State of the Art Gallery (SOAG) is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the community by bringing contemporary art exhibits to Ithaca; by curating and organizing exhibits of works by local, regional, and national artists; by sponsoring multi-arts events; and by introducing the public to contemporary art studies through programs in our downtown gallery.
SOAG is a cooperative owned and operated by visual artists from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The gallery specializes in new works of fine art that express a unique personal vision.
Shows change monthly. Most involve members’ work, but several focus on work of non-members. Popular annual events are a regional juried photo show and a juried all-media invitational show. Both of these shows are attracting an increasing number of applicants from all parts of the country, and are widely attended. A public reception attended by several hundred people precedes these special shows.