March 2017 Newsletter

March 5 & 6    FRAMING SESSIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE ARTWORK
March 9           ART ON THE VINE ART DONATIONS ARE DUE

March 18         Opening of Kutz, Jackson & Mitchell Show
April 22            Art on the Vine fundraiser (Register online)
May 6               Opening of Art to the Nines
May 12-13         Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop
Nov 3-5            Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop

 

Congratulations to the winners of the
People’s Choice Prizes
in the GAC Membership’s
CONNECTIONS Exhibition

First Prize: Desota Forgotten by Gloria Gonzalez
Second Prize: Tweets by Doreen Currie
Third Prize: Letting Go by Sarah Hunter

newsletterClick here to purchase ART ON THE VINE tickets online

Volunteers
STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

“Picture This at the Library”  Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. The current exhibit, “Art Retrospective” features work by local artist Tom Niggel. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes, icons and still-life works will be on display through March 17, 2017.   The upcoming featured artist is John Bixler.   John’s  exhibit begins on March 31,2017 through June 23,2017, opening reception April 7, 2017. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2018 season, please contact Rosemary Sovyak ,GAC Library liaison at: sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822. Tom Niggel: Art Retrospective, Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library, 237 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg PA.  Through March 10, 2017

ATTENTION: THE BLUE GARBAGE CAN IN THE KITCHEN IS FOR RECYCLING ONLY. IT SHOULD BE PUT OUT EVERY MONDAY. IT IS PICKED UP EVERY TUESDAY MORNING.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities!  Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.   Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege.  Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form.
Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session.
To participate, if you would like to model, or  if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

CORRESPONDENCES SECRETARY’S REQUEST: If you know of someone from the membership in need of sympathy, a thank you, get-well card,  etc., please contact Mary Ann Calabrase, GAC’s Correspondence Secretary.  Her phone number is 724-834-7242

Donations For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Monitor’s Rewards Program:  Check out our  “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.  Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
Young Artists plans include: Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM
Ages 7-12 Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20,
10 AM – NOON Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM
TEACHER PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER CLASSES,
CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS ARE DUE APRIL 30
.

Click here for Spring 2017 Scheduel/Registration

TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:
May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150, lunch included.
Early Bird Registration, click here

Nov 3, 4 & 5 —  9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360
($60 to GAC reserves your place, Click here)

Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm

  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday,  10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  •   Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • The CONNECTIONS exhibit was a real boost to our bottom line which is unusual for the late winter time slot. We can thank Ken Cutway for his donation of the components of his installation which turned out to be great sellers and a welcome change of presentation for our gallery.
  • DONATIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE.  Art donations for Art on the Vine are being received on the 2 desks on the right by the chalkboard in the classroom. UNFRAMED PIECES – if you are willing to let me crop or mat as needed we can use our cache of donated frames. Unframed work due by March 4 at 4 pm to allow me time to coordinate art with frames and mats for the framing sessions on Sunday March 5,  10 am – 4 pm and Monday March 6, Noon – 5 pm. Volunteers welcome to help – LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. AOTV FRAMED DONATIONS are due no later than March 9 so that AOTV will be installed and on display for  RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE opening.
  • Speaking of which, RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE – This FANTASTIC, FUN, and a little bit FUNKY exhibit will be enlivened by a CD entitled “Air Ship.” This is a  reference to the old Ship Hotel near Bedford and our very own Kevin Kutz wrote much of the music himself and designed the cover. This event will be the official release of this CD and copies of it will be available for purchase for all of you Kevin fans. 
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP. John Bixler has been busy relentlessly getting to the bottom of kiln woes first and then investigating how to get our new slab roller operational.  After much back and forth with parts suppliers for both, the clay studio should be back in the handbuilding business by the beginning of Clay Play.
  • OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY  to our wonderful friend of the center, ever-faithful monitor every Saturday, terrific painter, and all-around good guy Jerry Scorpion who lost his father recently. We love you!
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONSto our center  – Mary Briggs has donated a Randall Kick Wheel for our clay studio.  Joetta Gibson, Barry Premosis, Carolyn McCullough, Betty Hammer, and Ann Gravelle also recently made miscellaneous financial donations to GAC to bolster our winter season.
  • Exhibit opportunity – “Smalltown Spotlight” a collaborative exhibit with Seton Hill and our local art community. We are invited to get details and submit digital entries by email to:    d.giroux@setonhill.edu

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.

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FEBRUARY 2017 Newsletter

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CONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S Exhibition-through Feb 24
Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefiting GAC. This opening was a huge success with great attendance and sales. Thanks to all who made it happen. Thanks especially to Ken for donating his work for the benefit of the club.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 February 11     IDD Awareness Day at GAC
February 18     Alternate Date for IDD
March 18           Opening of Kutz, Jackson & Mitchell Show
April 22             Art on the Vine fundraiser
May 6                 Opening of Art to the Nines
May 12-13
         Barry Jeter Watercolor Workshop
Nov 3-5             Tina Garret Oil Painting Workshop

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb lad
ders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus.

Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library. The first exhibit of 2017 features works by local artist Tom Niggel. The public was invited to a free reception at the library January 27, 2017 6-8:00 PM. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes and still life will be on display through February. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak, the GAC-Library liaison at:  sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

 Orange is NOT the new Pink
Tom Niggel: Art Retrospective       Through March 10, 2017
Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library
237 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg PA
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Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.          

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities! Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.  Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege. Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form.

Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose. The fee is just $10 for the entire session.

To participate, if you would like to model, or if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

DONATIONS For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Thanks to the following for their donations this month:
Sue White, Ken Cutway and Fran Lynch

Monitor’s Rewards Program Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

EDUCATION The deadline for teacher class proposals for spring classes was January 31. Class flyers will be assembled and mailed on February 21. Volunteers are needed to help. Spring classes will begin in March.

Young Artists plans include:
Teen Painting Classes April 1 & 8, 1-4:00 PM
Ages 7-12 Classes March 25, April 1, 8, May 6, 13, 20, 10 AM – NOON Pre-school April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11:30 AM

2 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

May 12 & 13 — 10 AM – 4 PM – Watercolor with Barry Jeter. $150, lunch included.
Nov 3, 4 & 5 — 9 AM – 4 PM – Oil Painting with Tina Garret. $360 ($60 to GAC reserves your place)

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday, 10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  • •Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
  • DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental. Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person. Supplies are NOT! Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • WOW! Apparently I missed a spectacular opening reception for the CONNECTIONS exhibit. Too busy changing diapers in Austin to be there in person, but I’m really looking forward to seeing it when I get back. Everyone will have to fill me in on the highlights of the opening day and show me their photos of the big day. Sounds like a FABULOUS way to kick off the gallery season for GAC! Kudos to the hardworking chairs of this complex endeavor – Sue Pollins and Pat Majcher. And heartfelt thanks for the dedicated assistance of Tom Niggel, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Kiren, Cheryl Kirsch, Cathy Rosensteel, and Rose Sovyak. And of course, much appreciation to Ken Cutway whose installation pieces were the inspiration for this exhibit!
  • DONATIONS FOR ART ON THE VINE We encourage our members to consider donating a piece or two of your art to our major fundraiser of the year. Works can already be framed or, if unframed, we will make an effort to mat and frame as many as possible on a first come, first served basis if received no later than Wednesday March 1, 6 pm where an area will be designated BEGINNING FEBRUARY 13 for ALL donated works. Please realize that adequate time will be necessary to gather appropriate materials together for the 2 framing sessions I will be conducting at the center – Sunday March 5 from 10 am – 4 pm and Monday March 6 noon – 5 pm. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated on those 2 days so that we can get a framing assembly line going. Refreshments will be provided. Framed pieces can be received from February 13 through March 13, 6:45 pm immediately prior to our Membership meeting at 7 pm.mid March. Please do not exceed 20” in any direction for the final FRAMED SIZE. TIMING IS CRUCIAL, AS THESE AUCTION PIECES WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE CLASSROOM FOR THE RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE OPENING ON MARCH 18.
  • Speaking of which, RELATIVE TO RELATIVE TO RELATIVE , our upcoming exhibit scheduled for Saturday March 18 through Friday April 21, should be an exceptional show featuring Kevin Kutz, his sister Sandy Jackson, and their cousin Eddie Mitchell (whose work is new to our area). I think we’ll definitely see that talent runs in this family big time.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Our Education Committee has been working intently while the rest of us have been enjoying a little break from GAC. Nancy Dalverny has been keeping me updated on the progress of our IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Awareness event on February 11 which she coordinates every year with Alison Relick, Consumer Advocacy Director of Passavant Homes, and the Seton Hill Art Therapy program. This outreach is an important part of what makes the Greensburg Art Center so special because of its interaction with underserved segments of the community. Pat Majcher has also been very busy coordinating the scheduling and putting together GAC’s spring education calendar with classes and workshops and the subsequent flyer available to the public. Whew! Lots of work.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center Fran Lynch has gifted our Capital Fund with a generous donation to help us reach our goal of becoming self-sufficient for future major maintenance investments in our facility so that we may continue to provide a first class venue for all of our classes, workshops, special events for home schoolers, field trips, sessions for area nursing homes and IDD patrons, quality exhibitions, and other art related activities for anyone who has an interest in art at any level.

