POTTERY SALE this weekend!
John Ziegler & Tiffany Friday
June 30–July 1, 2017

Friday, June 30, 5–8

Saturday, July 1, 9–5

at the Art Alliance Studio, 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

Summer Pop-Ups are here!

Hammered Flower & Leaf Prints Kids Pop Up Art Class

July 8,  11–12:30 or 1:30–3

at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum

for parents & kids!

with instructor Julia Nelson, cost $15

Have fun learning to use a hammer to make hammered flower and leaf prints. Children will have a chance to collect some plant material to use, as well as the flowers provided, to create botanical prints. You may bring some flowers or leaves from home to try, if you wish -- bold or dark colors are recommended.

For children ages 8 and up
Family members may enjoy exploring Rhoneymeade's grounds during their visit.

Please note: participating children must be capable of using a hammer. Parents are welcome to stay to assist their child.

In the event of inclement weather, the pop-up will be held indoors.

To sign up please call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or email us at

Click here for Rhoneymeade's website and directions.

Hey All You Artists!

We are having our first ever SIXxSIX show, a fundraiser for the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, and need your help!

We are so excited to announce our first ever annual SIXxSIX show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown!!

This is the first-of-its-kind event for this area, and will be a great way to showcase all the wonderful art happening in Centre County. To really make it fly though, we will need to get a lot of people participating--we are hoping to hang 500 pieces in the gallery! The SIXxSIX show opening celebration corresponds with the first night of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts opening Kids Day, which means there will be a lot of people in town who want to see awesome art!!

Which is where YOU come in.

The fundraiser idea is that YOU (artist, art student, friend of artist)

1. make an artwork that is 6 inches by 6 inches (possibly by 6 inches again if you are a 3D person).

2. Mount your piece on something hardish (NOT framed) so we can hang it (like foamcore or masonite or matboard or an old cereal box).

3. Sign your work on the back -- DO NOT sign it on the front.

Also, if you are making something, PLEASE let us know on the gallery website via the handy-dandy form we have at the bottom of the page CLICK HERE (or via email or call us at the Art Alliance, 814-234-2740, or Gallery Downtown, 814-424-5082) how many pieces and whether it is 2D or 3D so we can have an idea of how many we have coming in...

4. DONATE it to our show. Of course you can make more than one piece if you like, up to 5 pieces.

5. Drop off your work on July 7 from 5 - 8pm or July 8 from 2-8pm.

6. Come to the show opening, which is the evening of Arts Fest kick off kids' day, Wednesday, July 12 from 7-9pm, amid great fanfare and acclaim.

NOTE: If you need a surface to work on, we have stretched canvases here in the office FOR FREE!! You may come and pick one (some) up. There is a limited supply so please come sooner rather than later.

Click here for a PDF file of instructions, requirements, dates and MORE!

And THANK YOU in advance, we really think this is going to be an exciting event!! We hope you will participate!


Congratulations to all our Art Alliance artists chosen to participate in the 2017 PA Arts Fest Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition!

Christine Bailey, Virginia Belser, Jason Bloom, Randy Doughty, Wes Glebe, Art Heim, Anne Kenyon, Diane Maurer and Ian Stainton were all accepted to participate in the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition! Congratulations!

Be sure to visit thse wonderful artists during the festival July 13–16. Check out the Arts Fest website to find out where exactly people will be and also what other events and booths you might want to visit while you are there.

The Art Alliance Juried Show 2017 Call For Entries!

deadline to enter must be
in the Art Alliance office by:
Thursday, July 27

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.”

Eligible Work

Two- and three-dimensional works that have not received awards in Art Alliance shows are eligible. All work must be original; reproduction prints are not acceptable.

  • 2D work may not exceed 50 inches in width, including frame.
  • All work must be securely wired and ready to hang. Poorly framed work, clips, brackets, partial frames or wet work will not be accepted.
  • All pieces under glass or plexiglass must be framed. However, unframed stretched canvases are acceptable if they have finished sides and secure wiring.
  • 3D work may not be heavier than 100 lbs. The piece must be stable in its position and securely attached to its base.

Note: The chair reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet these requirements and has the final decision of how the work is hung.

Entry Process and Fees

Each artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration. However, no more than one piece per artist will be chosen for hanging. The entry form, (click here for a PDF file, find yours in the mail soon or stop by our office and pick one up) along with digital images of the work you are submitting and the non-refundable entry fee (payable to Art Alliance) are due in the office of the Art Alliance by Thursday, July 27, 2017 whether by US Postal Service or email ( Online payments or credit card payments by telephone are acceptable.

