Arts For Everyone: Weekly Event Update

RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO:

Announces its extended season. The RED BARN will be open throughout the month of October, and (weather permitting) for selected additional times throughout the Autumn Season. Weekly demonstrations in the Art of Carousel Carving, feather-painting, weaving & spinning, and much more! Located at the entrance to the Conneaut Lake Bark Park, Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, PA. Featuring the works of more than 24 local and regional Artists including the newest works by A4E Participating Artists. Bus tours and local schools are welcome to visit.  Book your group’s visit early; tour dates are limited. Come on out and enjoy all that the venue has to offer, including the wonderful trails and vistas of the Bark Park. Bring your well-mannered canine companion with you! The Red Barn is open Fri, Sat, & Sun, 11AM-4PM. For information, contact (814) 795-6888 or email gnowack@windstream.net.

 A4E AUTUMN CLASSES AT THE RED BARN: 

CHRISTMAS TREE WALL/DOOR DECORATION: Join A4E Artist, Becky Schellhaas, for another of her wonderful decorative classes. If you enjoyed the Autumn Wreath-Making Class, you will want to be among the first to sign-up for this next one. All materials are included. Class will meet on Nov 5, 5:30PM at the RED BARN. Class size is limited to eight members. Cost is $35.

CAROUSEL CARVING CLASS: Learn the Art of carving your very own Carousel horse in the manner of the classic hand-carvers! Beginning in October, there will be an opportunity for a limited number of students to learn the Art from Master  Carousel Carver, George P. Nowack., whose work is recognized internationally. Class size is limited. All classes will take place (weather permitting) at the  RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO. For a chance to participate in this unique opportunity, and for more information, please contact gnowack@windstream.net, or call 814-795-6888.

GLASS SCULPTURE with Don Valentine. Create your own breath-taking glass sculpture.

ZENTANGLE with Cheree Frizzell. Enjoy the relaxation techniques of the creative process known as Zentangle.

(Weather permitting) All classes will be held at the RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO, 12810 Foust Rd., Conneaut Lake, PA. A portion of the proceeds from each class will go to support the efforts of the Conneaut Lake Bark Park.

Call 814-795-6888, or contact gnowack@windstream.net  to reserve your spot in any (or all) of these classes.

RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY:

Now on exhibit: “Colors Of The Seasons 3,” Featuring Recent Works By The RMJ Jewelry Artists: Carrie & Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice & Daniel Niebauer, New “Four Seasons” – Ceramics by Greg Lee Carlson, Palm Springs, CA, New Oil Paintings By: Diane Wentzel Pierce, Sculptured Eagles by Russ Banks, Watercolors By:  Sally Griffin & featured works by “Art4Everyone” Artists:  Carolyn Nowack, Terry Werneth,  Jan Werneth, Victoria Norvaisa, Don Valentine, and E. Lisa Bower..  For more information:  Contact RMJ on our toll free number:   1 (888) RMJ-DIAS  or via Contact at:  www.ralphmillerjewelers.

MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE:

Coming soon…a selection of Carousel Animals from the members of the A4E Carousel Carving Class, including works by Don Valentine, Ryan Hamilton, and George Nowack. Also, view the newest Autumn Creations by A4E Artists now on exhibit at the Gallery located on the first floor of the historic Meadville Market House. Selections include works by more than 20 A4E Participating Artists including the magnificent hand-spun weavings of Judy Hanninen, the crystal glass sculptures by Becky Schellhaas, and the most recent creations by Jan Werneth, Terry Werneth, and Carolyn Nowack. Also included are works by the newest A4E Artists.

GANNON UNIVERSITY:

“Fazed Cookies”, a weekly show on WERG 90.5 FM (Gannon University’s radio station). The show, hosted by Michael Bennett, airs Wednesdays 9 – 12, and features in-studio performances by local musicians, including A4E Friend, Frank Marzano. Join Frank for one of his upcoming performances at: Sat. 10/19 Red Door Café (Meadville), Fri. 12/6 Erie Ale House (Erie), Wed. 12/11 Barking Spider Tavern (Cleveland). For more information, visit http://www.frankmarzano.com/calendar.html). 

