People & Places, a new exhibition featuring work by Wendy Snetsinger, opens Sunday, August 20

You are most cordially invited to an opening reception for the exhibition, "People & Places: a retrospective" featuring drawings and paintings by artist Wendy Snetsinger at Foxdale Village Retirement Community's 2nd Floor Gallery.

People & Places: a retrospective
Wendy Snetsinger

opening reception
August 20
3:30–5 pm
Foxdale Village 2nd Floor Gallery

exhibit runs through October 9
8–5 Mon–Fri; 12–4 Sat & Sun

Foxdale Village Gallery is on the 2nd Floor --
Foxdale Village is at 500 E. Maryln Ave, State College PA

Click here for a link to the Foxdale website


You are invited to participate in a Stompers Project!

The Jana Marie Foundation and the Art Alliance invite you to please help the newest Stomper come to life by sharing your thoughts and talents. The theme for this Stomper is “the power of creative expression” with a focus on mental health for artists and those who support them.

We will be painting pieces of deconstructed sneakers that will be crafted into a life-sized Stomper statue.

Tuesday, August 22, 5:30–8:00pm
Art Alliance of Central PA Studio -- 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851
For all ages -- kids welcome

Conversation, Painting and Refreshments
All materials will be supplied
Reservations are appreciated, but not required

You can just stop in or if you would like to register, email the Jana Marie Foundation or Rhonda Stern at or call Rhonda at 814-861-4577.

To learn more about the Stompers Project visit


Save the Date -- Good Spirits is coming!
September 17 from 3-6pm

at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

This year the Art Alliance is partnering with Shaver's Creek Environmental Center to present our annual fundraiser, Good Spirits!

This year's event will be natured-themed, featuring our annual silent art auction with art donated by our esteemed members, wine tasting, art activities, artist decorated bird houses, music by Eric Ian Farmer & Adi Martinez and a special cocktail donated by Big Spring Distillery!

So get out your art-apprciation googles, put on your dancing shoes, ready your wine- and cocktail-tasting taste buds, and come one come all to the Art Alliance Good Spirits party and fundraiser!

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

You can buy tickets online soon or call the office at 814-234-2740.


Fall Classes and Workshops are now available to register online!

Click here for the link.for the online regististration system.

If you would like you can also peruse a PDF file of the brochure (should be at your door shortly!) which you can download, fill out and send it to us at PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

You can also bring out your filled in form to our office at 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA at the back of the Gallery Shop.


Upcoming Workshops

Mixed Media Adventure: Methods and Materials

Sep 15-16, 2017 -- 9:30am-12:30pm each day

Instructor -- Isabel Kumerz

In this workshop we will explore exciting mixed-media relief and collage techniques that will enhance your art experiences in refreshing and exciting ways. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as preparation of Tyvek, painting on aluminum foil, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to use air-dry clay, sand, ropes, paper, joint compound and other materials to create an abstract painting with relief.

To sign up, please go online and select Fall 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.


Watercolor Plein Air Workshop

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828 -- Rhoneymeade's website 

September 22 and 23

10am - 4pm (each day)

with instructor Lena Thynell

For the intermediate / experienced watercolor painter who is unfamiliar with painting outdoors, on location, and would like to learn and practice how to paint outdoors, "en plein air". The workshop will cover tools and materials, selecting a dramatic composition, simplifying it, observing the light and shadows and experience how the paper and paint reacts when painting outdoors. We will start and finish both days in the classroom. Lena will paint demos outdoors weather permitting. Students don't have to have tripods/ easels for outdoor painting. The garden has benches and chairs.

The class is limited to 15 students. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

For list of materials, email Lena@LenaThynellWatercolor 


To sign up, please go online and select Fall 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.


The Art Alliance Juried Show 2017

opening reception
Friday, Sept 8, 7-9:30pm

show runs
September 8-17

gallery hours
Sat Sept 8 10-5, Sundays 12-5, Wed-Thursday 12-5, Fri Sept 15 & Sat Sept 16 1-5pm

About the Juror

Kathleen Case Burk

Kathleen Kase Burk has exhibited her drawings in regional and national shows for over thirty-five years, winning many awards. Her works are included in many public and private collections, such as Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Del Mar College (TX), University of North Dakota, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Parkersburg Art Center (WV). She received a BA degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and an MA degree in Art, also from IUP, in 1980. She has taught art in a variety of settings, including the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, visiting artists program through PA Council on the Arts, and at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg from 1991 until 2009.

Primarily a still life artist, Ms. Burk’s extremely realistic pencil drawings explore the effects of light on arrangements of common objects. Her interest in design, particularly grids and centralized geometric constructions, gives them an abstract quality. “There’s a sense of stillness and contemplation in this way of working,” she says, “and the repetition of forms, building to a complex whole, is engaging, whether you’re looking at recognizable objects or abstract structures.”

