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Reckoning 

/'rek(ǝ)niNG/

art exhibition

  • The action or process of calculating or estimating something.
  • A person's view, opinion, or judgment
  • A bill or account, or its settlement
Reckoning? I reckon.
Wreckin? I reckon it could be.
Can you attest? I reckon, it is.
They're not the ‘Sweet Valley High’ twins; but then again, neither is she Regina George. Well, because you see, they've identified as “poor” too. Farm-raised.
And She believes it well.
And so, I question the usefulness of your poverty as necessary entertainment as enough for distraction.
Can you attest to the usefulness of your making?
Yes. I am reckoning. It is.

–– Notes from a Black girl who sings like a white girl singing like a Black girl, 2018

This exhibit takes up the question: what does it mean to reckon with the past and the ways it manifests in the present? How can such manifestation act as a practice of reckoning that provides new insights into how we imagine and engage to the past? What do the politics of reckoning entail? What forms of accountability are deemed necessary of artists, of citizens? And what new social and creative worlds might be made visible and viable after such a reckoning?This exhibit features the work of a number of artists across disciplines whose work function as modes of reckoning. Living in an age of consequence, what accounts need to be settled in order to activate transformation(s)?From the deepening crisis of climate change, to ecological collapse, to warfare within school walls, to contemporary debates over nations’ borders, democracy, race, gender, sex, and class inequality we encounter a moment of profound precarity, uncertainty, and unknowing. For artists, these crises pose a unique challenge, namely, what does it mean to make art in this moment?

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza

Show runs, March 1–24

Opening reception, Friday, March 1, 5–8pm

Artists' reception, Monday, March 18, 7:30–9:30pm

Artwork by Anya Wallace, Courtney Morris, Mary Lee Kerr, Leslie C. Sotomayor, Grace Hampton, Rudy Shepherd, Bessie Floresgomez, Ciara Newton

Our Roots Run Deep

Dances, Short Films, Readings event

Monday, March 18, 5:30–7:30pm

at Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church, 206 South Burrowes Street

Short films

"Lumiere douce, Lumiere brilliant; Soft light, Brilliant light,” by Wilna Julmiste Taylor

“Outsiders,” short films on the experiences of South and Central American migrant farmworkers in the U.S. and Centre Hallby Bessie Floresgomez Followed by discussion

Youth Performances

Readings, dance, and vocals by youth of color from the State College Area High School focusing on the legacies of Martin and Malcolm and different approaches to working for racial justice

 

Spring Art Classes at the Art Alliance are up on our registration website now. Sign up today!

We have wonderful classes for you this spring in a variety of topics and mediums.

Here is the list (click here for a PDF of our printable schedule):

Drawing

Drawing for Everyone with Jennifer Kane -- Mondays, 1–4pm (Mar 18–Apr 8)

Watercolor

Pen & Ink & Watercolor with Mary McGuire -- Mondays, 9:30am–12pm (Mar 18–Apr 15)

Paint the Pennsylvania Landscape with Lena Thynell -- Wednesdays, 1–4pm (Mar 20–Apr 3)

Beyond Ordinary Watercolors with Michele Rivera -- Thursdays, 9am–12pm (8 weeks)

Acrylics

Acrylics Come to Life with Jennifer Kane -- Tuesdays, 1–4pm (Mar 19–Apr 9)

Rembrandt Technique with a Twist with Isabel Kumerz -- Tuesdays, 1–4pm (Apr 16–May 7)

3D

Soapstone Carving with Chris Bittner -- Mondays, 6–9pm (Mar 18–Apr 8)

Stained Glass with Ken Plattner -- Wednesdays, 6–9pm (8 weeks)

Art and Design Theory & Fundamentals thru Printmaking

Color Theory, Elements of Art & Principles of Design thru Gelliplate Monoprinting with Ingrid Booz Morejohn -- Tuesdays, 6–9pm (Mar 19–Apr 9, plus Sat Mar 23)

Exploring Nature & the Principles of Art and Design with Ingrid Booz Morejohn -- Thursdays, 1–4pm (Apr 18–May 2)

Spring Art Classes begin the week of March 18!

Check out the classes on our online registration website and sign up today! 

 

The changing climate is one of the most pressing issues of our time. For our April show, “Climate,” we invite you to choose a topic and create a work of art and short essay or description.

