Upcoming Shows

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown
opens July 12, 2017

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown,
123 S Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801

Opening reception: Wednesday, July 12, 7–9pm

On view: July 12–July 30, 2017

We are so excited to announce our first ever annual SIXxSIX show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown!!

With this new show, SIXxSIX, we will be bringing you 500+ original works of art in all mediums, styles and subjects by local artists,.

All artwork is 6"x6" in size and all pieces are just $25!

Work will be sold anonymously so that when you buy the piece you can discover who made it!

Come in to the gallery Wednesday, July 12, for the opening reception and see all the artworks, as well as enjoy food, wine & live music on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza in downtown State College!

You can also visit us during our extended hours during the Arts Festival. We will be open regular hours for the rest of July.

The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown is located at 123 S. Fraser Street, State College next to Chuck Fong's Photography studio and across from the new H+M store. Check the gallery website for more information about upcoming shows, our mission, location information and more..

Alive & Well: Three Artists Thriving in Centre County & Beyond

Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
at the Art Alliance Studio

Jul 14, 6–9pm // opening reception
July 15, 10am–5pm
July 16, 11am–5pm

We invite you to a special group exhibition of three artists with deep ties to the Art Alliance:

Jennifer Kane, Adrienne Waterston, and Sean Bodley.

They will be showcasing unique pieces from their collections of work and new creations as well.

Join us for our opening reception Friday night and/or stop by Saturday and Sunday for the exhibition and sale as a part of this amazing arts festival weekend.

Friday, July 14th 6-9pm Saturday, July 15th 10-5pm Sunday, July 16th 11-5pm

At the Art Alliance Studio, 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

Learn more at: http://alive-and-well-in-pa.com

The Art Alliance Juried Show 2017 Call For Entries!

deadline to enter must be
in the Art Alliance office by:
Thursday, July 27

About the Juror

Kathleen Case Burk

Kathleen Kase Burk has exhibited her drawings in regional and national shows for over thirty-five years, winning many awards. Her works are included in many public and private collections, such as Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Del Mar College (TX), University of North Dakota, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Parkersburg Art Center (WV). She received a BA degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and an MA degree in Art, also from IUP, in 1980. She has taught art in a variety of settings, including the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, visiting artists program through PA Council on the Arts, and at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg from 1991 until 2009.

Primarily a still life artist, Ms. Burk’s extremely realistic pencil drawings explore the effects of light on arrangements of common objects. Her interest in design, particularly grids and centralized geometric constructions, gives them an abstract quality. “There’s a sense of stillness and contemplation in this way of working,” she says, “and the repetition of forms, building to a complex whole, is engaging, whether you’re looking at recognizable objects or abstract structures.”

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 50 inches in width, 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 100 lbs. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.

Note: The chair reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet these requirements and has the final decision of how the work is hung.

Entry Process and Fees

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, (click here for a PDF file, find yours in the mail soon or stop by our office and pick one up) 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 Thursday, July 27, 2017 whether by US Postal Service or email (info@artalliancepa.org). Online payments or credit card payments by telephone are acceptable.

2D: Send one image 3D: Up to two images per piece

Please label each image with your last name, first initial, and title of your piece. The quality of the images is important. All images must be in JPEG format and should not exceed 2 MB.

Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

Deadline to apply: Thursday, July 27, midnight

Show Dates, Hours and Reception

The Juried Show will run Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 8 from 7-9pm. Award winners will be announced at this time. Cash awards will be given. Gallery hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday. All participating artists will be asked to volunteer to sit with the show for a timeslot during the hours the gallery is open. Watch for an email invitation to sign up for a time. The email will be sent after accepted works are chosen .


A list of accepted works will be posted on the Art Alliance website, www.artalliancepa.org, following the jurying process. This list will be posted no later than 4pm on Monday, August 21.

Receiving and Retrieving Work

Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibit may deliver the work on Thursday, September 7, between 5 and 7pm. All accepted work should be delivered to the Art Alliance at 818 Pike St., Lemont. Works must be picked up on Sunday, September 17 between 5 and 6pm at the Art Alliance. If you are unable to retrieve your work at this time, please make special arrangements at the time of delivery of the work.

The Art Center has no additional storage space for art work so please try to have it picked up on time.


The Art Alliance will take all reasonable care of artwork but is not responsible for loss or damage. Entry of works indicates acceptance of these terms.


Works may be for sale. The Art Alliance will charge a 20% commission on the selling price of work sold.