CAMPBELL POTTERY:

David Seitzinger & Brain Pardini,” September 21 – October 20.This show is an intriguing mixture of work by two artists from the Erie area who are both sculptors and friends. With very different styles and materials, their work is united by form, line, movement, mass, and often, a sense of playfulness. Reception on Saturday, Sept. 28th, 1-3pm. Open Daily 10am-5pm. In the Stonewall Gallery. Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery, 25579 Plank Rd., Cambridge Springs PA.  Store open daily 10 am to 5 pm. Information: Call 814-734-8800 or visit www.campbellpotterystore.com.

PITTSBURGH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY:

“Aqueous OPEN, 2013,” Oct 5-26. Opening Reception, 10/5, 5-8PM. A painting demonstration will be held by internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Frank Webb, 10/6 at 1:30. Third Street Gallery, 220 3rd St, Carnegie, PA 15106, 412-276-5233. www.3rdstreetgallery.net.

PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER:

“Lifeforms” through 11/17/201. This remarkable exhibition is inspired by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka’s glass biological models made in the 19th and 20th centuries for Harvard University’s museums. This exhibit features pieces by artists from around the world and includes contemporary flameworked models, cast impressions, blown renditions and an actual fish cast in glass. For more information, call (412) 365-2145

IAA (INDIANA ARTS ASSOCIATION:

“Open Arts.” The Indiana Historical Society will be the venue again this year. The date for artwork drop off will be November 16th, 2013, 11am – 1pm. Opening reception will be held on Light Up night, November 22nd at 7:30pm. The show will close January 11th with work to be picked up between 11am – 1pm.

Anyone who wishes to enter but won’t be able to pick up their art that early in January (say for school vacation or such reasons) arrangements can be made to keep your art safe until pick up. Please don’t let that discourage you from entering. Further details on the judge, award amounts, guidelines, registration forms etc. will be sent in a separate mailing and be available on our website in October. Indiana Art Association, c/o The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701.

Knitting with Natural Fibers :

Learn about natural fibers and how they are processed. What can you knit using these?   10/27 Sunday 1:30 pm. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens , Pittsburgh PA

TRIA GALLERY:

Presents “Glitter Grotto” by Camomile Hixon, through October 19, 2013. 531 West 25 Street, ground floor suite 5. info@triagallerynyc.com / 212.695.0021. Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00. www.triagallerynyc.com

WEST END GALLERY (New York):

Through October 11, 2013, New work, including the the figurative works and landscapes of A4E friend, BRIAN KEELER, at Corning’s West End Gallery. The gallery is located in downtown Corning at 12 West Market St. For info call Lin or Jesse at 607-936-2011 or info@westendgallery.net SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 11 Opening Reception Friday, September 6 5-7:30 Sponsor: Christopher Quinlan Attorney at Law Music by Michele Gordon & Dennis Winge – Gallery Talk Saturday, Sept 14 1:00 – 2:00.

PANGEA: 

An exhibition of work by artists participating in NYFA’s Immigrant Artists Program (IAP). Opening Reception: Friday, September 27th 6 – 9pm. Dumbo Arts Festival Hours: September 28 – 29, 11am – 6pm. Exhibition Dates: September 27, 2013 – January 17, 2014. New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay St., Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY.

A4E FRIEND, LANNY BERGNER:

Upcoming exhibits include…”Celebrating the Vessel” at the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. ,September 14 – October 31, 2013.”Material Space”, three person exhibition with Danielle Bodine and Mi-Kyoung Lee at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and the 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennial at the Cheongju-si, Republic of Korea, September 11 – October 20, 2013. For more information, visit  http://home.wavecable.com/~lbergner/.