List of Accepted Works Juried Show 2017

Please deliver art work, with labels, to the Art Alliance on Thursday, September 7 between 5-7pm

Betsy Rodgers Allen -- Berlin Wall section, Kentuck Knob, PA

Ann Taylor-Schmidt -- Artworks Inner Space

Robert Baumbach  -- Shirley's Collection

Stacie Bird -- Mary on the Farm

Sean Bodley -- Self-Portrait

Jim Bright -- Spring Growth Boogie

Anne Buchanan -- Redwinged Blackbird

Char Casbourne -- Coming Up

D. Charriere -- Landscape I

Suzanne DeSarbo -- Route 322 Sheds

Karen Deutsch -- Les Muses

Pat Dolan -- Raven With Berry

C.S. Fong -- Red & Blue

Dotty Ford -- Flight

Susan Nicholas Gephart -- Big Valley Sunset

Susan Graham -- Eruption

Linda Hale -- Born By The River

Robert Hale -- Arch

Cheri Harte -- Butterflies Are Free

Phil Hawk -- Cherry Stone Table

Art Heim -- Cape Coloureds, Namibia Tribe

Anne Kenyon -- Backlit Trees - Fall Weeds

Peggy Shannon Klinger -- Trout Season

Heather Kochendarfer -- Glencoe

Karen Lintner -- Forest I

Mark D. Messenger -- Fall Reflections

Barbara Metzner -- Oasis

Anne Therese Pelikan -- Winter Warmth

Michael P. Pelikan -- Discovery Brooke Peters Low Tide

Gary Schubert -- Georgia@Rhoneymeade #1

Jennifer Shuey -- Where the Slab Cabin Runs

Wendy Snetsinger -- History Persists

Martha Grout Taylor -- Above the First Bridge

Milt Trask -- Spider Rock

Will Wadlington -- Kora-ju 33

Judith Ann Wilson -- On The Edge

Carol Wright -- Blooming Buddies



Opening reception: Friday, August 4, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

On view: August 4 – 28, 2017

The Kingdom Animalia is one of a handful of lineages rooted far back in the history of our existence. Its ancestry represents one of the three major origins of multicellularity, and represents vast and diverse life in the form of creatures who live alongside and sometimes in spite of their human counterparts. In this engaging exhibition, both wildlife and domesticated animal such as birds, horses, sheep, cows, cats and more become the subjects of works of contemporary art. Perennially popular as an artistic theme, Animalia features animal-inspired works by thirteen local and regional artists for an exhibition that is too charming to miss!

Artists are: Art Heim, Jason Lennox, Scott Owens, Amalia Shaltiel, Martha Taylor, George LaVanish, Anne Therese Pelikan, Maggie Scotilla, Nancy Brassington, Anne Buchanan, Char Casbourne, Betsy Rodgers Allen


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:

BB&T Bank, College Ave. downtown Molly Allen, watercolor August & September
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Amalia Shaltiel, photography August & September
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Carolyn Todd, Photo Club August & September
Juniper Village at Brookline Nicole Packard, watercolor August & September
Liberty Craft House Adrienne Waterston, collage, acrylic August & September
The State Theatre Jon Vickers Jones, August
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Amalia Shaltiel, watercolor August & September
Portfolio, A Salon Debbie Lintal, abstract August & September
The Corner Room J. Harlan Ritchey, watercolors, pen & ink Feb
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists
The Village at Penn State Judith Bogert August & September
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Isabel Kumerz August & September

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

At the Bellefonte Art Museum's Tea Room Gallery: Dotty Ford, Cheri Harte & Chris Hill, Aug 4–27

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 "Animalia" -- featuring work by Art Heim, Liz Liadis, Jason Lenox, Scott Owens, Amalia Shaltiel, Martha Taylor, George LaVanish, Anne Therese Pelikan, Maggie Scotilla, Nancy Brassington, Anne Buchanan, Char Casbourne, Betsy Rodgers Allen
opening reception Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm continues through Aug 28
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Comunity Gallery
Lynn Anne Verbeck, "Through the Fire" ceramics
August 4–27
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
Dotty Ford, Cheri Harte & Chris Hill August 4–27
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Windows Gallery
name date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery

Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library "Offerings", a show of artwork by Art Alliance instructors August
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Michelle Randall & Harriet Rosenberg
June 30 – August 26
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
Todd Raymond Krout August
Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn St, State College, PA
Wendy Snetsinger August 8 opening reception, 3:30–5pm
show runs Aug 8–Oct 9
Café Lemont Name

State College Framing Company & Gallery name

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

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 We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Bob & Jeanette Baumbach

Bob joined the Art Alliance in 2005 shortly after his retirement as an art teacher at State College Area High School. Jeanette became more active along with Bob when she retired in 2008. They love to hang shows, especially if it means working with Jim Bright. Bob and Jeanette also enjoy maintaining the flower boxes and front landscape at the Lemont studio.

The Art Alliance hopes our members notice the lovely landscaping at the studio. We are so lucky to have you, Bob and Jeanette!


There is one Kid's Summer Art Camps with seats available!

Camps still available are:

Painting Exploration

Ages 11+ : Aug 21-25, 2017 : 1:00 -4:30 pm

Check our online registration page to see which are available today!


Wendy Snetsinger has a show opening Sunday, Aug 20 at Foxdale Village 3:30-5pm!

Help make a Stomper! Tues, Aug 22 from 5:30-8pm at the Art Alliance! 

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop has openings available -- Sign up today!

Art Alliance Fall Classes and Workshops are now available online!

"Animalia" at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown thru Aug 28

Art Alliance Juried Show September 8–17; opening Friday, Sept 8, from 7–9pm

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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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.

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