Contact the Art Alliance office at (814) 234-2740, info@artalliancepa.org

Click for a PDF file of the Juried Show 2017 Call For Entries

Click here to go to pay for the Juried Show 2017 online


Current Shows

Flower Fantasies: An Exhibit of Photographs by Karen A. Deutsch

Opening Reception — First Friday State College, July 7, 5-9pm

State Theatre
130 West College Avenue State College, PA

Show dates: July 1–31
Hours: 12-5 Monday-Friday & one hour before any event

Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts "Images" Juried Show


Schlow Library

show runs

July 1–31


check the Schlow website for library hours

Images 2017 is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art. Images 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 to the exhibition. Artists enter the show by submitting digital images of work created in the last three years.

The exhibition can be viewed in Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July 2017. 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 2017 exhibition is made possible in part by sponsorships from the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Bath Fitter, the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey, the Schlow Library Foundation, and the Sturtz-Davis family. 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.

The Awards Reception will be held Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Schlow Centre Region Library. The reception is hosted by the Schlow Library Foundation.

Congratulations to these Art Alliance members whose work was selected for the "Images" show: R. Thomas Berner, Nancy Burch Brassington, Karen Deutsch, Mark Farmer, Dotty Ford, Chuck Fong, Marianne Fyda, Norris Lacy, Linda Hale, Cinda Kostyak, Jeanne McKinney, Tom Mickle, Gloria Plosky Scaltz, Wendy Snetsinger, Will Wadlington, and Adrienne Waterston.

Best in Show: sponsored by Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania
William D. Davis Award in Drawing: sponsored by the Sturtz-Davis Family
Best Pastel: sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society
Award of Merit: sponsored by Bath Fitter
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Best Student Submission: sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation
Viewers’ Choice Award: sponsored by Joyce Robinson & Norman Spivey


Confluence: a show of prints
at Foxdale Village Gallery
June 23–August 14, 2017

Foxdale Village Gallery
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-2146  // foxdalevillage.org

Opening reception: Sunday, June 25, 3:30–5pm

On view: June 23–August 14, 2017

Participating artists include:

Cazia Bradley, Valerie Dillon, Elaine Elledge, Laura Maney, Ingrid Booz Morejohn, Susan Parsonage, Mary Shoemaker, and Adrienne Waterston

Confluence: a show of prints features artwork by local Centre County artists and brings together a wide variety of styles and practices, all falling under the generous umbrella of printmaking. Come and see this eclectic collection of original prints and meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, June 25, 3:30-5pm.

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 Debbie Lintal, watercolor June & July
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Linda Hale, photography June & July
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Amalia Shaltiel,
June & July
Juniper Village at Brookline Brenda Horner, watercolor June & July
Liberty Craft House Adrienne Waterston, collage, acrylic July & August
The State Theatre Karen A. Deutsch, Flower Fantasies: An Exhibit of Photographs July -- opening reception, Friday, July 7, 5-9pm
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Debbie Lintal, watercolor June & July
Portfolio, A Salon Mary McGuire, watercolor June & July
The Corner Room J. Harlan Ritchey, watercolors, pen & ink Feb
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists
The Village at Penn State Holly Fritchman June & July
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Sean Bodley
PA landscapes
May & June

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

At the Bellefonte Art Museum's Tea Room Gallery: Barb Pennypacker & Denise Wagner, June 30–July 30

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 Aliance Gallery Downtown SIXxSIX -- over 500 pieces submitted!!
opening reception Wed July 12, 7-9pm & open special hours during Arts Fest
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Comunity Gallery
Char Casbourne, Mood In Motion
June 30–July 30
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
Barb Pennypacker & Denise Wagner
June 30–July 30
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Windows Gallery
Stacie Bird, Summer Project 2017 - Good Libations June 30–July 30
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
Diane Maurer
June 2-25
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library Lena Thynell
"Paintings from Pennsylvania"
February 2017
opening reception Fri, Feb 3, 3-5pm
Schlow Library "Images" juried show as part of Central PA Festival of the Arts: R. Thomas Berner, Nancy Burch Brassington, Karen Deutsch, Mark Farmer, Dotty Ford, Chuck Fong, Marianne Fyda, Linda Hale, Cinda Kostyak, Tom Mickle, Gloria Plosky Scaltz, Wendy Snetsinger, Will Wadlington, and Adrienne Waterston. Awards reception, Thursday, July 13, 6:30pm
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Stacie Bird & Brenda Horner
thru April 30
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
Isabel Kumerz May 5, 5:30–7:30pm
The HUB Gallery, Penn State, University Park Campus Harriet Rosenberg
"Harriet Rosenberg: A Retrospective of Cut Paper"
Jan 18 – Mar 2, 2017
reception, Feb 28,, 5:30–7pm 
Café Lemont Brooke Peters
June 2017

State College Framing Company & Gallery Beverly Klucher, "Ship to Shore: Two Painters Perspective"
opening reception, April 29, 4:30pm

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

Art Alliance show schedule for 2017

A reception is held for each exhibit on the opening Friday evening from 7-9pm

All are welcome!

note: our Studio Tour that traditionally has been in the fall has been moved to Spring 2017, May 6&7 (see below)

Looking Ahead, Shows in 2017

Juried Show, September 8-17

How to sign up for shows

Fill out the form for the appropriate show, which will posted as a PDF online and also mailed to our members approximately one month before the show is scheduled to open.

