Square Show

Art Alliance Art Center
Jim Bright, Chair

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. 

Abstraction Show

November 5–14
Art Alliance Art Center
Michele Randall

This is an ambitious schedule and we need VOLUNTEERS to make it happen. Tasks include helping to install exhibitions, receive and return work, and coordinate calls for entry and advertising with staff. Additionally for shows in the Art Center help is needed in repairing and painting walls. This is a great way to get to know other artists in our organization and contribute to our success!  To volunteer please send an email to

Outreach Shows

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

Image shown above: Microbial Rainbow by Nikolai Netrutenko



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

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