Arts for Everyone: Weekly Event Update

COMING THIS SPRING: Get ready for the new season of classes being offered by ARTS FOR EVERYONE. All classes will be held at the RED BARN GALLERY located at 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, PA.  For more  info, or to pre-register for a class, contact George P. Nowack, at or 814-795-6888.

A partial list of classes being offered by the A4E Artists during the upcoming season include the following:astsweekly

BEGINNER’S GUITAR CLASS: First class, Sat., 5/16/2014, 5-6PM. Class runs for six consecutive weeks.

Open to students, 12-16 yrs. of age. Student must have their own instrument. Students will learn the basics of playing the guitar. Cost: $60.

Instructor: G. Nowack.

BEGINNING WOODWORKING: First class, Sunday, 5/11/2014, 5-6PM. Open to students12-16.Class meets the second Sunday of each month for four consecutive months (May-Aug.). Students will learn the basics of woodcraft as they construct and paint their own birdhouses from kits supplied by the instructor. Completed birdhouses may be taken home by the student, or may be installed upon one of our regional participating trails. Cost: $50, includes all materials. Instructor: G. Nowack.

ZENTANGLE:  Beginners class available 3rd weekend, May through August. Beginners class costs $30.00. This includes: pen, paper, pencil, and patterns, short history and lots of fun! Class time is from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm sat  or sun depending on interest. Regular Zentangle Class is available after you take beginner class for $10 each.  June thru August on 3rd weekends Sat or Sun depending on interest.

A discount is offered if you pre-register for beginners class and the following 3 classes.  $50.00.This Must be prepaid. Registration 3 to 5 days in advance, and prepayment is encouraged so we may start on time and get to Tangling!!

Please contact George Nowack to register and prepay. 814-795-6888


FLY-TYING CLASS: Fly tying classes on the 3rd weekend May through August. Time of class 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Saturday or Sunday depending on interest. Instructor is Derek Gladysiewski. Cost: $15.00 per class or $35.00 for all four classes (to receive discount must be prepaid and preregistered). Cost includes materials. Three to four flies per session.

Preregistration and payment need to be made three to five days prior to class start. Tyers must have their own equipment. Please contact George Nowack to register and prepay. 814-795-6888

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY:      Students will be guided through the Art of Nature Photography by one of the Region’s most respected and recognized Nature Photographers, Terry Werneth. Each class will be a “one-on-one” experience with the instructor, and will take place in of the region’s wildlife areas/trails. Meeting times and dates are arranged through the Instructor. Students must provide their own photography equipment. Cost is variable and determined with the Instructor.

FABRIC ART:  Learn the Arts of Spinning, Weaving, and Drop-Spindle Spinning from Master Fabric Artist, Judy Hanninen. First two classes will be held on May 31 and June 14. Additional classes will be available during the months of July and August. Cost per class is $30. Materials are included. Please contact George Nowack to register and prepay. 814-795-6888

Information on classes in CALLIGRAPHY, DRAWING, WATERCOLORS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS and DECORATIVE WREATHS is coming soon! For a complete list and schedule of classes, please contact Classes will fill-up quickly!

MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: View the newest 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, Tricia Patten, paintings by 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.

COOTIE HARRIS JAZZ JAM: Please join us for a celebration of fine music and camaraderie at the Gardner Theatre, on the second floor of the historic Market House in Meadville.  We will be celebrating Cootie’s 91st birthday.  Cootie is a jazz legend and a treasure to our community.  This event will be held Sunday, February 23rd from 2-6.  Admission is $5, with performing musicians free.  For more information, call 814-336-5051.

ERIE ART MUSEUM: Jewelry Class at the Erie Art Museum (Spring Term)  will be available for sign up starting the first week in March. Sign up early and get a discount on your registration. For more information and to register please visit: This class sells out very quickly so don’t miss out on a great experience that is taught by RMJ’s finest.

RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY: “Southwest Surprises,”   Jewelry & Gems from The Mountains & Deserts of the Great American Southwest, featuring recent works by   RMJ Jewelry Artists  (Carrie Magee, Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice & Daniel Niebauer), plus works by “Art 4 Everyone” Artists (Carolyn Nowack, Terry & Jan Werneth, Victoria Norvaisa), local Oil Painter,  Diane Wenzel Pierce, and Palm Springs, CA Ceramic Artist, Greg Lee Carlson. Also Note: See Jan & Dan’s “Jewelry Art” along with their Erie Art Museum’s Jewelry Class Students’ works, at the Erie Art Museum’s opening of:  “ First Class,”  featuring the artwork of Erie Art Museum instructors and their students. The exhibit will be held in the Frenzel Gallery on the first floor of the Erie Art Museum from March 7 – March 16.

