Art Alliance members' art show openings and events around town

Park Forest Middle School Printmaking Exhibition opens this Friday at the Art Alliance Gallery

opening reception

Friday October 20th at 7pm

show dates

Saturday, October 21st, 12-3pm and Sunday, October 22nd, 12-3pm

Art Alliance Gallery

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

For the past two weeks Art Alliance artist and instructor, Ingrid Booz Morejohn, has been "artist in residence" for Nicole Packard's (also an Art Alliance artist and instuctor) art classes at Park Forest Middle School in State College. Ingrid writes, "the enthusiasm and talent of these students has been amazing and a huge amount of fun. Thank you to Nicole Packard for inviting me to work beside you, you've got 150 talented kids!"

So come on out and see these talented kids' artwork at the Art Alliance Friday for the opening and then Saturday and Sunday for the show!


From top left: "Discharge," "Alma's Auttumn," "Jessie's Box," "Algonquin River Grass 1" by Bob Placky

“The Unfinished Work… finished"
a new show by Bob Placky at Foxdale Village starting Oct 13!

October 13 thru November 28, 2017

Foxdale Village Gallery (2nd floor of main building)

500 E. Marylyn Avenue State College, Pa 16801

Artist Reception: October 15, 2017 from 3:30 to 5pm

Gallery is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and Noon to 4pm on weekends — please check in at the front desk

”This exhibition will feature abstract acrylic paintings and acrylic/mixed work that is conceptual in content. The majority of the work iscurrent with a number of unfinished art accumulating over a 40 year art teaching career at State College Area Senior High School. A number ofthese abandoned pieces were finished and re-visited for this exhibition.


Barb Pennypacker at the "Artists In Our Midst" exhibition coming soon to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona

Be sure to go and see Barb Pennypacker's two paintings at the juried exhibiton 'Artists in our Midst' at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona.

Here's the museum link for more information and location/directions.

The show runs from October 20 to February 10, 2018.

Top: "The Cow Paradge" was one of Barb's paintings chosen for the SAMA show.

Bottom: Barb with her painting, "Where's the Grass?" (juried into the Blair County Arts Festival and named Honorale Mention)


Member News

"Pastel Passions II," a new show by The Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society at the State College Framing Company and Gallery

opening reception, Sunday October 8, 1-4pm

show runs Oct 8–28

“Pastel Passions II” Paintings by Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society artists will be featured at State College Framing Co. and Gallery, 160 Rolling Ridge Drive in State College from October 8th to October 28th.

The event opens with a reception on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-4pm. All of the paintings are for sale and may be viewed any time during the gallery business hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm.

The title of the show, “Pastel Passions II,” signifies the artists’ love of the medium. Diverse in content, the show includes landscape, portrait, flora, fauna and still-life paintings. Visitors will be able to see and enjoy the many different styles and techniques used by CPPS artists with this dry medium.

The Society is headquartered in the State College area but represents artists from all over Pennsylvania. Since 2004, the Society promotes awareness of pastels as an artistic medium and the development of its members through workshops, exhibitions, and plein air painting opportunities.

For more information, go to


Adrienne Waterston has a new show up in Schlow Library for October

For the month of October, Adrienne Waterston will have a show of her prints titled "Mapping the Future" in the Schlow Centre Region Library's Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery.

Come on out and see! Click here for the library website for hours.


Jennifer Shuey is the Artist of the Month in Town & Gown's latest edition!

The article, by Miranda Buckheit, says, "Shuey says she finds art in landscapes and nature. One of her earlier experiences with art was an oil painting class at the Art Alliance with another local artist, Jennifer Kane. Shuey found her love of pastels by going to a local artists retreat. At the retreat, she met Susan Nicholas Gephart. Her eyes brighten as she smiles at the memory. "She loaned me her pastels and said 'give these a try. It just kind of clicked. It was like, 'OK, this is my medium,"' Shuey says."

Check it out! LINK to article


"Line-Item" is now up! At the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown for the month of October

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

On view: Oct 6–29, 2017

Artists are: Maggie Scotilla, Harlan Ritchey, Anne Buchanan, Karen Deutsch, Sue Parsonage, William Snyder III, Benjamin Fehl

Opening Reception events sponsored by: Gary and Mark Bamat from GB Accounting Services


You can now find Ruth Knowles's shadowbox art at The Great Mish Mosh

Find Ruth Knowles shadowbox art at The Great Mish Mosh at

128 S Allegheny St, Bellefonte, PA 16823


Gary Schubert has a photograph in the "Infrared: The Invisible Made Visible" juried show

at the PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street Middlebury, VT 05753 PHONE: 802.388.4500

Gallery exhibition: November 8 – December 2, 2017

Juror: Laurie Klein

for more information visit the gallery website at 



People & Places, a new exhibition featuring work by Wendy Snetsinger at Foxdale Village gallery

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

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


Anni Matsick has a piece accept in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's Aqueous International!