2D: Send one image 3D: Up to two images per piece

Please label each image with your last name, first initial, and title of your piece. The quality of the images is important. All images must be in JPEG format and should not exceed 2 MB.

Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

Deadline to apply: Thursday, July 27, midnight

Show Dates, Hours and Reception

The Juried Show will run Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 8 from 7-9pm. Award winners will be announced at this time. Cash awards will be given. Gallery hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday. All participating artists will be asked to volunteer to sit with the show for a timeslot during the hours the gallery is open. Watch for an email invitation to sign up for a time. The email will be sent after accepted works are chosen .


A list of accepted works will be posted on the Art Alliance website,, following the jurying process. This list will be posted no later than 4pm on Monday, August 21.

Receiving and Retrieving Work

Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibit may deliver the work on Thursday, September 7, between 5 and 7pm. All accepted work should be delivered to the Art Alliance at 818 Pike St., Lemont. Works must be picked up on Sunday, September 17 between 5 and 6pm at the Art Alliance. If you are unable to retrieve your work at this time, please make special arrangements at the time of delivery of the work.

The Art Center has no additional storage space for art work so please try to have it picked up on time.


The Art Alliance will take all reasonable care of artwork but is not responsible for loss or damage. Entry of works indicates acceptance of these terms.


Works may be for sale. The Art Alliance will charge a 20% commission on the selling price of work sold.


Contact the Art Alliance office at (814) 234-2740,

Click for a PDF file of the Juried Show 2017 Call For Entries

Click here to go to pay for the Juried Show 2017 online


Special Kid's Summer Art Workshop -- Alebrijes & More!

for kids ages 9–12

June 19, 21, 26, and 28 -- OR / and

July 3, 5, 10 and 17


with instructor Ana Peters

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, his work caught the attention of a gallery owner in Cuernavaca, a tourist destination in the south of Mexico, and later, of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, making them popular among their artistic circle.

We are creating a unique Art Experience for your children at the Art Alliance Studio. This will be a magical and mysterious workshop where the young artist will be able to let their imagination run free while creating papier-mâché figurines. Colorful patterns will decorate their creations using acrylics, brushes and a variety of tools. A final coat of shiny gloss will give a nice finish to those mystical characters. These characters will be designed after each participant develops a short story of their individual Alebrije background, characteristics and special features.

The students will also create an enchanted forest and additionally, mini alebrijes that will complement the installation that we will display on Saturday July 22nd at 10:00 AM. The reception will showcase the participants’ artwork made during this amazing Summer Children’s Workshop.

Two Alebrijes workshops with instructor Ana Peters will be held at the upstairs studio on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM.

The first workshop is June 19, 21, 26, and 28.

The second workshop is July 3, 5, 10 and 17.

You can take one, or if you want to continue making more alebrijes, do both! All the materials, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to sign up online!

Or call us at 814-234-2740 or email us with questions


Confluence: A Show of Prints
at Foxdale Village Gallery
June 23–August 14, 2017

Foxdale Village Gallery
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-2146  //

Opening reception: Sunday, June 25, 3:30–5pm

On view: June 23–August 14, 2017

Participating artists include:

Cazia Bradley, Valerie Dillon, Elaine Elledge, Laura Maney, Ingrid Booz Morejohn, Susan Parsonage, Mary Shoemaker, and Adrienne Waterston

Confluence: a show of prints features artwork by local Centre County artists and brings together a wide variety of styles and practices, all falling under the generous umbrella of printmaking. Come and see this eclectic collection of original prints and meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, June 25, 3:30-5pm.

Check out our Session 2 Summer Adult Art Classes!

Session 2 starts the week of July 17
Deadline to sign up is Wed, July 12!

Sign up today for one of our abrreviated 4 week summer classes:

Oil Painting (session 2),
Drawing Fundamentals (2),
Painting Open Studio,
Acrylics (2),
Pen & Ink & Watercolor (2),
Stained Glass,
Still with a Life of Watercolors (2), and
Open Model Session

Or some of our newer offerings:

Architectural Subjects Your Way and
Drawing From Nature with Confidence

So check out our Summer Art offerings today!

The signup deadline for Session 2 is Wednesday, July 12

We also have a variety of Workshops available this summer!

Sign up today for:
Color Theory Workshop, and Figure Drawing From Imagination.

Click here to go to our online registration and sign up today!

Or call the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at with questions.