For more information:  Contact RMJ on their toll free number: 1 (888) RMJ-DIAS  or via Contact at:  www.ralphmillerjewelersThe First of Erie’s Gallery Tour Night – Friday March 7th.  RMJ will be open 10 AM – 10 PM    Don’t miss this great event!

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.  For a schedule of appearances, or to schedule a carving demonstration for your organization or event, please contact  (814)795-6888, or email

PITTSBURGH’S HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Join A4E Artist, Linda Barnicott  at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. Shop the region’s most trusted marketplace – over 9 acres with everything for your home! Don’t miss the largest home event in Pennsylvania! March 7-16. See Linda’s newest creation, “An Oasis of Beauty at Phipps.” Pittsburgh Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA.

3RD STREET GALLERY (Carnegie):  Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild (PSA) presents “Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International” a juried multimedia exhibit at the 3rd Street Gallery located at 220 3rd Street Carnegie, Pennsylvania.  “Internationally Inspired” is a creative response by members of PSA to the 2013 Carnegie International.  PSA membership embodies a diverse group of artists working in many different media not unlike those selected for the Carnegie 2013 International. After viewing, reading and researching the exhibit PSA members used their artistic creativity to channel their reactions. March 8-March 30, 2014; Opening Reception, Saturday, March 8, 2014

6:00-8:30pm. 3rd  Street Gallery, 220 3rd Street, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106, 412.276.5233.

MCG: Peter Calaboyias,” Northside And Beyond”  runs through March 21, 2014 at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit

Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills: The Gifts and Crafts for Valentine Expo is the perfect event to shake off the winter blues, and find that UNIQUE gift for your Valentine! This event will present quality hand crafted crafts and unique gift items from handcrafted vendors, non-crafted vendors and your favorite home party plan consultants from the Tri-State area. Come see the large variety of arts, crafts, gifts, home decorations, jewelry, personal care products and much more in the comfort of the beautiful Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum PA 15084 (Allegheny County PA.) Route 28N, Exit 12A, Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard.

MANCHESTER CRAFTSMENS GUILD: MCG Youth & Arts offers art classes for adults as well as youth. Take the time out of your busy life to pause, connect and create in one of Pittsburgh’s best art facilities. Beginning Jan 7, MCG will offer the following classes: Art Deco in Photoshop, Functional Pottery,  Creative Darkroom. To register, call Rose Mary Gubser at 412-322-1773 x302.

PITTSBURGH ARTS & CRAFTS SPRING FEVER FESTIVAL: Monroeville Convention Center, March 21-23. For an application or more information, visit, or call 724-863-4577.

TITUSVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: “The Art of Doing Business,” a meet and greet with local artists. Hosted by the TCA and the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce; Wed., 2/26, 5-7PM at the Farmers National Bank, 127 W. Spring St., Titusville, PA. Call 814-827-2381 for more info.

GRAFFITI GALLERY: Graffiti Gallery is proud to present the work of Licia Donze in its annual Spring Show. Featured artist Licia Donze was the top prize winner in last summer’s Oil Heritage Festival Art Show.  Donze is joined by a number of artists from the National Transit Building and from the area.  The show will run from February 14 through March 21.  Admission to Graffiti Gallery is free.

GLASS GROWERS GALLERY: New Works by Ben Gibson & Denise Romecki . Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1-4pm. Glass Growers Gallery, 10 E. 5th St., Erie.

GMEINER ART & CULTURAL CENTER: February Exhibit  features the works of Paul Bozzo, through 2/28/2014. Gallery hours are 2-5PM, Mon-Sun. 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

CRARY ART GALLERY: “Interbeing,” figurative drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings by Cambridge Springs artist, Jan Lutz. “Nostalgia Revisited,” detailed classical paintings of contemporary decay and decline by Corning, NY painter and art professor, David Higgins. Free and open to the public. Located at 511 Market St., Warren, PA. More info: call 814 723-4523 or visit

INDIANA ART ASSOCIATION:  “PAINT A PORTRAIT,” AN INTENSIVE TWO DAY WORKSHOP WITH BILL PERRY. Instructor: Bill Perry; Date: Sat., March 29th and Sun., March 30th; Time: Sat., 10:00 AM – 4:00PM, Sun., 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Fee: $80 members; $100 non-members. Deadline to sign up: March 23rd 2014.You can register and pay online at:

TRIA GALLERY: “In Situ,” An ongoing and ever changing exhibition of work by Tria artists in designed home vignettes. Tria Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 6531 West 25 Street, ground floor suite 5. / 212.695.0021. Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00.

