Your Contribution Counts

Not only does 100% of every art sale go to the artist, Collar Works is proud that ALL of your individual tax-deductible contributions go directly to programs which fuel opportunities for artists. Please consider making a meaningful gift to Collar Works today!

Learn more about Collar Works history, accomplishments and our most recent program, the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency. Download the brochure here.

Join us in making Collar Works an arts incubator and an important destination for contemporary art in upstate New York.  All contributions over $100 will be acknowledged on our website and in our Annual Report.



In order to support a range of spirited, provocative works in the main gallery and The LAB, Collar Works seeks donations of in-kind gifts. 

  • Digital Projector(s)

  • Flat Screen TV(s)

  • Sound System

  • Projection Screen(s)

  • Gently used or new Mac Laptop(s) and/or iPads



Collar Works partners with local small businesses and companies who have the desire to support the regional arts community.  We seek in-kind donations of goods and services, as well as underwriting program support.  In appreciation, Collar Works creates unique opportunities and benefits for their sponsors.

For more information on making an individual contribution to Collar Works or becoming a program sponsor, please contact Elizabeth Dubben, Executive Director at or call 518.285.0765.


Volunteer + Intern at Collar Works



We are seeking individuals to assist with gallery monitoring, special events, exhibition installations and more.



Communications + Marketing Intern

The Communications + Marketing Intern will gain experience and assist in all aspects of promoting and marketing Collar Works exhibitions, programs and events.  Responsibilities may include contributing to social media, creating website content, writing press releases, updating regional event calendar listings and helping design and distribute other promotional material. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with two references.

Curatorial Intern

The Curatorial Intern will gain experience in planning for upcoming exhibitions, installations and ongoing maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include assisting with administrative tasks, researching and writing exhibition/catalog text, helping curate and install exhibitions, attending exhibition openings and occasional gallery monitoring. The Curatorial Intern must be able to talk about Collar Works and the exhibitions to the public. 

The ideal candidates will be hardworking and independent, have strong writing, verbal and design skills and have a passion for contemporary art.  Student internships are available for-credit, fall, spring and summer semesters.  Not-for-credit internships are also available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with two references.


Our Future Goals

Your support will be strategically applied to support our future goals, which include:

  • Developing an artist-in-residence program and supporting the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency.

  • Improving functionality of our exhibition space to best display a wide range of artworks, for example: sealing the floor, building walls and pedestals and procuring other display material as needed.

  • Building educational programming that creates opportunities for emerging artists to expand dialogue around their work to all audiences.

  • Growing a fund to support exhibiting artists by providing resources to offset exhibition costs, such as framing and shipping and handling.

  • Bringing experimental and challenging curatorial concepts to Collar Works from outside the Capital Region to expand the regional vernacular.

  • Continuing to support the incredible range of artistic creativity within the region and beyond.

  • Creating functional artist studios and maintaining a wood shop for resident artists of Hudson Arthaus.

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Friends of Collar Works

We achieve our mission thanks to the support of a dedicated community, including these businesses and organizations.

The Vecino Group + Hudson Arthaus
Rare Form Brewing Company
DNL Hospitality
Gunk Foundation
NYSCA Decentralization Grant through The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Douglas Baxter, Pace Gallery
City of Troy, NY