Peace, Love & Forever Art

We are so grateful for all you have done to help us make this year a success for the Art Alliance. We continue to grow and serve the art-loving and art-learning community in a variety of ways:

  • through our regular 8-week and specialty pop-up art classes for adults and children,
  • our stimulating art workshops,
  • inventive kids' summer camps and inservice days, as well as
  • by hosting some amazing (if we do say so ourselves) art exhibitions throughout the year.
  • through support of our affliate organizations, the Potters Guild and the Farmland Preservation Artists.

In addition to our various Lemont studio activities we continue to grow and push the envelope by engaging the broader community with diverse and compelling monthly shows at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown in State College..

We appreciate your continued support in helping us achieve our mission of engaging our community in the visual arts. As we near the end of the year, please consider donating to the Art Alliance of Central PA this holiday season. We have a variety of ways that you can help us out. Any amount is appreciated!

  • When you shop on Amazon go to -- choose Art Alliance of Central Penna from the list of nonprofit organizations and Amazon will donate a small percentage of your sales to the Art Alliance!
  • Make a year-end, tax-deductible gift through PayPal - or make it monthly!
  • 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.
  • Donate to the Art Alliance using our registration system 
  • Get a gift certificate for a loved one to use for a class or workshop! Email or call us at 814-234-2740 for more information

Best wishes for a safe and happy holidays and a fulfilling New Year!



Check out what is going on around town on our Art News Page!

Like this Saturday and Sunday artist phenom Harriet Rosenberg is having an art party extraordinaire!. Find out more HERE.

Harriet M. Rosenberg:
A Birthday Celebration With Art

opening reception Friday, Dec 15th, 7-9pm


Winter Classes are Here!

starts the week of January 8

click here for a PDF of the classes

click here to sign up online

Click here for our Classes Page where you can usually find all our regular classes plus pop-up classes, workshops, and inservice days art classes for kids.


The Art Alliance 50th Anniversary Juried Show 2018 Call For Entries!

February 27 - April 27

Robeson Gallery in the HUB Robeson Center

B. Stephen Carpenter II, juror

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

Deadline to enter: Wednesday, December 27

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 will highlight the inspiring work of artists in the Central Region and beyond. We invite you to join other talented artists by submitting images of your work for consideration by our juror.

Eligible Work

Two- and three-dimensional works that have not received awards in Art Alliance shows are eligible. All work must be original; reproduction prints are not acceptable.

  • 2D work may not exceed 72 inches in width and 84 inches in height, including frame.
  • All work must be securely wired and ready to hang. Poorly framed work, clips, brackets, partial frames or wet work will not be accepted.
  • All pieces under glass or plexiglass must be framed. However, unframed stretched canvases are acceptable if they have finished sides and secure wiring.
  • 3D work may not be heavier than 150 lbs or taller than 108 inches. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.
  • Work containing open food products or biohazardous materials are prohibited.

Entry Process and Fees

This show is open to artists 18 years old and older who live within a 100-mile radius of State College, PA. Each artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration. However, no more than one piece per artist will be chosen for hanging. The entry form, along with digital images of the work you are submitting and the non-refundable entry fee (payable to Art Alliance) are due in the office of the Art Alliance by Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Online payments or credit card payments by telephone are acceptable, but a signed entry form must be received by the deadline.

  • 2D: One image per piece
  • 3D: Up to two images per piece

Please indicate the framed dimensions of your submitted work and label each image with your last name, first initial, and title of your piece. The quality of the images is important for the jurying process. All images must be in JPEG format and must not exceed 2 megabytes.

Sales and Catalogue

Works may be for sale. Buyers interested in works will be put in contact with the Art Alliance. The Art Alliance will charge a 20% commission on the selling price of work sold. The Art Alliance will produce a catalogue of works and prices in exhibit.

Show Dates, Hours and Reception

The Juried Show will run Tuesday, February 27 through Friday, April 27, 2018. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, noon-6 pm and Friday,Saturday, and Sunday, noon- 4pm.

The reception will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7pm at the Robeson Gallery in the HUB Robeson Center on the campus of Penn State. Award winners will be recognized at this time.

Insurance and Consent to Reproduce

All works will be insured for their value while in the care of the exhibit sites. This exhibit requires that all artwork has a value placed on it for insurance purposes, even if it is not for sale. Works will be insured by the HUB Robeson Galleries for the value indicated on the entry form. Each artist will be required to sign a contract for insurance purposes. These will be sent out by Penn State and should be sent back promptly.


Jurying will be completed and a list of accepted works will be posted on the Art Alliance website,, by 4pm on Thursday, January 25.

Deliver Your Work

Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibit must deliver the work on Saturday, February 10 between 3–6pm or on Sunday, February 11 between noon–3pm. Every artist must deliver work during these hours ONLY. All accepted work should be delivered to the Art Alliance at 818 Pike St., Lemont, PA. Make sure that your piece is ready for transport (with corners protected and fragile pieces wrapped) and that your name is clearly indicated on the wrapping.

