Arts for Everyone: Weekly Event Update

RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO: 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.

ARTS FOR EVERYONE: Welcomes its most recent Participating Artist, Don O’Day. Although Don is most recognized as one of the Nation’s most talented woodcarvers, he also creates incredible masterpiece paintings of our region’s wildlife, vistas, and people. Don’s work may be viewed and purchased at selected A4E locations. Call 814-795-6888 for info.

UPCOMING A4E CLASSES: Glass Sculpture, Spinning & Weaving. Fees vary with the class offering. Class size is limited. All classes will take place 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.

MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: New works 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.

GEERT’S CANINE CANCER WALK & FALL FESTIVAL: September 14, 2013, CONNEAUT LAKE BARK PARK, 12810 Foust Rd, Conneaut Lake, PA. Raise money to fight canine cancer. Registration for the Walk starts at 11 am. Blessing of the Animals is at noon. 10 am to 11:30 am – Therapy Dog Testing.  Fall festival includes:  Drafting demo by Penn Ohio Newfoundland Club, Pawcasso Painting, Chinese Auction,  Doggie/Owner square Dancing Demo,  Great refreshments available to purchase. Forms are available at: www.conneautlakebarkpark.com. And at the RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO. Enjoy fun activities with your dog, and help us fight canine cancer. Arts for Everyone Is proud to help support this year’s event. Donations will be accepted at the RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO from now until the day of the event. 

GOODELL GARDENS (EDINBORO):  The Homegrown Harvest Festival at Goodell Gardens will see its 8th year! The date for the festival is Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 5 pm. If you’re interested in vending at the Homegrown Harvest Festival, contact Amber Wellington, amber.wellington@goodellgardens.org

CAMPBELL POTTERY: 2013 September Ceramic Raku Classes. This September the Campbell Pottery Store will offer 2 sessions of two-day Raku workshops. These workshops will be held behind the store in the pavilion. The 2 day workshop is $40.00 per person and includes all materials. Each  2 class session is limited to 15 people, and is open to all 14 years old and up. 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. 

ERIE: “Perry 200 Tall Ship Celebration” (Sept 6 – 8th, 2013). We know you’ve all heard about the Tall Ships Erie in September, but you may not have heard about the Tall Ships Festival Marketplace. It is expected that 60-75 vendors will be stationed in the Great Hall of the Convention Center where an estimated 70,000 visitors will pass. Among the participants are selected A4E Artists, and the Artists from Ralph Miller Jewelers and Gallery.  Information is available at www.flagshipniagara.org, or by calling 814.452.2744 ext. 208. 

RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY:  Featuring New Works by:  RMJ Jewelry Artists:  Carrie & Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice, & Daniel Niebauer,  plus Oil Paintings by: Diane Wentzel Pierce, Watercolors by: Sally Griffin & “The Seasons” in Ceramics by: Palm Springs, CA  Ceramic Artist:  Greg Lee Carlson  Plus “Art4Everyone” Artists:  George Nowack, Terry Werneth,  Jan Werneth & Rebecca Schellhass. For more information:  Contact RMJ on our toll free number:   1 (888) RMJ-DIAS  or via Contact at:  www.ralphmillerjewelers.

3RD STREET GALLERY: 3rd Street Gallery presents The 2nd Annual “Jazz on 3rd in Carnegie” on September 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Featured performers include The St. John Affair, Michelle Benson & Friends, and the Don Alique Quartet. For ticket info, please call Bonita Farinelli at 412-331-1047.  3rd Street Gallery/220 Third Street/Carnegie, PA 15106/412-276-5233, thirdstgallery@verizon.net

PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER: “Lifeforms” 7/5/2013 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): Upcoming classes: The Painted Sketch, Instructor: Bill Perry; Date: Saturday and Sunday September 28th and 29th; Time: Saturday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm; Sunday – 10:00 AM – 3:00; Location: The Artists Hand; Price: Members $80, non-members $100. Also: Photography for Middle and High School Students; Instructor: Heather Russell; Date: Sunday September 22nd; Time: 11:30AM – 5:30PM; Location: The Artists Hand; Price: $10 for members , $30 for non-members. Register online at www.indianapaartassociation.org.

Citiparks Roving Art Cart: Citiparks — Pittsburgh’s city’s parks department — brings their popular roving art cart 08/31 Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm to the Carnegie Science Center , Pittsburgh PA.

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

2013 PA Heritage Festival: Saturday, September 21, 2013:  10am – 5pm, Sunday, September 22, 2013,  10am – 4pm. General Admission $4.00, 12 & Under Free. Alparon Park, Troy, PA. The Bradford County Heritage Association and the Troy Rotary Club are pleased to present the PA Heritage Festival featuring the Heritage Village and Artisan Marketplace. The PA Heritage Festival offers demonstrations and the region’s largest display of antique carriages and sleighs along with the finest in handcrafted traditional, folk and contemporary fine arts and crafts and the best in Pennsylvania foods and agricultural products.

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: “ Re: Formed,” featuring the work of NYFA Fellows, Fiscally Sponsored, and Boot Camp Artists. Sponsored by Wix.com. August 23 – September 15, 2013. Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY 10014. Exhibition Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 6pm. 

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…Quantities are limited! Only $15.00! This exciting novel can also be ordered at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Books 1-2-3 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 AND WORKSHOPS:.