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January 2017 Newsletter

IN THE ROWE GALLERY
CONNECTIONS
Sunday, Jan 22 – Feb 24
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January  6       Deadline for registration to CONNECTIONS (Members Show)
January 22      CONNECTIONS Opening Reception (Sunday) 4-6 pm
January 27      Tom Niggel      Orange is NOT the New Pink
                            Opening Reception… 6-8 PM (Friday)
at Greensburg Hempfield Area Library                       
January 31      Class Proposal Forms for Spring classes are due

tinkertoys-newsCONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S EXHIBITION-January 22-Feb 24
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4-6:00 PM  Exhibitions are FREE to the Public Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6.  Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1
EDUCATION  The deadline for teacher class proposals for spring classes is January 31. Class flyers will be assembled and mailed in February, Spring classes will begin in March.

img_1206-smPicture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library. The first exhibit in 2017 is “Orange in NOT the new Pink” by Tom Niggel. The opening reception for this show is Friday, January 27, 6-8:00 PM at the library. Tom’s interpretation of local scenes and still life will be on display until February.  Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liaison at sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.
STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Expand your skills and abilities!  Our center offers many chances to grow and develop as an artist.   Of those, the opportunity of having a costumed model pose for sketches for a three hour drawing session (of course, with breaks) is a rare treat and privilege.  Those sessions greatly inspire art works and help develop awareness of the beauty and complexity of the human form. Join with us along with professional and amateur models on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 to 1:00 for that purpose.  The fee is just $10 for the entire session. To participate, if you would like to model, or  if you have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with your contact information at 724-600-0902.

DONATIONS  For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Monitor’s Rewards Program: Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/
pulldown menu under “Welcome”

2016 NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2017 – 2018 – At the November Membership meeting, the officers elected were as follows: President – Renie Pollock, Vice President – Sue Kiren, Treasurer – Pat Majcher, Board Secretary – Shirleah Kelly, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Ann Calabrase, Members-at-Large – Cathy Rosensteel, Gloria Gonzalez, and Rose Sovyak.
  • REMINDER –  WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  www.greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • OUR MEMBERS IN EXHIBITION –  Our own Joe Schildkamp and Doreen Currie are prizewinners at the current Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 21st Annual Exhibit at SAMA in Ligonier.  Also represented are Suzanne Andrews, Ken Cutway, Karen Ferrick, Gloria Gonzalez, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Pollins, Shirleah Kelly, Marcia Koynok, Tami Louco, Pat Majcher Suzanne Panchura, Pam Cooper, Richard Stoner, Eileen Sudzina, Helen Thorne, and Doris Wood.  We are fortunate to have so much talent in our membership.  Furthermore, Joe Schildkamp had a piece selected for the Latrobe Art Gala and was ultimately purchased.  Gordon Sarti is represented in the East Suburban Artist League at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery from December 2 – 30, 2016 and at the Penn Art Association Holiday Sale for the month of December at the Penn Hills Library.  . My apologies for any names that I may have omitted. I would appreciate input from all of our members to make certain that I recognize everyone in our regional exhibits.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm
Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thursday,  10AM – 1PM, $10.00
Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: email Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
DARKROOM Rental—In the Spring 2017 a DARKROOM will be available for rental.  Enlargers, trays, tools, etc. may be used by the rental person.  Supplies are NOT!   Bring your negatives and have fun developing!10-1pm or 1-4pm for $10

Year in Review
2017 NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • WOW! We made it through another year and it had some spectacular moments!!!Our Art on the Vine gets better and better every year and plans are already in the works for the April 22, 2017 fabulous major fundraiser. Those of you who have never attended have no idea what you’re missing. Be sure and reserve your space as soon as reservations are available because it’s become increasingly more popular and spaces are limited. The food tables and their appropriate Greendance  wines are only exceeded by the Sand Hill Berries desserts you will feast on as you decide what to bid on from our mini art auction. We also encourage our members to consider donating a piece or two of your art to this event. We would like to have your donations by mid March where an area will be designated for these works. Please do not exceed 20” in any direction.
  • Our Rhythms exhibit this summer kicked off our new effort to incorporate live music with all of our exhibit openings and utilize our new outside deck and lawn spaces whenever possible to add to the festive spirit of receptions. It was a really spectacular celebration of art.
  • A super fun evening was had by all who attended our Trivia Night contest and food fest and many of us found out how little we really know about things around us, including art related questions that really made us think. It was challenging and a totally different type of experience for GAC.
  • AND NEXT YEAR SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER.  WE’RE ALL WORKING HARD TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT EVERYTHING AT THE CENTER OPERATES MORE SMOOTHLY THAN THE YEAR BEFORE AND THAT WE CAN SURPRISE YOU WITH MORE FUN AND ART RELATED ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, AND WORKSHOPS TO SURPASS
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST.  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK US OUT!
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP-  While most of us are taking a break from our GAC volunteer activities, Joe Schildkamp and John Bixler have been very busy as they fine tune our dark room equipment and studio needs for the upcoming photography workshops that Jim Andrews will be teaching this spring.  Ultimately the darkroom will be used in conjunction with printmaking sessions and printing photographs on clay for some really exciting classes.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS  to our center – Our dear friend of the center, Ron Korczynski has donated a slab roller to our clay studio and Mary Briggs is also gifting us with another potter’s wheel.  Many members of Clay Play have worked on organizing the studio into a more workable format for a bigger and better 2017. Refinement of glazes and new formulas promise even more satisfying products for next year.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.
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December 2016 Newsletter

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IMPORTANT DATES

December 4            Art A La Mode (2-4:00)
December 10          Frame that Special Piece, presented by Renie Pollock
December 12          Christmas Party (see below)
December 18          Snowflake Showcase Last Chance Sales (1 – 4 pm)
December 21           Pick-up Snowflake Showcase. 10 am – 7 pm
January 22               “Connections” Members Show (see below)
Opening Reception 4-6 pm   —   Through Feb 24

Nov 5 – Dec 22     CLASSROOM   Eileen Sudzina

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

Snowflake Showcase 2016 – December 4, Art a la Mode; Last Chance Shopping, Dec 18;  Pick up Dec 21, 10 am–7 pm

CONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S Exhibition-January 22-Feb 24. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 22, 2017

4-6:00 PM. Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6 Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1

CHRISTMAS PARTY The annual Greensburg Art Club Christmas Party will be Monday, December 12. RSVP here5:00 – shopping at the Snowflake Showcase
6:00 – covered dish dinner
7:00 – entertainment
Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank ( instead of a grab bag). Details are available at the center or on our web site. Hope to see you there!

EDUCATION  A special workshop presented by Renie Pollock titled “FRAME THAT SPECIAL PIECE” will be presented Saturday, December 19. Check the class flyer/website for details. Open Studios for Wednesday Night Painters, Tole Painters, Nina Stahlberg’s oil painters, Live Figure Sessions and Jerry Scorpion’s Painting on Saturdays continue throughout the fall. Pamela Cooper continues to be available for birthday parties and “paint and sip” parties. All information about these and other classes is available on the GAC website and in the paper flyers at the center. The deadline for teacher proposals for the spring classes is January 31.

SAVE THE DATE  The 4th annual fundraiser “Art on the Vine” will be Saturday, April 22, 2017.

DONATION CHALLENGE Thanks to the generosity of Rebecca Gardner, Margaret Farrah, Mary Ann Calabrase, Rose Sovyak, Pat Majcher, Nancy Dalverny, Shirleah Kelly and Arlene Kendra we have paid for the installation of the new sign in the triangle on Humphrey Road. Other donations this month are from Joe Schildkamp, Nancy Galm, Nancy Duarte and Kay Rowe. Linda and Denny Frye  Thank you!!!

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

GAC ARTISTS ON THE TOWN The following artists displayed their work in Greensburg for the Art & Shopping Crawl November 26.Sue Pollins, Gloria Gonzalez, Dar DeJesus, Joni Rozell, Janice Decker, Tami Krusper, Joe Schildkamp, Pat Majcher and Shirleah Kelly. Shoppers were also invited to Greensburg Art Center as a stop on their “crawl”. These artists will display their work in the Greensburg Howard Hannah Realty office. Eileen Sudzina, Bill Hoffman, Jerry Scorpion, Doreen Currie and Cathy Rosensteel  Thanks to all for their participation

“Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  We have completed another successful year.  Congratulatory and appreciative expressions are extended to the 2016 exhibitors. They include: Gordon Sarti, Eileen Sudzina, Lee Klingenberg, Gloria Gonzales, and Pamela Cooper. The library staff and patrons were very excited about each exhibit and extend their thanks to these artists for all of the hard work and creative efforts that went into the exhibitions. The agenda for next year’s exhibition is being set. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liason at:   sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1 pm.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865. Monitor Schedule now on the web 