Spinning Plate Gallery in East Liberty

show runs Oct 1–22

Anni Matsick has a piece accept in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's Aqueous International!

This year’s exhibit includes the work of 70 artists from all over the globe, including 28 artists from the greater Pittsburgh area and the other 42 from 21 states and 4 countries. The exhibit runs from Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 22. Gallery Hours are Wednesday 11-4, Thursday 11-8, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4.


Geof Godbey has a new book of poems coming out in November

Finishing Line Press is pleased to announce a new book of poems by Art Alliance member, Geoffrey Godbey.

Geoffrey Godbey has been a Professor at Penn State and elsewhere, a professional rock drummer, part owner and editor of a publishing company, a tennis and squash player and a gardener.

His poetry has appeared in The Nation and elsewhere. Finishing Line Press published his book of poems, Finding Home, in 2013.

Robert Bly, Joseph Grucci, John Haag and former US Poet Laureate, Donald Hall, have taught him and praised his work.

He is the father of two daughters and lives on a ridge in Central Pennsylvania with the artist Barbara Metzner.

Order your copy of this new poetry book today by sending $19.99 plus shipping (check or money order made out to“Finishing Line Press”) to

Finishing Line Press
Post Office Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324

Shipping is only $2.99 per copy.

Order online at
Click on “Preorder Forthcoming Titles”or “Bookstore.”

cover art by Art Alliance artist, Barbara Metzner

Art Alliance Events

Join the Art Alliance on a bus trip Dec. 2 to see art in Philadelphia museums!

The Art Alliance is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum on Saturday, December 2 to see a special exhibition “Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.”

In 1917 John G Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove or European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later the Philadelphia Art Museum presents one of the country’s more remarkable collections including the work of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, Monet, and more.

If you choose to visit one of the other museums on the parkway, complementary shuttle service is available.

The Barnes Collection houses one of the world’s collections greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern painting. Note: it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance for this museum.

The Rodin Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished collections of work by Auguste Rodin, the genius often regarded as the father of modern sculpture.

We will leave from the Fullington Bus Terminal at 7:00 am and leave Philadelphia for the return trip at 5:00 pm. Round trip bus fare is $70.

If you wish to join other art lovers for this fun experience you may pay by check, payable to the Art Alliance, P.O. Box 811, Lemont, PA. 16851 or by credit card by calling us at 814-234-2740.

We need to hear from you by October 30.


Our Annual Holiday Wreath & Runner Sale!

Tannenbaum Farms in Centre Hall is once again supplying us with gorgeous freshly-made Pennsylvania wreaths and table or mantle runners for the holidays.

This Annual Wreath sale is not only a great deal for you, but a fundraiser for the Art Alliance! So be sure to order some wreaths and/or runners and tell your friends and families about the sale as well!

We offer professionally crafted:

  • 22" Fraser fir wreaths
  • 32" table or mantle runners
  • your choice of red or burgundy ribbon

Prices are: $30 each (for either wreaths or runners); 2 for $55; 3 for $80.

Pick-up dates at the Art Alliance are:

Tuesday, November 21 & Thursday, November 30, 10am - 1pm.

Orders accepted now through November 10.

3 ways to order:

  1. email us your order NOW, or
  2. call the office at 814-234-2740, or
  3. download the order form here, fill it out and email or mail it to us at: PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

Please include:

  1. which item(s) you want
  2. how many of each item
  3. choice of ribbon color for each, and
  4. which day you will pick up your order

You must pay in advance:

Call the office with your credit card info, 814-234-2740, or send us a check to: PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

NOTE: There will be NO additional wreaths on hand for purchase at pickup!!


Calling all Central PA artists!

It is INKtober 2017!

And we want to encourage YOU to participate!!

Jake Parker created INKtober "as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year."

We thought it might be fun to challenge our Art Alliance artists to jump in too! For our INKtober challenge you need to:

  1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want);
  2. Email the Art Alliance a photo of your ink drawing/painting;
  3. We will post your drawing on Facebook and Instagram and hashtag it with #inktober2017;
  4. Repeat!

Here are some of Jake's prompts to inspire you -- use if you like!

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

To participate in INKtober with the Art Alliance, email a picture of your ink paintings/drawings to and we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

The more images we get the more fun it will be!! So let's get INKing!

For Jake Parker's INKtober rules see: //


Member Events Archives

Click on the link to see our archives of past art events and announcments.

"Line Item" at the AAGD, NOW through Oct 29

Park Forest Middle School Printmaking Exhibition opening, Friday, Oct 20, 7-9pm

Abstraction Show 2017 Call For Entries!

Participate in #INKtober 2017! find out how!

Fall Classes and Workshops are now available online!

register online

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

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