SSAA Calender Contest"
SSAA is putting together a calendar that will spotlight the art of 12 of our talented artists. The calendar will be sold in the SSAA Gift Shop as a fundraiser and all proceeds will go to the gallery. The selected art work will be featured for a specific month on the calendar and artists will benefit from increased visibility and publicity.
Sarah Dolezal will be exhibiting her beautiful work in April at the 5547 Gallery in Indianapolis for their Oddities show. And in May-July, her work will be shown in the NIA 75th Anniversary exhibit. Opening June 3rd she will be at the Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire and on August 19, she will be participating in ArtBeat Downtown South Bend..
Peggy Carter received a first place ribbon in the Porter County Gardening Show Photography Contest for her entry in the category of Fungus in the Garden. Her winning photo is currently on display at The Great Frame Up, 1303 N. Calumet, Valparaiso .She will also be exhibiting some of her work during the month of March at the Chesterton Art Center for the photography show entitled "The View as We See It."
Steve Bensing received two second place awards in the Porter County Gardening Show Photography Contest in January. One was in the category, Fruits and Vegetables in the Garden. The second one was for Bugs and Insects in the Garden. Steve will also be exhibiting 2 photos in the show, "The View as We See It", at the Chesterton Art Center for the month of March.
Kevin Gross will be sharing his experience receiving an Indiana Arts Commission grant at a meeting of the Northern Indiana Artists group on Sunday, March 12th. All members of the SSAA are invited to attend. Please send an RSVP to Kevin at kevin@SpiritFireImages.com if you plan to attend. The meeting starts with a social time at 1pm followed by the presentation at 1:30pm. The meeting will be held at the South Bend Museum of Art on the upper level of the Century Center, 120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in South Bend, Indiana. The grant Kevin received enabled him to assemble the computer/video equipment and software necessary to create videos of his fractal, mathematical art. He continues to work on producing a high quality disc of fractal video for use in exhibitions & sales.
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 opening April 7th.
Al Lukasek will have several paintings and stained glass pieces on display at the Culver Coffee Company in Culver Indiana, from Monday Feb. 27 thru April 9.
Brenda Bowyer has artwork on display at Culver Coffee Company in Culver, Indiana. The work is on display until April 10.
SSAA now has an Amazon SMILE account. 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go directly to SSAA to help support our organization. If you shop at Amazon, we urge you to select Southern Shore Art Association as your organization of choice for all your eligible purchases.
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. And we 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.
Kei J. Constantinov, proposes that you gain the upper hand by drawing from a life-sized medical skeleton, and learning basic atelier practices, materials and techniques. Learn from a qualified, working artist and teacher within the Uptown Arts District in a live-work studio setting. Teacher: Kei J. Constantinov, Master of Fine Arts (734)255-9107, email@example.com.
Be sure to review the Indiana Arts Commission website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Matt at email@example.com.
APRIL - Native Visions - Native American Exhibit
MAY - Seeing Red (member/guest exhibit)
JUNE - A State of Mind (member-guest exhibit)
JULY - Water Works (An All Painting member exhibit)
AUGUST - Pattern, Light, Color (regional juried competition)
SEPTEMBER - Lyrical Suites (Photography, member-guest exhibit)
OCTOBER - La Nouvelle Femme (member-guest exhibit)
NOVEMBER - Small Wonders (member exhibit)
DECEMBER - Annual Holiday Exhibit (member 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 Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!