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYING SERVE 2 PURPOSES BY USING AMAZON SMILE Your purchases will put money in GAC’s checking account. Even if you initially enter under amazon.com, when you set up an account designating GREENSBURG ART CLUB  as your charity through Amazon Smile, your cart will automatically be transferred from Amazon to Amazon Smile and the credits will go to GAC.  You couldn’t ask for a simpler way to help support  our wonderful organization.
  • YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2017 – 2018 At the November Membership meeting, the officers elected were as follows: President – Renie Pollock, Vice President – Sue Kiren, Treasurer – Pat Majcher, Board Secretary – Shirleah Kelly, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Ann Calabrase, Members-at-Large – Cathy Rosensteel, Gloria Gonzalez, and Rose Sovyak. This will be the last term I intend to serve as I will be in Austin more often to be with my first grandson.  I believe I have accomplished most of my goals in this role with the remaining few to be achieved in the next 2 years.  I have been proud to represent this wonderful organization and will remain devoted to GAC, but as a supporter for the vision of our next President.  I am extremely grateful to all of you who have supported me in my efforts for the center.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Bonnie Hoffman has risen to the task of putting together this monthly newsletter for nearly a decade (no easy accomplishment) and that job will now be in the capable hands of Shirleah Kelly. It’s truly been a blessing for us to have Bonnie handling this, our website, juried show entries and program books, many of our invitation designs, and all kinds of miscellaneous computer responsibilities while juggling similar responsibilities for other arts organizations and her church! Whew!!! I’m sure she needs a bit of a break and we are grateful that Shirleah has risen to the occasion.
  • Pat Majcher is leading the way with the help of Mary Ann Calabrase, Donna Rhodes, Rose Sovyak, Sandy Stoner, Shirleah Kelly, Nancy Waitkus, Sue White, and Barb Wieser to another successful GAC Christmas party on Monday December 12 kicking off the night with a shopping spree for all at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, and fun and karaoke led by Kathy Hewston and her daughter afterwards. These ladies really know how to make a good time. Covered dishes are assigned by the first letter in your surname.  Instead of a grab bag gift, we are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.
  • A very special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center – There is no end to the generosity of our dear friend, KAY ROWE, who has made a significant donation to our capital fund to lead the way to self-sufficiency in the event of the inevitable capital investments required by ownership of our own facility.  We’ve got the general maintenance pretty much to where it needs to be and we hope to have this capital fund well on its way to being fully funded by the end of 2018.  Once the GoFundMe campaign kicks in that Joe Schildkamp, Rose Sovyak, and Alice O’Brien have been working on so diligently and others come forward as circumstances permit (In Memorium gifts, end-of-year tax deductible donations, or random acts of kindness) we should be in good shape.  LINDA AND DENNY FRYE have made a donation to GAC in memorium for Ken White’s mother who recently passed away. This is  a lovely way to honor someone special. In other areas, several members came in to save the day on donating money to cover the money needed to pay for our new sign in the triangle of land by the Sunoco station.  These donors include REBECCA GARDNER, MARGARET FARRAH, ROSE AND FRED SOVYAK, PAT AND BOB MAJCHER, NANCY DALVERNY, SHIRLEAH KELLY, and MARY ANN CALABRASE.  Additional donations would be appreciated to cover the maintenance costs on our beloved paint tube sign so we can start the new year off right.
  • REMINDER WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • OUR MEMBERS IN EXHIBITION – Our own Joe Schildkamp and Doreen Currie are prizewinners at the current Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 21st Annual Exhibit at SAMA in Ligonier.  Also represented are Suzanne Andrews, Ken Cutway, Karen Ferrick, Gloria Gonzalez, Bonnie Hoffman, Sue Pollins, Shirleah Kelly, Marcia Koynok, Tami Louco, Pat Majcher Suzanne Panchura, Pam Cooper, Richard Stoner, Eileen Sudzina, Helen Thorne, and Doris WoodWe are fortunate to have so much talent in our membership.  Furthermore, Joe Schildkamp had a piece selected for the Latrobe Art Gala and was ultimately purchased.  Gordon Sarti is represented in the East Suburban Artist League at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery from December 2 – 30, 2016 and at the Penn Art Association Holiday Sale for the month of December at the Penn Hills Library.  . My apologies for any names that I may have omitted. I would appreciate input from all of our members to make certain that I recognize everyone in our regional exhibits.

Newsletter Submissions Shirleah Kelly- shirleah1@aol.com.

Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2016 Newsletter

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IN THE ROWE GALLERY:

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Opening Reception Nov 5,  6-8 pm

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Jan 22 – Feb 24, 2017
Opening Jan 22, 2-4pm

 CLASSROOM Nov 5 – Dec 22
Eileen Sudzina

IMPORTANT DATES

November 5           Snowflake Showcase Opening (6 -8pm)
November 14         Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00)
November 11 & 18 Stained Glass Workshops
December 4            Art A La Mode (2-4:00)
December 10          Framing Workshop with Renie
December 12          Christmas Party
December 18          Snowflake Showcase Last Chance Sales (1 – 4 pm)
December 21           Pick-up Snowflake Showcase. 10 am – 7 pm
January 22               “Connections” Members Show (see below)
Opening Reception 4-6 pm    (Through Feb 24)

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

thSnowflake Showcase 2016 — Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme. Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 21, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information.. Pick up Dec 21, 10 am – 7 pm

tinkertoys-newsCONNECTIONS-MEMBER’S ExhibitionJanuary 22-Feb 24. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 22, 2017 4-6:00 PM. Connections are relationships between people, places and things, ideas and more. Use your creative skills to express these links. Interpretation is wide open. Let your ideas become part of our dialogue. Join the conversation. Included in this exhibit is an installation by Ken Cutway available for sale in parts or as a whole with sales benefitting GAC. Reserve space for your work by sending your entry form and $15 entry fee to Greensburg Art Center, 230 Todd School Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Register on line at www.greensburgartcenter.org by Friday, January 6 Hand deliver your work Friday, January 13  1-4 Saturday, January 14  1-4, Pick up your work Friday, February 25  1-4, Saturday, February 26  10-1

EDUCATION  The “Doll House Figure Workshop” has been cancelled. The children’s classes for ages 7-12 conclude with  “Let’s Create Nov 12 & 19. Pre-school  classes continue Nov 2, 9 and 16. Clay Play on Wednesday evenings continues through Nov 23. Open Studios for Wednesday Night Painters, Tole Painters, Nina Stahlberg’s oil painters, Live Figure Sessions and Jerry Scorpion’s Painting on Saturdays continue throughout the fall. Pamela Cooper continues to be available for birthday parties and “paint and sip” parties. All information about these and other classes is available on the GAC website and in the paper flyers at the center.

DONATION CHALLENGE An anonymous and generous member has pledged $250 in matching funds to install a “Greensburg Art Center” sign in the triangle on Humphrey Road. The total cost of the project is $500. Additional members have pledged a total of $145 so far, leaving $105 to go. Sign up at the center to add to this amount.

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ncEKRE7AiSTANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

“Picture This at the Library Program is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.  We have completed another successful year.  The Current exhibit, “People, Places and Things,” is presented by Pamela Cooper. The exhibit, hung on a Walker system donated by the Art Center, graces the newly painted walls until November 30,2016. Congratulatory and appreciative expressions are extended to the 2016 exhibitors. They include: Gordon Sarti, Eileen Sudzina, Lee Klingenberg, Gloria Gonzales, and Pamela Cooper. The library staff and patrons were very excited about each exhibit and extend their thanks to these artists for all of the hard work and creative efforts that went into the exhibitions. The agenda for next year’s exhibition is being set. Interested artists are asked to contact Rosemary Sovyak , the GAC-Library liason at:   sovyak@comcast.net or 724-853-1822.

Condolences to Sandra Jackson and Family. Most of you know Sandra Jackson, long time member of GAC, monitor, and artist, and her brother, prolific and noted local painter, Kevin Kutz.  Most of us don’t realize that her mother, Barbara, and their father, Charles, were dedicated artists and have both recently passed away. Charles Jackson was a highly prolific artist in the Pittsburgh area.  During a recent open house that was held at his house/studio on the Northside, friends and family were able to view the vast creative works of his long and eclectic life. His accomplishments as painter, pilot, poet, sculptor, father, and grandfather were honored. Our sympathy goes out to the entire family on the loss of Charles M. Jackson (view his website at chasmj.com).

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

art100Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course). These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 1 pm.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

 

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  •  THE GAC IS HONORED BY THE CALIBRE OF ARTISTS WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED THEIR EXHIBIT 115 YEARS OF PAINTING, JOLENE JOYNER, JONELLE SUMMERFIELD, DOREEN CURRIE AND BARBARA KERN BUSH AND OUR NEWEST EXHIBIT FOR THE LIBRARY/GAC JOINT EXHIBIT FEATURING PAM COOPER. We can all be proud of  how we all pull together to solicit the artists, install the shows, and  support our regional artists – all as volunteers!!!  It’s incredible that we have maintained such consistency in bringing top notch presentations to our community.
  • REMINDER WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • THE ELECTIONS FOR OUR NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD IS SCHEDULED FOR OUR NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 AT 7 PM. – All active members are eligible to vote. Currently, we have MARY ANN CALABRASE  nominated for Corresponding Secretary and ROSE SOVYAK for our 3rd Member-at-Large. All other offices are open to nominations as well, although our current board has agreed to continue in their positions if no other candidates choose to run.  It is very important that as many of you as possible take part in this process.  This is YOUR GAC!
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP Once again, John Bixler and Joe Schildkamp are working on the issues at the center involving our phone lines and the Rampart fire alarm system.  Many of you have been at the center as the alarm system chirps incessantly despite frequent resets, but it seems like our intrepid Facilities Committee has finally conquered this issue.  And speaking of committees, the Gallery Committee is grateful to Cheryl Kirsch for undertaking the management of the biggest gallery event of the year – Snowflake Showcase. The work for this show is phenomenal and I personally congratulate her and the full committee for this tremendous effort.
  • Finally a special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS to our center REBECCA GARDNER has initiated a challenge to other supporters to match donations for our signage for the center. The sign that will replace the Eastwood Garden Club in the triangle of land near the Sunoco station intersection has been approved and is in production.  Matching funds will also be needed for the paint tubes sign on our grounds which is scheduled to be repainted by our own Brian McCall, its creator.  Donors to these causes include PEGGY FARRAH and MARY ELLEN RANERI.  Also, our Education program is is grateful to NANCY DALVERNY  who has graciously taught the Let’s Draw segment of our children’s classes while GLORIA GONZALEZ, ALINE SHERWOOD, AND POLLY O’HARA have stepped in to take my place while I’ve been unable to work with my Clay Play classes..  It’s this kind of generosity that keeps our center going.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all.