Pottery Throwing Class

at the Potters Guild of the Art Alliance in Lemont

Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; or Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26  -- 6–9pm

with instructor Lynn Ann Verbeck

$180 for Potters Guild Members; $210 for non-members

Lynn Ann Verbeck will teach an 8 week throwing class for students 18 and over. Students at all levels are welcome. The tuition for the course includes use of tools, glazing and firing fees. In addition, students must pay $15 for clay at the beginning of the first class.

Contact LINDA GONCALVES by email, if you want to take the class,


Fall Workshop!

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828

September 22 and 23

10am - 4pm

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.


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 Debbie Lintal, watercolor June & July
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Linda Hale, photography June & July
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Amalia Shaltiel,
June & July
Juniper Village at Brookline Brenda Horner, watercolor June & July
Liberty Craft House Ruth Knowles, collage, mixed media Mar & Apr
The State Theatre Helen Maser June
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Debbie Lintal, watercolor June & July
Portfolio, A Salon Mary McGuire, watercolor June & July
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 Holly Fritchman June & July
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Sean Bodley
PA landscapes
May & June

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 Photography Gallery: "Classic Vehicles," multiple artists,, June 2 – 25, 20l7

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 Aliance Gallery Downtown Cheri Harte, Carol Baney, Adrienne Waterston, Kristin Ziegler, Holly Veenis, Deena Ultman, Christine Smith, Stratified
June 2-25
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Jewelery Gallery
Kaitlyn Gephart
June 2-25
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Tea Room Gallery
Virginia Belsor & Leslie Dyer
May 6-30

Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
Robert Baumbach, R Thomas Berner, Anne Cortese, Linda Hale, Gary Schubert, Classic Cars, photographic exhibit
June 2-25
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Windows Gallery
Stacie Bird, Summer Project 2017 - Good Libations June 2-25
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
Diane Maurer
June 2-25
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library Lena Thynell
"Paintings from Pennsylvania"
February 2017
opening reception Fri, Feb 3, 3-5pm
Schlow Library Otherworldly Landscapes:
Art by Jami Joelle Nielsen

opening reception June 2, through the end of June
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Stacie Bird & Brenda Horner
thru April 30
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
Isabel Kumerz May 5, 5:30–7:30pm
The HUB Gallery, Penn State, University Park Campus Harriet Rosenberg
"Harriet Rosenberg: A Retrospective of Cut Paper"
Jan 18 – Mar 2, 2017
reception, Feb 28,, 5:30–7pm 
Café Lemont Brooke Peters
May 2017

State College Framing Company & Gallery Beverly Klucher, "Ship to Shore: Two Painters Perspective"
opening reception, April 29, 4:30pm

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 Carline

Bob Carline has just completed his second 3-year term as a member of the Art Alliance’s Board of Directors. He served as Secretary for 2 years and as President for the past 2 years and has this to say about his art and the important role the Art Alliance played in his own art journey:

“For many years, I tinkered with carving soft woods and painting them, but never made any noteworthy pieces. In 1990 I took a course in carving hardwoods from Bob Butler and I was hooked. Bob encouraged me to take classes in drawing and sculpture, which is how I first became involved with the Art Alliance. Those classes taught technique, but more importantly, helped me get a better understanding of how to express myself in a piece of sculpture or a drawing. The interactions with instructors and other students fueled creativity and experimentation. Creating abstract clay sculptures challenged me to forego symmetry, which as a scientist is such a prominent feature of life. I get a charge out of taking a piece of wood, removing all that is unnecessary, and discovering that enchanting form that lies below the surface. The grain of the wood adds to the beauty and the mystery, because it is impossible, at least for me, to predict just how the grain will appear in the finished piece.

I started carving fish and strove for realism. Those early carvings were accurate, but unappealing. I then tried more abstract images with attention to the form and flow of the piece. I then moved on to pieces that could be caressed, not just observed. Now, my favorite sculptures are those with graceful forms that one can hold and rub. You can even detect a faint aroma to the wood. Wood sculptures that offer something for multiple senses seem to me to be the best. They cry out to the observer – “touch me”.

Thank you Bob!

Pottery Show this weekend! with John Ziegler & Tiffany Friday -- opens Friday, June 30 from 5–8, Sat 9–5

Summer Classes are up online!! Sign up today!

Art Alliance Juried Show Call For Entries! due Thursday, July 27

Want to participate in our AAGD SIXxSIX show? Click here to find out more!

Special Kid's Summer Art Workshops! 

Online Registration

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

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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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