2024 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRESS RELEASE

2024 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRESS RELEASE

By: Carrie Heath, June 3 2024
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is thrilled to announce that Stacy Kelley will be returning for this summer’s artist-in-residency, but will be offering classes for adults this time. “Learning to See Like an Artist: Building Your Visual Language Toolbox” is for adults who would like to improve their drawing skills. Accurate drawing skills are a core essential to communicating visually. For this 5-day residency students will focus on observing from life and learn how to transfer what they see in 3 dimensions to a 2-dimensional surface. They will be exposed to techniques employed by old master artists to create successful representational drawings.

Stacy explains, “Drawing is the art of form. In this class, participants will learn tips and tricks to make their art journey even more rewarding. They will learn about simple tools (and some more advanced tech tools) artists use to arrive at pleasing compositions, get correct proportions, and render convincing 3D forms on 2D surfaces. They will learn about controlling a chosen medium, achieving realistic single tone renderings, and how these renderings will support the realistic feel of full color works.” Students will have the opportunity to evaluate and display their work.

Stacy Kelley is a teaching artist with the Northern Tier Partners for the Arts. Stacy provided one of the most sought-after items in our recent art auction fundraiser, an oil
painting still life of roses called “Forever Valentine.” Rewarding art experiences all throughout her school years eventually led Stacy to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Her love of drawing, and interests in communication, design, and psychology have inspired her through the years.

Classes will be held on 5 consecutive Wednesdays, starting June 26 through July 24 (July 31 rain date) and will run from 11AM-4PM with a lunch break from 1- 2PM. All materials will be provided.

Registration is free and limited to 10 students. Students must be able to attend all five days, since the lessons build on each other. Interested students should pre-register with the director of the Gmeiner by either calling 570-724-1917 or emailing [email protected].

These classes are offered for free thanks to fundraising by Art's Friends and a grant from the Bradford County Regional Arts Council. “This project was made possible
through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education
Partner in this region is Northern Tier Partners for the Arts (NTP4Arts). NTP4Arts supports Arts in Education Residency programs in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming,
Sullivan, and Tioga counties. NTP4Arts’ Arts in Education Residency Program strives to provide intensive on-going arts experiences that affirm the creative potential of each
person, enhance technical knowledge and ability, inspire creativity, stimulate the expression of personal vision, and applaud excellence.”

Call for Entries!  Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center 2024 Regional Photography Exhibit  “Captured Moments”

Call for Entries! Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center 2024 Regional Photography Exhibit “Captured Moments”

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center announces our 2024 Regional Photography Exhibit to be held June 14 through July 7, 2024. Any photographer located within 150 miles of our location is invited to apply!

The deadline for entry submissions is May 31, 2024.

The Gmeiner is a large, free public art gallery located in beautiful downtown Wellsboro at 134 Main Street. We are committed to showcasing local emerging and established artists.

Calendar:
Entries begin: Monday, May 7, 2024
Deadline for entries: Friday, May 31 at midnight
Notification of acceptance: Friday, June 7
Delivery of accepted work: Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 from 12-6 PM.
Exhibit dates: Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 7.
Reception date: Friday, June 14 from 6-8 PM
Pick up dates for unsold works: Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 from 12-6 PM

Eligibility:

  • Artists living within a 150-mile radius of 134 Main Street, Wellsboro
  • Age 18+
  • Must be original work (no AI) completed within the last five years
  • Artists may submit up to 3 works
  • Artwork cannot have been displayed previously at the Gmeiner
  • Work cannot exceed 48” in any direction
  • Work submitted must be available to be on display for the entire length of the exhibit
  • No substitutions allowed
  • Accepted work must be professionally finished and installation ready – either framed or gallery wrapped – with secure wiringThe Gmeiner reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly prepared, is not
    of acceptable quality, differs significantly from the images submitted, or is not original.
    Fees will NOT be refunded for work that is not accepted.

Submissions:

  •  To submit entries, send an email to: [email protected]
  • The following information is required for each submitted piece:
    o Title
    o Date completed
    o Dimensions
    o Price (or NFS)
    o A JPEG file of the photograph
  • A short description (less than 200 words) of the work is optional
  • Each submitted work must have a digital photo that shows the whole piece
  • Up to 3 original works may be submitted per artist

Images should accurately represent the work. Poor quality images are more likely to be
eliminated.