 

 

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October 2016 Newsletter

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IN THE ROWE GALLERY:

115years-new115 Years of Painting: Four Artists’  Collective Years of Painting   thru Oct 22

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OPENING RECEPTION: Dec 5, 6-8pm
EXHIBITION DATES: November 5 – December 21

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IMPORTANT DATES

October 2               Art A La Mode (2 – 4pm)
Oct 7                          Thank You Brunch for monitors (10:30)
October 10              Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00)
October 21                Picture this at the Library-Pam Cooper, Opening Reception is on October 7, 2016 from 6-8 PM
Oct 23                        Pick Up Fall Creations Work, Sunday, 1 – 4 pm
Oct 24                        Pick Up Fall Creations Work, Monday, 10am -1pm
October 26-30       Snowflake Showcase delivery
November 5           Snowflake Showcase Opening (6 -8pm)
November 14         Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00)
November 11 & 18 Stained Glass Workshops
November 12-13     Doll House Figure Workshop
December 4             Art A La Mode (2-4:00)
December 12          Christmas Party
December 18          Snowflake Showcase Last Chance Sales (1 – 4 pm)
December 21          Pick up Snowflake Showcase  10 am – 7 pm


2016 EXHIBITS
CLASSROOM         Fall Creations Contest (thru Oct 22)
Nov 5 – Dec 22        CLASSROOM         Eileen Sudzina

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

EDUCATION Fall classes have begun. Some unique offerings are 1) Sept 27, Oct 11, 18 – developing black & white negatives with Jim Andrews; 2) Nov 11 & 18 – stained glass workshops; 3) Nov 12-13 – dollhouse character workshop; 4) Dec 10 -framing workshop with Renie. The children’s classes for ages 7-12 continue with Let’s Draw! Let’s Paint! Let’s Build! and “Let’s Create!. Creative Art for Preschoolers begins Oct 26. Clay Play on Wednesday evenings continues through Nov 23. Open Studios for Wednesday Night Painters, Tole Painters, Nina Stahlberg’s oil painters, Live Figure Sessions and Jerry Scorpion’s Painting on Saturdays continue throughout the fall. Pamela Cooper continues to be available for birthday parties and “paint and sip” parties. All information about these and other classes is available on the GAC website and in the paper flyers at the center.

Snowflake Showcase 2016 — For all artists thinking about participating in this year’s Snowflake Showcase, now is the time to start planning. Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Download Snowflake Showcase Prospectus/Entry form and information here. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme. Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 21, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will consider participating this year.
Pick up Dec 21, 10 am – 7 pm

THANK YOU! Thanks to all the unpaid help that has improved the outdoor appearance of the center – Don Pollock, Rose Sovyak and the Delisandro family. Lookin’ good!
Thanks to the following people for money donations in September: Joe Schildkamp, Shirleah Kelly, Charlotte Long

MEMBERSHIP 2016 memberships are good until December 31, 2016. Membership forms will be sent in the fall to remind people to pay their dues for 2017. Beginning in September 2016 the individual membership will be INCREASED TO $35 and the family membership will be INCREASED TO $60.  We have tried for several years to avoid raising our dues but with riding utility costs and insurance, we can no longer avoid this. Thank you for your understanding about this. Members requesting a hard copy via USPS: please send an additional $10 to cover mailing cost.

115years-newRowe Gallery Exhibition: “115 Years of PaintingFour Artists’ Collective Years of Painting, Including Scenes from Greensburg and Beyond. Thru October 22, Jolene Joyner, Jonelle Summerfield, Barbara Kern-Bush and Doreen Currie exhibit paintings resulting from their combined 115 years of artistic study and experimentation. The artists will showcase a variety of subjects, including scenes from Greensburg and beyond, the human form and still lives in their individual styles ranging from realism to impressionism.

CUSTOM ART JOB OPPORTUNITY – landscape mural on 2 garage doors before winter. Call Renee phone number 724-787-4985

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

2016 Library“Picture This at the Library is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center (GAC) and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library which features artwork of local artists/members of GAC. The program is on an hiatus for the months of August and September due to a wall-painting project at the library. The painting project has take longer the expected. Pamela Cooper will be the featured artist when the program resumes in October.  Her artwork will be on display from October 20 through November 29 ,2016.  Opening Reception is on October 21, 2016 from6-8 PM.   John Bixler’s exhibition will commence in February 2017.For information, please contact Rosemary Sovyak at 724-853-1822. cpr

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOLLOWING OCTOBER MEMBER MEETING (approximately 7:45 pm Monday October 10, 2016) – I will be presenting a demonstration on how to do simple repairs on ceramics or collectibles that may have chips or breaks so that it is nearly invisible. Bring along some pieces and I will offer individual advice as well.

  • MONITOR SITUATION – Pat Majcher is joining the ranks of our dedicated monitor volunteers. Whew!!! You already do so much, Pat, that I consider it a real blessing that you are adding this to your list!
  • A very special Monitor thank you brunch is in the works for all of you who have been so dedicated in keeping our doors open. Friday October 7 at 10:30 am we will gather for some good food, good conversation, and the presentation of thank you gifts for all of your efforts. A short review of updated procedures will follow. I wish we could do more to let you know how invaluable you are to the GAC. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
  • 115 YEARS OF PAINTING– This show blew me away when I saw it. What a masterful gathering of oil paintings with 4 very distinct styles. You must get in to see this if you haven’t already. Congratulations to Jolene Joyner and her daughter Jonelle Summerfield, Doreen Currie, and Barbara Kern-Bush. I only wish I could been at the opening reception but my 50 year class reunion got in the way.
  • WHAT A WEEKEND WE HAD SEPTEMBER 17 AND 18 – Our opening reception was followed by our annual picnic which included a lot of new faces this year as well as the more familiar. Lots of food, good weather, (the rain passed us up), and socialization with good people. Did I mention – lots of food (that I will be trying to work off for the next couple of weeks). We have some EXCELLENT cooks, and bakers. I’m gathering recipes.
  • MY SINCEREST THANKS TO THE TOM NIGGEL FOR HELPING ME TO SQUEEZE ALL OF THE ENTRIES FOR THE FALL ART COMPETITION ONTO THE CLASSROOM WALLS. The response was overwhelming. What a wonderful way to usher in my favorite time of year. Thanks to CHERYL KIRSCH for coming up with the plans for this. The jury selected Jackie Moreno’s sunflowers as 1st Place and Tom Niggel’s sunflower painting as 2nd place – noticing a theme here?
  • DAY OF GIVING RESULTS- The reboot of the DAY of Giving that was held on September 21 gave the GAC a total of $1326.25 (with some of that money going into processing fees), but still a nice sum to put away in our capital fund for long term expenses.  We are in the process of trying to build up a nice reserve in this account in anticipation of some of the big expenses that are inherent with owning our own facility (replacement of roofs, furnaces, A/C, and etc.)  We’ve been doing regular maintenance on our property to insure that such major investments are off in the distant future, but our goal is to be ready for such issues when they arise. The donors who answered the call for Day of Giving are: Cathy Genard Riser, Claire Ertl, Barbara Weiser, Renie Pollock, Nancy Dalverny, Elizabth Pesci, Carole Steele, Kathy Katarski, Ken White, Chris Horner, Pat Majcher, Mike Kirsch, Mary Yeager, and 1 Anonymous Donor.
  • REMINDER WE ARE IN FULL SWING OF RECEIVING MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017. PAYMENTS OF $35 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $60 FOR FAMILIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN THROUGH CREDIT CARD AND CASH IN THE GALLERY, PAYPAL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE  greensburgartcenter.org AND CHECK.
  • THERE’S STILL TIME TO THROW YOUR HAT IN THE RING OR NOMINATE A PERSON THAT YOU FEEL CAN TAKE OVER THE REINS FOR THE UPCOMING 2 YEAR TERM BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017.  If you have any interest in being considered for any of the Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large or on the Search Committee for these positions for the upcoming election, please inform any member of the current Board. The slate will need to be announced at the October 2016 Membership meeting. Currently, we have MARY ANN CALABRASE for Corresponding Secretary and ROSE SOVYAK for our 3rd Member-at-Large. All other offices are open to nominations as well, so don’t hesitate to come up with other names. This is YOUR GAC!
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP- Having picked one of the busiest weekends in September for our GAC picnic, I was VERY GRATEFUL to SCOTT BALLIET, BOB/DENNY PIPER, ROOSE SOVYAK, SARAH HUNTER,  and even our neighbors- Paul DeLilis for helping to get all the tents, tables, chairs, and equipment set up for the festivities… and BILL AND BONNIE HOFFMAN, ROSE SOVYAK and Bob Rodebaugh for helping with tear down. Of course, I can’t forget my other half DON POLLOCK who “volunteers” for all of the crazy things that GAC entails – enjoying your retirement, Honey?
  • A further THANK YOU to Ray, Debbie, and Joe D’Alesandro (Joe was our Eagle Scout who gave us the garden area in our parking lot) for periodically coming over and working on our garden and edge of parking lot near the paint ubes sign and they are not even members. How great is that? I was happy to see this wonderful family at our picnic this year.
  • Finally a special thanks to those who have made DONATIONS  to our center – JOE SCHILDKAMP,  one of our prizewinners from the Rhythms exhibit has donated that back to us, BONNIE HOFFMAN who sponsored the prize money for the Fall Creations contest. Other donations have come in from the following people – all of whom are generous supporters of our center – BETTY HAMMER, CAROLYN FALCON,  and SHIRLEAH KELLY.

Newsletter Submissions – Bonnie Hoffman- newsletter@greensburgartclub.org or hoffman.bonnie@comcast,net

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September 2016 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2016 Newsletter

2016 September Printer Friendly Greensburg Art Newsletter

IN THE ROWE GALLERY
115 Years of Painting: Four Artists’ Collective Years of Painting
Sept 10 – Oct 22

Snowflake Showcase Nov 5 – Dec 22

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joyner-widget115 Years of Painting:
Four Artists’ Collective Years of Painting
Joyner Ÿ Sumerfield Ÿ Kern-Bush Ÿ Currie
Sept. 10-Oct 22
Opening Reception: Sept 17, 6-8 pm
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picnic rsvpGAC Picnic at the Pollock’s
September 18 4:30-7:30
Directions to the Pollock’s Home
please rsvp reniepollock@gmail.com
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DAY OF GIVING
Wednesday, Sept 21,    8 AM – Midnight
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2016 CLASSROOM EXHIBITS

Sept 10 – Oct 22  Fall Creations Contest (see below)
Nov 5 – Dec 22 –   Eileen Sudzina

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COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

EDUCATION: Fall class information has been mailed. Information and registration available on the greensburgartcenter.org website.

The Development Committee TRIVIA NIGHT: Our first “Trivia Night” was held on Friday, August 5. Seventy plus attendees were asked questions about art, sports, music, books and history by DJ Scott Stoner. Points for winning answers were totaled and prizes awarded. The winning team was “CandyLand” captained by Terri Ketter. Second place was Susan Walker’s “Library Ladies and “Renee’s Raiders” came in third. A trophy and cash prizes were awarded to the winning teams. The Development Committee wishes to thank all donors and patrons of this event.

MEMBERSHIP 2016 memberships are good until December 31, 2016. Membership forms will be sent in the fall to remind people to pay their dues for 2017. Beginning in September 2016 the individual membership will be INCREASED TO $35 and the family membership will be INCREASED TO $60. We have tried for several years to avoid raising our dues but with riding utility costs and insurance, we can no longer avoid this. Thank you for your understanding about this

Upcoming Exhibition: “115 Years of Painting” Four Artists’ Collective Years of Painting, Including Scenes from Greensburg and Beyond. September 10 – October 22 Jolene Joyner, Jonelle Summerfield, Barbara Kern-Bush and Doreen Currie exhibit paintings resulting from their combined 115 years of artistic study and experimentation. The artists will showcase a variety of subjects, including scenes from Greensburg and beyond, the human form and still lifes in their individual styles ranging from realism to impressionism. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17 6-8pm

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Fall Creations Contest ~ due Aug. 29, 2016 A CONTEST for Fall/Autumn themed 2D work. This contest is open to all GAC Members! For all artists entering our FALL contest: * You may submit 1 – 4 entries. These must be FOR SALE. * All entries must be fall themed, e.g. fall landscapes, pumpkins, corn fields, autumn abstracts, autumn scenes, etc. * Fee to enter is $5 for 1 – 4 works.* Each original work should be no larger than 16 x 20″. All works must be framed and ready for hanging. Canvas wrapped work is also accepted. * Any medium is permitted.* Deliver to GAC on Monday, August 29, 2016. * These will be displayed on two walls in the Classroom Gallery during the Sept. 10 – Oct. 22 exhibition. * Prizes awarded. We will accept entries through Sept. 7.

widget-2016 Snowflake invitation 8-21-16Snowflake Showcase 2016 — For all artists thinking about participating in this year’s Snowflake Showcase, now is the time to start planning. Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and
important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme.Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 22, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will consider participating this year.

2016 Library“Picture This at the Library” is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center (GAC) and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library which features artwork of local artists/members of GAC. The program is on an hiatus for the months of August and September due to a wall-painting project at the library. Pamela Cooper will be the featured artist when the program resumes in October. Her artwork will be on display from October 6 through November 22, 2016. Opening Reception is on October 7, 2016 from 6-8 PM. John Bixler’s exhibition will commence in February 2017.For information, please contact Rosemary Sovyak at 724-853-1822.

cprMembers interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

art100Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center! We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course). These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:30 am. The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation. If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.
Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • GAC PICNIC – Don’t forget to RSVP for the picnic SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18 at 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. GOOD FOOD, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES. If you haven’t made it before, we would love to see you join the tradition! Please make your reservation either by signing up at the center on the posting under the classroom clock, or registering at our website or email me at reniepollock@gmail.com. THERE IS NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN SEPTEMBER. JOIN YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS AT THE PICNIC!
  • MONITOR SITUATION – I just had the pleasure of training 4 wonderful volunteers who have agreed to help with our monitor situation – Bob and Betsy Keefe, Pete Pryimak, and Donna Kantorik. I congratulate them for stepping up to the plate and showing their support for our center, for OUR CENTER. We have nearly 300 members in the Greensburg Art Club and an outstanding facility that we hope to always share with our members and the community. HOWEVER, out of 300 members only a handful of members have chosen to make the effort to actually make this happen. I have always been so proud of the fact that GAC is an all-volunteer organization, but with that label, we are faced with the prospect of not being able to be open as often as we currently are. If each member would only give 1 day a year (after removing Sundays and winter break), we would have no problem manning the center. I realize that this may be unrealistic for many of you, but if you could manage ONE 3 HOUR SHIFT a month or 1 shift every other month or 1 shift a quarter (12 – 18 hrs a year), it would ease the difficult burden that our dear dedicated Alice O’Brien struggles with each month. It’s particularly rough in the summer when so many people are on vacation. If you can give just 4 – 6 days a year, several of our monitors and I will be more than happy to train you. The duties are relatively few and the bond you will form with your center will be unbelievably rewarding.We have even initiated a credit program that allows your hours to count as a discount on any classes you may take at the center as a show of our appreciation for your time. This really is YOUR center! Embrace it! If there is any way at all that you can help as a scheduled monitor or even as a substitute, please give this some serious consideration.
  • RESCHEDULED DAY OF GIVING – Because of all the technology snafus with the May 3 Day of Giving, The Community Foundation has set September 21, 2016 from 8 am till midnight as the new date. If you were unable to participate in May, I hope you will donate at this time to help KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN with the constantly rising utilities and other expenses.
  • __Rhythms__invitation widgetRHYTHMS – The beautiful “Rhythms” show that we just had that is now the model for our upcoming shows – live music will become the norm. Our piano will be livening up the gallery again with Glen Buzzard at the keys.
  • Don’t miss this show “115 Years of Painting” that features Jolene Joyner, Janelle Summerfield, Doreen Currie, and Barbara Kern-Bush. These 4 artists have spent years perfecting their skills and it shows!!! This will be a spectacular show that you shouldn’t miss.
  • SPECIAL PROGRAM FOLLOWING OCTOBER MEMBER MEETING (approximately 7:45 pm Monday October 10, 2016) – I will be presenting a demonstration on how to do simple repairs on ceramics or collectibles that you may have that have chips or breaks so that it is nearly invisible. Bring along some pieces and I will offer individual advice as well.
  • We’re approaching that time of year again with renewal of membership dues fast approaching – September 2016. We’ve held the line on dues for many years now but we are finally forced to set the dues at $35 for an individual membership and $60 for a family membership simply to try and keep pace with our utility bills. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for renewal! We will be sending reminder cards to those whose membership is about to expire. Also included will be a form to update your membership information and interests
  • NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR OFFICERS FOR UPCOMING 2 YEAR TERM BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017. If you have any interest in being considered for any of the Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large or on the Search Committee for these positions for the upcoming election, please inform any member of the current Board. The slate will need to be announced in October 2016.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP – Showing their tremendous support both through generous donation of money as well as their time as instructors for our Education Program, we extend our sincere thanks to: PAULA PERRY, JOYCE GAZDIK, TED AND RONI LABUDA (in honor of Helen Thorne’s 90TH birthday), and teachers JOE SCHILDKAMP, CHARLOTTE LONG, TOM NIGGEL, NANCY DALVERNY, ROSE SOVYAK AND PAT MAJCHER. And JOHN BIXLER has been busily doing a seemingly endless list of electrical jobs for the GAC while our tireless webmaster BONNIE HOFFMAN is fielding almost daily requests for web input and email blasts. THANK YOU ALL!
  • STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup, set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs, weed, mulch, etc.), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Newsletter Submissions – Bonnie Hoffman- newsletter@greensburgartclub.org or hoffman.bonnie@comcast.net Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm before Sept 22, and after Oct 27 $14 with instruction, $4 without.
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thur, 10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  • Clay Play Open Studio  Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Email Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com for dates.
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
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August 2016 Newsletter

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IN THE ROWE GALLERY:

GAC LOGO RGRhythms                                       July 16 – August 26

115 Years of Painting: Four Artists’
Collective Years of Painting
  Sept 10 – Oct 22

Snowflake Showcase                  Nov 5 – Dec 22

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IMPORTANT DATES

Sunday, July 31             Teacher Proposals for Fall Class Session are due
Monday, August 1         Friday August 5 – Summer Fantasy Art Camp, ages 7-12
week of August 1-5       Summer Fantasy Art Camp for Ages 7-12
Friday, August 5            Twisted Trivia Night
Monday, August 8        Members General Meeting   7 PM
August 9-11                     Wood Tattooing and Pyrography for Ages 12-18
September 17                
115 Years of Painting: Four Artists’
Collective Years of Painting…
Sept. 10-Oct 22
Opening Reception Sept 17, 6-8 pm
Wednesday,Sept 21     8 AM – Midnight – rescheduled DAY OF GIVING

 

2016 CLASSROOM EXHIBITS

Through Aug 26      Doreen Currie’s Class
Sept 10 – Oct 22      Fall Creations Contest (see below)
Nov 5 – Dec 22         Eileen Sudzina

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COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

EDUCATION: “Workshop for Doll house Fans” has been postponed until fall.
Teachers and Artists who want to teach in the fall session must have their Class/workshop Proposal Form in to GAC by July 31. Contact Nancy Dalverny, Pat Majcher or Shirleah Kelly if you have questions.

TWISTED TRIVIA NIGHT Fun! Fun! Fun!      Friday,  August 5, 2016        6-9 PM Greensburg Art Center Get your Trivia Team together (1 – 8 people) and make a reservation by July 29. $15 per person, Alcohol – BYOB Mixers, snacks, munchies and desserts will be provided. Pay by cash, check, credit card or online with paypal.

The Development Committee The Development Committee is in need of food contributions for snacking on Trivia Night, August 5.  Donations of chips, pretzels, appetizers (simple) and soft drinks would be greatly appreciated.  Set-up of tables and chairs will be on Thursday and Friday afternoon (August 4 and 5).  Please e-mail me at sue_white@comcast.net if you are willing/able to donate snacks.  We welcome your help or donation.

MEMBERSHIP 2016 memberships are good until December 31, 2016. Post cards will be sent in the fall to remind people to pay their dues for 2017. Beginning in September 2016 the individual membership will be INCREASED TO $35 and the family membership will be INCREASED TO $60.  We have tried for several years to avoid raising our dues but with riding utility costs and insurance, we can no longer avoid this. Thank you for your understanding about this

watercolor_painting_easelPlein Air Painting Nancy Metzger has agreed to monitor this activity. Weekly painting sites will be sent to interested persons by email. If you want to add your name to the email list, call the center and give your information to the monitor.