AZART GALLERY: Tria Gallery, in Conjunction with Pat Metheny and Azart Gallery presents “The Many Faces Of KIN”

Through February 15, 2014.The evolution of album cover art for Pat Metheny by Stephen Doyle and his team.

Reception for the artists: Thursday January 30th, from 6 to 8.30 pm. Azart Gallery will be showcasing a unique series of 20 limited edition photo prints mounted on Plexiglas (24″ x 24″). Each print will be delivered with a certificate and signed by the artists. Azart Gallery, 617 W 27th St. New York, NY 10001.Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm and by appointment. Telephone (212) 216-0030.,

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 the following:  February 28 –Ray’s Hot Spot, Marienville, PA; March 15, 2014 – the ANCHORAGE.  For more info, visit the Sofa King Cool Band page on Facebook.

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, 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:


FOCUS ADVENTURES: This summer’s Photography and Personal Vision Workshop is being held at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch, located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Late August is a magical time at the ranch, with early signs of the transformation from summer to fall. Landscapes are embellished with the flowers of late summer — Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Wild Geraniums, and Asters. 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: or visit

PAINTING IN ITALY, A SPRING SOJURN:  Are you thinking about the warmth of Umbria and Tuscany, maybe imagining the sun-drenched ochre colors of Roman buildings or the beauty of light on the Cinque Terre?

Well in case you are, this is just a reminder that the Art Sojourn for Italy is on for May 17 to June 2. For info, visit,  or contact Brian Keeler for a free brochure. The deadline for registration is coming up on the first of February.

You’re invited to participate in artFido’s NORTH AMERICAN ARTIST SHOWCASE. Submit your art for a chance to win grants of up to $1000, have your art seen by millions and feature in an issue of Professional Artist magazine.

Your entry deadline is 11:59pm February 28, 2014.


(For more information on the following opportunities, please contact

FIRST STREET GALLERY – 2014 NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: Exhibition: June 26 -July 19, 2014 Entries start: Jan. 1, 2014 – Open to U.S. resident artists 18. Exhibition: June 26 -July 19, 2014. Entries start: Jan. 1, 2014. Open to U.S. resident artists 18 years or older. Juror: Jed Perl – art critic for The New Republic; reviews and articles for Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, and The New Criterion, among others. Entry fee: $35/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work. Eligible works: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography and sculpture. Online applications only. Prospectus at: Contact:;  646-336-8053

NEOTERIC ABSTRACT II is a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 10 – May 3, 2014 and is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. $2600 in Direct Art publication awards will also be presented to three artists. Contact: Tim Slowinski, 518-828-2343.

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, and your shots could be published in the April/May 2014 issue of Professional Artist.

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 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

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.

W2S series 2015 Call for Artists: United States Mint Call for Artists: Seeking Artists to Design United States Coins and Medals. The designs on United States coins and medals are more than simple illustrations on small metal discs; they are expressions of the values, aspirations, and shared heritage of our Nation. They serve as illustrations to the world of the essence and the story of America. The United States Mint is seeking artists interested in taking coin and medal design in new directions and trying new approaches as part of our endeavor to ensure that the designs on United States coins and medals are of the highest quality to best represent our country for years to come.

Living Cities Design Competition: The Living Cities: Residential Towers for the 21st Century Design Competition challenges architects and engineers (preferably in collaborative teams) to develop an original design for modern, urban residential living that makes use of structural steel framing systems. We challenge you to design maximum column-free floor areas with reduced floor assembly thicknesses (acoustical considerations are essential), enclosed with an energy efficient curtain wall system that emphasizes the frame’s slenderness, strength, and transparency, as well as natural ventilation and the residents’ access to fresh air. The winning design will demonstrate a high degree of expression and creativity in fulfilling the program requirements, in accordance with the specific design guidelines.

