Current Shows

the }figure{ative show 2018

show runs March 9–March 18

opening reception Friday, March 9, 7–9pm

at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont, PA

gallery hours: Saturdays 10am–5pm; Sun, Wed, Thurs, Fri 12–5pm; Mon & Tues, CLOSED

image by C.S. Fong

The Art Alliance of Central PA is a non-profit organization of more than 370 members. Located at the foot of Mount Nittany in Lemont, it is close to the University Park Campus of Penn State University. Our mission is to serve artists, students, and the art-loving public in Centre County and beyond. We sponsor classes, workshops, exhibits, and sales at 818 Pike Street.

The }figure{ative Show

Formerly “The Go Figure” show, this show has a 2-decade history showcasing artworks of the human figure by 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

Kelsey Rieger is a nonprofit arts professional and graduate student in the Penn State School of Visual Arts. Her background is in museums and nonprofit community arts engagement with an emphasis on education and curatorial practice in contemporary art. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in art education, and her research interests include critical place-based pedagogy within art museums, informal learning in socially engaged art practice, and post-critical museum theory. Kelsey began working with the Art Alliance of Central PA as the downtown gallery manager in 2016–17, and is excited to return to participate in this year's juried figurative show!


There will be a poetry reading during the exhbition on Sunday March 11 at 4pm! At the Art Center in Lemont.

Poets include: Mary Rohr Dann, Mary McGuire, Sarah Russell, John Ziegler, Mark Shiley, Teresa Stouffer, Lisa McMonagle, Laura Nejako and Steve Deutsch.

Eligible Work

2D and 3D work created in the last 5 years that has not previously won an award in an Art Alliance show is eligible. Reproduction prints are not acceptable. 2D work must not exceed 40" in any direction. Work must be ready to hang with hardware on the frame or stretched canvas. The Art Alliance reserves the right to reject any entry.

Entry Process and Fee

Each artist may submit one piece. The entry form and non-refundable fee are due by Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by NOON. Online payment is available at and credit cards are acceptable by phone, but a signed entry form must be mailed to the office.

Entry Fees: $30 member; $40 non-member; $20 student (high school / college)

Show Dates and Hours

The Exhibit will open at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont on Friday, March 9, and run through Sunday, March 18. The show will be open Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Suns from noon-5pm, and Sats from 10am-5pm. The exhibit is closed Monday and Tuesday. Opening ReceptionThe opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, March 9 from 7-9pm. Prize winners will be announced at this time. We are asking artists to contribute food or wine to the reception (please see entry form).

Prizes and 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 and Conditions

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

Receiving and Retrieving Work

Work may be delivered to the Art Alliance on Thursday, March 8, between 5–7pm. Please complete and attach ID labels (see other side) to your work. All artwork must be retrieved on Sunday, March 18 between 5–6pm. The Art Alliance has no additional storage space for artwork, please honor the pickup date.

Sitting for the Show

In order to make our shows open to the public, we need participating artists to “sit” with the exhibit. Please sign up for a time slot to sit with the exhibit after you receive the Sign Up Genius email invite.


Upcoming Shows

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

Call for Entries! due Tuesday, March 28 at NOON

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

Eligible Work

All works must be made primarily from recycled/repurposed materials and adhere to the theme, “Green Is The New Black.” Materials found in nature (i.e. rocks, grasses) may be included but may not comprise the majority of materials used. Collaborations are acceptable. School classes and youth groups are encouraged to enter group projects. Each project is considered a single entry with one fee.

Entry Process and Fee

Entry forms must be received at the Art Alliance by Tuesday, March 27 by NOON. This deadline will be strictly enforced. The non-refundable entry fee is $25. For youth (18 and under) the entry fee is waived. You may enter up to two pieces of artwork.

Show Dates and Hours

The exhibit will open with a reception from 5-8pm on Friday, April 6, and will run through April 29. The Gallery Downtown will be open Thursdays-Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Sitters are needed during these times and we will contact you by email to sign up.

Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held Friday, April 6, from 5-8pm. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 7pm. The public is invited and attendees are encouraged to dress or accessorize according to the show’s theme.

