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Shoppingtown, Near the food court. Open 7 Days Mon-Sat 9-10, Sun 11-6 (315) 391-5115

Gift Items -$10-$50

Cranky cats by Cythia Schmidt - Matted - $24 ( Many different prints available)

 Westcott Ware - Drink savers
store and save that unfinished wine or other beverage $6.95
Unique 7 dishwasher safe.

One of our best sellers, Hand hammered aluminum bread pans, with different sayings and designs such as "If you're lucky enough to Irish, your lucky enough". (Also Italian version) " Give us this day our daily bread" in 91 languages.  Many different designs with wheat, art deco and other designs.


Hot items from What the Fork, necklaces, rings and bracelets made from silverware all reasonably priced around $25-$35.

Fork Bracelet with gem stone  $ 25.

Spoon Skull Necklace

Beautiful all natural American Indian jewelry made from rawhide,bone, shell


archival photo - $50.

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Gear Clock by Mark Mossman
17 1/2 " high x 10' wide

Gear clock by mark Mossman
11 high x 11" wide - $ 49.95

Grader by,the late Stanley Oleniuech, 23 inches in length, fine detail and many moving parts These are collector items, not to be used as toys.

Motherboard Clock - $49

Bulldozer, Stanley Oleniuch

Large OIL Painting of Venus of Willendorf - 4 inch sculpture over 25,000 years old fertility goddess

Kamiiron Pritchard - $600.


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Profile IconChantal Sparkes and Julie Clement joined CNY Artists Gallery & Incubator
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Viking Exhibition & Sale

( Shown above are authentic Viking torcs worn around the neck, a Viking Crown, a matching set of bracelets, 2 battle axes and three spears. Triangles represented earth, air, and water, a small bells were attached to keep evil spirits away)             

      Exhibition and Sale of Authentic Viking Pieces June 1- June 30

Anthropologist Frank Bergevin will be hosting an exhibition and sale of ancient Viking artifacts that were unearthed in Europe. These are authentic pieces that are 800-1200 years old and can be viewed and purchased at CNY Artists Gallery, near the food court in Shoppingtown Mall, during the month of June.  Included are celtic rings that start at $40, decorative cloak fibula that were used to hold clothing together that you can wear today as jewelry , as well as necklaces, crowns, battlefield bracelets,  axes and spears. In addition there will be a selection of Celtic and Roman pieces and medieval money. CNY Artists  is proud to bring you this exhibit and sale. If there’s a little Viking,  Celtic or Roman in you, stop by CNY Artist Gallery to view the exhibition and pick up a piece of history that you can wear, or display in your home



Recently Sold - " Home is Where the Hearth Is" Truly a Masterwork, measuring 17 X 22, it took over 600 hours and skilled artist, Jaws. had to put in the snowflakes first on a blank sheet of of fine paper and then put in the trees,hearth and other pieces behind it. We offer several of Jaws pieces that range from $200-$2400. Any piece can be pointed to with pride and also carries investment value..


Candlelight Dinner by Jaws, took over 500 hours, another flagship piece by this master craftsman. Pen and ink on fine paper, $1800. These are the type of pieces that end up on Antiques Roadshow.

Taken in Nepal - Nepal Romance - gives a peek at today's clash of cultures where the hopes and dreams of the young woman wearing a Paradise pink t-shirt stands out in contrast to the traditional dress of the Nepalese culture. Measuring 9 1/4 x 12 1/4. it will be a special piece for anywhere in your home. ARCHIVAL PRINT $ 65. FRAMED $135





Soap Rocks - they look like gemstones but are actually soaps that feel smooth on the body and each gives off a refreshing aroma - $12.95 - a delightful gift. Or get one that coincides with the persons birthday, comes in gift box with wood soap holder. $16.95 ( while they last ). Over 30 different selections.


Motherboard Clocks

On sale $39







See some more samples in the slideshow below.

Call us at 391-5115 regarding any desired purchases.


