Arts For Everyone: Weekly Event Update

 

CAROUSEL CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS: Join Carousel Artist, George P. Nowack for a series of demonstrations in the art of carving Carousel animals as he recreates an exact replica of the Mueller Lion which rode the Carousel at CONNEAUT LAKE PARK from 1910 till the 1980’s. Also, plan to attend the formal unveiling of the Lion next Spring at the Red Barn Gallery & Studio, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, PA. For a schedule of appearances, or to schedule a carving demonstration for your organization or event, please contact (814)795-6888, or email gnowack@windstream.net.

MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: 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 Artist, Don O’Day, the fabric art of Cheree Frizzell, and the hand-carved Carousel animals by G. Nowack. 910 Market Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. Hours: M-F, 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sat, 8am-4pm.

LIGHT-UP NIGHT: Join A4E Artist Becky Schellhaas, friends Wendi Hochsetter & Family, and the members of the Conneaut Lake Bark Park as we celebrate the Holiday Season at the annual Light Up Night at the historic Meadville Market House. Come inside and enjoy demonstrations by several of the A4E Artists as well as many other “surprises!”
Friday, 12/6/2013.

RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY: The next Gallery Tour Night is Dec. 6th in association w/ the Annual Erie’s Downtown D’Lights Event. DON’T MISS IT! 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.

ARTS ERIE: “Fall for Arts & Culture!” ArtsErie and Erie Downtown Arts & Culture Coalition invite you to celebrate excellence at the 2013 Fall for Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards. Join us Tuesday, October 29th as we announce the future of our work together and present the 29th Annual Appreciation Awards for outstanding service and dedication to arts and culture in our region. The event begins at 5:30 pm in the H.O.Hirt Auditorium followed by a reception at the Erie Maritime Museum. RSVP. We hope to see you then!

AVIATION ART CONTEST: Pennsylvania art students are invited to depict aviation’s importance to the public safety by participating in the 2014 Aviation Art Contest. Top three entries will be forwarded for judging in the national competition. For info, and to submit entries, contact William Sieg, 400 North St., Harrisburg, Pa 17120.

NPAA HOLIDAY SHOW: Gannon University’s Schuster Gallery,11/10-2/10/2014. Opening Reception/Gallery Night
December 6th, 7 – 10pm.

CAMPBELL POTTERY: “The Drinking Vessel Show,” Nov. 16 through Dec. 15. Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-3pm in the Stonewall Gallery. Campbell Pottery Store, 25579 Plank Rd., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
(814) 734-8800. http://www.campbellpotterystore.com/

TO CATCH YOUR EYE: An exhibit by Susan Stone, through 11/19; Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1-4pm. Glass Growers Gallery, 10 E. 5th St., Erie. www.glassgrowers.com.

DOUCETTE HOUSE (Edinboro Univ.): “A Body of Work—Landscaping Social Practice,” a multimedia art exhibition. 11/6-27, Mon-Thurs, 12-7pm; Fri & Sat, 12-5pm. Free admission.

KELLY RUN GALLERY: Kelly Run Gallery, 264 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, invites you to out Holiday Exhibit: Small Works by 12 Artists, and features paintings, sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, flame-worked glass and photography. All works priced under $300, through 12/16. Call 814 398-9331, or visit kellyrungalleryandframing.com.

NORTH SHORE ARTS ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW: Through 1/25/2014; Sat & Sun, 11am-5pm. Sensory Gallery/Winery, 10599 W. Main Rd., Ripley, NY. For info, contact (716)736-2444, Robert@sensorywinery.com.

VENUS, EVE, AND MADONNA: Juried Art Exhibition, November 22nd, 2013 – January 17th 2014. Opening Reception:
Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 6-9 pm. International Images, Ltd. 514 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143.

KENNYWOOD PARK: “Holiday Lights,” Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, November 29 – December 22 (5 – 9 p.m.) when Kennywood will once again be transformed into a wonderland of dazzling light displays, family-friendly activities, local Artisans, and seasonal food favorites. It truly is a sight to behold! Don’t miss the grand opening on Friday, November 29, with FIREWORKS at 9 p.m. (weather permitting). Save $2 on admission by purchasing your tickets at Giant Eagle! Group discounts available for 15 or more guests with advanced reservations. Learn more. Call 412-464-9931 to reserve your date now!

MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN GUILD (Pgh.): “Digital Hodgepodge” Instructors: Jill Wiggins and Jolie Peters
Dates: Through Dec 4, 6 – 9 pm. Tuition: $160, Materials Fee: $40. Open to: All Experience Levels.
Are you curious about Photoshop? Have you thought about making videos? If you answered yes to either of those questions you will enjoy Digital Hodgepodge! In this class you can choose your focus. You can focus on learning Photoshop and create some cool works of digital art OR you can focus on learning video production/editing and create an original video on a DVD with custom menu. If you’re not sure which you might prefer you can dabble in both! All equipment provided by MCG. Visit http://mcgyouthandarts.org/adult

3RD STREET GALLERY (Carnegie, PA): Presents the 2013 ASLA Exhibition featuring the artistic talents of the Western Pa section of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Third Street Gallery, 220 3rd St, Carnegie, PA 15106, 412-276-5233. www.3rdstreetgallery.net.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Celebrate the season and support local artists. 12/14 Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Kelly-Strayhorn Performing Arts Center , Pittsburgh PA.

IAA (INDIANA ARTS ASSOCIATION: “Understanding Color and Composition.” Instructor: Julie Bernstein Engelmann
Date: Sat., Nov. 23. Time: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (with a break for lunch). Fee: $45 members; 65 non-members. Indiana Art Association, c/o The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701.

TRIA GALLERY: Presents the artworks of Stan Brodsky, 10/24-11/27. 531 West 25 Street, ground floor suite 5. info@triagallerynyc.com / 212.695.0021. Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00. www.triagallerynyc.com

PANGEA: An exhibition of work by artists participating in NYFA’s Immigrant Artists Program (IAP). Exhibition Dates: through January 17, 2014. New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay St., Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY.

THIRD DEGREE GLSS FACTORY: “Good enough to eat!” Food Truck Third Friday Glass Jewelry & Accessories Show & Sale in partnership with the Saint Louis Lamp work’s Society. East Gallery present photograph by Steve Truesdell and ceramics by Heather Woodson. , 5200 Delmar Blvd. St.Louis Mo 63108 314.367.4527.http://www.stlglass.com/

NOW APPEARING: Join A4E friend, “Big Tony” and all the members of the Sofa King Cool Band for an evening of musical entertainment at one, or all, of their upcoming November appearances November 22 – Crickets, Youngstown, OH; November 23 – JD’s Tap House, Meadville, PA. For more info, visit the Sofa King Cool Band page on Facebook.

IN CONCERT: Join A4E friend, Frank Marzano, for one of his upcoming performances at: Fri. 12/6 Erie Ale House (Erie), Wed. 12/11 Barking Spider Tavern (Cleveland). For more information, visit http://www.frankmarzano.com/calendar.html).

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 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

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.

WEBINARS , WORKSHOPS, GRANTS:

• Free Broadcast Recording: “Ranking & Using Social Media |Discussion for Artists,” hosted by Xanadu Gallery. The impact and importance of social media cannot be easily dismissed. Social media has become a part of the everyday online life of millions of potential art buyers. It can be both a boon and a huge distraction and waste of time for artists. Learning how to assess and utilize social media is a critical skill. How Do You Use Social Media? Is it possible to make a successful art career today without engaging in social media? Which social media should you be using? Are you getting the most from the social media you are using? These are questions tackled our most recent hangout for artists. Visit WWW.XANADUGALLERY.COM

• The Arts Business Institute’s annual Winter Workshop in Philadelphia will take place at the Buyers Market of American Craft. Please join us January 18-19, 2014 for this intensive learning opportunity. Register by October 15 and get a $50 discount! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn: How to Wholesale, Pricing your Work for Profit, Strategies for Creative Marketing, Dynamic Sales Techniques, Building Successful Gallery Relationships, Copyright Protection for Artists, and much more . . .Contact Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director, ArtsBizInstitute@gmail.com (410) 977-2915.

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:

• November 22, 2013
Carter Burden Center for the Aging Artist in Residency seeks older artists for 6-8 weeks of unshared studio space and a culminating exhibition at the center in New York City. Artists may be asked to teach an art class geared toward their medium/practice onsite during the residency to senior participants.

• November 26, 2013
Arte Laguna Prizes offer €7,000 to artists working in Painting, Sculpture & Installations, Photographic Art, Video Art & Performance, and Virtual & Digital Art. Opportunities to exhibit at the Arsenal of Venice, as well as other venues around the world are offered to winners and finalists. €50 application fee.

