CAP ArtSpace 2021
Our CAP ArtSpace gallery monthly exhibits are both live and virtual!
Location: Visit the CAP ArtSpace at 110 N. Tioga Street, on the Commons (also home to the History Center and Downtown Visitor Center)
July Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
First Friday Gallery Night Events: GalleryNightIthaca.com
Past 2021 Virtual Exhibits: here
Spirit of Tompkins
Discovery Trail, Robyn Wishna, and the Town of Ithaca
Live Exhibit - August 6 - 29
Gallery Night - Friday, August 6, 5pm to 8pm
The Spirit of Tompkins exhibit is a collection of stories, portraits and videos of people and their places that highlight our diverse population, and their relationships with multiple environments to foster a strong sense of community. "Our mission is to capture and celebrate the Spirit of Tompkins County – highlighting our rich culture of people and the places that are meaningful to them."
Portraits by local photographer Robyn Wishna are portraits of people, individually or as groups, in their homes, work, farms, or other meaningful places. Participants chose their own place to be photographed and each participant was asked to provide a short explanation of why they chose that place. Their words are used alongside their portraits to help tell their stories.
The project is a collaboration of The Discovery Trail, the Town of Ithaca (celebrating its bicentennial in 2021) and Photographer/project director Robyn Wishna. Spiritoftompkins.org
Finding Wholeness in Imperfection
Paintings by Ithaca College Dept. of Art Senior, Julia Bertussi
Live Exhibit - September 3 to September 26
Gallery Night - Friday, September 3
Just as there are standards and alternatives for how individuals are expected to emote, there are also standards and alternatives for completeness in art. This series compares the different ways we emote through a visual exploration of what it means for art to be “finished” or “complete”.
Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Show
Live Exhibit - October 1 - 24
Gallery Night - Friday, October 1
This annual exhibit features artists on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail
The trail is a collection of 50 artists in Tompkins County. Some are open on the First Saturday of each month, all are open by appointment, and all will take place in live studio openings and virtual events from October 8 to 17. This live and virtual group exhibit, is a great place to see and meet all the artists and their work at once!
Native American Heritage Month Display
Live Exhibit - November 5 - 28
Gallery Night - Friday, November 5
The History Center in Tompkins County will host an artistic exhibit exploring Haudenosaunee history and culture in our region in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. TheHistoryCenter.net
December 2021 Sale
CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale
Live Sale - Dec. 3 - 12
Gallery Night - Friday, Dec. 3
CAP's annual CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale is a vast sale of donated art from community member's attics, closets, and basements. The mix is often vintage, funky, and fun. Art is priced to sell in one weekend. The event is a CAP FundraiserDonations are accepted in November. Artspartner.org/content/view/CAPaPaloozaArtSale.html
Warmth & Hues: Work by Yen Ospina
Virtual Exhibit Here
This exhibit highlights the the work of local artist Yen Ospina. She scans textile fabric and textured paper, and collages images together to create her final pieces. Read an Ithaca Times article about this exhibit by Arthur Whitman! WORK FOR SALE: These pieces are available at, yenospina.com.
Portraits and Illustrations
by Emily Sanders Hopkins
Virtual Exhibit Here
Virtual Ceramic Tompkins 2021
A Juried Group Show
Virtual Exhibit - Here
This clay exhibit features the sculpture and functional work of 23 local and regional ceramicists.
Democracy And The Arts: Rejoice The Vote
Virtual Exhibit- See it Here
Rejoice the Vote, is a local organization that also works state wide. This exhibit features artwork from the Rejoice the Vote Art Contest. The majority of the pieces are by young people from Tompkins County and include drawings from Lehman Alternative School high school students.
Transitions and Reflections:
Abstract Art During a Pandemic
with Barbara Mink and Ivy Stevens-Gupta
Virtual Exhibit - See it Here
Two Ithaca artists reflect on staying energized and optimistic during this surreal time. Abstract artists Barbara Mink and Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s exhibit “Transitions and Reflections” highlights paintings created during COVID-19. Both artists poured their hearts into creating emotional pieces that infused color, texture and intuition, that healed their hearts and lifted their spirits. IvyCreativeDesigns.com and BarbaraMink.com
After the War
Paintings by Suzanne Onodera
Virtual Exhibit - HERE
In After the War, painter Suzanne Onodera shares scenes of family lore and national history as glimpsed through the luminous haze of memory.
Onodera’s terrains are characteristically devoid of human signs, but in this new series, structures and figures begin to break through the ether. They have been called forth from recently- uncovered photographs, documents, and oral traditions that bear witness to two sides of the artist’s family and their experiences—alike and unalike—around the period of Japanese internment during World War II.
Visit Suzanne's website sonodera.com