Visual Arts

Discover the visual art talents in your community. Our galleries, museums and art spaces feature emerging and established artists and host special events regularly. Click any of the links below to learn more.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

Bloomsburg

 


Reception for: Alex Frew solo show

March 9th @ 5PM

The show runs from February 12th through March March 15th at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg.

The Exchange


Reception for: “Face Value”

April 5th @ 5PM

Show runs Monday, March 18th, through Friday, April 26th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. We will host the artists’ reception alongside Downtown Bloomsburg’s First Friday in April, the 5th

The Exchange

Storytelling for: “Face Value”

Tuesday, March 26th

Join us at The Exchange for an evening of music and stories from our friends and neighbors on the theme “Face Value”.


Reception for: “Art of the Roaring Creek Valley”

Friday, May 6th @ 5PM

The 80-square-mile Roaring Creek watershed lies in Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties; it includes the popular trails around the reservoirs in Weiser State Forest as well as the farm country surrounding Fisherdale, Mill Grove, Numidia, Slabtown — and Knoebels. Just as we had done in the “SITEexchange” show, we want to see your artwork, in any medium, that celebrates this lovely part of our region.

This show marks the first collaboration between The Exchange and the Roaring Creek Valley Conservation Association, which seeks to conserve the natural resources of the basin and its rich culture through watershed stewardship, education, and monitoring. Find out more at http://794f25b9-9bc7-4963-8d76-0bb38322ca05.filesusr.com/…
 
Show runs Monday, April 29th, through Friday, June 7th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. We will host the artists’ reception on Friday, the 3rd of May, alongside Downtown Bloomsburg’s First Friday; visit downtownbloomsburg.org/first-fridays for more information.

The Exchange


Reception for: “Train of Thought”

July 5th @ 5PM

Show runs Monday, June 10th, through Friday, July 19th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. We will host the artists’ reception on July’s First Friday, the 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Exchange


Reception for: “Looking Up”

September 6th @ 5PM

The show runs Tuesday, September 3rd, through Friday, October 11th, at the Exchange Gallery, 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg

The Exchange


 

Danville

 

March 7 – 30:
Pending, The Last Supper
Reception: TBA

March 31:
*Figure Session, 3-5pm

April 11 – May 4:
Stacey Piwinski
Reception: TBA

April 28:
*Figure Session, 3-5pm

May 16 – June 8:
TBA
Reception: TBA

May 26:
*Figure Session

*Seat reservations will become available for purchase on our website
the month they are scheduled.


Milton


 

Life Drawing
Thursdays, 6PM-8PM
2nd Floor Classroom | $10
Just show up! BYO Materials 

Embark Yoga with Dawn
Saturdays, 8AM
Third Floor Sanctuary | $15


Lewisburg

Artists & Artisans – A Cooperative Gallery

229 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837


 

Seeing Sound
January 17 – March 24
Campus 

Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837

You’ve never heard art like this. Seeing Sound is an expansive exhibition that explores the current trajectory of sound as a dynamic branch of contemporary art practice. These artworks take shape as kinetic sculpture, audio-video installation and visitor-responsive technologies that challenge conventions of what art can be.

Seeing Sound is a traveling exhibition curated by Barbara London, with the support of Research Assistant Kristen Clevenson and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). This exhibition and tour are supported, in part, by Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program and with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. Crozier Fine Arts is the Preferred Art Logistics Partner.


 

Kress Collection
January 17 – May 12
Campus 

Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837
The Samek Art Museum received 23 Renaissance and Medieval artworks from the Kress Foundation in 1961. Samuel H. Kress knew that many Americans would never have the chance to see paintings like the ones he had collected. The Samek is the only museum in the area to host this number of Renaissance artworks at no cost to the public.

 

Zoe Beloff: The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff
January 24 – May 12
Campus 

Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837
An installation that explores the intersection of the cinematic apparatus, industrial management, and modernism. A set recreates mid 20th century film studio designed to produce industrial films, here objects take on a life of their own, the camera refuses to stay hidden and everything goes wrong…

 

Eloquence
March 02 – May 19
Downtown 

416 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Artists Cai Jin and Shahzia Sikander eloquently express their unique and distinct identities, discussing their experiences and thoughts through their art. While using different mediums and methods, both artists effectively communicate their personal and social selves to their audiences.

 

Annual Student Art Exhibition
April 10 – May 12
Campus 

Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837
This exhibition features a diverse array of student artworks. Faculty from the Department of Art & Art History select noteworthy artworks created in their courses over the academic year and gather them together here in this fresh mix of ideas and forms.

 

Samek Distinguished Art Lecture Series:

Matthew Bogdanos

Monday, April 22, 2024 @ 6 p.m. 
Elaine Langone Center – 272 – Forum

701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837


 

Saturday, March 16, 1 – 4 p.m.
Art Barn Drive, East Buffalo Township, PA
This workshop is FREE and OPEN to anyone aged 9-14. There is limited space
please register at museum.bucknell.edu.
 
