Laceyville Pop Up Art Gallery
This was Laceyville’s first Pop Up Art Gallery. This exciting event brought emerging and seasoned artist into the foreground.
Artist like Melissa Jennings
Melissa is an abstract minimalist painter. Her peaceful approach to her art is insightful, and allows you to focus on what is necessary. Her painting style is made possible by using all natural pigments that inspire the natural beauty. Melissa’s works can be found here, and via Kitson Arts Alliance.
Graffiti Artist, Kim Diarra,
Kim’s art form is one I have respected through time. To see and appreciate his talent up close was a special treat. Kim’s visit to France, gave him perspective on the form and inspired him to continue. Kim pieces are available in a variety of sizes. He can be reach via Melissa Jennings Medicine Art.
Oil Painter, LP (“Rip”) Howard III ,
Rip has been an oil landscape, and nature en plein aire, painter for the about 35 years. He prefers rural landscapes and the challenges they bring. More information about Rip and his works can be found on the Kitson Arts Alliance web page.
Pencil and Pen artist, Mary Bendock,
Mary has been an active artist for 30 years or more. Having retired recently and many years of raising a family, she is putting her hat back in the ring. We welcome her and look forward to the many new works!!
Musician Group, Tim Young and Friends,
Tim, Robert and Jim have been a local favorite for numerous years. Their instrumental versatility can be caught at many local venues. Including, Meat Hook Barbecue, Sky Haven Festival and many other festivals through out the area. A wonderful addition to any event. For information and up coming performances contact Timyoung7846@yahoo.com.
Wood worker, Mel Crouse,
Mel has enjoyed designing hand turned, custom pens, pencils and accessories at his Riverside studio for about 10 years. These quality and beautifully made, from exotic woods, would make a great gift for your favorite person. For more information about availability of products contact Mel at Riversidepens@gmail.com .
Pen and Ink Collage Artist, Billy Brandenburg,
Billy’s unique style immediately captures your attention. His attention to detail is a fest for the eyes. Worth a visit. You can reach Billy, here: Inspired Slacker Artworks.
I’d Like to Thank “The Wiser Choice Restaurant” in Laceyville for the wonderful food platters and sandwiches! For a taste of great food and great service stop by or call ahead.
Stay Tuned for more to come…
The Feeling of Community
The rain continued as well, as the flow of people. The community decide that a little bit of rain was not going to ruin their parade of local talents.
Like Watercolor Artist Frank Wengen,
Frank is one of our region Northeastern Pennsylvania artist. His has the ability to capture the peaceful feeling that comes alive in our area. You can purchase Frank’s originals at esty . Catch up with him on facebook, or pinterest. He is an active member of the Kitson Art Alliance as well.
Al Wayman owner of Creek Road Pottery was a delight to have at this Pop Up Gallery.
Al’s functional crafted works are wonderfully textured. His use of color and style, not only create memorable pieces of art, but they are highly resilient for everyday use. You can find more of his available pieces on esty, facebook, instagram, and pinterest.
Trades of Hope partners with different rural artisan groups from around the world. They work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy. Kelly represents the core ethics of this organization and we were proud to have her on board.
JT Maxwell, is a multi-instrumentalist. He’s a singer, song writer, producer and engineer of his own material.
JT was a delightful addition to Pop Up Art Gallery. His smooth vocal style and instrumental versatility, is a defendant crowd-pleaser. More information about JT Maxwell and his schedule can be found on facebook, reverbnation, and twitter.
Sue Palackas is a contemporary acrylics and watercolor painter.
She has exhibited at the EMCA Gallery and the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and the Community Cup Coffee & Tea House (“The Cup”) in Towanda. Sue is a member of the Kitson Art Alliance. Her use of color is what draws you into the images she creates.
Hang with me. There are several more creative souls to come…
Laceyville Pop Up Art Gallery, Artists
Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building Comes Alive
With a little elbow grease, leg cramps, thrown out backs, spit and shine the Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building came alive. Her walls were lined with canvases, frames metal works, wood works and pottery. Her core was alive with music and the chatter of community. It was a good day for the town of Laceyville.
When you walked through the door of the Thrift and Vintage store front, Dan and Grace from Kitson Arts Alliance greeted you. Their warm smiles welcomed you in and gave you insight into some of the local artist participating in the Pop Up Gallery. Creative souls like Jayne Stevens, owner of Jayne’s Paper Craft and Photography,
Sonji celebrates and is inspired with the natural world around us. Her beautiful connections with the environment are revealed within her works. Each piece is unique and worth the purchase. You can find Sonji at her main site The Farm at Johnson Pond, facebook and Kitson Art Alliance.
Musician, Singer, Song writer, Gary Carl,
Gary is a five-time Platinum Award Winner Musician and Singer, 2012-2017. His ability to alternate numerous instruments and vocals, makes him an exciting addition to any event. His latest album “Off The Grid” is worth a listen. More information about Gary and his schedule can be found at ReverbNation, Gary Carl, facebook, or Kitson Art Alliance.
Kristal has a diverse portfolio, from metal, to wood works. Her ability to take every day objects and turn them into unique visions, can bring a smile of delight. Kristal can be found at Recycled Metal Garden Art, Ladyscroller.com and The Woodworking Lady.
Fabric Art Embroiderer by Donna Button,
Donna is one of our favorite embroidery artist. Her elegant craftsmanship was beautifully displayed at our Pop Up Art Gallery. To better understand the historic value of Embroidery visit Needlework through History. You may contact Donna through, Ladyscroller.com
More Artist to come…, stay tuned.
