110 W State St, Olean, NY 14760
12pm-6pm Tuesday - Friday 
12pm-5pm Saturday

Survive, Alive, Thrive
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Our current show “HAUDENOSAUNEE" ART OF THE NOW, Survive, Alive, Thrive, is now in the Peg Bothner Gallery at TCAC!  The show will run through Saturday, July 1st!
This group celebrates the unique traditions and experiences of each Artist in Resident (AiR) at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum.  From bead working and basket making to sewing and painting, the pieces showcase cultural survival, living heritage and individuals thriving in their creativity.  Artists live and work in both Allegany and Cattaraugus territories.  These artists make regalia for family and friends.  They regularly sell at local fairs and artist markets.  They are community teachers and experts at their craft.  Many have exhibited at Seneca Iroquois National Museum, Iroquois Museum/Howes Cave, and Ganondagan.  A few works have found a home in the National Museum of the American Indian's permanent collection.  
Featured Artists:
Allegany Territory: Penny Minner, Alicia Sanford, Kristina Torne, and Leeora Saraphine White.  
Cattaraugus Territory: Samantha Jacobs, Lorinda John, Bernadette Scott, Antoinette “Toni” Scott

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Southern Tier Biennial (STB)
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Call for Artists! We invite visual artists working in all media (including craft media) to apply for the 2023 Southern Tier Biennial! 

Open to NY visual artists 18 years of age or older living in Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties. 

The STB runs September 17-November 4th in the stunning Peg Bothner Gallery at the Tri-County Arts Council in Olean, NY. Over $5,000 in awards! 

The 2023 Jurors are: 
-Andrea Alvarez, PhD is Assistant Curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly the Albright- Knox Art Gallery) in Buffalo, NY
-Judy Barie is the Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries in the Chautauqua Institution
-Tullis Johnson, Curator and Manager of Exhibitions and Collections at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, in Buffalo, New York.

For full information and the online application, please CLICK HERE!
Application deadline June 17, we can’t wait to see your work!

Artist Showcase
We are currently have an artist showcase for TCAC members Theresa Heinz, of Cuba, and Tara Walker, of Olean!  Both artists artwork is available now in-store or online!

Theresa Heinz
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Tara Walker
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Upcoming Classes
Wild Clay Hand Building
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Join Fileve Tlaloc for a handbuilding ceramic class using locally sourced “wild clay.” Learn about locating, processing, and working with hand building techniques using wild clay. From the ground up you will learn a range of skills. From creating test tiles to forming pinch pots and coil building you will learn how to maximize your relationship to the craft. Items will be fired in an open pit. Class participants are welcome to attend and details will be provided in class.
Instructor: Filieve Tlaloc
Date: June 17, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $40 Artisan Members & Above $50 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: +15

Pour Painting
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Create incredible abstract art with our paint pouring class. Acrylic Pouring is a fun and fascinating fluid painting technique that uses acrylic paint, a pouring medium, and other additives as required.
Instructor: Amanda Hulbert
Date: July 8, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $40 Artisan Members & Above $50 Basic/Family Members & Non-Members
Age: 12+

New Work in Artisan Market
We have a lot of new work in our Artisan Market, including pottery from Melissa Locke, paintings from Sherri Geary, and glass mosaics from Ruth Flood! Stop by TCAC today to check it out! All artwork can be purchase in-store or online.  
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Interested in becoming a Member?
The TCAC has a membership for everyone! Ranging from individual memberships to studio memberships! 
Note: We are currently at capacity of Studio Memberships.  If you'd like to join the waiting list, please call TCAC or stop in anytime!
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Elliott Hutten, Hog Shed Studio Pottery
Business Sponsors
Mercy Hazard
Truman Dental Lab
Lucy Benson
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
Jeffrey and Mary Black
Allegany Arts Assoc.

Sheila Gugino
Register Graphics
Lary and Pamela Shumway
Bridges, Horning & Co. P. C.
Dance Arts
Bank of Cattaraugus
Allegany American Legion Post 892
Ried's Food Barn
Ava Grace Fashion
Olean Veterinary Clinic

Empire Search Company
Joseph & Cecily Higgins
Cornell Capital Holdings
Both, Branch, & Hendrix, Inc.
Hedley Brook Agency, Inc.
Holiday Valley Resort


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Cutco Foundation
Kim Glenney
Wekiva Island
Fox Financial
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