THINK YOUR LIFE INTO ACTION: 

A new  book by A4E Friend, Brenda Basham Dothage,  is available at Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million in addition to www.amazon.com and www.createspace.com/3843511.”These methods are PROVEN to be extremely effective and WILL produce positive life-changing outcomes”.  For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/thinkyourlifeintoaction. 

DESIRE AND RED WINE, A LIFE’S JOURNEY:

A new and exciting book publication by A4E Artist, Victoria Norvaisa, now available at the A4E Market House Gallery, Market Street, Meadville PA ., and at the Red Barn Gallery & Studio, Conneaut Lake. Get your copy NOW… Only $15.00! This exciting novel can also be ordered at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Books1-2-3 in soft cover or hard cover format, and e-books on Kindle and Nook Call 814-795-6888 for info. Also, check out Vicky’s new website: www.VictoriaNorvaisa.com

WEBINARS , WORKSHOPS, GRANTS: 

  • Community Access Grants Now Open: The ECGRA Board of Directors approved another $150,000 for the third round of regional assets funding for Community Assets. Community Assets funding is directed to nonprofits that provide arts, culture, heritage, entertainment, and recreation-based opportunities for Erie County. Applicants can apply online at www.ecgra.org.
  • FOCUS ADVENTURES: Join Karen Schulman,  Focus Adventures and Strabo Photo Tour Collection for a Photo  and Cultural Adventure in 2014 Morocco –Bhutan –Ireland – Ecuador.  For more information, contact/visit Karen Schulman, Focus Adventures, PO Box 771640, Steamboat Springs, CO. 970-879-2244, Studio or 970-846-3774, Mobile. Email: karen@focusadventures.com

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/OPPORTUNITIES: 

  • Seeking Recycled/Reclaimed/Repurposed ArtistsAward: Listing on Artfully Reimagined. Deadline: 11/13/2013

Location: National. Organization: Don’t Toss It. Any original work using recycled, up-cycled and reused materials will be considered. Entries must be submitted online. The mission of DontTossIt.com is to celebrate artists dedicated to the creative and imaginative art of repurposing. Don’t Toss It donates 5% of its profits to artists who are devoted to creating works from disposable items. To apply, visit http://www.donttossit.com. 

  • Professional Artist Magazine: Enter the Second Annual Blank Canvas Art Contest! For a chance to have your Art published in their magazine. Visit their website to download the entry form. Then, print it out, complete your artwork in the space provided, fill out the entry form and mail to: Professional Artist, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Or scan and email to: Info@ProfessionalArtistMag.com. All entries must be received by midnight EST Oct. 1, 2013. The winner will be published in the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue of Professional Artist magazine. 
  • SPACES World Artist Program Coordinator: SPACES seeks an outgoing, dynamic, innovative SWAP Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP). Duties include, but are not limited to hosting visiting artists, overseeing the SWAP budget, consulting with artists about their projects, being an advocate for SPACES and visiting artists, working with the SWAP Committee, writing about art, copy editing, facilitating publications, coordinating interns and work-study students, keeping the mood light, writing grants, and working with other staff as needed.  Please submit cover letter, resume, 500-word art writing sample, and contact information (phone, address, email) for three professional references to Martha Loughridge, Interim Executive Director at swap@spacesgallery.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
  • Artists, Paris is Calling You! This November, exhibit your work in an internationally publicized solo show at Galerie 66 in the heart of Paris. You’re invited to submit your best work to Art Takes Paris for a chance at $10,000 and your own exhibition, and an international publicity campaign promoting your work to over half a million people. From November 6 – 13, 2013 the Grand Prize artist and his/her work will be presented in Galerie 66. Paris’ 7th arrondessement is the most prestigious area of the city for emerging contemporary art and home to over 150 local galleries and museums, trafficked by thousands of art goers a day. To learn more, visit http://www.arttakesparis.com/?f=atp13_ac2#awards.
  • Artist Instructors: The Studio offers three semesters annually of day, evening and weekend classes in contemporary and traditional craft media for adults and teens. Artist instructors interested in sharing their enthusiasm and expertise with students in The Studio are asked to provide a class proposal, samples of your work, and references. Instructors must possess excellent organizational, communication, and teaching skills. For more information or to submit materials please contact the Education Department at 412.261.7003 x 25 or email thestudio@contemporarycraft.org.
  • Johnstown Library: Sandie Koch, a Johnstown librarian, is asking for artists to exhibit at the Johnstown Library. Out-of -town artists are welcome, it is best for anyone interested to stop by and see the space available. Anyone interested can reach her at 814-536-5131, extension 220.

