Art Show Openings and Events

The Abstraction Show 2019 opens this Friday, Nov 15, with a reception from 7–9pm

The 2019 Abstraction show opens with a reception this Friday, November 15, from 7–9pm and will be held at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont through November 24.

Come check out the wonderful abstraction show pieces and stop in Sunday at 3pm for a special Poetry Reading by ??

opening reception: Friday, Nov 15, 7–9pm

show runs: Nov 15–24

special Poetry Reading: Sunday at 3pm

gallery hours are: Saturdays 10–5pm; Sundays, Wed, Thurs, Friday from 12–5pm
location: Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street in Lemont, PA


The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown's Holiday Gift Gallery opens this Friday, Nov 8, from 5–8pm

Please join us Friday from 5–8pm for the opening of our annual Holiday Gift Gallery at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown! Find great gifts for family and friends, like ornaments, jewelry, mugs, bowls, napkins, cut-paper art, pillows, scarves, paintings, drawing, prints and more! All made by local PA artists and artisans.

The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown is located at 123 S. Fraser Street in Downtown State College.

The Holiday Gift Gallery will be open from Friday, Novemeber 8 thru the end of December!

Stop in, support your local arts community and buy local for the holidays!


Art Alliance Holiday Wreaths are back for the Season!

Pick-up in Lemont on Dec. 4 (noon–3pm) OR at Downtown Gallery Dec. 6 (5–8pm)


Tannenbaum Farms in Centre Hall is once again supplying us with gorgeous freshly-made Pennsylvania wreaths and table or mantle runners for the holidays.

We offer professionally crafted:

22" Fraser fir wreaths

32" table or mantle runners

with your choice of red or burgundy velvet ribbon

3 ways to order:


Farmland Preservation Artists have an exhibition up at the Foxdale Village Gallery now thru November 25!

The Farmland Preservation Artists opened their show October 20 in the Foxdale gallery.

This is a large show with many gems! The paintings will be on exhibit until November 25, come and enjoy them!

Foxdale Village

500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801


The new CentreArts is coming out Friday, November 1 in the CDT

Stories about:

Local artists & shows around town

Haitian art, Elody Gyeks, Jennifer Shuey and more at the Bellefonte Art Museum

A Profile of Dotty Ford

And more! Be sure to check it out!


Art News


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.


“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 runs through December 7.

“Bits and Pieces” in oil and cold wax by John Skrabalak won 4th Place in Art in Common’s 2019 Artists in Our Midst, on display at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona 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.


Calls for Entry

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.

The Abstraction 2019 opens this Friday, Nov 15, with a reception at the Art Center from 7–9pm! Special Poetry Reading Sun, Nov 17, at 3pm! show runs thru Nov 24

Holiday Gift Gallery open NOW at the AAGD!! Check out all the wonderful artistic gift items by local PA artists... truly holiday shopping, made easy.

Wreath Sale Order Form

Lena Thynell is offering a Watercolor Workshop in Spain! May 16–23, 2020

Online Registration for Classes and Entry Fee Payments

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!

email us or call 814-234-2740 to find out more

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