Dropping Off and and Retrieving Work

Work must be delivered to the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, on Tuesday, April 3 from 4-6pm. All entries must be pre-registered, no on-site entries permitted. All artwork must be picked up on Sunday, April 29, 4-6pm unless you are participating in the extended show (see below).

Extended Show

The juror will select from wall-hung and tabletop pieces to be included in an extended show, displayed inside wall cases at the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, 253 Transfer Road. Dates are April 30 – May 30. If you do not want your piece considered please indicate this on the entry form.

Click here for a PDF of the Call For Entries

Click here for our Online Payment Website to pay for your entry


"My Life with Mary Margaret" a photography show by Paul Ruby

opening reception Friday, March 2nd, 5-8pm

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA

show runs March 2–25

Join us Friday, March 2nd, for the opening reception of an exhibition of photographs by artist Paul Ruby titled "My Life with Mary Margaret," at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown. The artist will be present to answer questions.

The show continues thru March 25.



The Art Alliance 50th Anniversary Juried Show 2018

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

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.

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

The State College Framing Company & Gallery

From the website: "The State College Framing Co & Gallery, Inc opened its doors in October of 1995 with the ideals of providing a high quality product and a high level of service in a warm, inviting environment reflective of the products and services provided. Today some eighteen years later these ideals are still the same. We strive to treat all our customers and all projects with a high level of care — whether we’re framing a child’s drawing, shadow boxing a signed jersey, or framing an original O’Keefe painting, we treat the people and the work the same. I would like to invite you to stop by the shop and gallery, take a look around, say “hi”, and see how we can help preserve and present your works of art for a lifetime. — John McQueary II"

The State College Framing Company & Gallery offers Art Alliance members a 30% discount on framing at their store located in Hills Plaza South near Kid to Kid and Ace Hardware.

List of Accepted Juried Show 2018 Artworks

Betsy Rodgers Allen, Wariness

Bill Arde,n Reflection of Nature

Rick Avery, Trees

Stacie Bird, Easter Parade

Thomas Boothby, Redhead Diptych

Nancy Burch Brassington, American History

Jim Bright, The Reporter Extends Congratulations

Anne Buchanan, Still Life with Ginger Jar

Peter F. Pepe and Scott Camazine, Goddess of Borders

K. Chovit, Fruit of Adonis

Anne Cortese, Mary's Room

Pasquale Cortese, Untitled 1

Melinda Harr Curley Hair Heard Round the World

Mike Demi, Where Are You Going?

Suzanne DeSarbo, Rte. 322 Sheds

Mary Deutsch, The Unknown Sea

Karen Deutsch, Flowering Inferno

C.S. Fong, Stout

Dotty Ford, Henri's Hen

Jean Forsberg, Earth Fire Water Air

Susan Nicholas Gephart, The Path to Light

Jean Sletten Giddings, Burdock Leaf

Wesley Glebe, Alternative Energy

Susan Graham, Emergence II

Kirsten L. Grigor, Fracture

Jody Grumblatt, To the Barn

Robert Hale, Polaroid

Linda Hale, Revealed

Cynthia Hassler, Swan

Art Heim, Venice 2 Boats

Ann E. Hettmansperger, Space Matter

Alice Kelsey, Mt. Nittany from the Everhart Farm

Mary Lee Kerr, Resist

Lynn Kibbe, Elk Call

William T. Klaus, Box of Eyes

Peggy Shannon Klinger, Untitled

Carrie Koch, Caeruleus Flavus

Joan Koester, Ready to Go

Stephanie Koller, Awakenings

Cinda Kostyak, Stuart's Chapel

Liz Krick, Imprint

Josephine Kuhn, Hydrangea in a Basket

Marisa Eichman Kupiec, The Hunt for the Red Doe

Janet Lindsay, Southwest Landscape

Karen Lintner, Quiet

Jeff Mathison, Pillar of Spirit

Anni Matsick, Girl With Pink Ribbon

Diane Maurer, To the Oracle

Mary Shay McGuir,e Love Letters

Jeanne McKinney, White Head, Monhegan Island, Maine

Mark Messenger, Composition

Barbara Metzner, Lost Doubloon

Tom Mickle, Sid

Linna Muschlitz, Into the Flames

A.T. Pelikan, Winter Warmth

Michael P. Pelikan, Harvest

Barb Pennypacker, Should We Tell Them?'

