The Art Alliance Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, at 7pm via Zoom
We have scheduled our Annual Meeting for January 13 at 7:00 pm on Zoom and encourage all members to attend. Watch for more information by email.
We invite all members to submit a jpeg of one of their artworks to be included in a virtual gallery at the Annual Meeting. Please send your image including your name and title of the piece to Jan Dillon (email@example.com) by Sunday, January 10.
January/February CentreArts is out!
In this issue, check out …
Find Inside // BAM in 2021 // 3 Dots Community Art Project // 3 Dots $1000 Prize Winner // The Rivet Classes // The Makery Classes // Featured Artists — Photography Edition // State College Photo Club // Classes at the Art Alliance // Art Alliance Pop-Up Classes // Art Alliance Annual Meeting
Click here for an online version (you can also get a PDF if you look at the bottom of the window for the download symbol)
Winter Art Alliance Art Classes are coming!
Session Begins January 11
Painting Open Studio — begins January 12
Coordinator: Susan Graham
Stained Glass — 8 weeks begins January 13
Wednesdays, 6-9:00 pm
Instructor: Ken Plattner
Drawing With Inks Online via Zoom — 8 weeks begins January 12
Instructor: Jennifer Kane
BOOK BINDING CONTINUED!Online via Zoom – 4 weeks, Jan 13 – Feb 3, 2021
Wednesdays, 1–4 pm
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Instructor: Ingrid Booz Morejohn
Pop-Up Art Alliance Classes are coming!
Click on the classes below to find out more and to sign up online.
Birds in Water Color Online — January 22
Friday, 7–9 pm
Instructor: Nicole Packard
Handmade Card with Watercolor Flower Online — February 5
Friday, 7–9 pm
Instructor: Nicole Packard
Acrylics Flowers Online — February 19
Friday, 7–9 pm
Instructor: Nicole Packard
Community-Inspired Art Display at 3 Dots Downtown
2021 Inaugural Art Exhibition
State College, Pa.– The Borough of State College and 3 Dots Downtown are seeking artists to respond, to highlight the vibrancy and resilience diversity brings to the State College area. The Borough’s Office of Community Engagement and 3 Dots Downtown are collaborating for the first time on a rotating art exhibition in the downtown area which will comprise local artists conveying ‘what diversity means in this community.’
Applications to be submitted no later than January 31, at Noon EST.
Community members were recently asked “What makes State College a vibrant and resilient community?” The responses had one common theme: Diversity. State College residents come from all over the world to share their food, culture, perspectives, and their identities with the community. Because of this, both organizations encourage representation from commonly marginalized communities in society, such as, but not limited to: people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. These communities must be represented to ensure this initiative is successful and strongly encourage submissions from individuals who identify with these communities.
The selected artist/s are required to provide a series of large-scale artworks to be displayed in the interior windows at 3 Dots Downtown (137 East Beaver Avenue). The Office of Community Engagement has received a small grant for this project and will be providing $500-$1000 in remuneration (depending on the installation).
The first exhibition is planned for the months of February and March 2021, followed by a second artist’s exhibition April and May 2021. Both organizations will work with you to ensure professional lighting and hanging installation are appropriate to your artworks, and that your work is secure.
· 2D Artwork – painting, drawing, photography, printworks, etc.
· The artist must reside in the Borough of State College or surrounding areas to be eligible.
· Photo examples, number & dimensions of artworks
· Short biography about yourself and your medium
· Brief statement on why you’re interested in participating in this initiative
Applications to be submitted no later than: January 31 at noon EST
For submissions and questions, please contact Natalie Vercillo at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org // Tel: (484) 560-1397
Are you using Amazon this holiday season?
Yes? Well, did you know that you can use smile.amazon.com and choose the Art Alliance of Central Penn and Amazon will donate a (small) percentage of your purchase to the Art Alliance? It’s true! With NO cost to you!
Just go to https://smile.amazon.com and find the AmazonSmile drop down menu to go to the settings and choose Art Alliance of Central Penn (that’s us). It’s simple!
We know it is a small thing, but as you know, those small things, they add up! And we really appreciate it and all you do for the Art Alliance.
Thank you and Happy Holidays to everyone!
The Abstraction Show from November
A huge thank you to:
everyone who participated in the show
our Juror, Brice Brown
Barbara Metzner’s family
our show chair, Robert Placky, and to
The State College Framing Company & Gallery for sponsoring the show.
Virtual Reception on Nov 20, 7pm
Chair Robert Placky and Brice Brown met to discuss the show and hand out awards — Barbara Metzner’s family also participated in sharing Barbara’s memory and their memorial awards. The reception was recorded via Zoom.
Our virtual gallery is now available!
See below to visit the show!
Abstraction Show 2020 Juror
Born 1972 Louisville, KY (USA)
Lives and works in New York City, NY and Milton, PA
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brice_Brown
Online galleries are still up for your viewing pleasure!
On our gallery website:
See our online gallery of the art that was at the Kish Bank.
Upcoming Events › Main Page List
Painting Open Studio Coordinator: Susan Graham 814-574-9459 email@example.com Tuesdays, 9am–12pm, ongoing, begins January 12 An opportunity for open studio time. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule but please email the coordinator in advance of each session if you are planning to attend so that we may ensure proper distancing is possible. Fee: $10 payable each day you attend.Find out more »
Drawing With Inks Online via Zoom 1-4:00 pm Tuesdays 8 weeks begins January 12 Instructor: Jennifer Kane firstname.lastname@example.org In this class, we will be drawing with dip pens and ink, as well as creating washes and areas of texture. Each week features new warmups, demonstrations, and practice sessions tailored to the needs of class participants. This is a delightful medium that allows the artist to work quickly and enjoy spontaneous results. Fee: $105 members; $130 non-membersFind out more »
There is something special about gathering loose pieces of paper into bound form, finishing them with a beautiful cover and holding the result in the hand that made it. Do you have a pile of gelli plate prints you don’t know what to do with? Printed or painted art work on paper? Journal pages or personal writings? Collaged scrapbook pages? Travel ephemera? Beautiful marbled or antique papers? A collection of recycled papers or funky packaging that you would love to…Find out more »
Linocut Relief Making Online via Zoom 1-4:00 pm Thursdays 8 weeks Begins January 14 Ingrid Booz Morejohn 814-206-4627 email@example.com This is a hugely fun course that provides the perfect opportunity to learn linocut relief printmaking and, at the same time, becomes a collaborative project that ends in the creation of a book! This book is tied to the idea of “Heads and Tails” – each student carves both a Head and a Tail which are then printed on separate pages…Find out more »
Linocut Relief Making Online via Zoom 6-9:00 pm Thursdays 8 weeks Begins January 14 Ingrid Booz Morejohn 814-206-4627 firstname.lastname@example.org This is a hugely fun course that provides the perfect opportunity to learn linocut relief printmaking and, at the same time, becomes a collaborative project that ends in the creation of a book! This book is tied to the idea of “Heads and Tails” – each student carves both a Head and a Tail which are then printed on separate pages…Find out more »
Paint-Along Class Online via Zoom 1-4pm Wednesdays 4 Classes begin Feb 10 Instructor: Lena Thynell 814-777-8532 email@example.com Paint along with Lena! She will send students a picture in advance and will ask students to have a drawing ready so everyone can start painting when the session begins. Critique included. Fee: $20 per session; you can register for each or for all 4Find out more »
Check out the January/February CentreArts magazine Online! Your local guide to art events and activities in State College and beyond. Also, click here for a link to our page with previous editions.