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.
Julia Holmaas won an award in the Chesterton Gallery's July Landscape show.
Steve Bensing exhibited 3 of his works at the Manito Art Show in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. They included: "Bond Falls", "Sand Island Sunset", and "Devil's Island Sea Caves". He also traveled to northern Minnesota to photograph the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. On a 6-day canoe trip, Steve captured many images in areas that could only be reached by canoe. He plans to use some for future exhibits. Below is "Bond Falls" from the Manito Show.
Larry Brechner will be exhibiting the following photograph in the August Exhibit, "Pattern, Light, Color".
And Madeleine Schooley, with the theme of "Pattern, Light, Color" in mind, will present this new piece in August.
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 on August 19, where 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
Morning painting times begin at 8:30 am. Afternoon paint outs begin at 4:00 pm.
August 3 – Chellberg Farm - AM
August 10 – The Great Marsh/Julie K’s, Beverly Shores - AM
August 17 – Marquette Park, Miller Beach - AM
August 24 – Schoolhouse Shop/Furnessville Cemetary PM
August 31 – Three Oaks, MI AM
September 7 – Dwight’s, Nocturne- Full Moon - PM
September 14 – Washington Park, Mi City - AM
September 21 – Red Mill County Park - PM
September 28 – Garwood Orchards - AM
October 5 – Sandy Appleby’s – Nocturne, Full Moon - PM
October 12 – Galien River County Park, New Buffalo – AM
October 19 – Chickaming Township Park and Preserve - AM
October 26 – Purdue North Central, LaPorte – PM
Contact Laurie Schirmer Carpenter if interested in joining.
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.
AUGUST - Pattern, Light, Color (member-guest exhibit)
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!