 

OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO: 

  • Calling All Amateur Photographers. Send your pictures of the Pymatuning Lake area to news@andoverohio.com.  We are looking for pictures displaying fun around the Pymatuning area. Camping, fishing, shows, and more apply.    Please do not send any obscene and/or offensive content. If your picture is selected for use on our website we will add your name to the photo unless told otherwise.
  • Senior Development Officer: Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for managing the patron and membership programs and special events of MOCA Cleveland. This position will remain open until filled.
  • Society For Contemporary Craft: Exhibitions at SCC are scheduled one to two years in advance and are thematic or media specific. Most are invitational, however there are some juried opportunities available. Artists who would like to be considered for future exhibitions should send six slides or digital images, an artist statement, resume and support materials to: Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions, Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone 412.261.7003 x 15. exhibitions@contemporarycraft.org

 

ADDITIONAL REGIONAL EVENTS 

Sep 1-Nov 10. / Two Generations of Sculpture.

Despite their own separate approaches to their medium, each Frudakis sculptor has in common the desire to respect the family’s legacy by creating art that is timeless in its quality and form. Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier. 724-238-6015, www.sama-art.org/ex_ev/ligonier.htm

Sep 12-May 25. / Detroit: Artists in Residence.

35th anniversary celebration featuring an exhibition of work by Detroit-based artists, reacting to the swift socioeconomic changes of Detroit. Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. http://mattress.org

Sep 14-Oct 25. / Different Dimensions: The UNpainting Exhibit.

An invitational exhibit that inspires the viewer with the possibilities of art that goes beyond painting by incorporating other materials, not using paint at all or bending perception of creations. Rowe Gallery, Greensburg Art Center, Greensburg. 724-837-6791, www.greensburgartcenter.org.

Sep 12-Mar 30. / Janine Antoni.

The work explores traditionally feminine roles and celebrates the physical act of creating art. Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. http://mattress.org

Sep 12-Nov 17. / The Art of Sound: Selected Works of Harry Bertoia.

Featuring the work of Bertoia, a pioneering artist and designer of the 20th century. The exhibit provides an overview of Bertoia’s inventive sculptures made from steel wire and bronze, including the sounding sculptures, as well as his innovative furniture designs and print making. The Demuth Museum, Lancaster. 717-299-9940, www.demuth.org

Sep 13-Feb 2. / Burton Morris: Two Decades of Pop Art.

Nearly 50 works of art, including early art and drawings from Morris’ childhood, signature painted works, product lines such as his Pittsburgh ties and more. Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh. http://heinzhistorycenter.org

Sep 27-Oct 20. / Granular Synthesis.

Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Kurt Hentschlager and Ulf Langheinrich create a large-scale installation that fuses sight and sound into one medium. Free and open to the public. SPACE, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org

Oct 2-27. / Cydra Vaux.

A pop-up exhibition. Produced by Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Westmoreland at Route 30, Greensburg. http://wmuseumaa.org

Oct 3-6. / 32nd Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival.