If you are looking for inspiration, consider the following effects of climate change:

Choose a topic in one of three categories:

  • Changes – What is happening, what is predicted to happen in the future, and causes: Coastal flooding, permafrost thaw, ocean acidification, severe weather, melting ice and rising sea level, impact on agriculture. Causes include deforestation, agricultural practices, and fossil fuel burning, which lead to increased CO2, CH4, N2O, and methane.
  • Hazards – Effects of climate change on humans: Sickness and death, food production, shelter, air quality, water quality, economy, disease, pests, transportation systems.
  • Adaptation and Mitigation – If we try, what can be done to adapt to and slow the pace of climate change: Green building innovations, infrastructure investment and redesign, global action and coordination, new jobs and industry, electric cars and biofuels, renewable energy production, long term growth and stability.

The process:

  1. Read up a little about your area of interest;
  2. Create your work of art, or use one that you have already made;
  3. Write a one paragraph description, essay, or poem about your piece and how it relates to the topic;
  4. Submit it to the show.

Climate show entries are due:

Wednesday, March 27 by NOON in the Art Alliance Office in Lemont

Click here for a PDF file of the entry form

Click here to enter online

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

You must submit your payment separately:

About the Juror

Peter Buckland is a lifelong central Pennsylvanian. Since childhood, he has loved the region's forests, fields, and streams and the creatures--including humans--who rely on them. He nurtures this love through his work at Penn State's Sustainability Institute, his service as the Chair of the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and other governmental positions, as published poet, amateur photographer, and outdoor enthusiast. His climate-related work has been featured in peer-reviewed journals, a TEDxPSU talk, The Washington Post, Democracy Works, Dirt Rag, local press, and numerous presentations at state and national conferences. He loves to spend time with his wife Alexandra and son Sacha.

Peter Buckland—Academic Programs Manager, Penn State's Sustainability Institute

"What's the Future Hold? Ask A Metalhead." TEDxPSU

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 48" 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

This exhibition is open to all and is not juried in. The entry form must be received in the Art Alliance office by 12pm, Wednesday, April 27.

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

Poetry & Climate Talk

The exhibition will include a special poetry and climate talk on Sunday afternoon, April 7th, from 4–5pm. Our Juror, Peter Buckland’s reading will intersperse poems with reflections on climate science, clean and dirty energy, land and soils, and organizing for a more convivial world.

Show Dates and Hours

“Climate” will open at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown on Friday, April 5, and run through Sunday, April 28. Art Alliance Downtown Gallery hours are Thursdays–Saturdays, 12–6pm, Sundays, 12–4pm.

Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, April 5, from 5–8pm. Contributing artists can 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 has a commission of 20% of the selling price for work sold at the show. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork. Purchased pieces must remain in the gallery until the end of the show, April 28.

Receiving and Retrieving Work

Artwork must be delivered to the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown at 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA, on Sunday, March 31 between 4–6pm. Please attach a completed label to your work. Pick up your artwork on Sunday, April 28 from 4–6pm. The Art Alliance Gallery Downtown has no additional storage space for artwork, please honor the pickup date.

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

Peter Buckland is a lifelong central Pennsylvanian. Since childhood, he has loved the region's forests, fields, and streams and the creatures--including humans--who rely on them. He nurtures this love through his work at Penn State's Sustainability Institute, his service as the Chair of the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and other governmental positions, as published poet, amateur photographer, and outdoor enthusiast. His climate-related work has been featured in peer-reviewed journals, a TEDxPSU talk, The Washington Post, Democracy Works, Dirt Rag, local press, and numerous presentations at state and national conferences. He loves to spend time with his wife Alexandra and son Sacha.

Peter Buckland—Academic Programs Manager, Penn State's Sustainability Institute

"What's the Future Hold? Ask A Metalhead." TEDxPSU

 

The Annual Figure-ative Show up thru Sunday, March 17

Opening reception, Friday, March 8, 7–9pm

at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont

Show runs March 8–17

There will be a Special Poetry reading on Sunday, March 10, 3pm

Gallery Hours Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Suns from 12–5pm, and Sats from 10am-5pm. The exhibit is closed Monday and Tuesday.

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.

There will be a Special Poetry reading on Sunday, March 10, 3pm.

Show Dates and Hours

The Exhibit will open at the Art Alliance Art Center in Lemont on Friday, March 8, and run through Sunday, March 17. 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 Reception

The opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, March 8 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).

About the Juror

James Farrah moved to this area from Arizona. There, he was the head of the MESA Arts League Critique group and the Phoenix Art Group where he led 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.

