A Contemporary Art Gallery

Roslyn and Courtney

Contemporary Gallery was a temporary contemporary art gallery that operated during June and July of 2008.

The Space:

A 1,886 square foot former office space located at 230 Harrison Street in Downtown Syracuse next to Komachi Restaurant, across from the Syracuse Technology Garden and down the street from the Hotel Syracuse and the Everson Museum of Art.

There was one large room, a medium room, four small rooms, plus a hallway that was used as a room and a small space for showing video art. That was a lot of wall space!

Contemporary Gallery wishes to thank J.F. Real Estate for their support.

The Vision: A temporary contemporary art gallery in Syracuse, NY experimenting with fun ideas such as the following (click on each one to go to its own page):
Exhibitions of contemporary art
Sinfully Sweet Baked Goods
Community Design Library
A Seed Fund to foster more projects like this one

About Us:
Two friends both passionate about the arts in Syracuse joined their efforts to create a temporary gallery full of contemporary art and fresh ideas.

Roslyn Esperon graduated in May of 2008 with a BA in Art History from Syracuse University, where she received wide recognition as a Coronat, Remembrance, and Syracuse University Scholar. She is now attending NYU to earn a Masters degree in Arts Administration.

Courtney Rile is Director of Communications at the Cultural Resources Council, Marketing and PR Coordinator at Delavan Art Gallery, as well as a freelance writer, photographer and video editor. She earned a BFA from SU in 2004 in Video Art.

Contact Us:
Roslyn Esperon: roslyn dot esperon @ gmail dot com
Courtney Rile: rile dot courtney @ gmail dot com


5 responses to “About

  1. Courtney,
    I congratulate you and Roslyn on launching such an exciting and creative enterprise. I love your ideas and wish you both much success with the Contemporary Gallery!
    Katie Weiss

  2. David Majchrzak

    Wish you the very best…….please send notices of openings and shows……..

  3. Courtney and Roslyn,
    Congrats! How exciting and fresh! I wish you much success and I hope you will consider my
    work in a future show. I’d love to be a part of the fun!

  4. Beth Pettingell

    Congrats on this opening! Unfortuantely, I was unable to attend but certainly looking forward to the next event! Best of luck!

  5. Hi,

    I am putting together a contemporary flea market at Thornden Park on August 31st. And I am looking for etsy groups, artists, artisans in
    Syracuse to get involved. Tables are free for these vendors. There will be music on stage. What I did was “googled” art groups Syracuse and your web site came up. So I am wondering if you or if you would know anyone who would be interested? The temporary url is sundaemarket.com. My site is iwilldream.com.

    I look forward to hear from you.

    Thanks and best regards,


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