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!
Peggy Carter and Steve Bensing are currently exhibiting their work at the Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton. The show "Two (Too) Big, Two (Too) Small" is being sponsored by the Duneland Photography Club. The exhibit runs through May. There is an Artists' Reception on April 27th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Peggy's work includes "Lighthouse World" and Steve's includes "Johnson Beach Bear".
Suzy Vance will be hosting a Solo Show at the Donna Chase Gallery, at the Clark Retirement Community August 19 - October 1.
Daniel Sheehan has announced that he was fortunate that his images were chosen to be on the cover of two 2019 Great Lakes lighthouse calendars. These calendars are available at fine retailers everywhere but a last second check on Amazon.com shows one of them almost sold out. In any event, Daniel, a local photographer, gets national if not world wide exposure.
Carol Estes was asked by a friend, Connie Edwards, to photograph the infamous “Three Sisters” for her new poetry book. Carol found the perfect soupy, foggy afternoon. It was shot with an infrared camera. The book, Shadows: Light and Dark is now available on Amazon.
She was also advised that this piece will hang in the Lt. Governor’s office for the year and in addition, Carol Estes was selected as a 2019 Hoosier Woman Artist. Congratulations, Carol! This is her second time to be designated as such as she garnered the same honor in 2014 with her Cardinal photo. The competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state. The annual competition was announced in January, and 39 honorees were selected from more than 220 entries. The entries were judged by a panel of visual arts professionals and then selected for display by Crouch and Mitchell.
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
Art Barn Announces New Ceramic Arts Studio & Classes
We recently cleared out our basement storage area to make way for the Ceramic Arts Studio. We've prepared the floor (thanks in part to a donation from Tudor Flooring), updated electric and lighting (with some help from Circle R Electric), painted the walls and reorganized the space. Thanks to a generous grant from Porter County Community Foundation, we have already acquired a kiln and five wheels for “throwing”, which is the process of shaping clay on a rotating wheel. Classes in session now!
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The Duneland Plein Air Painter Schedule
MAY 30 Zorn Brewery
JUNE 6 Kankakee Sands
13 Kemil Beach
17 Nocturne Pop-up
20 Jean Bargeron’s
27 Washington Park
JULY 4 Free Day – Happy 4th!
11 Bailley Homestead
16-17-18 Shelby, MI
18 Urban Nocturne, MC
25 LaPorte Courthouse
Notify Laurie Carpenter LaurieSchirmerCarpenter@comcas.net to participate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserve your spot now and be featured with a space all your own. Featured Artists: May-Ed Levitin; June-DPAP; July & Aug-Greg Scott; Sept-Guy Jossian
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 email@example.com.
2019 EXHIBITS SSAA
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 "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 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.