Art show openings and events around town

7 on the Square opens this Sunday at Foxdale!

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3:30–5pm

Foxdale Village Art Gallery

500 E. Marylyn Ave, State College, PA

Come and see the opening of the new show "7 on the Square" featuring the work of 7 intrepid artists, all square! The artwork, that is. The artists may or may not be "square" depending on how you define it.

Participating artists are: Karen Deutsch, Marie Draguns, Manya Shoket Goldstein, Elizabeth Kirchner, Ruth Kempner, Rhonda Stern and Adrienne Waterston.

The show will be up at Foxdale Village Retirement Community until the end of September.


Happy Valley Bonsai Club Exhibit at the AAGD, Aug 27–30

opening reception Monday, August 27 from 6–8pm

show runs Mon–Thurs, August 27–30

at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown State College

gallery hours are: Tues–Thur, 1–7pm

The Happy Vally Bonsai Club will be exhibiting bonsai!  in the Fraser Street Mall Be sure to stop by!


Music Under the Sycamore Summer party at the Centre Furnace Mansion

Featuring Pure Cane Sugar

Sunday, August 12, 4–6 p.m.

Centre Furnace Mansion

1001 E. College Ave, State College, PA

Reservation cost:$15.00 per ticket; $25 for two tickets

Click here to RSVP TODAY

Bring your picnic blankets, lawn chairs and your lazy summer day attitude for an afternoon under the historic Sycamore tree! Enjoy good eats, good people and good music in the beautiful bucolic setting of the Centre Furnace Mansion, the birthplace of the Pennsylvania State University.

The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to feature music group Pure Cane Sugar, along with light refreshments. The Centre Furnace Mansion, on the National Register of Historic Places, and surrounding gardens and grounds will all be open for people to explore and enjoy.

Proceeds from Music Under the Sycamore benefit the Centre County Historical Society and its mission to help people to understand, experience, appreciate, and preserve our county’s cultural and natural heritage.

For more information and to RSVP, visit or call us at 814-234-4779

We thank our sponsors, First National Bank, Seven Mountains Winery, Tait Farm and Pure Cane Sugar for their generous support of Music Under the Sycamore to benefit CCHS. Continued preservation and programming efforts of the Centre County Historical Society depend on membership, donations, grants and sponsorship like this and we are grateful for support.


yART Sale at the BAM! Sept 8

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

at the Bellefonte Art Museum

Do you have an abundance of art supplies taking up space in your studio? Do you have items no longer of use to you that need a new home? Well, bring them to the museum on September 8th and set up a table to sell your STUFF.

Important info for artists:

  • Must provide your own table for sale items
  • NO finished art for sale
  • Items for sale include art supplies, materials, furniture, display items, etc.
  • Museum will NOT be processing any sales; artists are responsible for determining what form of payment they will accept and come prepared accordingly.
  • No fee, but a 10% donation to the museum is encouraged
  • Doors open at 8:30 for set-up
  • Absolutely NO leftovers!
  • All unsold items must leave the museum
  • No RSVP required
  • The museum will promote the yART Sale to the general public to encourage a good turnout

Questions?? Please email either James Farrah or Art Heim


Member News

"Sky" by Susan Nicholas Gephart

The Art Alliance Instructors' Show at Schlow Library, August 3-31

The old saw about those who can do and those who can’t teach is not true when it comes to Art Alliance instructors. They teach and do, and as evidence of this, several of them will have their work on display in the annual instructors’ show at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 South Allen St., State College. The show runs from Aug 3 to Aug. 31.

The instructors are: Lisa Baumgartner, handmade books and papers; Ingrid Booz-Morejohn, printmaking; Susan Nicholas Gephart, oils; Kirsten Grigor, drawing; Jennifer Kane, drawing and painting; Isabel Kumerz, abstract painting; Mary McGuire, pen and ink and watercolor; Julia Nelson, architectural drawing; Nicole Packard, silk painting; collage; Michele Randall, encaustic; Jan Riggio, acrylic and soil; Michele Rivera, watercolor; Harriet Rosenberg, papercutting; Ann Taylor-Schmidt, drawing; Jackie Thomas, felting; Lena Thynell, watercolor; Adrienne Waterston, serigraph.


Nancy Burch Brassington "Little Paintings"

First Friday Reception for Exhibit

August 3, 2018 5–8 pm

The State Theatre

130 W. College Avenue State College, PA


Anni Matsick is in the PA Art of the State!

