News & Events

Sunday Sessions
A typical clothed session

Delavan Studios, room 413
Every Sunday, starting at 1 pm

We plan to hold a session every Sunday. We have a schedule, but we are still interested in your input. If you haven’t done so already, please fill out our survey.

Our current schedule, based on weeks of the month:

  • 1st Sunday, 1 – 3 pm Themed Drawing
  • 2nd Sunday, 1 – 3 pm, Clothed session (same schedule as Long pose)
  • 3nd Sunday, 1 – 3 pm, Long Pose
  • 4th Sunday, 1 – 4 pm, Wednesday on Sunday (same schedule of poses as Wednesday)
  • 5th Sunday, 1 – 4 pm, Wednesday on Sunday (same schedule of poses as Wednesday)

Notice weeks 1 – 3 end at 3 pm, and weeks 4 & 5 end at 4 pm.

This Sunday, June 16, we will have a Long Pose session.

We have new prices.

35th Anniversary Group Show
25th Anniversary Group Show in 2014

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd, Syracuse
Friday, June 28, 2024 – Friday, August 9, 2024 pm

OFD is excited to announce that our 35th Anniversary Show is Coming up. If you have attended an Open Figure Drawing session, you are invited!

Join us for the reception on Friday, June 28, 6 – 8 pm.
Food & Drinks!

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday & Monday: closed

You may submit framed or mounted artwork and sculpture.

Thank you to all who have participated in Open Figure Drawing for the past 35 years!

Rules:

  1. Anyone who has ever been to Open Figure Drawing may submit artwork.
    You can submit 1 piece of framed figurative artwork for inclusion in the show.
    You can submit up to 2 additional photographed|scanned pieces digitally.
    All framed and digital artwork submitted will be included in the 35th Anniversary Group Show catalog.
  2. How to Enter
    Submit an entry form with your artwork.
  3. Deliver artwork to Delavan Studios* by Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 10 pm, during the Open Figure Drawing session.
    To submit images of up to 2 additional pieces of artwork, contact us for instructions.
    At the end of the show, please pick up your artwork directly from the Edgewood Gallery, on Saturday, August 10, 10 am – 2 pm. If you’re not able to pick up your artwork at this time, contact us and we will find an alternate solution.
    If you want to exhibit sculpture, contact us so we can make sure there’s space.
    * Our new location.
  4. Artwork must have identification and contact information on the back. Include your name and phone number (or e-mail or street address). Optionally, include a title, media, and size information. We also suggest signing and dating your work.
  5. All physical work must be professionally framed or of the same quality. We usually only require that artwork is framed & have a wire for hanging from a picture hook. Unlike our usual group shows, the Edgewood Gallery is a professional gallery. Please check with us if you are unsure about the frame you are using.
    Sculpture is also welcome (and does not need to be framed).
  6. Work can be for sale, but does not have to be. Edgewood Gallery takes a 33.3% commission on all sales.
  7. Package your artwork carefully.
    Project your art with a minimum of a piece of cardboard large enough to cover the glass. Protect the corners. Place the artwork in a back, or some other protective covering. Be sure to mark all the packing materials with your name or initials. This helps us repackage it when we take the show down.
Long Pose
Artwork by Dan Shanahan, January 2024

Sunday June 16, 2024, 1 – 3 pm
Delavan Studios, room 413
509 W Fayette St, Syracuse

Long Pose drawing sessions consist of 1 pose, with breaks for the model, for the entire 2 hr session. They are on the 3rd Sunday of every month in 2024, except there is no Long Pose session in December. Check our calendar for the exact date each month.

Our prices have increased.

More information about Long Pose sessions.

Group Show at the Gear Factory
Gear Factory front door

200 S Geddes St, Syracuse
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 3 pm – 11 pm

Open Figure Drawing participant artwork is now hanging as part of the R-Evolution art show at the Gear Factory (event page is on Facebook).

Reception:
Saturday, June 8, 3 – 11 pm

The show is open to the public June 10 – 14, 6 – 8 pm each day.

After the end of the show, we will bring the artwork to Delavan Studios, room 413, on Wednesday, June 19.

Rules:

  1. Anyone who has come to a drawing session within the last year may submit one artwork.
    Art must not have been in a previous show.
    Submit an entry form with your artwork.
  2. Deliver artwork to the Dowling Art Center by Wednesday, May 29, 7 – 10 pm.
    Or contact us for other options. Board member Dan Shanahan is coordinating this show.
    After the show, we will bring your artwork to our new space at Delavan Studios, room 413.
  3. Artwork must have identification and contact information on the back. Include your name and phone number or e-mail. Optionally, include a title, media, and size information. We also suggest signing and dating your work. The entry form has an identification tag.
  4. All work must be framed & have a wire for hanging from a pegboard hook.
    Our gear factory space uses pegboard. Please don’t use sawtooth hangers or small rings. They may not hang well from pegboard hooks.
  5. Work can be for sale, but does not have to be. Sales will be handled between the buyer and the individual artist. Include with your artwork the necessary information for a buyer to contact you.
  6. Package your artwork carefully.
    Be sure to mark all the packing materials with your name or initials. This helps us repackage it when we take the show down.
OFD is Looking for Volunteers and Hosts
“Our Founder” photo by Larry Hoyt

Open Figure Drawing can always use additional volunteers.

We can use help reaching out to new potential participants. We’ll be offering more drawing opportunities once we’re settled in the Delavan, we’d love to fill up the new sessions with more people excited to draw from a live model.

We’ll need more volunteer hosts to run the additional sessions.

We can use help documenting sessions by photographing participant artwork, and by photographing artists and the model in action during clothed sessions.

If you are interested in helping, contact us, or talk to the host during any OFD session.

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989