OPENING RECEPTION FOR CLAIRA HEITZENRATER

 Claira talking to LHU Art professor, Raymond Heffner, while people enjoy the exhibit.

Claira talking to LHU Art professor, Raymond Heffner, while people enjoy the exhibit.

 Claira, left, and Carol, CCAC president to her right. Both received degrees from Edinboro University of PA, and enjoyed sharing memories of making art on campus.

Claira, left, and Carol, CCAC president to her right. Both received degrees from Edinboro University of PA, and enjoyed sharing memories of making art on campus.

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 Claira’s exhibit will be in the gallery until October 6, 2018

Claira’s exhibit will be in the gallery until October 6, 2018

MORE DESCRIPTIONS OF FRIDAY'S OPENING RECEPTION AWARD RESULTS!

Judges commentary:

The entire group of artworks were felt to have executed the theme very well, and used the recycled or repurposed materials in a very creative way. Jim Bright gave his congratulations to all the participants.

His comments for the winners were as follows:

1st place -  PRESENCE! This piece takes over any room that it is in.  It has great way of making the viewer smile, and has a great sense of wonder.

2nd place - PERSONALITY! Outstanding use of materials, with a great contrast of theft fabric and the industrial support.  The subjects are beautifully handled, especially the contours, sewing and edges. Very skillful and playful.

3rd place - The marriage of materials is wonderful! The "handle" appears as part of the form.  This is great mystery about this piece. "I would enjoy living with this work"

4th place- This sculptural wall piece creates great movement... Its subjects use their gaze to move the viewer's eye straight, left, down and back into the work.  It leans out to great us!

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the glass of artist Jessi Moore

the works of artist, Jessi Moore, fill the Station Gallery with the unique use of glass in her chosen medium...using Pate de Verre.  Her Sky and Sea works seem lighter-than-air with the texture of sugar, creating contemporary forms in beautiful soft colors.  Make sure you visit the gallery before the show exits on April 7th.

(photos courtesy Steve Getz)

 artist Jessi Moore at the Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA

artist Jessi Moore at the Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA

 by Jessi Moore

by Jessi Moore

Check out other info. online on this method at:

https://www.cmog.org/video/p-te-de-verre

and about her work as a museum glassmaker:

https://blog.cmog.org/2014/11/20/meet-a-museum-glassmaker-jessi-moore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-a-museum-glassmaker-jessi-moore 

Station Gallery will be closed from January 8 - January 31 and don't forget to renew your membership for 2018!

The gallery will be open until January 7th, when artists who are exhibiting in the Holiday Show will come in to remove their artwork.

We will not have regular hours during the remainder of January so we can clean up the gallery and make any repairs,...plus it allows all of you to keep warm and toasty in your homes!

  • Don't forget to renew your membership for 2018, if you have not done so.
  • WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

We have tons of fresh ideas for events, learning about the arts and fabulous new exhibits coming up for 2018.  Be sure to check the website for the new calendar, which should be coming soon.

Our first exhibit for 2018 will be opening on February 16, 2018, and will be works from the Lock Haven University permanent collection and student art representing their creative spark from this past season.  We are honored to have this collaboration with faculty and students kick off our next year of artistic inspiration and excitement!

SHUTTERFLIES 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

Shutterflies 2017 was very successful and a super creative outlet for our Clinton County students! We have attached a handful of images showing them in action.

Many of them completed some excellent final works, using our technology and even used their own cellphones. They also completed a lesson in cyanotypes one day, which gave them a deeper knowledge of the photographic process.

Our Instructors this year were two recent Lycoming College grads who are heading off to grad school in California – Emma Daniels as our lead instructor, assisted by Samantha Cutrona. 

Thank you all again!  The students were so enthusiastic and we know that they are anxious to continue their photographic endeavors!

Thanks to our generous sponsor, Woodlands Bank!