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 48" 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 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by NOON. Online payment is available and credit cards are acceptable by phone, but a signed entry form must be either mailed, to the office, emailed or filled out online. SEE BELOW..

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 8, and run through Sunday, March 17. 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 Reception

The opening reception will be held the evening of Friday, March 8 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 7, between 5–7pm. Please complete and attach ID labels (see other side) to your work. All artwork must be retrieved on Sunday, March 17 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.

About the Juror

James Farrah moved to this area from Arizona. There, he was the head of the MESA Arts League Critique group and the Phoenix Art Group where he led 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.

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.

 

Art Alliance Summer Camps 2019

Summer Camps at the Art Alliance 2019

Read about and sign up for camps on our registration website -- available NOW!

Ages 5-8

Jun 17–21 -- Cats! 

We will be using a variety of different materials to create a week full of cats! Projects will include finger puppets, 3-D cat sculptures, cat family portraits, cat tissue paper paintings, cat masks, and creating cat short stories and poetry books.

Jun 24-28 -- Bug Out!

Do insects have fan clubs? Sure they do and we will become fans by making our own t-shirts, masks and bug prints. Let's show how much we love insects by creating our own giant paper mache creature. Who knows, maybe we'll even create a bug rock band?

July 15-19 -- Mini Makers

From paper marbling to 3D sculpture, we will be making art out of a wide range of materials. Bring your creativity and imagination and let's Make Art!

July 22-26 -- STEAM Rollin'

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! We will be making lots of art while exploring science and math topics, too. Join us and see how they all come together this week.

Aug 5-9 -- We Can Build It!

Buildings are giant sculptures that people can go into. Let's create a caste or a tower or an ancient pyramid. Let's make a building of the future. We will do cool architectural art with wood, metal, clay and paper mache.

Aug 12-19 -- Ways to Go

Do you want to design your own car or your own flying machine? Do you want to set sail on the high seas with your specially designed ship? We will have so much fun figuring out how to make things fly, roll and sail. We can take your ideas and use found objects, wood, paint and clay to make them come to life! There are so many ways to go!

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking AM

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques.

Ages 7-11

Jun 24-28 -- Puppets

We will be using a variety of materials to create many different types of puppets this week. Some of the projects will include a family of finger puppets, simple sock puppets, folded paper puppets, and we will also experiment with marionette creations!

July 8-9 -- Brazil!

Bem vindo as Brasil - Welcome to Brazil! An intensive multi-media art and cultural experience featuring the old and the new, the AMazon rainforest, Brazilian folklore, food and dancing.

July 15-19 -- Art in Math & Nature

Explore and make art using tessellations, number patterns like the golden rectangle and Fibonacci, fractals, tangrams and more! Drawing, collage and painting!

July 22-26 -- Storybook Landscapes

Books record our history, communicate ideas, and tell a story … but can they do more? We will take an old, ordinary book that is heading to the trash, and recycle it into something extraordinary: a 3-D fairytale landscape. Bring a worn-out book and an open mind as we put a new spin on the old saying: "from trash to treasure".

July 29-Aug 2 -- Comics, Cartoons & More

From your imagination to the page and beyond! Create your own characters and bring them to life. Tell their story through sequential art, animation, puppetry and theatre games.

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking PM --

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques

Ages 4-6

July 1-3 -- Little Birds of A Feather

Explore birds and experiment with different ways to make art in your first art camp experience, designed for those who have not yet attended kindergarten. Spread your wings and fly into this mini art camp! This session is limited to 6 participants.

Ages 9-teens

Aug 5-9 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Aug 12-16 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Ages 11+

Aug 12-16 -- Drawing Outside the Boundary

Students will review drawing foundation skills initially for the first few days and then explore new media with the introduction of non-traditional materials. Example of contemporary artists and samples of unique techniques will be reviewed.

Aug 19-23 -- Acrylic Painting TRICKS to use with Collage

Students will learn how to produce an "Acrylic Lift", Stamping, Sgraffito and Rice Paper Transfers. The students will experiment with acrylics in the first few days of the class and finish a final collage on a "theme" of their own choosing. The final mixed media art work will incorporate both traditional painting and non-traditional techniques.

Click here for a PDF file with a listing of the Art Alliance Summer Camps

 

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

 

Volunteer Spotlight

Many, many thanks to all our hardworking volunteers. The Art Alliance could not do all that we do without you and your great ideas, your energy and your spirit. Here is one example of one our awesome volunteers and how they are making a difference for the Art Alliance.