Image Files:

  • Files must be under 3 MB each
  • Only files saved in JPEG format will be accepted
  • Suggested minimum file size – 72 dpi, 1,000 x 1,000 pixels (no less than 480 pixels)
  • Image files MUST be named in the following format:
    o Last Name
    o Entry #
    o Title of work
  • Use underscores between parts of file name, not commas or spaces
  • Examples:  Heath_1_Dragon.jpg or Powell_2_ElliotNessFest.jpg

Image files submitted for the jurying process may also be used for publicity purposes prior to and during the exhibit. The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center may photograph, digitally distribute or reproduce the entries for educational, cataloguing, and publicity purposes.

Fees:

  • $15 per entry, up to 3 entries (non-refundable)
  • Fees may be paid by bringing or mailing cash or a check made out to: The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Fees may also be paid for using a credit card or mobile app in person at the Gmeiner or by calling 570-724-1917 during our normal business hours.
  • Entries are not considered complete until the fee is received

Insurance:
The Gmeiner does NOT insure exhibits. Art is displayed at the artist’s risk. Artists are encouraged to speak with their insurance company about a rider if coverage is desired.
Please keep this in mind when deciding whether to submit your work for the exhibit.

Selection:

  • The independent juror will select the works of art to be included in the exhibit, as well as choose the award winners, based on their merits.
  • Not all works submitted to the jurying process will be selected.
  • Fees will not be refunded for works that are not selected.

Artists will be notified if their works have been selected by Friday, June 7.

Delivery of Artwork:

  • Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their artwork.
  • Artwork accepted into the exhibit must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 from 12-6 PM.
  • The artist may have another person deliver their work for them.
  • We do not accept artwork by mail, nor do we have storage room for packing materials.
  • Pickup of any unsold artwork will be on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 from 12-6 PM

Sales:

  • Artwork does not have to be available for sale to be included in the exhibit. Please mark such pieces as “NFS.”
  • Keep in mind the cost of materials (including framing), your time, and the Gmeiner’s commission when pricing your work.
  • The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center will handle all sales of artwork in the exhibit, including collecting PA sales tax (6%).
  • It is the responsibility of the artist to pay any tax owed.
  • The Gmeiner charges a 20% commission on all art work sold during an exhibit.
  • Artists whose work sells during the exhibit will receive a check within 3 weeks of the end date of the exhibit.
  • Although we encourage guests who purchase art work to leave it up until the end of the exhibit, because we are a tourist location, that is not always possible.
  • The Gmeiner does not ship purchased artwork.

Any questions, please contact Carrie Heath, the director of the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917 or [email protected]

CALL FOR STUDENT ARTISTS FOR EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

CALL FOR STUDENT ARTISTS FOR EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

By: Carrie Heath, February 17, 2024
Attention Student Artists! Start getting your pieces ready! The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center will be hosting the annual student art exhibit again this March in the Main Gallery. It is open to any student in grades 7-12 in eastern Potter county, all of Tioga County, and western Bradford County in public, private or homeschool. Each student
may submit two pieces. Artwork must be original. Copies of published works or anyone else’s art are not acceptable. Two-dimensional pieces need to either be framed or
mounted on a board/construction paper. The maximum size for 2-dimensional work is 36 inches in any direction. Sculptural and ceramic work must fit through a 6’x8’ doorway and weigh less than 70 pounds. Digital work is a possibility. Please contact the director to discuss.

There is an entry form that must be filled out for each piece in the exhibit. Forms can be completed ahead of time by requesting one from the director, or when the work is
dropped off. Artwork must be hand-delivered to and picked up from the Gmeiner at 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Students, their families, or teachers can drop off
work at the Gmeiner between the hours of 12-6PM on Friday, March 1st or from 3-6PM on Monday, March 4th.

We ask that our young artists do not submit works that are incomplete, still wet, broken, etc.

The exhibit will open on Saturday, March 10th with a reception from 2-4PM to celebrate all of the students’ work. There will be light refreshments available for attendees. Student artists and their families are encouraged to attend! The exhibit will then be open to the public during the Gmeiner’s normal operating hours of 12-6PM every day but Monday until the last day of the exhibit, March 30th. Students and teachers will be able to pick up artwork on Monday, April 1st from 12-6PM and Tuesday, April 2nd from 3-6PM.