Day of Giving rescheduled, Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. until midnight, has been selected for the recovery.

joyner-widgetUpcoming Exhibition: “115 Years of PaintingFour Artists’ Collective Years of Painting, Including Scenes from Greensburg and Beyond. September 10 – October 22 Jolene Joyner, Jonelle Summerfield, Barbara Kern-Bush and Doreen Currie exhibit paintings resulting from their combined 115 years of artistic study and experimentation. The artists will showcase a variety of subjects, including scenes from Greensburg and beyond, the human form and still lifes in their individual styles ranging from realism to impressionism. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17   6-8pm

volunteersSTANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Fall Creations Contest ~ due  Aug. 29, 2016 A CONTEST for Fall/Autumn themed 2D work. This contest is open to all GAC Members! For all artists entering our FALL contest: * You may submit 1 – 4 entries. These must be FOR SALE. * All entries must be fall themed, e.g. fall landscapes, pumpkins, corn fields, autumn abstracts, autumn scenes, etc. * Fee to enter is $5 for 1 – 4  works.* Each original work should be no larger than 16 x 20″.  All works must be framed and ready for hanging. Canvas wrapped work is also accepted. *  Any medium is permitted.* Deliver to GAC on Monday, August 29, 2016. * These will be displayed on two walls in the Classroom Gallery during the Sept. 10 – Oct. 22 exhibition. * Prizes awarded.  We will accept entries through Sept. 7. Start now!

Snowflake Showcase 2016 — For all artists thinking about participating in this year’s Snowflake Showcase, now is the time to start planning. Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme.Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 22, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will consider participating this year.

2016 Library“Picture This at the Library is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center (GAC) and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library which features artwork of local artists/members of  GAC.  The program is on an hiatus for the months of August and September due to a wall-painting project at the library.  Pamela Cooper will be the featured artist when the program resumes in October.  Her artwork will be on display from October 6 through  November 22,2016.   John Bixler’s exhibition will commence in February 2017.For information, please contact Rosemary Sovyak at 724-853-1822

cprMembers interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form or donate online

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

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NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

My sincerest thanks to all of you who have expressed your sympathy in the loss of my brother. Your support has definitely helped to give me the comfort that I need. My GAC family is very special to me.

CRISIS WITH MONITOR SITUATION!!!  We have nearly 300 members in the Greensburg Art Club and an outstanding facility that we hope to always share with our members and the community. HOWEVER, out of 300 members only a handful of members have chosen to make the effort to actually make this happen. I have always been so proud of the fact that GAC is an all-volunteer organization, but with that label, we are faced with the prospect of not being able to be open as often as we currently are. If each member would only give 1 day a year (after removing Sundays and winter break), we would have no problem manning the center. I realize that this may be unrealistic for many of you, but if you could manage ONE 3 HOUR SHIFT a month or 1 shift every other month or 1 shift a quarter (12 – 18 hrs a year), it would ease the difficult burden that our dear dedicated Alice O’Brien struggles with each month. It’s particularly rough in the summer when so many people are on vacation. If you can give just 4 – 6 days a year, several of our monitors and I will be more than happy to train you. The duties are relatively few and the bond you will form with your center will be unbelievably rewarding.  We have even initiated a credit program that allows your hours to count as a discount on any classes you may take at the center as a show of our appreciation for your time. This really is YOUR center! Embrace it! If there is any way at all that you can help as a scheduled monitor or even as a substitute, please give this some serious consideration.

RESCHEDULED DAY OF GIVING- Because of all the technology snafus with the May 3 Day of Giving, The Community Foundation has set September 21, 2016 from 8 am till midnight as the new date. If you were unable to participate in May, I hope you will donate at this time to help KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN with the constantly rising utilities and other expenses.

RHYTHMS – This celebration of music and art on July 16 was spectacular!!! So many of you came together to make it a resounding success.  With live music inside and out for 4 HOURS, tents and tables out on the lawn, hot dogs on the deck (Rose Sovyak, cookmaster), a plethora of food, wine, and beer inside (served by Bill Kiren and my hubby), and a HUGE CROWD, it was perfect. Special thanks to my co-chair Sue Kiren with her gorgeous centerpiece (as usual) and Sue Pollins, Bonnie Hoffman, and Tom Niggel lending their eagle eyes and nimble hands and feet, climbing ladders, and hanging artwork, and Pat Majcher supervising the music and outside guest area and Fred Sovyak who masterfully guided a record 75 cars in place in our parking lot while the overflow filled neighboring streets. And of course, our dear sweet Emily Widener reminded us why we love interns as she managed to keep up with so many of the duties involved in such a large juried exhibit. Sue White and Cathy Genard were busily selling tickets for our upcoming TRIVIA NIGHT AUGUST 5, and of course, many other people pitched in to help in countless ways to the very end with Kay Rowe, Charlotte Long and Bonnie Hoffman doing dishes and Nancy Dalverny taking all the laundry home to wash! Whew! Next Biennial maybe only a 3 hour reception!

CLASSROOM EXHIBIT – Doreen Currie’s Class has brightened the walls with the richness of variety in subject matter, styles, and color that only oils can bring to a painting. It’s wonderful to see what happens in our classes!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED TO EXPLORE OFFICERS FOR UPCOMING 2 YEAR TERM BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017.  If you have any interest in being considered for any of the Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large or on the Search Committee for these positions for the upcoming election, please inform any member of the current Board. The slate will need to be announced in October 2016.

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs, weed, mulch, etc.), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

REMINDER –  We’re approaching that time of year again with renewal of membership dues fast approaching – September 2016. We’ve held the line on dues for many years now but we are finally forced to set the dues at $35 for an individual membership and $60 for a family membership simply to try and keep pace with our utility bills. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for renewal!

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Newsletter Submissions – Bonnie Hoffman- newsletter@greensburgartclub.org or hoffman.bonnie@comcast,net

Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

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July 2016 Newsletter

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IN THE ROWE GALLERY:
Rhythms                                       July 16 – August 26
115 Years of Painting: Four Artists’
Collective Years of Painting
  Sept 10 – Oct 22
Snowflake Showcase                   Nov 5 – Dec 22

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    Opening Celebration
        July 16, 4-8 pm
Live Entertainment
Free and open to the public

 

IMPORTANT DATES

dates2016 CLASSROOM EXHIBITS
July 16 – Aug 26     Doreen Currie’s Class
Sept 10 – Oct 22     Fall Creations Contest (see below)
Nov 5 – Dec 22        Eileen Sudzina

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

EDUCATION: “Workshop for Doll house Fans” has been postponed until fall.
Teachers and Artists who want to teach in the fall session must have their Class/workshop Proposal Form in to GAC by July 31. Contact Nancy Dalverny, Pat Majcher or Shirleah Kelly if you have questions.

Twisted TriviaTWISTED TRIVIA NIGHT Fun! Fun! Fun! Friday,  August  5, 2016.  6-9 PM Greensburg Art Center. Get your Trivia Team together (1 – 8 people) and make a reservation by July 29. $15 per person, Alcohol – BYOB Mixers, snacks, munchies and desserts will be provided. Pay by cash, check, credit card or online with paypal.

The Development Committee The Development Committee is in need of food contributions for snacking on Trivia Night, August 5.  Donations of chips, pretzels, appetizers (simple) and soft drinks would be greatly appreciated.  Set-up of tables and chairs will be on Thursday and Friday afternoon (August 4 and 5).  Please e-mail me at sue_white@comcast.net if you are willing/able to donate snacks.  We welcome your help or donation.

MEMBERSHIP 2016 memberships are good until December 31, 2016. Post cards will be sent in the fall to remind people to pay their dues for 2017. Beginning in September 2016 the individual membership will be INCREASED TO $35 and the family membership will be INCREASED TO $60.  We have tried for several years to avoid raising our dues but with riding utility costs and insurance, we can no longer avoid this. Thank you for your understanding about this

Plein Air Painting Nancy Metzger has agreed to monitor this activity. Weekly painting sites will be sent to interested persons by email. If you want to add your name to the email list, call the center and give your information to the monitor.

Day of Giving rescheduled, Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. until midnight, has been selected for the recovery.

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Fall Creations Contest ~ due  Aug. 29, 2016 A CONTEST for Fall/Autumn themed 2D work. This contest is open to all GAC Members! For all artists entering our FALL contest: * You may submit 1 – 4 entries. These must be FOR SALE. * All entries must be fall themed, e.g. fall landscapes, pumpkins, corn fields, autumn abstracts, autumn scenes, etc. * Fee to enter is $5 for 1 – 4  works.* Each original work should be no larger than 16 x 20″.  All works must be framed and ready for hanging. Canvas wrapped work is also accepted. *  Any medium is permitted.* Deliver to GAC on Monday, August 29, 2016. * These will be displayed on two walls in the Classroom Gallery during the Sept. 10 – Oct. 22 exhibition. * Prizes awarded.  We will accept entries through Sept. 7. Start now!

Snowflake Showcase 2016 — For all artists thinking about participating in this year’s Snowflake Showcase, now is the time to start planning. Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and
important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme. Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 22, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will consider participating this year.

“Picture This at the Library” is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center (GAC) and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library which features artwork of local artists/members of GAC. The current featured artist is Gloria Gonzalez. Through My Eyes and Hands through July 30, 2016. From August 4 through September 27, 2016, John Bixler’s artwork will be exhibited. The final exhibitor for the 2016 season will be Pam Cooper. Her exhibition runs from October 10 through November 22, 2016 For additional information, call the center at 724-837-6791.

2016 postcard 2016 for mailchimpCALL FOR ARTIST. SPCARTS 21st Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Nov 18, 2016 – Feb  5, 2017. Opening Reception: November 19, 6-8 pm. Entry Deadline: Sept. 1st. For prospectus, email info@spcarts or go to www.spcarts.org for mail in prospectus or enter online.

