Art Show Openings and Events

Art In and Out of Focus, a photography show presented jointly by the Art Alliance and the State College Photography Club, will be held September 6-29 in the Downtown Gallery.

The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown is at 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA in the MLK Jr. Plaza next to the Fraser Street Garage.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES! -- Form and Fire, Ceramics by Central Pennsylvania Artists featuring Jack Troy will be held October 4-27 in the Downtown Gallery.

Entry forms are being accepted now with the absolute deadline to enter being September 26 at noon.

Click here for a PDF of complete Call for Entry including Entry Form.

You may choose to pay the fee online using this link to our online registration system however, an entry form must still be mailed or emailed or delivered to the Art Alliance office by the August 29 at noon deadline.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES! -- Abstraction Show 2019 November 15-24

The 2019 Abstraction show ill be held at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont November 15-24.

Entry forms are being accepted now with the absolute deadline to enter being November 7 at noon.

Click here for a PDF of complete Call for Entry including Entry Form.

You may choose to pay the fee online using this link to our online registration system however, an entry form must still be mailed or emailed or delivered to the Art Alliance office by the August 29 at noon deadline.

 

 

Art Alliance Events

Art In Nature Art Alliance Art Party! October 6th, 3–6pm

Please plan to join us at Millbrook March on Sunday, October 6th from 3-6pm for a wonderful afternoon. Listen or dance to the popular band Kristi Jean & her Ne'er-Do-Wells. Enjoy scrumptious food catered by Wegmans and wine tasting by Mount Nittany Winery. Watch plein-air artists in action and bid on artwork and other gifts in the silent auction. Advance tickets are $35 and can be purchased online through our registration system. Tickets bought at the event will be $40. We are counting on the support of our members and friends to make this event a success!

 

Art News

Congratulations!

Susan Nicholas Gephart's pastel "Tranquil Sunset" was selected to be included in "14 Inspirational Landscape Paintings" an article by Kelly Kane, Editor-In-Chief of Plein Air Magazine.

Susan will be teaching a 7-week class "Pastels Expressive Color" on Wednesday mornings from 9am–noon at the Art Alliance this fall. Classes begin the week of September 16.

For more information and to sign up for Susan's class visit Our Online Registration Site

 

“Reverie” (15”x15”) by Anni Matsick won 1st Place in Art in Common’s 2019 Artists in Our Midst, on display at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona.

The 15-minute charcoal drawing was done in a Thursday night Open Session at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania center in Lemont. Anni has 3 pieces in the show, comprised of 56 2D works, 15 Photos, and 6 3D works. Juror for selection and prizes was Stuart Thompson, Professor of Art Emeritus, Seton Hill University. The show opens August 23, with a reception and awards ceremony on September 18 6:00-8:00 pm during the monthly “Wicked Wednesday,” and runs through December 7.

 

Anni Matsick's “Welcome In”

Lore Degenstein Gallery

Eleventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Oct. 26–Dec. 9 Opening reception Oct. 26, 7–9 p.m

Anni Matsick's “Welcome In”was selected from a pool of 360 entries, for the Lore Degenstein Gallery Eleventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Oct. 26–Dec. 9 Opening reception Oct. 26, 7–9 p.m. This national, juried visual art competition and exhibition is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), working in painting, drawing and printmaking who are over the age of 18. This year’s juror is Alberto Carol, a figurative artist living and working in Miami, Florida. Carol will announce the awards during his gallery talk at the opening reception.

 

Centre Arts Wins Awards!

Editing and design work done for Centre Arts has received honors in the annual contest of the Pennsylvania Press Club.

Managing editor R Thomas Berner received two first place honors and a third place. One first-place honor was for the editing and design of the cover and a two-page spread about the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania titled “They paint to preserve,” published in November. A second first place went to Berner for overall editing and a third place for page design.

First-place winners are automatically entered in national competition conducted by the National Federation of Press Women.

Centre Arts comes out the First Friday of every month in the Centre Daily Times. Be sure to pick your up next issue next Friday, May 3, 2019!

 

Calls for Entry

Form and Fire, Ceramics by Central Pennsylvania Artists featuring Jack Troy will be held October 4-27 in the Downtown Gallery.

Entry forms are being accepted now with the absolute deadline to enter being September 26 at noon.

Click here for a PDF of complete Call for Entry including Entry Form.

You may choose to pay the fee online using this link to our online registration system however, an entry form must still be mailed or emailed or delivered to the Art Alliance office by the August 29 at noon deadline.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES! -- Abstraction Show 2019 November 15-24

The 2019 Abstraction show ill be held at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont November 15-24.

Entry forms are being accepted now with the absolute deadline to enter being November 7 at noon.

Click here for a PDF of complete Call for Entry including Entry Form.

You may choose to pay the fee online using this link to our online registration system however, an entry form must still be mailed or emailed or delivered to the Art Alliance office by the August 29 at noon deadline.

 

Member Events Archives

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

Art In and Out of Focus continues through September 29 in downtown gallery

Art In Nature, the Art Alliance Fall Fundraiser, at Millbrook Marsh, Sunday, October 6. Tickets now on sale!

CALL FOR ENTRIES -- Form and Fire, Ceramics by Central Pennsylvania Artists, are due September 26 at noon

Fall Art Classes begin week of September 16

Online Registration for Classes and Entry Fee Payments

Fall Pop-Up Art Classes coming soon!

Inservice Day Programs for Kids and Teens

Robert Placky is our featured Volunteer Spotlight person!

Artist members shows around town -- see Member Shows section!

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

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