You can send us the form via email at info@artalliancepa.org or snail mail it to: PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

If you would like to pay online, go to our online registration system, click on the drop down menu and choose your desired show, which will be available the same time as the PDF file,  approximately 1 month in advance.

Past Shows:

The Art Alliance
Students & Instructors Show


Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in and came out to see the Art Alliance "Students & Instructors Show" at the Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden!

Special thanks to Art Alliance's Karen Lintner for organizing the show and Rhoneymeades's Mel Forkner and James Lesher for hosting and hanging and organizing the show out at Rhoneymeade. This is such a great venue for our artists and we look forward to continuing to work with the great folks at Rhoneymeade for future events.



Members Show

May 19–28

opening reception

Friday, May 19, 7–9pm

The Annual Members Show

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 – the Juror chooses prizes only. We look forward to this annual show featuring the work of our many talented members.

our juror

Jack Troy

Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where he taught at Juniata College for 39 years. Introduced to clay in 1962, he has taught 251 workshops to date in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Great Britain.He has worked at the Institute of Ceramic Studies, Jingdezhen, China and was an invited artist at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. His education in ceramics has included trips to thirteen countries.Jack has been the juror for more than a dozen national ceramic exhibitions. He has designed and built eight salt kilns, nine reduction kilns, two raku, and seven anamagas.Having published over 80 articles in ceramics publications, he is also the author of “Salt Glazed Ceramics” (1977), “Woodfired Stoneware and Porcelain” (1995), and “Calling the Planet Home,” [poems] (2003). His work has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous collections, public and private.

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 will be accepted until Tuesday, May 9, 2016. You can make credit card payments by calling our office (814-234-2740) or online at our website, http://artalliancepa.org.

Fee: $25

Show Dates & Hours

The Exhibit will open on Friday, May 19 and run through Sunday, May 28. Hours are: Sundays and Wednesday Thursday and Friday, noon-5pm; Saturdays 10am-5pm. The exhibit will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, May 19 from 7-9 pm. Prize winners will be announced at this time.

Prizes & Judging

Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded. In addition, Honorable Mention awards will be given to other notable works.

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 Work

Work must be delivered to the Art Alliance on Thursday, May 18, from 5–7pm. Please have the included labels completed and attached to your work.

All artwork must be retrieved from the Art Alliance on Sunday, May 28 from 5–6pm.

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

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


It's that time of year again!

The Art Alliance of Central PA's

Potters Guild Annual

Mothers Day Show & Sale!

show ran

May 12–14

Opening reception

Friday, May 12, 7–9pm
featuring music by Overhead

gallery hours are

May 13, 10am–4pm
May 14, 12–4pm

at the

Art Alliance Studio, 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA


Spring Colors Studio Tour 2017!!Spring Colors Studio Tour 2017

Our Studio Tour is back! This year we are having a Spring Colors Studio Tour and you are invited to participate!

This year's tour was held the weekend of May 6 & 7,  Saturday from 10–4 and Sunday from 12–4.

Our Studio Tour event is a weekend where artists open up their studios or participate in a group venue open to the general public. As a participating artist, you can show and sell your work, offer demonstrations, show your techniques and materials and meet people interested in supporting the arts and finding out more about you and your work in an intimate setting.

This year we had more than 27 participating artists in 17 locations for this self-guided tour. The event is free to the public.

Group venues provided by the Art Alliance this Studio Tour include the Granary in Lemont and the Rhoneymeade Sculputure Garden and Arboretum studio space.

Kids Love Art!

opening reception

Friday, April 28, from 6-8pm

show ran

April 28-30


Friday, April 28, 6-8pm
Saturday, April 29, 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 30, 12-5pm

Kids Love Art is an exhibition of art from elementary schools from around Centre County!  Come on out and meet the artists at the reception and come over the weekend to take a closer, more leisurely look at the art.

Thank yous to Dee Stout and Debbie Lintal for organizing and Linda Hendrickson, Jan Becker, Janet Scalon for their invaluable help!


The 2017 Recycled Show, "Flights of Fancy"

opening reception

Friday, April 21, from 7–9pm

show ran

April 21–23 

our juror

Carol Baney

The Annual Exhibition

The Recycled Art Show is in its twenty-third year of inspiring environmental and artistic goals for Central Pennsylvania artists.

