Current & Upcoming Art Shows at the Art Alliance Art Center and Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

The Annual Art Alliance Recycled opening reception, this Friday, May 3, 5–8pm

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.

 

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:

The Corner Room Isabel Kumerz, acrylic paintings March & April
The Corner Room Wendy Snetsinger, acrylic paintings May & June
Downtown State College Improvement District Offices Susan Graham, acrylic paintings April 4 – May 31
Juniper Village at Brookline Janet Riggio, collage April & May
Liberty Craft House Isabel Kumerz, acrylic paintings March & April
Liberty Craft House Scott Owens, photographs May & June
Portfolio, A Salon Anne Buchanan, graphite & ink drawings April & May
The State Theatre Marica Tacconi, acrylic paintings, photography
March & April
The State Theatre Mary Deutsch, acrylic paintings
May & June, opens with a reception, Friday, May 3, 5-7pm
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Nicole Packard, acrylic March & April
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists
The Village at Penn State Name, Medium Dates

Members who would like to be considered for an outreach exhibition should contact Marie at the office: 814-234-2740 or email artalliance05@gmail.com

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 Art Center, 818 Pike Street, State College, PA 16801 Momentary Joy, a solo show by artist Isabel Kumerz, featuring nearly 25 artworks, including acrylic paintings, cold wax oil paintings, mixed-media paintings, and drawings. opens Friday, April 12, with a reception from 7–9pm; show runs Sat & Sun, April 13 & 14; hours are 10am–6pm
Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 Climate, a show about what is happening with our climate seen through the eyes of artists opens April 5, with a reception from 5–8pm; show runs thru April 28
Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 Climate, Special Poetry Reading & Climate Notes by our show juror, Peter Buckland Sunday, April 7 from 4–5pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
Cinda Kostyak, paintings
April 1–28, 2019
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Pottery Gallery, NEW!
Melanie Rosenberger
April 1–28
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
name, medium
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
Tom Berner, photographs
thru March 31
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
name, medium date
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library name show date
The Bottleworks, Johnstown, PA name"show" date
Café Lemont name, medium
date

Common Place, 115 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA
name, medium date
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Susan Nicholas Gephart, paintings March & April
Elk Creek Cafe brew pub, Millheim, PA
Susan Graham, paintings April 2–May 22
Otto's Pub & Brewery, N. Atherton, State College, PA
name, medium
date
Expect More Store, Kish Bank, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
name, "show", medium date
Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA
name medium date
State College Framing Company & Gallery name, show date
Webster's Bookstore & Cafe, 133 E. Beaver Ave State College, PA show artist date

If you are an artist member and would like to have a listing here please contact the office with the details at artalliance05@gmail.com

 

Art Alliance show schedule for 2019

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 2019

Gift Gallery, January 1-27
at  the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"Artists Take A Stand 2," Feb 1-24
opening reception, Friday March 1, from 5-8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

click here for details

"Reckoning," March 1-31
opening reception, Friday, March 1, from 5-8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"Figure-ative Show," March 8-17
opening reception, Friday, March 8, from 7-9pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

click here for details and to enter today!

"Climate," April 5–28
opening reception, Friday, April 5, from 5–8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"Kids Love Art," April 26–28
opening reception Friday, April 26, from 6:30-8pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

Recycled Show, "Water, Water, Everywhere!" May 3-26
opening reception Friday, May 3, from 5–8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"Art of the Body," June 7-30
opening reception, Friday, June 7, from 5–8pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"The Square Show," gallery fundraiser, July 10-28
drop off your work at the Gallery Downtown either Friday, July 5, 5–7pm, or Saturday, July 6, 5–7pm

opening reception Wednesday, July 10, from 6-9pm
at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 / http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

"Juried Show," September 6-15
opening reception, Friday, September 6, from 7-9pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

Abstraction Show, November 8–17
opening reception Friday, November 8, from 7-9pm
at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

 

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 artalliance05@gmail.com 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

please check our Event Archives Page for more

Summer Art Classes are available now!

New Pop-Up Art Classes coming up

Summer Workshops are up online

Recycled Show, "Water, Water, Everywhere!" up now at the Gallery Downtown — show runs thru May 26

around town in May :: Mary Deutsch has her work at the State Theatre ... Jennifer Kane has her work at the Kish Bank Expect More Store ... find more here

Art Alliance Summer Camps are now available to sign up! Click here for online registration

Robert Placky is our new featured Volunteer Spotlight person!

Check out our upcoming Pop-Up Art Classes!

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

Register for Classes & Workshops Online

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

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

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