Upcoming Local Area Events

Join us this coming weekend for the TAMARACK AGILITY TRIALS at the Conneaut Lake Bark Park!
Conneaut Lake Bark Park, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, PA July 26-28




CAROUSEL CARVING CLASS: Learn the Art of carving your very own Carousel horse in the manner of the classic hand-carvers! Beginning the third week of August, 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. An advanced class will also be offered for students who have taken the Beginner’s Class. Class size is limited. All classes will take place at the new 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.


RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO: Located on the grounds of 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, Jan & Terry Werneth, Carolyn Nowack, the Conneaut Lake paintings of Donna Donofrio, glass sculpture by Becky Schellhaas, fiber art by Cheree Frizzell, and the hand-crafted fine jewelry by the artists of Ralph Miller Jewelers! Weekly  demonstrations  by local Artisans, Carousel carving by G. Nowack, wood sculpture by Don Valentine, spinning/weaving by Judy Hanninen, and much more! 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 Sat & Sun, 11AM-4PM. For information, contact (814) 795-6888 or email gnowack@windstream.net.


UPCOMING A4E CLASSES: Fly-Tying, 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.


OPEN STUDIO SPACE: A4E invites local artisans, crafters, and hobbyists to join us every weekend. Relax beneath our ART  TENT…bring your materials, and work on your creations in our beautiful, open air location just outside the Red Barn Gallery & Studio. Meet our Artists, enjoy the incredible peace and comfort of our wonderful venue. FREE!!! For info, contact gnowack@windstream.net.


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, Karen Hoagland and Donna Donofrio.


20th Annual Pymatuning Pioneer & Art Festival: July 27 & 28, Pymatuning State Park, Williamsfield Rd., Jamestown PA .

Celebrating 20 years of family fun, this is a weekend not to be missed.  There will be a Civil War Encampment, Indian Encampment, and a Historic Encampment featuring Abe Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, 18th century women in camp and more. Also included in the activities are antique tractors, artists & crafters, music & entertainment, children activities and so much more!  Hope to see you all there! More Information: Call 814-547-1765 or 724-927-9473.


Pymatuning Lake Festival 2013: Pymatuning Lake Fest, one of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Ashtabula County, Ohio, returns for its 31st year of family fun along the lake on Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 3-4, 2013. $5 Wristbands for Inflatable Activities! The rest is FREE.  The Pymatuning State Park main beach area property (5354 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover OH 44003), south of the Route 85 causeway, is the staging area for the large event featuring artisans and crafters, continuous entertainment both days, activities, inflatables and games, food concessions, a beauty pageant and contests for all ages.


OIL HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The 35th Annual Oil Heritage Festival will be held in downtown Oil City, Pennsylvania July 25 thru July 28 and promises lots of summer fun for everyone. Daily evening “Concerts in the Park” along the scenic Allegheny River are complemented by a host of food vendors, fireworks displays, artisan crafters, and more. 41 Main Street, P. O. Box 281, Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301. Phone (814) 676-8521; Email chamber@venangochamber.org;

Website http://www.venangochamber.org/visit/oil-heritage-festival/


ART-ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVE: “The Bus Stops Here: A Shelter for Asbury Manor .” A group of 11 students from the Art/En 301 Envisioning Environmental Futures class at Allegheny College are working through the Art & Environment Initiative to build a bus shelter for residents of a mobile home park in the Fifth Ward in Meadville, Pa.  The goal is to raise the funds needed to facilitate this community based project, which will be designed and coordinated by the Art & Environment Initiative. Visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1979047812/the-bus-stops-here-a-shelter-for-asbury-manor to learn more about this project.


NATURE ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Rd., Russell, OH 44072, August 3 & 4, 10 a.m- 5 p.m.


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 (set up begins at 10 am, and cleanup MUST be done by 6 pm).

