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.
Larry Jensen has a new website! It can be seen at https://www.larswoodsculptor.com/ for his latest creations in wood.
Turtel Onli announces that he is in a process to expand his Rhythmic Textile collection of future-primitif wall hangings which he started in the late 1980s. In doing this, he has contracted the very talented master quilter, Patrick Whalen, of the Quilter's Apothecary based in Michigan City. These images are begun by Onli and Whalen completes the quilting visual narrative and finishings. Below is a sample of a resulting work. "Rhythmistic Baule" is being considered for a group exhibition at the Oberlin College Annual Quilt Exhibition in 2018. It was recently exhibited in the Thomas McCormick Gallery of the ArtSpace.
Anneke Dekker (ANKO) has announced that her new website is live and flourishing. http://www.ankoarts.com
MOVABLE ART FEAST - 4-Gallery Pop-Up
On Sunday, December 3rd, the "Movable Art Feast" is back in the form of a 4-Gallery Art Pop-Up event that is not to be missed and will be featuring small works and unique gifts by local and regional artists from each gallery. Go north up Franklin Street, Michigan City, meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments at each Gallery to keep you happy, warm and re-fueled.
Blink Contemporary Art - 1709 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN
The Nest - 803 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN
Southern Shore Art Association - 724 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN
Brabant Projects - 617 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN.
Kimberly Beck's oil painting, Nocturne Tyto Alba, (shown here) was juried into the South Shore Arts 74th Annual Salon Show and won a Merit Award. It was also selected as a finalist in the 2017 Richeson 75 Animal, Birds & Wildlife Online Exhibition which opens online December 1st.
Her painting “Red Guitar” was juried into the 2017 Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait Exhibition and is on display at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
She will also be selling Limited Edition Giclees and Fine Art Cards at the Brushwood Center Holiday Market at Ryerson Woods 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, Illinois 60015. The Holiday sale will take place Saturday, December 9th, 10-8 pm and Sunday, December 10, 12-4pm. A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods.
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.
Duneland Plein Air Painters
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.
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.
January -- Closed
February - March -- Visions
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!