CHANGES AT GAC Thanks to successful classes, workshops, shows, fundraisers, donations and grants, we have, in the last 6 months, made some significant updates: Outdoor storage shed; rearrangement of storage areas in the gallery and classroom; New technology including video and audio enhancement; Door at top of basement stairs. We have secured subcontractors to assist with outdoor landscape maintenance and office services including accounting, sales reconciliation, inventory control, and membership oversight.
Plans have been made for: Permanent awning over Pollins Porch; New 6’ tables for classroom; Electricity in the shed; Exterior painting of windows and trim. The facilities committee has an extended “to do” list to keep our center going strong. Hopefully, our financial successes will continue and we can address future wants and needs.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.
Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • ALL MONITORS!!!- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CREDIT CARD MACHINE!!! ANY TIME YOU USE THE MACHINE, LOOK TO MAKE SURE IT SAYS “SOFTPAY” AT THE TOP FIRST. IF IT DOES, YOU’RE FINE. IF, HOWEVER, IT SAYS “COMM SERVER” ON TOP AND “SOFTPAY” UNDER THAT, YOU MUST PRESS “SOFTPAY” BEFORE YOU BEGIN PROCESSING THE SALE. Comm Serv means it’s running on the internet, Softpay means it’s running on the telephone line, which is what we want it to run on. ALSO, all cash sales income (even if it’s a bigger bill than the actual sale is to be put into an envelope with the sales slip INSTEAD OF THE CASH REGISTER! I adjust the cash register weekely to adjust for making change.  Thanks for doing this and everything else you do in your service to the center. We are indebted to your generosity of time and effort.
  • VOTE ON BYLAWS – At the June meeting the membership in attendance voted on an amendment to our bylaws which will add a non-voting position to our Executive Board – Corresponding Secretary who will handle thank you letters and general correspondence. Also, included was the addition of 1 more Member-at-Large as a voting member of the Executive Board to increase representation of the general membership.
  • CLAIRE HARDY – WCCC STUDENT EXHIBIT – It’s always sad to see another exhibit go down, but we are grateful that we were able to have these works grace our walls in the Rowe Gallery and the classroom. The variety of work that we have hosted for the past 7 years has been exceptional and a real testament to the talent in our area.
  • LIBRARY SHOW “THROUGH MY EYES AND HANDS” – Gloria Gonzalez’s exhibit opening was very well received – both in attendance and sales. Make it a point to see her debut show which is running through July 28, Library hours (closed Fridays) and add your encouragement.
  • JUST IN TIME – Our deck has been updated beautifully to be ready for our July 16 4 hour spectacular musical and artistic celebration. The windows have been scraped of old paint, caulked, and repainted while the deck is now sporting an insulated roof to shield the musicians and small outdoor class groups down the road. Even all new lightweight tables will be on the deck and in the classroom to make set up even easier. Thanks to Pat Majcher (windows and tables) and joe Schildkamp (metal roofing) for arranging this.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP – My sincere thanks to the Development Committee in their efforts to sustain our GAC, especially Donna Eicher, Cathy Genard, Sue White, , and Barb Weiser who are putting hours of effort into our first ever, Twisted Trivia night scheduled for August 5. The first event is always the hardest and takes much planning and logistical maneuvering. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!
  • NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED TO EXPLORE OFFICERS FOR UPCOMING 2 YEAR TERM BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017.  If you have any interest in being considered for any of the Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large or on the Search Committee for these positions for the upcoming election, please inform any member of the current Board. The slate will need to be announced in October 2016.
  • RESCHEDULED DAY OF GIVING- Because of all the technology snafus with the May 3 Day of Giving, The Community Foundation has set September 21, 2016 from 8 am till midnight as the new date. If you were unable to participate in May, I hope you will donate at this time to help KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN with the constantly rising utilities and other expenses.
  • STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Newsletter Submissions – Bonnie Hoffman- newsletter@greensburgartclub.org or hoffman.bonnie@comcast,net
Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm before Sept 22, and after Oct 27 $14 with instruction, $4 without.
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
          New Project starting May 3. Anyone interested… or questions?
    please contact Rose Hasiting at pntmywrld@hotmail.com
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thur, 10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  •   Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: email Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno
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June 2016 Newsletter

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2016 June Greensburg Art Center Newsletter

 

IN THE ROWE GALLERY:

Claire Hardy                     thru June 24
Rhythms                       July 16 – August 26
Jolene Joyner             Sept 10 – Oct 22
Snowflake Showcase  Nov 5 – Dec 22

 


__Rhythms__invitation widgetRHYTHMS Juried Annual Exhibition
July 16 – Aug 26
Entry Deadline: June 10
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Opening Celebration
July 16, 4-8 pm

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Saturday, June 4          Café Art ala Mode  1-4 pm
Friday, June 10             Entry Deadline for Juried Biennial “Rhythms”
Monday, June 13          Members General Meeting, 7 PM
Friday, June 17             Library Reception – Gloria Gonzales – 6-8 PM
Saturday, June 18       Claire Hardy -Open House
(see below) 2-4pm
week of June 21           Summer classes begin
Monday, July 11           Members General Meeting   7 PM
Saturday, July 16         Opening Reception and Celebration 4-8 PM  “Rhythms”
week of August 1-5      Summer Fantasy Art Camp for Ages 7-12
Friday, August 5           Twisted Trivia Night
Monday, August 8        Members General Meeting   7 PM
August 9-11                   Wood Tattooing and Pyrography for Ages 12-18


2016 EXHIBITS

May 7 – June 24      ROWE GALLERY   Claire Hardy
CLASSROOM         WCCC Students

July 16 – Aug 26      ROWE GALLERY   Rhythms” – Biennial Juried
CLASSROOM         Doreen Currie’s Class

Sept 10 – Oct 22     ROWE GALLERY   Jolene Joyner
CLASSROOM         Fall Creations Contest (see below)

Nov 5 – Dec 22        ROWE GALLERY   Snowflake Showcase
CLASSROOM         Eileen Sudzina

 

COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS

EDUCATION: Summer classes will begin in the middle of June.

The Greensburg Art club is sponsoring a Juried Exhibit, ”RHYTHMS” from July 16, through August 27, 2016 at the Greensburg Art Center. The juror is Charles, ”Bud” Gibbons, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts, from Penn State University, New Kensington Campus. The club is sending out a “Call for Artists” to submit their works by June 10, 2016.  Submit entries at GAC’s website or download the prospectus from the website and mail entries. Please contact the chairman of the exhibit, Renie Pollock at 724-396-6699 for additional information.

Beginning in September 2016 the individual membership will be INCREASED TO $35 and the family membership will be INCREASED TO $60.  We have tried for several years to avoid raising our dues but with riding utility costs and insurance, we can no longer avoid this. Thank you for your understanding about this.

Café Art ala Mode: The Greensburg Art Center announces an Open House during the current exhibition, Expired Mills,  By artist, Claire Hardy.  The event, Café Art ala Mode is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1-4 PM.  The featured demonstration will be conducted by artist, Susan Sparks, and will include 2-dimensional artwork done with ink, tape and a ‘little magic.’  The public is encouraged to attend.

Open House EXPIRED MILLS  INSPIRED LANDSCAPES Exhibition by Claire Hardy
on June 18, 2016 — Saturday, from 2 – 4 PM Join us for
an afternoon of inspiration, art, a presentation by Claire Hardy, exhibiting artist,special sales on her gallery paintings, coffee and cookies, and a whole lot more! Our informal June program will include:
2:30 PM ~ Claire Hardy will do a presentation. She will share the background for what inspired herSteel Mill Project. She began this series in 2010, and has continued this series with several goals in mind. She will also share her ideas and studies for her next paintings.
Also, visit the Garden Center in the Classroom Studio. (See additional garden items in the Gallery Display cases.) Here you will find creative, colorful, whimsical items made by GAC’s artists for spring/summer décor.

The Development Committee is planning to add a little beauty to our Art Center and at the same time provide a sanctuary for Monarch Butterflies. Monarchs are in need of our support to aid in their survival.  Several members have offered their time to develop the garden.

MEMBERSHIP 2016 memberships are good until December 31, 2016. Post cards will be sent in the fall to remind people to pay their dues for 2017.

Plein Air Painting Nancy Metzger has agreed to monitor this activity. Weekly painting sites will be sent to interested persons by email. If you want to add your name to the email list, call the center and give your information to the monitor. See more information and schedule here.

The annual Day of Giving, held on May 3, was suspended by The Pittsburgh Foundation due to technical problems experienced by a national fundraising firm.  Another Day of Giving will be rescheduled for our region in the future at which time our hope is that members unable to contribute will do so at that time. Donations given preceding the cancellation were contributed by Karen Jurkovic, Bob Majcher, Lillian Reeher, Barb and John Wieser, Joe Schildkamp, Jack and Evie Sharbaugh, Carol Pollock, Ken White, Don and Renie Pollock, Jon and Nina Lewis, Gene and Nancy Dalverny, Kay Rowe, Carolyn Taylor, and Al and Betty Reese.  We appreciate your support!

STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

Fall Creations Contest ~ due  Aug. 29, 2016 A CONTEST for Fall/Autumn themed 2D work This contest is open to all GAC Members! For all artists entering our FALL contest: * You may submit 1 – 4 entries. These must be FOR SALE. * All entries must be fall themed, e.g. fall landscapes, pumpkins, corn fields, autumn abstracts, autumn scenes, etc. * Fee to enter is $5 for 1 – 4  works.* Each original work should be no larger than 16 x 20″.  All works must be framed and ready for hanging. Canvas wrapped work is also accepted. *  Any medium is permitted.* Deliver to GAC on Monday, August 29, 2016. * These will be displayed on two walls in the Classroom Gallery during the Sept. 10 – Oct. 22 exhibition. * Prizes awarded.  We will accept entries through Sept. 7. Start now!