Pick Up Your Work

Pick up your work at the Art Alliance on Monday, April 30.


If you have additional questions about the show please contact Bob Placky, Juried Show Chair, at (814) 574-3440 or

To inquire about the Art Alliance, contact us at (814) 234-2740 or by email at

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.

Fee: $30 for members; $40 for non-members

Call For Entries PDF file -- fill out and email to us at or mail to PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851

Here's a link to pay online

Under "Please select Session" choose "Juried Show 2018"


inservice 2017Inservice Art Class Days
are now available for Winter/Spring!

Dates of Inservice Art Class Days

January 2, 3, 4, 5, 15

Programs run from 9am - 3pm

Our Inservice Days Art Classes are a fun, creative way for your kids to spend those winter break days while you need to be at work.

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants.

Register Online!

Use this link and select "Youth Winter/Spring 2018" from drop-down Session menu then click on Search button.

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Registrations also accepted by email: or by calling 814-234-2740.

In The Palm of Your Hand II

opening reception, Friday, Dec 1, 5-8pm

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA

show runs Dec 1–23

You are invited to the opening reception for In The Palm of Your Hand II at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, Friday, Dec 1, from 5-8pm. Meet the artists, enjoy small bites, wine and small but mighty works of art!

Featuring work by artists:
Salley Horn, Dan Baxter, Stacie Bird, Jennifer Judd, Chris Mingear, Randy Doughty, Brian Giniewski, Annie Swinsinski, William Synder III, Adrienne Waterston & John Ziegler


Pop-Up Art Classes

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.

Contact the Art Alliance at or call the office at 814-234-2740.


Parent and Child Christmas Ornaments Pop-Up Class

December Saturday 16th

Session 1 - 1:00-2:00pm

Session 2 - 2:00-3:00pm

with instructor Nicole Packard

At the end of the one hour you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee for both parent and child

Contact the Art Alliance at or call the office at 814-234-2740.

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 Paulette & Tom Berner, photographs and digital paintins Dec & Jan
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Deb Lintal, watercolor Dec & Jan
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Tom Boothby, oil painting Dec & Jan
Juniper Village at Brookline J. Harlan Ritchey, watercolor Dec & Jan
Liberty Craft House Barbara Metzner, acrylic, mixed media Dec
The State Theatre Will Snyder, III, prints
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Sarah Pollock, acrylic paintings Dec & Jan
Portfolio, A Salon Nicole Packard, abstract Dec & Jan
The Corner Room Kevin Reilly, photography Dec & Jan
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 Jean Giddings, paintings & collages Nov & Dec

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

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 "In the Palm of Your Hand II" -- featuring work by Salley Horn, Dan Baxter, Stacie Bird, Jennifer Judd, Chris Mingear, Randy Doughty, Brian Giniewski, Annie Swinsinski, William Synder III, Adrienne Waterston & John Ziegler show continues through Dec 23
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
name, title
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Jewelry Gallery
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
name date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
Jean Forsberg & Gary Schubert
September 1–November 26
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 title," medium date
Café Lemont Harriet Rosenberg,
cut paper
Dec 2017

Common Place, 115 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA
Jon Vickers-Jones Dec
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey, Nov 3 - Dec 23
Pop Up Ave, Fraser Street, State College, PA
TJ Turner, cutting boards
Sat, Dec 9, 11am-5pm
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
Chuck Fong
November -- opening reception, Friday, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn St, State College, PA
Robert Placky, The Unfinished ... Finished show runs Oct 13–Nov 28
Heinz History Center Anni Matsick, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators 20th Anniversary Exhibit: Art of Facts/Discovering Pittsburgh Stories
thru March 28
Café Lemont Name

State College Framing Company & Gallery name

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

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 We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Stacie Bird

stacie bird volunteer spotlightI 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.

Stacie Bird is a photographer, art lover and Art Alliance Board member. You can find her work online at Her work will also be featured in the November show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown.

50th Anniversary Juried Show Call for Entries!

Winter Classes are here!

Kids Inservice Days Art Classes are now available! Sign up online! Jan 2, 3, 4, 5 & 15 

In The Palm of Your Hand II opens at the AAGD Fri Dec 1, 5-8pm!

Great Pop-Up Art Classes for both kids and adults!

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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We now have multiple ways to give to the Art Alliance!

Shop Online with Amazon Smile

You can donate to the Art Alliance while shopping online! Click on this link to go to the website. The site should have chosen Art Alliance of Central Penna (see below the search bar). When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon's Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Art Alliance at no cost to you! Click here to start now!

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!

Or give to the Art Alliance directly with your credit card through PayPal or with your PayPal account:

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