLY volunteer 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. There are no paid positions.

    Will you make a donation to help keep us going through these very difficult times?

    If you have kept your membership current or recently renewed, thank you! If not, please consider renewing your membership for 2020-21.

    Click here to make an online donation or here to renew your membership

    Our mission:

    • To promote and showcase the talent of all artists, whether professional or amateur
    • To unite diverse talent across other arts-based organizations through collaborative programs
    • To build awareness and inspire passion for the arts within our community
    In adopting this mission, we hope to demonstrate that art is an important, vital and affirming force - both in the life of a community and in the life of each individual it touches. We welcome everyone interested in supporting the local arts scene - artists and non-artists alike!

    We're based at The Steamer Firehouse Gallery at 117 Main Street, Ossining. We currently meet on Zoom the second Wednesday each month to discuss and plan forthcoming OAC activity - this includes member art exhibitions, fundraisers and arts-based community events. If you would like to attend a meeting, you are most welcome.

    We're still here to encourage participation in - and love of - the arts, in all their forms. We help our artist members promote their work through various channels. These include OAC-hosted events, use of our physical Gallery Space in the Steamer Firehouse (according to current health and safety guidelines) and a dedicated artist profile and showcase through our Online Galleries. In addition, our member artists become part of a thriving artistic community here in Ossining. We offer a social and creative hub, where like-minded people can meet, share ideas and foster new projects and collaborations.

    Did you know that you can make an impact when you shop for Black Friday deals - or any time? Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3826328 and AmazonSmile will donate to Ossining Arts Council at no cost to you.

    Thank you for your support & have a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Allison Midgley
    Interim President, Ossining Arts Council
    and the OAC Board


    Ossining Arts Council
    PO Box 408
    Ossining, NY 10562

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2021 Living Art Event

The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Present 

The 2021 Virtual Living Art Event – An Innovative Merger of Art and Theater

The fifth Living Art Event will be live-streamed March 6-27 


Ossining, NY – The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will present the 2021 Virtual Living Art Event (LAE), showcasing seven original WCT one-act plays inspired by selected OAC artworks, live streamed to ticketholders every Saturday through March on YouTube: March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 8 pm. The production is co-produced by WCT Executive Director Alan Lutwin and WCT member and actor/director Melissa Nocera. Christopher Arena, WCT member and director/actor/playwright, is the director. A selection of 19 artworks by OAC members originally on exhibit at the Ossining Public Library in June of 2019 will be featured in the production. OAC docents Bonnie Coe and Jill Kiefer will introduce the paintings and sculptures by Keith Gordon, OAC treasurer; Phyllis Kirigin, WCT actor; April Freeman Locke; Ted Berkowitz; Peg Tarnosky; Louise Belevich; and Jill Kiefer that inspired the Living Art plays. Actors were chosen from WCT members and the community.



March 6th - March 27th, 2021


Saturday through March on YouTube: March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 8 pm



The fifth Living Art Event will be live-streamed March 6-27. 2021



General admission tickets to LAE are $25; $20 for seniors/students. Discounted tickets are also available for OAC/WCT members and groups of 5+. Advance online purchase is strongly recommended: www.wctheater.org or www.ossiningartscouncil.org and EventBrite Tickets, 



The 2021 Living Art Event is dedicated to the memory of Joe Albert Lima, longtime WCT playwright/director/actor member who passed away last year. Lima was scheduled to direct the LAE in 2020.