We will be featuring our stellar volunteers on a regular basis on our About Us page under Volunteer Spotlight. So if you know someone you would like to see in our Volunteer Spotlight, please contact the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at artalliance05@gmail.com. We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Bob Placky volunteer spotlightRobert Placky

Robert is a recently retired secondary art teacher from the State College Area School District. He taught for 40 years, focusing on advanced classes and portfolio development. Many of his students obtain degrees in the arts at major universities and art schools. He has stayed active in the art community with his involvement with the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. He is the Secretary on the Art Alliance Board of Directors and the Exhibition Chair. One of his yearly highlights is hanging the Abstraction Show.

Robert is an artist/adventurer that loves the outdoors and thrives under cerulean skies. He is an acrylic painter that uses mixed media on canvas and in print to capture the essence of place. He lives in Park Forest with his studio dog, Jayda.

 

Winter Art Classes 2019 at the Art AllianceKids Art Classes during Inservice Days are now available to sign up online

Dates are:

Monday, March 4; Tuesday, March 5; Wed. March 6; Thurs. March 7; Friday, March 8

Friday, March 29

Friday, April 19; Monday, April 22; Tuesday, April 23

Programs run from 9am - 3pm

Our Inservice Days Art Classes are a fun, creative way for your kids to spend those winter break days while you need to be at work.

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants per day.

Click here to sign up online today!

Call of the office at 814-234-2740 to register over the phone or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street at the back of the Gallery Shop to register in person

 

Please note:

The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania has a new web address:

artallianceofcentralpa.org

and a new email address: artalliance05@gmail.com 

Please make a note of it. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Upcoming Workshops

To sign up online visit our Online Registration Website
Or call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop. 

 

Out of the Box Pastel Workshop for Intermediate and Advanced Students

Saturday April 6 12:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Alice Kelsey

Art Alliance Art Center

818 Pike Street Lemont, PA 16851

Here’s a half day ‘retreat’ for art-makers with some experience with the pastel medium to expand technique, and share in comradery of creating. With focus on intermediate to advanced pastel skills, topics will include expressive qualities of color, compositional integration, knowing and using your artistic ‘voice’, and assessing progress positively as you paint. We’ll have several interesting and fun ways to learn including in-class exercises, demo, review of recent work, and a Q & A time to discuss and consider solutions for stumbling blocks or what you’ve been wondering how to do with pastel. Join in this time to harness the creative power of pastel and your own natural style!

Fee: $55

To sign up online visit our Online Registration Website
Or call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop. 

 

Pop Up Art Classes!

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class.

 

How to Frame Paper Artworks (Low Cost But Professional) Pop-Up

Saturday, March 30 10 am–noon

Instructor: Isabel Kumerz

Art Alliance Art Center

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

A contemporary way to frame and exhibit your modern works on paper without spending a fortune. Two ways on how to frame your paper artwork. One is onto a wood panel, the other is using matts. NO MATERIALS for this class.

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

Fee: $30

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop in the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class

 

Flowing Landscape with a Digital Camera Pop-Up

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Bob Baumbach

Meet at Galbraith Gap -- google map here

baum634@hotmail.com, 814-238-8153

This single session class is for beginning to intermediate photographers. We will concentrate on stream and water photography. You will learn how to control the camera to create various moods of flowing water. We will meet at the Galbraith Gap parking lot (go past Tussey Ski Center until you come to a bridge across the stream and turn left just before the bridge to access the parking area).

Bring camera(s) with charged batteries and a tripod if you have one (I will have extra). In case of heavy rain we will meet Thursday May 9th at the same time. (I will call students to determine postponement).

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

Fee: $30

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop in the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class

 

“Climate” an art show — in April 2019

The changing climate is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

For our April show, “Climate,” we invite you to choose a topic and create a work of art and short essay or description.

Choose a topic in one of three categories:

  1. Changes – What is happening, what is predicted to happen in the future, and causes: Coastal flooding, permafrost thaw, ocean acidification, severe weather, melting ice and rising sea level, impact on agriculture. Causes include deforestation, agricultural practices, and fossil fuel burning, which lead to increased CO2, CH4, N2O, and methane.
  2. Hazards – Effects of climate change on humans: Sickness and death, food production, shelter, air quality, water quality, economy, disease, pests, transportation systems.
  3. Adaptation and Mitigation – If we try, what can be done to adapt to and slow the pace of climate change: Green building innovations, infrastructure investment and redesign, global action and coordination, new jobs and industry, electric cars and biofuels, renewable energy production, long term growth and stability.