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What is on this site is a small selective sample of the offerings that you will find at CNYArtists Gallery in Shoppingtown (near the food court). Contrary to popular belief, art is not necessarily expensive and you can start today to build a collection that will energize you and your home or apartment. Feel free to call Peter at (315) 391-5115 with any inquiries


Featured Pieces

Hope by Ron Warford, 40' x 30 " Graphite on Black Board, Framed $900
Mr. Warford's work was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for a national traveling exhibition in 1973. He was one of the initial founding and teaching members at the Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse. His work spings from his imagination and is masterfully executed. Tel (315) 391-5115 for more info or to purchase. One of the presidents of a local art guild referred to Ron's work as  "master works" for their power and quality.

Strength , by Ron Warford. 20 " X 30"   $750.

Home is Where the Hearth Is by Jaws. This piece took 600 hours. Amazingly, to produce this the artist had to put the snowflakes  in first on a white fine piece of paper and then build everything around it. Think about it - this amazing work, and other pieces of the artists work can be seen at CNY Artists Gallery, which purchased this piece in 2013.

Photos of Work at CNY Artists, Shoppingtown

Pet Personality portraits oil - 16 X 20 inches - face or entire dog - thick frame $250



Steam Punk Necklaces from What the Fork - $35 - different varieities to choose from - also many other designs

Double Fork Heart - $ 35


Basketall for Breakfast - Shannon Commins
Archival print





Double Heart Bracelet



Mother Board Clocks

On sale $39.00







Dream Horse by M. Smart - $450


Wise Likeness Prints $47.50

Original $900.Framed

Ron Warford Binghamton TV

We put Ron Warford's Art on tour. Got picked up by Binghamton TV. Apparently TV stations in other areas know a good thing when they see it and supply coverage. Not so lucky in old syracuse.


 The Museum of Bad Art ???

This is the video by the Executive Director of MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art. We want everyone to see that because it is both educational and funny. When we show it to people, we have found they want to see it all the way through. Watch and learn. What is art? What is good art? What is bad art? In this video the Director of the Museum of of Bad Art in Boston Massachusettes provides a humorous and insightful presentation. You won't be disappointed.

Art At the Libraries

Robert Henri on Art

When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature.

Know what the old masters did. Know how they composed their pictures, but do not fall into the conventions they established. These conventions were right for them, and they are wonderful. They made their language. You make yours.

An interest in the subject; something you may want to say definitively about the subject; this is the first condition of a portrait. The processes of painting spring from this interest, this definite thing to be said. Completion does not depend on material representation. The work is done when that special thing has been said.

A human body bathed in the color of the atmosphere surrounding it, luminous and warm in its own color.

A thing is beautiful when it is strong in its kind.

ORIGINALITY: Don’t worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show you up for better or worse even if you wanted to in spite of all you or anyone else could do.

If I cannot feel an undercurrent then I see only a series of things. They may be attractive and novel at first but soon grow tiresome. There is an undercurrent, the real life, beneath all appearances everywhere. I do not say that any master has fully comprehended it at any time, but the value of his work is in that he has sensed it and his work reports the measure of his experience.

The very essential quality of all really great men is their intense humanity, and they all have an unusual power of thinking.

The pictures that do not represent an intense interest cannot expect to create an intense interest.

When the motives of artist are profound, when they are at their work as a result of deep consideration, when they believe in the importance of what they are doing, their work creates a stir in the world.

The true character of the student is one of great mental and spiritual activity. He arrives at conclusions and he searches to express his findings. He goes to the market place, to the exhibition place, wherever he can reach the people, to lay before them his new angle on life.

When a drawing is tiresome it may be because the motive is not worth the effort.

The average idea of portraiture needs reconstruction. When Rodin made his Balzac he made a great portrait. It is probably not so much what Balzac looked like to the ordinary eye; but it is the man as Rodin understood him, and I think Rodin had an unusual understanding.

He paints like a man going over the top of the hill, singing.

Develop the power of seeing the points of action; your keenness of sight of such muscular activities must be greater than that of the ordinary observer.

Let a student enter the school with this advice: No matter how good the school is, his education is in his own hands. All education must be self-education.

In fact, technique can only be used properly by those who have definite purpose in what they do, and it is only they who invent technique. Otherwise it is the work of a parrot. You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing: wanting it so much that you are blind to all other things, that nothing else will satisfy you. When you, body and soul, wish to make a certain expression and cannot be distracted from this one desire, then you will be able to make great use of whatever technical knowledge you have.