Nearly 350 craft vendors and more than 35 food vendors. Free adm and entertainment. Select Knoebels rides will be open all four days. There will be handmade and traditional crafts. Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg. 570-672-2572, www.itourColumbiaMontour.com/events/covered-bridge-festival

Oct 4-6. / Airing of the Quilts at Apple Wagon.

A celebration including a display of quilts, baby quilts, hand-stitched items and hand applique, along with fine linens. 10am-5pm. Apple Wagon Antique Mall, Russell Hill, Tunkhannock. 570-836-8713, www.facebook.com/applewagon.antiquemall.5

Oct 4-13. / American Craft Week 2013.

An open house on Oct. 4, extended hours, artist demonstrations and more. Village Artisans Gallery, Boiling Springs. Village Artisans Gallery, Boiling Springs. 717-258-3256, www.villageartisansgallery.com/current_events.htm

Oct 4-6. / Applefest.

This three-day festival presented by the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce will feature more than 350 vendors, the kids korner, a 5K race, free entertainment, an antique car show and much more. Downtown Franklin. 814-432-5823, www.franklinapplefest.com

Oct 4-6. / Confluence Pumpkinfest.

The festival will include arts and crafts and food vendors, the Pumpkinfest Queen Pageant, a 5K run/walk, an antique and classic auto show, a parade, a largest pumpkin contest, a garden tractor pull, a recipe contest, a photo contest, the tough man fire truck pull, live music, an antique tractor show and more. Confluence. 814-395-5080, www.confluencepumpkinfest.org

Oct 4-6. / Fall Photography With Del Morgan.

Join Morgan, a fine art photographer who draws his artistic passion from nature. Fee. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319, www.peec.org

Oct 4-5. / Falling Leaves Festival.

Farmers markets, crafts, vendors, food, old-time events and activities for children. The Potter County Historical Society will host an open house from 10am-2:30pm. Coudersport Courthouse Square, Coudersport. www.coudersport.org

Oct 5-6. / Arts Festival Reading 2013.

An exciting arts festival in the country’s most comprehensive interactive arts center. It will feature as many as 70 juried artists as well as more than 30 GoggleWorks studio artists, hot glass demonstrations, performing arts, music and food. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading. 610-374-4600, www.artsfestivalreading.org

Oct 5-6. / Lancaster’s Fall ArtWalk.

A self-guided tour of downtown galleries featuring special exhibitions, meet-the-artists events, children’s activities, live demonstrations, workshops, performance arts, interactive projects and more. Downtown Lancaster. 717-431-8706, http://lancasterartwalk.org

Oct 5-6, 12-13. / National Apple Harvest Festival.

WIth 300-plus arts and crafts vendors, antique and classic cars, an antique cider press and much more. South Mountain Fairgrounds, Biglerville. www.appleharvest.com

Oct 5-6. / Portersville Steam Show Apple Festival.

Antique farm, transportation and oil field equipment, as well as crafts, a flea market, train rides, antique tractor pulls, homemade ice cream and a vintage village. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, Portersville. 724-452-8656, www.portersvillesteamshow.org

Oct 11-13. / Fort Ligonier Days.

Commemorating the battle of Fort Ligonier fought on Oct. 12, 1758. There will be more than 150 craft booths and food booths around the diamond, a top-ranked parade, sidewalk sales and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Ligonier. 724-238-4200, www.fortligonier.org

Oct 11-13. / Houston Pumpkin Festival.

A family-oriented arts, crafts, food and entertainment festival. There will be a bouncer, slide, pony rides, good food and quality entertainment. Free adm. Picnic grounds, Houston American Legion Post 902, Houston. 724-746-6740, www.houstonpumpkinfestival.net

For more  information on all events, contact George P. Nowack, at gnowack@windstream.net or 814-795-6888 or find us at www.facebook.com/artsforeveryone.  Tune in to COOL 101.7 FM on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. for complete updates.
Peace and Joy be with You! 

George

“ So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?

  What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built…not what you got, but what you gave.”

 

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