Opportunities for Visual Artists

The Adams County Arts Council

The Adams County Arts Council announces its 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to take place May 31 through June 22 at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Richard Rinehart, Director, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University. Over $2500 in awards will be presented. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries, for an entry fee of $30 for ACAC members and $45 for non-members. The entry deadline is March 9, 2018; entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at aa@adamsarts.org or (717) 334-5006.

Renfrew Museum Annual Exhibit

This year’s exhibit at Renfrew will be from April 14th through June, 2018. The subject is: “Flora, Fauna & Folkways of Franklin County”

Delivery date for paintings will be Tues. April 10th, & Wed. April 11th. We’ll hang the show on Wed & Thurs April 12 & 13th. 

The deadline for all entries is March 28th.

There may be room for 3 paintings each artist, but that will depend upon how many are interested. Any questions, contact Becky Dietrich at dbec100@embarqmail.com or call 717-749-3831.


Maryland Federation of Art

Maryland Federation of Art announces their 39th Annual open juried Art on Paper exhibition, with an entry deadline of January 16. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. Works selected will be on display March 29 to April 28 at the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD. Artists may enter up to 6 works created within the past 3 years; 1 or 2 entries $35, additional four entries $5 each. Entries will be accepted online at www.mdfedart.com. Cash awards total $1000. For more information call 410-268-4566 or email info@mdfedart.org

The Foundry

Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, now in its second year at 100 South Main Street, continues to welcome applications from new artists. Annual membership fee is now $75 per year, plus a $25 application fee which is applied to overall cost upon acceptance. Commission is 40% on sales, but artists can receive lower commission rates if they choose to fulfill workshare hours: 8 hours per month = 30% commission, 12 hours per month = 20% commission. The annual fee goes toward overhead costs of paying rent, utilities, insurance, etc., and commission helps cover day-to-day costs of sales, like swipe fees, promotion, administrative work, etc. Visit www.FoundryArtsCoop.com or call Anita Crawford at 615-496-1694.

Wednesday Morning Portrait Group

Hagerstown’s Wednesday Morning Portrait Group has moved from the YMCA to the top floor of Tri-State Printing, 120 Bester Street in Hagerstown, and is now called the Gardner Open Studio. We still meet 9:30 – 12:30 Wednesday mornings. There is no semester fee, just a $6 model fee when you attend. For more info visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/gardneropenstudio/ or call Kate Miller at 937 570-3097. They are also looking for models for two or three 3-hour sittings at $10/hr.

First Fridays
Chambersburg’s First Friday committee is working now on this summer’s events.  First Fridays provide artists with a free venue to display and sell their creations in a relaxed and friendly setting.  There is no booth fee, no commission, and display racks are available to Alliance members for their use. Call Anne Finucane at 717-816-7568 to sign up for First Fridays.
FCAA Plein Air Painting Group
Alliance member Jean Frey is organizing a group of artists who would like to paint outside this summer. Contact her if you have questions, or if you’d like to join in the fun! She is at: 703-347-1172 or jeanfrey@aol.com

Grove Family Library
Grove Family Library, located on Ragged Edge Road South, just east of Chambersburg, has a very nice exhibit space, with monthly shows by local artists coordinated by staff member Carol Rinehart. There is no commission fee, although donations are gratefully accepted.  In addition, there are three locked cases for display of 3D items, whether sculptures, handmade books, crafts, or just a collection of whatever is important to you. Please email crinehart@fclspa.org, or call 264-9663, if you are interested in any of their display possibilities.

The Foundry
Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, located 100 South Main Street is an excellent space for artists to join and show their artwork: 90% of member artists have sold work, and paintings as well as 3-d work are selling!  For more details visit www.FoundryArtsCoop.com or call Anita at 615-496-1694.

Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 4 years old and has gone through many changes since opening July 2013. “Gallery 50″, the flagship gallery, features: Wind Down Fridays with music every Friday night from 5-8pm, Uncorked Inspiration paint nights, artist’s demo every Thursday with Marjorie Tressler, a Writers Forum and Song Writers Forum once a month. Very soon the new ” Music Makers-Our Community Music Center” next door to Gallery 50 will be opening where area and regional musicians can gather to jam and hold musical performances.  With over 80 artists and artisans represented in Gallery 50, it is joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery with 17 artists; The Ceramic Center, a co-op of potters with pottery for sale plus classes. The latest gallery to open, “Through the Lens and Beyond”, features photography and fine art with classes in digital photography.  All galleries can be found on Waynesboro’s Main Street plus South Church St. Hours of operation are Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. For more information, contact Gallery 50 Curator/Gallery Director Marjorie Tressler at marjorietressler@comcast.net.