Opportunities for Visual Artists

2018 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ 2018 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions will be held February 4 – April 7, 2018. The call for entries, and complete information, is online at  wcmfa.org with the final day to enter being November 26th. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, January 29th, with a snow date of Sunday, February 11th.

“It’s a Wonderful Life!” at IceFest 2018

Click here to download entry form:   It’s a Wonderful Life 1.18

“It’s a Wonderful Life”, a “call for entries” show presented by Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, will be held January 27 – February 24, 2018. “It’s a Wonderful Life” might inspire you to paint something wonderful in your life, whether personal, a landscape, or something you’re grateful for – a person, a thing –  whatever! The Historical Society wants to make this a show that will appeal to everyone!

Deadline for entry forms will be Tuesday Jan. 23, and entries will be delivered Thursday Jan. 25 10am-4pm and Friday Jan. 26, 10 AM-2 pm.  A reception will be held Sunday, February 4, 2-4 pm, and the show will be open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. from 10 AM – 4 pm. Call 717-264-1667 for more details.

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.