Snowflake Showcase 2016 — For all artists thinking about participating in this year’s Snowflake Showcase, now is the time to start planning. Snowflake Showcase features original paintings and gifts made by members and local artists. Gifts are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that include jewelry, scarves, wood creations, glass items, prints, cards, textiles, fashion accessories, photography, holiday decor, ornaments, ceramics, and much more. This year, the Opening Reception will be Nov. 5, so we will be accepting work 2 weeks before that date. Please watch for the prospectus and important dates to be announced for this exhibition. We are having a “Nutcracker” theme this year and would love to have some items with that theme. There will also be a contest and opportunity to make wooden snowflakes featuring the theme.Exhibition — Nov. 5 – Dec. 22, 2016. Visit the website — www.greensburgartcenter.org and LIKE Greensburg Art Center on Facebook for more information. We hope that you will consider participating this year.

“Picture This at the Library” is a joint venture between the Greensburg Art Center (GAC) and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library which features artwork of local artists/members of GAC. The next featured artist is Gloria Gonzalez. Her exhibit Her exhibit,”Through My Eyes and Hands’” is scheduled from June 8, through July 30, 2016, reception June 17, 2016 from 6-8 pm.  From August 4 through September 27, 2016, John Bixler’s artwork will be exhibited. The final exhibitor for the 2016 season will be Pam Cooper. Her exhibition runs from October 10 through November 22, 2016 For additional information, call the center at 724-837-6791.

Interested in a “stroll down memory lane”? Nancy Dalverny and Alice O’Brien are hosting a get together on June 14th at GAC from 2-4PM. Help us sift through the past as we continue the process of organizing GAC’s history into GAC’s archives, picking up where Bev Kohler and Betty Reese left off.  Betty worked for many years organizing photos, exhibit announcements, and newspaper clippings dealing with events at the Art Center. Bev also volunteered a good bit of time more recently doing the same. So we have a strong foundation on which to build! This will be an organizational meeting where we’ll decide who will take care of what. Come join us for reminiscing and refreshments. Please RSVP to Alice at alicemob@yahoo.com. or call 724-864-0865. Hope to see you there!

CHANGES AT GAC Thanks to successful classes, workshops, shows, fundraisers, donations and grants, we have, in the last 6 months, made some significant updates: Outdoor storage shed; rearrangement of storage areas in the gallery and classroom; New technology including video and audio enhancement; Door at top of basement stairs. We have secured subcontractors to assist with outdoor landscape maintenance and office services including accounting, sales reconciliation, inventory control, and membership oversight.

Plans have been made for: Permanent awning over Pollins Porch; New 6’ tables for classroom; Electricity in the shed; Exterior painting of windows and trim. The facilities committee has an extended “to do” list to keep our center going strong. Hopefully, our financial successes will continue and we can address future wants and needs.

SPECIAL THANK YOU  Thanks to Rose Sovyak for gardening in front of the GAC building; to Donna Merrits and neighbors Keith & Marilyn Solomon for gardening in the triangle on Humphrey Road; to Ken White for ongoing use of a copy machine; to Jill Dianni for copy work for special projects. Your generosity goes way beyond membership. Thank you very much.

Members interested in taking a CPR/AED class from Mutual Aid are asked to sign the sheet at the monitor’s desk. The cost of the class is $15 and will be scheduled when we have 13 to 15 participants. The AED device has been installed in the gallery.

Figure Drawing Opportunities – Sessions Revamped in 2016! Ask a friend or relative to pose for a sketch for more than 1/2 hour and you will see how important the model sessions are at our center!  We have enlisted professional and amateur models, including some members of GAC, who will pose for three hours (with breaks, of course).
These valuable model sessions are now being held on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.  The fee is just $10 for a session. The daytime hours are a switch from the evening sessions of the past years and provide a stimulus to encourage more participation.  If you would like to model or have discovered someone who would like to, please call Carolyn Taylor with their contact information at 724-600-0902.

For all of you who love the Greensburg Art Center SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A TRUE COMMUNITY ART CENTER THROUGH YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTER…Download the Special Donor Form at http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/special-donors/or to donate via PayPal

Check out our BRAND NEW “Monitors’ Rewards Program” designed to thank our monitors and encourage new monitors to join us! If you have any questions about becoming a monitor, or about the new program, please contact Alice O’Brien at alicemob@yahoo.com or call her at 724-864-0865.

Monitor Schedule now on the web http://www.greensburgartcenter.org/GAC/ pulldown menu under “Welcome”

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT – Renie Pollock

  • UPCOMING VOTE ON BYLAWS – This was announced at our May general membership meeting, but for those of you who do not normally attend our general meeting, you should consider doing so as we are voting on an amendment to our bylaws which will add a non-voting position to our Executive Board – Corresponding Secretary who will handle thank you letters and general correspondence. Also, we are asking to include 1 more Member-at-Large as a voting member of the Executive Board to increase representation of the general membership. The meeting is scheduled for Monday June 13 at 7 pm.
  • SHED ORGANIZATION DAY FRIDAY JUNE 10, 10 AM – ??? – If any members LO-O-OVE to organize things, we have the perfect job for you. Over the winter and spring, items have been basically just dropped randomly in our new shed and now is the time to create order from chaos. We would love to have your help.
  • CLAIRE HARDY – WCCC STUDENT EXHIBIT – It was a real pleasure at the May 14 reception to meet the artist behind the dynamic colorful landscapes and millscapes gracing the Rowe Gallery walls as well as some future members of the art community, students at WCCC, who are showing in the classroom gallery.  It’s always stimulating to see all the variations in which art is manifested.
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF MEMBERSHIP – Kudos to the Facilities Committee which is busily making plans for future projects to enhance our summer activities beginning with getting our windows scraped of peeling paint, caulking, and reprinting (thanks to Pat Majcher, our unofficial member of Facilities for getting such a good price for this), installing a permanent awning over our deck alcove (thank you Joe Schildkamp for getting this underway), and to John Bixler for handling the electrical work inside the center, at the triangle of land by the Sunoco station (to light our new sign that Joe Schildkamp has designed), and installing the wiring and lighting in our new shed. Recently, Bob Majcher and Bill Kiren have joined the ranks as adjunct members of the Facilities Committee on an “as needed” basis to supplement our regular crew (mentioned above) and Ed Gross and Don Pollock. THANK YOU – ALL OF YOU!!!
  • WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR INCREDIBLE DONORS WHO CONTINUE TO ALLOW US TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY WITH OUR GAC EVENTS – Anonymous Donor who provided matching funds for new lightweight 6′ classroom tables; sponsors for our upcoming juried exhibit “Rhythms” –  Ross Pollock $1,000 for invitations, prospectuses, brochures, 2 Honorable Mentions and misc. expenses (which will be matched with an additional $1,000 by his employer Verizon Wireless which will be applied to our Capital Fund); prize monies as follows: Don, Renie, and Carol Pollock $500 for Best of Show, Kay Rowe $300 for Award of Distinction, Davis & Davis Law Firm in Uniontown $200 for First Prize, Nancy Dalverny $150 for Second Prize, Anonymous  $100 for Third Prize, Nadine Reposky $50 for Honorable Mention; Bob Majcher – $440 for music, Rebecca Gardner $200 for music.
  • GLORIA GONZALEZ APPOINTED AS MEMBER AT LARGE TO EXECUTIVE BOARD – After years of involvement in many areas of volunteerism for GAC, Gloria has shown her love for the center and the Executive Board has designated her as a true representative voice for the membership. Welcome aboard, Gloria!
  • NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED TO EXPLORE OFFICERS FOR UPCOMING 2 YEAR TERM BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2017.  If you have any interest in being considered for any of the Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large or on the Search Committee for these positions for the upcoming election, please inform any member of the current Board. The slate will need to be announced in October 2016.
  • STANDING COMMITTEES IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS – If you have even a little bit of time and can help sporadically, we could use some new faces for these committees – Gallery (extra hands to install exhibits, do mailings, handle receiving and pickup,  set up for openings, and refreshments), Facilities (climb ladders, paint, patch, caulk, odd jobs), Marketing (help with publicity, Facebook and Twitter input), plus there are times that I’m sure our dedicated webmaster Bonnie Hoffman could stand some help with that when she needs a break.

 

Newsletter Submissions – Bonnie Hoffman- newsletter@greensburgartclub.org or hoffman.bonnie@comcast.net

Lost your copy of the Newsletter, no worries! The latest version is always available on the web at www.greensburgartcenter.org

 

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

  • Open Studio Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Open studio sessions Wednesday Night Painters evenings, 7:00 PM $4.00
  • Oil Painting Studio Saturday afternoons with Jerry Scorpion. 1-4 pm $ 12.50
  • Ongoing – Open Studio – Learn What Makes a Good Oil Painting – with Jackie Moreno Tuesdays, 1-4pm before Sept 22, and after Oct 27 $14 with instruction, $4 without.
  • Knitting Group Call Betsy Orr (724-837-1360) for details**
  • Open Studio: “Paint a Masterpiece” with Nina Stahlberg, on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 1:00 offers a wide variety of painting opportunities in oil, acrylic, or pastel. This accomplished artist will guide all participants, from beginners to advanced painters of all ages. The only requirement is a desire to learn to paint. $18.50 per session.
    New Project starting May 3. Anyone interested… or questions?
    please contact Rose Hasiting at pntmywrld@hotmail.com
  • Tuesday evening Decorative Tole Classes with Rose Hastings ongoing except for bad weather or illness. 6pm-9pm.
  • FIGURE/PORTRAIT SESSIONS, 3rd Thur, 10AM – 1PM, $10.00
  • Clay Play Open Studio starts Monday, March 9, Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm till Thanksgiving.Questions: email Renie Pollock at reniepollock@gmail.com
  • Clay Studio Rental: We are pleased to see an increase in interest in using the clay studio. In order to accommodate all interested members and prevent any conflicts among renters and future clay classes, ALL PARTIES must schedule their time on the calendar in the classroom and pay their rent at least 24 hours in advance . There will be no increase in the rental fee at this time, but Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. I will be reconciling these payments when I reconcile sales. Please have a monitor fill out a sales slip with your payment for my records. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Jackie Moreno

 

 

 

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