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Opportunities for Visual Artists

Shippensburg Area youth ages 14-18 are invited to participate in the Shippensburg Health Care Center’s  Sketch our Senior Contest and World of Hearts movement. Once parental permission is obtained, Shippensburg Health Care Center will send each student several photos of one resident to sketch. All sketches must be 11×14 and black & white. Cash prices will be awarded to the top three entries. Entry deadline is April 30th. The Center’s World of Hearts is an invitation to family members, friends and members of the community to share the message of love, hope & solidarity by helping SHCC cover their windows with hearts, in an effort to teach children that we are all in this together and that we support each other. Questions? (717) 530-8300 or   [email protected]

Note new dates: The Franklin County Art Alliance will hold its membership exhibition September 18-24 at Calvary UM Church, 150 Norlo Drive, Fayetteville. Members may enter 4 works each, plus 4 more unframed works that will not be judged. Entry forms must be mailed by August 3; delivery date is Friday September 18 from 12noon-6pm.  Over $1700 in awards will be presented at the opening reception Sunday September 20, 2-5pm. Entry form and membership form available at www.franklincountyartalliance.org

FCAA Plein Air Painting Group:  Alliance member Jean Frey organizes a group of artists who would like to paint outside in the warmer months. Contact her if you have questions, or if you’d like to join in the fun! She is at: 703-347-1172 or [email protected]

This event has been cancelled; check back for details about Earth Day 2021 to be held April 24, 2021. The Institute at Renfrew, located at the beautiful Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street in Waynesboro, announces their 30th annual Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art on Saturday April 25 from 11am-4pm. Environmental exhibitors and artists are invited to set up and sell, with no booth fees! Learn more by contacting them at [email protected] or 717-762-0373.

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has postponed its Photo Marathon to Saturday May 23 from 10am-4pm. Photographers of all experience levels are invited to participate by submitting black & white images of Hagerstown in several categories. Learn more at www.wcmfa.com, email [email protected] or call 301-739-5727.

Lisa Gohr Harman and Shawn Heiges, a potter, have recently joined together to open an art studio in the Chambersburg Mall. They have rented the former Gap store and have named their studio BlackGap Studio! They are looking for other artists to share the space within an open studio concept. 150-square-foot spaces are available, with lots of storage, workshop & gallery space. They will be making their own art there, having shows in the gallery & eventually teaching classes & workshops. They’d love to hear from potential artists who may be looking for studio space; text them at 717-420-0103. And find out more about Lisa at www.lisaharmanart.com !

The Luther Ridge retirement community, 2998 Luther Drive, just off Route 997, north of Chambersburg, is interested in having an artist come to their location to teach watercolor classes. Please contact Cindy Smith at [email protected] for more information.

Tresa Day, Leisure Coordinator at the Resident Life Center at Menno-Haven, is looking for art instructors to teach one-day art classes on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-4pm. If you’re interested contact [email protected] or (717) 261-2328.

The Waynesboro Studio Art Club has been postponed, with date TBD. Show will be held at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA. Artists may enter up to 4 works, with a non-member fee of $5 per entry. Works must be original – no copies! – and completed within the last 2 years.  Work must be delivered Thurs. April 30, 6pm-8pm or Fri. May 1, 9am-11am, and picked up at 7pm on Tues. May 6.  For complete information, please email Lee Buehler at: [email protected] .

Andy Smith welcomes inquiries about clay monoprint workshops at his studio at the Adams County Arts Council, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. Contact him at [email protected] or 717-451-4181.

On hold for now: The Valley Art Association of Hagerstown offers figure drawing on Mondays from 10am-1pm at the Mansion House Art Gallery. If you are interested in attending, please contact Elaine Wolfe at [email protected] or at 304-754-5116 (landline). The professional model fee is $20/hour; shared among six that would be $10 per artist. The maximum cost per artist will not be more than $15 per artist. If you are paying by check, the check will be made out to the model.

Cancelled: Rhonda J. Smith will offer a Troubleshooting Workshop for Printmakers on Saturday April 11 from 10am-2pm at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV; Smith served as Coordinator of the BFA Printmaking Program there for 24 years. Participants should bring supplies and questions—experience with printmaking required; no beginners, please. Techniques to be addressed include: monotype/print & collagraph, linocut, intaglio & chine collé. Contact Anne Finucane at [email protected] or 717-267-1396 with questions or to register. Class size limited.

Grove Family Library also has a very nice exhibit space, with monthly shows by local artists. There is no commission fee, although donations are gratefully accepted. There also are 3 locked cases for display of 3D items, whether sculptures, handmade books, crafts, or just a collection of whatever is important to you. Please email Carol Rinehart at [email protected], or call 717-264-9663.

The beautifully renovated Coyle Library, 102 North Main Street in Chambersburg, has a large and well-lit art display space; contact Lou Cowles at 717-263-1054 ext.1003 if you would like to be on the schedule for a month-long show: she still has a couple of months open for 2020. Lou asks that you leave a message with your complete contact information if she is not at her desk!

Northgate Commons at Menno Haven Retirement Community is putting out a call to artists for one-month shows. The dimensions are 4’ vertical space by 22’ horizontal space, with a second wall at 4’ vertical space by 10’ horizontal space. You may offer your pieces for sale with no commission charge (though a donation to the Menno Haven Auxiliary is welcome!). They would also greatly welcome a talk/lecture about your art! Please contact Tresa Day at [email protected] or 717-261-2328.

Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, now in its 4th year at 100 South Main Street, continues to welcome applications from new artists. Annual membership fee is now just $120 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: 4 hours per month = $35% commission; 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 and scroll down under Membership, or better yet, stop by and meet a Foundry Artist. Many are members of the Alliance who enjoy the networking and collaborative aspects of Foundry membership – and having lots of their work in a gallery with a growing audience. The shop is a busy place, open Thursday through Sunday throughout the year!

The Engine Room Art Space, 36 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD is currently accepting proposals for 2020, to include the artist’s name, address, contact information, website/social media site, several possible months for showing, work samples, proposal, and resume. The application can be found here: https://www.engineroomartspace.com/submissions For more information: [email protected] or 301-739-8577, x. 116

Wallspace Gallery: Jim Beam at Wallspace Gallery & Framing, 1769 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, is looking for artists to exhibit, or to list original works on his newly redesigned website, where he has a section for original art.  It’s designed to be an online gallery for people to see available original artwork by local artists.  It would be similar to exhibiting, with no fee to put items on the website, only a commission if something is sold. Contact Jim at [email protected] .

Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 7 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. The “Music Makers-Our Community Music Center” next door to Gallery 50 is where area and regional musicians gather to jam and hold musical performances.  Gallery 50 has been joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery; 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, call the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro at 717-655-2500 or email [email protected]