Kathy Garzella is announcing that The String Along Quilt Guild will host their 2018 exhibition at the Porter County Expo Center on April 7 & 8. Come and enjoy a different take on Art. Quilt raffle, auction baskets and all for charity purposes. Hours are 9-5 for Saturday and 10-4 for Sunday. Address is 215 Division Road, Valparaiso Fairgrounds. These are CST times. Entry is $5 and lunch is available through a local vendor. It’s a great day outing!
Suzy Vance will be a participant with more than 45 other artists from Northwest Indiana in the 5 X 5 Event at The Depot in Beverly Shores May 4 - 20. Opening is on the Second Friday 5/11 from 5 - 7 PM and all are invited to see the art. “Clam Tags” for purchases will be on sale at The Depot beginning May 4, available at $55 each, guaranteed to take home a work of art. She is also exhibiting in a Solo Show at SFC Gallery in Michigan City for the month of June - Opening First Friday June 1.
Duneland Plein Air Painters announce that Alan Larkin will be teaching a 4 day "Drawing Bootcamp" at the South Bend Museum of Art on May 17th through the 20th. Please visit www.nia-art.org for information or email email@example.com.
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.
The Dunes Arts Foundation will be hosting the FIRST BRUSH OF FALL Paint Out Competition & Art Sale in September hosted by the DAF and Dunes Summer Theatre in partnership with IPAPA. They are hoping for robust participation from Duneland Painters as well as Plein Air Painters of Chicago and painters from downstate and across the region. So far, there is over $5,000 in prize awards with a goal of over $10,000 to be awarded. More information will be forthcoming.
A REMINDER...If you haven't paid your dues yet, we have a SPECIAL OFFER for new members just joining us! It's is our yearly half-price "sale" for membership. For $20, become a member for 6 months and the regular yearly dues of $40 will not be due again until July 1st, 2018. The Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm for you to continue your support for the arts!
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! 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!
Join us! Beginning July 1st, 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
May -- Spring Fling
June -- Duneland Plein Air Painters Exhibit
July -- Days of Summer
August -- Artist's Choice
September -- Photography Exhibit, "Our Urban Life, The Stories We Share"
October -- Open 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are contemplating a solo or two-person exhibit for 2018, now is the time to schedule it. Email email@example.com with a potential date.