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!
Steve Bensing, and Peggy Carter have been selected as winners in the Lake Superior Magazine 24th Annual Photography Contest. Peggy received an Honorable Mention in the Artsy/Altered category for her "Fredrickson's Minnow Shack" taken in Star Lake, Wisconsin (see attached).
Steve was awarded First Place in the Lake/Landscape category for his photo "Apostle Islands Tour" captured at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield, Wisconsin (see attached).
Their photos are published in the February/March 2019 print issue of the magazine. They can also be found at www.lakesuperior.com.
Larry A. Brechner of "New Perspectives", announces a new photography exhibit, "Nostalgic Structures & Scenics" that will open Jan 11 and will run through Feb 15, 2019 in the lobby of the 8585 Broadway Professional Building (former Chase Bank building). Plans for an artist reception are pending.
In addition, our own SSAA Vice-President, Larry A. Brechner recently began hosting a weekly one-hour radio show, "ART ON THE AIR". Larry along with co-host, Ester Golden of The Nest, features guests involved in regional arts, music, including authors or anything art related plus a weekly arts event calendar. "ART ON THE AIR" is on Valparaiso's WVLP 103.1FM every Friday from 11am to 12pm and rebroadcast Mondays at 5pm. If you can not hear the station over the air, it is streamed 24 hours at WVLP.org.
If you are interested in being a guest or have art event information you would like to have featured on the show,
contact the host at email@example.com
Larry Jensen's "Pentatych", received the Orval O. & Margaret C. Haag Memorial Award at the South Shore Arts 75th Annual Salon Show. It is composed of Birdseye Maple, Copper, Green Bamboo Rice and resin. The Salon Show is at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, IN.
Larry Brechner's piece, Twilight, was accepted into the South Shore Arts 75th Annual Salon Show in Munster, IN. He also exhibits at 119th Street Artists "Everything Old is New Again" .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Gregory Scott has reserved July and August 2019. Reserve your spot now and be featured with a space all your own.
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
February - A Moment in Time
Time passes quickly in our modern world. Capture that moment you wish would last, that creates memories, an occasion that is important to you in some way. It could be an image of a wedding, first day of school, intimate conversation, vacation, time with friends, a walk in the woods or on the beach.
March - Old, New and Renewed
We live a life of cycles. What was old becomes new, what is new gets old. “Modern” styles come and go through the decades with newer styles soon taking center stage. The old still has interest and value becoming collectibles. Or if we consider people, some are given emeritus status and become sages. Some things might need a little up-scaling or restoration. Exhibit a work that depicts one or more of these stages –Grandparent with baby, antique shop, resale shop, plants, furniture, clothing.
April – All Painting Exhibit – Patterns, Color and Light Exhibit your creation that has color, light or pattern as a major element.
May – Tom Scarff Solo Exhibition
Join us for the very first national exhibit of the paintings by Tom Scarff done throughout his lifetime. Tom is an internationally known sculptor but his paintings have never been exhibited. His travels have taken him many places and tell us of his time, place and the inspiration for his art.
June – Duneland Plein Air Painters Exhibit
Members of the DPAP group display their paintings of their plein aire experiences.
July – Opposites Combined
Light and Dark, Image and Shadow, Complementary Colors, Large and Small, Near and Far, Over and Under, Outside and Inside - create a work that shows two opposites in the same piece
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
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