Art Show Openings and Events

Gelli Monoprinting Demo for Pop Up Ave this Saturday!

MKL Plaza, Fraser Street, Downtown State College

Saturday, September 22, 1–4pm

with instructor Ingrid Booz Morejohn

If you want to see how easy and fun it is to make beautiful 'instant' prints using a Gelli plate (a gelatin and mineral oil matrix) come watch the Art Alliance printmaking instructor Ingrid Booz Morejohn demo the technique in front of the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown during POP UP AVE on Saturday Sept 23, 1–4pm.

Come on out to State College's very own pop up flea market Pop Up Ave happening in Fraser Street between College and Beaver Aves and take in the food vendors, vintage clothing and art demonstrations happening this Saturday!

Pop Up Ave is a curated outdoor urban flea hosting dozens of the raddest makers and vintage vendors from across Pennsylvania (and beyond)! There will also be live music, food vendors, a beer garden by Elk Creek Café & Aleworks—and it's FREE to attend.

Pop Up Ave will be happening from 11am–7pm.

Check out the whole line-up of vendors at


Christine S. Stangle and Linda Baumgartner have their artwork at State College Framing Company & Gallery

September & October 2018

State College Framing Company

211 S Allen St | State College, PA 16801


Christine S. Stangle is a ceramic artist (top image) and Lisa Baumgartner creates handmade books and prints (bottom image).


Anni Matsick & Lena Thynell have artwork in the Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Anniversary International Works on Paper show

Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Anniversary International Works on Paper show

October 14–November 20, 2018

Wayne Art Center

433 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087


Lisa Mitchell is coming to Rhoneymeade Sept 20!

Come one, come all to the free demonstration by nationally recognized landscape artist Lisa Mitchell. This is your chance to view Lisa at work in the remarkable setting of Rhoneymeade Arboreteum and Sculpture Garden (Thursday September 20, 7 pm).

Direct questions to Virginia Belser :


Anni Matsick has work in the PWCS's Aqueous show to be at the Spinning Plate Gallery in October


October 6–27, 2018

Spinning Plate Gallery

5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11–4


Member News

Diane Maurer's work will be at the Met's Watson Library!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library has invited Diane Maurer to be part of the Legacy Project, honoring prominent American paper decorators.

A selection of her decorative papers and biographical story will be archived so that researchers now and in the future will have access to original works for study of the book and paper arts movement in America.

Diane's Hand Marbled Paper Page on Facebook


Our instructor, Adam Swartz, is in the news!

Check out this article in the Town and Gown news online! Here's a snippet:

Adam Swartz is living a dream many fail to achieve. He didn't have to really grow up.

As a puppeteer for his company, Adam Swartz Puppets, Swartz has taken a youth mindset into the "grown-up" world, creating a successful venture that reaches out to children across the area.

"Back when I was 9 years old, I didn't want to grow up," Swartz says. "Everyone has the Peter Pan Syndrome. I thought if I had to pretend to be a grown-up, I could at least continue to play with toys and get a job as a puppeteer."

Raised in the area, Swartz earned his degree in integrative arts from Penn State. With his puppeteering, Swartz's goals were simple: to simultaneously educate and entertain audiences from all walks of life.

"I was a big Jim Henson fan from The Muppets, and this struck me as an ideal job," Swartz says.

Click here to read the article about Adam and his work


Anni Matsick has a piece in the HAA show "Pastiche II"

Harrisburg Art Association Membership Exhibition, "Pastiche II"

opening reception Sept 9, 11am–6pm

Gallery Walk, Harrisburg PA


Jennifer Shuey has a show, "The Trees In Me," at Schlow Library in September

September 2018

Schlow Centre Region Library - Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery

211 S Allen St | State College, PA 16801

"Trees in Me" Jennifer Shuey, Solo Exhibition 


Nancy Brassington's new "Houses" exhibit at the AAGD September 7

"Houses" an exhibit by Nancy Brassington

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801

opening reception Friday, Sept 7, 6–8pm

show runs thru Sept 30

Nancy Brassington's "Houses" exhibit opens Friay, Sept 7, with a reception from 6–8pm at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown. Come meet the artist and check out her amazing artwork!


Art Exhibition, Marica Tacconi, abstract painting

opening reception
Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30-7:00pm

show runs
through September

Webster’s Bookstore & Café

133 E. Beaver Ave State College, PA // 814-272-1410

Artist’s Statement:

My work as an abstract painter explores color, texture, and movement. I am drawn to non-representational, free-flowing art that develops and “takes shape” as I engage in the process. My approach is intuitive, unstructured, and rhapsodic – almost like “stream-of-consciousness” on canvas.

My acrylic paintings often incorporate materials that provide texture and facilitate movement. I am most inspired by abstract expressionism, synchromism, and the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Gerhard Richter.

As a music historian, much of my inspiration also comes from sound and from the connections between the aural and the visual. I paint while listening to music, mostly classical, but also jazz and music from non-Western cultures. Viewers have described my work as “having rhythm” and as incorporating harmony of form and color.

Check out Mar's facebook event


7 on the Square opens this Sunday at Foxdale!