If you’re interested in vending at the Homegrown Harvest Festival, contact Amber Wellington, amber.wellington@goodellgardens.org,  for a copy of the contract and rules & regulations. Contracts MUST be received no later than Aug. 1, 2013 to be considered for this event. Contracts with check can be mailed to:

Goodell Gardens & Homestead, PO Box 156, Edinboro, PA 16412.


Lily Festival Juried Art Show: July 8 – August 4, 2013 ~ Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery, 25579 Plank Rd., Cambridge Springs PA. This juried art show will be in the Stonewall Gallery at the Campbell Pottery Store. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm. Information: Call 814-734-8800 or visit www.campbellpotterystore.com.


Discover Presque Isle Days: Jul 26-28. An art area, children’s games and activities, beach volleyball, various music locations, a bon fire and much more. Presque Isle State Park, Erie.


ERIE: “Perry 200 Tall Ship Celebration” (Sept 6 – 8th, 2013) Artists/Vendors wanted. http://www.flagshipniagara.org.

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. This is a great opportunity for any exhibitor to be a part of this momentous occasion. If you would like more information on how you can become one of these vendors, 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.


OIL CITY: Photographers wanted for the new Oil City Main Street website: community photographers, get involved and show your pictures on the Main Street Program’s official website. Follow the link for more information:



INDIANA ART ASSOCIATION (INDIANA, PA): The second  art show & performance will be held on July 26th. These events are open to the public and free of charge. Come out and support the children at Arts Camp 2013! The Jr/Sr High art show at 6:30 at The Artists Hand Gallery and will move across the street at 7:00 PM to The Playhouse for their performance. Beginning Watercolor ; Instructor: Cathy Paterson; Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013; Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM; Location: The Artists Hand studio; Price: Members $40, non-members $60. To sign up for classes, please email                                             classes@indianapaartassociation.org.


THE ART FESTIVAL ON WALNUT STREET (PGH. Walnut Street Commercial District): 8/24/2013 through 8/25/2013.

Walnut Street will transform into a living, breathing art gallery with 150 exhibitors from around the nation for the annual festival. Each participating artist is hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure a first-class festival with only the highest quality, original artwork. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, learn about their art and what inspires them, and of course purchase original pieces. A portion of the proceeds benefit the participating artists. For more information, call Howard Alan Events at (954) 472-3755.


CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART: Garden Of Light: Works By Paula Crevoshay  through 8/11/2013.Featuring nearly 70 fine art jewelry pieces by award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay, this exhibition showcases designs inspired by nature and created from precious raw materials, including gold, opal, sapphire, and incredibly rare conch pearls. From a magnificent orchid pendant to a tiny spider pin, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the beauty and interdependencies of the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. For more information, call (412) 622-3131.


TRIA GALLERY (New York City):  Through July 20, “Traveling Light,” New Paintings by Jenny Nelson.

Opening Reception Thursday June 13, from 6 to 8pm. 531 west 25 street, ground floor suite 5. info@triagallerynyc.com /  Phone 212.695.0021. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00. www.triagallerynyc.com


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 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 



  • Fellowship Deadline: The Creative Workforce Fellowship offers $20,000 awards to 20 individual artists. Two workshops remain on July 9 and 16. The application deadline for dance, literature, music and theatre artists is July 31, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. The program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.



  • 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.


  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., Girard, will sponsor a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Crafters are needed. Spaces outside and inside are available for $20. Food items will be available to purchase. Contact Jeanne Morrison at butterfly56mrr@aol.com or call the church office at 330-545-6210.


  • 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.
    • DEADLINE: Fri, August 16, 2013  LOCATION: NY: Un-Inhibited: Art by Smart Devices

Juried Exhibition, September 21 – October 20, 2013. $1500 in cash awards.

$1500 in Cash Awards. “Un-Inhibited”  is a juried show that utilizes emerging apps, software, gadgets and technologies available on smart phones and smart devices.



  • 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.


  • Western Reserve Open Photography Competition:  The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces its first annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition to be held at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, opening on November 1, 2013. Deadline August 1.


