Dan Sheehan's photo of the South Haven, Michigan lighthouse is on the cover of the Great Lakes Lighthouses calendar for 2018. He photographed this famous lighthouse during gale force winds.
SSAA Calendar Contest"
SSAA is putting together a calendar that will spotlight the art of 12 of our talented artists. The calendar will be sold in the SSAA Gift Shop as a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the gallery. The selected art work will be featured for a specific month on the calendar and artists will benefit from increased visibility and publicity.
Suzy Vance is having a Solo Show at the Beverly Shores Museum and Gallery during June. The Opening is June 9th from 5 - 7. To find out more about Suzy's work, see www.fiberpaintings.com
Dana Dabagia will have a solo exhibit at The Village Gallery within the Pines Village in Valparaiso, opening on June 4 with a 'meet the artist' reception at 1:30pm. The exhibit will run through July 9th with open hours of 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. The Pines Village is located at 3303 Calumet, phone 219-465-1591 for more information. And she was recently notified that her painting, "Putti", was awarded first prize in the Kappa Kappa Kappa Indiana convention in Indianapolis. Tri Kappa is a charitable sorority of which Dana has been a member for many years.
Carol Estes will be presenting a photograph in the June exhibit entitled "Plein Jayne", a play on words for our outdoor painters.
Kevin Gross had his fractal artwork titled “Protected, n” accepted for the Northern Indiana Artists 75th Anniversary Show at the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana. Consisting of 105 works by 72 artists, the show runs until July 7th. Each Thursday, a different Northern Indiana Artists member will give a presentation about their art from 12:15 – 1 pm. Kevin will be doing a presentation about his fractal artwork and his fractal videos on June 15th.
Kevin has also released a new fractal video titled “Erupting Realities” on Youtube. You can view this and other fractal videos of his at https://goo.gl/j9DKCC
Larry Brechner, photographer, recently caught a beautiful swan with a ride-along cygnet on her back. This image, Swan Ferry, features the resident Mute Swan pen (female) and its Cygnet (a royal or gray) shot while kayaking on Lake Palomara (aka Chubb Lake) in Chesterton. Living on the lake provides numerous opportunities to photograph an abundant variety of wildlife, usually from the kayak including: Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Red-Tail Hawks, Owls, numerous songbirds like cardinals, red-winged blackbirds, woodpeckers as well as turtles, frogs, and deer. This photo on canvas will be shown during the June exhibit. Photo details are:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II 21MP (Megapixel) full frame
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L-series IS (image stabilized) lens
Post Process: Photoshop CS5 and NIK Viveza plug-in
Image Data: ISO 400, 1/200 sec, 200mm RAW
Rendered: 16x24-inch Canvas Gallery Wrap (1 1/2" depth)
Bunny Dimke received a Merit Award at the Juried Art Barn Show in Valparaiso. The show extends through June 18th. She also has a painting displayed at the Brauer Art Museum at Valparaiso University as part of the Duneland Plein Air Painters Show. That show will continue through August.
Jimmy Duke Johnston received two purchase awards and a Gift Certificate at the recent Art Barn Juried Exhibit.
Robert Stanley has leased 30 of his works to the Purdue Northwest “Odyssey” exhibit. They are on view until the end of this year at the Purdue NW Library in the Student Center, 2200 169th St, Hammond, IN. The Purdue Library is open year-round.
Sarah Dolezal will be exhibiting her sculptural work May through July at the NIA 75th Anniversary exhibit. Opening June 3rd she will be at the Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire and on August 19, she will be participating in ArtBeat Downtown South Bend, IN.
Ginny Scott has had her paintings juried into Studio Visit Magazine, a national and international art magazine for the second year in a row, 2016 and 2017. She is also exhibiting with Northern Indiana Artists Juried show at the Midwest Museum of American Art.
Duneland Plein Air Painters
The DPAP outdoor painters have announced their schedule for June.
June 1 – Fernwood Botanical Garden, Buchanan, MI - 10 AM (edt)
June 8 – Lakeview, Beverly Shores - PM
June 15- Bridges at Trail Creek - PM
June 22 – Lavender Farm, LaPorte - AM
June 29 – TBA
Contact Laurie Schirmer Carpenter if interested in joining.
SSAA now has an Amazon SMILE account. 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go directly to SSAA to help support our organization. If you shop at Amazon, we urge you to select Southern Shore Art Association as your organization of choice for all your eligible purchases.
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. And we 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 email@example.com.
SSAA Exhibit Schedule 2017
To all members (and guest artists): Below is the SSAA 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE - A State of Mind (member-guest exhibit)
JULY - Water Works (member-guest exhibit)
AUGUST - Pattern, Light, Color
SEPTEMBER - Lyrical Suites (Photography, member-guest exhibit)
OCTOBER - La Nouvelle Femme (member-guest exhibit)
NOVEMBER - Annual Holiday Exhibit opens! (member exhibit)
DECEMBER - Annual Holiday Exhibit
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 email@example.com.
Join us! 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!