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3:30–5pm

Foxdale Village Art Gallery

500 E. Marylyn Ave, State College, PA

Come and see the opening of the new show "7 on the Square" featuring the work of 7 intrepid artists, all square! The artwork, that is. The artists may or may not be "square" depending on how you define it.

Participating artists are: Karen Deutsch, Marie Draguns, Manya Shoket Goldstein, Elizabeth Kirchner, Ruth Kempner, Rhonda Stern and Adrienne Waterston.

The show will be up at Foxdale Village Retirement Community until the end of September.


Art Alliance & Art Alliance Gallery Downtown Events

Art Alliance 50th Birthday PartyWe are 50 this year and celebrating with a party!

Leah Mueller & Her Rhythm (Stacy Glen Tibbetts and Chris Gamble)

Art Alliance 50th Birthday Party

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

September 23, 5-7:30pm

with music by Leah Mueller and Her Rhythm

Join us at Shavers Creek Environmental Center Sunday, September 23, from 5-7:30pm with live music by Leah Mueller and Her Rhythm, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and great company!

We will also have plein air artists taking in the natural beauty of Shaver's Creek and creating works to be sold at the end of the evening.

Wren boxes, created and donated by Chris Bittner, are being painted/decorated by our very own artists and will be available for purchase at the party!

Tickets are just $25 so bring your family, friends, and neighbors and help us celebrate this momentous occasion! -- call, stop by or get tickets online and get yours today!

This event is being generously sponsored by:
Wegmans, Dantes, M&T Bankand Tom Cali, Tracy Wagner, McKenzie Millward at RE/MAX Centre Realty

Call now to get your tickets today! 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont at the back of the Gallery Shop.

You can also now pay for tickets online 

-- click the link to go to our online registration system and choose "Art Alliance 50th Birthday Party" from the "Search Options" and hit "Search." The event should come up. Proceed as a normal class registration. If you do not have an account, go ahead and make one. You do not need to be a member to make an account. And then come to the party!!


Calls for Entry

Call for Entry! Special show coming up called, "Is it hereditary?"

October 5–14

opening reception Friday, October 5

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Entry form due in the Art Alliance office 12pm on Wednesday, September 26.

The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown is having a special show called, "Is it hereditary?" October 5–14 featuring work by children and their adult family mentors — whether that is a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, step-parent, we are looking for the person who is encouraging and helping the younger artist in their artistic endeavors. Both people will have an artwork in the show, which can be for sale, if you so desire.

The artwork can be 2D or 3D. 2D work does not have to be framed. The entry fee is $25 per family. Please include $5 for reception refreshments or indicate you will bring something to share.

The entry form is due into the Art Alliance office by noon on Wednesday, September 26.

For a PDF file of the entry form, please click here.

To enter

Fill out the entry form and send it to us via email ( or mail (PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851) to be in our office by Wednesday, September 26, by noon.

Payment options

MAIL a check to PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851 ($25 + $5 for refreshments or indicate you will bring some, made out to the Art Alliance of Central PA);

PAY ONLINE — use the Register for Classes link in the menu on our website to go to our online registration system and under the Search ‘Session options’ pull-down menu, choose ‘Child/Mentor Art Show: Is It Hereditary?;'

FILL OUT THE CARD INFO on the entry form and mail to us, PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.


Call for Artists! for the SHAPE Gallery October Photography show, ALONE

Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education (SHAPE) is seeking artists to submit work to a photography exhibit titled ALONE slated for the SHAPE Gallery in Shippensburg in October.

The show is not juried and there is not a deadline for submissions. We will send out an email in early September with dates and times for artwork to be to dropped off at the gallery. Drop offs are normally done the third week in the month before the exhibit, in this case it will be September.

Interested artists should send an email to with name and email address and their intent to submit work to the exhibit. SHAPE will add them to the email list to make sure the drop off information goes directly to them.

Show details:

ALONE A Photography Invitational

Exhibit Dates: October 5 - 27, 2018

The Opening and Meet the Artists Reception will be on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

"ALONE" - Theme Guidelines:

The theme "Alone" doesn't necessarily mean lonely. The idea is to capture a single person somewhere in the image. We are seeking creative approaches to the theme.... Surprise us! Also, the photo should have been taken within the past three years. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your interpretation.

Submission Guidelines:

All work must be framed and ready to hang with wire on back. 3D works must be free standing or able to be hung. There is no submission or inclusion fee but there is a 30% commission on works sold. Participating artists are encouraged to sign up for gallery sitting at to support and help promote the event. SHAPE reserves the right to reproduce exhibited works for all media and promotional publications for exhibition only.

Limit submissions to 2–4 pieces.

Interested artists should send an email to with name and email address and their intent to submit work to the exhibit. SHAPE will add them to the email list to make sure the drop off information goes directly to them.

If you have questions about this exhibit or entry guidelines please call the SHAPE Gallery at 717-532-2559 or email Kurt at

SHAPE / Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education / P.O. Box 4 Shippensburg, PA 17257 / 717-532-2559 / email: / /


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