Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years


CAP ArtSpace

The CAP ArtSpace is a multi-use space with a new exhibit hanging monthly
Located in the "Ithaca College Gallery" at 110 N. Tioga Street on the Ithaca Commons


The ArtSpace and our Building is closed until further notice. We moved our original April exhibit to November and we hope you can rejoin us on May Gallery Night or June Gallery Night! 



Gallery Night: Friday, March 6, 5pm to 8pm

Night and Day Art Collective

"Be Still in Haste," Landscapes

Night and Day Art Collective co-founders, Johanna Husband and Annie Zygarowicz along with Marie Sanderson and Jennifer Gibson are the artists of the "Night and Day Art Collective". This CAP ArtSpace group exhibition features Annie's curiously, dark surreal illustrations, Jennifer's painterly plein-air work, Johanna's graceful and exquisite paintings, and Marie's richly detailed watercolors. The exhibit title, "Be Still in Haste," is from a poem by Wendell Berry and speaks to the art of living in the moment. "We love that, in the haste of our busy days, we often take moments, as artists, to 'be still' and appreciate the beauty of the landscape around us."  

Thank you to Fingerlakes Wealth Management for their sponsorship of our March exhibit  

APRIL 30 - MAY 26

Gallery Night: Friday, May 1, 5pm to 8pm

Jessica Stratton


Jessica's exhibit of photography and mixed media focuses on her experiences with chronic illnesses and how they have affected her body and spririt. The exhibit features Jessica's mixed media and photography works, along with a conversational work titled "resilenceRSVP" that written statements sharing her and others stories of relience and perseverance. "My work is rooted in the physical breakdown of the human body alongside the persistence of the human spirit. Investigating my own illnesses in a series of visual works led me to the realization that being repeatedly broken and put back together resulted in my tenacious character. Instead of being ashamed of my weaknesses, I begain to take pride in them. Seeing how my life experiences shaped who I have become, I began to wonder: What makes us resilent? How do we embody trauma and move forward? My work is biographical but aims to honor how we collectively endure." 

MAY 28 - MAY 30

Ithaca Festival Group Show

The Ithaca Festival on the downtown Ithaca Commons is May 28th to the 31st.  This themed group exhibit features about 30 local artists!  




JUNE 4 - JUNE 29

Gallery Night: Friday, June 5, 5pm to 8pm

Jari Poulin

Senses in Animate

Jari's  "Senses in Animate" series is a contemporary, colorful, motion filled series of multiple exposure portraits made as each subject activates one of more of the five senses with the object of their desire. 


OPENING RECEPTION (not the first Friday!): 
Gallery Night: Friday, July 10, 5pm to 8pm

History Center of Tompkins County

The History Center of Tompkins County will mount an exhibit on the theme of Sustainability. 


Gallery Night: Friday, December 5, 5pm to 8pm

Marjorie Hoffman

And It's Good: A Celebration of the Natural World," and Jay Leigh, "Healing Through Unity

The Gallery is shared in August by both Marjorie Hoffman's mosaic sculptures and Jay Leigh's mandala paintings.  Marjories' mosiac designs are inspired by the natural world and its miraculous inventions of shape and color.  Using natural materials such as wood, clay, glass and stone, she explores the potential of collaged, three dinemsional materials that often reach out beyond the two dimensional surface. 
Each of Jay's mandalas is a journey which she embarks on to acheive meditation and self awareness, considering in her process childlike energy (excitement, wonder), dream energy, and the cycle of grief. The time devoted to her work allows her deeper meditations, greater energy movement (within myself), and the opening of the dream state (vivid dreams most nights). "Holding on to that energy and redirecting it into my work has been an interesting experiement that continues to evolve."


Gallery Night: Friday, September 4, 5pm to 8pm

Ithaca College Library

The Ithaca College Library will display a series of historical images from the C. Hadley Smith Collection, which features the College's campus when it was located in the City of Ithaca, before the move to Ithaca's South Hill in the 1960's. 



Gallery Night: Friday, October 2 5pm to 8pm

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail annual Open Studio weekends are a self guided tour of artists all across Tompkins County on October 10, 11 and October 17, 18, from 11am to 5pm each day. Check out each of the forty plus artists at This annual exhibit features one piece by each Art trail artist. Come to Gallery Night and meet them all! Or check out the exhbit during October to help you plan your Art Trail visits.  


Gallery Night: Friday, November 6, 5pm to 8pm


Kristina O'Connor

"The Visual Cosmos of This & That: a three year existential therapy crisis," and other works

This exhibit features a collection of work from three series created between 2015-2018; Excess & Accessibility, Influence & Affect, and Unreliable & Impermanent, all part of Kristina's "This Fine Line" creative endeavors. These series feature ink drawings on paper inspired by an intimate and conscious effort to understand, cope, and engage with the average American human experience. Our world is very complicated. The Visual Cosmos of This & That strikes a balance between chaos and control, empathy and entertainment, and encourages us to think as well as have a good laugh.

Resting in the recently formed Epitaph Collective, This Fine Line ends as Kristina transitions to working with Initiative Studios as Aurora Saint Rose. This exhibit will say goodbye to This Fine Line, concluding with the exhibited digital media series, “What Is Art?”. Artistic influences include Shel Silverstein, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Ralph Steadman, Hieronymus Bosch, Mark Rothko, Damien Hirst, and Banksy. Other influences include Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Pema Chodron, Kesha, and Seth MacFarlane.

Learn more about Kristina at



Gallery Night: Friday, December 4, 5pm to 8pm

CAP's Annual CAP-a-Palooza

Art Sale Extraordinaire

This annual Community Arts Partnership fundraiser features over 400 pieces of pre-owned work donated by community members. The result is an eclectic, vintage, contemporary and cool mix of art priced to sell. (Donation will be accepted in November of 2020). 






Gallery Night: Friday, January 8, 5pm to 8pm

Reid Palmer / Carlton Manzano

Black and White / Landcape Treasures of Tompkins County

This shared exhibit features the plein air oil paintings of Carlton Manzano, and a collection of diptych paintings by Reid Palmer. Reid's paintings explore the relationship between race construction and the reality of our true nature. "I choose diptychs to explore this idea, because in it's simple form we observe race in basic terms: black and white. As a painter and explorer of color, I find this view to be simplistic and inaccurate. Through this work, I hope to communicate that the name of the color we associate with race is often the color of a painting or a person that is of the least importance."  

Carlton creates his landscapes from his mobile studio - a minivan - using the steering wheel as an easal. He paints in all types of weather, never discourages by the elements, driving around until a scene or a view strikes him.  Working quickly, he captures the moment in confident strokes of the brush. The resulting paintings are fresh, bold and impressionistic.   




Thank you to our 2020 devoted ArtSpace sponsor!