Blunder ahead with your own personal view.
The question of the development of the art spirit in all walks of life interests me. I mean by this, the development of individual judgment and taste, the love of work for the sake of doing things well, tendency towards simplicity and order. If anything can be done to bring the public to a greater consciousness of the relation between art and life, of the part each person plays by exercising and developing his own personal taste and judgment and not depending on outside “authority,” it would be well.

It is a question of saying the thing that a person has to say. A man should not care whether the thing he wishes to express is art or not, whether it is a picture or not, he should only care that it is a statement of what is worthy to put into permanent expression.

We want inventors all through life; the only people that ever succeed in writing, painting, sculpture, manufacturing, in finance, are inventors.

We must realize that artists are not in competition with each other. Help the young artists---find for them a means to make their financial ways easier, that they may develop and fruit their fullest---but let’s not ask them to please us in doing it.

A man must become interesting to himself and must become actually expressive before he can be happy.

Walt Whitman seems to have found great things in the littlest things of life. It beats all the things that wealth can give and everything else in the world to say the things one believes, to put them into form, to pass them on to anyone who may care to take them up.

In all times, as in our times, the domination of the world has stood the enemy of the artist---the one who would live.

It isn’t so much that you say the truth as that you say an important truth.

Those who have lived and grown at least to some degree in the spirit of freedom, are our creative artists.
They have a wonderful time. They keep the world going. They must leave their trace in some way, paint, stone, machinery, whatever. The importance of what they do is greater than anyone estimates at the time. In fact in a commercial world there are thousands of lives wasted doing things not worth doing. Human spirit is sacrificed.
There is nothing so important as in the world, nothing so constructive, so life-sustaining.
Go to your work because it is the most important living to you. Make great things---as great as you are. Work always as if you were a master, expect from yourself a masterpiece.

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May 31- Letter to Post Standard

 May 31,  2012 Letter to Post Standard

by Peter Svoboda

As a tenant at ShoppingTown Mall, I read with considerable interest the article, ''Town rethinks ShoppingTown's future.'' New ideas are always appreciated, as is…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on June 1, 2012 at 12:16am

Natalie Merchant Proposed Contest

I think I want to have a karaoke contest at one of the local clubs to see who can do the best rendition of this song. Try singing it gently out loud to yourself. ( From Peter :) Click on the name of the…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on April 4, 2012 at 6:00pm

Making Up Edith Wharton

Making Up Edith Wharton

From New York book Review by

Francine Prose

Edith Wharton, detail from publicity photograph, c.…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on March 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Subway Stations Around the World

When I think about magnificent, modern architecture, the first thought that crosses my mind is buildings. My hope is that after looking at this set, you'll be stunned and amazed at the vast amount of beauty and creativity found underground. From Europe, let's take a journey beneath the streets to see what subway stations around the world have to offer...…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on February 22, 2012 at 2:00am

CNY Artists - Inspiration for Feb 21 2012


Sleeping underwater amongst marine life is something many of us could only daydream about. For some lucky travelers, this dream has now turned into a reality.

A little over five years ago, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened the very first restaurantr under the sea To…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on February 21, 2012 at 1:30am

My Favorite Picture

The 3 New Maji



Robert Poorman, Conceptual Artist; Ron Warford, Graphite Fine Artist, Gerina Faison, Jewelry by Gerina. Their work can be seen at…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on January 27, 2012 at 1:00am

Help Build an Art Industry In CNY

Posted by Peter Svoboda on January 22, 2012 at 12:21pm

Billboard at Teal

This is a picture of our billboard at Teal

Posted by Peter Svoboda on December 18, 2011 at 10:46pm

Some Pics & Video of Gallery


Peter Svoboda is preparing a work area where an artist

will work on a 4 by 5 foot painting


Posted by Peter Svoboda on December 15, 2011 at 1:30am

CNY Artists Print Production Facility

CNY Artists Print Production Facility


After months of research and acquisition of talent and resources, we will very soon ( plan is within 10 days) start producing quality prints.

We are setting up a production facility - this includes a permanent photographic station manned alternately by two…


Posted by Peter Svoboda on November 9, 2011 at 1:30am

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