Dues are due in July for 2019-June 2020! 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!
Greg Scott will open an exhibit of his photography in September at the Uptown cafe in Valparaiso. The title of the exhibit is "The Magnificent Forest (capturing autumn light)". The exhibit runs from Sept. 1-27. An artist reception will be on the 21st. 6-8 p.m.. The exhibit features photos taken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Autumn. Uptown Cafe is located on E. Lincolnway in Valparaiso, across the street from Trail Inn Liquors. Don't miss this exhibit!
Carol Estes had two pieces juried into the ”RED” Show at the Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, IN. The Show runs until the end of October and is called "Aura Delusions in IR"..Carol will also be the Featured Artist in the SSAA gallery during September. The exhibit will feature her new Infrared Photography work.
Suzy Vance has been asked to have a solo exhibit of 25+ pieces by the Clark Arts Council in the Donna Chase Gallery located at the Clark Retirement Community. 1551 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. The show runs through 10/6/19. Suzy will also be the featured on-going Solo Artist at the Berkshire Hathaway office at 617 Franklin Street with openings on First Fridays and with appointments to see her work there by contacting her at 219-229-1483
Steve Bensing's photo, "Kemil Beach Boats" has been chosen for the 2019 Dig the Dunes & South Shore CVA postcard collection! As a winner, his name and the location of the photo will be printed on the postcard and will receive a set of postcards. A percentage of the proceeds of the postcard sales will go to Save the Dunes.
Peggy Carter's photo, “Old-time Threshing,” was chosen as an Overall winner of the 2019 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest. She will be recognized at the Lt. Governor’s Celebration of Agriculture 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. After the State Fair, her photo will be displayed in the Lt. Governor's office.
The Duneland Plein Air Painters Schedule
SEPT 5 Julie Kasniunas’s
12 Nocturne: Posey Cemetary
19 Pavolka’s Farm
26 Red Mill County Park
OCT 3 Fernwood
14 Nocturne: Betty’s
17 Galien River County Park
24 Coulter’s Pumpkin Farm
31 Chickaming Township Park and Preserve
Notify Laurie Carpenter LaurieSchirmerCarpenter@comcast.net to join.
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: Sept-Carol Estes
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
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.