  • 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


  •  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



Through Aug 16. / DreamWrights Summer Creativity Camps.

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.


Through Jul 30. / Digital Scrapbooking.

An introduction to photography basics. Students will learn how to edit their photos, how to email photos and how to make a digital scrapbook and send it off for printing. Students should bring their own camera and laptop.


Jul 16, 23, 30. / Children’s Art & Music Workshop.

For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Qualified instructors. All materials are furnished. Registration required. Manley-Bohlayer Farm, Canton.


Jul 27. / Indigo Dyeing.

Attendees can bring a washed t-shirt or spinners can bring skeins of yarn to the oversized kettle of indigo dye, dip and air the goods to produce vibrant shades of blue. Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell.


Jul 27. / Taste of the Arts Juried Fine Art Show.

Juried fine art show coinciding with Tasting in the Wilds. Noon-7pm. Ridgway Fireman’s Grounds, Ridgway.


Jul 21, Aug 17. / An Evening With the Painting.

Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and, in particular, the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. The presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of the painting. 6pm. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg.


Jul 22-26. / Teen Ceramics: Throwing & Handbuilding.

This class is designed for beginners to learn the basics of handbuilding, wheel throwing and glazing functional and sculptural pieces. 1-4pm. Ages 14-17. Adm. YorkArts, York.


Jul 24-25. / Cartoon Prep College Art Camp.

Participants will develop their own cartoon character from start to finish and make the character turn, move, talk and make funny faces. Attendees will then create their own comic strip. There will be a show-and-tell at the end of camp. Recommended for students age 13 and up. Adults welcome. Adm. ToonSeum, Pittsburgh. 412-232-0199, www.toonseum.org, http://collegeartcamp.eventbrite.com.


Jul 27. / 18th Annual Nature & Arts Festival.

This free annual celebration of nature and the arts features more than 50 fun and educational programs on a huge variety of topics, live music and dozens of children’s activities. Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg.


Jul 25-28. / Quilt Odyssey 2013.

Finalists from the annual contest, plus an antique quilt exhibit of 1930s quilts, a retrospective of master quilter Sharon Schamber’s quilts, lectures and classes by renowned faculty, a large merchants mall and an appraiser on site. Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey.


Jul 29-Aug 2. / Art Exploration Camp.

Students will discover the joy of creative expression, working on 2-D and 3-D projects using traditional and innovative materials. This mixed media-based class will allow students to explore and learn about many art materials and techniques. 1-4pm. Ages 6-9. Adm. YorkArts, York.


Jul 29-Aug 2. / Art Sampler.

Fun, art-making activities will inspire budding artists to create their own masterpieces and offer exposure to a wide variety of arts media, such as drawing, fiber art, sculpture and collage. 8:30-11:30am. Ages 8-13. Adm. YorkArts, York.


Jul 29-Aug 2. / Relief Printmaking.

Students will learn how to carve an original design into a soft surface block that can be printed multiple times. Students will print their original design onto a T-shirt. 8:30-11:30am. Ages 8-13. Adm. YorkArts, York.


Aug 1-3. / Dan Rice Days.

Commemorates the life and times of the most famous clown in history. Food, arts and crafts. Girard.


Aug 2-4. / Artist Weekend.

A weekend to relax and focus on artistic skills. Participants may paint, sew, scrapbook or write. An inspiring creek runs right under the house. Reservations required. Rush House Bed & Breakfast, Washington.


Aug 3. / 4th Annual Art & Outdoor Fest.

Local outdoor, historic and cultural organizations will display information on the front porch, while area artists are featured on the lawn overlooking the Susquehanna. Attendees may enjoy live music in the afternoon and great food all day. 10am-7pm. Shank’s Mare Outfitters, Wrightsville.


Aug 3-4. / 9th Annual Festival of Wood.

A celebration of the natural and cultural heritage of wood, with handmade wood crafts, educational programs, exhibits, music, art programs, food, children’s activities, lectures and films, chainsaw and sawmill demonstrations and more. Free. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford.