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Come to our Annual Meeting!

Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm

Art Center, 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

  • We will have awesome speakers highlight the past year's progress and speak about where we've been and where we'd like to go as the Art Alliance
  • We will elect new board members Art Alliance artists will present their work and talk about their process and answer questions
  • We will enjoy wine and finger food with our fellow members after the show

Art Alliance Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, at 7pm

Art Center, 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

 

Kids Love Art! an art exhibition

opening reception is April 27, 6:30–8pm

show runs April 28 & 29, 12–4pm both days

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

Kids Love Art! Is our wonderful annual art exhibition showcasing artwork by students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in Centre County schools. We partner with the art teachers in Centre County to create this wonderful annual show by some very talented and creative local students.

The show runs April 27–29, with an opening reception, April 27 from 6:30–8pm at the Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street in Lemont.

We would like to encourage everyone to come on out to the reception and meet our aspiring artists.

Gallery hours: April 28 & 29, 12–4

 

The Annual Members Show 2018 -- CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Reflection -- May

Vision -- June

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Call for Entries DUE Wed, April 25 by NOON

Click here for a PDF file of the Members Show Call for Entries form 

The planners for the 2018 Members Show are asking that you embrace change for this season. Several changes are proposed to our traditional exhibition, all of which are driven by unique opportunities. The Art Alliance Downtown Gallery is available for our show! The Fraser Street location provides additional exposure for the fine work that we have come to expect from our members and also allows the show to remain up for a longer time. Both of these factors should help give this year's show more exposure to town and gown.

The planners for the 2018 Members Show are asking that you embrace change for this season. Several changes are proposed to our traditional exhibition, all of which are driven by unique opportunities. The Art Alliance Downtown Gallery is available for our show! The Fraser Street location provides additional exposure for the fine work that we have come to expect from our members and also allows the show to remain up for a longer time. Both of these factors should help give this year's show more exposure to town and gown.

While the location and duration of the space are exciting, the size of the gallery space is smaller than our Pike Street location. Therefore, we have scheduled both May and June for the event and, in this 50th year of our existence, we have designated the theme for the May exhibition to to be Reflection and that of June to be Vision.

Artists may select the month and theme that they prefer on our entry form. Our hope is to have 2 shows of roughly equal numbers of work, each with the quality that has been our tradition.

The Annual Members Show offers the opportunity for all members, regardless of their level of expertise, to show their work. All work entered into the show will be accepted. We look forward to this special double annual show featuring the work of our many talented members.

Eligible Work

2D and 3D work is eligible that has not won an award in a previous Art Alliance show. Reproduction prints are not acceptable. 2D work must not exceed 48” in any direction. Work must be ready to hang with hardware on the frame or stretched canvas.

Entry Process & Fee

Each artist can submit one piece. Entry forms with the non-refundable fee are due IN THE OFFICE by NOON, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -- this is for either month. You can make credit card payments by calling our office, 814-234-2740, or online by visiting our online registration page -- choose Members Show 2018 from the Search section "Select Session" pull-down menu

Fee: $30 for members

Location, Show Dates & Hours

The shows are going to be at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801.

The Reflection exhibition will open on Friday, May 4 and run through Sunday, May 27.

The Vision exhibition will open on Friday, June 1 and run through Sunday, June 24.

Gallery hours are: Thursdays-Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays 12-4pm. You will be required to sit at the show during these times -- we will contact you by email for information about how to sign up.

Opening Reception

The opening receptions will be held on the first Friday of the month — Reflection will be Friday, May 4, from 5–8pm and Vision will be Friday, June 1, from 5–8pm.

Prizes & Judging

This year, due to the new format, we will not have a juror. However, visitors will be encouraged to vote on their favorite piece for a Popular Award for each show.

Sales & Conditions

Works may be for sale. The Art Alliance will charge a commission of 20% of the selling price of work sold at the show. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged works of art.

Receiving & Retrieving Artwork

For the Reflection exhibition: Drop your artwork off at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown on Sunday, April 29, from 4–6pm. Please pick your work up on Sunday, May 27 from 4–6pm.

For the Vision exhibition: Drop your artwork off at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown on Sunday, May 27, from 4–6pm. Please pick your work up from the gallery on Sunday, June 24 from 4–6pm.

Please have the included labels completed and attached to your work when dropping off.

If you cannot comply with these dates and times, contact the office at 814-234-2740.

The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown has no additional storage space, please honor the pickup date.

Click here for a PDF file of the Members Show Call for Entries form 

 

Sign up today to be in the Art Alliance Spring Colors Studio Tour 2018!

deadline to sign up, Friday April 27

It's that time of year again! Spring must be just around the corner (mustn't it?) because we are going to be having our Spring Colors Studio Tour, May 19 & 20!

In addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday event, this year's tour will also feature a special opening reception at the Preview Show at the Art Center in Lemont on Friday, May 18, from 7–9pm.

The Spring Colors Studio Tour is a great opportunity for our artists to showcase their work in their own studios! You can also opt to do demonstrations during the tour to highlight your studio practice and show the public just what it is that you do when you create your art.

We also have a group venue this year, the lovely Granary in Lemont, PA, for artists who wish to participate but would prefer to be in a group space.

To help with promotion of this event, every year the Art Alliance has received a special grant. With this extra funding we print 2000 full color brochures with the artists' information and location which we distribute throughout Central Pennsylvania, including the Harrisburg area and also offer to our artists to distribute to their fans. We also buy print and web ads in news outlets around Centre County and beyond, including Lewistown, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Altoona, State College and Lewisburg.

Would you like to be a participating artist?

NOTE: Art Alliance membership is required to participate as an artist in the tour. You may join or renew by including the $50 annual dues payment with your entry fee. If you are not sure whether you owe dues, please contact the Art Alliance and we will look it up -- info@artalliancepa.org or 814-234-2740.

1. Fill out & send us the application form -- DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 27!

Download this PDF form, fill it out and send to us along with the appropriate $ amount

mail to: PO Box 811, Lemont PA 16851; or email to: info@artalliancepa.org; or deliver to: 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

2. Make a payment

You can click here to pay using our ONLINE Registration System (choose 'Studio Tour 2018 Participating Artist Registration' from the Search options "Select A Session" menu) OR send or bring us a check OR call us or come in to pay with your credit card.

fees: $40 to exhibit at own studio; $25 per artist to exhibit as part of group; $100 for galleries

 

The Annual Art Alliance Recycled Show 2018:
Green Is The New Black

opening reception Friday, April 6, 5–8pm

show runs April 6–29

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801

The Recycled Art Show is in its twenty-fourth year of inspiring environmental and artistic goals for Central Pennsylvania artists. Entry to the show is not juried and is open to artists of all ages.

This is an opportunity for artists to express their concern for the environment and the importance of recycling programs like the one we are fortunate to have in Centre County.

For the first time this show will be in our Gallery Downtown, attracting a larger audience and open for most of the month of April.

We invite you to look in your garage, basement, and attic and find some interesting materials to recycle into an entry for this exciting show!

Our Juror

Dan Baxter is a 3D-Mixed Media artist who creates whimsical robots out of vintage items. His “bots" combine a love of science fiction, finding rusty antiques, and creating things. He lives in State College and is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, an Invited Artist in the 2018 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and has had his work displayed at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown.

Awards generously sponsored by Joe Krentzman & Son

Joe Krentzman & Son is a full service scrap company. We provide container service and scrap solutions to industry and the general public and process scrap in our three central-Pennsylvania locations. We also sell various grades of new and secondary steel structural, tubular and plate / sheet products.

Through our wholly-owned subsidiary company, Krentzman Metals Corporation, we market scrap processed in our yards, and by other scrap compaies within a wide geographic region, ensuring top pricing and guaranteed payment.

Additionally, Krentzman Supply Company is a wholesale distributor of industrial, mechanical and plumbing / HVAC supplies as well as pipe, valves and fittings for industrial, residential and gas exploration and drilling consumers. If you have an inquiry regarding Krentzman Supply Company, please click here

 

Artwork by Barb Pennypacker

Special Art Show to memorialize the farmland on Whitehall Road

Opening Reception, Friday, April 6, from 5-7pm

The State Theatre, State College, PA

Show runs through April

The Art Alliance and the Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition are co-sposoring an art exhibition to memorialize the land on Whitehall Road at the end of Blue Course Drive.

Come to the opening on First Friday State College, Friday April 6, from 5-7pm to see the art and continue the conversation about the issues around land use in our area.

 

The Art Alliance 50th Anniversary Juried Show

February 27 - April 27

Robeson Gallery in the HUB Robeson Center

(click link above for website)

Gallery hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hours may differ during university breaks and holidays

B. Stephen Carpenter II, juror

Professor of Art Education and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Reception Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7pm

at the Robeson Gallery in the HUB Robeson Center

The members of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania are excited to present their 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition in the HUB Robeson Gallery at Penn State. The show highlights the inspiring work of artists in the Central Region and beyond.

About the Juror

B. Stephen Carpenter, II is Professor of Art Education and African American Studies; Co-Director of the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art (SICA); and, Chief Executive Artist for Reservoir Studio at Penn State. He is also a Founding Faculty member of the Summer residency MAT/MA in Art & Design Education at Vermont College of Fine Arts. For the 2017-2018 academic, Steve is Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence, MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, and Artist and Learner in Residence, Easterly Parkway Elementary School. Steve is interested in curriculum theory, professional development through art for preK-12 educators, public pedagogy and participatory art practices, critical art education studios, and the global water crisis as curriculum. His mixed-media assemblages, installations, and performance artworks confront and disrupt social, historical, cultural, and political constructs. Steve has authored and co-authored book chapters and journal articles on art education, visual culture, and curriculum theory.

The Art Alliance 50th Anniversary Juried Show is being sponsored by:

The State College Framing Company & Gallery

For more information visit our Exhibitions page (click here).

 

Special workshop

Exploring the Magic of Watercolor with Mick McAndrews Workshop

Date : May 21-24, 2018

Time : 10am-4pm on Mon Tue Wed Th

Level : Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: $525 for non-members; $485 for members

During this watercolor workshop we will paint a variety of subjects with a focus on working with plenty of water and pigment to exploit the wonder and intrinsic beauty of the medium. We will avoid the pitfalls of noodling with fussy details and instead focus on the key elements in all painterly two dimensional works of art: interesting shapes, value contrast and variety of edges. We will discuss the importance of good drawing skills, basic color theory, perspective, and the elements and principles of design. With this knowledge we will explore and experience the “magic” of watercolor.

Instructor Mick McAndrews is an award-winning watercolorist, a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society as well as a member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies. His award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity.

You can find out more about Mick McAndrews at his website: www.mickmcandrewsfineart.com.

Space is limited! So sign up today!

To sign up online, click this link to go to our online registration system and choose "Mick McAndrews Guest Workshop May 21-24."

You can also call our office to sign up -- 814-234-2740.

 

Member News

Find more Member News on our Art News page.

A new show, “Nature: Kelsey, Kenyon, and Belser” will be at Foxdale Village, March 18

"Nature: Kelsey, Kenyon & Belser"

at Foxdale Village Gallery

Community Building, 2nd floor gallery

500 E. Marylyn Ave, State College, PA

opening reception Sunday, March 18, 3:30-5pm

gallery hours: Mon.- Fri. 8 am – 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. noon – 4 pm

show runs through April 30

This exhibition of works by three local artists highlights the interplay of inner and outer Nature. Our paintings feature landscape and natural objects, as well as our unique ‘voices’. Different aspects and places inspire the start of a painting, and the artist’s ‘handwriting’- a particular way of handling materials in transcribing what she sees and feels- is prominent in its finish. A variety of art media, as well as sizes (scale) and shapes (format) of paper and canvas have been harnessed, and are part of the look and feel of different works. We are excited to share our connection with Nature in bringing our artwork together. Hope you can see the show!

 

Nicole Packard has her work up at BB&T Bank on E. College Ave by the mall for March & April!

Anni Matsick has her work included in the exhibition, Art of Facts | Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories

Marvel at more than 50 eclectic new works of art by members of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (PSI) as part of the Senator John Heinz History Center’s new exhibition, Art of Facts | Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories, open now in the fifth floor Barensfeld Gallery through April 2018.

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/exhibits/art-of-facts-uncovering-pittsburgh-stories

 

Artist Brenda Horner's paintings are up at Café Lemont thru April

Brenda Horner does watercolor and calligraphy!

 

Our Members' Artwork Around Town -- Outreach Exhibitions

These outreach exhibitions that are in place throughout town accomplish two of our goals as your community art organization. They provide the opportunity for individuals to be inspired by art in places they go for other reasons - banks, theatres, libraries and retirement communities. For our featured artist members, these exhibitions allow them to take their work, usually sold in galleries and juried shows, and present it in a more public venue.