Call for Artists: Satellite Gallery is an exciting, cutting edge new gallery opening up in the Collinwood area, and is looking for large scale artwork for the EXTERIOR of the building as well as the interior. Art will be hung on the outside of the building in a salon style fashion. Art for the interior of the gallery can be sound, digital media, or performance based.


Enter 2D3D, the Cleveland Institute of Art’s national art and design competition where creativity matters! There are four winners but one Best in Show. Are you the one?

Ingenuity Fest 2014 Call for Entries- Deadline March 29, 2014. IngenuityFest is a 3-day festival celebrating art, music, and technology.  The Festival this year will be held in September (exact dates are TBD) in Cleveland, Ohio. Approximately 40,000 people attend the festival. 2014 will be the 10th IngenuityFest.

Core77 Design Awards- Deadline March 20, 2014

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.

Larchmere PorchFest Musicians – Deadline February 28, 2014

FREE Music Festival. Saturday, June 21, 2014. 30 BANDS ON 30 PORCHES


MOCA Cleveland reviews unsolicited artist submissions from artists living in Cuyahoga County or its six contiguous counties (Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga, and Lake).

Volunteers needed to help high school students in graphic design futures – Deadline May 31, 2014

Volunteers wanted to help work with high school students in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign design, marketing, communications and other graphic design futures, as well as help brainstorm and create a flyer for Esperanza’s Holiday Program.  Deadline for Holiday Program flyer is Nov. 21st, but volunteers can help with Adobe programs from now till May, 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

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  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. 


16th Annual Art on the Streets – Deadline February 24, 2014

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 16th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards – Deadline February 26, 2014

The competition culminates in an Awards Night Gala, which showcases the winning works and presents achievement awards to select people or companies that have had a lasting impact on the medium.

Tremont West seeking RFPs for Tremont Storefront Incubator – Deadline February 28, 2014


Through Mar 29. / Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream House.

Offers visitors a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an architectural masterpiece. This traveling exhibit explores the relationship between an architect and his clients as they worked together to create one family’s definition of an American dream home. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445 570-320-2445,

Through Apr 27. / The Art of the Build: Rods & Kustoms. The display focuses on individuals who have personalized their rides, as well as on the rolling art they have created by transforming their vehicles. Adm. AACA Museum, Hershey. 717-566-7100 717-566-7100,

Through Mar 2. / Annual Invitational Exhibition.

This year’s exhibit is based on the theme of pop art. Over 50 local artists will show new works. Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 1-4pm. Adm. The Demuth Museum, Lancaster. 717-299-9940,

Feb 7-23. / Crystal Cabin Fever: Around the World in Ice.

Check out the amazing ice displays all sculpted from over 100 tons of ice. There will also be ongoing live ice carving shows, professional ice competitions and much more. Sculpted Ice Works Factory, Lakeville. 570-226-6246,

Feb 21-23. / Bluegrass Festival.

The seventh annual festival will offer music all weekend long. Free. Days Inn-Oil City, Oil City. 814-676-1509,

Feb 21-Apr 20. / National Association of Women Artists 125th Anniversary Exhibition.

Robeson Gallery, 241 HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park. 814-865-0775.

Mar 1-Jun 1. / Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries & Crafting Modernism.

The late designer-craftsman, who experimented with new materials and endless designs, has gained an international following. The display will feature 60 works that span the artist’s entire career. James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown. 215-340-9800

Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2. / First Friday Art Walk.

The downtown will be alive with shopping, music and art. Galleries operated by local artists will be open. 6-9pm. Downtown Scranton. 570-565-9006

Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2. / First Friday.

Lancaster city’s highly popular arts extravaganza is held on the first Friday of every month. Galleries, museums, artist studios, and artisans extend their hours to host new exhibits, special openings, and artisan events. Shops and restaurants also extend their hours. 5-9pm. Downtown Lancaster.

Mar 8-9. / Calling All Artisans: Carbon County Art League Spring Art Show.

The public attending the show will select all winners. First- through fourth-place prizes will be awarded. Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.

Mar 8-9. / Harmony Museum Quilt & Coverlet Show.

Heritage quilts and coverlets from museum and private collections will be displayed, artisans and museum quilters will demonstrate and many works will be available for purchase. Harmony Museum, Harmony. 724-452-7341,

For more  information on all events, contact George P. Nowack, at or 814-795-6888 or find us at  

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