Mary Lou Pepe, Chamber Pot

Grace Pilato, Majesty

Robert Placky, Algonquin River Grass: One

Claire Placky, Two Figures

Michele Randall, In Jest

Tim Reede,r Untitled

Michele Rojas, Rivera Piety

Harriet Rosenberg, The Storytellers

Paul Ruby, Mary and Paul at Ghost Ranch

Gary Schubert, Santa Fe

Maggie Scotilla, Winding Tree

Marilyn C. Seeling, Beaver Haven

Amalia Shaltiel, Islands in the Stream

Leslie Shelleman Neff, Round Barn

Sofi Skidgel, Windows

John Skrabalak, Underfoot

Candace Smith, Lisa's Hand

Wendy Snetsinger, To Be Organized Soon

Ian Stainton, Expanded Vase

Rhonda Stern, Woman

Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, Just One, Adam, Just One

Marica Tacconi, Breaking Free

Jackie Thomas, Rounding Bee Business

Deena Ultman, Abstraction

Mary Vollero, Penn State Elms (triptych)

Will Wadlington, Scenic 1

Denise Wagner, Snowy Owl

Adrienne Waterston, Hot Damn 1 & 6

Erin Bolger Welsh, Untitled

Jim Welsh, Reckless

Judith Ann Wilson, Outside Dunbar Cave II

Carol Wright, Blue Coral Blooms

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 Nicole Packard, abstract Feb & Mar
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Jan Riggio, watercolor, acrylic Feb & Mar
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Nicole Packard, abstract Feb & Mar
Juniper Village at Brookline Brenda Horner, watercolor Feb & Mar
Liberty Craft House Kirsten Grigor, ink Jan & Feb
The State Theatre

SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Debbie Lintal, watercolor Feb & Mar
Portfolio, A Salon Barbara Metzner, abstract Feb & Mar
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 Chris Mingear, wax paintings on wood Jan & Feb

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 "My Life with Mary Margaret" a photography show by Paul Ruby March 2–25
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
Pasquale Cortese, drawings
March 2–25 2018
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
name, title
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Jewelry Gallery
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
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 Art of the Protest, group show featuring artwork that addresses a political or social problem and focuses on the idea of change thru the end of March 2018
Café Lemont Laura Maney,
traditional lithography
?? 2018

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
Harriet Rosenberg
March 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
Heinz History Center Anni Matsick, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators 20th Anniversary Exhibit: Art of Facts/Discovering Pittsburgh Stories
thru March 28
State College Framing Company & Gallery Roxanne Naydan, pastels through Dec

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

Art Alliance show schedule for 2018

A reception is held for each exhibit at the Art Alliance Art Center is held on the opening Friday evening from 7-9pm. For shows at the Gallery Downtown (AAGD), the opening reception is held the first Friday of the month from 5–8pm.

All are welcome!

Art Alliance show schedule for 2018

Special 50th Anniversary "Juried Show," Feb 27–Apr 27
closing reception, Monday, April 26, 5:30-7pm
at The Robeson Gallery at the HUB, Penn State

"Figurative Exhibition," March 9–18
opening reception, Friday March 9, from 7-9pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

Recycled Show, "Green Is The New Black," April 6-29
opening reception, Friday, April 6, from 5-8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

call for entries DUE Wednesday, March 28 by NOON!

