The annual SQUARE SHOW is on the horizon!
School is starting up, fall classes are coming and so is our annual fundraiser, The Square Show!
This year we will be holding the show virtually again!
We are looking for artists to create and donate 6″x6″ square artworks!
We will need to have them in the Art Alliance office by Sunday, SEPTEMBER 19th!
Choose your favorite material, technique, idea, and subject matter. Past entries have been drawn on hardwoods, painted on canvas, printed on fabric, modeled in clay slabs, and assembled on board. Subjects for these works include people, landscapes, still life, animals, architecture and more.
Patrons and friends will have an opportunity to preview SQUARE on Shopify October 1-3.
The sale will begin at 6:00 pm on October 4 and continue to October 24.
Your participation is essential! And greatly appreciated!!
We depend on this fundraiser to help us bring you great studio and pop-up classes and workshops, summer camps, and exhibitions.
Stacie Bird, Mostly Black & White
September & October 2021
State College Downtown Improvement District Office
127 S Fraser Street, State College, PA
in the MLK Plaza
State College Photo Club Youth Showcase
September & October
Kish Bank Expect More Store!
114 South Allen in State College
The 12 photos to be featured at Kish Bank in September and October are the winners of the first State College Photo Club Youth Showcase. All the winners are students at State College Area High School.
These photos were submitted to the national Photographic Society of America (PSA) Youth Showcase. 45% of the photos submitted to PSA were accepted into the 2021 Youth Showcase. The accepted photos will be shown at the 2021 PSA Photo Festival to be held in Rapid City, South Dakota, Oct. 4–10, 2021.
For a first-time entry into the PSA showcase, State College did well and beat the odds. Seven of the 12 winners’ photos were accepted. Three of the photos received awards:
Mira Johns received 2nd place in the “Color Choice” category for digital images for her photo To Dust You Shall Return
Ivy Macalus received 2nd place in the “People or Animals” category for printed images for her photo Reflection
Anastasia Figart received 3rd place in the “Color Choice” category for printed images for her photo Tiny Traveler
Other photos accepted into the PSA Youth Showcase were:
Business Professional by James Dobson in the “People or Animals” category for digital images
Disintegration by Yingning Cui in the “Color Choice” category for digital images
Waffle by Samuel Bestwick in the “Monochromatic Choice” category for digital images
Her Ivy by Calie Forsythe in the “Monochromatic Choice” category for printed images
We are grateful to Danielle Crowe, art teacher and curriculum coordinator, State College Area School District, for her involvement in encouraging her students to participate in the State College Photo Club Youth Showcase. We are also grateful to John McQueary of State College Framing Company for his support for framing the high school photos.
Sponsored by the State College Photo Club — a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. We use all manner of cameras, from point and shoots, to iPhones, to digital SLRs, to large format cameras. Our skill levels range from beginner to very experienced, and everything in between. So, everyone is welcome. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/statecollegephotoclub.
Image shown above: Microbial Rainbow by Nikolai Netrutenko
CentreArts September/October edition is out!
Find out what is going in Central PA in the Arts!
Great upcoming exhibitions coming up at BAM & The Palmer Museum
Classes at The Rivet, The Art Alliance & The Makery
Fun events at 3 Dots Downtown
Click here for link (or click image) to see this new edition!!
Click here for a PDF if you want to view it that way. You can contact us for a high res version if you want to print it out high res.
Fall Art Classes are coming!
Fall Pop-Ups Start the week of Sept 10
Instructor Nicole Packard will guide you through an evening of relaxation and art from the comfort of your own home via Zoom! Learn techniques while creating your own version of a painting. Join her for a Pen & Ink Birch Tree pop-up (Sept 10), as well as 3 Watercolor Pop-Ups each featuring a different image/subject — Cactus (Sept 24), Flowers (October 8), and a Beach at Sunset (10/22).
We are also offering an in-person an intro to Soapstone Carving pop-up with Chris Bittner (10/11). Students will be introduced to soapstone as an easy-to-carve artistic material. We will learn about soapstone’s origins, uses and properties, proper use of tools and safety practices. During the class, each student will use rasps and sandpaper to carve and polish one or two small pieces that may be pendants or small sculptures. Students will keep their pieces and take home a new artistic skill.
Studio Art Classes begin the week of September 13
This Fall the Art Alliance will be offering in-person Studio Art Classes like Basic Drawing: An Intro to 2D (8 weeks), Soapstone Carving (4 weeks), Intro to Linocut Relief Printmaking (there is an afternoon class and an evening class) (3 weeks) & Multi Block Lincut Printmaking (afternoon — [FULL, click link to add your name to the wait list] — or evening) (4 weeks), Stained Glass (8 weeks), and Pen & Ink & Watercolor (6 weeks) & Weekly Open Model Session (no registration required — $10 drop in fee).
