Art Alliance members' art show openings and events around town

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 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.

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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.


Member News

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

Brenda Horner does watercolor and calligraphy!


From Centre County, Through A Lens at the State College Framing Company & Gallery

State College Framing Company & Gallery

160 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College, PA 16801

Opens Friday, March 16, 5:30-8pm

Featuring Gerald Lang & Jennifer Tucker, Chuck Fong, Thomas Berner, Art Heim, Pat Little and Bob Lambert. Join us to view a variety of photographs while sipping local wines from Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery and enjoying tasty Hors d’oeuvres by local caterer, Paul’s Provisions. 10% of the proceeds from opening night sales will go to the Centre County Historical Society.

State College Framing Company and Gallery loves hosting events that highlight local artists and businesses and that benefit local non-profit organizations. We are a local business hosting an event with local artists & local food and wine, that benefits a local nonprofit organization.


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!


New show at the Green Drake!

opens Friday, March 9, at 4pm

artist will be there Saturday, March 10, 2–3pm to answer questions

artist reception, Friday, April 6

Green Drake Gallery & Arts Center

101 W. Main Street, Millheim, PA  //

A new collection of large impressionistic oils by Resident Artist Karl Eric Leitzel will be shown for the first time. This new show opens Friday, March 9, at 4:00pm, with an artist's reception Friday evening, April 6th.

The artist will be at the gallery this Saturday, March 10, from 2-6 pm in case you would like to talk with him while getting an early look at the work. Some of the large pieces are shown next to miniature studies of nearly the same scene, which are also available. The artist has also written thoughts about each piece and this new collection in general. The large pieces are all in beautiful matching traditional antiqued gold frames. We would ask that any pieces purchased early remain in the show, if possible, through the end of March. (poster attached and more images below)

Also, our annual Mid-winter Sale, with 15% off nearly all fine art and some craft art, continues until March 21. Come in this week or next for this special opportunity!


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.


Call for Entries Opportunities

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.

Entry Details

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 


Juried Show at the Festival of the Arts Call for Entries!

The deadline to apply is May 4, 2018.

Images 2018 is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. The Images exhibition is open to artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Artists of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage enrolled students from ages 16 through 26 to apply. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.

The exhibition will hang in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July 2018. The Library is located on South Allen Street in downtown State College. Allen Street becomes “main street” of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts each July.

The Images 2018 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the State College Framing Company & Gallery, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Schlow Library Foundation, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, and the Sturtz-Davis family. We are currently seeking additional sponsors.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Jennifer Shuey, Director of Development at (814) 237-3682. Special thanks to our exhibition partner and host, Schlow Centre Region Library.

Show hours at Schlow Centre Region Library are the same as the library’s hours, generally from 9 am – 8 pm on Mondays – Wednesdays, noon – 8 pm on Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm on Fridays, and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays. There may be times when the work displayed in the Downsbrough Room is not accessible due to other library programming. To check the library’s hours, please call (814) 237-6236.

An Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library. The reception is hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.

Click here to go to the Juried Show webpage and to sign up.


Bellefonte Art Museum Print Gallery Call for Entries

The Bellefonte Art Museum is now compiling a new list of artists interested in displaying their artist prints in the Print Gallery of the Bellefonte Art Museum. If you would like to participate, please contact Barb Pennypacker, the Print Gallery curator, at (the second character in my email address is the #1). We are filling positions beginning with the 2018 Winter show.

Two artists will be highlighted during each 3-month-long show. Space is the only limitation to the number of prints an artist may display. We will attempt to show all of your prints, however, those that do not fit will be returned. You are asked to replace any prints that are sold.

Prints for display must be signed and enclosed in a protective plastic sleeve. If your print is not matted, please include a piece of matt board or foam core in the envelope so that your print will stay erect on the display rail. Participating artists will be asked to provide the title, price and whether the print is a giclee print, a question that visitors often ask. In addition, each artist will need to provide a short bio, artist’s statement and a jpeg of yourself, to be posted in the gallery during your show. Prints may not be priced below $40. As with all sales, the museum charges a 30% commission.

Each first Sunday, the museum holds a reception for artists displaying their work in any of the 5 galleries. You are encouraged to participate in this wonderful opportunity to discuss your work with the many visitors who attend this monthly event.


Art Alliance Events

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

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 -- 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:; 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


Member Events Archives

Click on the link to see our archives of past art events and announcments.