Unleash your creativity with printmaking! The Samek Art Museum is collaborating with the Department of Art & Art History at Bucknell University in a relief printmaking workshop. Join Printmaking Assistant Anissa Cavazos and us on March 16 to learn about relief printmaking and craft a unique print that truly reflects you! No previous art knowledge or skill is required.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m
Campus 

Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Come join the Samek Art Museum to celebrate the Annual Student Art Exhibition. View diverse student artwork selected by the Department of Art & Art History faculty created in their courses throughout the year. This event is hosted by SMAC (Samek Museum Art Club). 

 

Lewisburg Arts Festival

Saturday, April 27th

 

Williamsport

Dallas, PA

Floating Beauty examines historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in Edo Period Japan (1615 – 1858). This exhibition of woodblock prints and cultural objects presents the feminine ideal in literature, kabuki theatre, and poetry, giving insight into women’s lives in the social hierarchy of early modern Japan. This exhibition was organized from the collections of the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
College Misericordia

 

Poconos

30th Annual Student Exhibition

February 17 – March 29


 

30th Annual Student Exhibition

February 17 – March 29
Monroe County students grades K-12 share a work that represents their unique perspective.

Drop-off: Tuesday, February 13 from 1-6pm

Reception and Awards: Saturday, February 17 (Gr. K-4: 3-4pm / Gr. 5-8: 4-5pm / Gr. 9-12: 5-6pm)

Pick-up: Tuesday, April 2 from 1-6 pm

Student Prospectus →


Annual Members’ Exhibition

April 6 – May 24
Members only. Limit one piece per member.

Drop-off: Tuesday, April 2 from 1-6pm

Reception and Awards: Saturday, April 6 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, May 28 from 1-6pm


9th Annual Photographers Exhibition

June 1 – July 26
Film and digital photography.

Drop-off: Tuesday, May 28 from 1-6pm

Reception and Awards: Saturday, June 1 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6pm


Natural Light: Sun & Moon

July 3 – 30
Works that explore sunlight or moonlight. In partnership with our friends at Pocono Heritage Land Trust, this show takes place at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, 1539 Cherry Lane Rd., East Stroudsburg.

Drop-off at BCHC: Tuesday, July 2 from 11am-4pm

Reception at BCHC: Wednesday, July 3 from 5-7pm

Pick-up at BCHC: Tuesday, July 30 from 11am-4pm


Printmaking & Poetry

August 3 – September 27
From monoprints to monologues… unique impressions of ink on paper.

Drop-off: Tuesday, July 30 from 1-6pm

Reception: Saturday, August 3 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, October 1 from 1-6pm


Pocono Plein Air & Quick Draw Exhibition

October 5 – October 25
Artwork created during the Pocono Plein Air & Quick Draw events in September 2024. Details to follow!

Drop-off: Tuesday, October 1 from 1-6pm

Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 4-6pm

Pick-up: Tuesday, October 29 from 1-6pm


Holiday Shop

November 30 – December 20
Juried fine craft and artwork from member artisans featured in our annual pop-up shop. Shopping Hours TBA!

Drop-off: Tuesday, October 29 – Friday, November 15

Opening: Small Business Saturday, November 30

Pick-up: Tuesday, January 7 – Friday, January 10, 2025

 


 

Life Drawing: Session I | Thursdays, February 8-29 from 7-9pm

Our popular Life Drawing Sessions continue with an exciting change: we are partnering with the ESU Art + Media + Design Department! Sessions will take place at ESU’s Fine & Performing Arts Center! Details & Registration →


 

You asked and we listened! Evidently eating great food and supporting the arts are one of your favorite things to do – so we’ve partnered with our friends at The Renegade Winery to bring you the first ever Chili Cook-off for Pocono Arts Council on Sunday, March 3 from 12-2pm! Details & Registration →


 

Pass the popcorn! We’re excited to partner with our friends at Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center to present a Documentary Film Series! Join us at the cinema on select Tuesdays, March-June, to enjoy documentary films focused on the lives and stories of celebrated artists and their impact on the world. More Information →


 

Art News From Around the World

Women and Spiritualism in Art

In her new book The Other Side, Jennifer Higgie pays tribute to celebrated and lesser-known women artists whose work intersected with the occult.

 

When Museums Become Instagram Bait

Many of the works in When Forms Come Alive are irredeemably superficial, as colorfully lightweight as they come.

 

Middle School Teacher Accused of Selling Students’ Art Online

Mario Perron faces a potential lawsuit from parents who say he printed their kids’ drawings on coffee mugs and tote bags.