2017 Shutterflies at the Station Gallery
Shutterflies 2017 exhibit works to parents & friends
 left to right:  Rich Wykoff/board member & Shutterflies volunteer, Sami Cutrona/Assistant Instructor, Emma Daniels/Lead Instructor, Carol Ann Simon Cillo/ CCAC President

left to right:  Rich Wykoff/board member & Shutterflies volunteer, Sami Cutrona/Assistant Instructor, Emma Daniels/Lead Instructor, Carol Ann Simon Cillo/ CCAC President

2017 Shutterflies

Winners of the Juried Regional Photo Show 2017

Thanks to all who contributed to making this year's photo show a success: the photographers who entered the show, Linda and Robert Hale who judged, Peg Johnston and Fred Bucheit who helped hang the exhibit, and Fred again who took photos at the opening.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Brigandi, Gleghorn and Associates for the 2017 Juried Regional Photo Exhibit.  They have graciously sponsored this award since 2012.

Judy and Stuart Olinsky also sponsored an additional cash award for this exhibit. 

Best in ShowAngel of the Fold by Jeff Mathison

First PlaceSolitude Expired by Doug Bauman

2nd PlaceStreaming Reality by Doug Bauman

3rd Place: What Do You See? by Marilyn Willis

Honorable MentionRed and Tracks of my Tears by Chuck Fong

 

People's Choice Awards:

First Place: The Susquehanna by Sandy Considine

2nd Place: Loyalsock Legend by Bob Crain

3rd Place: The Gymnast by Chuck Fong

Winners of the CCAC/BEAL Combo Show!

A great night, full of art, friendly people and insightful commentary by our visiting judges!

Thanks to all who entered their artwork, hung the exhibit, provided refreshments and helped to clean up after the excitement was over.  It takes a lot of creativity and teamwork - and thank goodness, our community is full of both!

 Best in Show - Layers by John C. Bierly

Best in Show - Layers by John C. Bierly

 First Place - Sefl-Portrait by Bibi S. Brion

First Place - Sefl-Portrait by Bibi S. Brion

 Second Place - Quiet Cove by Patricia Neely

Second Place - Quiet Cove by Patricia Neely

 Third Place - Bouteille de raku jeu by Greg Renn

Third Place - Bouteille de raku jeu by Greg Renn

 Honorable Mention - Chink by Donna Britton

Honorable Mention - Chink by Donna Britton

 Honorable Mention - Icon by Ann Marie Furdock

Honorable Mention - Icon by Ann Marie Furdock

 Honorable Mention - Alayna by Samia Campbell

Honorable Mention - Alayna by Samia Campbell

 Honorable Mention - Thingvellir, Iceland 5 by Philip Huber

Honorable Mention - Thingvellir, Iceland 5 by Philip Huber

Station Gallery Features Trunk Show Days

Lock Haven’s Downtown shopping season officially starts on Saturday, December 3rd! And, so does an exciting new shopping opportunity! The Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery will hold special “Trunk Show Sales” featuring invited artists on weekends before the holidays. Our invited “Trunk-Show Artists” will be present during special hours for one day only.  This is a great time to meet the artist, get special insight into their work and shop the special items they will be bringing for that day.

 

Saturday, December 3 - Trunk show artist hours 11 AM – 4PM

Carol Ann Simon Cillo has recently completed her solo exhibit at the Pajama Factory, and currently is showing works at the Genetti Grille gallery in Williamsport.

She will be bringing hand-built works using organic shapes and highly textured or carved and painted surfaces. Ceramic wall-reliefs include contemporary forest landscapes, functional bowls & vessels with unique glaze combinations, and small canvases or ornaments, suitable for holiday gift giving.