The process:

  • Read up a little about your area of interest;
  • Create your work of art, or use one that you have already made;
  • Write a one paragraph description, essay, or poem about your piece and how it relates to the topic;
  • Submit it to the show.

Check back here soon for submission information and dates.


Member News — find more Member News on our Art News page

 

speaking of supporting the arts...

Rent Angels for the Gallery Downtown -- Thank you!Join the growing host of Rent Angels!

As part of a sustainted effort to keep the downtown gallery open and operational as an art gallery, the Art Alliance has initiated a "Rent Angels" program through which members of the public can sponsor the gallery for a month.

Click here for a link to the letter for more information about the program and how you can join this growing cohort of community-minded, art-loving individuals in helping to keep fine art an integral part of downtown State College.

Also feel free to contact our office to speak with Marie Doll at 814-234-2740 or email us at artalliance05@gmail.com with questions, etc.

A huge

Thank You

to our current Rent Angels:

Tom and Paulette Berner

Heidi Nicholas & Bruce Fleisher

Ed and Charlene Friedman

Elizabeth Kirchner

John and Cinda Kostyak

Robert and Ann Pangborn

Thomazine Shanahan

Dolores Taricani

Don and Peggy Zimmerman

McQuaide Blasko, Thomas Miller

Rapid Transit, Terry Loesch

The Tavern Restaurant, Pat Daugherty

 

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 Cinda Kostyak, oil paintings January & February
Juniper Village at Brookline Irmgard Lee, fabric art/quilts January & February
Liberty Craft House Isabel Kumerz, acrylic paintings January & February
Portfolio, A Salon Harriet Rosenberg, photography/cut paper January
The State Theatre Maxine Jones, computer generated art
January
The State Theatre Mary McGuire, pen & ink & watercolor
February
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Nicole Packard, acrylic January & February
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 Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801 Artists Take A Stand 2 art and the issues of the day combine in this one show opens Fri Feb 1 with a reception from 5–8pm; show runs thru Feb 24
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
Cynthia Nixon, paintings
Feb 1–24; opening reception Sun, Feb 3, 12–4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Pottery Gallery, NEW!
Mark Messenger & Jan Dillon
Feb 1–24; opening reception Sun, Feb 3, 12–4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
Lisa Marie Cirincione, photos
Feb 1–24; opening reception Sun, Feb 3, 12–4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
Nancy Brassington
Feb 1–24; opening reception Sun, Feb 3, 12–4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
name
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
Marianne Fyda & Linda Hale Jan 1 - Feb 28
Elk Creek Cafe brew pub, Millheim, PA
Adrienne Waterston, acrylic works on fabric, collage, silkscreen prints now thru the end of February
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

 

Climate - an art exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRIES! due Wed Mar 27 by NOON in the Art Alliance office - click here for deets

Spring Classes 2019 are up now online

/'rek(ǝ)niNG/ an art show is up NOW at the AAGD thru March 24; there will be an Artists' Reception, Mon, Mar 18, from 7:30–9:30pm as well as short films & youth performances 5:30–7:30pm -- click for details

Farmland Preservations Artists Show at the Centre County Historical Society up thru March

Art Alliance Summer Camps! Online registration now open!

Artist Mar Tacconi has a show of her work at the State Theatre for the months of February & March

Robert Placky is our new featured Volunteer Spotlight person!

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

Online Registration

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

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

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We now have multiple ways to give to the Art Alliance!

Shop Online with Amazon Smile

You can donate to the Art Alliance while shopping online! Click on this link to go to the smile.amazon website. The site should have chosen Art Alliance of Central Penna (see below the search bar). When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon's Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Art Alliance at no cost to you! Click here to start now!

Donate to the Art Alliance Centre Foundation Fund to help us get a new facility!

You can also donate to the Art Alliance through our Centre Foundation fund! Established through a bequest by Joan Lampman, whose unwavering dedication to the arts and service to the Art Alliance for 25 years contributed greatly to the organization, this fund will serve to help the Art Alliance find a larger home where the arts can be brought to even more Central Pennsylvania residents.

Give to the Art Alliance using the Donate button on our registration page!

Go to the right hand side of the page, under the Login and Registration windows see the icon below and click on it!

Or give to the Art Alliance directly with your credit card through PayPal or with your PayPal account:

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