Dues are due in July for 2019-June 2020! SSAA would like to thank all of those members who have sent in their dues and encourage those who haven't, as yet, to maintain your membership with us. As a non-profit gallery, we very much depend upon your sponsorship. And, we so appreciate it! Thank you to all!
ANKO (Anneke Dekker-Olthof) is showing original paintings in a solo show at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46320. “BETWEEN REAL AND IMAGINED” Images of Africa, Fantasy Landscapes and Abstract Interpretations. Show opened on July 12, 6.30 – 8.00 pm (CT) and will run through August.
ANKO is Dutch by origin, African by osmosis and American by assimilation. Her full-time passion as an artist draws from living in Europe, South Africa and the US and from her experiences as a fashion designer, her interest in travel, nature and gardening and her lifelong interest in photography. Her work is in collections in the United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Hers is a fascination with something beyond reality, with fantasy and dreams, with nature, fairytales, spirit world and mystery, with primitive civilizations, Africa, geology and texture.
Also showing: ANKO’s one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry
Over many years, from all continents ANKO gathered beads, bits, antique and unique pieces, cords, trimmings and more. She now designs and makes one-of-a-kind adornments from this treasure trove. Each piece may contain wood, stone, glass, semi-precious stone, horn, bone, shell, metals, string, wire, leather, antique pieces and more, resulting in truly one-of-a-kind jewelry with multi-cultural influences. https://ankoarts.com/
Larry A. Brechner is currently exhibiting "Nostalgic Structures,= and Scenics" at the Village Gallery, located inside the Pines Village Retirement Community (3303 Pines Village Circle) in Valparaiso. The exhibit opened on Sunday July 14th with a gallery talk and will remain on display until August 11th. Nostalgic Structures, Scenic, and Fauna will feature over twenty pieces including:curious buildings, classic lighthouses, covered bridges, an assortment of sunrise/sunsets locales including other scenic wonders, and view of herons, and other fauna.
Larry will also be sharing a two-artist exhibit spot in the lower gallery of the Lubeznik Center as part of Area Artists Association.
Suzy Vance will be participating in the “Keep the Past Present” exhibit at the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery in August opening August 9 from 5 - 7. She has also been asked to have a solo exhibit of 25+ pieces by the Clark Arts Council in the Donna Chase Gallery located at the Clark Retirement Community. 1551 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. The show runs from 8/13/19 - 10/6/19. Suzy will also be the featured on-going Solo Artist at the Berkshire Hathaway office at 617 Franklin Street with openings on First Fridays and with appointments to see her work there by contacting her at 219-229-1483
Steve Bensing's photo, "Kemil Beach Boats" has been chosen for the 2019 Dig the Dunes & South Shore CVA postcard collection! As a winner, his name and the location of the photo will be printed on the postcard and will receive a set of postcards. A percentage of the proceeds of the postcard sales will go to Save the Dunes.
Peggy Carter's photo, “Old-time Threshing,” was chosen as an Overall winner of the 2019 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest. She will be recognized at the Lt. Governor’s Celebration of Agriculture 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. After the State Fair, her photo will be displayed in the Lt. Governor's office.
Janko Constantinov will open Aug. 9th at Leo Firme Gallery, 92 US-12, Beverly Shores, IN 46301, with a one-man exhibit of seventeen abstract oil paintings. The exhibit will run for one month.
The Duneland Plein Air Painters Schedule
AUG 1 Rogers-Lakewood Park
8 Trail Creek Spit
15 Nocturne: Brechwood
22 Trail Creek Bridges
29 New Carlisle
SEPT 5 Julie Kasniunas’s
12 Nocturne: Posey Cemetary
19 Pavolka’s Farm
26 Red Mill County Park
OCT 3 Fernwood
14 Nocturne: Betty’s
17 Galien River County Park
24 Coulter’s Pumpkin Farm
31 Chickaming Township Park and Preserve
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Be A Featured Artist!
Spots are open for "Featured Artists" in the Gallery, a monthly feature in the front of the gallery. For only $50, the entire wall at the front of the gallery will be yours to cover with your artwork. Please submit material consisting of a brief write-up about yourself and at least 5 photos of your work to email@example.com. Reserve your spot now and be featured with a space all your own. Featured Artists: July & Aug-Greg Scott; Sept-Carol Estes
SSAA Exhibit Schedule 2019
To all members (and guest artists): Below is the SSAA 2019 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 EXHIBITS SSAA
August - Travel: Places and Faces
Whether it is across the street, across town, state, country, or continents, there is always something new or intriguing that catches the artist’s interest. Find your interpretation of new locations and/or faces.
September – Photography Show – Larry Brechner, Show Chairman "Your Best Shot"
October - Weather: Sun, Rain, Snow, Wind, Clouds, etc.
This exhibit should depict weather as a major factor. A sunny day at the lake, a child stomping in a puddle, the aftermath of a flood or blizzard, snow covered trees, a person walking into the wind or a kite flying high are only a few possibilities
November/December - The Gift of Art
SSAA has an Amazon SMILE account! A portion of your eligible purchases will go directly to SSAA to help support our organization at no cost to you. If you shop at Amazon, we urge you to select Southern Shore Art Association as your organization of choice for all your eligible purchases. You can find us at smile.amazon.com.
A GENTLE REMINDER...
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!
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. Become a member at $40 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.
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!
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!
Be sure to review the Indiana Arts Commission website at email@example.com.
Gallery Hosting Requirement
As most of you know, exhibiting members volunteer to host the gallery during open hours at least once per month. We are asking all of our members who are scheduled to please be at the Gallery promptly at 12 and not leave before closing time. We are also asking that you not leave the gallery during your hosting duty. Thank you for your cooperation.