Photos from the show, thanks to Gary Schubert!

Artists Take A Stand 2017!

Opening reception:

Friday, March 24, 7-9pm

Show dates are:

March 24-26

Poetry, Performance & Music

Sunday, March 26, 12-5pm

Artists Take A Stand provides Central Pennsylvania artists an opportunity to make art about the current issues that concern them the most, including electoral politics, racism, the environment, women’s issues, economics, education, foreign relations, war, and much more. It’s a chance to vent, protest, find hope, mend divisions, revel or despair.

Performance & Music

The exhibition will include a special poetry, performance and music event on Sunday afternoon.

The Art Alliance Figurative Show 2017

March 10–19 show dates

Juror, Dana Carlisle Kletchka

Formerly the “Go Figure” show, this show has a 2-decade history showcasing the figurative works of Central Pennsylvania artists. Entry to the show is not juried. All work must have the human figure as the dominant theme; clothed figures, nudes, and portraits are all invited.

About the Juror

Dana Carlisle Kletchka is the Curator of Education at the Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University, an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Art Education program; co-director of the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art (SICA), a joint project of the School of Visual Arts and the Palmer Museum of Art; and a co-editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.com, an online community of practice. Dana is interested in critical art museum education pedagogies; professional development for PreK–12 teachers in art museum contexts; the use of social media and and digital technologies on interpretation and engagement in the art museum; and the professional positionality of art museum educators within the profound paradigmatic shift of art museums over the last 40 years. In 2015, she was awarded the National Art Education Association's Art Educator of the Year for the Museum Education Division.

Photography Show

December 9–15, 2016

Juror: James Farrah

About the Juror

James Farrah moved to this area a little over a year ago from Arizona. He was the head of the MESA Arts League Critique group and the Phoenix Art Group where he lead art critiques. His expertise is in many mediums, but focuses on watercolor. Although his work covers a wide range of subjects, Farrah’s current focus is using children’s toys and artist’s manikins for subject material. In addition to being colorful and fun, they are wonderful tools for storytelling. He hopes the paintings evoke a sense of innocence and nostalgia. Farrah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BFA in painting, photography, and graphic design. Jim is a signature member of the AWS, NWS, NAPA, AWA and WFS. He also taught college level art in Arizona.

Abstraction Show 2016Abstraction Show

The exhibit was Friday, November 11-20

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." — Pablo Picasso (Spanish Artist & Painter 1881-1973)


Juror Rudy Shepherd

Over the past seven years I have been making work that explores the nature of evil through the mediums of painting and sculpture. This exploration involves investigations into the lives of criminals and victims of crime. I am exploring the complexity of these stories and the grey areas between innocence and guilt in a series of paintings and drawings of both the criminals and the victims, making no visual distinctions between the two. By presenting the people first and the stories second a space is created for humanity to be reinstilled into the lives of people who have been reduced to mere headlines by the popular press.

Going along with these portraits is a series of sculptures called the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorbers. These sculptures are meant to be a counterpoint to what can seem like a vast, unsolvable problem. They pose a solution, while at the same time questioning the viewer’s belief in the power of art, and the power of belief. These have taken the form of a large outdoor public sculpture at Socrates Sculpture Park in 2006, human scale works in 2008, and small-scale ceramic sculptures called Healing Devices.

Most recently I have begun a new series of paintings called the Holy Mountain series, inspired by the final scene of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film The Holy Mountain. These are images of places in the world that are considered ‘sacred’. This is a new direction in my work growing out of the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber project and the Healing Devices, it is an exploration into the idea of finding spiritual solutions to our very human problems.

-- Rudy Shepherd

read more about Rudy and his work at rudyshepherd.com

Photos from the show by show chair, Bob Placky

Juried Show, September 2-11

Figurative Exhibition, March 11-20

Members Show, May 20 - 29

Kids Love Art, April 15-17

Recycled Show "Around the World," April 8-10

Juror: Roger Shipley

1st Place - $225 — Christine Hill “The Around the World Time Machine”
2nd Place - $125 — Darlene Saylor “99.9% All Around the World"
3rd Place - $100 — Gloria Plosky Scaltz “CCD 2016”
Popular Vote - $100 and Honorable Mention - $25 AA gift cert — Mary Shoemaker & Nick Schmidt “Recycling Around the World”
Honorable Mention - $25 AA gift cert — Ruth Knowles “Little Cabinet of the Universe”
Honorable Mention - $25 AA gift cert — Michael Schmidt “See the World”

See this show featured in the Summer 2016 Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority newsletter with color photos on the front page!