Current Show:

Together Again:  Artwork


Shirley Ernst and Ada Stallman

Painting partners and friends Ada Stallman and Shirley Ernst will exhibit their work at the Cooperative Gallery, 213 State Street, Binghamton, from November 6th to 29th, 2014.  An artists' reception will be held on Thursday, November 6th, 6 to 9 pm.  The public is invited to attend. 

Stallman's primary medium is collage, while Ernst works in watercolor. Stallman is a founding member of the Cooperative Gallery 213, where Ernst is also a member. Both women have an academic background in the arts.  The pair have mounted 4 previous shows together at the Cooperative Gallery.

Stallman, who is now 90 and continues to create art, comments on her collages, "In my work I am always excited at how color affects color, and the balance between light and dark shapes. In collage, the elements of color and shape are brought together.”

Ernst who was encouraged by Stallman to pick up her art again, paints landscapes and flowers with a delicate watercolor technique. She comments, “When watercolor works well, the colors are fresh, the white paper sparkles through, and the brush strokes are spontaneous.”

There will be a Third Thursday public art community meeting on November 20 at 7 pm in the Gallery.

Regular hours are Thursdays 5-8 pm, Fridays 3-6 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm and by appointment. All events in conjunction with this show are free and open to all.
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"Seascape" by Ada Stallmanff-Demicco

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"Out the Window" by Shirley Ernst
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Members' Holiday Show on December 4th- 21st, 2014

We invite you to show your work at our annual Holiday Show: "The Gift of Art." This is the biggest sales month of the year & a perfect time to get your work in the gallery. Join us as the Cooperative Gallery is transformed into a showplace for the work of all of our supporting and exhibiting members.

The Opening Reception Dec. 4th from 7-9 pm is for members and their family and friends and it is always a festive affair filled with the good energy of people who create beautiful art. First Friday, Dec. 5th from 3- 9 pm is packed with crowds who often have their gift lists in hand. And what could be a better gift than original art or crafts? We have extended hours during the Holiday Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from ???

This year we are adding an artist's tour where members can talk about their art and hear about the creative process of others.

If you are not already a member, fill out the application here and mail to the Cooperative Gallery, 213 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 with your $30 membership fee. If you already are a member, let us know what you will be entering by calling or emailing Betsy ( 237-3700 cell) or Kit ( 759-5057cell or 655-3099 home).
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The 4th Annual Bob Johnston Memorial

Photography Show and Competition

co-sponsored by
The Cooperative Gallery 213
The Two Rivers Photography Club
January 2-31, 2015

This Exhibit is a tribute to the art embodied in the photography of Bob Johnston, a founding member of the gallery who died in 2010. The open themed Photography Show and Competition is open to all photographic media and all photographers. Entries will be judged by a local photographer guided by this sentiment from Bob Johnston's artist's statement:

"For me, the successful photograph is one in which both the abstract elements and the subject matter of the image reinforce each other to provide an emotional experience for the viewer."
~ Bob Johnston 1917-2010

Stop by the gallery or print and fill out the2015 Photography Entry Form and mail to the Cooperative Gallery, 213 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

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The Cooperative Gallery 213 is a popular stop on the First Friday Art Walk and a member of the Gorgeous Washington Association. The gallery has played an important role in the arts renaissance in downtown Binghamton for the past 11 years. Regular gallery hours are Fridays 3-6 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm and by appointment with the exhibiting artists. Contact the gallery at and check out events listings at either or the calendar at
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The Cooperative Gallery 213 has been a pioneering presence on State Street, now the hub of the arts renaissance in Binghamton. Cooperative Gallery 213 is a popular stop on the highly successful First Friday Art Walks which occur monthly from 3 to 9 pm. The gallery is open every Friday 3-6 pm, every Saturday noon-4 pm and by appointment with the featured artist or any member.

Cooperative Gallery 213
213 State Street
Binghamton, New York 1390
(607) 724-3462

Gallery hours:
Fridays 3-6 p.m.
First Fridays 3-9 p.m.
Saturdays 12-4 p.m.

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