Opportunities for Visual Artists

 Call for Entries: Franklin County Art Alliance 48th Annual Exhibition

The Franklin County Art Alliance announces its 48th Annual Exhibition, beginning on Sunday, June 2 with a tea and opening reception from 2-5 PM, and continuing June 3-6, from 2-7 PM Monday through Thursday. Artists are encouraged to enter up to four works by becoming members of the Alliance, with a yearly membership of $30 for adults and $15 for high school students: entry for members is free. The postmark deadline for entry forms is April 15, 2019; membership and entry forms are available at the Alliance website: www.franklincountyartalliance.org . Newsletters containing both forms are available at Coyle and Grove Libraries in Chambersburg.

The largest art exhibition to be held annually in Franklin County, the Alliance show is held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville, and regularly features over 300 watercolors, oils, pastels, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures, by more than 80 area artists. Works must be original – no copies! – and completed within the last 2 years.  Delivery is noon-6pm Friday May 31, and pickup 7-8:30pm Thursday June 6. The Exhibition’s award ceremony, with over $1900 worth of awards to be presented, will be held at 3 pm on Sunday June 2nd. The public is welcome to attend.  

Coyle Library

Coyle Library has a brand-new art space to suit their amazing renovation: check it out, on the second floor, available by elevator or stairs. If you are interested in displaying your art there, contact Gayle Johnson by email: [email protected] or call the library at 717-263-1054.

The Foundry

Chambersburg’s Artists’ Co-op, The Foundry, now in its third 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 717-261-0706.

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 for showing 2-D work. 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected], or call 264-9663, if you are interested in any of their display possibilities.

Destination Arts! Waynesboro
Destination Arts will soon be 5 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]