  • 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: 

  • Autumnfest Vendors Wanted: Saturday, Sep 21 11:00a to 3:00p, Angora Gardens,  White Oak, PA Vendors wanted to sell products and services at Angora Gardens 9th Annual Autumfest on Saturday, Sept 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Last year’s event had an attendance of over 600 adults and children. Angora Gardens, 3 Muse Lane, White Oak, PA, is the perfect setting to show what you have to offer. The fee is $25 for a 10×10 space; $45 for a 10×20 foot space. For details, or to register, email us at AngoraGardens@mycs.org or call 412-675-8556. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 arrondissement 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.
  • BARK PARK VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES – 2013: United Belgian Shepherd Assoc. Trials – September 27 – 29. Cost for this three day event is $50.00. Same set-up  as Tamarack Trials in July. More information will be  available on our web site,  www.conneautlakebarkpark.com 
  • DEADLINE: Tue, September 17, 2013  LOCATION: PA. 29th Annual Miniature Art Exhibition. Open to all USA artists. All fine arts; no crafts, photography or computer-generated artwork.
  • Allied Artists of America 100th Annual Exhibition:  Location: NY. Call for Entries Allied Artists of America 100th Annual Exhibition November 8th to November 17th, 2013 at the National Arts Club Galleries N.Y.C. Open to all artists, Oil, Watermedia, Pastel. Graphics and Sculpture $24,000 in awards in cash and gold medals. Submission deadline September 10th, 2013 Exhibition Reception November 17th, 2013 For prospectus send SASE to Rhoda Yanow. 19 Springtown Road, White House Station, N.J. 08889 or visit www.alliedartistsofamerica.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: 

  • First United Methodist Church of Andover United Methodist Women are seeking vendors for an Arts and Crafts Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The event will take place rain or shine at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club’s grounds, 4026 state Route 322 in Wayne, Ohio, 3.5 miles southwest of Andover. To reserve a spot for $55 for both days, or for information, call Margaret Harvey at 814-282-5719, Dave and Bev Hanson at 440-293-7890, or the church at 440-293-6290.
  • Leetonia Artisans Festival Committee is still seeking vendors for its 28th annual artisans festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Wick Park, Leetonia. Registration forms are available at www.leetonia.org. Contracts will be available for $40 for a 15-by-15-foot space for exhibitors and $50 per space for food vendors with a state-approved food license. The deadline for registration is July 31. The family-friendly event offers free admission, parking and local entertainment. For information contact Daniel Morelli at 330-427-6741.
  • 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

Aug 28-Oct 12. / Illustration Art.

Free and open to the public. Perry County Council of the Arts Gallery, Newport. 717-567-7023, www.perrycountyarts.org

Aug 30-Sep 1. / Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival.

One of America’s top fine art and craft shows. WIth 200 top artists and craftspeople from across the country, the event will showcase the best of the best. There will be live music, fine food, and wine and craft beer as well. 10am-5pm. Long’s Park, Lancaster. www.longspark.org/art.html

Aug 30-Sep 2. / Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival.

Featuring more than 220 booths, as well as bagpipers, two string bands, a flute choir and military encampments with battle skirmishes and canon firings. Westmoreland Agricultural Fairgrounds, Greensburg. 724-863-4577, www.familyfestivals.com/Colonial-Festival.html

Aug 31. / 10th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival.

Downtown Hamburg rocks with three stages of nonstop entertainment, a professional hamburger eating competition, best burger contests, a chili cook-off, a beer and wine garden, artisans and crafters, children’s activities, shopping, food and beverages and a lot more. Free adm. Downtown Hamburg., 610-562-3106, www.hamburgpa.org

Aug 31-Sep 1. / Art Blast on the Mon.

An arts festival sponsored by the National Greene Historical Foundation. 10am-5pm. Greensboro.

Sep 1-30. / Fred Rogers Fine Arts Regional Juried Exhibition.

Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe. 724-537-7011, www.latrobeartcenter.org

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 3-7. / Jamestown Community Fair.

Rides, games, exhibits, the queen crowning, demolition derbies, tractor pulls and a parade. 10am-10pm. Free adm. Jamestown Community Fair, Jamestown. www.jamestownfair.org

Sep 6-8. / COTA Jazz & Arts Festival.

The 36th annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs several sets of ensemble jazz performances plus theater and arts into a three-day festival. Downtown Delaware Water Gap. www.cotajazz.org

Sep 6-8. / Mountain Craft Days.

Somerset Historical Center, Somerset. 814-445-6077, www.somersethistoricalcenter.org

Sep 7. / Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival.

More than 100 crafters and artisans from throughout the region line Mill Street in the heart of the downtown business district for this family-friendly event. 9am-5pm. Free parking, free shuttle service and free adm. Downtown Danville. 570-284-4502, www.VisitDanvillePA.org

Sep 7. / Antiquing Along the Allegheny.

The 14th annual antique and craft fair will feature quality antiques, handcraft vendors and food. An appraiser will be available from 10-11:30am. Riverfront Park, Kittanning. 724-545-6852, http://armstrongcounty.com

Sep 7-8. / Art in the Garden.

Two days of activities including a jazz fest under the stars in the garden. Adm. LeMoyne House, Washington. 724-225-6740, www.wchspa.org

Sep 7-8. / Endless Mountains Fiber Festival.

A celebration of fiber animals and related items. The event will include raw and processed fibers, yarn, clothing, fiber arts and crafts, sheep skin products and spinning and weaving supplies. Harford Fairgrounds, Harford.

Sep 7. / Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.

Enjoy the talents of artists and crafters displaying their fine wares. Bingham Park, Hawley.

Sep 7-8. / Saxonburg Festival of the Arts.

Features arts, crafts, photography, performing arts, music and a 5K race. Roebling Park and Main Street, Saxonburg. 724-352-3024, www.facebook.com/SaxonburgFestivalOfTheArts

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 8:30 a.m. for complete updates. 

Peace and Joy be with You! 

George

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