Art Show Openings and Events

The Annual Art Alliance Recycled "Water, Water, Everywhere!" up now at the Gallery Downtown thru May 26

Theme: "Water, Water, Everywhere!"

opening reception, Friday, May 3, 5–8pm

show runs May 3–26

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16803

juror: Joyce Henri Robinson

curated and coordinated by: Anni Matsick

The Annual Art Alliance Recycle Show

The Recycled Art Show is in its twenty-fifth 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 second time this show will be in our Gallery Downtown, attracting a larger audience and open for most of the month of May. 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!

This year's Art Alliance Recycled Show's theme is "Water, Water, Everywhere!" and entries are due in the Art Alliance office by NOON, Monday, April 29.

Our Juror is Joyce Henri Robinson, assistant director of the Palmer Museum of Art, where she has worked as a curator for more than 20 years. She was part of the curatorial team behind the recent Palmer exhibition, Plastic Entanglements, which featured 60 works by 30 artists to explain plastic’s influence over various aspects of life.

Eligible Work

All works must be made primarily from recycled/repurposed materials and adhere to the theme, Water, Water, Everywhere! Materials found in nature (i.e. rocks, grass, etc.) 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 & Fee

Entry forms must be received at the Art Alliance by Monday, April 29 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.

Call for Entries Form (PDF file)

Mail in a paper entry form to: PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851

Email an e-version of this form to: artalliance05@gmail.com

OR complete an online entry form here

Entry Fee: $25 for everyone over 18

Entry Fee: 18 or younger entries are FREE

You must submit your payment separately:

Show Dates, Hours & Location

The exhibit will open with a reception from 5–8pm on Friday, May 3 at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, and will run through May 26. 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, May 3, from 5–8pm at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown,123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:30pm. The public is invited and attendees are encouraged to dress or accessorize according to the show’s theme.

Prizes & Judging -- thanks to Joe Krentman & Son for the prizes and to our juror, Joyce Henri Robinson

Prizes will be awarded for First place ($150_; Second place ($100); Third place ($50) and a Popular Award -- Visitors may cast a ballot for their favorite entry. The artist whose work receives the most votes will be awarded $100.

Sales and 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.

All reasonable care will be taken of entries but the Art Alliance is not responsible for loss or damage.

Submission of work connotes acceptance of terms.

In the case of response beyond space available, the chair reserves the right to limit acceptance to one per person.

Receiving and Retrieving Work

Work must be delivered to the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, on Wednesday, May 1 from 5–7pm. All entries must be pre-registered, no on-site entries permitted.

All artwork must be picked up on Sunday, May 26, 4–6pm unless you are participating in the extended show (see below).

Sitting for the Show

In order to have the show open to the public, the artists are asked to Sit at the show. You will receive an email with a link for you to sign up for a time slot.

About the Juror

Joyce Henri Robinson is assistant director of the Palmer Museum of Art, where she has worked as a curator for more than 20 years. She was part of the curatorial team behind the recent Palmer exhibition, Plastic Entanglements, which featured 60 works by 30 artists to explain plastic’s influence over various aspects of life.

 

Art of the Body opens with a reception on First Friday at the AAGD, June 7, 5–8pm

A visual exploration of the uniquely human desire to adorn and decorate ourselves.

Humans have expressed their identity, social status, and sexual desirability through self-adornment for thousands of years. Through tattoos, piercings, scarification, make up and hair styling we continue to express our individuality.

The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania is using this show at its’ Downtown Gallery to showcase several local tattoo and piercing artists and by doing so, actively encourage the community to become involved in diverse art experiences and expand the boundaries of what is traditionally thought of as art.

Art of the Body runs from June 7th-30th. The First Friday opening reception is on the 7th from 5-8 pm. We invite the community to come and meet the artists and join us on the Martin Luther King Plaza for entertainment from local dance groups.

 

Visit our Exhibitions page to find our 2019 schedule of shows we are hosting at both the Art Center  in Lemont and the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown in downtown State College

 

Art Alliance Events

There will be a Garage Sale at the Art Alliance coming up in August, so keep your eyes out for more info about that!

 

Art News

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!

 

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