 

Museum Selfie-Takers Are Causing Damage by Backing Into Artworks

Insurers warn of a “growing trend” as some visitors are more focused on stunting for the ’gram than having an ecstatic art experience.

 

Could This Be Humanity’s Earliest Recorded Kiss?

A Danish scientist-couple has pushed back the date of the earliest smooch by more than a millennium.

 

Artists “Make LA Graffiti History” by Painting on Abandoned High-Rises

“Shit is a skyscraper playground,” said one artist who helped tag at least 27 stories of an unfinished luxury development.

 

Climate Protesters Soup the Mona Lisa in Paris

“What is more important? Art or the right to healthy and sustainable food?” the activists yelled.

 

Richard Prince Must Pay $650K+ to Artists for Using Their Work

A last-meeting agreement put a price on the artist’s appropriation of the works of two photographers.

 

LA’s Cat Art Show Is Back Fur More

The exhibition brings together feline-loving artists from around the world to raise money for cat charities.

 

NYC Is Seeking Artists to Transform Unsightly Scaffolding

The City Canvas program will commission designs for temporary protective structures, at the expense of property owners.

 

Improve Your Art Website “About” Page

These essentials will help your website visitors get more out of their visit and come to know you better as an artist.


 

New Anti-Money Laundering Law Can Send Self-Employed Artists to Jail 

Failure to comply with the new regulations can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and up to two years in prison. Luckily, it can all be avoided by filling out a form.

 

24 Exceptional Subway Artworks to See in NYC

You don’t need to visit a gallery or museum to experience the works of well-known artists, from Romare Bearden in the Bronx to Katherine Bradford in Manhattan.


 

Mickey Mouse Is Copyright-Free and the Internet Is Making the Most of It

From a teen slasher film to existential comics, people are wasting no time reimagining Steamboat Willie (1928) with often terrifying results.

 

7 Art Books to Start the New Year

From an artist’s moving children’s book to an index of Indigenous North American type, add these art titles to your 2024 reading list.

 

New Year’s Resolutions for Artists

Maybe this will be the year. Fingers crossed.

 

Zany Takes on Holiday Wreaths Now on View in Central Park

Using everything from artificial hot dogs and candy wrappers to Metrocards, NYC Parks employees and commissioned artists reimagine a Christmas classic.

 

The Best Art Books of 2023

Our editors and contributors select their top art books of this year, featuring Pacita Abad, Nan Goldin, Marina Abramovic, Wendy Red Star, and more.

 

The Pantone Color of the Year “Conspiracy,” Explained

TikTok users are calling BS on the company in videos alleging that the chosen hues align with the interests of tech giants.

 

Artists Display 20,000 Poppies Outside NY Stock Exchange

Each paper flower represented a Palestinian life lost since October 7.

 

YOU Get a Portrait, Oprah!

A new painting of the media mogul by Chicago artist Shawn Michael Warren is joining the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

 

Protesters Call for Gaza Ceasefire at Art Basel Miami Beach

Artists and activists from various groups chanted, “Netanyahu, what do you say? How many kids did you kill today?”

 

In His Final Works, Brice Marden Found Freedom

The artist, who passed away this year, finally let go of his desire for control and perfection without surrendering his self-imposed restraints.

 

 

 

The Time Has Come for Artist-Mothers

Fruits of Labor at Apexart features eight artist-mothers whose work, directly and indirectly, is shaped by motherhood.

 

A Thrift Store Painting Sold for $191K, But the Buyer Never Paid

The couple who bought N.C. Wyeth’s “Ramona” (1939) for just $4 said it’s “the biggest disappointment ever.”

 


Brooklyn Cannabis Dispensary Restores Biggie Mural After Backlash

Emerald Dispensary in Bushwick had painted over the image of the rap legend, fearing that it would violate the state’s advertising regulations.

Your Guide to NYC’s 2024 Spring Art Fairs

From affordable art to photography to art books and more, the usual suspects return for a packed season.

The Artist Who Made Miniatures Grand

Rosalba Carriera worked on a small scale, but she was emphatically not a modest artist.

More Orgs Are Now Eligible for Frankenthaler Climate Grants

The organization has distributed over $10 million to nonprofit arts institutions for clean energy projects since 2021.

 


The Artist Making Masterpieces Out of Bubble Wrap

Bradley Hart injects the packaging material with acrylics to recreate classic art historical paintings, portraits, and more.

These Are the Artists in the 2024 Whitney Biennial

The 81st edition of the historically controversial show will open on March 20.

Instagram Censors NYC Art Show About the Nude Body

An image for Nudity is not Radical!, an exhibition that aims to de-sexualize nudity, was ironically taken down by Meta.

Can We Free Ourselves From Algorithms?

In Filterworld, Kyle Chayka proposes that the algorithmically driven, primarily digital nature of how we consume culture has rendered culture homogenous.