 Forest Wall Relief / Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Forest Wall Relief / Carol Ann Simon Cillo

 

Sunday, December 4 - Trunk show artist hours 1 PM – 4PM

Deb Stabley is a nationally known ceramic artist whose functional works include whimsically decorated cups, vases, bowls & platters – usually showing elements from nature, like animals and plant life. Deb’s earthenware bowls and platters are hand-built and beautifully decorated with underglazes and glazes, perfect for gifts under the tree, or for use on your own holiday table this season.

 vases / Deb Stabley

vases / Deb Stabley

 

Saturday, December 10 - Trunk show artist hours 9PM – 4PM

Bruce Wallace is a photographer who finds beauty, humor and pathos, wherever he points his lens, whether in the Great Smoky Mountains, the beaches and mangroves of Sanibel Island, the streets of New York, Philadelphia or Atlanta, or his adopted home of north central Pennsylvania. Bruce’s primary interests are landscape and street photography and environmental portraiture.

 Memory #3 / Bruce Wallace

Memory #3 / Bruce Wallace

 

Check weekly for additional featured artists!

The Station Gallery’s regular hours will be available to shop the Member’s Show

from November 25th to January 8th. 

So be sure to visit the Station Gallery to browse & shop!

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The Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery is a Non-profit Organization.

A portion of all sales goes towards the programs and continued operation of the gallery.

New Newsletter Format Coming in October!

CCAC members, friends and supporters – beginning next month the CCAC’s monthly newsletter, “The Whistle,” and other communications, will be streamlined into a user-friendly, intuitive and interactive email format, where links to more information will be embedded directly inside the beautiful emails!

You’re going to love the new system and we’re really excited about the potential it has to bring our members closer and help us learn about what you want from the CCAC. Not to mention the flexibility! You’ll be able to instantly view the CCAC’s newsletters, event announcements and feature articles from your desktop, laptop or mobile phone.

We want to make sure you can read them! Here are a few ways you can make sure they make it to your inbox:

1. Add the CCAC's email address – ccacgallery@gmail.com - to your email contact list! Here are links for different email service providers, if you need help learning how: Yahoo! - Gmail - Hotmail - Comcast - Verizon
2. Gmail users – consider changing your inbox settings and trade in the “Promotions” and “Social” tabs for a simple, easy-to-use inbox by following these instructions. You can also train Gmail: if a CCAC email goes into the “Promotions” tab, manually drag it to the “Primary” inbox tab, so that Gmail learns that the CCAC’s emails are important to you.
Email ccacgallery@gmail.com if you need any technical assistance in this process, or if
you feel you may not be receiving updates after October 1.

Follow Up: Music Inspired Exhibit

The CCAC’s first ever Music-Inspired Juried Exhibit opened on Friday, August 12.  The exhibit, designed to correspond with the inaugural Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main Street Festival that took place August 19 and 20, features artwork about and inspired by music, musicians and music lovers. The juried show was open to all artists and all media – and it is a diverse and eclectic selection showcasing the broad talents of the regional art community!

Local musician Mary Renzelman served as judge for this inaugural juried exhibit at The Station Gallery. Ribbons were awarded to placed winners at the opening reception on Friday, August 12.

Best of Show:
"Singing the Blues" by Marilyn Seeling

First Place:
"Voice of the Blues" by Karl Eric Letizel

Second Place:
"The Piano Player" by Joe Bitner

Third Place:
"Warm Up" by Theresa Crowley Spitler

Honorable Mention:
"Come Join The Dance" by Marilyn Willis

Honorable Mention:
"Bob Marley" by Avary Gunsallus

CCAC Seeks Volunteers

Looking for a way to get involved in the community? Interested in using your skills to help a nonprofit working to provide cultural opportunities to rural Clinton County? Want to help keep us organized, efficient and effective? Consider volunteering.

Tell us what your interests are and how you might be able to help. We’d love to see you all more! Whether you have a background in finance, and want to help us fundraise or with sales, or you are interested in ensuring we continue to host lively, well-received opening receptions and form a Hospitality Committee, plan trips and events, host workshops or classes, etc... The possibilities are limitless. Remember, while you help us, you help your community, and the arts, as a majority of CCAC offerings are free and all of them are open to the public.

Email ccacgallery@gmail.com with the subject “Volunteer,” call 570-748-0949 and leave your contact information or stop by The Station Gallery at 2 E. Bald Eagle St. Thursday or Friday from 1 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more.