Dear Artists, Supporting and Past Members,
It's that time of year again when we send out our call for your support!
For the past 15 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 in ever-changing, challenging and interesting exhibits. As the only non-profit gallery in Michigan City that exposes our regional artists to the wider community in Northwestern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, we have put the Uptown Arts District on the map and 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.
As you know, our membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 and renewals are due as of the 1st of July. We are keeping our membership at $40 per year for individuals, $60 for families and $25 for students. We hope that all of you will renew (and maybe ask a few friends to join?). If you were a member in the past, we hope you will consider joining again.
Thank you for your past support. Please renew today by sending in the attached form with your check or you may pay by credit card at the gallery or on line on this site: www.SouthernShoreArtAssociation.com, click on Join/Buy.
Turtel Onli will be presenting the following painting for "Visions" in our February exhibit. It speaks of strength and power. The saturated colors enhance the intensity of this piece.
Steve Bensing is currently exhibiting some of his work at Green Door Books, 220 Main St., Hobart. They include: "Balloon Fire" and "Contemplation Meadow". Works from other members of the Duneland Photography Club are also being shown. The Green Door exhibit continues through February 16th.
He is also preparing for "The Familiar from Different Views" at Red Cup Cafe in Chesterton for the month of February. Steve will be exhibiting: "49er Drive-In Radio" and "Chellberg Farm Cow". This exhibit of photographs from the Duneland Photography Club features different views of 4 local landmarks, the 49er Drive-In, the Porter County Courthouse, Chellberg Farm, and Michigan City Lighthouses. Red Cup Cafe is located at 115 Broadway in downtown Chesterton. Photo below.
Kimberly Beck's painting “Glimmer” (above) was juried into the American Impressionist Society’s Small Works Showcase. The exhibition takes place March 23 - April 21, 2018 at the Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati Ohio. Opening Reception is March 23, 2018, 5-9 PM.
Duneland Plain Air Painters
The Plein Air Painters will open their exhibit in our gallery on June 1st, 2018, First Friday! On Thursdays, throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, a group of painters gather together to paint out of doors. Contact Laurie Schirmer Carpenter if interested in joining them.
Chamber Seeks Artist Submissions
The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce is accepting submissions for a permanent sculptural piece to celebrate its 2018 Centennial. The chosen artist will receive a stipend of $7,000 to realize his/her work. Those interested should contact the Chamber at 219-874-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is Feb. 16 and the artist must live in the NW Indiana region.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March -- Masters' Art Reimagined
April - May -- Native American Exhibit
June -- Duneland Plein Air Painters Exhibit
July -- TBD
August -- TBD
September - October -- Photography Exhibit
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 email@example.com.
If you are contemplating a solo or two-person exhibit for 2018, now is the time to schedule it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a potential date.
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!