Our current outreach exhibitions in the community:

BB&T Bank, College Ave. downtown Amalial Shaltiel, photography April & May
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Nicole Packard, abstract April & May
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Debbie Lintal, watercolors April & May
Juniper Village at Brookline Brenda Horner, watercolor April & May
Liberty Craft House Kirsten Grigor, ink Jan & Feb & March
The State Theatre

SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Janet Riggio, mixed April & May
Portfolio, A Salon Janet Riggio, mixed April & May
The Corner Room Anne Buchanan, drawing & paintings April & May
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists
The Village at Penn State Adrienne Waterston, silkscreens Dec & Jan
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Adrienne Waterston, silkscreen April 7–29

Members who would like to be considered for an outreach exhibition should contact Marie at the office: 814-234-2740 or email info@artalliancepa.org

Other Member Shows

These members have let us know that they have work in the following exhibitions and venues. YOU CAN TOO! Please tell us if you are having an exhibition somewhere so we can help get the word out to those who are interested in visiting.

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown "Green Is The New Black" featuring artwork made by recycled materials -- sponsored by Krentzman opening reception, Friday, April 6, 5–8pm; show runs through 29
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
name, show/work
dates
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
name, title
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Jewelry Gallery
name
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
name
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Windows Gallery
"Painting What We Feel", abstract works by Jean Forsburg, Melinda Harr Curley, Susan Graham Sept 29–Nov 26
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
Francine Jones
Nov 3-26
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library name, show dates
Café Lemont Brenda Horner, calligraphy and watercolors
March/April

Common Place, 115 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA
name date
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey, Nov 3 - Dec 23
Otto's Pub & Brewery, N. Atherton, State College, PA
Christine Smith, cut-paper art & jewelry
through Dec
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
name
date 2018
Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn St, State College, PA
"Nature: Kelsey, Kenyon & Belser" this show highlights the interplay of inner and outer Nature opening reception, Sunday March 18, 3:30-5pm --
show runs through April 30
State College Framing Company & Gallery From Centre County, Through A Lens, a photography show with work by Gerald Lang & Jennifer Tucker, Chuck Fong, Thomas Berner, Art Heim, Pat Little and Bob Lambert through March & April

If you are an artist member and would like to have a listing here please contact the office with the details at info@artalliancepa.org

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person unless otherwise specified

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

Greeting Cards Flowers in Watercolor

Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

with instructor Mary McGuire

Bring a friend or come yourself and paint for a morning. Five good quality watercolor Strathmore cards and envelopes will be provided as will materials. Paint with some easy watercolor techniques that enhance painting the flowers of springtime. If you have watercolors, bring them along.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person unless otherwise specified

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

Volunteer Spotlight

Many, many thanks to all our hardworking volunteers. The Art Alliance could not do all that we do without you and your great ideas, your energy and your spirit. Here is one example of one our awesome volunteers and how they are making a difference for the Art Alliance.

We will be featuring our stellar volunteers on a regular basis on our About Us page under Volunteer Spotlight. So if you know someone you would like to see in our Volunteer Spotlight, please contact the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org. We know we have a lot of deserving members!

stacie bird volunteer spotlightChris Bittner

I volunteer for the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania because I love art, artists and helping to bring culture and beauty to the community. Having a group of like-minded people doing what I do in so many different media inspires and pushes me to push myself. The Art Alliance is a vital part of Happy Valley and I awn honored and happy to play a part.

Chris Bittner is a sculptor, art lover and Art Alliance Board member. He lives in Lemont, PA with his lovely wife, Jennifer.

 

Call for Entries! Art Alliance Members Show 2018!! due April 25 by NOON

Art Alliance Annual Meeting! Wed, April 25 @ 7pm at the Art Center in Lemont, PA

Art Alliance Spring Colors Studio Tour is here! Sign up to be in it today! deadline is Friday, April 27

50th Anniversary Juried Show Feb 27–Apr 27 -- closing reception, Thur Apr 26

Recycle Show, Green Is The New Black, opens at the AAGD, Friday, April 6, 5–8pm

Special art exhibition featuring artwork of the Whitehall Road farmland at the State Theatre in April

Kids Summer Art Camps!

Artist members shows around town -- see Member Shows section!

Spring Art Classes are now available online!

Special, one-time, 4-day watercolor workshop with Mick McAndrews! May 21-24 -- click for more info

Online Registration

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

email us or call 814-234-2740 to find out more

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Donate to the Art Alliance Centre Foundation Fund to help us get a new facility!

You can also donate to the Art Alliance through our Centre Foundation fund! Established through a bequest by Joan Lampman, whose unwavering dedication to the arts and service to the Art Alliance for 25 years contributed greatly to the organization, this fund will serve to help the Art Alliance find a larger home where the arts can be brought to even more Central Pennsylvania residents.

Give to the Art Alliance using the Donate button on our registration page!

Go to the right hand side of the page, under the Login and Registration windows see the icon below and click on it!

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