171's Houghton Gallery

171 Cedar Arts Center’s Houghton Gallery is one of the area’s premier visual arts venues. The gallery presents engaging work by today’s artists, primarily from New York State.

Exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks are free of charge. Special lectures and group tours can be arranged. Click here to be added to 171’s email list.

Gallery hours are typically Monday – Friday 9am-9pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. Call ahead on the weekend or late weeknights, as the Center’s hours can vary due to class schedules and holidays.

Current Exhibition:

Lindsey Alicia Hayes – “With Honor”

Creative Portraits On Display at the Houghton Gallery, June 7 to July 23, 2021

Public Reception on June 18. Artist talk is at 6:30.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Works by Daniel Roemmelt – Facing the Future
On Display: July- August
Opening Reception: TBA

Art Quilts by Valerie Goodwin
On Display: Postponed
Opening Reception: TBA

Works by Diane Fitch
On Display: Postponed
Opening Reception: TBA

Past Exhibitions:

Works by Marjorie Hoffman
On Display: April – May 2021
Opening Reception: April 22, 2021

Showcase 171 – Annual Student and Faculty Show
On Display: March 6 to April 9, 2021
Closing Reception: April 9, 2021

Objects and Outcomes works by David Dowler
On Display: December 2020 to March 2021
Opening Reception: Small group viewings due to COVID restrictions

Mosaic 2020 
On Display: October 2020
Opening Reception: Small group viewings and art purchasing begins October 24, 2020

Showcase 171: The Student and Faculty Exhibition
On Display: March – August 2020
Opening Reception: March 7, 2020

The Studio Artists, Nascent
On Display: January – February 2020
Opening Reception: January 31, 2020

Spotlight – Medley a pARTnership with West End Gallery
Works by Bruce Baxter, Anne Bialke, David Buck, and Ileen Kaplan
On Display: October 25 – December 20, 2019
Opening Reception: October 25, 2019

Dirty Laundry and Other Women’s Work by Julie Thurber
On Display: September 9 – October 12, 2019
Pubic Reception: September 27, 2019

Somewhere Else and Almost Never Here works by Laura Lucia Sanz
On Display: July 10 -September 6, 2019
Opening Reception: July 12, 2019

Mosaic works by 23 Area Artists
On Display: June 2019
Closing Reception: June 28, 2019

Tidbits works by Leah Schmidt
On Display: Through May 31, 2019
Closing Reception: May 31, 2019 | 5-8 PM during Urban Arts Crawl featuring music by the Crystal City Flute Choir

Symbol + Symmetry – Animated, Still, & Interactive Works by Brad Lewter & Jason Harrington
On Display: January – February 2019
Opening Reception: January 25, 2019 5-8 PM

pARTners: 171 and West End Gallery featuring the work of Brian Keeler
On Display: November 30, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018

Plein Air Painting and Poetry: The Work of Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Michael Czarnecki
On Display: October 26 – November 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 5 – 8 PM

Taking a Closer Look: Photographs by Rob Houghton
On Display: August 31 – October 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 5 – 8 PM

Garden of Fire Exhibition
Evolving Creation and Display of Artwork: July 30 – August 17, 2018
Student and Public Reception: Friday, August 10, 11 AM – 7 PM

Summer Mosaic
Public Exhibition: July 16 – 18, 2018
Private Preview (Ticketed Event) First day to purchase artwork: July 19
Mosaic Bash (Ticketed Event) Second day to purchase artwork: July 20
New Moon Sale (Free to the public) Final two days to purchase artwork: July 21 and 22

The Work Of Alfred Valerio
On Display: June 7 – 29, 2018
Closing Reception: Friday, June 29, 5 – 8 PM

On Display: April 6 – May 26, 2018
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5 – 8 PM

ROOTS & BLOSSOMS | PAST & PRESENT: an exhibition of artwork created by former and present-day students of 171 Cedar Arts Center and 2018 National Youth Art Month Exhibition
On Display: March 9-23
Opening Reception: March 9, 2018, 4-7 PM in 171’s Houghton Gallery, located at 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY

The Ritual Table: A Place of Memory; A State of Mind
Featuring: Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Geoff Heywood, Aaron Kather, Chris Longwell, Martha Manikas-Foster, Eugenia Meltzer, Abby O’Brian, Rita Rhodes, Laura Sanz, Jacques Schickel, Amanda Warren
February 9-24, 2018
Opening Reception: February 9, 2018

pARTners: Buechner Family Exhibit: Generations of Creativity – Presented by West End Gallery
December 1, 2017 – January 26, 2018

Satyavani Pippalla Akula | An Artist Explores Consciousness
September 8 – October 13, 2017
Closing Reception: October 6, 6pm

Samantha Calkins GAZE: Paintings and Photography
August 11-29, 2017
Reception: August 11, 2017, 7pm

2017 Summer Mosaic
Featuring: Colleen McCall, Beth Landin, Filomena Jack, Brud Holland, Alicia Herbst, Annemiek Haralson, Rebecca Finch, Cynthia Cratsley Harrington, Lucretia West, Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Vani Pipalla Akula, Karen Vogler, Lynn Dates, Ann Recotta, Laura Jaen, Jill Schiller, Marc Rubin, Mary Perry, Lee O’Connell, Aprille Nace, Daniel McPheeters, Amanda Warren, Elizabeth Whitehouse.

Laura Charles: Of Witches and Maidens: Reimagining and celebrating female characters in myth, folklore, and pop-culture.
On Display: through June 16, 2017
Reception: May 12, 2017

WISHI WASHI Featuring Bradford Leiby
April 1- 30, 2017

National Youth Art Month a Program of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
March 1-31, 2017
Reception: March 10, 5-7pm

Memoirs: A Biographical Photography Exhibition by Emilee Andrews
A tribute to the elderly, featuring images and stories of people aged 70+ throughout the Southern Tier
February 3-24, 2017
Opening Reception: February 3, 5-7pm

pARTners: West End Gallery Presents: Director’s Choice in the Houghton Gallery
December 2, 2016 – January 27, 2017