"Kids Love Art," April 27–29
opening reception Friday, April 27, from 6-8pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

"Members Show," May & June
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Studio Tour, May 19 & 20
Studio Tour Preview Show, May 18-20, opening reception May 18 from 7-9pm
-- at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

"Hip 2B Square," gallery fundraiser, July 11-29
opening reception Wednesday, July 11, from 6-9pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Abstraction Show, November 9–18


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 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:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Abstraction Show 2017 at the Art Alliance

Show dates: November 10–19

"Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher and depict the world." — Jerry Saltz, art critic

John Bowman & Ann Shostrom, co-jurors

Here are some pictures of the show.


image by Robert Placky, "Discharge" 2017 

The Abstraction Show 2017

Show dates: November 10–19

Opening reception: Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm

"Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher and depict the world." — Jerry Saltz, art critic

John Bowman & Ann Shostrom, co-jurors

Receiving & Retrieving Work

Please pick up your artwork on Sunday, Nov 19,between 5–6 pm. We have no additional storage space so please respect the pick-up date.

About the Jurors

Awards for this exhibition will be presented by two Penn State Professors, John Bowman and Ann Shostrom (who are married).

John works in a variety of media including painting,drawing, and sculpture. He is represented by Winston Wachter Gallery in Seattle and NYC where he will present an exhibition in April, 2018. He has shown internationally and is represented in private and museum collections. Bowman is Professor-in-Charge of the Drawing and Painting Area of the School of Visual Arts at Penn State.

Ann’s work includes dyed, sewn, and painted constructions combining formalist abstraction, social content, and handmade craft. She and John founded and co-direct First Street Green, an artists’ collective in the East Village of NYC, providing a flexible cultural space and forum for the arts and community action.

For a PDF of the entry form click here.


The Art Alliance Juried Show 2017

opening reception
Friday, Sept 8, 7-9pm

show runs
September 8-17

About the Juror

Kathleen Kase 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.”

List of Accepted Works Juried Show 2017

Betsy Rodgers Allen -- Berlin Wall section, Kentuck Knob, PA

Robert Baumbach  -- Shirley's Collection

Stacie Bird -- Mary on the Farm

Sean Bodley -- Self-Portrait

Jim Bright -- Spring Growth Boogie

Anne Buchanan -- Redwinged Blackbird

Char Casbourne -- Coming Up

D. Charriere -- Landscape I

Suzanne DeSarbo -- Route 322 Sheds

Karen Deutsch -- Les Muses

Pat Dolan -- Raven With Berry

C.S. Fong -- Red & Blue

Dotty Ford -- Flight

Susan Nicholas Gephart -- Big Valley Sunset

Susan Graham -- Eruption

Linda Hale -- Born By The River

Robert Hale -- Arch

Cheri Harte -- Butterflies Are Free

Phil Hawk -- Cherry Stone Table

Art Heim -- Cape Coloureds, Namibia Tribe

Anne Kenyon -- Backlit Trees - Fall Weeds

Peggy Shannon Klinger -- Trout Season

Heather Kochendarfer -- Glencoe

Karen Lintner -- Forest I

Mark D. Messenger -- Fall Reflections

Barbara Metzner -- Oasis

Anne Therese Pelikan -- Winter Warmth

Michael P. Pelikan -- Discovery

Brooke Peters -- Low Tide

Gary Schubert -- Georgia@Rhoneymeade #1

Jennifer Shuey -- Where the Slab Cabin Runs

Wendy Snetsinger -- History Persists

Martha Grout Taylor -- Above the First Bridge

Ann Taylor-Schmidt -- Inner Space

Milt Trask -- Spider Rock

Will Wadlington -- Kora-ju 33

Judith Ann Wilson -- On The Edge

Carol Wright -- Blooming Buddies


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  //

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.

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

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

July 1–31

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 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.

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 was received by Gloria Scaltz!


The Art Alliance
Students & Instructors Show

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

May 13–June 4, 2017

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, 2017

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.

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.


The Art Alliance of Central PA's Potters Guild Annual

Mothers Day Show & Sale!

May 12–14, 2017

Opening reception

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

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!

April 28-30, 2017

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"

April 21–23 

our juror

Carol Baney

The Annual Recycled 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!

March 24-26, 2017

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 included 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, 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

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

November 11-20, 2016

"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

Photos from the show by show chair, Bob Placky

Juried Show, September 2-11, 2017