Carol Estes has been developing an Impressionism Art Photography Series. She has one piece "Gradients" accepted to the Michiana Annual Art Competition at the Box Factory for the Arts in St Joseph, MI. In addition, Carol will be featured at three venues, with ten works of art, during the Valpo Popup Event from June 21-July 6th. Five more pieces in this Impressionism Series will be hung at Sage Restaurant, downtown Valparaiso soon. The Memorial Opera House, and the Ivy Boutique will also feature her work. She recently returned from a two-day Art Show in Kansas City.
Kimberly Beck's painting, “In the Balance” was juried into Birds in Art 2018, to open at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum this September 8th through November 25th. A link to this exhibit: https://www.lywam.org/woodson-art-museum-selects-artwork-for-2018-birds-in-art-exhibition/ and a link to the Museum’s site: https://www.lywam.org
Julia Holmaas was surprised and honored to receive a R.O.S.E Award as Distinguished Artist from the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau during the 18th Annual R.O.S.E. Luncheon on May 9.
Suzy Vance is exhibiting in a Solo Show at SFC Gallery in Michigan City for the month of June - Opening First Friday June 1.
Steve Bensing is currently delivering work to four galleries in northern Wisconsin, including Umlauf Art Gallery in Lake Tomahawk, Arlene's Pottery in Boulder Junction, Cranberry Square in Manitowish Waters, and Stone's Throw in Bayfield. He is also entering 3 pieces into The Manito Art Exhibition in Manitowish Waters.
Peggy Carter is exhibiting her work at 4 galleries and shops in northern Wisconsin. One of her new works for up north is "Little Bohemia Dodge."
She is also planning a trip to New York City in June. Among other things, Peggy will be doing some urban photography.
Pat Herman, besides hosting the Duneland Plein Air Painters exhibit, also announces that on Sunday, June 3, the Chesterton Woman's Club Annual Art Show opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The show will run thru June 29th. The Art Center is located at 115 South 4th St. in Chesterton.
In additiion, the Beverly Shores Garden and Art Walk will occur on Saturday, June 30th, 11:00 to 3:00. Pat will be among the artists painting in the garden of a Beverly Shores home. In conjunction with the show, there will be an art exhibit in the Depot Gallery featuring the work of participating artists. The work will be up for 2 weekends: June 29, 30 and July 1st as well as July 6, 7, and 8. The Gallery will be open those days from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m..
In August, she will be the guest artist on First Friday for the First United Methodist Church and will be showing her work at the corner of Seventh and Franklin Streets.
The Dunes Arts Foundation will be hosting the FIRST BRUSH OF FALL Paint Out Competition & Art Sale in September hosted by the DAF and Dunes Summer Theatre in partnership with IPAPA. They are hoping for robust participation from Duneland Painters as well as Plein Air Painters of Chicago and painters from downstate and across the region. So far, there is over $5,000 in prize awards with a goal of over $10,000 to be awarded. More information will be forthcoming.
A REMINDER...If you haven't paid your dues yet...........
For the past 16 years, the Southern Shore Gallery has exhibited artists from newly emerging to professional and has become a beacon for local and regional works to be displayed and purchased. As the only non-profit gallery in Michigan City that exposes our regional artists to the wider community in Northwestern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, SSAA has put the Uptown Arts District on the map, the first to institute First Friday and we continue to draw people downtown to shop, dine and enjoy the arts! First Fridays from 5-8pm have become a tradition and it's a great time to meet old friends and make new ones.
Dues may be paid at the gallery or by PayPal through our website Southern Shore Art Association. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us! Beginning July 1st, become a member at $40 membership or $60 for a family membership in the Southern Shore Art Association! As a community of artists we share in the management and operation of our professional quality gallery providing opportunities for all artists – beginning, emerging, and proficient - to exhibit.
Artistic fellowship and networking occurs during our social and professional events. The Gift Shop provides an additional location for you to sell your creative original work. Membership can be renewed online at: Southern Shore Art Association.com; in person at the gallery on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Noon to 5 pm, by cash. check or credit card; or by mailing your check to 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN 46360. (If you are renewing a family membership, please note the name of the individual family members.) And thank you!
Grants to Artists
The Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) welcomes proposals for art projects that celebrate Michigan City’s unique historical, cultural and natural resources. MAC grants up to $2,000 per project. At this time MAC is only accepting proposals for artworks to be displayed on city property. Applications can be found on http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/boards/art/
Student Art Education Scholarships
The Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC ) provides scholarships for up to $200 to students who would not otherwise have access to art training. Funding is available for visual art classes or individual art instruction for children between 5 and 18 years of age. Classes are limited to instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, collage, crafts such as beading, mosaic work and weaving, art camps or any combination of these taught by a legitimate instructor. Applications can be found on http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/boards/art/ or from Southern Shore Art Association Gallery.
Be sure to review the Indiana Arts Commission website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSAA Exhibit Schedule 2018
To all members (and guest artists): Below is the SSAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule. Show Chairs are needed for several shows: please volunteer. You have a voice in how to organize the show but administrative and exhibit rules need to be followed. If interested please email Dana Dabagia at email@example.com.
June -- Duneland Plein Air Painters Exhibit
July -- Summer Days
August -- Water Works
September -- Photography Exhibit, "Our Urban Life, The Stories We Share"
October -- A World of Art
November - December -- The Gift of Art
If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or ideas and titles for future shows (or if you are interested in having your own Solo (one person) or Showcase (several artists, but organized by you), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are contemplating a solo or two-person exhibit for 2018, now is the time to schedule it. Email email@example.com with a potential date.