Painting with Gouache (8 weeks) will be offered via ZOOM.
All Covid-19 recommended precautions will be followed in classes at the Art Center.
Art Workshops in October
The Art Alliance is offering two workshops this fall: Silver Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay for Beginners with Wendy Schuster, October 2, Watercolor Workshop with Lena Thynell, October 16 & 23, and 2-Day All Mediums – Creative Color in the Landscape with Instructor Susan Nicholas Gephart October 29 & 30.
All Covid-19 recommended precautions will be followed in classes at the Art Center.
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Stacie Bird's show, Mostly Black & White Check out Stacie's show at the State College Downtown Improvement District's offices September & October 2021 They are located at 127 S. Fraser Street, State College, in the MLK Jr. Plaza near The MakeryFind out more »
State College Photo Club Youth Showcase September & October Kish Bank Expect More Store! 114 South Allen in State College The 12 photos to be featured at Kish Bank in September and October are the winners of the first State College Photo Club Youth Showcase. All the winners are students at State College Area High School. These photos were submitted to the national Photographic Society of America (PSA) Youth Showcase. 45% of the photos submitted to PSA were accepted…Find out more »
Intro to Linocut Relief: Evening Class Sept 14 – Sept 28, Tuesdays 6–9pm with instructor Ingrid Booz Morejohn Program Description In this class you will learn the basics of relief printmaking, one of the oldest, most versatile and affordable printmaking methods. You will learn how to design, carve, ink, register and print single color linocuts. You will also learn how to easily introduce several colors into your prints without carving additional blocks. Our last day together we will print a…Find out more »
Pen & Ink & Watercolor Sept 15 – Oct 20, Wednesdays, 9:30am–12:30pm with instructor Mary McGuire Program Description In this class using both pen and ink and watercolor, all levels of experience can find a relaxed space to be creative. With these media you can create controlled or loose and fluid results. Special Notes Beginners and experienced students are welcome. Required Supplies Please email Mary at email@example.com for any questions that you may have about the class or supplies.Find out more »
Stained Glass Sept 15 – Nov 3, Wednesdays, 6–9pm with instructor Ken Plattner Program Description For beginning and advanced students. Beginners make a small project and learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work.Find out more »
Weekly Evening Open Model Session Sept 16 – Nov 4, Thursdays, 7–9:30pm Tom Mickle is the coordinator Ever want to try drawing the nude figure? Come enjoy the challenge of working from the model during timed poses. Figure drawing is simply one of the best ways to keep your eye and drawing skills sharp. No instruction, but you’ll be working alongside dedicated artists from a variety of art fields. Special Notes Fee: $10 payable each day you attend. No registration…Find out more »
Basic Drawing: An Introduction to 2D Sept 13 – Nov 1 (8 weeks) with instructor Peter Frantz In this course, students will develop basic drawing skills as they learn 2D design concepts and color theory primarily through drawing. Course Objectives: Develop an understanding of creative process (brainstorming, idea development, seeing an idea through a variety of permutations) and the ability to inventively solve visual problems Develop the ability to concentrate on visual problems over long periods of time, and…Find out more »
Soapstone Carving Sept 13 – October 4, 6–8pm, Mondays with instructor Chris Bittner Program Description Soapstone is a soft, natural stone that has been carved by people for thousands of years. In this class, students will start with a 12 pound chunk of soapstone and carve a piece of free-standing sculpture. We will utilize a variety of handtools such as chisels, rasps and sandpaper to perfect our sculpture. Join us in exploring this beautiful material. No prior experience is needed!…Find out more »
Intro to Linocut Relief: Afternoon Class Sept 14–Sept 28, Tuesdays, 1–4pm with instructor Ingrid Booz Morejon Program Description In this class you will learn the basics of relief printmaking, one of the oldest, most versatile and affordable printmaking methods. You will learn how to design, carve, ink, register and print single color linocuts. You will also learn how to easily introduce several colors into your prints without carving additional blocks. Our last day together we will print a small…Find out more »
Painting with Gouache Sept 15–Nov 2, Tuesdays, 1–4pm with instructor Jennifer Kane via ZOOM Program Description Create beautiful works on paper with this easy to use water based medium. Learn how to handle the paint with fun exercises, then move into making finished pieces. We will complete four small paintings: a landscape, a portrait, a botanical, and an abstract. Special Notes This class will be held virtually, via ZOOM. Required Supplies Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for supply needs.Find out more »
Do you use Amazon to deliver your stuff?
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.