• December 2, 2013
Cave Canem Retreat offers African American poets an opportunity to study with faculty and join a community of peers for a week in June at the University of Pittsburgh. Tuition, valued at $1,500, is provided free of charge. Participants are asked to pay a $560 room-and-board fee. Limited financial assistance for room and board is available on the basis of need.

• December 31, 2013
Money for Women Fund offers small project grants ($500-$1,500) to feminist women in the arts whose work in some way focuses upon women. This cycle will fund work in visual art, fiction, and mixed genre (any combination of visual and textual elements). $25 application fee.

• January 15, 2014
Roman J. Witt Artist Residency awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the Stamps School of Art & Design to develop a new interdisciplinary work in collaboration with students and faculty at the University of Michigan. Artists will work in an open studio. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

• January 15, 2014
FIGMENT NYC Summer-Long Sculpture Program seeks proposals for large-scale interactive sculptures that are truly original, interactive and awesome; that can survive being played with by over 100,000 people, being outside in the elements for four months on Governors Island; and that can potentially be reconstructed and relocated after the summer to other venues for interactive sculpture. Three to five proposals will be selected and offered a $3,000-$5,000 budget, plus potential fundraising assistance for larger projects.

• Professional Artist: Calling all artists! Professional Artist is looking for the most inspirational art studios across the country. Submit the best photos of your studio to http://bit.ly/pastudiosearch2013, and your shots could be published in the April/May 2014 issue of Professional Artist.

• DEADLINE: Sat, November 30, 2013: Dave Bown Projects – 7th Semiannual Competition – Prizes $10,000
Jurors: Jeremy Adams, CUE Art Foundation, New York; Janet Dees, SITE Santa Fe; David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum.

• DEADLINE: Thu, December 05, 2013 LOCATION: NY MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL. Manhattan Arts International is accepting submissions for “SMALL ART – BIG IMPACT”

• DEADLINE: Wed, January 15, 2014 LOCATION: WI 38th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition . Celebrating the Art of Transparent Watercolor – May 10 through August 10, 2014 – Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI.

• The Arts Business Institute is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for artists interested in attending the 2014 Winter Workshop in Philadelphia. This workshop is our largest event of the year, including a two-day intensive business learning experience and a tour of the Buyers Market, which is the largest trade show for handmade goods in the country. Artists who attend also have the opportunity for their work to be critiqued by gallery owners and to schedule a personalized business consultation. The workshop will take place on the weekend of January 18-19, 2014.

Xanadu Gallery’s Art Holiday Catalogue now Open For Reservations: $69 Spaces Available.
This catalog will focus on items under$3,000, and instead of committing to a full page at $190, we’re making it possible for you to sign up for a 1/3 page for only $69. We’ve always worked to make the Catalogue a very reasonable investment for our artists, but If you haven’t advertised in the Catalogue previously, this is a great opportunity for you to begin. Full pages are also available at the same great rate they’ve always been, and you can combine 1/3 pages to showcase your work at a larger scale for more impact. 1/3 Page Only $69; Full Page $190.

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.

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.

OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTHEAST OHIO:

• Office US Principals Call for Fellowship Applications – Deadline December 2, 2013
• Living Cities Design Competition (NY) – Deadline January 3, 2014
• Art by the Falls – Valley art Center – Deadline January 31, 2014
• Satellite Gallery Call for Artists – no deadline
• Graphic Design Manager – Cleveland Institute of Music
• Artist Assistant Internship (View all arts Internships courtesy of NEOintern
• Part-time Box Office Assistant – Apollo’s Fire
• Development Director – Contemporary Youth Orchestra
• Events Coordinator – Cleveland Institute of Music
• Administrative Assistant – Weathervane Playhouse
• 40 Apprentice Positions available for students – ArtWorks Afterschool – Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (Formerly Young Audiences)
• Dean of Arts & Sciences – Columbus State Community College

• 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.