For more details or any questions, please contact Carrie Heath, the Director of the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917 or [email protected]. More information
can be found on our website as well: https://gmeinerartculturalcenter.org/

CALL FOR WOODWORKERS FOR EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

CALL FOR WOODWORKERS FOR EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

By: Carrie Heath, February 17, 2024

Local woodworkers – would you like the chance to exhibit your work in a beautiful gallery environment? The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center will host a woodworking exhibit again this April in the Main Gallery. It is open to any adult woodworker who resides within 150 miles of the Gmeiner. Artists must apply with the director for acceptance into the show by sending their name, age, contact information, a general description of the items that will be on display, and at least one photo of the artist’s work that will be included in the exhibit. Woodworking artists must contact the director by Tuesday, March 12 th at 6PM to reserve a space in the show. For complete details on how to enter, please see our website at: https://gmeinerartculturalcenter.org/

Artists will be notified of their acceptance into the exhibit by Tuesday, March 19 th at 6PM.

Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are acceptable. They must be at least 50% wood. Pieces must have been completed in the last 5 years
(created after April 1, 2019). Work previously exhibited at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is not eligible for this display. Each artist who is accepted into the exhibit will be
given a space of 4’ x 4’ by 12’ high to display their work. If the woodworker makes larger work such as furniture or large sculptures, please contact the director at 570-724-1917 or [email protected] to discuss how much space is needed.

ART’S FRIENDS AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE GMEINER

ART’S FRIENDS AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE GMEINER

By: Carrie Heath, January 9, 2024
ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS! Since last year’s auction to benefit the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center was such a success, Art’s Friends have decided to
make this an annual event. In order to have an auction, though, we need your art! If you are an artist OR if you have artwork in your home collection that you no longer need, we
would love to have it! We are accepting all forms of art – photographs, drawings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber arts, ceramics, quilts, handmade jewelry, glass
pieces, scratchboard, pastels, fine woodworking, etc.

If you have a new or old item in good condition to donate, please reach out to the Art’s Friends auction committee at [email protected] or (856) 371-5112or Carrie
Heath, the director of the Gmeiner. We will have official drop off days on Tuesday, March 26 th from 4-6 PM and Wednesday, March 27 th from 12-6PM. However, we can
accept artwork from now until March 27 th . Donors will be required to fill out a donation form. The Gmeiner is a 501c3 organization, so donations are tax deductible, but the
Gmeiner cannot provide an estimate of value. The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the
Green Free Library. For further information contact Carrie at 570-724-1917 or [email protected].

The wonderful folks at Jelliff’s Auction Group are kindly donating their services again this year to provide a platform for the auction. To kick off the month-long online auction,
the donated art will be in display in the Main Gallery of the Gmeiner from 12-6PM on Saturday, April 6 th and Sunday, April 7 th . Members of Art’s Friends will be available to
help guests learn how to use the online auction system. The auction will conclude on Wednesday, May 1 st .

With the many wonderful art pieces that were donated last year by members of clubs that meet at the Gmeiner, area artists, former exhibitors, and local art owners, Art’s
Friends exceeded their goal of covering the Gmeiner’s expenses for a summer art camp for kids. We were able to also sponsor art classes, purchase art supplies for art
takeaway packets for children, and provide iPads to allow the Gmeiner to offer digital art classes. Art’s Friends are hoping to continue raising lots of funds to support all the great
programs for the community at the Gmeiner. Your donation will help us make this year’s auction a great success!

Foundation Announces 2024 Competitive Grant Rounds

Community Giving Foundation is pleased to announce 2024 competitive grant rounds are now open. Grant rounds include opportunities through Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Selinsgrove, and Sunbury affiliate foundations. The process opens January 2nd and closes February 29th.

To be eligible to receive a grant, an organization must hold a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be a governmental organization. All grants must benefit the residents and communities within the defined service areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply. If your organization is physically located outside of the service area, you may still apply if you will be serving residents within the service area. Visit csgiving.org/grants for more information.

Grant applications will be completed and submitted through a web-based program. To access the application process, select “Grant Site Login” here. Additional information regarding grant guidelines and service areas are also available. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024.

If you have questions regarding the grant process, please contact Karri Harter, Grant and Scholarship Administrator, at [email protected] or 570-752-3930 ext. 6.