Well, we did it! Laceyville had it’s first Pop Up Art Gallery and I was just ecstatic to be apart of it! Before we get into the details, I wanted to thank those who help lay the foundation for the event. Doug and Terry owners of the Laceyville Thrift and Vintage Building. Thank you for working with me and allowing us to use your store front. The store front is available to rent or lease, so give Doug or Terry a call at 570-721-2796.
I’m grateful to Jeanne and Tony, owners of the Laceyville Hardware and Floor Covering. I was in and out of their store on a regular basis. They and their staff are very knowledgeable about helping you get the job done. We worked together on ideas about developing a wall hanging system (within budget), we enjoyed great conversation and customer service. Read more about their new entrepreneur adventure here.
My partner, David, for his patience and support regarding some of my wild hair ideas. Helping me paint the walls in record time (He’s much faster, when it comes to painting indoors walls, than I am). To Diane (for loaning Laceyville’s best floor laying spouse, Dean). Dean, thank you, for your time and ladder skills. I couldn’t have done it without you, sorry about the leg cramps.
Thank you to Joe, owner of Lech’s Pharmacy and his staff, for their patience, community outreach and allowing my patrons to drop off the originals for pick up. Like all the businesses in Laceyville, it’s about community.
Dan, Grace and Patrick of Kitson Arts Alliance, thank you for chipping in and spreading the word within the art community. I look forward to working with you in the future.
I would love to thank my patrons and the community of Laceyville for spreading the word, coming out on such a wet day and helping to make it a success.
It’s articles like this one, A Brief Rundown of the Three Services, by NICK SPREITZER Software Engineer out of Austin, Texas, that give me hope. It’s not an easy task, so I keep fishing for the right arena.
Like most artist, I’m always looking for another revenue stream. Whether it’s selling my art locally, at festivals, in stores or on line. It can be a challenge, because of the inconsistencies of this business.
(I can’t remember when I didn’t have a full or part time job to support my full time art habit. O.k., part of it’s I’m a workaholic and I’ve become comfortable with the little things, like, a roof over my head, shoes on my feet and heat in the winter,…oh yes, and food.)
Getting back on track. Creative thinkers are always thinking. Another words, artist are a group of people who are always working. (Don’t know where this “artists are lazy” idea comes from in our past society, I’ve never known one of those.)
Basically, I’m on RedBubble as well. The article by Nick is worth a read.
by Theresa Hubbard, Associate Director, Program Operations at Fractured Atlas
This a great organization that offers many insights to the business of art,
full article here
Description: The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Grant. Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $10,100 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. The Grant is made to an individual photographer; project proposals that involve multiple content producers will not be accepted — unless you also submit a motion piece with your still images. You must be the primary creator on motion pieces but may have produced the piece with a small support team.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Groundwork is accepting applications for its interdisciplinary professional development retreat.
Description: A transdisciplinary, professional development retreat, GROUNDWORK offers a weekend-long venture for a curated group of cross-disciplinary minds. In celebration of process as product, six individuals workshop projects in their nascent phases, utilizing their housemates as active participants and broadening the scope of their research and development.
GROUNDWORK is seeking applicants for GWVI and GWVII:
- GWVI will be in Claryville, NY, February 16–18, 2018. Prospective applicants should announce their interest to email@example.com as soon as possible.
- GWVII will be in Maine (exact location TBD) April 6–8, 2018. Application instructions are listed on the website and due 2/20/18.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: ASAP (GWVI) and February 20, 2018
Description: The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s (CAC) commitment to supporting arts service organizations reflective of California’s diverse populations. SRN provides general operating grants for arts service organizations’ networks with regional or statewide reach.
Geographic Focus: California
Deadline: February 7, 2018
Description: This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4–12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
Two fellowships are awarded annually to Native American Visual Artists who demonstrate:
- Strong artistic ability
- An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development
- A practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:
- Are designed and implemented by women and girls
- Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
- Promote building community power
- Have limited financial access
Organizational budget should not exceed $75,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: Since 1992, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each summer, approximately 60–100 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY site. Participants spend five weeks in an intense collaborative creative environment. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world; to forge relationships with artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; to develop networks of US and international professional contacts; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.”
Geographic Focus: National and International
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Description: 1888 + Yefe Nofare pleased to announce the California Writing Residency. California writers from the coast and valleys to the forests and deserts are invited to apply for three two-week residencies in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead where the creative environment will nurture your craft and help carry on the tradition of the California voice.
Geographic Focus: California
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Ever thought, that you’re about to be in over your head? Yet, you take the dive anyway? That’s how I felt with my first paint and sip. Leaning on good old Google to get me through.
There are tons and I do me tons of articles available. I found that they can only suggest certain things, such as ” how to throw a canvas paint party ” or ” supplies need for paint and sip “. Which help propel you in the right direction.
For your first paint and sip to be truly successful,…
continued: The Nuts and Bolts of a Paint and Sip
First and foremost, The Laceyville Business Association’s* VP, Dawn, was a joy to work with. She made sure I had want I need and the support for setup and clean up. (*I really didn’t know what to expect. This was my first so, I thought there would be more hitches. Dawn and I tried to plan ahead as much as possible. I felt very fortunate that it went over as well as it did)
We had thirteen r.s.v.p. and fourteen showed. I’d planned for the possibility of extras. So that helped.
We had a mixture of both genders, along with one or two parents present. (We worked it out, that it wasn’t a babysitting service and, children under the age of eight needed to be accompanied by an adult.)
Besides it being a fun experience for me. I also noticed, the bonding experience the child and parent were having. In a world that has the need to move at the speed of light, time slowed for just a couple of hours. It was just parent and child slowing the holiday crunch. I observed how, like having dinner at a cozy restaurant, all that matter was the conversation between family.
Would I do this again. Yes.