• 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

Through 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/

Nov, 23. / DreamWrights Fall Classes.
From performance-focused classes to balloon twisting and puppetry, a wide range of classes allow students of different interests to be involved in the creative arts. The theater program consists of games and training designed to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and ability to work with others, build self-esteem and improve self-confidence. DreamWrights, York. 717-848-8623, ext. 225,www.dreamwrights.org

Nov 8-23. / Three Rivers Film Festival. Features more than 50 films, including independent American cinema, sneak peaks of big fall releases, new documentaries, restored classics, shorts and critically acclaimed international films. Offered at various theaters. Throughout Pittsburgh. http:/3rff.com

Nov 15-Jan 11. / Clinton County Arts Council Members’ Show & Holiday Sale.
Station Gallery, Lock Haven. 570-748-0949, www.clintoncountyartscouncil.com

Nov 15-Dec 31. / Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale.
More than two dozen artists display pieces inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, Scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, Fraktur and fiber arts. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 8:30am-4:30pm. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster. 717-393-9745, www.lmhs.orgwww.lmhs.org/Home/Events/Folk_Art_Sale

Nov 14-Dec 15. / The Art & Illustrations of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Widely recognized as an icon of the Jazz Age, Zelda Fitzgerald was also an artist, writer and dancer. This exhibition features cityscapes, fairy tales, biblical images and more, all gouache on paper. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, www.pct.edu/gallery

Nov 15-Jan 11. / Clinton County Arts Council Members’ Show & Holiday Sale.
Station Gallery, Lock Haven. 570-748-0949, www.clintoncountyartscouncil.com

Nov 15-Dec 31. / Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale.
More than two dozen artists display pieces inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, Scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, Fraktur and fiber arts. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 8:30am-4:30pm. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster. 717-393-9745, www.lmhs.orgwww.lmhs.org/Home/Events/Folk_Art_Sale

Nov 15-Jan 1. / Victorian Holidays.
A multifaceted celebration of the season, featuring 12 different decorated rooms, Victorian teas, musical performances and more. Watson Curtze Mansion, Erie. 814-454-1813, ext. 0, www.eriecountyhistory.org

Nov 19-Jan 4. / Chasing Trains Exhibition.
Trains and railroads have inspired photographer Oren B. Helbok and painter Richard Lilley for many years, and each approaches the subject in his own particular style. Free. Stairwell Gallery, Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-317-2596, www.mooseexchange.org

Nov 21-24, 29-Dec 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22. / Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem.
Experience the magic of the family holiday market featuring more than 75 visual artists and craftsmen, delicious food, live holiday music, children’s rides, lovely decorations and Kathe Wohlfahrt, the premier designer of authentic German Christmas ornaments. SteelStacks Campus, Bethlehem. 610-322-FEST,www.christmascity.org

Nov 22-24. / 50th Annual Holiday House.
Enjoy a spectacular display of gaily decorated trees and interesting and unusual Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s decorations. Pennington Lounge, Lycoming College, Williamsport. 570-772-5671, www.preservationwilliamsport.org

Nov 22-24. / 6th Annual Lebanon Quilters Guild Exhibition of Quilts.
Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-304-0566, 717-679-5522, www.lebanonquiltersguild.com

Nov 22. / Christmas Bazaar.
Featuring 130 dealers and quilt displays. Lunch will be available. 9am-3pm. Elk Lake Elementary School, Dimock. 570-278-3365.

Nov 22-24. / Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Festival.
Pittsburgh’s biggest arts and crafts show will feature more than 250 booths in two huge exhibit halls. Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. 724-863-4577,www.familyfestivals.com

Nov 26-Dec 29. / 12th Annual Art in a Box Exhibition.
Features more than 160 student artworks from schools participating in the Demuth education program called Art in a Box, which teaches students in all grade levels about Charles Demuth’s pioneering artwork and life in Lancaster. The Demuth Museum, Lancaster. 717-299-9940, www.demuth.org

Nov 28-Jan 1. / The Christmas Village in Philadelphia.
An outdoor holiday market in Center City. Vendors in more than 60 wooden booths and two big tents will sell European food, sweets, and beverages, as well as international seasonal holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, and high quality arts and crafts. There will also be an exclusive Kathe Wohlfahrt tent; thousands of lights; the municipal Christmas tree, which will be lit at a ceremony on Dec. 4; as well as the Christkind-Photo wall; and daily live performances of local choirs, orchestras and bands. Free adm. LOVE Park (JFK Plaza), Philadelphia.http://philachristmas.com/http://facebook.com/christmasvillage.philadelphia

For more information on all events, contact George P. Nowack, at gnowack@windstream.net or 814-795-6888 or at www.facebook.com/artsforeveryone.

 

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