How Blue Paper Revolutionized the Art of Drawing

Drawing on Blue provides a glimpse into the genesis of the tinted paper as a new vehicle for expression in European art.

Ethical Questions Arise After AI “Completes” Keith Haring Painting

The artist had left the 1989 painting intentionally unfinished as a commentary on the AIDS crisis that ultimately took his life.

With the Help of LA, a Las Vegas Art Museum Forges Ahead

Of the 30 largest US cities, Las Vegas is the only one without a standalone art museum.

Celebrate Public Domain Day With André Breton and Millions of Cats!

Every January 1, a slew of artistic and literary content becomes free for the public to access, use, remix, and enjoy.

The Wildest Art Stories of 2023

Extraordinary discoveries, rogue tourists, and moments of institutional failure and abuse of power defined a topsy-turvy year in visual culture.

New Banksy Anti-War Piece Stolen in Broad Daylight

A video online shows two men removing the work less than an hour after the artist posted about it on Instagram.

Five Offbeat Holiday Films to Keep It Weird This Christmas

Stop-motion animation, the poetic story of a snowman, and other picks highlight the artistic potential of the classic genre.


 

 

The DC Art Gallery Operating From a Freight Elevator

Housed in a working elevator, Freight Gallery opens roughly once a month for just two hours.


LA City Council Approves Over $1M to Clean Graffiti From Towers

Additional funds were set aside to install fencing, remove scaffolding, and hire security services for the luxury development that was tagged in early February.

16 of the best online shops to buy original art prints for your home

Make your home beautiful for an affordable price! We reveal the best place to buy wonderful art prints to fuel your mood, imagination and creativity.


AI Artwork Projected on Historic Gaudí House Draws Nearly 100K People

Sofia Crespo’s artwork for Casa Batlló in Barcelona was a rainbow of stimuli alluding to a narrative of searching, awakening, and religious ecstasy.

 


Can AI Be Better at Art History Than Us?

Artificial Intelligence may efficiently sort images but loses out to a humanistic approach.

American Museum of Natural History Closes Native Exhibition Halls

The New York institution will shutter two galleries in response to new federal regulations about the display of Native artifacts.

This Photo Contest Puts Gen Z Behind the Camera

The World Photography Organization has just announced the 20 finalists for its youth and student competitions.

Historic Philadelphia Art School Axes Degree Programs

Running on a $3 million deficit, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will no longer offer undergraduate and graduate degrees after the 2024-2025 school year.

Immerse Yourself in the Unexpected Art Scene in Downtown L.A.

From a book store in a turn-of-the-century bank, to a blue chip gallery in a converted flour mill, art is hiding around every corner in downtown Los Angeles—you just need to know where to look.


Art History’s Most Fascinating Calendars

Artists and craftsmen have imagined and reimagined the ubiquitous time tracker, creating innovative designs to keep an eye on the passing days.

Art Marketing | The Ultimate Guide for Visual Artists in 2024


Here Are the 10 Most Expensive Works Sold at Auction in 2023—and Why They Fetched the Prices They Did

Despite talk of a softening market, multiple records were set during this year.


The Top 50 Exhibitions of 2023

We asked our staff and contributors to look back on a year in art around the world, from major museum shows to unexpected gems in alternative spaces.

The Unending Evolution of Nativity Scenes

From 3rd-century depictions to a Star Trek nativity, the art form never ceases to evolve.

Banksy Hotel in Occupied West Bank Shutters

The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, founded by the street artist to criticize Israel’s violence against Palestinians, is temporarily closing as Israeli attacks in the region continue.

How peter campus Changed the Video Art Game

“Three Transitions” from 1973 depicts a slippery reality that thwarts the notion of video as an inherently “documentary” medium.

 

What Makes a Drawing a Drawing?

What can drawing do that other mediums cannot, and when is it a preliminary sketch and when is it a final product?

Displaced by War, Sudanese Artists Fight to Keep Making Work

With more than 12,000 people dead and millions uprooted from their homes, many artists and cultural members have been forced to start anew.

10 Art Books to Add to Your Shelf This December

Sonya Clark’s latest catalogue, the case for decolonizing drag, Coco Fusco speaks truth to power, a memoir of Brooklyn’s underground performance scene, and more.

New Dark Comedy The Curse Takes Aim at the Art World

The latest episode features a copycat of artist Doug Aitken’s mirrored house and Emma Stone as a misguided White woman experiencing Native art.

Remembering the Artists We Lost in 2023

Through the end of the year, Hyperallergic will feature readers’ tributes to artists in their communities.

Is This “Earlier Mona Lisa” the Real Deal?

Some scholars believe that the portrait is a Leonardo original painted by the Renaissance artist before he made the more famous work housed at the Louvre.

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