Pennsylvania Art of the State

The State Museum, Harrisburg

June 24 - September 9

Sept 9, Gallery Walk and exhibition closing


Steven Williams' photo show "Scooter In The Sticks" opens at the AAGD Friday, August 3, from 5–8pm

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA

show runs August 3–26

opening reception August 3, 5–8pm

“Scooter in the Sticks” is an exhibition of photographs reflecting experiences, discoveries and revelations while riding a Vespa scooter. Those interested in the central Pennsylvania landscape will appreciate the images. And for those who ride, or dream of riding a motorcycle or scooter, the show will add fuel to those fires.

Riding can be more than a recreational activity. For photographer Steve Williams, it has opened a door for greater appreciation of the world around him through a simple, quiet, moving meditation on two wheels.

Williams has been a photographer for most of his adult life. In addition to teaching photography at Penn State, he’s worked as a staff photographer, video producer and magazine editor in the College of Agricultural Sciences. And for the past 13 years he’s been the author of the blog Scooter in the Sticks. That project has taken him over 50 thousand miles on his Vespa and generated many of the photographs for the show as well as nurturing the slow travel approach that flows through the collection of images on display.


Stacie Bird has a show "Centro" at the Green Drake in Milheim up now through the end of June!

May 4–June 30

at the Green Drake Gallery & Arts Center

101 Main Street, Millheim, PA

Come on out to Milheim and check out Stacie Bird's new show, "Centro," this month and next at the Green Drake Gallery.

This show features photographs Stacie took in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.


A Different Way of Seeing

an abstract show

opening reception Sunday, June 24, 3:30–5pm

Foxdale Village Art Gallery

2nd floor, ask for directions at the front desk

500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801

show runs through August 6

Come out to the opening reception of A Different Way of Seeing abstraction show at the Foxdale Village Art Gallery Sunday, June 24 from 3:30–5pm

artists include: Jean Giddings, Mary Deutch, Mary McGuire, Deena Ultman, Susan Graham, Chuck Fong, Robert Placky, Melinda Curley, Jean Forsberg, Barbara Metzner, Wendy Snetsinger

Refreshments will be served

Foxdale Village website


Art Alliance & Art Alliance Gallery Downtown Events

Calls for Entry

Want to paint Street Pianos in Lycoming?

Proposal deadline is July 20!!!

Lycoming Arts is seeking design proposals for the first of several "Street Pianos" to grace our downtown.

Please submit your proposed designs to no later than July 20th, 2018. DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The artist invited to transform our first piano will be awarded $250.

Please contact Lycoming Arts with any questions!


Open Call for Entries at the Station Gallery!

2018 Regional Juried 2D/3D Show

Entrie due Sun, July 29 by midnight

Acceptance notification Wed, Aug 1

deliver artwork to Station Gallery Sat or Sun, Aug 4 or 5

opening reception and awards Fri, Aug 10

pick up artwork, Sun, Sept 8

Eligibility: open to 2D & 3D artists over 18 years of age, living within 150 miles. All artwork must be original work, created within the past 3 years. Work that has won an award previously at the Station Gallery is not eligible. All media welcome ( except photograph).

Cost: members - up to 3 entries for $15 total; non-members - up to 3 entries for $25 total

Submit online digital entry as JPG image, no larger than 5 MB each. Email to On subject line write: 2d3d regional CCAC2018 identify each jpq with your name and title.

Monetary awards will total $500: Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Sponsor's Choice Ribbon Awards: Honorable Mentions as determined by the judge

Click here for a PDF file of entry rules etc. 

Click here for a PDF file for the tags to put on your entry.

Clinton County Arts Council & Station Gallery
2 E. Bald Eagle Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745


Call for Entries: PCCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition

Entry forms are due on Friday, August 31

Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) is now accepting entries for its Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be on display at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport, PA, from November 16, 2018 to January 18, 2019.

All original artwork is eligible for entry in the categories: Painting; Water Media; Photography and Digital; 3-Dimensional art (sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber, etc.); and Other Media (pastel, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, encaustic). Work previously shown in PCCA exhibits will not be accepted, and artwork must have been completed within the last three years.

The juror for the 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition is Penny Griffin Lutz, Director of The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Lutz earned a BA from Northern Arizona University, and an MA from Bloomsburg University. She is passionate about the arts and has been involved in the arts sector as a creator, advocate, manager or director for more than 20 years.

A total of $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded, including:
• Best of Show, All Media – $250
• First Place in each category – $100
• Second Place in each category – $75
• Third Place in each category – $50
• People’s Choice Award – $125

For additional entry guidelines, visit

PCCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition will open with an artists’ reception on Friday, November 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with presentation of awards at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on other programs & services provided by the Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA), please call 717-567-7023 or visit

PCCA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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